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Subject: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Midchuck
Date: 16 Dec 03 - 10:51 PM

Compare This eBay listing to this item listed by Elderly.

Note that, on the photo of the back on the eBay listing, they cropped it to remove the "Elderly" sign, but they didn't get all of the shadow of the sign.

Takes courage to survive in this world.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Amos
Date: 16 Dec 03 - 11:17 PM

I don't get it...a fixed price instrument presumed held at Elderly is being auctioned on EBay with no reserve, as though the seller on EBay held it. Did they steal it??

A


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Midchuck
Date: 17 Dec 03 - 07:00 AM

Yes. That's the point. They just lifted the pictures and text off the Elderly add, and set up a add for an instrument they don't have and have no intention of delivering. Note the payement requirement - "wire transfer only." They get that wire transfer and they don't exist anymore.

Interesting thing is that most of these scams come out of Pacific rim countries, and this is within the US - although that may be just a front address for someone actually in another country.

It's a jucking fungle out there.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Amos
Date: 17 Dec 03 - 08:09 AM

Jesus!! Of course, it makes sense that the criminals would use E-bay to run horrible scams on the innocent and stupid. The part that I find unthinkable, and unconscionable, is using a vintage Martin! What base treachery!!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 17 Dec 03 - 08:18 AM

Has anyone emailed ebay?

I will if you like.

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Mantid
Date: 17 Dec 03 - 10:33 AM

This has been reported to eBay. Let's see if they close the auction.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Midchuck
Date: 17 Dec 03 - 10:45 AM

They appear to have zapped it.

Probably crop up again...

Peter.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 17 Dec 03 - 10:49 AM

Glad to see they respond! That is one helluva price for a guitar - Must be something realy special. Wasted on plebs like me:-)

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Peace
Date: 17 Dec 03 - 12:28 PM

Can I trade straight across for my Mercedes? I can post a picture. It may have to be to scale. Think that would be OK?


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Dec 03 - 12:55 PM

HO & OO scale??


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: wysiwyg
Date: 17 Dec 03 - 12:57 PM

Link now goes to:

Invalid Item
The item you requested (2367102612) is invalid, still pending, or no longer in our database. Please check the number and try again. If this message persists, the item has either not started and is not yet available for viewing, or has expired and is no longer available.


~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: jeffp
Date: 17 Dec 03 - 01:36 PM

I suspect it might have something to do with this.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 17 Dec 03 - 04:04 PM

"If it's too good to be true.... then it isn't true." What's so hard to understand about that? Ain't nobody givin' nuthin' away and if they're making it sound like they are just click on that little "X" in the upper right-hand corner and save yourself some grief.

Anyone who posts anything for sale on the Web with an unspoken underlying message of "I'm an idiot and don't know what I have here and you can probably get it for a song" is a scammer and you ain't gettin' nuthin'.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: GUEST,Davetnova
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 05:57 AM

Related scams are often reported and followed up on mandolin cafe.Brave posters there incur the wrath of ebay by bidding the item up to a price capable of putting off the niave and then bombarding the seller with emails requesting serial numbers pictures etc. to try to get them to withdraw the auction. On the whole it seems to work although some people have had temporary exclusions from ebay.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Amos
Date: 29 Apr 04 - 01:01 PM

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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 30 Apr 04 - 05:51 AM

If I collect on all the money I have won and take up all these offers from Nigeria in the last two weeks, I will be richer than Bill Gates.
eric


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 30 Apr 04 - 09:05 AM

gosh, I miss a lot by deleting my lottery win emails unread.

poor, sad, formerly cynical Sandra, who will read the next email & follow instructions & become

rich Sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: LadyJean
Date: 01 May 04 - 12:50 AM

One of the women I clean for told me friends of hers had a stroller stolen off their front porch. They went to EBay to find another one, and found somebody trying to sell their stroller.
My one an only EBay purchase was a yard of fake fur. I wasn't sure, and they were not clear, if I had bid $13 for a yard of fake fur, 13 per yard for 100 yards of fake fur, or $13 for 100 yards of fake fur.   It turned out I'd paid $13 for 1 yard, hardly a bargain. EBay left me decidedly unimpressed.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Little Hawk
Date: 01 May 04 - 08:55 AM

I've bought and sold many, many items on Ebay with 99% good results. One or two items arrived damaged, but this was the fault of the shipper (UPS) and not the seller. One buyer never sent me his payment, but I never shipped him the item, so I lost maybe 25 cents to Ebay for running the ad. The other 150 or so transactions I have done all worked out great.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: GUEST,sandy
Date: 24 Nov 04 - 12:24 PM

has anyone heard of this one>>>

If I must be fair to myself and to all, I would want to believe that this mail may keep you a little uneasy considering the fact that we do not know each other but frankly, that's the primary reasoin why I chose to contact you. I really am so sorry as I never meant to put you off-guard by what I intend to tell you here and will appreciate it greatly if you do understand totally my situation and position regarding the subject matter that I am divulging here.

The political situation in my country here, Cote d'Ivoire has indeed dealt a great blow to me and my family. I have considered many options regarding my condition and resolved that I must forge ahead with my life if not for any toher thing to fulfil my dreams and the good intentions of my father who was murdered in cold blood by some group of rebel vagabonds. Their gruise was that my late father was suspected to be opposing their political ambitions with his wealth hence he was marked and eventually eliminated. My late father was a very wealthy businessman and contractor and excelled in all his endeavours. I was away at school in Ghana when I got the news of my father's assasination early last year and felt devastated as my father was everything to me. The assailants capitalised on the rebel activities in my area Bouake to kill my father as they claimed that he didn't want to join their group and fight the government hence he would be killed. The governement w! as handicapped to do anything since the rebels controlled the town till now. When I came back, I was advised not to stay in the area since my father has been buried already. However, before now, I am aware of the fund ($17.5m) he deposited with a bank here in Cote d'Ivoire which he intended to transfer overseas for investments which he did not achieve following his sudden demise. He made me the next of kin to the fund and had before now explained a whole lot of things concerning the fund to me in the event that he is not able to carry on with the project.

I have tried severally since the sudden death of my father to have access to the fund but was denied as according to the bank officials, the agreement of deposit the bank had with my late father, I should not be allowed to have a direct access to the fund unless I am 24 years age or I should have someone who is older than the stipulated age to interced on my behalf with my consent. This is why I am contacting you now to help me get the fund released and transferred into your account in your country so that you could have me come over to your country to complete my education while you take care of the investment of the fund.

I shall be glad to get your positive response so that I will proceed to giving you the bank contact details to make the contacts and request for the release and transfer of the fund to you.

Awaiting your response, I remain as always,

In His loving arms,

Dike Daniella Ugoego


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Bill D
Date: 24 Nov 04 - 12:29 PM

as my daddy used to say, "It's the same, only different"...they are just following the news and using current events to do the very same scam.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Blissfully Ignorant
Date: 24 Nov 04 - 04:11 PM

Here's a handy rule of thumb..if it says it isn't a scam, it's a scam...


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 19 Mar 07 - 03:34 AM

If in doubt on eBay, ask the seller if you can pick up the item and hand over the cash in person, then you will know if it's a scam.

eric


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: GUEST, Topsie
Date: 19 Mar 07 - 04:05 AM

I received a scratchcard through my letter box saying that I would definitely win a large money prize (can't remember the exact number of thousands) if the correct answer to the question on the card was revealed by scratching off the silver panel.

The question was "What is the capital of Turkey?"

The answer under the scratch pad was "Istanbul".

I wonder how many people fell for that one and rang the premium rate number - and no con involved!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 19 Mar 07 - 08:27 AM

Those scratchcards go straight into my bin - I never ring a premium rate number, but lots of people do.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: RangerSteve
Date: 19 Mar 07 - 03:01 PM

On one of those "Judge" shows on TV - Judy, Alex and Joe Brown are the ones I watch regularly, someone was suing a couple for a scam on EBay. She paid for an item, and the couple sent her a picture of it, stating that that's what she bought. It was funny watching them tell the judge with straight faces that they weren't scamming anyone. The judge didn't buy it. You'd have to be an idiot to accept that story, and possibly an idiot to even try that kind of scam. I think I've heard enough about EBay that I won't be bidding on any items there.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Scoville
Date: 19 Mar 07 - 03:36 PM

I haven't had any trouble, but then I've had a pretty good idea of the market value of everything I've ever bought and I'm not trying to get any insane deals. Mostly secondhand collectibles and some odd discontinued items (OOP LP's, that kind of thing). No big issues, even with international stuff.

But you have to be sensible. If it looks like too good a deal, if you ask a question and get no response/a vague response, if the feedback is sketchy or old or seems to be all from the same handful of buyers, don't bid. And the feedback pages do show you who the other buyers are. If some of the feedback seems questionable, you can always email them and ask for a more detailed explanation of what went wrong.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 19 Mar 07 - 06:51 PM

But some of them are!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 20 Mar 07 - 03:44 PM

All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria!


True. Most of the worst ones come from Washington, D.C.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: GUEST,Stan Collymoore
Date: 07 Jun 07 - 12:44 PM

I know Daniella Ugoego as pretty nice girl. It's disheartening what people wants to use her name for. Her father worked pretty hard to get her where she is today. Scammers, please, stop using her name.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: jeffp
Date: 07 Jun 07 - 02:34 PM

That ought to take care of that.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 04:57 PM

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Subject: BS: Beware of internet cons
From: GUEST,Blighty
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 09:08 PM

We are all aware of internet conmen, for the past week I have been receiving this stupid email daily from one of them.

Do people really fall for such rubbish ?

From Richard Mason.
RUE 10, AVENUE I4
LOT 88, COCODY ABIDJAN .
COTE D' IVOIRE.

My dear friend

Compliments of the season, Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. I know this mail may come to you as a
surprise, since we have not known or written before.

I want to let you know that is your profile that pushed me to send this email
to you after my three days fasting and praying and I have the full hope that
you will assist me.

My Mother died long ago when she was about to deliver my most junior
sister Chantal,based that i lost my mother so early my father took me so special, because i am the only survival child from my family. I have a grandmother who is no good and living with a much younger man.

Introducing my self, I am Richard Mason, 22 years of age the only son of the
late Mr and Mrs Robert Mason, My father was a gold and cocoa merchant
based in Accra , Ghana and Abidjan ( Ivory Coast ) He was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their business trips, his partner was interested in my grandmother emotionally.

