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yoopers
2004-12-23, 08:57 PM
Usually, I get scads of the various Nigeria offers. This one is new. Anyone else get one of these yet?

Your new millionaire friend (or is it poundaire),
Bruce


The National Lottery
P O Box 1010
Liverpool, L70 1NL
UNITED KINGDOM
(Customer Services)
Ref: UK/9420X2/68
Batch: 074/05/ZY369

WINNING NOTIFICATION

We happily announce to you the draw of the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY, online Sweepstakes International program held on Saturday 18th december 2004.

Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 65472601534189 with Serial number 5501/02 drew the lucky numbers:9-13-24-31-37-45(bonus no.), which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category i.e match 5 plus bonus.

You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £177,622 (blah, blah, blah)...

For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed... (oops).

To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent: (So forth and so on...)

total uni
2004-12-23, 09:01 PM
lucky son-of-a-bitch!!!!! congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gilby
2004-12-23, 09:07 PM
Pffft!

That's only $341,833 USD... you're no millionaire, unless you move to Italy or something.


Now me, on the other hand:

-----------------------------
The National Lottery Headquarters

Accounts Dept.

P.O. Box XXX, Watford WD1 8TT:

Uk

Ref:NLH/2000YI/10

Batch: 14/71/MA20







WINNING NOTIFICATION:



We happily announce to you the draw of the the

National Lottery International programs held on

the 1st of june 2004 in the uk.Your e-mail address

attached to ticket number: 56475600545 188 with Serial

number 5388/02 drew the lucky

numbers: 21-444-0-61, which subsequently won you

the lottery in the 2nd category.

You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum

of US$2,500,000.00 (Two million,Five Hundred Thousand

United States

Dollars) in cash credited to file

KPC/9080118308/03.This is from a total cash prize of

US $ 25 Million dollars, shared amongst the first

Fifty (10) lucky winners in this category.

Please note that your lucky winning number falls

within our European booklet representative office in

Europe as indicated in your play coupon.

In view of this, your US$2,500,000.00 (Two

million,Five Hundred

Thousand United States Dollars) would be released to

you by our security firm in amsterdam,holland.

Our European agent will immediately commence the

process to facilitate the release of your funds as

soon as you contact him.

All participants were selected randomly from World

Wide Web site through computer draw system and

extracted from over 100,000 companies. This promotion

takes place annually.

For security reasons, you are advised to keep your

winning information confidential till your claims is

processed and your money remitted to you in whatever

manner you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part

of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming

and unwarranted abuse of this program by some

unscrupulous elements. Please be warned.

To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary

agent:



Mr. Fred Daniel

The National Lottery Uk.

Email: mrfreddaniel2@XXXXXXXXXX





To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please

quote your reference/batch numbers in any

correspondences with us or our designated agent.

Congratulations once more from all members and staffs

of this program. Thank you for being part of our

promotional lottery program.

Sincerely,

Denver George

National Lottery Headquarters

Zonal Cordinator

total uni
2004-12-23, 09:11 PM
gilby won the lottery?

yoopers
2004-12-23, 10:50 PM
Originally posted by Gilby

Now me, on the other hand...

Well, that's no fair. But then again, winning $341,000 is nothing to sneeze at since I didn't even buy a lottery ticket.

Sure can't wait for that money to get here. How long do you think I'll have to wait?

B

total uni
2004-12-23, 11:04 PM
since i am cool, can you buy me one of those new KH's with all that money???
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?
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MrBoogiejuice
2004-12-23, 11:44 PM
There was a guy in the bar I work at tonight who actually had won the lottery this week. Only...(only?) £10,000. But still, better than a poke in the face with a fish.

Kit

James_Potter
2004-12-23, 11:54 PM
Originally posted by MrBoogiejuice
There was a guy in the bar I work at tonight who actually had won the lottery this week. Only...(only?) £10,000. But still, better than a poke in the face with a fish.

Most things are better than a poke in the face with a fish.

GILD
2004-12-24, 06:53 AM
Originally posted by James_Potter
Most things are better than a poke in the face with a fish. except, of course, a really good poke in the face with a fish (http://www.intriguing.com/mp/_video/fish.avi)

MrBoogiejuice
2004-12-24, 11:20 AM
is this going to be a python link....?

edit:It's not working so I suppose I shall never know

GILD
2004-12-24, 11:31 AM
Originally posted by MrBoogiejuice
is this going to be a python link....? och, ya know me too well by now, laddie
;)

MrBoogiejuice
2004-12-24, 11:38 AM
I was reading bill hicks, love all the people last night and thought of you. Good to know people are thinking of you over christmas eh.

Kit

GILD
2004-12-24, 11:43 AM
aye, i'm hoping to get my 'Dangerous' and 'It's Just a Ride' video back today sometime
:)

Klaas Bil
2004-12-24, 12:09 PM
Originally posted by Gilby
That's only $341,833 USD... you're no millionaire, unless you move to Italy or something. "Something" might work, but Italy's currency is the € and that amount equates to just slightly more than a quarter million €.

Klaas Bil

Gilby
2004-12-24, 03:50 PM
Originally posted by Klaas Bil
"Something" might work, but Italy's currency is the € and that amount equates to just slightly more than a quarter million €.

Yeah, I didn't look to see if they were part of the EU that now uses the euro. They used to have the Lire.

yoopers
2004-12-27, 10:57 PM
Must be the new Nigeria.

********

WINNING NOTIFICATION(CONGRATULATIONS)


RAINFALL E-MAIL LOTTERY PROMOTION
AV 5 CASTILLA MADRID SPAIN
FROM:RAINFALL AWARD DEPT.
REF: SUN/2010-968091/03
BATCH: 54/010/IPD
DATE: 27/12/2004

EMAIL WINNING CONFIRMATION NOTICE

We are glad to inform you that your E-mail address appearsas the
confirmed Winner of our last RAINFALL email lottery program held on the 24th December 2004.

Your e-mail address attached to ticket number20675543256-786 with Serial number 3765-75 drew lucky numbers 7-12-18-24-32-45, which Consequently won in the 2nd category, you have therefore been approved For a lump sum payment of Five Million five hundred thousand united state dollars(US$5.5,000.000)CONGRATULATIONS!!!

This promotional program takes place every year. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from over 100,000 companies and 50,000,000 individual email addresses and names from all over the world.

In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence. We ask that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims has been processed and your money remitted to you. Remember all winnings must be claimed not later than 10th of January 2005. After this date all unclaimed funds will be included in the next stake.

To file for your claim or for further details, please contact our agent Mrs Monique Gleeson at gleeson@myway.com
In respect of our commitment towards helping the less previledge, we ask that you voluntarily contribute 1% of your Global winnings to any charity organization you desire at your convinience.

Congratulations once more from our members of staff.

Mr.Berry Ken
Global Winning co-ordinator

Tim
2004-12-28, 10:50 PM
Look at my latest one.


FROM: GOVERNMENT ACCREDITED LICENSED LOTTERY
PROMOTERS. WINNING NOTICE FOR CATEGORY \"A\" WINNER

Dear Lucky Winner,

RE: BONUS LOTTERY PROMOTION PRIZE AWARDS WINNING
NOTIFICATION

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just
concluded annual final draws of De Lotto Netherlands
International Lottery programs.

The online cyber lotto draws was conducted from an
exclusive list of 25,000 e-mail addresses of
individual and corporate bodies picked by an advanced
automated random computer search from the internet. No
tickets were sold.

After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail
address emerged as one of two winners in the category
\"A\" with the following:

Ref Number: 35149/337-5247/LNI

Batch Number: 26371545-LNI/2004

Ticket Number: 54866235

You as well as the other winner are therefore to
receive a cash prize of €: 1,500,000.00.(ONE MILLION,
FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND EURO ONLY) each from the total
payout.

Your prize award has been insured with your e-mail
address and will be transferred to you upon meeting
our requirements, statutory obligations,
verifications, validations and satisfactory report.

To begin the claims processing of your prize winnings
you are advised to contact our licensed and accredited
claims agent for category \"A\" winners with the

information below:

Mr.Jason Van Aken

Financial Director,

Netherlands Development Finance Company,

De Amsterdamse

Poort Bijlmerplein

888 1102 MG Amsterdam

1000 BV Amsterdam

E-mail: jasonvanaken@netscape.net

Phone number: +31-617-582-414

NOTE: All winnings must be claimed not later than 20
days. After this date all unclaimed funds would be
included in the next stake. Remember to quote your
reference information in all correspondence.
You are to keep all lotto information away from the
general public especially your reference and ticket
numbers. (This is important as a case of double claims
will not be entertained).

Anybody under the age of 18 and members of the
affiliate agencies are automatically not allowed to
participate in this program.

Thank you and congratulations!!!

Yours faithfully,

Mrs. Mildred Hugo

Games/Lottery Coordinator.

De Lotto Netherlands International

johnfoss
2004-12-29, 07:52 PM
Sounds like the Nigerians are being joined by the Dutch. So at what point do they start asking you for *your* money? How about offering to donate the whole thing to charity. Just subtract the fees from the total, and send it all to UNICEF or whatever.

Bet that won't work.

yoopers
2004-12-29, 09:05 PM
Originally posted by johnfoss
Sounds like the Nigerians are being joined by the Dutch. So at what point do they start asking you for *your* money?

I did notice in the first winning lottery-type email I received that it didn't mention anything about my financial contributions to the deal. Different from the Nigeria ones. I suppose it's a matter of efficiency for the spammer to collect curiosity responses first.

I thought about responding to one of them just to see how far into the deal I had to go before they asked me for money. But it's not worth my time and effort.

Bruce

One on one
2004-12-30, 02:32 AM
C'mon they aren't going to ask you for any money. They probably will offer to have the money electronically transfered to your bank account, so that you won't have to wait for the mail. You lucky S.O.B.

GILD
2004-12-30, 08:59 AM
oh yes they do
when u respond (i love winding spammers up), they send a form to complete with all your detail and once u send that back to them, they apparantly ask u for some money just to help them cover the 'administration costs'

leo
2004-12-31, 04:08 AM
Originally posted by Tim

Poort Bijlmerplein

888 1102 MG Amsterdam

1000 BV Amsterdam

E-mail: jasonvanaken@netscape.net

Phone number: +31-617-582-414

The Bijlmer is for sure worlds capital of Nigerian internet abusers.
I once was involved in an "FBI" level investigation at the national police in The Netherlands (the cyber dep.), and in action at the funny and chaotic arrest of a couple of spammers who were sent to prison not much later.


So now, when I meet people from Niger, I'd always "Your from Nigeria? You're kidding, today I received an e-mail from someone from there! What a coincidence."

Catboy
2005-01-04, 07:18 PM
Look what I just got:


My dear friend,

My name is opoku mohamed, a senior State Security and Protocol Officer attached to the presidential wing of the international airport here in Abidjan.

My duty among others is to ensure the easy and safe movement of top government officials into and out of the airport. As you may be aware courtesy of the cabel network news (cnn), there has been a breakout of hostilities in the city accassioned by the activities of some anti goverment elements.

In this circumstance, people are stampeding to evacuate the country. My main reason of writing this letter is to alert you of my discovery of the sum of 10.5 million US dollars in a diplomatic baggage abandoned in my office. I have subsequently used my personal network to ship the said baggage with the money to a London based security and finance company for custody.

I am looking for a reliable foriegn partner that will act as agent/trustee for the clearance of this money for our subsequent mutual investment in any safe economy as my present official status does not permit me to handle such a huge sum. If you are honest and capable to handle this please get back urgently to me for more details as to the particulars of the baggage/clearance instructions, name of the security company and officer in charge. We shall also discuss your entitlement thereafter. Please note that the whole excersise shall be safe and fast to conclude.

Regards.

opoku mohamed.

Catboy
2005-01-16, 07:16 PM
I win too!!!

Euro Millions Sweepstakes,
12 Bridge Street,
Staines Middlesex TW18 4TP
United Kingdom.
Ref:EML/4080318306/04
Batch: 23/05/EC11

WINNING NOTIFICATION

We sincerely announce to you the result of the draw of the
Euro Millions 04/47 held on the
31st of December2004 in London, UK.

Your e-mail address attached to ticket number:5232465504
with Serial number Z87968DX drew the Winning numbers: 7 8
24 25 47 9 ,which subsequently won you the lottery in the
2nd Division.You have therefore been approved to claim a
total sum of .213,961.60 (Two Hundred and thirteen
thousand,nine hundred and sixty one Euros) in cash,
credited to file with reference numberEML/4080318306/04.
This is from a total cash prize of .10 Million, shared
amongst the first twelve (12) lucky winners in this draw.

All participants for the online version were selected
randomly from the World Wide Web through a computer draw
system and extracted from over 100,000 unions,
associations, and corporate bodies that are listed online.
This promotion takes place weekly.

Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our
European booklet representative office in Europe as
indicated in your play coupon. In view of this, your
.213,961.60(Two Hundred and thirteen thousand,nine hundred
and sixty one Euros) would bereleased to you by the paying
Bank.

To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent:
Mr. Christopher Brown
The EMS Foundation
Email: chris_brown@winner.com
Fax: +44-2791351401
Provide him with the information below:
1.Name:
2.Address:
3.Marital Status:
4.Occupation:
5.Age:
6.Sex:
7.Nationality:
8.Country Of Residence:
9.Telephone Number:
10.Fax Number:
11.Draw Number above:
12.Annual income:
Congratulations once more from all members and staff of
this program.
Thank you for being part of our draw lottery.
Sincerely,
Richard Gale
EMS Zonal Coordinator.

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yoopers
2005-01-16, 09:45 PM
Hey, way to go. Congratulations! Just think of all the unicycles you can buy with that money...

...that's about all you can do actually, just think about it. :)

B

yoopers
2005-01-17, 08:24 PM
Good page on the latest phishing scams:

http://www.millersmiles.co.uk/identitytheft/spoof-email-and-spoof-web-page-library.htm

timpent
2005-01-18, 03:28 PM
There's some amusing (and long) stories here of protracted communications with spammers designed to waste their time...

http://www.geocities.com/a_kerenx/index.html

Tim

J.T
2005-01-20, 11:14 AM
Congradulations mate!

I dont even play the lottery but thats because i consider it a waste of money and time. but after reading your thread i might just try it on a regular basis lol. See if i can get luckier thanh you maybe lol J.

yoopers
2005-01-20, 02:02 PM
Originally posted by timpent
There's some amusing (and long) stories here of protracted communications with spammers designed to waste their time...

http://www.geocities.com/a_kerenx/index.html

Tim

Tim,

I read through a couple of the stories, especially the ones with webcam shots. What a blast! If I had the time and resources for such a thing, it would be a lot of fun.

Spammers waste my precious time, they deserve such treatment! And telemarketers are only a brief step behind spammers.

Bruce

GILD
2005-01-20, 02:06 PM
while reading thru some of those i was wondering
if everybody had to respond to just one spammer a week (and i mean these fraudy types, wouldn't that generate such a volume of mail that they would never be able to handle it and be forced to close down their operation?

yoopers
2005-02-16, 02:26 PM
I can't believe it. I just received one of the Nigerian-type spam letters through the fax machine at work, from a Dr. Victor Vilakazi, Pretoria, South Africa. It's bad enough to suffer through the spam in the email inbox but now they're resorting to tying up our fax machine? It's unbelieveable!

I've heard that spam is even starting to filter in to cell phones. I don't know what I'm going to do if that starts happening to us. My family has a limited number of minutes shared between three phones and I sure as anything don't want our minutes wasted on listening to spam messages.

What can be done?

If there was a good side to all this, the fax was addressed to The President/CEO and they put in my box. :)

Bruce

GILD
2005-02-16, 05:41 PM
Originally posted by yoopers
Dr. Victor Vilakazi, Pretoria, South Africa. just send me his physical address, i know some people...
:cool:

yoopers
2005-02-16, 08:16 PM
Originally posted by GILD
just send me his physical address, i know some people...

Yeah, send Bruno over to see him.

Ya know, I suppose it's at least worth a laugh to see what kind of place really exists there. Probably won't find much with a post office box, though. Here's the info on the fax:

Dr. Victor Vilakazi Bsc, (SAU) MSc, MNIM, Ph.D
(Director, Project Implementation)
Department of Minerals and Energy
P.B. X 62, Pretoria

Corporate Tel: 011-27-83-6229812
Direct Tel: 011-871-762-534-725
Direct Fax: 011-871-762-534-726

The body of the text is the standard stuff. They have in their possession $14 million in overdue payment bills that they want to transfer safely to a bank overseas and want to use my bank account...blah,blah,blah.

If you decide to take a peek, let us know what you find out. :)

Bruce

GILD
2005-02-17, 06:26 AM
Originally posted by yoopers
Dr. Victor Vilakazi Bsc, (SAU) MSc, MNIM, Ph.D
(Director, Project Implementation)
Department of Minerals and Energy
P.B. X 62, Pretoria

Corporate Tel: 011-27-83-6229812
Direct Tel: 011-871-762-534-725
Direct Fax: 011-871-762-534-726
those phone numbers are (all together now, follow Jagur's lead...) 'BUNK'
big surprise, i'm sure
the 'corporate tel' number is the only one in a recognisable format
if u ignore the 011 (which happens to be the correct dialing code for Johannesburg, not Pretoria [012btw]), the rest of the number is in the format of a Cell Phone Number with South Africa's international access code (+27) replacing the usual 0
as a Cell Number, that should read 083 622 9812,
as an internationally accesible number, mine would be
+27 82 684 7399
(yeah, u know u want to check :p )

the other numbers are too long
it should be 011-856 7274 (which is my office number)

damn, i was so looking forward to speaking to Dr Vilakazi (a common surname around here)
:(

yoopers
2005-02-17, 11:04 PM
Great article on the Nigeriam scams in this month's Reader's Digest. Very informative and a fun read.

The article also mentions that the Nigerian scams are second only to the scams of offers for medicine such as herbal Viagra.

I think I have a pretty good handle on recognizing scams and not responding to them. But sometimes I wonder what I'll be like in old age. Will I get scammed on something I see as perfectly legit? A friend of mine found on his mother's phone bill that she had been renting a rotary phone unit for the past 30 years at $10 per month. I think I'll stay on my boys' good side so they'll take care of me when I'm old and mentally incompetent. :)

Bruce

UniBrier
2005-03-07, 03:25 PM
I'm finally a somebody! I'm going to be rich. This isn't Nigerian so it must be legit.

Can one of our UK friends meet with Mrs. Nancy Brooks on my behalf to help in working out the details. I'll split my portion with you.

Thanks.

Steve


MRS NANCY BROOKS
NATWEST BANK UK
The Financial Ombudsmen Service
South Quay Plaza
183 Marsh Wall
London
E14 9SR

Dear Friend,

In order to transfer out (USD 12.6 M) Twelve million Six Hundred United
States Dollars) from National Westminster Bank uk. I have the courage to
ask you if you are capable,reliable and honest to assist us with this important
business believing that you will never let me down either now or in future.

I am Mrs. Nancy Brooks, the Chief Auditor of National Westminster Bank UK(NATWEST
BANK). There is an account opened in this bank in 1998 and since then nobody
has operated on this account again.

After going through some old files in the records, i discovered that if
I do not remit this money out urgently,it would be forfeited for nothing.
The owner of this account is Mr.Smith B.Andreas,a foreigner,and a miner
at kruger gold co., a geologist by profession,and he died since 1998.He
opened a non-residential U.S dollar bank account.Since then no other person
knows about this account or any thing concerning it, the account has no
other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that this company
does not know anything about this account and the amount involved is (USD
12.6M) Twelve Million, six Hundred United States Dollars million dollars.
I want to first transfer US$6,000,000:00 Six million United States Dollars
from this money into a safe foreigners account abroad before the rest is
transfered,but I don't have any foreign partner.

