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jungle
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Posted: 2005-04-19 10:59

this was a new one, at least for me...i guess iraq is where it's at, right?  i was actually going to wire him all my savings, but the performance fees (he keeps 75%) seem kind of steep, even for a FoFoF type deal...

Your Excellency Sir,
I know that this letter will come to you as a surprise.I am william
smith, the only survivrng son of Mohammed william, who died on December
17th, 2003 over the trouble that is going on in my country between America
and other militant group who are loyalists of Saddam Hussein. As you
can understand, I am from Iraq. Before my father died he told me about
US$75.5 Million he deposited with a security company in Dubai and he
handed over the certificate of deposit to me.
At present, I am in search of anybody who would assist to transfer the
money into his account for me to come over there and invest as well as
i complete my education.I got your contact details through from the
net. Dont be worried because i am contacting you in good faith.I confided
your reliability and capability of handling this transaction in me.
If my proposition is considered, for assistin! g me to transfer this
money to your account, we will offer you 20% of the total fund, and 5% of
the total will be set aside to cover any expences incurred during this
transaction, 75% will be for my family to invest in your country under
your supervision.
For detailed information, you can contact me direct.
I would appreciate confidentiality and honesty in our correspondence.
your immediate response will be highly welcomed.
Best regards.
WILLIAM SMITH
(FOR FAMILY)


kr
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Posted: 2005-04-19 14:01
I just got one from Angola but it didn't mention Marburg - guess they don't have that option in their 'mad libs'.  Plus you were offered more money than me you lucky dog.  Anyhow, I was going to play along but got bored thinking about it, so I just sent him a truly unpostable response (something along the lines of 'yeah ok send the money to my account #419-419419, you #$%^*&^' but even worse actually).

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jungle
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Posted: 2005-04-19 14:46
btw, is william smith a traditional iraqi name?  Tongue out

"i used to think north was east. but it's not."

kr
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Posted: 2005-04-19 15:54

how can you possibly debate this - he is the only son of Mohammed William, a very common name in those parts!

yours truly,

Saddam Smith


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opmtrader
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Posted: 2005-04-19 18:12
One of the tip offs that this is from Africa is that the name is in all caps. I didn't realize this until recently but I think that is customary. I noticed that a man who I've worked with who is originally from Africa does the same thing.

kr
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Posted: 2005-04-27 17:03


FROM: MOHAMMED ABDUL SOUTH AFRICA HELLO MY DEAR,   You may be suprised to recieve this letter since you don't know me personally. I am mr MOHAMMED ABDUL the son of Dr.YUSUF ABDUL, who was recently murdered in the land dispute in Zimbabwe. Your contact was availed to me by the chamber of commerce.   ButI was assured That you are reputable and trustworthy if you will be of assistance. My late father, was among the few black Zimbabwean rich farmers murdered in cold blood by the agents of the ruling government of President Robert Mugabe. For his alleged support and sympathy for the Zimbabwean Opposition party controlled by the whites. Before his death, he had taken me to Johannesburg to deposit the sum of US$ 17.5 Million dolars Seventeen Million Five Hundred United States Dollars with a security and finance company as if he foresaw the looming danger in Zimbabwe. The money was deposited in a box as a consignment, to the security company to avoid seizure, and also to avoid much demurrage from the security company. This money was given to my father by president Mugabe for investment purpose while they were still in good terms.This land problem arose when President Robert Mugabe introduced a new land act, which wholly affected the rich farmers, and some few blacks eventually vehemently condemned the modus operandi adopted by the government. And that resulted to rampant killing and mob actions by the veterans and some political thugs precisely, more than thirty-one(31) people have been killed.   Heads of government from Western World, especially Britain and United States of America have voiced their condemnation of Mugabe's plan subsequently, the South African Development Community (S.A.D.C) has continuously supported Mugabe's new land reform act. It is against this background that I and my family who are currently staying in South Africa have decided to transfer my fathers's money into a foreign account. As the eldest son of my father, I am saddled with the responsibility of seeking an account where this money could be transferred without the knowledge of my government who had tactically freezing our family wealth and South African Government seems to be playing alongside with them.We have decided not to invest this money in South Africa for the fear of seizure and encountering the same experience in future,since both countries have almost the same political history.More so, the South African Foreign Exchange Policy does not allow such investment hence I am an asylum seeker. As a business man I should entrust my future and that of my family on his hands, I should let you know that this transaction is risk free. we have unanimously agreed that you will be entitled to 20% of the money when successfully receive it in your account. The nature of your business is not relevant to the successful execution of this transaction.   Therefore if you accept to assist my family, we are willing to accept any reasonable condition you may deem necessary,and we can as well go into partnership business with you. please reply immediately to facilitate immediate action toward the transaction,If this proposal is acceptable to you,kindly provide me with your personal telephone and fax through my E-mail box for immediate commencement of the transaction. mohammed_abdul12002yahooco.uk. Remember this business is highly confidential and shall be kept within you alone.  Best regards,  Mr.MOHAMMED ABDUL.  [for the family]