Before the death of my father on 27th February 2001 in a private hospital
here in Abidjan . He secretly called me on his bedside and told me that he has a sum of USD$12.5M (Twelve Million five hundred thousand U.S), deposited in Bank in ( Abidjan Cote D쳌EIvoire , that he used my name as his beloved son for the next of kin in depositing the fund as he did not want my grandmother to have it after she had fallen for the charms of his partner.   

He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was
poisoned by his business associates, that I should seek for a foreign partner
in a country of my choice where I will transfer this money and use it for
investment purpose such as expansion of his existing cocoa business and real estate management overseas.   

I have made an arrangement with the Local bank manager here on how best to transfer this money to overseas. Please I am humbly seeking your assistance in the following ways.

1- To assist me in providing an account of yours where this fund can quietly
be transferred into.
2-To serve as the guardian of this fund since I am still in school.
3)- To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my
education and to help me secure a residential permit in your country.   

Moreover, I am willing to offer you 15% of the total sum as compensation for your effort/ Input after the successful transfer of this fund into your
nominated account overseas, while 5% will be set aside to offset any expenses we may incure.
Furthermore, you can indicate your option towards assisting me as I believe that this transaction would be concluded within the shortest possible time if you signify interest to assist me.


Thanks and God bless.

Yours sincerely

Richard Mason


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Folkiedave
Date: 05 Jul 07 - 03:37 AM

They do if they are greedy.


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Subject: BS: Toronto scam...
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 31 May 08 - 01:50 PM

I'm rich!...

I've just got a letter saying there's a cheque for £490,000 waiting for me. "I have been desperately trying to get a hold of you...this is not a lottery or a contest in which you may or may not receive an award. I guarantee you are the sole recipient...as soon as you return the Enclosed Financial Transfer Document...the cash prize cheque will be sent by priority courier service..."

Strange - the document asks for a payment of £19.95. And also for credit card details...

Seems it's not just Nigeria, it's Canada as well. Here's a Complaints Board page about it with complaints from other people who have received the same generous inviatation. The mystery is, how come the people responsible for this kind of thing don't get stomped by the authorities.

In this case the address is "Hamilton Moore& Associates, Consumer Assets & Distribution Bureau, 720 King St. W Suite 514, Toronto, ON M5V 3S5, Canada." Perhaps some Mudcatter in Toronto could suggest to the powers that be that they ought to do something about these people besmirching the good name of their city. We joke about scams - but imagine some naive person who receives this and believes it. And there must be some people who do fall for it, otherwise it wouldn't happen.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: bobad
Date: 31 May 08 - 02:06 PM

Please forward Nigerian/West-African letters to , PhoneBusters a joint partnership involving the Ontario Provincial Police, the RCMP and the Competition Bureau. Phonebusters is very interested in receiving copies of any 'new' versions of Nigerian letter scheme, particularly those involving Canadian mailing addresses or telephone numbers.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Jeri
Date: 31 May 08 - 02:11 PM

PhoneBusters does not currently collect information on SPAM emails.   
Just delete it.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Jeri
Date: 31 May 08 - 02:14 PM

Of course it also says:
"Copies of the letters (regardless of country origin) can be directly forwarded to PhoneBusters via fax at [see their website] or by email at [see their website]."

Difference between 'spam' and 'scam'.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 31 May 08 - 06:34 PM

Most confidence tricks tend to be based on getting someone to do something they know is pretty dodgy - a bit of money laundwering, or takinmg advantage of someone's desperate need to raise money, that kind of thing. Victims, in a sense, bring it on themselves by and to a degree deserve to get fleeced.

The classical Nigerian internet scam falls into that category.

The kind of letters that arrive in the post telling us we've won some enormous amount in a lottery because our name was randomly selected are different. People who fall for it are naive, but not dishonest.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: SINSULL
Date: 31 May 08 - 07:30 PM

I had a classic this week - a missionary from Nigeria needs credit card processing set up for his website. Since he is not a US citizen and has no SS#, he was hoping I might open account for him under my name and number, I work for a processing company, We deal with scams every day.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Celtaddict
Date: 31 May 08 - 10:59 PM

I recently received a classic 'Nigerian scam' except it was (purporting to be) from Scotland.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 01 Jun 08 - 12:46 PM

The title of this thread is seriously misleading:
"All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria" isn't true because some of them are. Presumably the intended meaning of the title was "Not all scams are based in Nigeria", or something similar.
It's an inability by some to recognise the correct meaning of a phrase which lets scammers get away with poorly worded letters.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 01 Jun 08 - 05:07 PM

Not incorrect - ambiguous, because both meanings are equally possible.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 10 Jan 14 - 10:36 PM

the one I received appears to have come from Australia!

Gina Rinehart is the richest person in Australia & the richest woman in the world, due to building on her inheritance from her father Lang Hancock's iron ore leases which are the largest in the world. She is also famous for fighting her father's second wife Rose Porteous & her own children in the courts, & is not on the list of wealthy donors to good causes. If you have nothing better to do searches on these names will lead to hours of informative articles.

But here she is writing to me, her Dear Beloved, from a Yahoo Japan address, calling herself a Great Citizen of Australia & obviously offering me a share of her great wealth. From what I've learnt here & elsewhere emails with subject Attention!! & addressed to a Dear Beloved always lead to offers of great wealth.

Alas, I can't read her message as it is in my spam folder & when I tried to click on the message a very polite note appeared reminding me it was in my Spam folder cos it was similar to previous spam.

Naturally I desisted in attempting to read it, so I'll never know what she was offering me.

my favourite cartoon - Gina's Manifest Destiny (with apologies to John Gast)

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 10 Jan 14 - 10:54 PM

All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria

Doesn't Nigeria border Maryland and Virginia??

GfS


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 11 Jan 14 - 05:56 AM

I absolutely love the lascivious granny in Ivory Coast, seduced by the charms of the business partner. He must be quite a sexy chap! Actually, Cocody in Abidjan is a very wealthy district, and anybody living there must have lots of money (relatively speaking). I was almost caught by a scam last week. I do my husband's Tax Return online. I had an email with his Tax reference number on it (How did they get that??) and a clicky to get back onto the HMRC self-assessment site. I did so, and gaily began filling in all his details (God save me!) including Bank a/c number, D.O.B etc. Then it dawned on me that the form was a bit different from last year. Luckily, they were too greedy too soon. A thing came up saying he owed £150, which must be paid before the site continued. I knew jolly well he didn't owe a penny, as he earns well below the personal allowance. I swiftly backtracked and deleted all I'd filled in. The nice helper at HMRC told me on the phone that they use the word ''Gateway' to confuse people, and next time to type in hmrc.gov.uk to get to the correct site. Gulp! I'm definitely far too old for this technology caper!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 03 Aug 14 - 12:03 PM

Mrs Jennifer James has sent me 2 emails a few moments apart with the subject -

Please Stop Contacting These People - ATTENTION:BENEFICIARY

I am Mrs jennifer elizabeth james, I am a US citizen, 48 years Old. I reside here in New Braunfels Texas. My residential address is as follows.108 Crockett Court. Apt 303, New Braunfels Tex as, United States, am thinking of relocating since I am now rich. I am one of those that took part in the Compensation in Nigeria many years ago and they refused to pay me, I had paid over $20,000 while in the US, trying to get my payment all to no avail.

So I decided to travel down to Nigeria with all my compensation documents,And I was directed to meet Prof. justice derk , who is the
member of COMPENSATION AWARD COMMITTEE and a human right ctivist(lawyer), and I contacted him and he
explained everything to me. He said whoever is contacting us through
emails are fake.

He took me to the paying bank for the claim of my Compensation payment.
Right now I am the most happiest woman on earth because I have received
my compensation funds of $3,500,000.00 Moreover,    Prof. justice
derk, showed me the full information of those that are yet to
receive their payments and I saw your name as one of the beneficiaries,
and your email address, that is why I decided to email you to stop dealing
with those people, they are not with your fund, they are only making money
out of you.

The only money I paid after I met profjustice derk was just $200 for the paper works, take note of that.
I will advise you to contact   Prof. justice
derk.You have to contact him directly on this information below.

JOAKIN COMPENSATION HOUSE
Name : Prof. justice derk(barrister)
Email: prof.justicederk@gmail.com
Phone: +229 9965 1157

You really have to stop dealing with those people that are contacting you and telling you that your fund is with them, it is not in anyway with them, they are only taking advantage of you and they will dry you up until you have nothing.

again stop contacting those people, I will advise you to contact Prof.justice derk so that he can help you to Transfer your Fund into
your account, instead of dealing with those liars that will be turning
you around asking for different kind of money to complete your
transaction.
Thank You and Be Blessed.


Mrs. jennifer james (Elizabeth)
Trustee/Treasurer, Triad Foundation Inc.
1902 South Wykagyl Street
Tampa, FL USA. 33629
Education: BS, Business Administration


& it only cost her $200!@!! wot a shame I deleted her emails

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 03 Aug 14 - 01:07 PM

Amusing reading, Sandra.

A few days ago, I received a 'phone call from a man who said he knew me, and once worked in the same complex as me. He knew a number of things about me and my work, and I listened to him, talking of the "old days at work," searching my memory for some trace of him.
he finally started to get into his troubles, financial and marital, and I expressed sympathy, but I was beginning to suspect that I never had met him or worked in the same complex. So I started to describe my problems, saying my retirement package was small and that a pro bono lawyer was trying to help me fight an eviction notice for non-payment of house taxes,,,etc.,-
and he hung up.
This was a scam type I hadn't met before. I didn't find out how he would have planted the hook or where he obtained stories about some of the events of my working days.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 03 Aug 14 - 08:09 PM

did you check with the police or a local anti-scam agency to see it it was a common type of call or something new?

I occasionally see news articles warning folks about fake businesses operating in the area. One of my techy friends always forwards spam to an agency whose name I've forgotten. I just delete them without reading but this time I was very intrigued!