I am only contacting you as a foreigner because this money cannot be approved
to any other person other than the next of kin to Mr Smith B.Andreas.I know
that this message will come to you as a surprise as we do not know ourselves
before now,We will then sign an agreement,but be sure that it is real and
a genuine business transaction.

I only got your contact address from International Business Directory,with
believe in God that you will never let me down in this proposed business.You
are the only person that I have contacted in this regard, so please reply
urgently so that I will inform you of the next step to take immediately.


Send also your private telephone and fax number including the full details
of the account to be used for the deposit. I want us to meet face to face
or sign a binding agreement to bind us together so that you can receive
this money into a any reliable account of your choice where the fund will
be safe. And I will fly to your country for withdrawal,sharing and other
investments oppourtunities as well.I am contacting you because of the need
to involve a foreigner with foreign account and foreign beneficiary.I need
your full co-operation to make this work, because the management is ready
to approve this payment to any foreigner who has correct information of
this account which I will provide to you later.

Furthermore,with my position now in the office I can transfer this money
to any foreigner's reliable account, which you can provide with assurance
that this money will be intact pending my physical arrival in your country
for sharing. I will destroy all documents of transaction immediately we
receive this money leaving no trace to any place. You can also come to
discuss with me face to face after which I will make this remittance in
your presence and two of us will fly to your country at least two days ahead
of the money going into the account.

I will apply for annual leave immediately I hear from you that you are ready
to act and receive this fund in your account. I will use my position and
influence to effect legal approvals and onward transfer of this money to
your account with appropriate clearance forms from the ministries and foreign
exchange departments.

At the conclusion of this business, you will be given 30% of the total amount,65%
will be for me, while 5% will be for expenses both parties might have incurred
during the course of this transaction.

Lastly,if you are intrested in assisting us in this transaction,kindly respond
to my principal partner Mr.Donald at(drdukedonald@aol.com)Telephone number(+44
704 011 0427 or 44 704 010 8365).

I look forward to your earliest reply

Mrs.Nancy Brooks

PLEASE DO NOT FAIL TO INCLUDE YOUR PRIVATE TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBER WHILE
REPLYING THIS LETTER FOR EASY COMMUNICATIONS.

GILD
2005-03-07, 03:49 PM
u can almost see the beads of sweat on the forehead of the scammer as he tried to keep his english together on that one
fair effort, he only slipped back into Nigeriscamlish a couple of times

yoopers
2005-03-07, 07:41 PM
I got one over the weekend (Nigerian) that went right to the point. It asked for the name of my bank and my bank account numbers so they could transfer in the money right away.

I'm so tempted to respond to play around with them but I don't want to have any personal contact with these bozos.

B

DigitalDave
2005-03-07, 07:45 PM
Send it to the FBI

on second thought ... don't ....

Since your communication with this tard might be considered 'collusion'

yoopers
2005-03-07, 07:53 PM
Originally posted by DigitalDave
Send it to the FBI


Can't anyway. It's long since been deleted.

B

yoopers
2005-03-11, 09:15 PM
I feel so loved. All these folks want to give me money even though I've already won millions in foreign lotteries. I will have to admonish Mr. Ndee though because he forgot to fill in my name in the salutation line.

One thing is bothering me, I always thought of myself of European decent but I come to find out that I am next of kin of a Chinese-American. Poor guy, died in a "plan crach"...and to think as part of the family, I wasn't even invited to the funeral.

****************

From: Mr. Kaycee Ndee,
PIB Plaza, Broad Street,
Lagos,
Tle: +234-803-357 3209
Email: kaycee@zipmail.com.br

Dear,

With all respect and regards i would like to contact you based on
certain coincedence that has to do with your name and the name
submitted by one of our deceased cutomers,

On June 6th 2002, an oil lifting, Mr. King Lee a Chinese American nationality deposited the sum of US$15.7M in a safe deposit in Premier International Bank Plc. and died about 3years ago in a Plan crach accident but uptill now nobody has come foward to claim his assest as the next of kin.

I am the AG. Auditor in chief of the Nigerian National
petroleum coperation. But fortunately your name coincided with the name on our list as his bonafide next of kin. Please i would like us to enter into a contract so that your name will be submitted as the next of kin to the deceased to enable his funds transfered into your name and in your account. which I will like you to receive it on our behalf and to invest it in your business or in any business that you think will be profitable in your country.

If this is okay,kindly reply me back through my confidential email address: kaycee@zipmail.com.br or call on +234-803-357 3209.

Regards.

KAYCEE NDEE.
(AG,)

Unitik908
2005-03-12, 06:16 PM
hahahahahaha plan crach thats great..

Chase

yoopers
2005-03-17, 01:21 AM
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 00:54:33 -0800
From: firms130@tiscali.co.uk Add to Address Book
Subject: hello


Dear Friend,


As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because, I
believe everyone will die someday. My name is Peter Walters a merchant in Dubai, in the U.A.E.I have been diagnosed with Esophageal cancer .

It has defiled all forms of medical treatment, and right now I have
only about a few months to live, according to medical experts. I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone(not even myself)but my business.

Though I am very rich, I was never generous, I was always hostile to people and only focused on my business as that was the only thing I cared for. But now I regret all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world. I believe when God gives me a second chance to come to this world I would live my life a different way from how I have lived it.

Now that God has called me, I have willed and given most of my property and assets to my immediate and extended family members as well as a few close friends. I want God to be merciful to me and accept my soul so, I have decided to give also to charity organizations, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth. So far, I have distributed money to some charity organizations in the U.A.E, Algeria and Malaysia.

Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this myself anymore. I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and distribute the money which I have there to charity organization in Bulgaria and Pakistan, they refused and kept the money to themselves. Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be contended with what I have left for them.

The last of my money which no one knows of is the huge cash deposit of eighteen million dollars $18,000,000,00 that I have with a finance/Security Company abroad. I will want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatched it to Tsurnami Victims, World Aid Orgarnization in Ethopia charity organizations.
I have set aside 20% for you and some expences that may incure during the proccess of these transaction. God be with you.Pls reply me via

(firms123@netscape.net)

Best Regards,

Peter Walters.

Barb
2005-03-18, 06:16 AM
Bruce,
I wouldn't give up your day job, although the checks from all your winnings should come in soon.

yoopers
2005-03-18, 01:56 PM
Originally posted by Barb
Bruce,
I wouldn't give up your day job, although the checks from all your winnings should come in soon.

Hi Barb,

Long time, no talk. Good to see you're still hanging out here.

No, I don't plan on giving up the day job, even though I'll soon be rolling in the millions. A man's got to have some sense of worth, you know! :)

Going to make it to Ohio this summer? We won't be able to make it once again. Maybe next year hopefully.

Bruce

Barb
2005-03-19, 08:18 AM
We will not be attending either. My kids don't ride anymore. One doesn't and the other, I like to think, is just taking a break.
Sometimes jobs get in the way of attending as well. Either you don't have one or can't get the time off.
This will be the first one in 7 years I have missed. I feel pretty good about it.
b

DigitalDave
2005-04-15, 06:18 PM
Dear Sir/Madam,

Do accept my sincere apologies if my mail does not meet your personal Ethics.
I introduce myself as Liam a staff in the accounts management Section of
a well-known bank here in the United Kingdom.

One of our accounts with holding balance of £15,000,000(Fifteen Million
British Pounds) has been dormant and last operated in the past 3 years.
From my investigations and confirmations, the owner of this account is a
Foreigner by name Gerald Stone died on the 4th of January 2002 on a plane
crash in Birmingham here in UK.

Since then nobody has done anything as regards the claiming of this money
as he has no family Member who is aware of the existence of either the account
nor the Funds.

Information from the National Immigration also states that he was single
on entry into the UK.

I have confidentially discussed this issue with some of the bank officials
and we have agreed to find a reliable foreign partner to deal with. We thus
propose to do business with you, standing in as the next of kin of these
funds from the deceased and funds released to you after due processes have
been followed.


This transaction is totally free of risk and troubles as the fund is Legitimate
and does not originate from drug, money laundry, terrorism or any other
Illegal act.

On your interest, let me hear from you.

Regards,

Liam

DISCLAIMER:
This message contains confidential information and is intended only for
Specified addressee. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate,
distribute or copy this e-mail. The sender therefore does not accept Liability
for any errors or omissions in the contents of this message, which Arise
as a result of e-mail transmission. Please note that we reserve the Right
to monitor and read any emails sent and received under the Telecommunications
(Lawful Business Practice)(Interception of Communications)
Regulations 2000.

yoopers
2005-04-15, 07:24 PM
Originally posted by DigitalDave
Dear Sir/Madam,


One of our accounts with holding balance of £15,000,000(Fifteen Million British Pounds)

Wow, Dave. Jeeps galore!

yoopers
2005-04-29, 12:49 PM
Mr. Tom Daniels
TKTOUSHI LTD,
23RD FLOOR, GLOUCESTER TOWER,
11 PEDDER STREET,
HONG KONG,
CHINA.
URL: http://www.tktoushi.com

email: tomdanielstktoushi@yahoo.com

Dear Sir/Madam,
I am Mr. Tom Daniels ,Director of
Marketing, of TKTOUSHI LTD.

We are a company who deal on stained glass garden stake, candle holder, wind chime, photo frame, suncatcher, night lamp,tiffany lamp and the other decorations. We export into The United States, Canada and parts of Europe.

We require competent representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to our costumers in the USA, Canada and Europe as well as making payments through you to us.

We will be glad and would be willing to give a good percentage for this. Please
contact us for more information on the above Subject to your satisfaction you will be given the opportunity to negotiate your mode of which we will pay for your services as our representative.

Please, if interested, forward your contact information, stating names, physical address, phone/fax numbers promptly.

Regards,
Mr. Tom Daniels
Director of Marketing.

NB: PLS RESPOND ONLY TO THIS ADDRESS:
tomdanielstktoushi@yahoo.com

DigitalDave
2005-04-29, 11:35 PM
DONATION OF MY FUND TO CHARITABLE HOMES AND CHURCHES




DEAR FRIEND,


I AM WRITING THIS MAIL TO YOU IN GOOD FAITH,MY NAME IS MRS AMINA TOUREY
FROM ANGOLA. MY HUSBAND USED TO WORK WITH SHELL PETROLEUM AND WAS ALSO A MAJOR INVESTOR IN
OFFSHORE OIL RIGGS UNTIL WHEN HE WAS MURDERED BY UNKNOWN PEOPLE DUE TO HIS POSITION IN THE COMPANY
HE IS WORKING, WHICH LEFT ME AS A WIDOW SINCE TWO AND HALF YEAR AND DUE TO CIVIL WAR IN OUR
COUNTRY, WE HAVE NOT GO BACK TO OUR COUNTRY FOR OVER TEN YEARS BECAUSE THEY KILLED OUR FAMILY
RELATIONS AND DISTROY OUR HOME AND THAT IS WHY WE LEAVE HERE PERMANENT TO SECURE OUR LIFE BUT
AFTER THE DEATH OF MY HUSBAND I SUFFERED A TRAUMATIC SICKNESS WHICH RESULTED TO HALF PART OF MY
BODY BEEN PARALYSED AND ALSO I HAD UNDERGONE EXTENSIVE EYE SURGERY WHICH HAS RESULTED INTO POOR
VISION. FOR THE PAST FIFTEEN YEARS I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR A MIRACLE,A SPIRITUAL CURE ALL TO NO
AVAIL. RECENTLY MY DOCTOR GAVE ME VERY BAD NEWS WHICH IS VERY DISTURBING TO ME, HE SAID THAT IN
ABOUT THREE MONTHS TIME THAT I WILL SOON DIE OF MY ILLNESS, I HAVE NO CLOSE RELATIVE AROUND AND
THE ONLY ONE I HAVE WHICH HAPPENS TO BE A DISTANT COUSIN OF MINE MRS LINDA LAFON LEFT FOR
AUSTRALIA YEARS AGO AND SINCE THEN I HAVENT SEEN HER NEITHER DO I HAVE HER POSTAL ADDRESS. I HAVE
SURRENDERED MY LIFE TO GOD AND I AM NOW A BORN AGAIN, I WANT TO DO A GOOD DEED BEFORE I DEPART
HENCE MY CONTACTING YOU. I WILL WANT TO DONATE THE REST OF MY WEALTH TO THE MISSIONARY OR
CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS AND FOR THE NEEDY SINCE THE
WEALTH WOULD NOT BE USEFULL FOR ME WHEN I AM GONE. I AM SEEKING FOR
WHO WOULD BE WILLING TO DILLIGENTLY CARRY OUT THIS WILL OF GOD FOR ME WHICH IS THE REASON I AM
CONTACTING. MY ACCOUNT BALANCE PRESENTLY TOTALLING$1.175.000 AS WAS REFLECTED IN MY LAST STATEMENT
ACCOUNT AND I HAVE WISH TO USE THIS FUND TO FINANCE THIS PROJECT AS I DO NOT HAVE MUCH TIME LEFT,
YOU WILL BE ENTITLED TO 15% OF THESE FUNDS FOR YOUR GOOD WORK AND PUT THE REST INTO THE CHURCH AND
CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS, WHAT WILL BE REQUIRED OF YOU IS TO MAKE CONTACT WITH THE BANK FOR THESE
FUNDS TO BE TRANSFERED BUT THE FIRST THING I WILL REQUIRE FROM YOU IS TO GIVE YOUR LIFE TO GOD,
RIGHT NOW I AM CONFINED TO AN AUTOMATED WHEEL CHAIR IN THE TEACHING HOSPITAL AND THE INTERNET IS
THE ONLY MEANS I HAVE IN COMMUNICATING WITH THE OUTSIDE WORLD. I PRESUME THAT YOU ARE THE RIGHT
PERSON TO MEET REGARDING SUCH ISSUE AS I DO NOT KNOW WHETHER TO GO ANOTHER PARTY, PLEASE SEND ME A
MAIL IF YOU ARE WILLING TO ASSIST ME ON THIS AND ALSO INCLUDE YOUR TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS TO
ENABLE ME CALL YOU WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE NURSE HERE WHO HAS BEEN KIND ENOUGH TO ASSIST ME, I
WANT YOU TO SEND YOUR RESPONSE TO THIS MY MESSAGE AT MY PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS(aminatourey@yahoo.fr
)AS I AM EAGERLY EXPECTING YOUR PROMPT RESPONSE. AS SOON AS I RECIEVE A RESPONSE FROM YOU I SHALL
HAND EVERY INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THS FUND OVER TO YOU INCLUDING ALL LEGAL DOCUMENTS FOR ONWARD
TRANSFER TO YOUR ACCOUNT SO THAT YOU CAN COMMENCE ON THIS WORK OF GOD FOR ME AS I AM DISABLED AND
WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MOVE AROUND .


THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND REMAIN BLESSED
MRS GLORIA AMINA TOUREY

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yoopers
2005-05-23, 08:32 PM
Now I'm being solicited by Charlie Brown. How could they stoop so low as to exact the help of such an outstanding children's American icon? :)

****************************************************


ATTENTION PLEASE !! STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL !!

Greetings,

With all due respect, this is not to cause you any embarassment since I have not made any previous correspondence with you.

I am Mr. Charles Brown, a Solicitor at Law and the personal attorney to the late Mr. Peter G. Caripides, a French national who was until his death a private oil contractor...

On the 2nd day of September 1998, My Client and his wife, Gabriella along with their only son, William were involved in the plane crash of Swiss Air Flight Number 111...

***(blah, blah, blah)***

The deceased(my Client) had a deposit valued presently at $12,000,000(Twelve Million United States Dollars)

***(blah, blah, and more blah)***

I await for your prompt response.

Best regards,

Mr. Charles Brown

yoopers
2005-05-23, 08:35 PM
Wow. As I was posting the previous, I got another one. This one's even better. It's from the wife of the late Yasser Arafat.

****************************************

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am Mrs. Suha ARAFAT, the wife of YASSER ARAFAT, the Palestinian leader who died recently in Paris. Since his death and even prior to the announcement,I have been thrown into a state of antagonism,confusion, humiliation, frustration and hopelessness by the present leadership of the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the new Prime Minister. I have even been subjected to physical and sychological torture. As a widow that is so traumatized, I have lost confidence with everybody in
the country at the moment.

You must have heard over the media reports on the discovery of some fund in my husband secret bank account and companies and the allegations of some huge sums of money deposited by my husband in my name of which I have refuses to disclose or give up to the corrupt Palestine Government. In fact thetotal sum allegedly discovered by the Government so far is in the tune of about $6.5 Billion Dollars. And they are not relenting on their effort to make me poor for life. As the Moslem community has no regards for women,that is my desire for a foreign assistance.

I have deposited the sum of 20 million dollars with a security firm
abroad whose name is withheld for now until we open communication. I shall be grateful if you could receive this fund into your bank account for safe keeping and any Investment opportunity. This arrangement is known to you and my personal Attorney.He might be dealing with you directly for security reasons as the case may be.

In view of the above, if you are willing to assist for our mutual
benefits, we will have to negotiate on your Percentage share of he $20,000,000 that will be kept in your position for a while and invested in your name for my trust In case you don't accept please do not let me out to the security and international media as I am giving you this information in total trust and confidence I will greatly appreciate if you accept my proposal in good faith.


Yours sincerely,

Mrs Suha Arafat

yoopers
2005-05-23, 08:43 PM
Now I'm thinking...

This is quite disconcerting. Either I must really be important to have received such a gracious letter and offer from Mrs. Arafat, or I'm pretty well known in the Arab world. Not a good thing.

I must also be well known in the cartoon world. Has potential to be a good thing.

KcTheAcy
2005-05-24, 02:55 AM
Why dont i ever get spam...:mad: I give my email out everwhere

Gilby
2005-05-24, 03:57 AM
Originally posted by KcTheAcy
Why dont i ever get spam...:mad: I give my email out everwhere

Don't feel too bad about being excluded...

john_childs
2005-05-24, 04:19 AM
Perhaps Charles Brown can help out Mrs. Arafat. He seems to know his way around these types of financial dealings. I suggest you forward the plea from Mrs. Arafat to Charles Brown so they can help each other.

jagur
2005-05-24, 04:41 AM
Originally posted by KcTheAcy
Why dont i ever get spam...:mad: I give my email out everwhere me too. ive got 3 email addys, i use IE on Win 2000?

i dont even get chain letters except when J-PoTT PM's them to me cause i feel left out.

GILD
2005-05-24, 06:24 AM
mmm, i got a guy to phone me yesterday
he claimed he was phoning from togo
i don't care, it had to cost him something

if everyone would just reply to one piece of that kind of spam per day with the words 'tell me more', these idiots would have to spend that much more money and time on their emails
if could do two a day, that would double the load and pretty soon their whole system would collapse under it's own weight

stop spam, reply to one today...

yoopers
2005-05-24, 01:03 PM
Originally posted by GILD
mmm, i got a guy to phone me yesterday
he claimed he was phoning from togo
i don't care, it had to cost him something

if everyone would just reply to one piece of that kind of spam per day with the words 'tell me more', these idiots would have to spend that much more money and time on their emails
if could do two a day, that would double the load and pretty soon their whole system would collapse under it's own weight

stop spam, reply to one today...
That just SEEMS like the wrong thing to do. But then again, my email address is already compromised and I have no other recourse than to ignore them while they continue to blast me.

I wonder if it would work? What do you think?

yoopers
2005-05-24, 01:20 PM
I had eight Nigeria messages on an account that we don't often use so I responded to each one:


Hi <name>,

I'd like to learn more.

Bubba


We'll see what happens. It might be fun to play with one of them for awhile.

