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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-26-2008, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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Really Lame Scam

Got this in my email today; this isn't an alert as a 5 year old can see through this, but I found it funny in a sick sort of way.

Reply to me please
SIR/MADAM


I WISH TO INTRODUCE MYSELF TO YOU.I AM MR JIMI KY,AN
ASSISTANT TO A HIGH PLACED GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL IN A NEARBY
COUNTRY.HE HAS ORDERED THAT I FIND A VERY CAPABLE PERSON TO
ASSIST IN THE TRANSFER OF THE SUM OF $108 MILLION UNITED
STATES DOLLARS TO HIS/HER ACCOUNT.

THIS MONEY COMES FROM AN UNACCOUNTED EXCESS CRUDE OIL SALES
WHICH IS NOT KNOW TO THE GOVERNMENT.FOR YOUR EFFORTS IN THE
TRANSFER OF THIS FUND, YOU WILL GET 30% OF THE TOTAL SUM
WHICH IS $32.7 MIILION UNITED STATES DOLLARS.

IF YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE CAPABLE OF HANDLING THIS
TRANSACTION,DO REPLY AND CALL ME/+226 78 08 26 16. FOR
MORE INFORMATION AND CLEARIFICATIONS ON HOW TO GO ABOUT THE
TRANSFER OF THE FUND.

REPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

1. YOUR NAMES.
2. ADDRESS.
3. PHONE AND FAX NUMBERS.
4. AGE.
5. OCCUPATION.
6.COMPANY NAME-IF ANY.

ALSO NOTE THAT THIS TRANSACTION DEMANDS ALMOST TRUST AND
SECERCY GIVEN THE PERSONALITY INVLOVED IN THIS AFFAIR.


DO NOT REPLY TO THIS LETTER IF YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED, DO
DELETE FROM YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT.

EXPECTING YOUR URGENT RESPONSE.

REGARDS
MR JIMI KY
+226 78 08 26 16.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-26-2008, 09:22 AM
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LOL. I did a search on the "phone number" and found this:

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URGENT REPLY IS NEEDE PLEASE*****

DEAR,

I AM MR BELLO HAMID, THE DIRECTOR OF ADUIT AND ACCOUNTS WITH THE ECOWAS REGIONAL OFFICE IN BURKINA FASO. IN WEST AFRICA . I GOT YOUR-EMAIL CONTACT FROM COMPUTERISED DATAS AFTER MY EXTENSIVE SEARCH VIA THE WEBSITE FOR A GOD-FEARING AND TRUST-WORTHY PERSON TO BESTOW THIS TRANSACTION WHICH IS MY ONLY HOPE OF SURVIVAL AFTER MY RETAIREMENT INTO HIS OR HER HANDS.I DESCOVERD THE SUM OF $28.9 MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS DURING THE ADUITING OF THE CONTRACT PAYMENT ACCOUNT OF THE COMMISSION.THIS FUND IN QUESTION COMES FROM OVERINVOICED CONTRACTS SUM FROM GOVERNMENT AND ECOWAS PROJECTS WHICH THE PRINCIPAL CONTRACT SUM HAS BEEN PAID TO THE CONTRACTOR LEAVING THE OVERINOICED SUM OF $28.9M USD.


I THEREFORE SEEK FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE TO HAVE THE FUND RE-TRANSFERED INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT FOR A JOINT BUSINESS INVESTMENT IN YOUR COUNTRY NOTE THAT THIS FUND IS VERY FREE FROM DRUG,TERRORIST FUND AND MONEY LAUNDERING OR ANY OTHER,CRIME RELATED ACTS.THIS WILL BE EXECUTED UNDER A LEGITIMATE ARRANGEMENT THAT WILL PROTECT YOU FROM MANY BREACH OF THE LAW.IF THIS BUSINESS PROPOSITION OFFENDS YOUR MORAL VALUES, DO ACCEPT MY APOLOGY.(NOTE)I NEED YOUR ABSOLUTE CONFIDENTIALITY AND FOR YOU TO FOLLOW MY INSTRUCTIONS TO ENSURE SUCCESS,FOR MORE DETAILS AND HOW TO TRANSFER THE FUND INTO YOUR
BANK ACCOUNT

.PLEASE DO REPLY OR CALL ME:+226 78 08 26 16.


REGARDS,
BELLO HAMID.
ECOWAS REGIONAL OFFICE.
BURKINA FASO.
So I guess there is a central phone number (if it even is a phone number) for scammers.

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Check this place ,

http://www.419eater.com/index.htm

You may even want to join the game and scam the scammers !
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All I can say is, thanks for posting that. I'm jumping on that deal right a way if one of you don't beat me to it. Lol.

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All I can say is, thanks for posting that. I'm jumping on that deal right a way if one of you don't beat me to it. Lol.


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Check this place ,

http://www.419eater.com/index.htm

You may even want to join the game and scam the scammers !
LFMAO! That site is hilarious!
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Indeedly! It is! Love it!

Ya, its funny, Funny like a Clown.
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