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Aug 14 - 10:36 AM

[quote]
This was a scam type I hadn't met before. I didn't find out how he would have planted the hook or where he obtained stories about some of the events of my working days.
[/quote]
Had that from a panhandler in the street once. As I worked in an industry with a very high staff turnover and with a lot of contract and temporary staff it was easy to think I might have genuinely forgotten him. The conversation was very clever - always drawing the names and places from me. If he hadn't ended up asking for money I might have believed him!

I have caller id on my phone and any numbers I don't recognise go to the answerphone and I only pick the call up if they start to leave a genuine message. Nor do I open obvious spam emails.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 23 Feb 15 - 07:20 AM

I found the following in my spam folder from Heidi.Yien-Jokioja. I'm sure it must have been very interesting but ...

Hi

Hi My Friend, I am Cpt. Brian Haggard Clayton, of the,3rd HBCT/3ID Sledgehammer Peace keeping force

================

Sledgehammer - wot a name for a peacekeeping force -

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 23 Feb 15 - 09:28 AM

I have offered to meet a couple of the couriers with their packages of money at the airport or local UPS/FedEx offices. Somehow, they all fail to continue the correspondence.

You show me yours, I'll show you mine.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: GUEST,Shimrod
Date: 24 Feb 15 - 02:50 AM

I received a letter, through the post recently, purporting to be from a Chinese banker (!) He claimed that he had worked for someone called "Charles [my surname]" as his "private investment manager". Apparently this "Charles [my surname]" had recently died and no relatives could be traced. Then ... single account in a Chinese bank ... international people finders failed to find any relatives etc., etc., etc. So, the Chinese banker had decided to take the initiative himself and: "in the process I have been provided with your (i.e. my) details". Wow - my lucky day! He proposed that: "we don't allow this money go to (sic) the Government and work together to legally secure this money etc., etc., etc. He asked me to write back to him using an e-mail address (the only contact details provided) and, of course, he "kindly" requested me to: "keep this communication confidential etc., etc., etc."

I may be missing an opportunity of a lifetime ... but, then again, maybe not(?) ... but I haven't used that e-mail address. I have reported the letter to the relevant authorities though ... just in case it's a fraud .. . surely not?


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 24 Feb 15 - 07:51 AM

maybe you are missing out on a fortune ...

how odd to get a real letter with a stamp! & only giving an email contact

sandra (shaking head at thought processes of letter writer)


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: GUEST,Mrr at work
Date: 24 Feb 15 - 12:08 PM

We got one from some Hungarian about how someone with our (unusual) last name had been killed in a "ghastly" accident in Japan, I am quoting the letter, and the bank in Hungary is the only place all their money was, and we were apparently the heirs. And they had the real name of a woman who had run the bank, even! I was pretty impressed. Plus we are half-Hungarian on our Mom's side, so it was very well researched...


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 24 Feb 15 - 05:23 PM

and the money is still in the Hungarian bank waiting for you ...


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Mar 15 - 05:13 PM

I thought this one was pretty good. It brings both Cambodia and Syria into the picture:

    Greetings to you,

    I know this email will surprise you. Please accept my offer for charity plans, my name is Aisha Nam, I'm a Syrian citizen. I'm married to MR.HUA NAM the CEO of (HUA NAM RESTAURANT) in China and Cambodia.

    I'm writing from hospital in Damascus here in Syria. I have a contract for you. I and my husband left Cambodia in 2011 February to setup our company branch in Syria before the war started. I and my entire family were attacked by the Syrian soldiers. I lost my husband and my children. I am the only surviving person in the family.

    I'm seriously wounded with the hope that I may not survive this severe injury, according to the doctors. I don't know what may happen to me from this time. I decided to use the hospital computer and search for somebody with good heart to help me organize a foundation that will be named HUA NAM FOUNDATION for the Syrian refugees, motherless, less privileged and the widows in your country. I pray that God will help us.

    Presently I can't receive any calls or reply you. If you are interested to help me for this charity work in your country, I will offer you $18,500,000.00(Eighteen million five hundred thousand US dollars) 12% will be for you, while the other funds should be used for the charity organization. Please feel free to contact my lawyer in charge of the funds. He will direct you to the bank and arrange the transfer document of the funds from my account to your preferred account as the beneficiary of my funds. My lawyer's contact email wangalbert397@gmail.com
    God bless you !


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: GUEST,#
Date: 24 Mar 15 - 05:26 PM

Hold out for 25% Joe. Twelve percent is a rip.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: frogprince
Date: 24 Mar 15 - 05:59 PM

I've had a telephone call twice recently that ticked me off just a little more than the perennial "congratulations, you have just won a free trip to the Bahamas"

"This is the phone call you requested regarding the back brace you saw on TV..."


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: LadyJean
Date: 24 Mar 15 - 07:58 PM

Last summer I was looking for a car. (I am nearly always looking for a car, but that's another story.) I found a good one on Ebay. I was the winning bidder. But I'm pretty sure the seller didn't actually own the thing. He didn't want to give me his name. He wanted to be paid by postal order. He doesn't seem to have lived at the address he gave. I called Ebay about him. I also emailed the FBI. I can respect an honest bank robber. But I do NOT like scammers!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: GUEST,Ian
Date: 25 Mar 15 - 04:40 PM

Back in the 1970s there was a case of someone putting an advert in the paper asking for £5 to be sent to an address in return for being told how to make your fortune.

In return they received a letter saying "put an advert in the paper like I did."


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Mar 15 - 05:17 PM


Back in the 1970s there was a case of someone putting an advert in the paper asking for £5 to be sent to an address in return for being told how to make your fortune.

In return they received a letter saying "put an advert in the paper like I did."

I am sure that that was in a Wizard of Id cartoon.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 02 Apr 15 - 07:17 PM

This one almost got me today but when I Googled the hospital it does not exist. The typing also made me suspicious. Also, when I offered a small contribution, the sender asked for a larger amount. The e-dress it came from is correct for my friend.




I really don't want to disturb you about this but I had no one else to turn to.i am in Jackson, Ohio to see my cousin who lives here. she's critically ill and needs family support. She is diagnosed with (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) - a type of Blood Cancer in 2005 and she had been undergoing treatment since. The chemotherapy treatment was going fine until last week when the doctor noticed that the disease has relapsed and the only way she can survive is by undergoing a BMT (Bone Marrow Transplantation).

My sister whose marrow matched she has agreed to be the donor and she will be undergoing the transplant soon at the Jackson medical Hospital here in Ohio. The estimate for the transplant is $8,000. I have already spent approx. $5,300 towards her treatment. Since the amount is huge, I request you to lend out a helping hand and support me with a loan of $2,800. Since I don't know your financial status at the moment, any kind of help whatsoever will be deeply appreciated.




Your help and support will give her a chance to live a normal life once again. There is nothing called a small help when the heart giving it is big. Any amount will be accepted with gratitude and paid back after the surgery. Please let me know how much you can loan me so that i can provide you with the details to get the money to me and, I will pay back as soon

as I return.




Thanks for your help.

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: GUEST,#
Date: 02 Apr 15 - 08:26 PM

That's been around for a few years.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/virus-spyware/f/3522/t/19528399


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 03 Apr 15 - 11:36 AM

The variant here is that the hospital [sic] is in the US. That, however, made it easier to check. The hack here is that they took over my friend's e-mail so he is cut off from inquiries. I don't have a phone number for him.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 15 Apr 15 - 04:02 AM

A group of Playford dancers received spam addressed to 'Dear Playford'


My name is Barrister Joe Ken I am a Legal representative, an Attorney and private account manager to my late client. In the Year 2006, my client by name Mr. Arthur Urquhart, passed away,leaving behind a cash inheritance of Ten Million Four Hundrend Thousand United States Dollars ($10,400,000,00).My late client and bosom friend grew up in a "Motherless Babies Home". He had no family, no beneficiary nor next of kin to the inheritance consignment left behind at the finance security company batch no xx2604AF.


The Financial law of inheritance clearly allows for the deceased security company to use deceased consignment as deemed fit, should the inheritance consignment be left unclaimed after the death of the consignment owner? The reason that you have been contacted now is because you bear the same last name with the deceased, and I can present you as the beneficiary and next of kin to my late client consignment then you will stand as his next of kin and claim the consignment.


The Inheritance Law clearly leaves the proof of who is or is not the next of kin, to the deceased Lawyer to prove. As the deceased Lawyer,the Law says l have the final say of who is the beneficiary of the deceased consighnment. This is 100% percent legal. As a lawyer I know this.As this will be a testimony for you and me if you make up your mind,for the claim.


If you are interested in this proposal and you are ready to handle this proposal perfectly and with trust, then contact me at once,and we can work out the details, and the issue of your compensation. If you are not interested,and have found this email offensive or you think this is a scam,please do not reply.


Feel free to call me on my mobile: +228 931 232 53

CONTACT INFORMATION IS--------------------( barristerken9@gmail.com )

Regards

Barrister Joe Ken (Esq)


===================


Barrister Joe Ken is a deceased lawyer??????

aahhhh, he's a zombie!

tho it does not mention his life status here Barrister Joe Ken (Esq)


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: GUEST,Ms Penelope Rutledge
Date: 15 Apr 15 - 12:49 PM

It's not often one gets letters from the deceased! Very amusing. Did you send him a reply? The follow-up might have been even funnier. I think I shall have Winston call him and set up a meeting and then not show up. It's the kind of thing that would appeal to his twisted sense of humour, and could no doubt be spun out into weeks or even months of pointless and hilarious communications. Winston enjoys annoying scammers.

*PR


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 16 Apr 15 - 04:21 AM

alas, no-one contacted him - but I'm sure he would enjoy corresponding with Winston.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Donuel
Date: 16 Apr 15 - 05:26 AM

Looking at the names of the folks who posted here a dozen years ago was heart warming. While many are still here but in a smaller orbit, some are gone in spirit and in body.


No one may recall my comments about a banking IRS scam I was subject to for decades. No worthwhile advice emerged from here but NPR saved me and my family from generations of victimization.

Now when we go to court over fraudulent claims against us regarding withholding tax refunds all we need do is say four specific words.
Like magic all is expunged.

Thank you NPR. Nothing can be done for the tens of thousands taken by legal criminals but at least false cash seizures and phony credit default swaps are stopped.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: GUEST,Eddie1 (Cookie lost forever)
Date: 17 Apr 15 - 05:28 AM

Just seen a wonderful idea on Facebook! It suggests that if you get a cold call, put your toddler on the line and tell them it's Santa Claus!
I'm now crculating all my friends to ask if I can rent a toddler. Some of them are actually prepared to pay me!!!!
The toddler could also reply to these Scam e-mails if given the same information!

