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BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria

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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

From South Africa, a new twiist guaranteed to make your mouth watert and __KEEP IT SECRET!!__!! LOL!!!:

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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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