Scam Letters

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  1. seank

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    I know this was also part of a thread onn the other Forum many moons ago, but I seemed to have gotton one of these letters. 1st one in a long time though:

    From Mr.Francis Williams(Urgent)
    Good Day,
    Please Read.

    My name is Mr. Francis Williams I am the Credit and audits manager with bank of Africa Ouagadougou Burkina Faso.
    I have a business proposal in the tune of $9.5m, (Nine Million Five hundred Thousand United States Dollar only) after the successful transfer; we shall share in ratio of 40% for you and 60% for me.
    Should you be interested, please contact me through my private email (
    francis_w2@inbox.ru) so we can commence all arrangements and I Will give you more information on how we would handle this project.
    Please treat this business with utmost confidentiality and send me the
    Following:
    (1) Full names:
    (2) Private phone number:
    (3) Current residential address:
    (4) Occupation:
    (5) Age and Sex:


    Kind Regards,
    Mr.Francis Williams
    Phone number : 226-76 53 93 03.
     
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  3. seank

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    Anyone interested on reading some excellent ones, here is some reading for the day:

    Welcome to the 419 Eater

    Some excellent laughs to find in these letters:thumbup:
     
  4. Shaun

    Shaun Retired Moderator

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    I am amazed at how many people get cough out by some of these scams.
     
  5. Mike

    Mike Retired Moderator

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    we get them by the sack load in the UK, some idiots still get their bank accounts emptied, there was one report that a guy went to Nigeria to try to get his money back, never to be seen again.
     
  6. Singularity

    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    funny stuff on that site !!:lol:

    check out this one... Welcome to the 419 Eater
     
  7. Warr7207

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    I am amazed that people fall for these, we get in the region of 200 of these being caught by the firewall everyday.
     
  8. gaz19

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    "From The Desk of Mr ahmed sherif
    The Auditing And Accounting Manager
    African Development Bank (ADB)
    Ouagadougou-Burkina Faso.
    Telephone 00226 78 58 79 97

    Dear Sir/Madam

    I sincerely ask for forgiveness for I know this may seem like a complete intrusion to your privacy but right about now this is my option of communication. This mail might come to you as a surprise and the temptation to ignore it as unserious could come into your mind; but please consider it a divine wish and accept it with a deep sense of humility.

    I am aware that this is certainly an unconventional approach to starting a relationship.
    I am Mr. ahmed sherif, the personal account officer to the great late diseased who has an account in one of our banks here in Burkina Faso . The account was opened in 2001 and he died in 2004 without a written or oral WILL and since 2004 nobody has operated on this account again hence the money is floating and if I do not remit this money out urgently it will be forfeited for nothing and Government of Burkina Faso will confiscate the funds for their personal use which I personally don't want such incident to happen being that this is a great opportunity for me.

    My contact is for you to please assist me to transfer the fund ($10.6000.00 USD) Ten Million Six Hundred Thousand United State Dollars from a Cooperate Bank here in Burkina Faso to an overseas account. First, I must solicit your strictest confidence in this transaction. This is by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential. I am sure and have confidence of your ability and reliability to prosecute a transaction of this great magnitude. I solicit your assistance to enable us transfer the said amount into your safe account for onward investment.

    You can either provide us with an existing account or to set up a new Bank account immediately to receive this money, even an empty a/c can serve to receive this money, as long as you will remain honest to me till the end of this important business trusting in you and believing that you will never let me down either now or in future because this business is my life. The owner of this account is a foreigner and no other person knows about this account or anything concerning it, the account has no other beneficiary and until his death he was the manager of the company. My investigation through the National immigration department & Ministries here proved to me as well that he was single as at the time of his entry into the Republic of Burkina Faso . As a matter of fact, I have decided to transfer this fund abroad for investment and also to use my own share of the fund to take my wife to abroad for liver damage treatment. Your assistance as a foreigner is necessary because the management of the bank will welcome any foreigner who has correct information to this account which I will give to you immediately, if you are interested to do this business with me. There is no risk in this business. With my position here in the bank the money can be transferred to any account you can provide with assurance that this money will be intact pending our physical arrival in your country for sharing. Upon successful transfer without any disappointment from your side, I am only contacting you as a foreigner because this money cannot be approved to a local person here, but can only be approved to any foreigner who has the correct information of the account, which I will provide for you. So you should provide me with your correct account details where you will like the fund to be transferred to, or you can set up a new account for the transfer even an empty account is ok. At the conclusion of the transfer you will take 40%, 10% will be for any expenses both parties incurred in the process of this business and the remaining 50% will be for me. As soon as I hear from you and upon your strong assurance that you will not let me down once the fund goes into your account I will then send you the Text of application form which you will fill with your banking information and send to my bank here for immediate transfer of the fund to your account. If you are interested, please forward the following information as below:

    {1} Your Name/company's name and full address,
    {2} Bank Name:............
    {3} Bank Address...
    {4} Account No:.........
    {5} Swift Code...{if any}
    {6} Account Holder's Name: ..........
    {7} your telephone Num. both Home, Office & Cell/Mobile and fax
    Numbers...
    {8} Your Occupation
    {9} Your Valid ID
    Waiting for your urgent reply
    Best Regards,
    Mr. ahmed sherif "



    ****tonk****
     
  9. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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  10. mnd123

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    I was at the police station the other day and someone was trying to get the cops to force their bank to put a stop on a money order for some Nigerian scam - was really sad and funny to listen to.

    Guess the old adage is best in these cases "If it sounds too good to be true it probably is"
     
  11. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i get at least 2-3 times a day, somehow even have russian chicks trying to get me to marry them its hectic.. i just delete if it looks suspect.
     
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    And the pics???:lol::lol:
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    na i dont look, thats asking for PC HIV...:razz:
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Try and email them back - asking them their ID numbers, passport numbers, company registration numbers, etc,,,,,
    ;)
     
  16. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    :slayer::lol::slayer:
     
  17. riyadhessa

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    And yet people still fall for these scams...
     
  18. Mekaeel

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    That is worth all the risk:yeahdude:
     
  19. martinhal

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    Now that is one dumb Nigerian , trying to scam a reefer out of cash..... sorry dude the the LFS beat you to it.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    dont they know we broke!!!
     
  21. Hill

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    I received a scam letter on Skype on Friday.
     
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