Eddie


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 17 Apr 15 - 03:41 PM

My newspaper had an article warning of callers who pretend to be from U.S. Internal Revenue Service and collect money by making threats. They especially prey on the uneducated and the elderly.

My beautician told me of an elderly customer who was taken in by the caller who pretends to be a grandchild in trouble. Fortunately her bank was on the qui vive, and when she went to withdraw her life savings, the bankers said, "Wait a moment. What is this all about?"


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 17 Apr 15 - 08:56 PM

brilliant idea, Eddie1 - re the lost cookie - contact joe@mudcat.org to get it restored


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 20 Apr 15 - 10:38 PM

email title - A new life instead of buying ammunition - gave me a laugh as I deleted the contents of my spam folder


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Rumncoke
Date: 21 Apr 15 - 03:15 PM

Those people who ring up and tell me they are a Windows technician and my pc is putting out all sorts of problems - I tell them that my pc is set to go on line at specific times during the day, so they can tell me when that is if they really are 'seeing' what my pc is sending out.

Some of them even try to guess.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Andrez
Date: 22 Apr 15 - 08:47 AM

I often get Microsoft every now and again calling to tell me they can see I am having trouble with my PC. Too bad we only have Macs- dickheads :-)

Cheers,

Andrez


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 23 Apr 15 - 12:14 AM

Tell them, "I'm NOT having problems with my PC..I'm using Apple....YOU guys are the ones having problems with YOUR PC's....and that's WHY I have Apple!"

GfS


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Andrez
Date: 24 Apr 15 - 08:47 AM

Naaaah, when I have the time and dont just hang up and feel like having some perverse fun I like getting them to tell me whats wrong with my PC and having to explain in their broken Ingrish. Then I ask 'em what version of Win OS I've got and I always have the 'other one' and never mind the fact I can call up XP or WIn 7 running in a virtual environment on my Mac.

Its a cheap thrill anyway and whiles away a few minutes while the kettles boilin :-)

Cheers,

Andrez


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Don Firth
Date: 24 Apr 15 - 02:39 PM

Both my wife and I are retired and we usually sleep until about eight o'clock in the morning.

One of those SOBs called at seven this morning!

Boy, did he get an earful!!!

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Jul 15 - 07:07 PM

Got a tasty new one today. Hey, isn't Mubarak still alive?
    I, MRS SUZANNE MUBARAK(The wife of the late egyptian president),request
    your assistance in the Reinvestment and Management of 25millionUSD for my
    family in Abroad and your percentage will be 20%.All you need to do is to
    send your details:Telephone No.,Full name and Fax No. to my lawyer
    Barrister Alex Thomas on email: barralex_thomasbook@draze.com or telephone
    No.:+447035998921
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13398644


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 01 Jul 15 - 09:08 PM

maybe he's a zombie? (see my post of 15 April)


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 01 Jul 15 - 11:11 PM

We got one the other morning. The caller was from India, clearly. Once I got him to understand that a, we were not buying anything and b, we would not give him access to any of our computers, he hung up.

The best I had recently was the package confiscated at customs from a diplomatic package but he made the mistake of giving a legit local phone number. After I called him and left a message he actually called me back to try to persuade he was legit. Guess who got reported to custom and the post office.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 10 Aug 15 - 11:18 AM

They finally got around to using the Japanese Tsunami as an excuse:

VERY CRUCIAL

Actually, I know that this message would come to you as a surprise since we do
not know each other before. I am Mr.Gerry Mallon of the above
mentioned bank in United Kingdom,am an executive of the Bank.

There is an account opened in my bank many years ago,and the owner of
the said account was a Late foreign business man who died in the
unfortunate Earthquake Tsunami that occurred in Japan in 2011 without relatives
nor next of kin to stand as a claim or beneficiary to his
money, and the amount involve is THIRTY FOUR MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES
DOLLARS($34,500.000.00) ONLY.
No other person/persons know about this account or anything concerning it, the account has no other
beneficiary.
Nevertheless,I have been managing the account until his death to this moment.

I am only contacting you because you bear the same surname name with
the late owner of the funds, secondly, this money cannot be approved
to a local account here, but can only be approved to any foreign
beneficiary because the original owner of the account was a foreigner.

I will use my position and influence to effect legal approvals and
onward transfer of this money to your account with appropriate
clearance forms of the ministries and foreign exchange departments.
With my position in the bank, this transaction will take us 5 banking
days to complete.
At the conclusion of this transaction, you will be given 40% of the
total amount,while 60% will be for me.
Note that with my position in the bank, this transaction can only take us 5
to 6 banking days to complete.
As soon as the money is transferred to your account, I will take a sabbatical leave to meet
you for sharing and investment.

I wait your urgent response.
Yours Sincerely,
Mr.Gerry


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 10 Aug 15 - 09:39 PM

of course, you have urgently responded to Mr.Gerry's VERY CRUCIAL email


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 10 Aug 15 - 09:41 PM

NOT!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Andrez
Date: 11 Aug 15 - 05:00 AM

Here's a potentially useful resource courtesy of the Aussie Government. Enjoy.

The Little Black Book Of Scams

Cheers,

Andrez


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: frogprince
Date: 11 Aug 15 - 03:10 PM

For long months, I've been getting the same robocall: "This is your final notice; there is nothing wrong with your current credit card account, but..." Until quite recently, I usually got the phone back down before it got past the first couple of words. The calls went on and on. Then I found an old coach's whistle kicking around the house. I put it by the phone. If I hit button one for a live rep, I would be told how many calls were ahead of me. If it was two or three, I waited with the whistle... I was hoping word would get around, but instead the calls escalated to two or three a day. I decided to try "signing up" with totally bogus id and information. If they caught on, I would ask why they would object to my lying to them once, after they lied to me a hundred or more times. So, I got a live rep: "Hello; do you have over $2,000 in credit card debt?" I blurted out "no". He had hung up before I could finish the "O", and it's been weeks with no more of the call. I obviously wasn't worthy of their helpful service.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 11 Aug 15 - 08:23 PM

Thanks, I have shared it out with my union.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 11 Dec 15 - 09:34 AM

must be time to revive this thread -

I received an email from Eve, with the subject Foot Disease-Eve -
hello sir/madam Nice to meet you. This is Eve from (a Chinese company which makes aesthetics and medical equipment)

the other emails in my spam folder are not so interesting


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 11 Dec 15 - 11:32 PM

Got a phone call today telling me that my application for a payday loan had been approved and all I had to do was give them some info so they could deposit the money in my account. When I told them I had not applied for the loan, they hung up.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: GUEST,Ewan McVicar
Date: 12 Dec 15 - 05:13 PM

When the PC menders from India phone I encourage them a little, then say can I ask a question. Does your mother know you are a criminal? Really annoys them.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 13 Dec 15 - 05:43 AM

One lie that I admit to* is telling those nuisances that call to say that they can fix the faults on my computer that I do not possess a computer so they had better check their database. Then I hang up with no further word spoken.

≈M≈

*I plead self-defence!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 13 Dec 15 - 07:55 AM

If I hadn't automatically hung up on the Indian voice I could have used my very clever plan of telling him that he would need to speak to the librarian.

sandra (Mac user who has only once used the library's computer)


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 15 Feb 16 - 09:05 PM

another gem from my spam folder

Canadian-Pills      What we do at our online pharmacy is promoting healthcare and enabling you to save money

fortunately for them I had a very wide screen & could see part of the message, so everyone can enjoy this piece of prose which appears to have been created on a bad poetry generator site.

Blind, living sacrifice and cumbersome. Molly was elected to tubes once. Regret it rains 158 days

sandra (wondering how it continued)


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 22 Mar 16 - 10:52 AM

today Ulysses Jeffries is offering me a degree, how exciting!

Right your own ticket with the degree you diserve! Don't like the job you work at and you think about changing it for something better ...

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: GUEST,#
Date: 22 Mar 16 - 11:17 AM

"Right your own ticket with the degree you diserve!"

There Inglish degree will certenly be a joy to erne.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 23 Mar 16 - 04:44 AM

back in the days when I was working for Lloyds Bank (in a university branch) we received warnings not to open bank accounts for Nigerian students (of which we had a lot)if they provided passports, or other ID documents with, or including the name "Nintende Revenje" (or any close variation.
Apparently these accounts were getting funded with cheques stolen from the postal systems, and subtly altered.
The usual intended recipient for these cheques was the "Inland Revenue"

My favourite was the student trying to open a student society account for the "Committee for Action on Smoking & Health". Presumably he was hoping to get membership cheques payable to C.A.S.H.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 21 Aug 16 - 12:31 AM

Got one today that is a blatant extortion attempt. By the way, I'v never heard of them before--but the FBI will:


THIS IS THE FINAL WARNING!!!

Attention:

THIS IS THE FINAL WARNING!!!

This is the final warning you are going to receive from me do you get
me? I hope you understand how many times this message has been sent to
you.
We have warned you so many times and you have decided to ignore our
e-mails or because you believe we have not been instructed to get you
arrested and today if you fail to respond back to us with the payment
details below,then we would first send a letter to the MAYOR of the
city where you reside and direct them to close your bank account until
you have been jailed and all your properties will be confiscated by
the FBI,CIA and other enforcement agency. We would also send a letter
to the company/agency that you are working for so that they could get
you fired until we are through with our investigations because a
suspect is not suppose to be working for the government or any private
organization.

Your ID which we have in our database have been sent to all the crimes
agencies in America for them to inset you in their website as an
internet fraudsters and to warn people from having any deals with you.
This would have been solved all this while if you had gotten the
CERTIFICATE ENDORSED AND STAMPED as you were instructed in the e-mail
below. This is the federal bureau of investigation (FBI) am writing in
response to the e-mail you sent to us and am using this medium to
inform you that there is no more time left to waste because you have
been given a mandate. As stated earlier to have the document endorsed,
signed and stamped without failure and you must adhere to this
directives to avoid you blaming yourself at last when we must have
arrested and jailed you for life and all your properties will be
seized and bank account will be confiscated too.

