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MoreLiver


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Posted: 2006-03-03 21:11
An ex-minister of an OECD country recently fell for this tactics as well. I agree that economically, morally, and ethically it does indeed make perfect sense to separate the fools from their assets. On the other hand, in 419-scams, "asset manager"-scams and "mutual fund company"-scams, I think the benefiting party is even worse recipient of wealth.


Hard for many to understand inflation, but not for me.

Anupam
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Posted: 2006-03-06 12:04

 

 What going on...??????????

 

Thanks

Anupam


FDAXHunter
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Posted: 2006-07-20 16:44
And people wonder why I believe that humanity is doomed:

Nigerian 419 scams: effective as ever

The Figs Protocol.

Graeme


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Posted: 2006-08-20 09:42

A simple and probably quite effective variation, from an email arrived this morning. Asks for your cc number, your 3 digit number, and just to be doubly sure, your PIN too. At the bottom of the page there is a link to the 'true' site, where, without much effort, one of course finds a warning about such phishing:

 

Credit Union is constantly working to ensure security by regularly
screening the accounts in our system. We recently reviewed your account,
and we need more information to help us provide you with secure service.
Until we can collect this information, your access to sensitive account
features will be limited. We would like to restore your access as soon
as possible, and we apologize for the inconvenience.



Please confirm your identity and Restore Account Access and complete the steps to remove limitations.

https://www.creditunion.coop
Completing all of the checklist items will automatically restore your
account access.


Graeme West

opmtrader
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Posted: 2006-08-20 14:39

I had a very weird experience the other night.  I got a phone call from a friend of mine, and there was someone else on the line, an Indian guy over a crackly line.  Turns out my friend had gotten a call from "DJ Freddy", who claimed he was a radio DJ on a "new station right here in your state", so new it didn't have call letters or a website, and that we were "on the radio right now!".  The strange thing was that the guy was routed through a phone number with a local area code, though he was seemingly overseas.  DJ Freddy asked us some trivia questions, which we were sure to answer incorrectly despite his claims that we were correct.  He told us we would get a call back in 15 minutes.  We ended up calling DJ Freddy back 3 times that night, through the local number.  We just kept asking him all kinds of questions, telling fictional stories about ourselves, asking him about our local area, playing drops from the soundboards on ebaumsworld.com, and generally taking up all of DJ Freddy's time.  We were so perplexed as to what this guy wanted that we had to investigate further in our own special way.  We still haven't gotten our call back.

My friend takes this stuff seriously, immediately crafting stories for each 419 letter he gets.  He always tells him their money is the answer to his prayers, the money most often going to be used for some kind of much needed operation (usually a sex change), he always gets their picture, etc. etc.  It gets real weird, real fast, and it is funny to read what these people will agree to just at the slim chance they will get their money.  His crowning achievement was when he got a guy to go to Heathrow airport to pick him up, then began getting IM's asking where he was.  Q: "Where are you" A: "I'm behind you, right by the ticket counter".  Keeping that up for a half hour was pure comedy.

 


nsande


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Posted: 2006-08-30 22:13

FROM: Mr.Philip James,
Manager
International Commercial Bank.
Kaneshie Branch, Accra-Ghana.
West Africa.


Attn:


My name is Mr.Phlip James; I am the regional manager
of the international commercial bank of Ghana. I am 44
years of age married with 3 lovely kids. I got your
information through the Internet and hope and wish
that we can work
together.

I have successfully and carefully packaged a financial
transaction that will benefit both of us. As the
regional manager of the international commercial bank
(ICBGH). It is my duty and responsibility to send in,
a financial report to the head office of my bank here
in Accra (Ghana) at the end of each fiscal year.

In the course of report and submission of the end of
the year (2004) financial activities of my branch to
the head office. I discovered that my branch in which
I am the head and the manager made an outstanding
profit of US$3, 750, 000.00 (three Million seven
hundred and fifty thousand dollars only) which is
unaccounted and undeclared and of which the head
office is not
and will never be aware of. I have since and
accordingly placed the funds (US$3, 750, 000.00) in a
suspense account without any beneficiary.

As the manager and an employee of the bank, I can not
be directly involved and connected with the money, so
this has informed my contacting you for us to work
together so that you can assist in receiving this
money into your bank account for us to share.

For your involvement and participation in the scheme,
you shall receive 30% of the total money after
conclusion. The transaction (scheme) is risk free and
the money will be transferred to your designated
account through bank-to-bank transfer via telegraphic
wire transfer. All that you will require to do is to
stand and make claim as the original and bonafide
depositor of the funds with the bank (my branch) so
that my head office will give approval for the
transfer of the funds to your designated account.

Note that as the manager of my branch of the bank that
all the requisite and necessary arrangements have been
masterfully and expertly put in place to facilitate
your successful claim of the money and the eventual
transfer of the money.

Upon your reply of this mail and your indication of
interest in the transaction, I shall oblige you
further details.

Awaiting your prompt response.

Best regards,
Mr.Philip James


Note reply to phillipjamesmywaycom

 


"All science is either physics or stamp collecting." Ernest Rutherford, in J. B. Birks "Rutherford at Manchester" (1962) British chemist & physicist (1871 - 1937)

Martingale
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Posted: 2007-05-12 01:18
Got this today in email:

AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY INC.



