17 December 2006

Nigerian 4-1-9 grants scam: Princess of Wales Memorial Foundation


Public Alert!

Nigerian 4-1-9 advance fee scammers have send out hundred of thousands of E-mails and letters (snail mail) explaining that the recipient is entitled to a grant of the "Princess of Wales Memorial Foundation".

A web site of the bogus foundation is explaining in to detail how the grants can be collected.

Victims of the scam are lured in to paying advance fees before the grant is released.

The scam is targeted at charities, churches, humanitarian work organizations, students and randomly selected individuals around the world.

The following countries/states/cities were the main targets in the past 5 weeks::
  1. Canada (Ontario)
  2. Japan (Osaka)
  3. US (California)
  4. India (Mumbai)
  5. South Africa
  6. Belgium
  7. France
  8. Malaysia
  9. Singapore
  10. Philippine
Have a look at the fake web site yourself for as long as the link works: http://www.powmf.org/welcome.html