Send instant messages to your online friends http://uk.messenger.yahoo.com


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jungle
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Posted: 2005-04-27 17:24

this was from germany.  well, it purports to be from germany.

Greetings from Berlin.

The purpose of my writing to you is because I am searching for a foreign business partner who is in a position to assist me with an urgent business proposal, as time is not on my side. A partner, who understands what confidentiality means and who has the necessary facilities required in embarking on this important venture.

I am a manager with a Trust Company here in Berlin. We had a foreign customer who deposited a huge sum of money with us, who later died as a result of a car crash in Valencia in November, 2001. Since the death of this customer, I personally have watched with keen interest to see the next of kin but all has proved abortive as no one has come to claim her funds of 25 Million Euro deposited with the company in 2000. This is the exact amount in Euro after conversion in 2002 from the $US32.7m originally deposited. It is for this reason that I am contacting you and I am revealing all this to you with the belief that you will never let me down in this business.

For your active participation, I have two options of payment for you. Firstly you can choose to have Eight Million Euro of the money for your assistance or you can go into partnership with me for the proper and profitable investment of the entire money in your country. Of course, the investment must be under your direct management and supervision. As soon as we have seen to the successful transfer of these funds, I will meet you in your country for proper discussion and disbursement. We will then agree on how best to invest most of my share in your country if you chose this option.

To facilitate the immediate transfer of this fund to your account as arranged, indicate your full names, your private telephone, fax numbers and location where the money will be remitted. I will instruct you on the next step to take.

Note that this business is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any fear, as the whole required arrangement has been made for the transfer.

I look forward to your earliest response.

Yours faithfully,
Michael Wunderlich


the war is within

kr
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Posted: 2005-04-29 17:59
aaaahahahaha me and my poor taste in humor (read from bottom to top)



Subject: Re: INVITATION FOR A FORIEGN BUSINESS PARTNER Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 15:46:23 +0100 (BST)
From: mohammed abdul
To: KR
I THOUGHT THAT YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN ======================

KR <krcapitalstructuredemolitioncom> wrote:
Excuse me sir, but are you a homosexual? Because I can only aid these kinds of people. Please
advise.

Thank you dear

----- Original Message -----
From: mohammed abdul
To: mohammed_abdul12002yahooco.uk
Sent: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 13:34:51 +0100 (BST)
Subject: INVITATION FOR A FORIEGN BUSINESS PARTNER

FROM: MOHAMMED ABDUL
SOUTH AFRICA
HELLO MY DEAR,

You may be suprised to recieve this letter since you don't know me personally. I am mr MOHAMMED
ABDUL the son of Dr.YUSUF ABDUL, who was recently murdered in the land dispute in Zimbabwe. Your
contact was availed to me by the chamber of commerce.

. . . (see below)

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LondonPete


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Posted: 2005-05-05 04:17

419 is REALLY passé it seems.

Dear Brother In Christ,

Greetings to you in Jesus Name.
By the grace of God, I am now a born again of God and I am using this means
to ask for your
kind assistance of sending me one giant print bible because of my sight to
study
God's word daily.

And if you have other books and tapes, kindly add it to the Bible for me.