Bruce

GILD
2005-05-24, 01:30 PM
my best fun with this guy yesterday was when he tried to tell me i'll get 30% of the money
i told him that i didn't want to do anything illegal and he explained that it's not illegal and that i'll simply be registering a claim on this money
a legitimate claim
so i just had to ask him what i need him for then and what am i paying him 70% for


listening to him try n explain his way out of that was good fun

alexmay
2005-05-24, 01:34 PM
OK, slightly different thing, but do you ever get telesales trying to sell you new windows? I managed to convince one bloke that I lived in a stately home and needed a hundred an two windows put in. I had him excited for ages!

another thing to do is try to end up selling THEM something. never works though,

GILD
2005-05-24, 01:39 PM
two words, 'please hold...'

yoopers
2005-05-24, 01:43 PM
As I was sending my ninth response via my rarely used Yahoo account, I noticed a button over to the right that said, "send and e-card". That got me to thinking, wouldn't it be fun to also send each one an e-card thanking them for the opportunity to be of assistance?

As for windows salesmen, my wife, Mary, had the greatest technique when we ran our home day care center. When she got a telemarketer call, she'd set the phone down by the baby who was screaming the loudest and walk away.

yoopers
2005-05-24, 01:44 PM
Originally posted by alexmay
OK, slightly different thing, but do you ever get telesales trying to sell you new windows? I managed to convince one bloke that I lived in a stately home and needed a hundred an two windows put in. I had him excited for ages!

another thing to do is try to end up selling THEM something. never works though,
Would've been really funny if you lived in an apartment building and had him come out for a visit.

GILD
2005-05-24, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by yoopers
As I was sending my ninth response via my rarely used Yahoo account, I noticed a button over to the right that said, "send and e-card". That got me to thinking, wouldn't it be fun to also send each one an e-card thanking them for the opportunity to be of assistance i love the way your mind works

(anyone know if there's a simmilar function in hotmail?
i can't find it)

yoopers
2005-05-25, 03:23 PM
Hey, I got a response to one of the emails I sent to Nigeria. Now I've got to decide what I want to do next. Any ideas?

Poor guy's dying and wants the money to go to charity, "please i beg you with my last breath to do what it's meant for when it is finally payed to you."


This is fun. I also responded to one of the international lottery emails with this:

--------------------------
Hey Greg,

Wow, this is incredible. This is the 11th international lottery I've won this month. So exciting. Can't wait to see that money...but I guess I'll have to wait awhile longer since I'm dealing with a SCAMMER!!!!

Go ahead and use this email address. It's bogus too.

Love,
me
---------------------------

Thanks for the suggestion, GILD.

Bruce

yoopers
2005-05-25, 03:50 PM
Okay, here's my response:

Hamid,

Thank you so much for your response. Here are the answers to your questions.

> 1)WHAT IS YOUR OCCUPATION?

I am a minister of the Zorroastrian faith located high in the Appalachian mountains in the heart of America. We hold dear the ancient traditional worship of Quie, the manifestation of the Black Horse of the Night. We believe in plant rights, the right of every living green thing to grow unmolested in it's natural habitat, untouched by human hands. Our weapons are our words and we pay covenant to our faith by the ritualistic slaying of the huckleberry bush by sword. In that, we gain strength to face our accusers who would seek our demise.

> 2)ARE YOU MARRIED,IF YES,HOW MANY CHILDREN?

I am thrice married and have many, many children.

> 3)HAVE YOU BEEN OF HELP OF THIS TYPE BEFORE?

My son, I am the help you are seeking.

> 4)ARE YOU CAPABLE OF HANDLING SUCH?

Our consignees are more than capable.


Hamid, I have put together a website that outlines our faith in your situation and our abilities to lend assistance. Please attend to the following for your edification: http://www.geocities.com/a_kerenx/index.html

For the love of Quie,
Dr. Edwards

GILD
2005-05-25, 03:56 PM
kewl response
i got a follow up email today that actually included the death certificate of the person who's money 'we' are trying to 'liberate'

yoopers
2005-05-25, 04:09 PM
All of the emails to the lottery winning thing have bounced back to me. He included a European phone number so I guess he wants that personal touch. I'm not about to call internationally for this.

Bruce

GILD
2005-05-25, 04:13 PM
his mailbox is probably full of winners emailing him to claim their prizes
the early worm...
and the second mouse
and all that

bruce, i know we've spoken briefly about the fact that u don't really follow european soccer, but i have to mention that tonight is one of the biggest games (http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_25-5-2005_pg2_15) of the year

any way u can watch it?

yoopers
2005-05-25, 04:33 PM
Originally posted by GILD
bruce, i know we've spoken briefly about the fact that u don't really follow european soccer, but i have to mention that tonight is one of the biggest games (http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_25-5-2005_pg2_15) of the year

any way u can watch it?
I would if I could. I just checked the TV lineup for tonight and no such appearance. We only have the antenna on top of the house. We just picked up another network, just appeared out of nowhere on channel 25, AmericaOne Network. They seem to have more sports from time to time. We've been watching lacrosse matches recently. Maybe, just maybe the Liverpool vs. Milan game will be on.

I'd follow European soccer more closely if we could watch it. As it is, I don't know much of anything about European soccer. I could always track down info and stats on the Internet, but it just wouldn't be the same without seeing the games.

Are you going to watch it?

B

Edit: Just checked the AmericaOne lineup and only Canadian Football classics and championship lacrosse on tonight. No soccer. :mad:

GILD
2005-05-25, 04:39 PM
oh yes
the independant tv station in sa have bought the rights for it
so me and a trusty bottle of wild turkey will be in the center of defence for liverpool
singing 'u'll never walk alone' at the top of our voices
untill the neighbours complain

EDIT: too bad, i'd hoped there was a chance u'd get to see it
i'm out
speak to u 2moro

yoopers
2005-05-25, 10:27 PM
Originally posted by GILD
bruce, i know we've spoken briefly about the fact that u don't really follow european soccer, but i have to mention that tonight is one of the biggest games (http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_25-5-2005_pg2_15) of the year

any way u can watch it?
On the computer after work today, I found this Yahoo headline:

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

Liverpool wins wild Champions League final

Liverpool celebrates isecond-half goal. (AP) Liverpool rallied from a 3-0 deficit, beating AC Milan in a shootout to win its fifth European soccer championship Wednesday.

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

Wish I could've seen it.

Bruce

yoopers
2005-05-26, 04:51 PM
One more response from and my reply to yet another scammer, somewhat similar to my response to the first guy but some added fun:


My dearest Barrister,

I hope the following answers to your questions will aid you in getting to know me better:

>your full name and address

Dr. Brice D. Edwards but my friends call me Bubba

Our post office box is checked and mail retrieved once per month.

P.O. Box 252
St. Albans, West Virginia 25177

> your age and occupation

My age is 44 years. I am a minister of the Zorroastrian faith located high in the Appalachian mountains in the heart of America. We hold dear the ancient traditional worship of Quie, the manifestation of the Black Horse of the Night. We believe in plant rights, the right of every living green thing to grow unmolested in it's natural habitat, untouched by human hands. Our weapons are our words and we pay covenant to our faith by the ritualistic slaying of the huckleberry bush by sword. In that, we gain strength to face our accusers who would seek our demise. I am thrice married and have many children who will someway work as missionaries to the world. In our faith, we have many consignees who will be more than able to attend to your needs. The collection of the saints is indeed an incredible thing.

> your private telephone, fax and mobile number if
> any.

Unfortunately, we do not have phone lines or cell towers near our mountain top commune. We do have wireless computer access to the valley below and I am working on setting up voice over internet protocol telephone service but as yet have failed in my attempts.

Once every month when I make my slow descent by horse and wagon into the towns below for supplies, I use a phone at the local general store to make a call, but it is rare that I do so.

Thank you for your timely response. We are encouraged that such funds will support our charity efforts to those in need.

You mention the lack of blood brother kinship. Please be assured that for this transaction, I will consider you a brother of the faith.
For the love of Quie,
Bubba

MrBoogiejuice
2005-05-26, 05:47 PM
Nicely done sir. I onder if they'll swallow it. Makes me wish I got spam e mails.

yoopers
2005-05-26, 06:39 PM
How can this one not be legit?



ZEBRA LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
Orchard Place, Flint House road,
PE04 8JR, United Kingdom.
Ref. Number: 632/001/3001
Batch Number: 400001429-AK446

Sir/Madam,

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Lottery Winners
International programs<snip>

This lottery was promoted and sponsored by Ted Turner,Jesse Jackson,Ken Evoy,and Bill Gates<snip>

Sincerely yours,

Gilby
2005-05-28, 04:53 AM
Just recieved in my inbox.... hmmm, howd that get through my spam filters?

Dear Sirs,



Subject: Requested Products (Urgent)


We have come to know your esteemed company through a trade association in Europe & USA & Japan and are taking this good opportunity to introduce ourselves that we are a international agent in Hong Kong & Europe & USA & Japan for a group of wholesalers, retailers & investments. Our Turnover was USD35 Million in 2003 & USD50 Million in 2004.



In view of the foregoing, would we request you to send a few copies of your detailed catalogues and prices or web sites address enabling us to study and understand your products such as Adult Sex for online/DVD/Video/Photo/Picture, Rolex Watches, Software, Investment Stock, Mortgage, Loan, Joint Venture, Pharmacy, Prescription Drugs... etc. All payment will be pay by 100% Letter of Credit or T/T of remittance. For future correspondence, please contact Mr. Bob of International Purchasing & Investment Manager by phone at (852) 23664378 or via email at as below



All International Purchasing & Investment manager & colleague email address is
Mr Bob : bob@mitex-intl.com
Ms Janet : janet@mitex-intl.com
Ms Jennifer : jennifer@mitex-intl.com
Ms Mable : mable@mitex-intl.com
Mr Dennis : dennishung@mitex-intl.com
Mr Nick : nick@mitex-intl.com
Mr Ken : ken@mitex-intl.com
Ms JanetPang : janetpang@mitex-intl.com
Ms Yuki : yukichan@mitex-intl.com
Mr Timmy : timmy@mitex-intl.com
Ms Racheal : racheal@mitex-intl.com
Mr Simon : simon@mitex-intl.com
Mr Thomas : thomas@mitex-intl.com
Ms Ling : ling@mitex-intl.com
Mr Sigmund : sigmund@mitex-intl.com
Ms Maria : maria@mitex-intl.com
Ms Linda : lindachan@mitex-intl.com
Mr TkYip : tkyip@mitex-intl.com



We sincerely hope this will prove to be the beginning of a long mutual beneficial trade relationship and look forward to hearing from you very soon. We remain.


Your earliest action is highly appreciated.


Best regards

Mr Bob/ International Purchasing & Investment Manager



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yoopers
2005-05-28, 11:59 AM
Dear Dr. Brice D. Edwards,

I write to let you know that your detailed information below,

Dr. Brice D. Edwards.
P.O. Box 252
St. Albans, West Virginia 25177

have been submited to the Union Bank Of Nigeria (UBN) and the various ministries,(FMF)Federal Ministry of Finance,(FMJ)Federal Minisry of Justice and the probate registry of the Federal High Court here in lagos for a formal application for the immediate approval and release of this fund to you as the next of kin to my late client thus the heir to his account and the bank have requested we submit immediately the following documents.

1) Copy of your international passport or drivers'license for identification.
2) A sworn affidavit from the federal high court here in Lagos.
3) A copy of my late client's death certificate.
4) A letter of administration from the probate registry confirming you as the heir to this fund(That is a Court Order for immediate release of this fund).

I will proceed to the probate and federal high court of here in lagos as soon as i finish writing you this mail to make an inquiry on what will be required to procure the necessary documents and submit to the bank of which i will also fax to you the copies of the documents for your own record purposes as soon as i them in my position but already i have the DEATH CERTIFICATE at hand.

Dr Brice ,like i told you on my first E-mail it clear that everything have to work within the confines of the law that means legal everything has to follow the legal process for us to achieve the best result, as you can see the legal documentations the bank requires from us is the pivot upon which this transaction rests on, because it will authenticate and back you up as the next of kin to the deceased making you the bonifide heir to this fund.

However you have to understand that once the probate and the high court here endorses you as the next of kin to my late client the bank will have no single stress than to contact you for imediate modalities of payment to your account which you are going to norminate for them. Mean while, the bank have assured me that within 48hours that i submit the required documents they will contact you immediately for a recieving account to wire the fund to your account.

Please Brice, you have to be very confidential at this juncture to avoid anything jeopardising the approval and release of this fund to you.As soon as the bank contacts you and give you a date of transfer of the fund to an account you will nominate to them i will immediately process my travelling intinary to meet you up in USA for the sharing of the fund as agreed also i will want you to do something for me,I would want you to Helping me to carry out feasibility study on areas/choice of investment you deem best for me.

Please try and call me on my number later today for more clarification, i hope you still remember the number :234-1-4743642

I look forward to hear from you.

Best Regards,
Barrister Uduak Ukemeh.
Attorney & Solicitor at Law.
For:UDUAK UKEMEH LEGAL CONSULT

yoopers
2005-05-28, 12:00 PM
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yoopers
2005-05-28, 12:08 PM
Before I sent the email and as a take off of the info on his credentials, I went out to the real site of the Council of Legal Education and found pictures of the past council chairmen. N.B. Graham Douglas was the chairman at the time Mr. Ukemeh supposedly acquired his credentials from the council. I didn't send the picture below to the "Barrister" but I included a statement about him in my email.



Barrister Ukemeh,

Your credentials are indeed impressive. I feel I can trust you to bring this transaction to a swift and honest close. I look forward to knowing more about you as we progress.

There is a dear collegue of mine formally holding a seat on the Council of Legal Education of Nigeria, Dr. N. B. Graham Douglas. Do you know of him? He and I met during a visit of my staff to Nigeria many years ago, I've forgotten how many. We rarely communicate these days but I regard him as a dear friend and brother as he has and seemingly always will support the charitable efforts of our faith. What a small world it is!

Barrister, you seem to have forgotten that I do not have access to a telephone and thus cannot make a telephone call or send or receive a facsimile. I sincerely would want to speak with you directly but it is nigh impossible until we make our trek down the mountainside approximately three weeks hence. Of the documents, I do not own a vehicle and thus have no need of a driver's license. We operate our transportation and farming completely by our provisions of animals. It appears that I must ask you to trust me for a time as you have requested of my trust in you. Are there alternatives? I do have identification but it is securely kept in a safety deposit box at the banking facility in which we keep our donated funds. We could retrieve it at the three week time period.

You mention your travel plans to the U.S.A. I would succeed to meet you in the city of St. Albans, West Virginia in three weeks time at our traverse down the mountain. I am sorry, I cannot arrange the date to any other period of time. I look forward to warmly shaking your hand.

Furthermore, be assured that you have my confidentiality until the time so comes that it is safe to release information. Only my most trusted consignees in our complex will have knowledge of our communications.

By the power of Quie,
Bubba

yoopers
2005-05-28, 12:13 PM
My mother evidently likes my writing style and suggested I write novel. I shared the thought with Dave "GILD" since he was the one who suggested responding back to these scammers in the first place and Dave responded with the following (Dave, hope you don't mind me sharing this. I thought it was absolutely great. With your wit of word, you should be the one to write a novel.) I'm critically acclaimed without being published!

By The Power of Quie
From a title as provocative as that, Edwards' debut novel proceeds to wrap the reader in an insightful and screamingly funny look at the society we're creating for our children to inherit.
He asks the reader to look at this world from the perspective of arguably the strangest main-character in a debut novel since DBC Pierre introduced us to Vernon God Little. 'Yoopers', the oddly named hero, is a Spam Baiter. Someone who actually replies to many of the email messages the 'Trash' folder was created for. In this seemingly pointless exercise, he's part of a growing worldwide movement trying to take email back from the spammers by tying them up in so many replies that their system eventually collapses under it's own weight. Along the way, 'Yoopers' adopts a variety of outrageous personas, each carefully selected to make the social commentary that underpins this laugh-a-minute novel. Edwards is very good at making sure u get the sugar to help the medicine go down. And medicine there is aplenty. From the mountainto-bound Bubba and his family-group, trying to come to grips with the 20th century, to the Baptist deacon in the deep south who needs the money, promised by the spammer, for an abortion for his daughter. An abortion he isn't sure he can morally sanction but he knows he has no choice. Edwards continues to weave his web of intrigue by offering shares in an electronic voting-machine company to the spammers, offers contracts for the rebuilding of Syria ('it can only be days now...') and even tries to get one of the spammers to set up his own blog to explain the life of a spammer to the internet community at large.

With a keen eye for the phrase that informs as it entertains and challenges, Bruce Edwards' 'By The Power of Quie' is a must-read if u've ever reveived an email from someone in the Nigerian banking community.

yoopers
2005-05-28, 12:31 PM
Sorry, too late for an edit.

I shared all this with my wife this morning. She commented about publishing a novel without having to go through all the hard work to write it. That makes me a "fictional" writer.

GILD
2005-05-30, 07:53 AM
Originally posted by yoopers
I shared all this with my wife this morning. She commented about publishing a novel without having to go through all the hard work to write it. That makes me a "fictional" writer. is there some kind of conspirace to get me in a good mood this morning?
this comment's got me chortling quite merrily
sounds like u have the right conversation-partner for those long ox-drawn cart trips down the mountain

GILD
2005-05-31, 03:28 PM
got this one today

From : Bernice Bradley <john_cole@manchester.com>
Reply-To : jillbradley@mailcanada.ca
Sent : 24 May 2005 05:47:31 AM
To : john_cole@manchester.com
Subject : urgent sales enquiry..........reply asap.......

| | | Inbox


Hello Sales,

i am Mrs Bernice Bradley an american business woman with clients all
over the world and i will be needing some items from your store.I will be
having the goods shipped to my store in Nigeria for a client of mine and
i will be paying with my credit card.I have both visa and master card.If
that is acceptable to you,kindly reply me back so i can pick the items i
want and have the list sent to you and after you give me the total cost
and i am satisfied with it,i forward my credit card details to you for
the charges.I will await your reply.I await to read from you ASAP.

Thanks.

Bernice Bradley

yoopers
2005-05-31, 04:33 PM
Originally posted by GILD
got this one today
Hmmm...what in the world could you be selling? Would be fun to think up something.

That reminds me of a story. While in college, Mary and I were houseparents of a sorority house (another story altogether). We were in charge of purchasing supplies, contracting maintenance, hiring and firing the house staff, etc. A salesman called up once, got ahold of one of the girls and laid out the line, "Hey, I was just over to your house and noticed that you were low on some product. I've put a shipment together and need to get it out to you. Is that okay?"

The girl responded, "Uh, I guess so."

So that was all the salesman needed, a verbal contract. I had no idea that this conversation had taken place until I received three boxes of urinal blocks via UPS a short time later.

So I called up the guy and told him that only Mary and I were on the signature card for ordering supplies. Since I received boxes of unordered product, I could only assume that he was requesting storage for his project at our facility. I informed him that the storage fees were $1 per day per box. When when we was ready for his product, give me a call and I would send an invoice for the storage fees. He didn't like me very much and had some nice flowery language for me over the phone.

So I gave him a second option. Since it was obvious that a sorority house had no use for urinal blocks, I would put the boxes out on the front porch and he could issue a UPS pickup tag for them. If the boxes were still there when UPS came, good for him.

Before we set the boxes out on the front porch, Mary and I and the girls had some fun playing soccer in the dining room using the boxes as the soccer balls.

yoopers
2005-05-31, 04:35 PM
Oh, oh, oh...one more sorority house story. I got an envelope in the mail once from Ebony magazine addressed to Mr. Bruce Edwards.

The sales letter inside started out like this:

Dear Mr. Edwards,

I know that you are a young, energetic black woman...