You failed to comply with our directives/instruction and that was the
reason why we didn't hear from you, as our director has already been
notified about you get the process completed yesterday and right now
the WARRANT OF ARREST has been signed against you and it will be
carried out in the next 48hours as strictly signed by the FBI
director. We have investigated and found out that you didn't have any
idea when the fraudulent deal was committed with your
information's/identity and right now your ID is placed on our website
as a wanted person, I believe you know that it will be a shame to you
and your entire family because after then it will be announce in all
the local channels that you are wanted by the Federal bureau.

I decided to see how i could be of help to you because i would not be
happy to see you end up in jail and all your properties confiscated
all because your information's was used to carry out a fraudulent
transactions, i called the EFCC and they directed me to a private
attorney who can help you get the process done and he ensured that he
will endorse and stamp the document with the sum of $45USD only
and i believe this process is cheaper for you.

You need to do every possible today and tomorrow to get this process
done because our director has called to inform me that the warrant of
arrest has been signed against you and once it has been approved, then
the arrest will be carried out, and from our investigations we learn
that you were the person that forwarded your identity to one
impostor/fraudsters in Nigeria when he had a deal with you about the
transfer of some illegal funds the sum of 1,500,000.00 only.

I pleaded on your behalf so that this agency could give you till
/31/2015 so that you could get this process done because i learn
that you were sent several e-mail without getting a response from you,
Bear it in mind that this is the only way that i can be of able to
help you at this moment or you would have to face the law and its
consequences once it has befall on you.

You would make the payment through western union money transfer or
money gram with
the below details.

RECEIVER NAME:Emma Obi
COUNTRY, BENIN REPUBLIC
CITY, COTONOU
TEXT QUESTION:in god
ANSWER: we trust
AMOUNT:$45USD

Senders Full Name======
Sender Full Address:====
Direct Phone Number:==========
MTCN:=========

Send the payment details to me as stated above and make sure that you
didn't hesitate making the payment down to the agency by today so that
they could have the certificate endorsed, signed and stamped
immediately without any further delay. After all this process has been
carried out, then we would have to proceed to the bank for the
transfer of your compensation funds which is valued at the sum of
1.500,000.00 usd which was suppose to have been transferred to you
all this while.
Note: All the crimes agencies have been contacted on this regards and
we shall trace and arrest you if you disregard this instructions. You
are given a grace today to make the payment for the document after
which your failure to do that will attract a maximum arrest and
finally you will be appearing in court for act of terrorism,money
laundering and drug trafficking charges, so be warned not to try any
thing funny because you are been watched.

EXPECTING YOUR KIND ANTICIPATED CO-OPERATION.
John Edwin
FBI DIRECTOR


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 21 Aug 16 - 04:55 AM

EBarnacle, that's an absolute scream! Benin has French as its official language, so they've got a certain amount of linguistic ability (or it's a Nigerian living in Benin, which is extremely likely) I do love the Western Union test question "In God" and the response "we trust" Tee hee!

As always, one wonders if anybody on the entire planet is daft enough nowadays to believe any of these pathetic attempts to scam.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 21 Aug 16 - 05:25 AM

what a wonderful piece of creative writing


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 21 Aug 16 - 05:51 AM

Sandra, what a brilliant idea that would be for a Creative Writing exercise for, say, 14yr olds! They'd have to imagine they were a scammer in another country, and to phrase their spiel with a slightly 'off' turn of phrase now and then, to demonstrate their lack of good English. They could pitch the letter at a certain type of victim, say a businessman or a taxpayer, and use the relevant issues in their text. It would stretch their imaginations, get them to write in a different style and, most importantly, train them to identify and recognise scams and avoid them in adult life. One could show them several examples, such as those on this thread to get them going.
Sigh... I never stop being a teacher inside my head...


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 21 Aug 16 - 08:11 AM

it would be a very good lesson - there's nothing wrong with being a teacher ...


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 21 Aug 16 - 08:30 AM

By the way, regarding the name Emma Obi on the scam for Western Union recipient details, Obi is a Yoruba surname, so yes, the person IS Nigerian, albeit living in Benin.
We send Western Union money transfers often, to my in-laws in Ivory Coast, and the recipient has to have ID (but in this case it's more than likely forged) and one has to specify the country, so Benin must be correct. The test question can be in any language you like, so English would be accepted.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 21 Aug 16 - 07:48 PM

By the way, I did turn this in to the branch of the FBI which deals in internet scamming. The extortion bit goes beyond the usual IRS scams.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Andrez
Date: 22 Aug 16 - 12:30 AM

For what its worth for those folks using MS Outlook especially on a Mac, you can highlight the email and then choose to 'block the sender' as well as marking it as junk mail. What happens then is that subsequent emails from the blocked person then go straight into the trash ready for deleting.

This option has made a significant contribution to minimising junk and scam emails when I check my mail. I hope the info helps someone else as well.

Cheers,

Andrez


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 09 Sep 16 - 09:31 PM

I just received an email from Scarlett Johansson at a hotmail address offering Responsive Re-design service. Hello, I am Md Asif a Business Development manager in New Delhi (India) and I work with 26+ experienced IT professionals dedicated into website designing ...

I wonder why she calls herself Md Asif. Maybe if I'd opened the email it might have all been explained.

On a more serious matter, I also received an email from my ISP (well a perfect copy of their email, which even came from a plausible address - noreply@isp) saying they had charged me twice for my monthly payment & asking me to click on a link to arrange a refund. As I have the smallest service they offer, I wasn't caught by this email wanting to refund 10 time what I pay per month!! Apart from the fact I don't keep anything like that amount in my direct payments account, the link was not plausible.

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 09 Sep 16 - 10:44 PM

Got a call today from someone who told me that they had detected a problem with my computer.
Which computer?
No answer.
What operating system?
Windows XP.
Sorry, none of our machines is on XP.
[click]


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Andrez
Date: 10 Sep 16 - 07:51 PM

Senofou, I get your point about creative writing but I think a unit on critical thinking (especially for 14 year olds) might be of value as well :-)

Then again reading and critical analysis of any speech or statement made by Trump could also be included in the unit course curriculum for starters as a warm up to the more intense analysis of the longer letter above. Perhaps it could be used as part of the final assessment?

Cheers,

Andrez


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 11 Sep 16 - 01:27 PM

Haha yes Andrez, very good ideas there! Imagine playing them videos of speeches by Tony Blair or any dodgy politician in fact. They could watch for visible signs of shiftiness and word-spin. I reckon in today's world, youngsters need to finely tune their scam/dodginess radar. You and I could prepare a super curriculum for A-level Political/Business Awareness!
I also think they'd benefit from being asked to read the 'fine print' in various contracts, and identify the pitfalls. Sky (which we used to have years ago, but no more!) actually reserved the right (in tiny print) to raise their charges three times during the first year of the deal, and one had no say in it at all. Terrifying!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 29 Sep 16 - 10:23 AM

Andrez & Senoufou if you would like more info about Trump, check out Doonesbury where where Trudeau has been featuring him since 1987! I recently bought the book & had a wonderful time reading the old strips.

Trudeau is only creating the weekend strip these days so classic strips are featured the rest of the time. Click on PREV link to see earlier cartoons, Trump is featured almost every weekend. Check out Mudline & Say What? for many memorable quotes, not all from Trump.

thread drift over -

my latest email is allegedly from AusPost (Australia Post) or that's what I thing Au Post means, & tells me my parcel 'experienced an exception' - dunno what that means but it had to be returned. Poor parcel, I suppose they want me to pay to get it back, or click on a link or something... At least it wasn't my Trump book!

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: frogprince
Date: 29 Sep 16 - 10:58 AM

Yesterday I got the phone call warning me that the IRS is after me for the first time. I think this is the single nastiest hustle that I've encountered personally so far. Is it being broadcast totally at random, or focused on seniors?


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 29 Sep 16 - 11:49 AM

Tee hee Sandra, I did like that Supercalfragilistic video. Hilarious!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 19 Dec 16 - 08:40 PM

this one came into my club's address from a talent scout in a FILM STUDIO!!!

yah, fame & big money, tho I wonder which of our 250 members she meant ...

I wonder what "Concern" means as a salutation, To whom It Concerns, or something else


Dear Concern,

I am Talent Scout For BLUE SKY FILM STUDIO, Present Blue sky Studio a Film Corporation Located in the United State, is Soliciting for the Right to use Your Photo/Face and Personality as One of the Semi -Major Role/ Character in our Upcoming ANIMATED Stereoscope 3D Movie-The Story of Ferdinand (Ferdinand 2017) The Movie is Currently Filming (In Production)

Please Note That There Will Be No Auditions, Traveling or Any Special / Professional Acting Skills, Since the Production of This Movie Will Be Done with our State of Art Computer -Generating Imagery Equipment.

We Are Prepared to Pay the Total Sum of $620,000.00 USD.

For More Information/Understanding, Please Write us on the E-Mail Below.

CONTACT EMAIL: blueskyfilmstudio@usa.com

All Reply to: blueskyfilmstudio@usa.com

Note: Only the Response send to this mail will be Given a Prior onsideration.

Talent Scout

Camilia Brunnet


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 May 17 - 02:29 AM

Here's another one. Sounds very official....
    U.S Department of State
    2201 C Street NW
    Washington, DC 20520.


    Dear Beneficiary


    Your ATM Visa Card Will Be Shipped Through USPS To Your Address I am Mr. Rex W. Tillerson, United States Secretary of State by profession. This is to inform you officially that after our investigations with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and other Security Agencies in the Country for the year 2016 and 2017, we discovered that you have not yet received your over due fund.

    I have made it my first point of call since taking office to settle all Outstanding Payments accrued to Individuals or Corporations with respect to local and overseas contract payment, Debt Rescheduling and Outstanding Compensation payment.

    This is to make sure all Outstanding payments are settled beginning of this fiscal year 2017. On Behalf of the entire staff of the U.S. Department of State and the United Nations in collaboration with World Bank, we apologize for the delay of your contract payment, Winning or Inheritance funds from most of African Countries and all the inconveniences you encountered while pursuing this payment.

    However, from the records of outstanding beneficiaries due for payment with the U.S Secretary of State, your name was discovered as next on the list of the outstanding payment who has not yet received their payments.