God Bless you as you help me to study God's word daily.

As soon as the Materials are shipped,please contact me via my new e-mail box

workingforchrist4lifeyahoocom

Your Son in Christ,

Ogie Frank
c/o P.O Box 8116
Benin City
Edo State
Nigeria.


You might very well think that, I couldn't possibly comment.

Graeme


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Posted: 2006-02-26 08:45

London is now a city in Nigeria it would seem. You folks there can let us know if any of the address/telephone numbers etc are genuine, or the UK version of US 555 numbers....

The British Gaming Board.

72 New Bond Street London,

United Kingdom W1S 1RR

Your Ref: BAL/198243108/05/DON. Batch: 15/00/4774

Dear Winner:

We happily announce to you the draw of the British Gaming Board E-Lottery Promotions held on the 10th of  February 2006, in London. Your e-mail address attached to an electronically generated ticket, E-ticket number: 56475611545188 with Serial number 19445/12 drew the lucky numbers: 23-6-89-16-54-1, which subsequently won you the E-lottery Prize in the 2nd category. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of US$2, 500, 000.00 (Two Million, and Five Hundred Thousand, United States Dollars) now credited to file BAL/198243108/05/DON.

This is from a total cash prize of US$80,000.000.00 (Eighty Million United State Dollars) shared amongst the first fifty-five (55) lucky winners in this category "B". This year’s E-Lottery Promotion Jackpot is the largest ever for British Gaming Board. The estimated $80 Million jackpot would be the sixth biggest in U.K history. The biggest was the $373 Million jackpot that went to two winners in January, 2004 draw of The Big Game Mega Millions' predecessor.

All participants were selected randomly from THE INTERNET through an electronic draw system and extracted from over 100,000 companies, and 250,000 individuals. This promotion takes place annually. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your prize remitted to you. This is a part of our precautionary measures to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned.

Your lucky winning numbers fall within our European booklet representative office in Ireland as indicated in our play coupon. In view of this, release of your US$2, 500, 000.00 (Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand, United States Dollars) would be processed by our affiliate Bank. Our agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your prize to you as soon as you initiate contact with him.

To claim your prize, please contact our claims agent with the contact details below to process your claims and ensure to include your winning and reference numbers when filing your claim.

Name: Dr. Senthil Shetty.

Tel/Fax: +44 8701 34 0016.

Email: drslifyukucouk

Middle East and Asian Payment and Release Agent for:

The British Gaming Board.

Note that all claims process must be duly completed early to avoid impersonation or double claim. Also to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your reference/batch numbers in any correspondences with our designated agent.

Congratulations once more from all members and staff of this program.

Yours Faithfully,

Ian Sutton

The British Gaming Board Coordinator (E-Lottery Programs).


Graeme West

jungle
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Posted: 2006-02-26 11:03
0870 is national rate rather than premium rate.  i'm sure we have some NP'ers working in the west end, maybe they can head to new bond street to claim the money in person...

qxy


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Posted: 2006-02-26 14:02

Last week I read a story (warning: in Dutch) that again 12 Nigerians had been arrested for this in and around Amsterdam. Apparently a very big part of this spam is coming from Nigerians in Amsterdam South-East. 
The story claims that the known damage so far is 2 million dollar, with some people having lost as much as a few hundred thousand...


pj


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Posted: 2006-02-28 10:53

This beauty has just arrived to my mailbox

           
   
  


Hello,

We need to schedule a time to speak right away. It's
URGENT we speak ASAP, I want you on my executive team.

As you know, I'm in the beginning phase of building a
multi-million dollar business from home and I'm looking
for 3 or 4 sharp people to work with. Make no mistake
about this, the income levels are SPECTACULAR (like
multiple 6 figures).

There are at least 3 exotic vacations per year and a
performance bonus paid quarterly that for some of my
partners is more than the average cost of a home in
the US.

We are specifically looking for people who want to go
full time (from home) and can see themselves earning a
movie-star sized salary.

Want a preview of what we're doing and how we can
really generate that kind of income and life? Take some
time and browse our website. If it clicks for you,
call me ASAP.