GILD
2005-05-31, 04:46 PM
Originally posted by yoopers
Dear Mr. Edwards,

I know that you are a young, energetic black woman... they're getting so good with that surgery nowadays

love the 'storage fee' idea
i think i might be selling kevlar unicycles to this woman
black ones with silver and red trim and yellow seats
so u can tell where to sit when u ride it at night

yoopers
2005-05-31, 04:53 PM
I wonder if my buddy, Barrister Ukemeh, is getting suspicious. I haven't heard from him in several days. I hope everything is okay, I was becoming fond of the little guy.

yoopers
2005-06-02, 03:02 PM
I sent a response to another guy, Mr. Bruce Smith (didn't he used to play for the Bills?) allegedly in London trying to pass off money for some guy who died in a Concord plane crash. I got a reply back from Mr. Smith's server saying that his mailbox was full. Tell me I'm wrong...there can't be that many gullible people in the world, right?

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

This Message was undeliverable due to the following reason:

One or more of the recipients of your message did not receive it
because they would have exceeded their mailbox size limit. It
may be possible for you to successfully send your message again
at a later time;

User quota exceeded: SMTP <brucesmithh@eresmas.com>

Gilby
2005-06-02, 03:15 PM
Originally posted by yoopers
I sent a response to another guy, Mr. Bruce Smith (didn't he used to play for the Bills?) allegedly in London trying to pass off money for some guy who died in a Concord plane crash. I got a reply back from Mr. Smith's server saying that his mailbox was full. Tell me I'm wrong...there can't be that many gullible people in the world, right?

Their inbox was probably filled up with bounced messages as they spammed to a ton of non-existing accounts.

yoopers
2005-06-02, 03:30 PM
Originally posted by Gilby
Their inbox was probably filled up with bounced messages as they spammed to a ton of non-existing accounts.
Well, he better clear out his inbox if he wants my business.

And that's all I got to say about that! :)

B

yoopers
2005-06-04, 10:56 AM
Originally posted by yoopers
I wonder if my buddy, Barrister Ukemeh, is getting suspicious. I haven't heard from him in several days. I hope everything is okay, I was becoming fond of the little guy.
I think my good friend has forgotten about me. I haven't heard from him in over a week. Too bad, too, as I was just beginning to feel like family with the Barrister.

I was going to invite him up to my mountain top commune to experience life in a Zorroastrian village but now he's hurt my feelings and I'm pouting. I hope all these folks who want to give me millions of dollars are not like this guy. I can't believe the world would be such a mean place.

Dr. Brice D. Edwards

Gilby
2005-06-04, 01:15 PM
You could send a follow up...

yoopers
2005-06-04, 03:07 PM
Originally posted by Gilby
You could send a follow up...
I have...twice. I told him how much I missed hearing from him and how much we're looking forward to receiving the funds so we can continue with our charitable work. It must be the silent treatment, I think he's mad at me. Okay, he's not my friend any more!

Bubba

yoopers
2005-06-06, 01:56 PM
I am getting worried. I haven't heard from my friend the Barrister since he sent me his credentials on May 27. I sure hope everything is alright.

Since he is either laid up and unable to respond or has lost interest (most likely the latter), I thought I'd entice one more time.

The Barrister seemed to be in a rush to close this deal so, unfortunately, the Zorroastrians had a fire in their mountaintop complex and will have to move up the trip down the mountain. They'll have to rebuild as soon as possible so maybe we could kill two birds with one stone here and deal with the offer the Barrister has brought to the table yet this week.

********************
Barrister,

I find I must move up my trek down the mountain.
Unfortunately over the weekend, we experienced a fire
in our dining facility and will need to obtain
supplies immediately to reconstruct.

Therefore, we will be taking a wagon train down the
mountain within the next 3 or 4 days. Are you
available for a meeting? I would be unhappy to
surpass an opportunity to accomplish all that you and
I have discussed up to this point.

Please respond. I could be ready to take our
entourage down within the next 1 to 2 days if
necessary. I look forward to speaking with you.

Sincerely,
Bubba
*****************************

Wouldn't it be something if I could actually get this guy to fly to the states? It'll never happen but it's a fun thought.

If I continue to get scorned by the Barrister, I'll have to try someone else. I wonder if these guys are all in the same place and have compared notes with each other. Most likely, the operation is scattered over many locations in order to reduce the possibility of being caught and the operation shut down.

Bruce (a.k.a. Dr. Bubba)

GILD
2005-06-06, 02:08 PM
there were some rumours at one stage that they used to frequent an internet cafe in Hillbrow in Johannesburg
but i'm sure there are many of these operators out there

forrestunifreak
2005-06-06, 04:22 PM
So I take it that by now we've realized that nobodys won aything?

GILD
2005-06-06, 04:41 PM
absolutely
the plan now is just to have some fun making them waste a lot of time on corresponding with people who know it's a scam
it's extra kewl when u get them to phone u

yoopers
2005-06-06, 04:57 PM
Originally posted by forrestunifreak
So I take it that by now we've realized that nobodys won aything?
Well, that's not completely true. The bandits who front this facade are the winners and the victims of these scams are the losers. And before anyone starts wailing on the victims, we have to remember that we all were once uninitiated in the ways of the internet and could have just as easily fallen for one of these scams. Makes me wonder what new stuff is coming our way in the future that will sound real to us and make us a potential victim.

It's difficult to comprehend that there is anyone left in the world who hasn't seen a multitude of these scams come through their inbox and understand that it's a rip-off. But as mentioned before, it only takes a tiny percentage of responders to fall prey to these thugs to make their efforts pay off.

The 'by now' in your response above is a bit misleading. 'By now' for us in this scenario happened eons ago.

B

yoopers
2005-06-07, 10:34 PM
Still no word from my Nigerian friend so I have to assume that either he's figured it out or counted it not worth the effort. So I closed it up and sent him the following:


Well, Barrister or whatever your name is, I haven't heard back from you so I can only assume that you've given up on me. Too bad because I was going to see if I could take this charade a bit further. I was having a blast creating my mountaintop character but you had to go and ruin all my fun by being halfway intelligent, possibly for the first time in your life, and figuring it out.

Hopefully, you'll unknowingly send another email to me again someday to one of my many other email addresses and I will have another chance to take you for a ride.

Hope you had fun. I did.

David (a.k.a. Dr. Brice D. Edwards or Bubba)

GILD
2005-06-08, 09:32 AM
oh well, Ecclesiastes 3: 1

yoopers
2005-06-08, 01:02 PM
Originally posted by GILD
oh well, Ecclesiastes 3: 1
Hey, that would make a good song!


By the way, it's interesting to note that I have not received any new Nigerian letters in two weeks. Dave, I think you are on to something here. If you recall, among others, I responded to one Hamid Rahman and included a link at the end of my message sending him to a website outlining Nigerian scams. So I let him know right away that I was on to him. Then I started in on my story with Barrister Ukemeh but his emails stopped short.

I wonder how the operation works. I'm almost begging for it to be a monolithic operation and that word spread about me, they blackballed my email address and now I'm bogus for their intentions. If so, then it would pay to respond to as many scam letters as possible. My Nigerian scam letters seem to have come to a halt. I'll let you all know if and when it picks back up again.

In the meantime, this is an interesting experiment.

Bruce

GILD
2005-06-08, 01:07 PM
now that u mention it
i've allways received the bulk of my Nigerian scam mail at my hotmail addy
and that's been drying up over the past two weeks or so
and i mean the stuff that gets to the spam bin have been getting less
so they either get stopped ever higher up in the chain, or they are losing interest

yoopers
2005-06-13, 01:41 PM
I haven't received any Nigerian scam letters in the inbox of the email address I was using to correspond with the Barrister. I did just receive two scam emails at another email address. So since the Barrister gave up on me, I've got another one going. Hopefully, the same effect will occur. This email address will get blackballed and I won't receive any more once I let the guy know I'm juicing him along.

******************
Dear Sir or Madam,

I am Mr Olsom Berghart the personal treasurer to Mikhail Khodorkovsky the richest man in Russia and owner of the followingcompanies <snip>

I have a profiling amount in an excess of US$100.5 Million, <snip>

Thank you very much
Regards
Olsom Berghart(Mr)

******************

Mr. Berghart,
We are in need of funds to continue charitable work. I think we could be of assistance to you. Please provide me with more information.
Thanks,
Bubba

******************

Dear Bubba,
I would like to thank you very much for your prompt response to my request in having these funds secured in your possession. Please to enable us secure this funds in your name I will require you to send me the following personal information:
I:Your Full Names:
II:Contact address
III:Tel/fax numbers
IV:Nationality
V:A Valid of Identity i.e. International Passport or Driverís license.
With these informations the holding firm in UK will be able to reprofile the funds in your name as the new beneficiary of the funds,I hope this clear to you.
Thanks for your assistance and I await your prompt response,
Sincerely
Olsom Berghart [Mr.]

***********************

My dearest Olsom,
I hope the following answers to your questions will aid you in getting to know me better:

NAME:
Dr. Bruce D. Edwards but my friends call me Bubba

ADDRESS:
Our post office box is checked and mail retrieved once per month.
P.O. Box 252 St. Albans, West Virginia 25177

AGE AND OCCUPATION:
My age is 44 years. I am a minister of the Zorroastrian faith <snip - same ol' Quie stuff as before>

For the love of Quie,
Bubba

**********************

--- <olsom_berghart@web-mail.com.ar> wrote:

> Dear Bruce
>
> How are you today,i have recieved your email,i
> have equally forwarded your
> full details to the attention of my Attorney who
> will have the funds re-profiled in
> your name.Remember that you are to mainitain
> absoluty confidentiality all through
> this transaction and as soon as i recieve the
> documents from my Attorney i will
> immdiately send you all the copies via email
> attacthment along with the contact
> details of the bank so you could contact the bank to
> have the funds transafered to
> your account.
>
> i await your urgent response
>
> Sincerely
>
> Olsom Beghart {Mr}

[notice how he misspelled his last name
***********************

Dear Mr. Berghart,

May I call you by your first name?

I look forward to your future correspondence. My consignees of the faith are gathering excitement at the possibility of furthering our charitable work among the hill dwellers in our region. It is an interesting work, one in which our children of the faith excel and are of one mind. Would you like to hear about it? If you were to travel to America, I would welcome the opportunity to have you as a special guest to our commune on the mountain and introduce you to our labor. I'm sure you would find it challenging yet extremely satisfying to do such good will.

I await your return mail with joy.

All for Quie,
Dr. Bruce Edwards



Followup email to call him on his last name misspelling:

My dearest Beghart,

In order to clear up confusion in my mind, I must find it necessary to question your last name. At first you signed Berghart, now you sign Beghart. I implore you by the power of Quie, names are of utmost importance in our faith as our heritage depends upon the strength of a name. At this very moment, our forefathers are fighting for us in the afterlife. At the end of this age, we will join with them and their endeavors. Our registration by Quie must rely on correct spelling and pronunciation of our dearest names. What is the proper spelling of your name?

Regards in the faith,
Bubba

GILD
2005-06-13, 01:46 PM
i like the new 'All for Quie' salutation

yoopers
2005-06-13, 04:09 PM
Lots of stuff happening here. Mr. Berghart responds to my questioning the spelling of his name. First of all, he leaves off my name in the greeting. Secondly, he again signs off on the email with the incorrect spelling. Thirdly, I respond to him and spell his first name incorrectly, Olson instead of Olsom. Let's see if he catches it. I send him a second email again questioning the spelling of his name in the signatory line.


************************
Dear
How are you once again,i am indeed very sorry for the wrong spellings of my names but you should know that here in Moscow majority of us do not understand english as i was only fortunate enough to have being educated so well. However,the right spelling og my name is Olsom Berghart , i am still expecting the documents from my Attorney and as soon as it comes in i will send you all the copies via email attacthment.
I await your urgent response
Sincerely
Olsom Beghart {Mr}

*************************
My dearest Olson Berghart,

Thank you for the clarification. I am relieved that the issue is behind us.
Much thanks,
Bruce
*************************

Perhaps the issue is not behind us. I noticed that again you spell your name incorrectly at the end of this email. As I mentioned, our names are with us throughout eternity and thus it is extremely important to me that I have your name correct in order to know that you are the same person with whom I am dealing. My work with you, its actions and results will extend into the afterlife.

Regards,
Bruce

GILD
2005-06-13, 04:17 PM
i think u should decide on his behalf that he obviously has a twin brother who messes around with his emails and his wife while he's at work
and then offer them some family therapy to get over their issues and problems

yoopers
2005-06-14, 07:57 PM
Got another reply from my good friend, Olson(m). I thought about snipping out some of his words but there's too much good stuff there. I like his Test-er-ment. More of my comments then my reply following his email:

************************

Dear Bruce ,

How are you doing today?

In my first mail I informed you that once you are ready to work with me to relocate this fund to your country I will re-profile the funds with your name and this I have done successfully. I have put together in place to see that we have a hitch free transaction at the end of the day. A certificate has now been issued in your name and also equally the Living Will Of Testerment, which makes you the new beneficiary of the funds.

I have enclosed a copy of the certificate and the Living Will of Testerment to this mail (see attachment). Please you are to keep this transaction with top most secrets and very confidential due to the magnitude of funds involved.

However, you are to contact the Bank suited in the United Kingdom and inform them that you have a transaction concerning an account of One Hundred Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars with Account No. 122142050 and certificate no. 786242 in your name and the bank should inform you of the modalities you have to take to have the funds transferred to your country.

The name of the Bank is Pacific Security And Finance 241 Upper St Islington, London, N1 1RU United Kingdom

Tel: +44 704 010 54 54
Fax: :+44 870 478 4499

Contact Person: Dr.Kelvin Johnson (Principal Account Officer)
Email: drkelvin_johnson@yahoo.co.uk

Please act very swift and business like to ensure that the funds is transferred to your account. Once I have confirmation that the funds are in you account, I will start working out plans to join you once you have the funds in your possession.

Thanks and Remain blessed
Olsom Berghart (Mr)

****************************

Mr. Berghart has my name wrong on the documents so I think I'll make him do them again. So sorry about that, old chap. He didn't seem to catch my misspelling of his first name last time so I think I'll try it again, see if he notices this time. Mr. Berghart also doen't seem to remember that I don't have a telephone on top of the mountain. I think I'll remind him a little later.

I happened to do a google search on Pacific Security and Finance and came up with the following website. http://www.crimes-of-persuasion.com/Nigerian/security_companies.htm The website lists false names of banks that Nigerian scammers like to use in their scams. I think I'll hold onto that bit of information for now. I don't want to scare him off. Got to keep working him little by little, something like fishing, I suppose.

I decided to throw in a little comment in my return email about fraud. Let's see if he wiggles. The attached document is supposedly from a professional law firm. All the misspellings and grammatical errors? Come on!


****************************

Dear Mr. Olson Berghart,

Thank you for your email transmissions. I have received both of your documents, one from the security and finance company and one from the attorneys at law office.

There is a slight problem however. I have spoken of the value of a name both in our world and the next. Both documents display my name as Dr. Brice Edward, not more correctly Dr. Bruce Edwards. It causes me great concern that when I present myself as Mr. Khdorkovsky's next of kin, I might be viewed as an imposter attempting to create fraud. Would you be so kind as to have the documents fixed and resent? I would greatly appreciate it.

Additionally, I am having a spot of trouble with the document from the office of Konnov & Soznaovsky, Attorneys at Law. For such a legal document, there seems to be a multitude of spelling and grammatical errors beginning with the letterhead, i.e., "Atterneys" is more correctly spelled "Attorneys". I am keeping in mind your statement that non-English-speaking European countries would tend to have a lessor degree of English skills, but this is a powerful legal international document from a supposedly reputable law firm. Such a bad display of spelling and grammar is in very poor taste for a professional institution. I would feel much more secure in our dealings if the document were corrected to reflect the professionalism of our attorneys.

Sincerely,
Bruce

GILD
2005-06-15, 06:31 AM
an actual will?
i'm impressed
i like your style
i just seem stuck in the rut of getting them to phone me and then devolving the conversation into a screaming argument
i'm going to try your approach for a while

maestro8
2005-06-15, 07:50 AM
Originally posted by GILD
i just seem stuck in the rut of getting them to phone me and then devolving the conversation into a screaming argument
My dear sir, having intimate communications with email scammers from foreign countries is more like starring in a real-life soap opera than being "stuck in a rut." I am thoroughly entertained, thanks fellas!

yoopers
2005-06-15, 02:32 PM
Dear Bruce Edwards,

How are you today,i have received your email,i have instructed the Attorney to have all erros pointed out by you in the documents corrected immediately. Remember that in your very first email you address your self as Dr Brice Edwards, see below a copy of the first response sent to me by you.
However,i would advice that you establish a contact with the holding bank as soon as possible and as soon as i receive the corrected documents i will immediately scan and send them to you once again via email attacthment.
I await your prompt response.
Sincerely
Olsom Berghart [Mr.]

***************************

My dearest Olson Berghart,

I am great today and greatful to be alive. It is a wonderful life and it is a beautiful day. The temperature is approximately 60 degrees today, the mountain flowers are vibrant and their aroma permeates the air. Just this morning as I was performing my daily exercises, I paused to watch a herd of whitetail deer move silently through my mountain meadow. They were at peace as I am this fine morning. As I ventured outside at first light today, I was greeted by the overhead sound of a bald eagle searching for his breakfast, such a grand sight and a magnificent creature. Life on our mountain is very peaceful and certain. I wish for you the same. When can you join us as a special guest at our mountain home? I am attaching a photo taken by a guest and friend to our commune about a year ago. It is a photo of myself, one of my wives and several of my children. I hope it is agreeable to you.

Of my name, I sincerely apologize. It appears that you and I have much in common, we both seem to be struggling with the spelling of our names. If you had not been so honest with me to this point, I would have been suspect of foul play. But I believe we have straightened out our mistakes. I did send you an email with an incorrect spelling of my name. In our culture, it is a class 5 transgression to misrepresent our name. As such, I have a time scheduled with our Grand Counselor this afternoon to make penitence. It will require the sacrifice of a portion of my huckleberry harvest, but I am more than willing to serve such for my error as I believe you and I are becoming friends and friends are worth the effort. My name is Dr. Bruce Edwards with an "s" on the end.

I will make haste to contact Dr. Johnson this day.

Regards of the faith,
Dr. Bruce Edwards

GILD
2005-06-15, 02:57 PM
Originally posted by yoopers
It will require the sacrifice of a portion of my huckleberry harvest... my favourite bit
it's the detail that really entertain me
keep it up
this guy is going to propose marriage to one of your daughters before this game is up

MrBoogiejuice
2005-06-15, 03:13 PM
I particularly liked the "It is a photo of myself, one of my wives and some of my children" bit.

I think you should try as hard a possible to bring him into your faith. He's a man who needs some spiritual guidance I think. And when you break it to him that you know he's a scammer you should offer support and an offer to come to your mountain commune to become a better person and leave his scamming days behind him.

yoopers
2005-06-15, 03:13 PM
Originally posted by GILD
my favourite bit
it's the detail that really entertain me
keep it up
this guy is going to propose marriage to one of your daughters before this game is up
Dave,

Great idea, I may have to work in an offer somehow. :D

Bruce

GILD
2005-06-15, 03:28 PM
i never though of it like that
i was simply making a comment about how incredibly likable Dr Edwards is
but offering your daughter's hand in marriage to cement your bussiness dealings in good faith, a tradition of your people that goes back to...
that rocks

this guy isn't going to know what hit him

yoopers
2005-06-15, 04:03 PM
Meet my daughter, Emily. The photo I send will not have the "unregistered" tag on it.

JJuggle
2005-06-15, 04:15 PM
As for Nigeria, G8/Nigeria Partnership (http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/06/20040610-34.html), dated June 10, 2004.

"(5) A Cyber-Crime Commission has been set up to stem the tide of Internet and ICT related crimes emanating from Nigeria;"

So much for putting words into action.