MOTTO: FIGHTING POVERTY ROUND THE WORLD
Date: 9/05/2007
Ref: 575061725
Batch: 8056490902/188
Winning no: KB8701/LPRC.

congratulations

Dear SIR/MADAM,

It is our great pleasure to inform you of your prize release on the 9th may 2007 from the AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY INCORPORATE. These lotteries are fully based on an electronic selection of winners using their e-mail addresses. Your e mail address was attached to ticket number; 4007453211 serial number 87529628173.

This batch draws the lucky numbers as follows 28-41-22-17-82 bonus number 30,which consequently won the lottery in the second category.

You here by have been approved a lump sum pay of US$800,000,usd (EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED US DOLLARS) from the total cash prize of US$14,000,000.00 shared amongst twenty lucky winners in this category.



All email addresses were selected through a computer balloting system drawn form Nine hundred thousand E-mail addresses from Canada, Australia, United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania as part of our international promotions program which is conducted annually.

This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the communitieswhere they have operational base.

Further more your details(e-mailaddress) falls within our African Regional office in Nigeria, as indicated in your play coupon and your prize of US$800,000,usd will be released to you from our African correspondent where we have our corporate head quarters. We hope with part of your prize, you will participate in our end of year high stakes for US$2.3 Billion international draw.



HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE: SIMPLY CONTACT YOUR CLAIMS AGENT AT officemail_smithyahoocom

OUR FUDICIARY AGENT MR SAM, WITH YOUR REFFERENCE NUMBER,TELEPHONE NUMEBR,COUNTRY,BATCH NUMBER AND WINNING NUMBER WHICH
COULD FOUND AT THE TOP LEFT HAND SIDE OF THIS MAILTO FILE IT.

MR SAM ;
EMAIL ADDRESS;officemail_smithyahoocom

To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, you are to contact Mr Sam J.with the followings details below:


VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM
1.FULL NAMES:
2.ADDRESS:
3.SEX:
4.AGE:
5.MARITAL STATUS:
6.OCCUPATION:
7COMPANY NAME
8.E-MAIL ADDRESS:
9.TELEPHONE NUMBER:
10.STATE:
11.COUNTRY:
12 NEXT OF KIN:
13HOW DO YOU FEEL AS A WINNER:
14AMOUNT WON:

For security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this information confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your prize released to you.

This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this program by non-participant or unofficial personnel.

Note, all winnings MUST be claimed by the 20th may 2007; otherwise all funds will be returned as Unclaimed and eventually send the fund back to the Australian Organization .

Congratulations once again on your winnings!!!




Past winners.


PLEASE DO REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.CONTACT YOUR CLAIMS AGENT MR SAM AT officemail_smithyahoocom


ANY BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY ON THE PART OF THE WINNERS WILL RESULT TO DISQUALIFICATION

Graeme


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Posted: 2008-05-12 09:42

In my inbox this morning (notice the personalised greeting!):

Fidelity Investments International

25 Cannon Street

London EC4M 5TA

United Kingdom.

Tele 0044 704 572 0578

Dear,

This letter might surprise you because we have met neither in person nor by correspondence. But I believe it is one day that you got to know someone either physical or through correspondence.

I am Mr. Robin Shepherd, Associate Director of Fidelity Investment International. The World Largest Funds Management Company with over $1.2 Trillion Capital Investment Funds. Nevertheless, as Fidelity Associate Director, I handle all our Investor's Direct Capital Funds and secretly extract 1.2% Excess Maximum Return Capital Profit (EMRCP) per annum on each of the Investor's Magellan Capital Funds. As an expert, I have made over GBP9.5m from the Investor's EMRCP and hereby looking for someone to trust who will stand as an Investor to receive the funds as Annual Investment Proceeds from Fidelity Magellan Capital Funds. You can view the site http://www.fidelity.co.uk/wealthmanager/contactus/index.html

All confirmable documents to back up the claims will be made available to you prior to your acceptance. Meanwhile, I have worked out the strategies and technicalities whereby the funds can be claimed in any of our 10 clearing Houses without any hitches. Our sharing ratio will be 60-40.

Should incase you are interested, please email me back or call me with my private phone number.

Sincerely,

Robin Shepherd


Graeme West

Reg


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Posted: 2008-09-23 14:06

Let's hope this isn't one of them:

 

Nigerian Business Group Nears Bid for Newcastle Soccer Team
2008-09-23 11:13:57.860 GMT


