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Class "A" Example of "Scam Mail"
 
Riingo  posted on Dec 21, 2010 6:37:56 PM - Report post

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"Dearest love one,

Thanks For Your mail, I will really like to have a good relationship with you, and i have a special reason why i decided to contact you.I decided to contact you because of the urgency of my situation here and after reading your profile ,I am Miss Juliet Wilton,24 years old girl from Liberia,the only daughter of Late Dr Wilton Sankawulo, the Minister of National Security and former commanding General of the Armed Forces of Liberia under the leadership of president Charles Taylor who is now in exile after many innocent soul were killed ,My father was killed by government of Charles Taylor ,he accuse my father of coup attempt.

I am constrained to contact you because of the maltreatment I am receiving from my step mother. She planned to take away all my late father's treasury and properties from me since the unexpected death of my beloved Father. Meanwhile I wanted to escape to the Europe but she hide away my international passport and other valuable traveling documents.Luckily she did not discover where I kept my father %uFFFDs File which contains important documents.

So I decided to run out of the country to the refugee camp where I am presently seeking asylum under the United Nations High Commission for the Refugee here in Dakar, Republic of Senegal. I wish to contact you personally for a long term business relationship and investment assistance in your country.My father of blessed memory deposited the sum of US$6,800,000.00 in Bank with my name as the next of kin. However, I shall forward you with the necessary documents on confirmation of your acceptance to assist me for the transfer and investment of the fund.

As you will help me in an investment, and i will like to complete my studies, as i was in my second year in the university, when the crisis started .it is my intention to compensate you with 20% of the total money for your services and the balance shall be my investment capital. This is the reason why I decided to contact you. Please all communications should be through this email address only for confidential purposes.
As soon as I receive your positive response showing your interest I will put things into action immediately. In the light of the above.

I shall appreciate an urgent message indicating your ability and willingness to handle this transaction sincerely.you can call me on phone if you want to speak with me on phone.i have no phone here, but you can call me with this number +221 -768-499-637, it is the Reverend Pastor Jude Number here in the camp, call and tell him you want to speak with me Juliet,he will call me because i am staying at the female hostel.Awaiting your urgent and positive response. Please do keep this only to yourself,please i beg you not to disclose it till i come over , once the fund has been transferred.
Yours Sincerely,
Juliet"

Ok, A. Why would a 24 year old be contacting a 15 year old in Ohio?
B. Where the hell is Liberia?

Please tell me no one here has fell for this.

 
king-of-games  posted on Dec 21, 2010 6:54:43 PM - Report post

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Surprisingly quite a few are actually dumb enough to fall for this kind of scam, I remember 3 or 4 years ago there was some documentary on these kind of scams and people who fell victim to them. They ended up tracking the e-mail all the way back to some crack head in the slums of Nigeria and even confronted the sender.


I actually started a new Email address due to the excess of spam like this I was getting, I keep blocking the emails but I kept getting them, I ended up having like 500 blocked emails on hotmail and they were still coming, funny enough Hotmail wouldn't let you block more then 500 email addresses hence starting a gmail account.

 
Riingo  posted on Dec 21, 2010 7:14:27 PM - Report post

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Gmail is awesome. I (expecting something like this) made a backup email if I ever signed up for newsletters etc. SO one of my emails is just a spam box.
 
king-of-games  posted on Dec 21, 2010 7:33:10 PM - Report post

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Same here, I still actually uses my old email address now and then as an address for untrustworthy sign ups and what not to prevent this kind of crap. plus my old E-Mail address was kind of inappropriate for my professional life.
 
RageaholicRick  posted on Dec 22, 2010 9:14:34 AM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by king-of-games

Same here, I still actually uses my old email address now and then as an address for untrustworthy sign ups and what not to prevent this kind of crap. plus my old E-Mail address was kind of inappropriate for my professional life.

I have been there. My old e-mail address didn't look good on applications and professional things so I made a new one to use for those things.

 
saurabhfzd  posted on Dec 22, 2010 10:05:02 AM - Report post

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yea...i remember receiving quite a few of these a few years ago and winning the lottery ones too. i too changed my email address and am quite careful where and when i give it out now.
 
predcon  posted on Dec 24, 2010 2:07:50 AM - Report post

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My favourite is one I received from a "woman" who'd "just been hired as a TV News personality" in "Madrid, Spain" (yet gave me a phone number that would call a country a few thousand miles away. Guess where...). Supposedly, she had two "darling little dogs, a teacup yorkie and a scotch terrier" (how very specific) that she could no longer provide for, and had to find a new home for. She'd selected me from a list of candidates, but still needed me to give her my personal info anyway.

I'm not sure how much a newscast reporter gets paid in Spain, but surely it's enough to care for two small dogs who can't possibly eat up the whole paycheck of a single woman. I'm also completely ignoring how not-at-all suspicious it is that I'm on a list of candidates for potential pet adopters in Spain.

 
HonestGamer  posted on Dec 24, 2010 10:41:54 AM - Report post

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I have a ton of such emails in my Spambox. You can just make out that a scam mail just by searching for a ridiculously high sum of money mentioned inside it.

These noobs mention crisis on one hand, and great fortunes on the other. Really don't know why so many get inside such traps.

Idiocy reaches new heights everday, my friend!

[Edited by HonestGamer, 12/24/2010 10:42:08 AM]

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