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Gypsy 07 Apr 09 - 05:33 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 07 Apr 09 - 05:50 PM
Gypsy 07 Apr 09 - 07:20 PM
Amos 07 Apr 09 - 07:29 PM
artbrooks 07 Apr 09 - 07:30 PM
Rapparee 07 Apr 09 - 08:06 PM
Beer 07 Apr 09 - 09:17 PM
SINSULL 07 Apr 09 - 09:38 PM
Peace 07 Apr 09 - 09:39 PM
Skivee 08 Apr 09 - 01:20 AM
Peace 08 Apr 09 - 01:50 AM
Peace 08 Apr 09 - 01:53 AM
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Subject: BS: Wedding scam
From: Gypsy
Date: 07 Apr 09 - 05:33 PM

Got this email last night:



Re: Your services Are needed for our wedding/24/05/09Re: Your services Are
needed for our wedding/24/05/09


-----Original Message-----

From: bamidele fatty

Sent: Apr 6, 2009 5:52 PM

To: wsiliconvalley@whotels.com

Subject: Your services Are needed for our wedding/24/05/09


Hello, My name is bruce and my Fiancee name is kelly. We are Having Our
wedding in your city,the date of our wedding is on may 24th 2009.They are
still working on the venue and as soon as the venue is ready i will let you
know. Your services Are needed for our wedding,i want you to give me your
fee,we will be in USA on (19/5/2009) by then the contract will have been
finished because am in U.K now for business. Am a citizen and my Fiancee is
from U.K.Looking forward to read from you soon.get back to this email address
plz get back to me james_brown0010@yahoo.com
JAMES.....


I sent a short reply, and got the expected answer:

-----Original Message-----
From: James Brown
Sent: Apr 6, 2009 9:04 PM
To: gypsy
Subject: contact information/first payment....

       Thanks for your email am very graetful for getting back to
       me.1......mini-wedding of about 100 invities2.......5 hour for the
       event.3......the wedding will be indoor.4......the wedding start by
       12a.m stop by 5pm.5.....my wedding planner is going to take care of
       everything.
       The total budget for the wedding is $30,000 including your chargers to
       make up to same amount $30,000 for the whole wedding, and i want to let
       you know that my company will be responsible for the payment of the
       wedding as they have promised to send the payment to you by cheque to
       make things easy for us,They have agree to send the first payment of
       $4,500 And then out of this money you will send like $2500 to my pastor
       for his booking,
       Here is the information I will need from you for a contract:
       Wedding Date: MAY.24.2009..
       Bride and Groom:My name is bruce and my Fiancee name is kelly
       Reception Times (start to finish): 12pm to 5pm
       Venue Name:   will are still work on that
       Venue Address and Telephone Number:.
       (To whom shall I email the contract?)
       Name: kelly or bruce
       Address:give tou the address later after you have our first payment in
       hand.
       E-mail:james_brown0010@yahoo.com
       So i want you to give me the information where you want my company to
       send the cheque to.And morover and i want you to know that you will get
       best location for me in your area.And be expecting your invitation card
       after you have give me your full information.The name that will be on
       the cheque and full contact address..........
       state.....,zip code........
       cell........ phone..........
       home....... phone.
       So i will be very greatful to read to your response very soon.
       Thanks
       JAMES...


Anyone else get this particular one?


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Subject: RE: BS: Wedding scam
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 07 Apr 09 - 05:50 PM

Older thread discussing similar scam.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wedding scam
From: Gypsy
Date: 07 Apr 09 - 07:20 PM

Thank you kindly! Just hadn't been hit with this particular one yet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wedding scam
From: Amos
Date: 07 Apr 09 - 07:29 PM

Wat perversity!! To make the joy of a wedding the pretext for rampant crime!! The lowlifes!! They should be burned!!! BEtter still they should be married to someone unpleasant.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Wedding scam
From: artbrooks
Date: 07 Apr 09 - 07:30 PM

Very true, Amos...I will volunteer my ex-sister-in-law.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wedding scam
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Apr 09 - 08:06 PM

Let's see:

James, whose real name is Bruce, or maybe it's the other way around, has a wadding arranger for his marriage to Kelly. But he wants you do the arranging so that the wedding arranger can get paid for doing nothing. James or Bruce's company is paying for the wedding, so Bruce or James must be some sort of executive -- but uses a Yahoo email address. The groom is a US citizen but his fiancee is a UK citizen, so the wedding wil (I assume) be in the US.

Heck, I don't see any problem with it....


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Subject: RE: BS: Wedding scam
From: Beer
Date: 07 Apr 09 - 09:17 PM

What a great scam. Did you fall for it? Just kidding of course. Could think of a thousand things to write back. Oh!, no I didn't get it.
Beer


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Subject: RE: BS: Wedding scam
From: SINSULL
Date: 07 Apr 09 - 09:38 PM

Might be fun to play along. What is the color scheme for the wedding? The bride's preference for flowers? Ask for a down payment for the hall.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wedding scam
From: Peace
Date: 07 Apr 09 - 09:39 PM

If I'm invited, I ain't gonna wear a tux. And that's that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wedding scam
From: Skivee
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 01:20 AM

We (Pyrates Royale) had this same scam tried on us a few years back. They wanted us to perform at their wedding in St.Louis, far out of town for us.
Info didn't add up. They were vague about why they wanted our kind of music at their function. We also were not getting usual info for a wedding party. We got twitchy. The bank warned us off cashing the check.(this was a relatively unknown version of the 'Advance Fee' Scam at the time). When we demanded more info, and verifiable details, the correspondant didn't respond for several days, then tried to keep us on the hook by explaining away delays in response. It seems one of the wedding party was killed in the London bus bombing, so our man was too upset to answer promptly.
In reply we cursed him for using that terrible crime to add versilitude to his scam. We can only hope our curse was effective; and his lying tongue is now sticking out of his rectum.
The thing is that these guys are SPECIFICALLY TARGETING musicians and bands to work this con. Be cautious if you are contacted for out-of-town gigues in this way.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wedding scam
From: Peace
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 01:50 AM

Dear James,

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Bruce. I am going to find you and collect the fee in blood you syphilitic scab licker. In fact, maybe I'll just rupture your nuts and break your legs, then I will hurt you.

Just kidding. When I send the other info, may I also send you my bank account number?

Your friend,

Bruce

PS Are you a light sleeper?


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Subject: RE: BS: Wedding scam
From: Peace
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 01:53 AM

Was just kidding, James. My real name is Littel Ricard, and I'm sorry to have said I will bust your nuts. We'll tuck them into your pelvic cavity with a spin back kick just to keep them out of harm's way. Nighty night.



I have never understood why these scammers can't use English when that's their intent. Hell, e e cummings I can understand, but this manure, no.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wedding scam
From: Becca72
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 08:14 AM

When I read the thread title my mind went in a totally different direction. Dad, Jacqui...you know what I'm talkin' about. Nudge nudge, wink wink. :-)


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