JJuggle
2005-06-15, 04:18 PM
Originally posted by GILD
i never though of it like that
i was simply making a comment about how incredibly likable Dr Edwards is
but offering your daughter's hand in marriage to cement your bussiness dealings in good faith, a tradition of your people that goes back to...
that rocks

this guy isn't going to know what hit him Frankly, I'm starting to worry about Bruce's mortal soul.

yoopers
2005-06-15, 04:20 PM
Originally posted by MrBoogiejuice
I particularly liked the "It is a photo of myself, one of my wives and some of my children" bit.

I think you should try as hard a possible to bring him into your faith. He's a man who needs some spiritual guidance I think. And when you break it to him that you know he's a scammer you should offer support and an offer to come to your mountain commune to become a better person and leave his scamming days behind him.
Another great idea. Instead of suddenly slamming him with a "Ha! You're a scammer!" bit. Maybe I'll keep my facade going and eventually lead him to believe that, although we know he is a fake, Dr. Edwards is still real and keep up my invitation for his visit intact.

All sorts of possibilities here. Isn't this fun?

Dr. Bruse Etwarts.

yoopers
2005-06-15, 04:40 PM
Immediate response from my friend. The letterhead "Atterneys" was fixed but my name on the documents is now "Bruce Edward". Am I to believe that the law firm suddenly realized that their letterhead stationery was incorrect and purchased new stock? But there still are many spelling and grammatical mistakes littered throughout the document. Sounds like he may be interested in relocating to a wonderful place.

*******************

Dear Bruce Edwards
How are you today,i have recieved your email,i have just recieved a copy of all the corrected documents from my Attorney ,so i will advice that you establish a contact immdiately with the bank so they can immediately commence with the transafer of your funds.
However,remeber that once the transfer has being effected into your account i will relocate my family immediately and i believe that we will both meet were we shall all have a wonderfully time all togther.
i await your urgent response
Sincerely,
Olsom Berghart {Mr}

**************************
Mr. Olson Berghart,

I feel terrible to have been the one to bring to light the mistake in the letterhead of the law firm. I imagine that they had an entire stock of stationery and envelopes all with the misspelling. If they are a successful law firm, I imagine that they can afford to throw away bad and purchase new stock. I am sad that I was the cause of such a waste of corporate money.

But as I mentioned, I feel glad in my heart that our names have been corrected.

Bruce

maestro8
2005-06-15, 05:47 PM
Why worry about Dr. Edward's mortal soul when he is smothering his scam-buddy with compassion? I think the offer of a "new life" in the mountains with a commune of Godly people is wonderful. In addition to offering the hand (or whatever part) of your "daughter" to the guy, why not also inform him you are planting extra crops for him and his family, in preparation for his relocation. I dunno what those Nigerians like to eat, but with a little research, you could really entice him with his favorite fruits and veggies...

"It's been a difficult process getting the Mango trees to root and blossom here but our family has great experience in tending the earth... you and yours should expect bountiful crops awaiting you upon your arrival, you will never want for better sustinance once you join our family..." or something to that effect.

And to think of all the "junk mail" I've deleted in the past... shame on me! You've shown me the light!

yoopers
2005-06-15, 06:32 PM
Mr. Berghart,

I have sent an email to Dr. Johnson as you have instructed. I hope to hear from him soon.

In the meantime, you mentioned that you have a family. Would you be so kind as to describe them for me? Family is very important to us and we are all very curious about yours. Do you have sons and daughters? I have thirteen sons and daughters altogether. It is a quiver full!

Of my daughters, Emily has come of age just this month and we are prospecting for a suitable mate for her. She is sixteen years old and is quite lovely if you ask me. Do you have a son of similar age that I might present to Emily as a possible suitor? I've attached a photo of her. I'm sure you would agree that she is quite special.

Please respond dutifully, my friend.

Of the faith,
Bruce

yoopers
2005-06-16, 02:25 PM
Got an email back from the London Bank asking for some documents and ID. I'll make up a fake one of sorts and see if it flies. I also received an email back from my friend Olsom responding to my picture of Emily. Once again, he forgot to include my name in the greeting.

***************************

Dear

How are you today,i have recieved your email,i am indeed very happy that you have contacted Dr Kelvin Johnson and the bank,i know that they will release the funds to your account now,so please like i told you in my last emails that i will now want you to co-operate fully with the bank so that they could release the funds to you.
However,i have a family of four including my lovly wife with two beautify children a girl and a boy,my boy is just 7 years of age while the girl is just 4 years of age,in my next email i will send a picture of my family to you so you could have a copy of it for propper identification.Please i will inform you in my next email about my relocation plan so you could be aware .i have seeing the picture of your daughter and she is equally a lovly girl i hope to meet with her very soon.
i await your urgent response
Sincerely
Olsom Berghart{Mr}

**********************
My response to Dr. Johnson:

Dr. Kelvin Johnson,

Thank you so much for your return email. We are excited about partnering with you in this program as it is for a very worthy cause. Our share of the proceeds will be used by our consignees in our work with the hill people in our region. They are quite needy and it gladdens our heart to perform this work. We will act as hastily as possible to conclude this transaction.

As I write this morning, my people are busily preparing for our monthly trek down the mountain to the town of St. Albans below. Our caravan will be traveling a total of three days time. The documents you require are kept in a safe deposit box in our banking facility below. I will retrieve them while in St. Albans and send copies of them to you early next week. I pray that is an appropriate frame of time for you. Again, we are excited to enter into this business with you and your firm as we are with Mr. Berkhart. He is a kind and gracious man. I hope you have had the pleasure of making his acquaintance in person.

Sincerely,
Dr. Bruce Edwards
High Minister, Zorroastrian Temple
Camp Kickapoo Meadow
Bleumont Mountain
West Virginia

yoopers
2005-06-17, 02:13 PM
More email from Dr. Kelvin Johnson in London. Somehow, the style of writing looks strangly similar to Olson(m)'s.
*******************
DearBruce Edwards

We have recieved all the informations that you have sent and we are already working on your account.

All further correspondence as regards your account and your transaction should be channeled through this email address,this is because of the volumes and large amount of emails that i recieve in a day.As soon as the verification exceise is over i will inform you about the next step to have your funds transfered.
In your next email i we would want you to send to me your full account details were you want your funds to be transfered,As soon as we recieve your full account details we shall inform you about the next step on the compliction of your transfer.

I Remain Yours Truly,

Dr Kelvin Johnson.
*******************
And another enticement sent to my good buddy Olsom:

Dear Olson Berghart,

I am very much looking forward to seeing a photo of you and your family. I'm sure your family is beautiful. Photos are rarely taken at our compound but I have found one other photo of four of my daughters taken at or about the same time as the last photo of Emily and by the same guest as before.

My daughter Sarah is shown in the white headcover. She is seventeen years old and has been recently married to Oliver, a fine and courageous young man. They are quite happy. Emily is again shown in the foreground and my sweet baby angel Rebekka is behind Emily. Rebekka is the light of my eyes and is four years old, the same age as your daughter. Perhaps when you and your family arrive, the two girls can become fast friends. In the photo, only Ruth's eyes can be seen but be assured that she is as lovely as the rest. She is fourteen years of age.

Please forward your photo in your next email. We wait with great anticipation. Our transaction with Dr. Johnson is proceeding smoothly.

With warm regards,
Bruce

maestro8
2005-06-17, 06:44 PM
Originally emailed by Dr. Kelvin Johnson
I Remain Yours Truly
Ooh! That closing gives me warm fuzzys... how about you?

yoopers
2005-06-17, 06:53 PM
Dearest Sirs:

This is a notice to you that we are in the last stages of our preparations for our trek down the mountain. We will depart in less than one hour and will be absent for three days.
I will contact you again by email upon our return in three days time. Until then, remain faithful.

Yours truly,
Dr. Bruce Edwards
High Minister, Zorrastrian Temple
Camp Kickapoo Meadow
Bleumont Mountain
West Virginia

(Actually off to a weekend soccer tournament. I wonder if they play soccer in St. Albans. By the way, I actually did live in the St. Albans area once upon a time. I attended jr. high through mid-sophomore high school there.)

yoopers
2005-06-17, 09:12 PM
I think I've come up with a way to end this eventually. I used an IP lookup http://www.ip2location.com/free.asp to find that Olsom's email is originating in Buenos Aires, Argentinia, IP address, 200.49.100.106. The IP Lookup site comes with a MapIt function so I think I'll eventually send him a map of his location with the caption, "I see you!"

Dr. Kelvin Johnson does seem to be in England, I.P. 217.146.176.65.

B

yoopers
2005-06-21, 07:33 PM
Well, here it is. We've finally made it to the "send us money" stage.

Here's a great website with loads of info on these scams:
http://www.data-wales.co.uk/nigerian.htm



Dr. Johnson writes:

Dear Dr. Bruce Edwards,

We have received your details as regards your account with us and all documents attached have been verified and be rest assured that your details will be treated with ultmost confidentiality.

It has been brought to my attention that there are outstanding
insurance and legal charges regarding your account. The charges have not been paid. You will be required to pay the charges before the funds in your account can be released to you and transfered immidiately to your account desiginate.

The total amount for the charges is GBP {£4000 GBP}four thousand Pounds, and is not deductible from the funds in your account. The funds in your account is bonded and secured and will remain inaccessible until the charges are paid. Since you are now the beneficiary of the funds it will be your responsibility to meet the payment of the charges. Payment of the charges should be made through Western Union Money Transfer to our receiving accounts officers, Our bank's policy require all payments within a certain limit be made through Western Union Money Transfer to
our account receiving officers in charge of International Payment for immediate pick-up to facilitate the easy and speedy release of your funds to any account designate of your choice.

1. Mr ANTHONY WILLIAMS £2000GBP (Insurance and legal Charge) 241 Upper St Islington, London, N1 1RU. United Kingdom

2.Mr Don Santos £2000GBP (Insurance and legal Charge) 241 Upper St Islington, London, N1 1RU. United Kingdom

Once payment is made, call me on {+44 704 010 5454 or +44 703 184 1556 },or send fax (+44870 478 4499 ) or scan email
copies of the payment slip to me immediately so that the restriction on your account can be removed and transfer of funds will be approved.

It would be helpful here to state that we are working on a time limit to take urgent steps to transfer funds to you; you will therefore be assisting this process greatly if you comply with the above payment requirement without delays. On behalf of my company, let me welcome you as one of our highly valued clients and we look forward to a long pleasant business relationship with you.

I remain yours truly,

Dr. Kelvin Johnson
(Principal Accounting Officer.)
Email:drkelvin_johnson@yahoo.co.uk

yoopers
2005-06-21, 07:37 PM
Forgot the attachment he sent. Pacific Security and Finance is listed on the website above. There is a statement somewhere on the site that I really like, "They like to use the word, 'modalities'", which is true in these emails to me. The website also says that they will want money transfer via Western Union. Sure enough...

MrBoogiejuice
2005-06-21, 07:40 PM
Originally posted by yoopers
[B]
2.Mr Don Santos £2000GBP (Insurance and legal Charge) 241 Upper St Islington, London, N1 1RU. United Kingdom


Don Santos, now if that's not the ultimate scammers name I don't know what is.

yoopers
2005-06-21, 08:17 PM
Let's see what he thinks of this:

Dr. Johnson,

Earlier in our business development, I briefly outlined some of our faith's beliefs in an email to Mr. Berghart. I also mentioned that there are those who exist who do not agree with our communal structure and subsequent charitable work and would seek our demise. It is something that we fail to understand yet must battle almost daily.

One such group of powerful people, albeit a small section, exists within the city government of St. Albans and has in the past sought to control my people by freezing our bank accounts and fund transfers. I understand and agree with the administrative costs you have outlined and realize the return on investment we will receive for our 4000 pounds ($7,316.78 U.S.). However, I will need for you to conduct a test transfer of funds in any amount you choose over $1.00 into our account to ensure that we can safely receive the $100.5 million that is the subject of our transaction. I will even return the amount to you in my payment of the 4000 pounds.

In order to maintain the haste of this project, please enact this test transfer immediately. Again, our account information is as follows:

The Zorroastrian Benefit Fund
Huntington National Bank
1905 1st Ave
Nitro, WV 25143-1748

I will check with our bank tomorrow and each following day faithfully until I find the transfer. If you encounter problems with the transfer, please contact me immediately and I will powerfully contact those in charge of our funds.

Yours truly,
Dr. Edwards

MrBoogiejuice
2005-06-21, 08:42 PM
Is that a real bank account you've asked them to send the test transfer to?

I'd like to see the transcript of your "powerful contact".

Happy hunting.

yoopers
2005-06-21, 10:12 PM
Originally posted by MrBoogiejuice
Is that a real bank account you've asked them to send the test transfer to?

I'd like to see the transcript of your "powerful contact".

Happy hunting.
No, the bank account is completely fake. I wish I could have used a real bank account just in case he bit but I was too chicken to give out real info. The unknown here is too risky in my opinion.

If I have to "powerfully contact" someone, I'll certainly let you see it. If truth be told, I am getting sort of bored with the whole thing. Mary says I really should be directing my energy toward something more constructive. She is right, of course.

Bruce

GILD
2005-06-22, 08:01 AM
u can't be getting bored with this bruce!
there's the book
and the publishers are talking about a follow up
and one especially for kids
and housewives
and the elderly
u know how it is everytime a half-decent book hits the market, they have to franchise it to death
and then there's allready talk of a TV Serial
we're looking at getting chuck norris's older brother to take the lead part
and oprah wants to do a spam-baiting show with u as the anchor guest
and there's talk of a movie
john goodman is very interested
as is brad pitt
this could go places bruce
u can't afford to get bored now

(and with it being a three day trek down the mountain everytime, just how do u propose to check your bank account every day?)

yoopers
2005-06-22, 01:27 PM
Dave,

I'm sorry. I ended the charade before I read your post above. Just this morning, I received the latest from Dr. Johnson and sent a quick reply. One good thing, though. I named myself after you at the end. :)

Bruce


--- drkelvin johnson <drkelvin_johnson@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

>
> Dear Dr. Edwards
>
> We have recieved your email,we can not afford to
> start effecting your transfer now when we have not
> insured your funds here in the United Kingdom,we
> would need you to send to us as soon as possible the
> charges to have your funds insured and legalized so
> that we could immediately commence with your
> transfer.
>
> We would immediately after transfer send to you the
> Wire Notification Slips along with the Wire Transfer
> slips which you are to present to the authority of
> the bank that you are expecting such an amount of
> funds from the United Kingdom.We would equally want
> you to know that we do not intend to do any thing
> that will be very detrimental to the sucessfull
> transfer of your funds.so we are acting according to
> the rules and regulations guilding banks here in the
> United Kingdom.
>
> You are adviced to immediately have this charges
> sent to our account officers listed in our last
> emails to you so we could immedaitely have your
> funds insured and transfer commences as soon as
> possible,note that your funds will arrive in your
> account in 72 hours after transfer has being
> effected to your account,we are of the opinion that
> the funds will definatly arrive in the account that
> you have provided and if it does not then it would
> be refunded and sent back to the united kingdom
> because it has being insured by our bank.
>
> I Remain Yours Truly,
>
> Dr Kelvin Johnson
>
> {Principal Account Officer}

Okay, guys. I'm getting bored with you and this charade. It was fun to lead you on for awhile but now I'm tired of it and need to move on to something more constructive.

You guys are morons, even idiots. You think you can scam me? You've got the wrong guy. From the start, I have been laughing at your pathetic attempts at creativity, your grand efforts to create obviously false documents, your way too obvious tip-off words in your email...I could go on all day. I have been scamming you from day one. My real name is David and I am a professor of English at the University of Alabama at Birmingham here in the United States. So your poor attempts to sell me have been more than obvious.

I receive hundreds of these scams every year. From Argentina and London, give my regards to your brothers in Nigeria.

Love,
me

GILD
2005-06-22, 02:11 PM
i would love to know what kind of discussions the spam-scammers have 'around the watercooler'

yoopers
2005-06-24, 03:31 PM
Well, I've emailed these guys several more times trying to get them to respond one more time now that everything is out in the open. I've called them idiots, bozos, yellow-bellies, dumb-clucks, and the most viscious one of all, wanna-be scammers, but have not heard a peep. I told them I was highly surprised that they haven't stood up to me like a man after I insulted them.

What's a good Nigerian insult that is sure to unravel their seams?

Then again, maybe my technique is off. Perhaps there's another way besides insulting them. Any ideas?

GILD
2005-06-24, 03:33 PM
tell them they've won the lottery?

JJuggle
2005-06-24, 03:49 PM
Originally posted by yoopers
Then again, maybe my technique is off. Perhaps there's another way besides insulting them. Any ideas? Bruce, let it be. You've had your fun, now just move on. You can continue to "spam" these guys, but you're not likely to insult them sufficiently to provoke a response.

There are plenty of folks busily having their bank accounts emptied and as long as that is the case "Dr. Johnson" will have his hands full accomodating them. Pray for those folks.

yoopers
2005-06-24, 06:25 PM
Originally posted by JJuggle
Bruce, let it be. You've had your fun, now just move on. You can continue to "spam" these guys, but you're not likely to insult them sufficiently to provoke a response.

There are plenty of folks busily having their bank accounts emptied and as long as that is the case "Dr. Johnson" will have his hands full accomodating them. Pray for those folks.
O Great Impartor of Wisdom,

You are correct. Every once in awhile, I guess I get in a rut and seem to lose my bearings. I'm going against my nature by throwing around insults, no matter who the recipient is. My apologies for diplaying a lack of credibility.

My time is better spent elsewhere, anyway. Besides, these guys will be along again soon.

Bruce

UniBrier
2005-06-24, 06:55 PM
I got a PayPal Phish today. I sent it to PayPal; here is their response:

From: "spoof@paypal.com" <spoof@paypal.com>
Reply-To: "spoof@paypal.com" <spoof@paypal.com>
To: STEVE DEKOEKKOEK
Subject: RE: Q510 - Thank you for your email to PayPal (KMM14926901V29537L0KM)
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2005 11:13:09 -0500

Dear ,

Thank you for contacting PayPal.

We appreciate you bringing this suspicious email to our attention. We
can confirm that the email you received was not sent to you by PayPal.
The website linked to this email is not a registered URL authorized or
used by PayPal. We are currently investigating this incident fully.
Please do not enter any personal or financial information into this
website.

If you have surrendered any personal or financial information to this
fraudulent website, you should immediately log into your PayPal Account
and change your password and secret question and answer information. Any
compromised financial information should be reported to the appropriate
parties.

If you notice any unauthorized activity associated with your PayPal
transaction history, please immediately report this to PayPal by
following the instructions below:

1. Log in to your account at https://www.paypal.com/ by entering
your email address and password into the Member Log In box

2. Click on Security Center at the bottom of the page

3. Click on the 'Unauthorized Transaction' link under the Report a
Problem column

4. Please follow the instructions in order to access the appropriate
form

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us again.

Sincerely,
PayPal Account Review Department


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maestro8
2005-06-25, 07:50 AM
Originally posted by UniBrier
I got a PayPal Phish today.
I get these all the time. If you really have a bee in your bonnet about these guys you need to do a WHOIS search on the phisher's domain and contact their hosting provider. Shut them down at the source.

Also, Netcraft has developed a wonderful toolbar for your browser that'll alert you to potential phishing sites: http://toolbar.netcraft.com/

munipsycho
2005-07-11, 01:39 AM
It's not the lottery, but I seem to have inherited some money! Unfortunately, they don't seem to know my name.

