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Nigerian scam, To the extreme

Nigerian scam, To the extreme

Postby j0k3rk1ll3r » Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:11 am

Hey guys, I was Yahoo messenger today when i got an add buddy from some woman claiming to have 55 million in the bank in "nigeria" the only problem was that they needed some one from the US to help along the process... check out this letter she sent me from user "mrsdebbie_idris" So she sends me an email and this is what i get, Tell me what you think? :


Hello,I am Debbie,I am here concerning a very serious and pressing matter.........concerning our company which i will want you to be the newly appointed Personal Assistant,The stakes involved is
$55m and you will be paid $2m straight ahead because we need to clear the $55m into the USA from Nigeria for some reasons,i only want a trust worthy person to im me back.I already have a lawyer who
will do it all without any stress on your part and the time frame is just 2 weeks. My lawyer's e-mail address is muchochambers2@yahoo.com,email him an introductory note and he will explain more,,,,a reward of $2m awaits the most trusted and competent applicant/person.

Let me tell u,the $55m was for the firm of my late husband,who has died,the funds are much,this just part and we decided to move this into the usa for some reasons,cos my late husbands extended family
is battling me seriously,so i need to move this out of the country,and my lawyer advised that i get someone i can trust so that he will be the new P.A because he will be called by the bank for verification and he will say the funds are needed for a specific project and all that.Thats what i mean
and after that,the money will get into the Offshore acc we shall set up in due course,and i am needing you as the Bank has said a USA based person will have to be involved.

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Postby coreyw2000 » Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:16 am

Its SO a scam. What kind of person would email a random person and say "I need you to take control of 55 million dollars?"
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my point exactly

Postby j0k3rk1ll3r » Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:20 am

coreyw2000 wrote:Its SO a scam. What kind of person would email a random person and say "I need you to take control of 55 million dollars?"


My point exactly, :() Not only did she send me an email, But IM'ed me too with all the info... im just like WTF... man those scamsters are getting good!
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Postby coreyw2000 » Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:25 am

Oh... oops. Yea I got that one like a year ago.
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Postby 10pair » Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:30 am

I think it's called a Nigerian 419 scam. There's a government department to report it to I think, if you're in The States (loads of folks have lost money and worse)

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Postby jasarien » Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:57 am

lol, If I were going to run a scam I'd at least make it look half professional :P Maybe add a heading, some contact info, sign it properly.. hehe

Sometimes I wonder how stupid you have to be to fall for one of these... and then I wonder if anyone actually has... :confused


...... And why is it always Nigeria? :eek:
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Postby Albinoni » Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:12 am

Any email I recv from Nigeria or thereabouts is a total bloody scam and it goes straight into the trash can.

Lucky though I've never had one.
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Postby Absolute-Zero » Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:52 am

jasarien wrote:...why is it always Nigeria? :eek:


There's kind of a debate as to where this type of scam originated, one story is that it developed in Nigeria from a different type of fraud used by Nigerian Petroleum companies back in the 1970s.

They actually take place in lots of different countries but, most notably, seem to be more heavily concentrated around the African Nations.

The reason they are referred to as Nigerian or 419 Scams is because they've now been 'named' after the section of the Nigerian Criminal Code that they violate. The real, if you like, 'technical', term for this is an Advanced Fee Fraud.

So, there you go, one short history lesson! :P
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Postby isus » Thu Sep 21, 2006 2:54 pm

Its a scam. There are tons of them in the paper here locally and on a lot of the find a job websites like career builder and monster. So person wants you to be their international lieazon. They send you a money order, you cash it and send them 90% keeping 10% or what ever amount they work out. By the time your employer gets the 90% you get a call from your bank telling you it was a fraudulent money order. I got hit with a similar version of this scam from some idiot from nigeria where he sent me a us postal money order for $850 for some stereo equipment. I cashed the money order and a few days later I got the call from the bank. Luckily I recovered my equipment without loss, but it could have been bad.
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Postby wase4711 » Thu Sep 21, 2006 7:41 pm

I get one or two of these every week or 2...
Eitehr report it to the government, or just delete it..
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