Fraud Bulletin Alert

Nigerian Scam people approaching members by EMail

Hello Gary,

I just wanted to forward this reply to one of my ads on iciworld. It is a Nigerian fraud type letter and unfortunately they are now taking advantage of iciworld to spread their scams.

Executive Member of ICIWorld

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Thursday, March 1, 2007 05:45 PM
To: One of our members.
Subject: Inquiry re: Want on the ICIWorld service
Email message from Dr.Smith Owen.

Dear friend,
Compliment;How are you doing? Hope you have not forgotten me, is your past efforts and attempts to assist me In transferring those funds, I made sure you are not left out the Benefit of the transaction hence I kept aside for you sum of Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars.($500,000.00)Draft.
I and my new partner agreed to compensate you with that amount for all your past efforts and attempts to assist me in this matter.I Appreciated your efforts at that time very much, so feel free and get in touch With my secretary Mr. Franklin Oyeka and instruct him on how to send the Bank draft to you. Please do let me know immediately you receive the Draft so that we can Share the joy together after all the sufferness atthat time. In the Moment, I'm very busy here because of the investment projects which I And my partner are having at hand, finally,remember that I had left Instruction to my secretary so as soon as you contact him, he will send the Draft to you, so feel free to get intouch with my
Below is the contact of my secretary:
Mr. Franklin Oyeka
With Best Regards,
Dr.Smith Owen.

The above email is just one of many examples of Nigerian scams on the Internet.  In the Weekly Conference Call Training sessions we cover this subject. 

Everyone should be aware of this type of scam, fraud.  Everyone in the world should see the ICIWorld News Page. There will be people you can report this to including RCMP, FBI and others. In fact you may even want to send this page to everyone you know so they also can be aware of what is going on. You will see Fraud alerts also from banks and others.

One of the advantages of dealing with a knowledgeable real estate professionals is your ability to protect the public against falling victim to these types of scams.  

One of the reasons people hire real estate professionals is for them to qualify the enquiries.  Real estate professionals have to separate the tire kickers, time wasters, fraud artists from the real buyers and sellers in the marketplace.

If anyone else on our service receives any of these types of email, if you don't mind, I would like to be aware of it in order to inform our members.

One of the things we have done is to hide a members email address.  However one can click on EMail in a listing and fill it out.  This is what one of our members is reporting.

Management ICIWorld

Gary Nusca, CCIM