Subject: Inheritance
From: Ajilo Chambers <info@lawyer.co.uk>
Date: Sun, July 10, 2005 3:37 pm
To: public_account@birdknob.com

Hello,
I am writing inviting you to be a trustee and next of kin to the asset of my late client who died leaving no will and all efforts to get his family relatives has been abortive, i wish to put your name as a relative to the deceased based on the fact that both of you bear the same surname.
He died in 2003 at the age of 68 and not married. Even though he lived and worked here as a foreigner, requested before his death that he be buried here. Since i help in most of his transactions, his bank officers know me very well and has requested i notify any of his relatives to for claim of funds in his account since he did not specify any next of kin.
I hereby request you forward any proof of your identities, your current telephone and fax numbers including your forwarding address to enable us file application with the bank for release of funds to you.
Congratulations !!
Yours faithfully,
Barr. Alex Ajilo

yoopers
2005-07-11, 02:04 AM
Originally posted by munipsycho
Yours faithfully,
Barr. Alex Ajilo
"Barrister" is one of the trigger words according to the sources of people who know these things. "Modalities" is the other biggie.

Bruce

yoopers
2005-07-11, 01:13 PM
Originally posted by munipsycho
It's not the lottery, but I seem to have inherited some money! Unfortunately, they don't seem to know my name.

Subject: Inheritance
From: Ajilo Chambers <info@lawyer.co.uk>
Date: Sun, July 10, 2005 3:37 pm
To: public_account@birdknob.com

Hey Munipsycho,

Look what I found on my computer when I got to work this morning. Look familiar? My email was in the BC (blind copy) line so this guy must have sent it out to many of his "customers" at the same time.


Hello,
I am writing inviting you to be a trustee and next of kin to the asset of my late client who died leaving no will and all efforts to get his family relatives has been abortive, i wish to put your name as a relative to the deceased based on the fact that both of you bear the same surname.
He died in 2003 at the age of 68 and not married. Even though he lived and worked here as a foreigner, requested before his death that he be buried here. Since i help in most of his transactions, his bank officers know me very well and has requested i notify any of his relatives to for claim of funds in his account since he did not specify any next of kin.
I hereby request you forward any proof of your identities, your current telephone and fax numbers including your forwarding address to enable us file application with the bank for release of funds to you.
Congratulations !!
Yours faithfully,
Barr. Alex Ajilo

UniBrier
2005-07-11, 09:06 PM
Aren't we all special, this was in Sunday's junk folder on my msn e-mail:

From: Ajilo Chambers <info@lawyer.co.uk>
Reply-To: infolawfirm@yahoo.co.uk
Subject: Inheritance
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2005 20:39:21 +0100

Hello,
I am writing inviting you to be a trustee ....

munipsycho
2005-07-11, 09:13 PM
Condolences (for your loss) and Congrats (for your gain) to UB, Yoopers and other big inheritors.

I suggest we host a big party on our new yachts down in the Virgin Islands with our new found wealth. We can pay to fly everybody down.

Hey Yoopers, maybe we can even get something nice for that kid who needed a unicycle a while back.

caw89
2005-07-11, 10:45 PM
Originally posted by yoopers
Hey Munipsycho,

Look what I found on my computer when I got to work this morning. Look familiar? My email was in the BC (blind copy) line so this guy must have sent it out to many of his "customers" at the same time.


Hello,
I am writing inviting you to be a trustee and next of kin to the asset of my late client who died leaving no will and all efforts to get his family relatives has been abortive, i wish to put your name as a relative to the deceased based on the fact that both of you bear the same surname.
He died in 2003 at the age of 68 and not married. Even though he lived and worked here as a foreigner, requested before his death that he be buried here. Since i help in most of his transactions, his bank officers know me very well and has requested i notify any of his relatives to for claim of funds in his account since he did not specify any next of kin.
I hereby request you forward any proof of your identities, your current telephone and fax numbers including your forwarding address to enable us file application with the bank for release of funds to you.
Congratulations !!
Yours faithfully,
Barr. Alex Ajilo

I got that exact same one!

yoopers
2005-07-12, 01:26 AM
Originally posted by munipsycho
Hey Yoopers, maybe we can even get something nice for that kid who needed a unicycle a while back.
Poor little guy. I know he's been waiting so long for my winnings to arrive so I can buy him his new uni. Shouldn't be too much longer.

yoopers
2005-07-15, 03:20 AM
Here's a new twist...

Dear Sir,

We are small new firm engaged in export of goods to
overseas outside my country. (blah,blah,blah)

However, in as much as we able to successfully carry
out these supplies, we experience difficulty remitting
our proceeds from the sale of these products home.
(blah,blah, and more blah)

Here's the twist:
We are very much aware of various scams going on all over,
and as such we are assuring you that at no time you will be
required to pay or transfer funds that you have not
received from our customers to us.
We are sincerely a legitimate entrepreneur seeking for
a trustworthy foreign partner.

Looking forward to hearing from you.
Regards,
Anderson Solomon

GILD
2005-07-15, 08:55 AM
mmm, u know u're going to have to follow this one thru to find out how they make their money, don't u?

i'm currently dealing with a gent in south africa and since i'm visiting south africa shortly, we're looking at finalising this transaction face-to-face
i'm hoping he'll be willing to meet me at the airport
i might just have a pic for u sometime soon

yoopers
2005-07-15, 12:35 PM
Originally posted by GILD
mmm, u know u're going to have to follow this one thru to find out how they make their money, don't u?

i'm currently dealing with a gent in south africa and since i'm visiting south africa shortly, we're looking at finalising this transaction face-to-face
i'm hoping he'll be willing to meet me at the airport
i might just have a pic for u sometime soon
This will be interesting. I look forward to the picture.


B

GILD
2005-07-15, 01:08 PM
i haven't heard back from him today
maybe mentioning that my lawyer will accompany me on my journey was a bit of a dealbreaker

forrestunifreak
2005-09-03, 05:00 PM
Really funny email I got:

Apparently I got it through unicyclist.com....I have no idea what it means...but its funny.
________________________
This is a message from juliettemark06 at Unicyclist Community Forums (
http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/index.php ). The Unicyclist Community
Forums owners cannot accept any responsibility for the contents of the
email.

by email:
mailto:juliettemark06@unicyclist.com

This is the message:

Good Day,

My name is MISS JULIETTE MARK from cote d'ivoire africa .How are you
today? Hope fine .Let me tell you about myself .My late father Mr MARK
PATRICK KEITA was coco merchant and great politician here in cote
d'ivoire who died during this political crisis .

Before his death he made a deposit with a BANK here $11 million
dollars. Due to my mother died before his death and no one taking care of me,
i ran into catholic church where i stays and wait for Gods intervention
.As the condition of the country is going worst the Rev priest has
adviced me to source for partnership abroad to stay with instead of dieing
here .

Because of this information , i decided to contact you for help,
relocate me and take me as your own daughter and invest this funds with me
into a profit yeilding business .this will help me to complete my
education because since the death of my parents i stoped school , couple with
the current crisis , i dont know who is who, in other not to fail into
rebels hand , i have to with-hold my education till i move out of the
country.

I have all the documents to proof the funds existence in the banque but
will be glad to show it to you upon your confirmation to assist me .
contact me from this my email contact . juliettemark06@yahoo.ca

May God Bless You and your family.
Kind regards,

MISS JULIETTE MARK

GILD
2005-09-29, 10:03 AM
I recently received an email from a Russian lady by the name of Lubava.
I figured it to be a Russian Brides spam message and responded just to see what the pitch was.
Well, seems they build them patient in Russia. We've been corresponding for about a week now and by now I know that she lives with her mother, is a good cook and believes that a woman should look after the house and hold down a job and get up ealier in the morning to get everything done.

I'm being sold something but I haven't hit up for any money yet.
I'll keep you posted.

yoopers
2005-09-29, 02:38 PM
Originally posted by GILD
I recently received an email from a Russian lady by the name of Lubava.
I figured it to be a Russian Brides spam message and responded just to see what the pitch was.
Well, seems they build them patient in Russia. We've been corresponding for about a week now and by now I know that she lives with her mother, is a good cook and believes that a woman should look after the house and hold down a job and get up ealier in the morning to get everything done.

I'm being sold something but I haven't hit up for any money yet.
I'll keep you posted.
Sounds interesting. Good cook, eh? Could be a future Mrs. Dave in the works. Maybe I could arrange something for Ben as well.

GILD
2005-09-29, 02:42 PM
Her sister is happily married, but I'll ask about one of her friends for Ben.
Here's one of the pics she's sent me.

GILD
2005-09-29, 02:42 PM
.

yoopers
2005-09-29, 03:18 PM
D,

She looks almost of age (18 years old here in the U.S.). In the first photo, I think she is holding on to her tongue in order not to say anything about how much it's going to cost you.

B

yoopers
2005-10-06, 12:42 PM
Here's a typical Nigerian scam letter (below) from a Charles Soludo and my moment of inspiration response. Let's see if he bites.

********************

Hi Charles, It's me, Saoud. I am in America on business and was very surprised to see this email you sent to my business partner. Do you remember me from grade school? It is most certainly you, I am sure. I remember you from futbol especially. I must say I always thought you would amount to no good. :) But if it is really you, you have surprised us all with what seems like a good career. Please write back to confirm my suspicions.

Your friend,
Saoud.

--- soludo charles <soludoproject_nig@yahoo.com> wrote:

>
>
>
> CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
> TINUBU SQUARE,VICTORIA ISLAND,LAGOS
>
>
> FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
> CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
>
> TINUBU SQUARE LAGOS
>
>
> From the Desk Of:
> Prof Charles Soludo
> Executive Governor (CBN)
> Website: www.cenbank.org
> more direct #:+234-8033133163
>
> Tele:+234-8032496391
>
> Attn: Sir,
>
> IMMEDIATE CONTRACT PAYMENT.CONTRACT #:
> MAV/NNPC/FGN/MIN/005.
>
> From the records of outstanding contractors due for
> payment with the Federal Government of Nigeria, your
> name and company was discovered as next on the list
> of the outstanding contractors who have not received
> their payments.
>
> I wish to inform you that your payment is being
> processed and will be released to you as soon as you
> respond to this letter. Also note that from my
> record in my file your outstanding contract payment
> is US$8.5 million
> dollars (Eight million five hundred thousand united
> states dollars).
>
> Please re-confirm to me if this is inline with what
> we have in your record and also re-confirm to me the
> followings:
>
> 1) Your full name.
>
> 2) Phone, fax and mobile #.
>
> 3) Company name, position and address.
>
> 4) Profession, age and marital status.
>
> 5) Scanned copy of int'l passport.
>
> As soon as this information is received, your
> payment will be made to you in a certified bank
> draft or wired to your bank account directly from
> Central Bank of Nigeria and a copy will be given to
> you to take to your bank and confirm it.
>
> You must reply as soon as you receive this letter
> for more serious discussion with this office or get
> back to us immediately via this e-mail box:
> centralbankmanager@centralbankmanager.cjb.net
>
> YOURS SINCERELY,
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> PROFESSOR CHARLES C. SOLUDO,
> GOVERNOR, CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA (CBN).
>

GILD
2005-10-06, 12:51 PM
Ooooh, schweet.
I can't wait to see where this one is going to go to.

I'm still corresponding with Lubava. She told me how much she loves her dog and then sent me a pic of her dog. Then she told me how much she loves food and cooking and then sent me the pic above of her eating. She's been telling me for a while not how much she loves swimming. Despite repeated requests, I'm still waiting for a pic of her in a swimsuit.

Here's the latest email from her:

Dear hi Dave I today very much was delighted when approached to a computer
received your letter. With each your letter my heart is pleased and
filled with love to you. I feel the same feelings, as you. I feel
inflow of forces and which you bring pleasures with your letters to
me. I feel as ours with you feelings and attitudes grow and we gain in
strength which so for a long time waited and hoped. Your letters force
me to be pleased lives. I changed are surrounding and my friends on
work noticed. My sister Anna sends the regards to you. She is glad,
that we got acquainted with you. She is glad for me. She noticed, that
I became joyful and at me in eyes fire of desire and happiness
appeared. I write to you post cards, I all am open before you as the
book which you can read. As it is a pity, that we with you now not
together, we with you approach each other, we with you think and we
speak equally. At us with you much in common, that I would like to
discuss. I want, that we with you sometime had appointment that we
with you sat near a fireplace with candles, light is muffled. Candles
create to us with you romantic mood. We with you sit on a floor and at
us in hands glasses with wine. I prepared us with you for a supper, it
will be the chopped meat. We enjoy ours with you romantic conditions.
We enjoy the friend the friend. To us it is well simple that we with
you together, that we with you can touch the friend the friend. We can
embrace each other. You gently embrace me for a shoulder and kiss me.
We look at a flame in a fireplace and it bewitches us. As though I
wanted, that it once happened with us. That we would be together. Now
at us there comes autumn is very beautiful season. You would see as
beautifully at us in the autumn in park. Trees yellow, leaves slowly
fall on the ground. I think, that at you too beautiful autumn and we
with you, we can walk under trees in park. I very much would want to
go once with you on the nature and to fry shish kebabs, I love a shish
kebab. You love a shish kebab from mutton? It is very tasty. First you
process meat in mayonnaise, and then you fry on a ramrod. It is very
tasty. Sometime I shall make it for you. You changed my life. I love
you.
your Luba

yoopers
2005-10-06, 01:10 PM
You changed my life. I loveyou.
your Luba
Wow! I had no idea that you had such an effect on women. Congrats, Dave. When will you be sending her airfare for her to join you in Johannesburg? I'm sure there will be some stipulation where she has to purchase her own ticket and can only accept the monies from you.

Opie

GILD
2005-10-06, 01:27 PM
Wow! I had no idea that you had such an effect on women. Congrats, Dave. When will you be sending her airfare for her to join you in Johannesburg? I'm sure there will be some stipulation where she has to purchase her own ticket and can only accept the monies from you.
Yeah, I've had the 'you've changed my life' bit before, but never in a good way. Oh well, you can't win them all.

I'm pretty sure that's where the sting will lie. She's made mention several times about how sad it is that we can't look into the other's eyes and that we can't be together but she's never actually asked me to make it possible. They may be very patient spammers who'll wait for me to offer. That way I'm sure they get a higher conversion ratio.
To think that spammers may have strategic planning meetings and targets and incentive bonusses...
The mind boggles some more.

yoopers
2005-10-12, 01:40 PM
Here's a typical Nigerian scam letter (below) from a Charles Soludo and my moment of inspiration response. Let's see if he bites.

********************

Hi Charles, It's me, Saoud. I am in America on business and was very surprised to see this email you sent to my business partner. Do you remember me from grade school? It is most certainly you, I am sure. I remember you from futbol especially. I must say I always thought you would amount to no good. :) But if it is really you, you have surprised us all with what seems like a good career. Please write back to confirm my suspicions.

Your friend,
Saoud.

Got a response:

Hi Saoud,

Nice to hear from you once more after so long a time. I will like to do this business with you. Pls confirm you want to do the deal. It is a deal and I hope you know. I want to contest fpr presidency come 2007 and I need some cash for the project. Please confirm your readiness to do this with me so that I can give you my direct phone number where to get me.

Charles

*************

And my response:

Charles,

Thank you much for your response. I also thank my business partner for his permission to use his email address as I am here temporarily. My trip was quite urgent, I left within the hour of being notified and could not bring many belongings with me.

Please forgive my forwardness, but it has been a long, long time. I knew you back then but would like to know the you of today. What is your life like? Do you have a family? How did you come to a point to campaign for the presidency? Of that, I am impressed. Again, I bet your patience of me, but business has taught me well. This is quite a large offer and I need to develop my trust in you.

My funds are bountiful and I feel led to assist you in your adventure, but first things must come first. I trust you understand.

Always yours,
Saoud

Post Script: Do you still participate in futbol?

yoopers
2005-10-12, 11:39 PM
My good friend Charles still wiggles on the hook:

*************
The contents of your mail are well noted. I am doing pretty good. For now I am the Governor of my Apex bank - Central bank of Nigeria. I have pretty good family. I am married with 2 kids. Be rest assured that this is a risk free business. I have done all the ground work so no cause for alarm. Hope to hear from you soon.

Charles.
*************

I told him that I have bountiful funds to give him. I think I'll just ignore him for awhile and see what happens.

GILD
2005-10-13, 05:51 AM
Ha, the reel-in starts...
The thrill of the spam-bait.

yoopers
2005-10-13, 01:11 PM
Ha, the reel-in starts...
The thrill of the spam-bait.
Just like real fishing, I'll have to tire him out a bit before reeling him in all the way.

Have you and Luba set a date yet?

yoopers
2005-10-14, 01:02 PM
"Charles" responded with a short note saying that he is still awaiting my reply so they can get started. I respond with the email below. My brainstorm is for Saoud to fall ill to a catastrophic illness with no insurance. He's here in the U.S. on his own with no insurance so I'll start a fund to help cover Saoud's medical bills. We'll see if his long lost buddy Charles would be willing to help support his friend. Should be fun.

******************

Charles,

This is Bruce, the owner of the email address and business partner of Saoud. I'm afraid that Charles was stricken with a sudden illness last night at dinner and had to be rushed to the hospital. No one knows his illness yet but we expect it to be a temporary thing and for him to be fully recovered in a day or two.

When I visit him tonight, I'll let him know that you have emailed him back and are expecting his reply. I think I might take my laptop with me so he can respond personally.

Sorry to tell you this but have high hopes for him and all should be okay again soon.

Bruce

GILD
2005-10-14, 01:14 PM
Have you and Luba set a date yet?Not quite yet. She's beginning to turn up the heat now and every letter declares her undying love. They're beginning to take a slightly spicier tone, with suggestions of going swimming naked together. And her waking up earlier to make us a breakfast in bed and then, while we're still under the covers all nice and snugg and warm...
It'll go from a family forum to a family making forum in no time flat.
Basically, she doesn't just want to be my pen-friend anymore.
The sting can't be far behind now.

yoopers
2005-10-14, 01:36 PM
Not quite yet. She's beginning to turn up the heat now and every letter declares her undying love. They're beginning to take a slightly spicier tone, with suggestions of going swimming naked together. And her waking up earlier to make us a breakfast in bed and then, while we're still under the covers all nice and snugg and warm...
It'll go from a family forum to a family making forum in no time flat.
Basically, she doesn't just want to be my pen-friend anymore.
The sting can't be far behind now.
Have you mentioned your conditions of disease and/or impotence? (no starting rumors here, please) Or perhaps that you live your existance in a wheelchair and can't swim and that you need her to care for you. Might make it interesting to see if she has a turn in her attraction.

GILD
2005-10-14, 01:43 PM
At the moment, it seems that I'm simply getting a barrage of pre-written mails. In their correct order. Apart from my name, there's no indication that 'she' ever reads any of my mails. There is no comment about anything I say and my repeated requests for a picture of her in a swimming costume have gone unanswered and indeed unmentioned.
I'll try the wheelchair response on the next go-round.

yoopers
2005-10-14, 03:40 PM
Poor Saoud has found that he's had a stroke. But the fighter in him wants to continue to help dear old Charles. Saoud Anguiley now has his own email address.


My dearest Charles,

I must apologize but I have taken sick and am in the hospital. Last evening as I was dining with the project partners, I suddenly collapsed and was immediately transported to the hospital. I am informed by the doctors that I have suffered a slight stroke in the left side of my brain but I trouble to operate the right side of my body. I suppose I am backward. Ha Ha. Charles, please bear with me, my old friend, as I sincerely desire to enter into this project with you. I should be recovered soon. As I am typing this with only my left hand, it is very tiring and I must rest. Mr. Edwards has graciously loaned me his laptop computer for the current moment so that I may remain in contact with you. This is a new email for me. Please communicate with me here.

Yours,
Saoud

yoopers
2005-10-14, 04:54 PM
A simple Google search turned up the following dissertation about Mr. Soludo and his scams: http://419.bittenus.com/CharlesSoludo/

Just for fun, I think I might borrow the picture from website and use it as a photo of Saoud sometime just to see what happens. We'll see if he recognizes the face. He most likely will so I'll do it down the line because it would probably spell the end of my relationship with him.

arcane
2005-10-15, 03:52 AM
How do you get currency symbols to show up? I know dollar signs, but what about pounds or itallian? :confused:

arcane
2005-10-15, 03:53 AM
Oops, I just asked a question from page 2... sorry, please ignore me...

