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Old 06-19-2002, 16:12   #1 (permalink)
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West African money scam

I received an e-mail from some turkey who I've never heard of that wants to park US$12.5million in my bank account for a while and has "promised" me a 25% cut just for doing this, what a generous guy;NOT

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I can't believe anybody would be so stupid as to fall for this. Is there somewhere I can report this pr#ck to?


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From: "Anthony Osagie" <anthonyosagie0@qrio.com>
Reply-To: anthonyosagie0@qrio.com
To: XXX@XXX.au
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 11:36:35 -0700
Subject: Venture Proposition

ARCH. ANTHONY OSAGIE
9 Akinbola street,
Ilupeju,Lagos.
e-mail: anthonyosagie@hotvoice.com
phone: 234 1 774 3814

Dear Friend,

I would like to firstly send to you the best wishes of good health and success in your pursuits this year as contained in this proposal which is geared towards actualizing a project we have contentiously worked and planned for overtime.

Firstly , I must assuage any fears you might have as regards my proposal to you. I am aware of the relative doubts and disbelief this proposal could possibly elicit. This project is real and it is the point upon which all our ambitions and dreams are planned.

Before going into details of my proposal to you, I must first solicit you to treat with the utmost confidentiality, as this is required for its success. Originally, I would have sent you this proposal by mail, but I have been advised that the internet is the fastest means of communication that is why I am using this medium.

My colleagues and I are officials of the West Africa Project Contracts Consortium who are interested in diverting some funds that are presently floating in the accounts of the Consortium.In order to commence this transaction, we solicit for your assistance to enable us transfer into your account the said floating funds. We are determined to conclude the transfer before the end of June this year 2002.

The source of the funds are as follows: During the past, the different West African government officials set up companies and awarded themselves contracts that were grossly over-invoiced in various projects and contracts carried out in the different countries of West Africa. The present government having met set up the West Africa Project Contracts Consortium,which has the mandate to use the instruments of payments made available to it by the Act setting up the consortium, to review these contracts and if necessary pay those who are being owed outstanding amounts.

My colleagues and I have identified quite a huge sum of these funds which are presently floating in the accounts of the consortium ready for disbursement and would like to divert some of it for our own purposes. However, by virtue of our positions as civil servants and members of this corsurtium, we cannot acquire these funds in our names or in the names of companies that are based in West Africa. I have therefore been mandated,as a matter of trust by my colleagues to look for a reliable overseas partner into whose account we can transfer the sum of U.S.$12,500,000.00(twelve million,five hundred thousand U.S. dollars).We have agreed to share the money to be transferred into your account,if you agree with our proposition as follows;
(i) 25% to the account owner (you).
(ii) 65% for us (the corsurtium officials).
(iii) 10% to be used in settling all expenses (by both you and us )incidental to the actualisation of this project.

It is also worthy of note that with your expertise that your advice would be greatly relied on as we wish to invest our share of the proceeds of this project in foreign stock markets and other business till we are ready and able to have access to them without raising any eyebrows here at home.
Please note that this transaction is 100% safe and risk-free. We intend to effect the transfer within fourteen (14) banking days from the date of receipt of the following information:
Your company's name, address, telephone and fax numbers. Your bank'sname, address, telephone and fax numbers and the account number into which the funds should be paid into.

The above information will enable us write letters of claim and job description respectively. This way, we will use your company's name to apply for the payment and backdate the award of the contract to your company.We are looking forward to doing this transaction with you and we solicit for your utmost confidentiality in this transaction.

Please acknowledge the receipt of this letter using the above email address:anthonyosagie@hotvoice.com, phone number 234 1 774 3814(you can reach me anytime) or my secured inernet fax 1 413 677 1709 and I will bring you into a more detailed picture of this transaction when I hear from you.This is to further ensure confidentiality.

Best Regards,

ARCH. ANTHONY OSAGIE>
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Old 06-19-2002, 20:06   #2 (permalink)
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I have recieved 2 of these emails in the last two days... what amuses me is that there ARE suckers that get convinced they are going to make a fortune
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Old 06-19-2002, 22:53   #3 (permalink)
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You can contact either Consumer Affairs or Australian Securities Commission.
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My dad gets heaps of these. One day at the office he rang one when it would be about 2:00am their time and played along for about 20 minutes. When the guy was getting really excited that he'd made a kill my dad said "How fu@#ken stupid do you think I am?" Then laughed down the phone and hung up.
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Old 06-22-2002, 13:01   #5 (permalink)
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yeah it is fun when it is not on your dime.

Funny thing is that a lot of these places/people that do this do it for profit. What is sad is that the 20 minute phone call was probably at 3.99 a minute or more. I know in some cases they charge 29.99 a minute as high as 99.99 a minute. They can put the amount that they want to charge to your phone bill. Sorta like a 900 number here in the states. 20 minutes and that sure adds up.
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Old 06-22-2002, 18:06   #6 (permalink)
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Geez, if you're gonna run a scam at least make it look believable!!!
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Old 06-24-2002, 06:19   #7 (permalink)
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Old 06-24-2002, 06:33   #8 (permalink)
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Sounds like a scam but why not set up an account with $5 and send on the details?
Not that I want to waste $5 but I want to know the 2nd & 3rd part of the scam?
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Old 06-24-2002, 15:41   #9 (permalink)
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Be my guest CSV Strada, you have all the details here that you need, keep us posted...
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Old 06-24-2002, 16:57   #10 (permalink)
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Really youd think they would come up with something a bit better!!!


And those suckers that fall for it!
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