    Note that from the record in my file, your outstanding contract payment is $1,850,000.00 USD (One Million, Eight Hundred And Fifty Thousand United States Dollars) loaded in an ATM Visa Card that allows you to make a daily maximum withdrawal limit of $5,000 Five Thousand Dollars) YOUR ATM PIN CODE ( 7250 ).

    I have your file here in my office and it says that you are yet to receive your fund valued at $1,850,000.00 USD (One Million, Eight Hundred And Fifty Thousand United States Dollars). This Funds will now be delivered to your designated address or your preferred payment option.

    We have perfected all modules on how to bring this fund to your house without any problem, but be aware that United Nations and the United States Government has only authorised my office to release the Sum of $1,850,000.00 USD to you as true beneficiary of the Fund.

    Note that your loaded ATM Visa Card will be mailed to you through Priority Mail Express (USPS) to your designated address immediately you admit full compliance to this email. Due to my busy schedules You are advised to kindly get in contact with our correspondent Barrister William Darvis with the below details enclosed to help ensure safe mailing of your ATM Visa Card:

    Your Full Name:
    Your Contact House Address:
    Name of City of Residence:
    Country of Residence:
    Direct Mobile Telephone Number:
    ID Card, DL or Passport Copy:
    Age and Occupation:

    Contact Barrister William Darvis immediately by replying to this email or emailing the address below:

    Name: Barrister William Darvis
    Email: bar.williamsdarvis6@gmail.com
    TELEPHONE: +1 (415)-494-8827

    He is obliged to treat your case with utmost urgency as soon as you contact him and fill out your correct details including all reachable phone numbers for him to get in touch with you via phone and email.

    NOTE: Every documentation proof for your fund have been packaged and sealed to be mailed together with your Visa Card to your address. Therefore, the only obligation required of you by the laws of the Government of United States and the financial Monetary Policy of the Supreme Court, states that; you as a beneficiary must officially obtain the irrevocable LEGAL STAY OF PROCEED from the Supreme Court of USA, as a means to justify the legitimacy, transparency and clean bill of funds from USA so that by the time your funds gets to you, no authority will question the funds as it has been legally certified free from all financial Malpractices and facets. The LEGAL STAY OF PROCEED is valued at a cost of just ( $320) please take note of that.

    As soon as the above mentioned $320 is received, The LEGAL STAY OF PROCEED will be secured on your behalf immediately. I need all the compliance that I can get from you to ensure we get this project accomplished. Personally, I am very sorry for the delay you have gone through in the past years. Thanks for adhering to this instructions which are meant for your sole benefit, once again accept my congratulations in advance.

    Thanks for your cooperation as your quick response to this email notice with adherence to the above instructions is highly anticipated.

    Yours Sincerely,
    Mr. Rex W. Tillerson.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 28 May 17 - 04:14 AM

Ha Joe! Typical of scams - the sums of money are far too high. They always over-egg the pudding don't they? If someone had $1,800,000 to leave, it certainly wouldn't be done by e mail would it? Or an ATM card through the post? The very idea!
Secondly, the English is a bit wonky in parts. Why don't they employ a native English speaker to proof-read the thing?
And lastly, they always invoke the names of very official-sounding Departments and Authorities.
I reckon you've got a classic scam there!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 07 Jun 17 - 10:02 PM

woo hoo! I'm a National Lottery Award Winner!!! Tho "National Award Lottery W" comes from a personal gmail address

The email comes from the Anti Terrorist & Monetary Crimes Division of the FBI! As they give what looks like the the full street address of this agency, it must be true ...

it's probably this scam from way back in 2008,but I didn't open it - just widened the screen as far it as it could go


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 01 Jul 17 - 06:45 PM

A friend of mine just got taken for $3,000 USD in a "jury duty" phone scam. The caller pretended to be a police officer and told my friend that there was a warrant out for his arrest for having not reported for jury duty, but that the issue could be resolved with no arrest. You can guess the rest of the story.

Jury Duty Scam

Just a friendly reminder: Officialdom does not call you if you've done a baddie. Bureaucracies do paper, not phone calls. Depending on the severity of your offense, they will contact you by mail or they will knock on your door.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 01 Jul 17 - 11:30 PM

some years back, before facebook, interstate friends of a friend replied to an I'm-stuck-in-a-foreign-country-with-no-money email & sent several thousand by Western Union as instructed in the second email. Bye-bye-money.

Had they contacted anyone here in Sydney they would have known she was at home.

I later got a similar email from another friend's hacked address & contacted her by her other address.

Both friends had to change their email addresses.

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 07 Jul 17 - 05:45 PM

This gem has just arrived in my inbox :-)

Dear Beloved,

Greetings in the name of our Lord . I'm Mrs.Rahab Ali the widow of
late Mr Abdul Ali , I'm 74 year sold. I am a Christian convert,
suffering from prolonged cancer of the breast, from all medical
indications my condition has really deteriorated and it's pretty
obvious that i may not live for more than six months owning to the
rapid growth by stage and the excruciating pain that accrues to it.

My husband was killed during the Gulf War,and our long years of
marriage was not blessed with children. My husband was very
wealthy.After his death I inherited all his business and funds. My
doctor has diagnosed and told me privately what i should expect,
building my spirit for the inevitable .He says i may not last for more
than six months,based on this i have taken the decision to share part
of my funds and wealth in contribution to the development of the
Church and society with major focus on the poor, needy and victims of
HIV/AIDS.

I selected you after visiting the website having prayed over it, I am
willing to donate the sum of $4.300,000USD for your work to help the
poor, needy,and less privileged among your congregations/society.
Please note that this fund is deposited in a bank in the country where
my husband worked, My lawyer will file the application for the
transfer of this money in your designated name and information's,
after my applications and instructions.

The grace of our Lord , the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy
Spirit be with you. finally i honestly employ you to make sure that
these funds are put to use only for this purpose, a good one you can
agree with me,and remember these are the demands of a dieing woman who
has a life in the lord. I now realize that wealth without life in
Christ is vanity and non-sense.Always remember that.

May the grace and blessings of God be and remain with you.

I shall be awaiting for your response.

Regards,
Mrs.Ali Rahab


Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 07 Jul 17 - 10:40 PM

Dave, you must have a wonderful website!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 08 Jul 17 - 04:35 AM

Mrs Rahab Ali, widow of Mr Abdul Ali, and she's a 'converted Christian'!!! One seldom hears of apostasy among Muslims.
I find the religious outpourings in this scam hilarious.
Very few people in UK are ardently religious nowadays, so 'her' words would be unlikely to strike a note in the recipient.

Honestly, does anybody ever respond to these mad scams? Opening the door to one's bank account to give a stranger access?


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 Jul 17 - 06:43 AM

Funny thing is, Sandra, I don't have a web site at all :-)

I think some must, Eliza, which makes it sad really.

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 08 Jul 17 - 07:57 AM

My folk club keeps getting email from a legit art site admiring our art on our website!

But we are singers & musos ... which of course is high art, but hardly the thing to put on t-shirts, scarves & other items of apparel!

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 08 Jul 17 - 08:08 AM

Oooh Sandra! A singing T-shirt would be brilliant! Perhaps one presses a little button and one of your songs can be heard through a tiny speaker? This might take off!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: frogprince
Date: 08 Jul 17 - 11:21 AM

One day awhile back I thought I saw a button sticking up on a woman's T-shirt; when I pushed it, she slapped the crap out of me.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 09 Jul 17 - 10:10 AM

singing clothing?

Year ago we had a Director who was a dignified portly gentleman. He was walking along the corridor when he suddenly clicked his ankle bones together & his Christmas socks gave forth with a very tinny version of Jingle Bells ...

He continued walking along in his portly gentleman mode as if nothing had happened.

He was also know to stop if he saw an unattended computer & send himself a rude email! Then call in the disobedient employee who had left classified Govt info open to the unauthorised gaze.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 23 Nov 17 - 12:48 PM

I have decided to take an "active" approach to a scammer. It will be interesting to see whether anything happens. Here's my trial run:

Re: Blessings   
Reply | ?
Today, 12:35 PM
Birgitte Strange Dardecker (birgitte.strange.dardecker@regionh.dk)

This most surprising, as I was about to send you a gift of $8,000,000. I do, however, need your address and confirmatory information.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Birgitte Strange Dardecker
Sent: Thursday, November 23, 2017 8:56 AM
To: Birgitte Strange Dardecker
Subject: Sv: Blessings

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Fra: Birgitte Strange Dardecker
Sendt: 23. november 2017 14:20
Til: info@lilianegifts.com
Emne: Blessings
Private donation of 2 Million USD made to you by Mrs. Bettencourt Contact her via this email: lilianecourts@hotmail.com for more info


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 27 Nov 17 - 02:37 PM

Today, I received a scamming letter that seemed almost alright. It was supposedly from a fellow retiree asking for money to help deal with an emergency. The email address looked right. Almost everything matched but it felt wrong. I asked her to phone me so I could identify her by voice. She never called but her next email asked for the money to deal with a family medical problem. I asked for contact info on PayPal as well as the patient's name and the doctor's name. The next email asked to have it sent Western Union or Moneygram. Still no phone call.

On a hunch, I called her phone. She told me she had been hacked. I then noticed that the edress was slightly wrong.

It's the Holiday season--the time our guards are somewhat down and scammers get wild.

Contact the credit reporting agencies and put a freeze on your account unless you give them a code which they will supply to allow the use of your information.

Do not open links that look wrong or attachments from people you do not know.

Do not send group mails to everyone in the open; use the Bcc function on your email, not the cc.

Change your password to a stronger code--it's probably due anyway.

Raise your security level. It's probably too low.

Remember--You are the first line of defense against the bad guys.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 14 Mar 18 - 06:23 PM

this is so good I really must share it -

from - Elegant Porn Studio

Subject - Elegant Porn recruitment AMATEUR PORN STAR JOBS DO YOU WANT TO BECOME THE ADULT MOVIE STAR? NEED NEW FACES FOR 2017 Recruiting is now going on Elegant Porn Studios The (but that's as far as I can see without opening the email & I really don't feel like doing so)

sandra (still laughing as the email is addressed to my committee address, but I'd laugh even more if it was addressed to my personal address)


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: frogprince
Date: 14 Mar 18 - 09:57 PM

Got a phone call to tell me that, sadly, Microsoft is going out of business. Fortunately they were able to contact me and get my bank information, so I will get a refund of my service charges.
(I decided this one was legitimate; how could anyone make it up ?)