GILD
2005-10-17, 12:46 PM
Have you and Luba set a date yet?OOh, it's getting close now.
Here's the latest, we're finally talking money. And I got my swimsuit pic. I think I'll drive this till I get a nude pic before I mention the wheelchair.

Hi my love Dave. Thanks you big for your warm letters and for your love.
Your love and ours with you attitudes changed all my life.I understand, that we is now far, but we with you feel our love and
passion on distance, in it we are helped by ours with you of the
letter and love. Certainly nothing replaces to a meeting and a sight
of the favourite person, but it temporarily. I believe, that we with
you can overcome this distance and a barrier, I believe, that I can
overcome this distance and to be with you. I write to you these words
because I talked to Olga today at her on work. With her conversation
passed ours in peace and friendly conditions. I asked her on your
country, about culture much, learned a lot of interesting and useful.
I asked her on an opportunity to arrive to you and to be together with
you, there is it not so all simply. Especially measures of travel to
your country changed after explosion of the plane on September, 11 3
years ago. At customs house at a start of the plane it is necessary to
have the special electronic visa in which the information on the
person and his print of the big finger will be worn out. I understand
such measures of care and completely I support them. Especially after
that we too had in the country explosions about terror. If you know,
Russia is in the neighbourhood with the Chechen Republic and from her
many criminals who are guilty in explosions in Russia. The special
passport and information is necessary. Information can be collected
for 1-2 days, it not for a long time and inexpensive costs. On
reception of necessary documents it is necessary approximately 7-10.
The visa should be received in Moscow. All necessary papers are filled
at me in city and sent to Moscow, and then there comes the invitation
to reception of the visa, but Olga has certain opportunities and
communications that all this made quickly and qualitatively. But there
is one problem, I did not know that the visa and the ticket that will
arrive to you to cost so dearly. I thought, that the prices not such
high. I was mistaken that an exchange rate of our rouble and your
dollar 1 $----29 roubles and consequently it seems to me dearly a
little. But road of anything, I am not upset. I love you and we with
you love helps us. I want to save the sum of money necessary for me to
arrive to you. I am not upset for this reason, simply it borrows from
me any time to collect the necessary sum of money. I am glad, that I
could find you and I understand, that if we could meet, we with you
shall be together.

All trip will cost 1566 USD
My photo in a bathing suit

GILD
2005-10-17, 12:48 PM
I think she looks prettier in this pic tho.

yoopers
2005-10-17, 01:15 PM
Luscious Luba says: "Especially measures of travel to
your country changed after explosion of the plane on September, 11 3
years ago. At customs house at a start of the plane it is necessary to
have the special electronic visa in which the information on the
person..."
It seems to always include some sort of tragedy and effect, doesn't it?

Does 'she' know that you are in South Africa? It almost sounds like she is assuming you're in the U.S.

GILD
2005-10-17, 02:51 PM
Does 'she' know that you are in South Africa? It almost sounds like she is assuming you're in the U.S.I suspect 'she' does. And that despite me assuring her how fine the Dublin weather is this time of year. I don't understand it.
I also find it fascinating how the eaarlier emails we're all a couple of days apart. We get to the money bit, and suddenly mails are being answered in minutes.

Your earlier guess was quite right. I offered to buy the ticket and have it ready for collection at the airport but since she's allready take a pakage deal, could I just Western Union the money.
She's also getting $900 from her parents and will come up with about $250 of her own. Leaving $500 odd for me to pick up. It's interesting how that amount dropped after the original quote of $1500 with no mention of the money from the parents. It was only after I replied and asked how long it would take her to save that amount and 'could I help in any way' that they must've realised they've got a stingy sucker on the line and started dropping the price.

yoopers
2005-10-17, 04:10 PM
Dave,

There'll be some extra fees come along soon. Don't take it as a sign of your personal worth or Luba losing interest.

Bruce

GILD
2005-10-18, 06:57 AM
There'll be some extra fees come along soon. Don't take it as a sign of your personal worth or Luba losing interest. Thanx Bruce.
That's deep. I was just questioning my position in this world and the value I can bring to it when I read you heartwarming message. You really made me feel much better about myself. It's incredible the effect you can have on people. I think it would be very selfish of you to keep all of this interpersonal healing skills to yourself. Can you imagine if Dr Phil never went on Oprah? And basically just remained the most irritating dinner guest you've ever encountered?
Instead he reached out and now his syndicated show are bringing joy and hope to people who are so dysfunctional yet boring they couldn't even make it onto Ricki, let alone Jerry Springer.
You should reach out to Bruce. You can reach into the hearts and minds of people and help them come to grips with their pain. You can help broken families. You can help broken people. You can help reconstruct that which is broken in America and made your country great before. You Bruce, yes YOU, can help turn America around.

I have this book available, 'Reach Out', and it takes you thru a variety of easy to follow steps to getting your own TV show. This book is not available in book stores Bruce. It is only available to you in this one time, personal offer, so tell all your friends...



Sorry, I must've dozed off their for a moment.
Did I say something?

john_childs
2005-10-18, 07:05 AM
I just found the following email in my spam bin. It's from 8/9/2005.


This is a message from juliettemark06 at Unicyclist Community Forums ( http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/index.php ). The Unicyclist Community Forums owners cannot accept any responsibility for the contents of the email.

To email juliettemark06, you can use this online form:
http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/member.php?action=mailform&userid=10563

OR, by email:
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This is the message:

Good Day,

My name is MISS JULIETTE MARK from cote d'ivoire africa .How are you today? Hope fine .Let me tell you about myself .My late father Mr MARK PATRICK KEITA was coco merchant and great politician here in cote d'ivoire who died during this political crisis .

Before his death he made a deposit with a BANK here $11 million dollars. Due to my mother died before his death and no one taking care of me, i ran into catholic church where i stays and wait for Gods intervention .As the condition of the country is going worst the Rev priest has adviced me to source for partnership abroad to stay with instead of dieing here .

Because of this information , i decided to contact you for help, relocate me and take me as your own daughter and invest this funds with me into a profit yeilding business .this will help me to complete my education because since the death of my parents i stoped school , couple with the current crisis , i dont know who is who, in other not to fail into rebels hand , i have to with-hold my education till i move out of the country.

I have all the documents to proof the funds existence in the banque but will be glad to show it to you upon your confirmation to assist me . contact me from this my email contact . juliettemark06@yahoo.ca

May God Bless You and your family.
Kind regards,

MISS JULIETTE MARK

GILD
2005-10-18, 07:25 AM
I just found the following email in my spam bin. It's from 8/9/2005.Good morning john.

Does that mean you're joining the game?

john_childs
2005-10-18, 07:38 AM
Good morning john.

Does that mean you're joining the game?
I wasn't planning on joining the game.
I found it interesting because it came from someone who signed up here and sent the email to me through the forum. It's also interesting because it's also one of the very very few (a high school shop teacher could count the number on one hand) Nigerian emails that I've ever gotten. I don't get that kind of spam for some reason. I get plenty from other sources but none from Nigerian style scammers.

GILD
2005-10-18, 07:40 AM
Ah, I wasn't paying attention. I missed that.
So, do you think she actually rides?

john_childs
2005-10-18, 07:45 AM
I doubt it, but then how would she find the forum. We can wonder.

I'm not even sure she's a she. Miss Juliette Mark could also be Mr. Mark Juliette. You never know.

GILD
2005-10-18, 07:53 AM
Speaking of spam, I've got a bit of a browser-jacking going on with Internet Explorer on my production machine and neither Ad-Aware nor Spybot seem able to sort it out.
Is there another program you can think of that might sort it out?

john_childs
2005-10-18, 08:10 AM
There are some links here (http://lists.thedatalist.com/pages/Spyware_Help.htm) for spyware removal programs and help forums where they can help you remove whatever it is. You can try the Microsoft AntiSpyware (Beta) program. Link is on the above site. It's free (for now). And the SpywareInfo (http://www.spywareinfo.com/) site has an active forum for help finding and removing the things.

s7ev0
2005-10-18, 08:19 AM
There are some links here (http://lists.thedatalist.com/pages/Spyware_Help.htm) for spyware removal programs and help forums where they can help you remove whatever it is. You can try the Microsoft AntiSpyware (Beta) program. Link is on the above site. It's free (for now). And the SpywareInfo (http://www.spywareinfo.com/) site has an active forum for help finding and removing the things.

If they don't do the trick, I've just managed to remove a rogue dialler with help from http://www.thatcomputerguy.us, a forum dedicated to helping remove spyware, adware, etc. I can recommend it for speed of response and efficacy.

GILD
2005-10-18, 08:38 AM
Thanx Gents. I'll get stuck into the little beastie this afternoon.

yoopers
2005-10-18, 12:56 PM
I have this book available, 'Reach Out',
Hey, I have one of those books as well. It's great. It lists all the names and phone numbers of the folks in our town and comes in very handy every so often. I join Dave in placing this book at the top of the list.

America's Great Hope,
Bruce

GILD
2005-10-18, 01:03 PM
How's the coffee this morning?

yoopers
2005-10-18, 01:27 PM
How's the coffee this morning?
It was a fine cup of anti-oxidants. I think I'll have another.

GILD
2005-10-18, 01:39 PM
It was a fine cup of anti-oxidants. I think I'll have another.Oh you have such a way with words...

yoopers
2005-10-21, 01:17 PM
Great article on Yahoo about our Nigerian friends:


http://news.yahoo.com/s/latimests/20051020/ts_latimes/iwilleatyourdollars

GILD
2005-10-21, 01:40 PM
$700 million relating to 419 crime had been seized in the two years since the establishment of the EFCC. I would pay good money to know who's driving a luxury car bought with that money right now.

The moral of the story remains, reply, reply, reply. Destroy their 'if you get a reply, you're 70% sure of getting the money' statistic. Increase the volume they have to deal with and the system will collapse under it's own weight.
Reply, Reply, Reply.

yoopers
2005-10-21, 02:48 PM
I would pay good money to know who's driving a luxury car bought with that money right now.

The moral of the story remains, reply, reply, reply. Destroy their 'if you get a reply, you're 70% sure of getting the money' statistic. Increase the volume they have to deal with and the system will collapse under it's own weight.
Reply, Reply, Reply.
Dave,

After reading that article, my greatest fear is that there is some outside chance that Luba may not be real. I know you're quite the sensitive guy so I just want to let you know that if your dam bursts, I'm here for you, friend.

Bruce

GILD
2005-10-21, 02:52 PM
Thanx for your concern Bruce, but it's OK, she sent me a photo of herself. And one of her sister.
Besides, I can just feel it's right between her and me. You know what I mean? I've always been a bit psychic you know but I don't even need to be that here. It's just so, so, so cosmically right that our souls have found one another again, here in this lifetime, that I can just feel in my heart and I can see it in my arms and hold her in her eyes.
So while I do thank you for your concern, I will ask you that you keep your filthy cynicism off something that is even more beautiful than you can ever hope to be able to imagine.
I know you're just jealous Bruce but don't worry. I'm sure out there in the wildness that is our world there is someone who will be as happy to be with you as you will be to be with her.
Forever.

yoopers
2005-10-21, 04:12 PM
Thanx for your concern Bruce, but it's OK, she sent me a photo of herself. And one of her sister.
Besides, I can just feel it's right between her and me. You know what I mean? I've always been a bit psychic you know but I don't even need to be that here. It's just so, so, so cosmically right that our souls have found one another again, here in this lifetime, that I can just feel in my heart and I can see it in my arms and hold her in her eyes.
So while I do thank you for your concern, I will ask you that you keep your filthy cynicism off something that is even more beautiful than you can ever hope to be able to imagine.
I know you're just jealous Bruce but don't worry. I'm sure out there in the wildness that is our world there is someone who will be as happy to be with you as you will be to be with her.
Forever.
Well, I guess you saw right through me. I was hoping to quietly convince you to give up on Luba so I could have her. But 'twas not to be. You're too smart. Since you seem to have everything in line, I guess I'll just swallow my pride, pick up and move on to second best.

Bruce the Meek & Lonely

GILD
2005-10-21, 04:20 PM
Not so fast Bruce. True love does not come cheap.
And she does have a sister.
You want to go halves?

yoopers
2005-10-21, 04:24 PM
Not so fast Bruce. True love does not come cheap.
And she does have a sister.
You want to go halves?
Hmmm... (rubs fingers on bearded chin). I suppose I should ask Mary first if it's okay. She's the boss, you know.

GILD
2005-10-21, 04:42 PM
I suppose I should ask Mary first if it's okay.I'm almost tempted to dare you (a'la ED's 'betcha 10 bucks...' bets) to actually ask her.

Did the (other) boss do his 'Donuts!' thing again this morning?

maestro8
2005-10-21, 10:33 PM
You want to go halves?
LOL!

If this were not a family forum, I'd love to hear how you two would go about this...

yoopers
2005-10-21, 11:20 PM
Dave,

I asked Mary (you owe me $10 but I'll take it in rep points). She wants to know if Luba has a brother.

Bruce

GILD
2005-10-22, 09:27 AM
If this were not a family forum, I'd love to hear how you two would go about this...I did mention she had a sister. I meant go halves on the airfair, you filthy minded little boy.I asked Mary (you owe me $10 but I'll take it in rep points). She wants to know if Luba has a brother.Bruce you champion!
I'll ask about the brother.

MrBoogiejuice
2005-10-22, 02:46 PM
I very much would want to
go once with you on the nature and to fry shish kebabs, I love a shish
kebab. You love a shish kebab from mutton? It is very tasty. First you
process meat in mayonnaise, and then you fry on a ramrod. It is very
tasty. Sometime I shall make it for you. You changed my life. I love
you.


You've got a keeper there Dave.
I've only just found this thread, makes me wish I got scam e mails. I seem to get every other type of junk mail except for the fun ones.
If anyone has a spare scammer hanging about I'd be happy to take them off your hands.

GILD
2005-12-07, 08:39 AM
Now I'm being offered a job as a scammer. I think.
I'll let you know how it goes.

Good day,

Have you ever wanted to get a job without any special education? Have you ever thought to have a salary
up to 70 000 USD per year, spending about 3-4 hours a day at your home PC?
We can give you this opportunity.

The name of our company is IRG "Italy Representative Group". Our company has a great
experience in financial deals. Our central office is situated in Viale Praco de Medici 37 00148 Roma,
Italy. We have some offices in Europe, generally in Germany and France. Now we want to set up our
representative in the USA. You as the citizen of the USA can help us.
Our company was founded in 1993. We help people to transfer their money all over the world. We are ready
to give you the chance. At this moment we are enlarging our staff and you have a chance to become a
member of our team and get additional earnings spending 3 - 4 hours a day. But it isn't all. We can
send you a long term contract if you prove us your reliability.
We began to work as a small team of young and purposeful people. Since that moment our firm became a
large and reliable holding. Professionals in our company helped us to increase our status in worldwide
business community. Now our team consists of professionals in different spheres such as Internet
technologies, computer graphics, programming and financial services.

REQUIREMENTS:
1. Be at least 21.
2. Possibility to check your email several times a day.
3. Be responsible, hard working and communicable.
4. Must live in the US.
5. Be able to have a bank account or credit card.

If you are interested in our suggestion please send e-mail to our manager Laurie Fantauzzi <irg_manager@hotmail.com>

Regards,
"Italy Representative Group"

Naomi
2005-12-07, 08:48 AM
There was a guy in the bar I work at tonight who actually had won the lottery this week. Only...(only?) £10,000. But still, better than a poke in the face with a fish.

Kit


What type of fish?

yoopers
2005-12-07, 02:23 PM
Now I'm being offered a job as a scammer. I think.
Sounds like a grand opportunity, Dave. Only we'll have to develop a secret code so we know who you are when you scam us and you know who we are when we politely decline your offers. :)

GILD
2005-12-07, 02:57 PM
Bruce, you flatter me. Fortunately I know that a man of your abillities and intellects in your community will know a good opportunity to help a starving widow and won't turn down such a chance of selfless improvement and enrichments.

yoopers
2005-12-07, 03:00 PM
...won't turn down such a chance of selfless improvement and enrichments.
Yes, but I've donated all my winnings so far to charity.

Gilby
2005-12-07, 03:11 PM
Yesterday I had a very stubborn scammer abuse the TinyURL (http://tinyurl.com) service. Haven't had one of these in a while that pursued trying to get me to reactivate a TinyURL.

The scam was a typical pyramid scam with 10 levels, you pay each above you $5, and pay the creator of the program $6 which gets you your own webpage so you can scam people.

Anyways, this person just didn't want to accept that I terminated the TinyURL.

I was forwarded a complaint about and the email this guy sent was:

Subject: Invest $56..... Get Back..... $61,035,150..... Tax-free!!!
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2005 12:39:20 -0800


That's right!.....

Invest $56.00 for a return of $61,035,150.00 all tax-free! Do it all within a year, by inviting only 5 people into this most lucrative opportunity. Do you know 5 people who are willing to invest $56.00, knowing that within a year, they will have enough to live comfortably for the rest of their lives? If so, have them click on this link.....

http://tinyurl.com/8584s




Per your request, you have received this email. To unsubscribe, send a blank email with "remove" in the subject to removed@to.protect.the.stupid

On Monday, upon looking at the site and seeing that it'd clearly a scam, I terminated the TinyURL.

That night I get this:

Your information is incorrect!!!!!
http://tinyurl/8584s has been used according to all your regulations. Yes I am using it to send emails out to people who have requested information on home based business, but they are the only people who the emails are going out to!!!!! Now please reestablish my link, and quit listening to out of joint or should I say dislocated idiots!!!!! I AM NOT VIOLATING YOUR RULES FOR USING THIS SERVICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

J.

So I explain why it was terminated:

That TinyURL was terminated as it was being use for illegal purposes.
Specifically, the TinyURL redirected to a fraudulent money making scam.

- Gilby
TinyURL.com

Usually I never hear anything else from them after that simple response, but I did:

Who
are you to say that my URL was directing people to a FRADULENT money
making scheme? Someone who I might add has not involved themselves in
researching the program in detail. You are WRONG!!!!!!!
You have no clue as to what type of program this is, and how FRADULENT
the program is. If you did, and had any common sense, you would
probably want to join. This program is very reputable, and I dare anyone to prove me otherwise!!!!! Especially you. Now please reinstate the URL Immediately!

Jeff
http://tinyurl/8584s


UH HUH, really...


Who am I? I am the owner of the TinyURL service. I am the one who has to waste my time when I get spam reports such as the case was with your use of this TinyURL. While it was reported for spam, we did not conclude it to be spam, nor did we conclude it wasn't spam. That didn't matter because upon looking at the site, I found that it was in fact a fraudulent money making scheme, and that was enough to terminate the TinyURL. I did research it and am very familiar with the various illegal uses that TinyURL has been used for in the past. The site explained how the system "worked" and it's clearly a ponzi system. It is illegal. Using TinyURL for illegal purposes is a violation of the TinyURL terms of use. I have common sense, in fact, I have more than that since I deal
with these things on a daily basis.

A ponzi scam such as this depends on getting more people to sign up and fund the top levels, and eventually the system has no more people that will sign up, and it crashes. More information about this kind of scam can be found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ponzi

- Gilby
TinyURL.com

Oh, it's not a business, but a gifting program, really...


Gilby

If you did your research as you say you did, you would know that this is NOT a PONZI scam! This program only allows for the people to stay in the program until they reach the tenth level. At that point they are removed from the list, and if they like they can start over at the bottom, but the choice is up to them. Everyone who joins the program, knows that they will be in the program until they reach the tenth level. At that point, they know that they will be removed!!!! This is why there is no one at the top, and why this is not a business!!!!!! This is a GIFTING PROGRAM with excellent software.

