THE GHOST OF RUSSIANOILFUND

Updated: 06/28/2011 16:12
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You know, it's funny to see which kind of phishing emails swindlers are making up today in order to somehow steal investors' money. This time they are...

You know, it's funny to see which kind of phishing emails swindlers are making up today in order to somehow steal investors' money. This time they are using a name of a project RussianOilFund that closed in the end of December 2010. Of course, those might be the creators of ROF themselves, but the sender's email address is russianoilfunds@gmail.com and the official email address of the project was admin@russianoilfund.com. Anyway, it does not actually matter that much in this case. The fact is that someone is trying to fool you and you must be aware of that.

So, in that email they inform that RussianOilFund was closed in 2010 due to internal problems and luckily all problems were solved and they want to refund members who lost via LibertyReserve. The next part informs: “We already issued some refunds to AlertPay before but can't because our AlertPay account blocked. We can't refund 100%, but only can refund 50% to every member who lost via LibertyReserve according to our current reserve funds available. Please note that you must create an API of our refunds system policy in your LibertyReserve account so that we can process refund to you after we approve your request.”

Then swindlers provide step-by-step instructions on how to create an API and ask you to send emails to the mentioned above address with the following details: your username in RussianOilFund, your LibertyReserve account number, and a proof of your deposit in ROF, including the deposit amount that you lost. If you follow those instructions, they promise that you will receive a 50% refund of your deposit within 24 hours to your LR account. Creative, isn't it? :) I'm sure there is no need to remind that you should NEVER create any APIs because in such a way you open an access to your account. Be aware of such phishing emails!


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