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 15 Mar 18 - 04:48 AM

Oh I'm jealous Sandra! Nobody ever offers me a job as a porn star!
I'm still getting Spam from a Hot Russian Lady. She stopped for a time, but I'm relieved to see the lassie is still alive and well.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Mr Red
Date: 15 Mar 18 - 07:42 AM

had a call from a lady in a heavy Indian** accent telling me that there was a (something) with my BT/Open Reach account. I politely asked more questions and when I asked "what is the problem with Open Reach" she hung up. How rude!

Open Reach look after the infrastructure and do no "retail". And BT are personna non-grata in Rouge Towers

**other Asian accents are available.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 15 Mar 18 - 08:54 AM

We're ex-directory and also registered on the Telephone Preference List, and this fortunately cuts out nearly all of those type of calls. But not international ones.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 15 Mar 18 - 02:16 PM

Ha! Have just this minute received a Spam saying, "Discrete (sic) women would like to meet you!" I'm sure I'd be happy to meet them too, over a nice cup of tea and a digestive biscuit.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 15 Mar 18 - 05:11 PM

I do like a digestive biscuit - but not the chocolate iced one cos I don't like chocolate (sorry to upset chocolate lovers)


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Jos
Date: 16 Mar 18 - 04:25 AM

I used to like digestive biscuits but I think they must have rejigged the recipe to make them "healthier" (possibly less fat?). Now they just taste of sugar and dust, so I have switched to 'all-butter' shortbread, which still tastes of something agreeable.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Jos
Date: 16 Mar 18 - 04:35 AM

Why is it that so many scammers don't realise that they are talking to an answering machine? They fill up my messages saying "Hello ... Hello ... Hello ... " and sometimes they start telling me off for not speaking to them, and tell me I am being very rude.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 16 Mar 18 - 05:36 AM

Last Friday we had a 'Nottingham Knockers' scam. A lad came to the door saying he was from Middlesbrough (apparently they all say this, for some unknown reason) and an ex-offender. He had a plastic tag attached to his jacket saying Helping Hand. He was selling household items such as dusters, teatowels and so on, at ridiculous prices (eg £20 for a tickling stick)
I've worked with dozens of ex-offenders and felt a bit sorry for the lad. He was obviously a bad 'un, looked as if he was on drugs, and his teeth were all rotten. He said he was 21 and his girlfriend was expecting his baby. I gave him £10 but didn't buy anything, we don't keep cash in the house.
He asked for a cold drink. Apparently they do this so that while you disappear to fetch the drink, they have a good look to see what they can whip. My husband fetched the drink, and when the lad saw this muscular,fierce-faced African he beetled off sharpish.
Later I rang the Police who said Helping Hand doesn't exist, it's a scam, and they're well aware of it.
I expect some elderly folk round here might be taken in, which is why I wanted to make the Police aware and pinpoint the location.
Poor young lad, I wonder what sort of life he'd led. It's sad really isn't it?


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 16 Mar 18 - 11:43 AM

I've been looking up 'Nottingham Knockers' on Google, and alarmingly it says that they sometimes come back at night to burgle houses they've visited, having cased the joint at the door.
My husband was a security guard briefly in Ivory Coast, and for his age is in excellent shape. He says he'll see them off, but he works all evening, and I'm here alone...gulp!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Jos
Date: 16 Mar 18 - 12:29 PM

Is it possible to get a recording of a dog barking - a deep growly bark so it sounds like a BIG dog - to be triggered by movement like a security light? In fact, a recording of a large dog barking, to be triggered in the house whenever anyone dodgy comes to the door, could be a deterrent.
Or you could get a loud dog, to do the job for you - and you could wear the leggings when you take it for a walk.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 16 Mar 18 - 12:45 PM

Thank you for your reassuring suggestions Jos. I'm smiling a little, as I reckon the sight of me in my leggings would scare any prospective burglars away. But the dog might be an idea. However, my neighbours are very close and their son is a great big strapping lad (he's lovely, we're very fond of him) so I'm sure they'd come to my aid.
I could always persuade our two cats to wee on the burglar. He wouldn't like that one bit!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 17 Mar 18 - 10:27 PM

Imagine the result of a call to the Police telling them to look out for a shifty-looking person smelling of cat pee!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 18 Mar 18 - 04:59 AM

A whole new meaning to the expression 'peed off'!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 18 Mar 18 - 08:22 AM

they peed him off the premises ...


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 18 Mar 18 - 09:18 AM

Hahaha! Siamese guard cats!

Actually, I've been thinking about this lad; What sort of a life is that for a youngster, scamming folk and telling lies to get money off older people?
My ex-offenders in the past told me that Norfolk is 'wide open' meaning easy to scam/burgle. Our Police are few and far between, and it takes about 45 minutes for a squad car to arrive from their depot at Wymondham. People in the villages aren't particularly security conscious. And there are vast numbers of us old biddies around, not many of whom have a big, strong, fierce African bodyguard!
Scammers' paradise!
I still feel sorry for the boy though. Wish I could have helped him, but how I don't know.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 18 Mar 18 - 11:00 PM

You can get a Calloway or similar driver at almost any rummage sale. They are legal to own and are well weighted for striking round objects. The guy with the bad teeth was probably a speed freak. Broken front teeth are an indication of narcotics use.

As far as scams, my record this year is 10 in one day. II have taken to sending them to the appropriate financial institution for action and get the nicest thank you notes from their computers. My record for follow up responses is about 90% that have been tracked down by the institutions.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 20 Mar 18 - 10:15 AM

Watch out for this one. I checked with DHL and it's a link to malware.



DS
DHL Support

Today, 8:43 AM

You




Click here to track if DHL has received your shipment or visit
http://www.dhl.com/WebTracking/track?loc=en_EN on the Internet.


Scheduled Delivery Date: Tuesday, 03/20/2018

Shipment number: 859287979262
Number of Packages: 5


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 20 Mar 18 - 06:44 PM

latest laugh maker:

sender - Winery Valley   

subject - Greetings from Mr Winery Valley

I also received a fake pedophile-in-your-neighbourhood message from a very odd (words & numbers) address ending with .tk Phishing economy: Why tiny Tokelau is 3rd largest country domain


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Jos
Date: 04 Apr 18 - 06:27 AM

How strange that I should happen to be the MILLIONTH visitor to Mudcat on several occasions already this week.

How can this be possible?

(I hope Max gets a payment from these people every time it happens.)


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Aug 18 - 09:07 PM

Here's another new one:

Mr Jerry Brain
Today, 5:21 PM
Dearly Beloved,

I am Mr Jerry Brain ,I was married to Mrs. Sara, an executive staff who has worked with Chevron/Texaco in the Thailand for twenty years before she died in the year 2013 during the Spanish train crash which took her away from me. Check the link below for news info on(edition.cnn.com/2013/07/30/world/europe/spain-train-crash) Before this tragedy the sum of ($4.8m) was officially deposited with a Bank long ago before the death of my wife and we both work for this money.

Currently I'am undergoing severe ailment and close medical treatment, and my Doctor told me that I have limited days to live due to the problems I'am suffering from. At this moment I want to use this funds to upkeep all widows and charities homes worldwide. I need reputable and God fearing person who will use above mention fund as instructed, but not to divert it to personal use please.

I need total commitment from you in making 70% donate of this funds to charity Homes, and i will instruct you on the logistics process with 30% balance in your progressive effort on this work. Because I don't know what tomorrow will be due to my current health status.I took this decision because I do not have any child that will inherit this money. But total commitment from you and I will present you before the finance house with details and official documentations to process this fund release to you. In This Faith i need your great effort to accomplish this work only my health issue is my problem now and my doctor will not allow me to leave the hospital.

Remember that this fund is mainly for widows, charities and other related humanitarian services please. In order to avoid breach of law.

Email: brainmrnelson@gmail.com

Thanks for your effort,
Yours sincerely
Mr Jerry Brain
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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: KarenH
Date: 20 Aug 18 - 09:53 PM

We had one knocking on the door asking to borrow a light as they said it was too far to go to the shop (which is just down the road).

Really creepy experience.

A chain for the front door is a good investment.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: KarenH
Date: 20 Aug 18 - 09:56 PM

And an email which went in the spam box starting off something like

I'll cut straight to the point. I know your password is ABCDE (not what it said but it did have a former password right).

I didn't even open it, but double-checked none of my passwords were that.

We've been told at least four times that personal data has been lost through hacking, via past employers, past businesses we dealt with, and, on one occasion, some government agency.

We have different passwords for everything now, and as we naturally forget a lot of these they get changed pretty often.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 21 Aug 18 - 02:51 AM

Joe, I rather like the name Jerry Brain.

We've had some men coming round the village offering a 'free roof-check'. We have a sticker at the door which says 'We don't buy anything at the door' etc. The chap was wearing a hi-viz jacket with the word FREE ROOF CHECK emblazoned on it, and he silently pointed to the word 'FREE'.
I don't him not to be so blooming daft. He was obviously trying to sell something. No doubt some sort of anti-moss roof treatment or some such.
He started up with more spiel so I'm afraid I told him to bugger off and shut the door a bit firmly.

If husband is at home, he opens the door and glares at the person. He can be terrifying - they don't expect an African with huge muscles. But on this occasion he was out.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Thompson
Date: 22 Aug 18 - 07:07 AM

The "roof check" thing is nastier than you know, Senoufou - it's common for supposed roof menders go up on the roof, break a few slates/tiles, then come down and tell you your roof needs mending and cheat you out of money.

Here, they say "I'm doing a bit of work for your neighbour and I noticed you had a couple of broken tiles up there…" To which I ask "Which neighbour?" "Oh, the fellow over there." "What number? What's his name?" and their enthusiasm visibly dies away.

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The wire transfer scam is being used in Ireland in a particularly nasty way. Due to the incompetence and capitalism-worship of our current government we're in the middle of another housing crisis, because the banks are allowed to sell vast numbers of defaulting home loans to vulture companies. These then rent the homes out at monstrously increased and still-increasing rates. Both rents and home - or "property" as it's tellingly referred to - prices are skyrocketing.

