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Old 08-23-2004, 00:35   #1 (permalink)
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Dodgy email scams

Seeing how we are warning others of Email scams I thought I'll put this up. I had a laugh when i got it


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Dear Respectful,

It is my pleasure to write you after much consideration since. I can not
be able to see you face to face at first. Being, the only son of MR PETER
DOUGLAS from ZULU in Republic of South Africa (SA) I am 21 years of age.

My father was a limited liability Cocoa and Gold merchant in South Africa
before his untimely death. After his business trip to Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire,
to negotiate on a Cocoa business He wanted to invest in Abidjan-Cote d'Ivoire.

A week after he came back from Abidjan, he was assassinated by unknown assassins.
Which my father died after five days in hospital, on that faithful afternoon.

I didn't know that my father was going to leave me after I had lost my mother.
But before he gave up the ghost, it was as if he knew he was going to die.He
my father, (MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE) he disclose to me that he
deposited the sum of US9.3M in the one of the commercial banks here in Abidjan
Côte d'Ivoire.

That the money was meant for this cocoa business he wanted to invest in
Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. He single handed me all the relevant document which
the bank gave to him on the day he deposited the money with them and instructed
me to make proper use of this money for life time investment abroad. Now
I have succeeded in locating the Bank here in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire and
also confirmed the fund with most honest and confidentiality.


Now I am soliciting for your assistance to help me lift this money out from
Abidjan to your account abroad so that we should invest it in any lucrative
business in your country. Because this is my only hope in life.

Please if this proposal is acceptable kindly reply me via (douglasfamily01@yahoo.com)
for more explaination and the modalities of this transaction and do maintain
absolutely confidential of this transaction to yourself alone.

God bless you
Yours sincerely
Douglas
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Old 08-23-2004, 00:50   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Dodgy email scams

you just have to reply to that one and lead him on. try con some money out of him on the way. there was another thread like this and they managed to scam the scammers so give it a shot. just remember there is nothing they can do to you so give them a false name and occupation or whatever but just drag it out for as long as you can and get a laugh out of it!!
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Old 08-23-2004, 01:01   #3 (permalink)
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My god that's gotta be as old as the internet itself. I can't believe people are still giving it a crack.
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Old 08-23-2004, 01:04   #4 (permalink)
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I've received the same type of letter probably about 5 times now
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Old 08-23-2004, 19:15   #5 (permalink)
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My god that's gotta be as old as the internet itself. I can't believe people are still giving it a crack.
Even older than the internet. My mum recieved a letter similar to that in the post about 20 years ago. The scam has been going for a while.
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He needs to invest US9.3M to make it in life, geez life must be hard for the poor fella
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Old 08-23-2004, 19:24   #7 (permalink)
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Some people must be pretty stupid if they think anyone will fall for that. Anyone who does fall for it is pretty much beyond hope though.
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Old 08-23-2004, 19:28   #8 (permalink)
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I wanna give it a go... just for a laugh. I could use an extra $9.3Mil
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Old 08-23-2004, 20:32   #9 (permalink)
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Some people must be pretty stupid if they think anyone will fall for that. Anyone who does fall for it is pretty much beyond hope though.

Thats the things about the internet, if you send that letter to a few million people (not hard with e-mail databases) then you will find at least a couple of fools.
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Nigerian scams have been around for ages.... here is a brilliant reply someone forwarded to me years ago that I keep around for a laugh:



Subject: Re: Nigerian Scam ressurected
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 09:21:03 -0500
From: "ISSA GIDADA"

Dear DR.ONORIODE BOBOLO,

It is so good to hear from a fellow-countryman, having been raised and lived for many years in our most beautiful homeland, Nigeria. I want to send you my sincere thanks and gratitude for your kind offer of USD$25,000.000.00 (TWENTY FIVE MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS) for taking part in this funds transfer transaction.

However, I am a businessman too, and I make my living transferring large sums of money from and to my friends, relatives, and business associates in Nigeria. Therefore, I know that you would agree, that in order to participate in this wonderful opportunity, I must have an advance monetary commitment from you -- a good faith gesture on your part -- in order to proceed.

Therefore, I ask that you deposit just 10% ($2,500,000) of the $25M into my PayPal account as an indication that you truly possess the funds and are actually authorized to release them. Using the online PayPal service is a very convenient and secure way to transfer funds. All you need do is access the PayPal web site -- <http://www.paypal.com> -- open a PayPal account, deposit the funds into your new account, and then transfer the money into my existing account, which has already been set up to receive the $25M.

You only need my email address, which you already have, to transfer the funds into my account. Therefore, the complete safety of your account, as well as mine, is guaranteed and insured unconditionally. You have asked that this matter be handled with the strictest confidentiality, and I will agree to that condition, provided that the transfer takes place in a reasonable period of time, say by Friday, 5 October.

If the money has not been received by that time, I must assume that you are not making a legitimate offer, and that you might be someone other than who you say you are -- although I can tell by the exceptional language of your email, that is probably not the case. However, if that is the case, then I will be forced to embark upon a most unpleasant course of action that I would prefer not to undertake.

Because I have so many loyal friends in the Government of Nigeria and the Military, and many close ties within the Security Service where you work, it would be quite easy to locate your office and your home, as well as learn the identities of your friends and relatives.

I truly don't believe that you would want to jeopardize their health and well-being, and your own future. I will access my PayPal account on next Saturday to verify that your good-faith payment has been made. Once that takes place, we can move forward with the final transfer.

I trust that you will not disappoint me in this matter, since the consequences for non-compliance could be quite severe. I look forward with great anticipation to working with you.

Yours faithfully,


Issa Gidada, JD, MMB,
President & CEO
U.S./Nigeria Funds Transfer Organization
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