I'm making my final cut soon, so time is of
the essence.

Here's that link:


Thank you for your time and attention, I look forward
to hearing from you soon.

Nate Bianco



 
Nate Bianco · 1421 Arthur Drive · Warren, OH 44485



Нас ебут - а мы крепнем...

Ser Ilyn Payne
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Posted: 2006-02-28 11:30
pjakubenas,

Please remove the links in that spam piece (including the lower image). Thank you

DW


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Posted: 2006-02-28 12:05

"Hello,

We need to schedule a time to speak right away. It's
URGENT we speak ASAP, I want you on my executive team.

As you know, I'm in the beginning phase of building a
multi-million dollar business from home and I'm looking
for 3 or 4 sharp people to work with. Make no mistake
about this, the income levels are SPECTACULAR (like
multiple 6 figures).

There are at least 3 exotic vacations per year and a
performance bonus paid quarterly that for some of my
partners is more than the average cost of a home in
the US.

We are specifically looking for people who want to go
full time (from home) and can see themselves earning a
movie-star sized salary.

Want a preview of what we're doing and how we can
really generate that kind of income and life? Take some
time and browse our website. If it clicks for you,
call me ASAP."

Happyas - are you on a recruitment drive again? PJ, don't fall for this....


pj


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Posted: 2006-02-28 12:28

Dear Ser Ilyn Payne,

Please accept my apologies. The links are removed.

Was there a lot of clicking by NPers?

DW, it is definitely  not Happyas, but I will not accept the offer anyway.

Oh my wet dreams crushed, again Cry

Edi. Sorry for the misspelled name


Нас ебут - а мы крепнем...

DW


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Posted: 2006-02-28 13:18

"DW, it is definitely  not Happyas, but I will not accept the offer anyway. "

Are you sure, it sounds so like the things he (actually it was his boss at the time) told me back in 2004.....

Maybe his old boss has set up shop on his own!!!

Happyas - i'm just kidding!


AndyM


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Posted: 2006-02-28 13:27
Problem is, people are slowly wising up  to the old scams, which is why the scammers have to keep coming up with new, more plausible stories.

No brain, no pain

Graeme


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Posted: 2006-02-28 13:34
It's just my opinion, but I think the Pj story is less credible than 419, and the astronaut one the least credible of all...........

Graeme West

AndyM


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Posted: 2006-02-28 14:30
I have no problem with 419...I mean, separating greedy, stupid people from their money should almost be considered a public service...they're not bilking little old ladies of their food stamps. The people they're preying on combine titanic avarice with depthless stupidity.

No brain, no pain

FDAXHunter
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Posted: 2006-03-03 10:28

I remembered reading some article a while ago about some old lady who actually sold her families business (not a huge a amount as far as businesses go, worth 400K or something like that, but still, to her it represented an entire life's work) and gave the money to Mr. Mombutu of the Nigerian Oil Ministry.

I'm sorry, but I just can't help chuckling when I think about that.


The Figs Protocol.

Henrik


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Posted: 2006-03-03 12:17

I read in today's Independent that the doctor who treated Reagan for alzheimer (I think his name is Gottschalk) got caught in a Nigeria scam and lost 3 MUSD! Maybe he is the guy needing medical help.

Edit: Link


Friendly ghost

qxy


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Posted: 2006-03-03 20:42

Family members assert that Dr Gottschalk promised several years ago never to make the same mistake again but that he nonetheless continued his contacts with the Nigerians, wiring them additional sums even up until last autumn.

Wiring money once is one thing, to keep wiring money for years is a good indication that Dr Gottschalk maybe has gotten Alzheimer himself...


FDAXHunter
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Posted: 2006-03-03 20:49
It has nothing to do with Alzheimer's. Never underestimate the power of greed coupled with a dose of denial. Why do you think 95% of futures traders (or any other leveraged trader) lose money?

German proverb: "Hope is the mother of poverty".

Another reason to like trend trading Wink

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Johnny
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Posted: 2006-03-03 20:51

Another reason to like trend trading Wink

Smiley

 

 


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