So as students prepare to find flats for their next year, advertisers offer flats and ask for several thousand euros to be transferred to their account "because the landlord lives abroad" or "is abroad at the moment". When the would-be renter arrives at the door, either the keys provided don't fit or the address doesn't exist. The supposed owner has of course disappeared and the real owner can't do anything.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 22 Aug 18 - 07:29 AM

Crumbs Thompson, thank goodness I sent him off with a flea in his ear then!
That renting scam thing is awful. But would one transfer money into an unknown person's account on trust? I suppose students can be a bit inexperienced and an easy target.

It's very discouraging to realise there are such dishonest predators about. Norfolk villages could be seen as easy hunting grounds, as there are a lot of elderly folk living in them, and being fairly isolated, the Police take ages to arrive if summoned.

I've been getting quite a few Spam messages in my email box recently saying 'your Amazon order is ready to dispatch'. I know full well whether I've ordered something or not, and these are all con-merchants.

Sadly, my 'hot Russian lady' hasn't been in touch for yonks. I do hope she's okay.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Jos
Date: 22 Aug 18 - 07:53 AM

I keep getting phone calls with a message that seems to have been recorded by those little aliens in the Cadbury's Smash advertisements some years ago, saying they are BT Openreach and they are going to disconnect my internet connection in 48 hours because it has been 'compromised'. As I don't have a BT internet connection I am not going to fret about it.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Jos
Date: 22 Aug 18 - 08:25 AM

Oops - I meant to post that to the 'funeral plans' thread. How did that happen?


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Jos
Date: 22 Aug 18 - 08:28 AM

And now I find a message on the right thread but my apology on the wrong one. Time to do a 'restart' of my laptop, methinks.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 22 Aug 18 - 10:15 AM

email I sent to my 3 techy mates about the latet piece of spam


It was allegedly from fresherdoing.online so I went looking for info about their website & found this. I do like the writer's style!

http://www.ninjahedgehog.co.uk/3919/#more-3919

(extract)   What kind of business has three Marketing Heads (Kaylee, Mike and Rebecca), thinks that a personal blog is a business, claims to be UK-based when it isn’t and uses a URL which doesn’t even link to an active website? www.fresherdoing.online, that’s who. Or www.seoleadsquote.com. Or both. I’m struggling to keep up with the bullshit.

The website www.fresherdoing.online was registered by Roose Taylor (roosetaylor010@gmail.com) but doesn’t actually exist. As bullshit names go, that one really is ridiculous, but I’ve added Roose’s email address to spammyfucker@ninjahedgehog.co.uk anyway.

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There’s a mobile phone number of 07760 195 738 listed for the UK address, so I may check that out multiple times during the middle of the night, just in case it belongs to someone who thinks it’s alright to send me shit.

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and a spammer replied!!

hi,

We are not spammer, we just offering our service.
if you feel that you are not interested in similar service you can reply as you are not interested.
i believe you have listed your email somewhere over google for these services

i do apologies for inconvenience caused

Best Regards
Rahul Mishra


& ninjahedgehog replied to him

If you search for a definition of spam email, you will find that the sending of emails to email addresses which have been harvested online or which have been purchased as a list, meets those definitions perfectly. The only place I used the email address which you contacted me via is on this website.
If I haven’t requested information and if I haven’t used your services historically, any communication you send me is spam.
Therefore, you use spam as a marketing method which makes you a spammer.

spammer did not reply to this!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 08 Sep 18 - 08:29 PM

3 spams arrived overnight - 2 boring donations, one will give me $100 million! (I wonder if they are American dollars as they are worth more than Australian dollars) but the 3rd is different

sender - iluminati (really & truely sent by a woman from domain ch which is Switzerland & used a lot by spammers according to google)

subject - Join the Illuminati Secret Brotherhood and get $3,000,000.00

hmmmmm, sender is different to subject - wow, a typo in a spam email (shock, horror)

It's a very old scan -hoax.co was warning against them 10 years ago. As I didn't open it I dunno if the text was the same as this example.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 09 Sep 18 - 10:26 PM

For the last month I have been taking a different approach--sending reports to the phishing reporting sites of companies they claim to represent. I seem to be seeing a sudden decrease in these solicitations. They are not gone but they are reduced to about 8 per day. Too bad about those lovely young Russian women, though.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 10 Sep 18 - 03:53 AM

I see the UK government is going to put in place stiff fines for companies that trouble people with unsolicited marketing phone calls, especially Ex-Directory numbers and those on the Telephone Preference Service list. 'Blooming good n' all' as they say here in Norfolk!

We're getting that blinking 'Eco boiler' number ringing us again. They try and tell you you can have a 'free' new boiler installed. But it's only for those on a very limited income, and we don't qualify anyway, so I can't imagine what their game REALLY is.

Sometimes there's only silence when one lifts up the phone, so they must be random-dialling. But their number is always the same (01603 390115) which is Norwich-based. We have caller display, so we don't bother to pick up now.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 10 Sep 18 - 02:30 PM

Regrettably, most of those that call, used spoofed phone numbers so the sanctions won't work on them.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Sep 18 - 03:25 PM

And keeping up with news events, here's another one from Syria. Ya gotta admire the creative writing.

Hello,

Please is it okay to communicate in English?

My name is Mr. Jak Abdullah Fraam am a Syrian Widower. I desire to transfer a contract sum amounting to $47,500,000.00 USD Million from my country under a very legitimate arrangement. Due to the prolonged civil unrest/war in Syria, as well as the daily life-threatening attacks by ISIS terrorist group the economy has remained
stagnant.

I've already lost my family, my Wife and daughter to the cold hands of death during an attack targeted to end our family. I and my son were not around during the cross fire. we were at the hospital for checkup when the attacked our home killing my beloved Wife and my daughter and setting the house ablaze. I am in tears writing you this mail.She (my late Wife) was a very successful contractor in the oil city of Syria and was privately dealing on gold dust and bars before his untimely death. Expectedly, we jointly has some reasonable amount of money, which I desire to invest in the Real Estate sector, Travel & Tourism, Hotel Management and other interesting sectors in United Arab Emirate.

As you may or may not know, the sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union have made it nearly impossible to successfully operate any type of investment here in Syria or to even transfer money from here to other parts of the world. For this reason, I am contacting you in great confidence with the hope that you could help me get this money into any of your nominated bank account anywhere in the world.

Please I would like to know how convenient it might be for you to assist me in this way. The entire capital at my disposal is $47,500,000.00USD Million. I secretly locked up the money in a trunk box and deposited it with the Red Cross here in Damascus. My sincere intention in writing you is to plead with you to kindly accept the money box. This is because we cannot do any bank transfers from here following the war. I am offering you 30% of the total money, 10% will be mapped out for refund of any expenses you incurred in the process of handling this deal and you will also invest the remaining 60% on our behalf for a duration of 10 year with remuneration of 3.5-5% annually from the profit after tax incurred in the investment.

I have to take this chance because I have no other alternative but to trust somebody. I cannot risk my life here to avoid an end to my family lineage.All I have is my only son. He deserves a decent life since I want him to grow up in a peaceful environment.I'm planning of relocating to UAE with my son and invest the money in accordance with law.

I anticipate your positive response and on receipt of your information I will provide you with further details. Please kindly reply me on my personal email address: jakabdulfraam@gmail.com

Yours faithfully,
Mr. Jak Abdullah Fraam


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Jos
Date: 22 Sep 18 - 04:15 PM

A month later and "Shirley" the Cadbury's smash alien is still threatening me almost daily with having my internet connection discontinued within 24 hours. Why does she bother?


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 22 Sep 18 - 04:28 PM

Despite the disappearance of the Hot Russian Lady, I now have some Hot Valentines who are said to be 'single, sexy and waiting for me'!
I'm afraid they'll have a long wait, poor lassies.

Joe, that's a classic 419 scam! Would anybody nowadays reply to that and expect the person to deliver?


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 22 Sep 18 - 08:25 PM

quote - I secretly locked up the money in a trunk box and deposited it with the Red Cross here in Damascus

& how big is this trunk??

so I asked Google 'how much space does a billion dollars fill' - I thought it would be a bit much asking about $47,500,000.00USD Million - but one of the related searches is this one about what 121 trillion (US debt) looks like

but getting back closer to the bloke's $47,500 million How Much Does a Billion Dollars Weigh

alas, Your search - how much does $47,500,000.00USD dollars weigh - did not match any documents.

oooh, this is fun, but I really must stop playing & do stuff that needs to be done!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 23 Sep 18 - 03:47 AM

I did like the phrase '...the cold hands of death...' in Joe's example. As he says, very creative!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 02 Nov 18 - 12:04 AM

Here's a really new, nasty one.
I recently received a series of emails telling me that a hacker had attacked and penetrated my computer[s] and wanted $900 in bitcoin to call off the attack. it supposedly originated with me to me and the sender claimed to be an entity on the Dark Web. It forced me to do something I should have done all along, back up all of my data on external disks and record all of my program keys. A friend tells me this bit of nastiness is becoming increasingly common but is not real. The scammer does not have access to your files or camera although they have hacked your email password.

Here's an article about a similar scam.

https://www.businessinsider.com/new-email-scam-uses-old-password-fake-porn-threats-webcam-video-bitcoin-2018-7


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Jos
Date: 08 Nov 18 - 10:03 AM

The telephone threats to discontinue my internet within 24 or 48 hours have been arriving regularly since August. Today the electronic 'woman' sounded quite angry and threatening, saying BT are going to discontinue my internet TODAY. But BT do not supply my internet connection - maybe she is so angry because she can't find it.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 08 Nov 18 - 05:33 PM

good one, Jos

I've been getting some persistent calls, mostly daily around 2pm, but one even came at 8.50pm. All come from a call centre, ya know the ones that you pick up & say hello & there is background noise until someone takes the call.

A caller with a thick Indian accent starts saying hello, & as I always immediately hang up on any voice saying they are (name) from (organisation) I have no idea what they want. Sometimes I let the call go to the answering machine & of course they hang up!

A couple of years back I inadvertantly paid my electricity bill late, adding the $15 they charge for late payment. Sometime later I automatically hung up on (name) from (electricity supplier) who was probably calling to ask if I needed a pre-payment plan! Anyway, I didn't cos I just forgot I had the bill.

sandra


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