By Tariq Panja
     Sept. 23 (Bloomberg) -- A group of Nigerian businessmen has
put together a ``large sum'' to bid for English Premier League
soccer team Newcastle United, their U.K. representative said.
     ``The consortium is lodging the money with the lawyers and
once that happens I will begin talks with Newcastle,'' Chris
Nathaniel, who also represents England national team player Rio
Ferdinand, said in an interview today. He denied media reports
that the group composed of ``oil barons'' and ``media moguls''
will offer 400 million pounds ($745 million) for the northeast
England-based team.
     Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, who last week said he wants to
end his involvement with the soccer club following hostility
from fans, yesterday appointed broker Seymour Pierce to handle
the potential sale.
     Nathaniel said the group became interested in purchasing
the club after watching Newcastle's 1-1 draw with Premier League
champion Manchester United in its first game of the season.
     ``They are absolutely serious,'' Nathaniel said. ``They
were taken aback by the passion of the Newcastle fans.''
     Nathaniel said he will approach the club once the money has
been put in an escrow account, which he said would prove the
seriousness of the bid.
     Nigeria is Africa's most populous country and its second-
largest oil producer.
     Ashley said on Sept. 14 he had ``got the message'' after
demonstrations against him and the club's board, relating to the
resignation of manager Kevin Keegan this month because of a
dispute over player transfers.

                          Asking Price

     The Daily Telegraph reported two days later that Ashley was
in Dubai to try to sell the team for $860 million. Dubai
Investment Group, a government-backed fund, issued a statement
saying it isn't interested.
     London-based Seymour Pierce, which advised former Thai
Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra when he bought Manchester City
last year, will now conduct negotiations on the club's behalf.
Among other soccer transactions, it has also advised on the
purchases of Aston Villa and West Ham United.
     Ashley, the founder of sporting-goods retailer Sports
Direct International Plc, paid 134 million pounds for the club
in July 2007. He said he's spent about 250 million pounds in all
on the club, which remains in debt and owes millions of pounds
in transfer fees.


AndyM


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Posted: 2008-09-23 19:24

This is really getting out of hand:

From: Minister of the Treasury Paulson
Subject: REQUEST FOR URGENT CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP

Dear American:

I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude.

I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America. My country has had crisis that has caused the need for large transfer of funds of 800 billion dollars US. If you would assist me in this transfer, it would be most profitable to you.

I am working with Mr. Phil Gram, lobbyist for UBS, who will be my replacement as Ministry of the Treasury in January. As a Senator, you may know him as the leader of the American banking deregulation movement in the 1990s. This transactin is 100% safe.

This is a matter of great urgency. We need a blank check. We need the funds as quickly as possible. We cannot directly transfer these funds in the names of our close friends because we are constantly under surveillance. My family lawyer advised me that I should look for a reliable and trustworthy person who will act as a next of kin so the funds can be transferred.

Please reply with all of your bank account, IRA and college fund account numbers and those of your children and grandchildren to wallstreetbailouttreasurygov so that we may transfer your commission for this transaction. After I receive that information, I will respond with detailed information about safeguards that will be used to protect the funds.

Yours Faithfully Minister of Treasury Paulson


Get Shorty!

Kutilya
Quote Machine

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Posted: 2008-09-23 19:59


ROFL!!!! Applause

That’s the best one yet AndyM

Splitting tens.

etuka2


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Posted: 2008-09-24 20:15
Thanks or the timely warning Graeme. I did wonder why my Fidelity managed funds have been doing so badly recently.

Graeme


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Posted: 2011-01-20 10:34
They're getting increasingly desparate. At the bottom of my claim form:

WARNING! You may also receive similar e-mails from people portraying to be other Organizations of yahoo Inc. This is solely to collect your personal information from you and lay claim over your winning. In event that you receive any e-mail similar to the notification letter that was sent to you, kindly delete it from your mailbox and give no further correspondence to such person or body.


Graeme West

pj


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Posted: 2011-10-05 12:50
That's a totally new level.

Nigerian scam by snail mail.

Loteria Primitiva (725 830 Euros). and I am sure that this sum will be in my account (briefly).

The snag is that you pay out 15% of the sum
and then the money transfer is found to be void.

At least that's not from a cosmonaut.

вакансия "Программист Психологической службы" -але! у нас ошибко! не работает бля-бля-бля -вы хотите об этом поговорить?

Nonius
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Posted: 2011-12-10 11:21
Ahsan Ali Syed

LOL!

Chiral is Tyler Durden

Nonius
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Posted: 2012-01-23 20:24
Here's a creepy one...


Hello,
My name is Helen i saw your profile here
today and become so much interested in you,Also I like to know more about you and establish a relationship which based on truth and trust with you.I want you to send me an email to my email address.Also i will give you my picture for you to know whom i am.Meanwhile,
here is my email address(helenkarume35yahoocom)
I am waiting for your mail to my email address above, please i have
something very important to tell you.I believe we can start from here.
Remeber the distance or colour does not matter but love matters alot in life.
Thanks yours,
(helenkarume35yahoocom)

Chiral is Tyler Durden

pj


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Posted: 2012-01-23 20:29
what if 35 is the length of Helen's penis? Scared

вакансия "Программист Психологической службы" -але! у нас ошибко! не работает бля-бля-бля -вы хотите об этом поговорить?

Nonius
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Posted: 2012-01-24 06:45
Then he still wouldn't be big enough for you?

Chiral is Tyler Durden

pj


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Posted: 2018-08-01 14:54

A new new one!

BTW, the hidden pixel is a thing, just
I am not sure that it works on mails marked as spam...

The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom Henry L. Mencken
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