Please review this site again, only this time be more thorough, and then reevaluate your decision. You might consider reviewing the qualifications of what a Ponzi scam is again. You can find that info at:
http://townsend-law.netfirms.com/ponzix.htm[/FONT][FONT=Sylfaen]

Jeff


I'm just trying to point out to this guy how these scams work, maybe he'll realize that it's a losing battle.
Gifting program, ponzi scam, or slight modification of a ponzi scam... in this case, the same thing. In order to fill up the pyramid, you need 12 million gullible people. People on the bottom pay the people above them. You put $56 in, and the average amount you'll get out is $50, the $6 goes to the scammer that set up the "program". It's purely a scam, and you're only kidding yourself by trying to convince yourself that you didn't fall for such a scam.

- Gilby
TinyURL.com


A little more heated... I bet he wasted a lot of money advertising the TinyURL, so he's probably pissed about losing lots of money, but I don't care.


Gilby:

What the hell is the matter with you! For one, this is not a pyramid,
a pyramid has to be a BUSINESS. A pyramid always has the same person
at the top, and this program doesn't!!!

The average amount I get out is $50.00... Are you crazy? Depending on
how you market the information, and how many people you personally
invite, you can receive much more than that.

Apparently pride is not allowing you to admit you are wrong.

Why didn't you read the link I sent you by the attorney? In the link,
it tells you that ....well I am not going there because you are to
opinion headed to admit when you are WRONG.

Every member pays every other member, and the six dollars goes to the
webmaster for hosting fees, and for their design & involvement.
(payroll) What's wrong with that? If you look close. The webmaster is
in the program herself, but is NOT AT THE TOP.

Why don't you just admit that you were WRONG, and that, YOU DIDN'T DO YOUR RESEARCH AS YOU SAID YOU DID and reenact my URL!

READ THE LINK I SENT YOU, BUT BEFORE YOU DO, TAKE SOME GINKGO BILOBA.

Jeff

Ginko Biloba... ah, no thanks.


That TinyURL will not be enabled. That decision is final. Nothing you say will convince me to enable it again. We can not be involved in aiding illegal and fraudulent activities. It is a fact that this is illegal, it is a pyramid scheme, and yes, the pyramid eventually collapses.The average amount I get out is $50.00... Are you crazy? Depending on how you market the information, and how many people you personally invite, you can receive much more than that. I read that as: "depending on how much you scam others".

Each person that buys into the system gets an average of $50, for their $56 buy in cost. Yeah, you may be higher up in the pyramid and get more, but most people are getting nothing or little in return. The money comes from within the system, no more money is produced in that system, money does not magically appear from nothing. By convincing others to buy in to the system, you are scamming them.

If you don't believe me, I encourage you to consult with an attorney, talk to your local police, or at a minimum read up on it more. Ask them what the consequences are for fraudulent activity such as this.

Right now, you're either stubborn and don't want to believe you are participating in fraud, or you're knowingly doing it. Given that you are trying to point out minor differences, makes me think the latter.

- Gilby
TinyURL.com
And a grand finale response:

You are a proud, and arrogant simpleton. Who is not only mindless, and halfwitted, but a prideful imbecilic moronic bufoon who needs a serious reality check!!!!!!!

Jeff
Sometimes I wonder. ;)

Anyways, the lesson here for those actually reading this. Beware of scams... money making scams like this that get you involved are a losing venture and could get you in jail.

GILD
2005-12-07, 03:20 PM
He does have a lovely turn of phrase, doesn't he?
Now about that AMWAY thing...

Gilby
2005-12-07, 03:20 PM
note to self... use the preview feature before posting... especially when copying and pasting from email from and AOLer.

Gilby
2005-12-07, 03:30 PM
He does have a lovely turn of phrase, doesn't he?
Now about that AMWAY thing...

At least amway has an actual product.... that's what makes it legal.

yoopers
2005-12-07, 03:44 PM
Wow, Gilby. I'm glad you're not my mother. I'd never pull anything over on you.

Your loving son,
Bruce

Gilby
2005-12-07, 03:54 PM
Wow, Gilby. I'm glad you're not my mother. I'd never pull anything over on you.

Your loving son,
Bruce

Good thing I know you are above that maturity level... I think. :p

yoopers
2005-12-09, 04:07 AM
I guess the system does work once in awhile.

*****************

Hello,

Thank you for writing to abuse@msn.com.

With regards to your complaint of spam being generated from the ID <globalseafoodltd_korea@msn.com> to your inbox, I would like to let you know that the intruder's account has been cancelled and terminated.

Incase you do receive any more spam from any unsolicited ID, please do write to us at abuse@msn.com and we will be more than happy to assist you with the same.

I would also advise you to please contact your respective Internet Service Provider as they will assist you to set up the junk filters and virus controls to ensure the future safety of your computer.

Sincerely,

Anand
MSN Policy Enforcement

GILD
2005-12-09, 06:52 AM
Yeah, that's nice.

cathwood
2005-12-09, 07:44 PM
You are a proud, and arrogant simpleton. Who is not only mindless, and halfwitted, but a prideful imbecilic moronic bufoon who needs a serious reality check!!!!!!!


He,he I'm going to take insulting lessons from this guy. How much d'you think he'd charge?

Cathy

Gilby
2005-12-09, 11:50 PM
He,he I'm going to take insulting lessons from this guy. How much d'you think he'd charge?

60 million, I guess. Though got the lesson for free.

GILD
2005-12-10, 03:56 PM
I'm not too sure about that first comma tho, we might have to hook him up with Miss A to sort out his punctuation.

maestro8
2005-12-10, 05:32 PM
Us unicyclists must have great luck... I've just won the URBAN LOTTERY and have been authorized to collect a sum of $1,000,000! Could one of you lottery experts guide me through the collection process? ;)

FROM: THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT
GREEN JOHNSON (URBAN LOTTERY
INTERNATIONAL)PRIZE AWARD DEPT

REF NO: 15/0018/IPD

BATCH NO: EGS/22504002/04

ATTN: WINNER.

RE: AWARD NOTIFICATION, FINAL NOTICE.

We are pleased to inform you, that as a result of our RECENT LOTTERY DRAWS HELD on the 23rd of oct, 2005.Your e-mail address attached to ticket number:085-12876077-09 with serial number:51390-0 drew lucky numbers:03-05-12-14-38 which consequently won in the 5th category.you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay of (ONE MILLION US DOLLARS ONLY) in cash credited to file with REF: º.EGS/3662367114/13.

Note that all participants in this lottery program have been selected randomly through a computer ballot system drawn from over 20,000 Officials and 30,000,000 individual email addresses from all search engines and web sites,from Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North and South America, Middle East and Africa, as part of our International Promotions Program. This promotional program takes place every year,and is promoted and sponsored by eminent personalities like the Sultan of Brunei,Bill Gates of microsoft inc
and other corporate organizations.

This is to encourage the use of the internet and computers worldwide.

Your fund is now deposited with Union Bank and insured in your name.

For security purpose and clarity, we advise that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims have been processed and your money remitted to your account.This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claims and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants.We look
forward to your active participation in our next 4 million dollars slot.

To begin the processing of your prize you are to contact your claims agent through our accredited Prize Transfer agents as stated below:

REV.DR MIKE OKORO


E MAIL: agentmikeokoro45@yahoo.com
E MAIL: revmike45@yahoo.com


TEL: +234-803-400-1387

CALL HIM IMMEDIATELY WITH HIS ABOVE DIRECT PHONE NUMBER IF YOU ARE CALLING FROM (USA) THIS IS HOW YOU DIAL 011-234-803-400-1387

When you contact him, please provide him with your secret BATCH NO,SERIAL NO.You are also advised to provide your claim agent with the under listed information as soon as possible send it to his two email addresses below,

E MAIL: agentmikeokoro45@yahoo.com
E MAIL: revmike45@yahoo.com


1. Name in full
2. Address
3. Nationality
4. Age
5. Occupation
6. Phone/Fax

You have been advised not to use your school e mail address to reply, because sometimes it will be hard to reply you with the school email address,so use any other e mail to reply.

All winnings must be claimed not later than one month After the date of this notice.Please note,in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications,remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence.

Furthermore,should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.

Congratulations!!!once more and thank you for being part of our promotional program.

Bear in mind that 10% of your fund will be going to the lottery organization that played the lottery with peoples name and email addresses that should be after you most have received the fund in your account,the 10% would have been given to them,just because the fund has been insured and will not be removed till you receive the fund in your account.

Sincerely,
MR.GREEN JOHNSON.
VICE PRESIDENT.
URBAN LOTTERY.

Gilby
2005-12-10, 06:54 PM
Us unicyclists must have great luck... I've just won the URBAN LOTTERY and have been authorized to collect a sum of $1,000,000! Could one of you lottery experts guide me through the collection process? ;)

Sure, just send payment of $5000 to my swiss bank account #8533737UWKQIE and I'll be glad to handle the entire collection process for you.

yoopers
2005-12-19, 04:43 PM
I checked the guy's originating IP through arin.net (http://www.arin.net/whois). My quick response is at the bottom.

--- Opoku Asare <opoku1asare@msn.com> wrote:

> DEAR FRIEND,
>
> My name is Mr. OPOKU ASARE I am
> compelled to contact you <snip>
> I am the Eastern regional branch manager of the
> SG-SSB Internatioanl Bank Of Ghana.

blah, blah, blah

> There is practically no risk involved; it
> will be a bank-to-bank transfer.
>
> Very truly yours,
> Mr. OPOKU ASARE


My dearest Opoku,

Evidently you have been hit in the head or have
suffered some other dibilitating trauma. You say you
are in Ghana but your email comes from the
Netherlands. How can I trust someone who isn't in
touch with reality?

Bruce

yoopers
2006-01-09, 02:31 PM
Here's a new one on me, adding an email address to my Paypal account. I suspect many more of these to come as spam usually get created, then everyone in the spamming community seems to pick up on it and claim it for their very own. I watch the spam patterns we receive on our Verizon accounts. Right now, we're receiving the same offer over and over again for some great life insurance. Two weeks ago, it was a new hot stock offer. The best ones were the ones sent to Ben and Brad selling homeowner's insurance.

I post these in order that the masses become as familiar as possible with spammers' techniques in hopes that as few as possible get taken by these morons. I hate email spam.

By the way, the excellent use of the English language made it difficult to realize this one as spam. :)

......................................

You've added an additional email address to your
PayPalaccount.
If you donâ¬"t agree with this email
Mgrommesh.84@sbcglobal.net and ifyou need assistance
with your account,
please click here to login to your account.

To make sure you can use your PayPal account the next
time youmake a purchase,
all you need to do is confirm or not your email
address.
If your email program has problems with hypertext
links,
you may also confirm your email address by logging
into your account.

Thank you for using PayPal!

The PayPal Team

yoopers
2006-01-09, 02:43 PM
I just reported then deleted seven emails all the same for Cross Atlantic Life, supposedly the greatest tip ever for the latest hot stock.

GILD
2006-01-09, 03:10 PM
Did you buy some?
If you make enough money from it you might be able to afford Lubya's plane fare?

yoopers
2006-01-09, 03:27 PM
Did you buy some?
If you make enough money from it you might be able to afford Lubya's plane fare?
Better send a horse and carriage after her.

tomblackwood
2006-01-10, 07:22 AM
Here's a fun one I received today:

28 TANFIELD ROAD,
CROYDON.LONDON
GREATH BRITAIN
PNONE- +44-703-186-1127
EMAIL:fabaloyi4@yahoo.co.uk

GOOD DAY,

I am Mr. FABALOYI CLARK working in department of fund released order in Barclays Bank Plc Croydon Branch London, I know the letter might come to you as surprise, but take it like your own transaction..

Mr. IMAN AJI SASMITO, from INDONESIA executed contract through Department of Works here in London, the contract worth of £ 12, 550,000.00(Twelve Million Five hundred and fifty thousand pounds). But on the process of transferring the money to him, as you know that thousand of people have died after a violent earthquake under the sea near northern Indonesia he died with his family in Tsunami disaster that occurred recently, we involve you to authenticate this claim.

Meanwhile, his money has been signed for payment in my office before I will give order to the bank for final endorsement of his money.

Nobody knows what is going on except my assistance and me. This is the man’s information.

Contract Sum:
£12, 550,000.00 (TWELVE Million Five Hundred and Fifty thousand pounds).

Contract number: FMA/FMF/3-X99/2003.

Payment Approval Nominal Code: will be given to your upon your response to partake.

You will act like the beneficiary of this money; I will give you more information about the transaction

I wait for your urgent reply

Best regards,

MR. FABALOYI CLARK

I'm glad his assistance knows what's going on...hopefully she also knows how to spell.

tomblackwood
2006-01-10, 07:35 AM
But wait there's more...my spam bin's a hoppin'. I've heard of "diploma mills" before, but this is the most blatant pitch for one I've ever seen.

GILD, I think this one might be targeting us...a couple guys who have faced the hash realities of life.

The language in this is ridiculous on so many levels...clearly the copywriter is a graduate of this very program! I love the sixth paragraph, and sense a new slogan in the works for the US Army: "Be all what you can be."

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yoopers
2006-01-10, 02:34 PM
Are you facing the hash realities of life
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Tom,

This one would be somewhat simpler to track down. You already know he's from Boston. Matter of fact, I'd guess the culprit is Major Winchester.

yoopers
2006-01-10, 02:35 PM
GOOD DAY,

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I think I'm going to change my name to Fabaloyi. What a great name!

tomblackwood
2006-01-12, 04:37 AM
I think I'm going to change my name to Fabaloyi. What a great name!
Don't forget the Mister...it is important all ways that you are shown yourself the proper respects.

yoopers
2006-01-12, 03:27 PM
Don't forget the Mister...it is important all ways that you are shown yourself the proper respects.
How about Fabaloyi, Master of All. Does that ring of respect?

Fab

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2006-01-14, 03:13 PM
wooo... my first ever!...

so how do i find out where it came from etc.?

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GILD
2006-01-20, 08:30 AM
Read the article linked to in this post (http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/showpost.php?p=427813&postcount=41860).
Priceless.

yoopers
2006-01-20, 05:48 PM
Read the article linked to in this post (http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/showpost.php?p=427813&postcount=41860).
Priceless.
Has anyone tried the blue frog software? It sounds like a great idea but does it work? Would a participant be opening him or herself up to greater risk by having an email address added to a list that is provided to the spammer?

monotim
2006-01-21, 10:44 AM
If you have so much money, you could buy me e new trial unicycle no?:)
You are very lucky!!
Have a good day,
Tim

GILD
2006-01-26, 07:00 AM
Thanx to an article on the Scambaiters site, I found out about some low-life scum-f@#*s who are scamming money by trying to get donations from people for tsunami affected people. They're using the first anniversary as there main angle.
The article asked that as many people as possible please contact them and try n flood them with correspondence.
I couldn't refuse.

They do seem to be taking some strain as my initial query was only answered today.
It started off quite innocently.


Dave Walters <unigild@gmail.com> wrote:
How do I go about donating to this worthwhile cause?


The reply came 6 days later

Tsunami anniversary to me


Dear Dave ,

Thanks for your response to our call for donations to support the work of charity . Our organization is a non profitable and non governmental organization . Our job is to reach out to rural areas,villages,tsunami affected areas,eurosion affected areas,earthquake affected areas ,rehabilitation homes and also orphanage homes and help them .
We give them financial support ,spiritual support, material support and also give them a sense of belonging . We reached you because we need your support to enable us continue these charity work , so If you think what we are doing impresses you , you are wellcommed to send us your donations for the support of our charity work . No amount is too small to support this cause and the Lord Allmighty shall multiply to you in 10 folds .
Thanks,
Yours faithfully,
Tosak Ying.

I can't leave well enough alone and fired this off to him a moment ago


Dave Walters to Tsunami


Tosak, I am blessed by your speedy reply.

Our church would very much like to extend our involvement in the rebuilding of this nature-torn part of the world. We have been channeling our funding thru the Red Cross but in recent times, there's been a feeling on our board that we need to get our money really down 'to the trenches', so to speak and forego the big organisational relief efforts. We would rather feed a village for a year than buy stationary for the office in Geneva, if you get my drift and I think you do.

Our congregation are a collection of some very succesfull people and they have been moved to be vey generous with their regular donations to our charity fund. This fund is managed by a board of trustees who decide how to distribute this money.
I mention this to you Tosak because I want you to realise that we are talking about a substantial amount of money that we move around on a regular basis.

In an attempt to justify the faith our members place in members of the board, we do require a rather extensive information gathering exercise on yourself and your organisations before we start signing checks.
Please forward me all relevant information about yourself, your organisation and a variety of testemonials from local figures of authority in areas where you operate. This can include, but may not be limited to, local clergymen, chiefs of police, magistrates, traditional clan chiefs, captains of local sports teams and ladies of standing in the communities. We're especially interested in your work with minorities.
We do also have a questionaire that we send out and ask you to complete once we've received all this information from you.

I look forward to yet another speedy reply.

Your in cash disbursements

Dave


Now I figure there are a couple of us on these fora who have ahd some fun with these idiots in the past and I'd like to call on all of you to join me in drawing up the single most fiendishly impossible 'questionaire' in the history of mankind.

Suggestions?

yoopers
2006-01-26, 01:54 PM
Have them submit their business plan and a copy of their credo.

Terry17
2006-01-26, 05:07 PM
Who's on their board of directors?

Where else have they operated?

Ask for a copy of their Form 990. (To find out if a group is a charity, you'll want to see its Form 990. The charity files a 990 with the federal government. This financial report provides information on the organization's tax status and programs, and shows how it is using its funds)

Who does their audits?

What are their administrative costs?

GILD
2006-01-27, 06:53 AM
Kewl.
I'm assuming the Form 990 is a US thing?
I'm not sure where they are 'supposed' to be based but I'll ask for it anyway.
I haven't heard beck yet, I'll let you know how it goes.

Daniel.Foster
2006-01-27, 08:57 AM
looks like japan or something in asia... cuz of the name, but i am prolly wrong

Terry17
2006-01-27, 12:48 PM
[QUOTE=GILD]Kewl.
I'm assuming the Form 990 is a US thing?
I'm not sure where they are 'supposed' to be based but I'll ask for it anyway.
QUOTE]

I don't know--I just looked up on the internet how to check out a charity.....I figure if they're not legit, they won't know either and will waste their time making up bogus answers! This is a FUN game!

yoopers
2006-03-08, 08:33 PM
Wow, check out this new tactic. I've not seen this one before. Thing is, I don't have anything out on Ebay right now. And all links on the page point to http://us.f525.mail.yahoo.com/ym/ Looks like the message originally came out of Japan. I reported it to both Yahoo and Ebay.

Gilby
2006-03-08, 09:32 PM
Just wait till they get smarter and send these to people who actually are selling something that needs approval.

monkeyman
2006-03-08, 09:54 PM
Wow, check out this new tactic. I've not seen this one before. Thing is, I don't have anything out on Ebay right now. And all links on the page point to http://us.f525.mail.yahoo.com/ym/ Looks like the message originally came out of Japan. I reported it to both Yahoo and Ebay.
Sorry for the dumbness, but what exactly does all that mean, and why does it matteR?

yoopers
2006-03-08, 10:02 PM
Sorry for the dumbness, but what exactly does all that mean, and why does it matteR?
The intent behind this thread is to educate us all on tactics of spammers and scammers. Hopefully after reading this thread, you will be better equiped in order to not get taken by a scam.

In this particular case, I could tell it was a scam right away because they were talking about something that I had for sale on Ebay and I know that I am not selling anything right now. Then on mouse-overs of the links, I found that all links indicate a lead to the same website which should not be. So I threw it out here for you all to see what these scammers were trying to do.