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InvisibleSwami
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Scam Mail
    #2337568 - 02/15/04 03:53 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Damn good thing I am a skeptic. Check out this load of hooey:

Hello,

I am Jabulani Nkosi, Director of Projects, South Africa Department of
Minerals & Energy. I am making this contact with you based on the committee's
need for an individual/company who is willing to assist us with a solution to
a funds transfer. In line with the prevailing festive seasons, I feel it is
not out of order to wish you and yours a happy festive season and God's
blessings and abundance in this New year.

In unfolding this proposal, I want to count on you, as a respected and honest
person to handle this transaction with sincerity, trust and confidentiality.
I have decided to seek a confidential co-operation with you in the execution
of the deal described hereunder for the benefit of all parties and hope you
will keep it as a top secret because of the nature of this transaction.

Within the Department of Minerals & Energy where I work as a Director of
Project and with the co-operation of two other top officials, we have in our
possession as overdue payment bills totaling Twenty - Two Million, Five
Hundred Thousand U. S Dollars (US$22,500,000.00) which we want to transfer
abroad with the assistance and co-operation of a foreign company/individual
to receive the said funds on our behalf or a reliable foreign non-company
account to receive such funds. More so, we are handicapped in the
circumstances, as the South Africa Civil Service Code of Conduct does not
allow us to operate offshore account hence your importance in the whole
transaction.
This amount (US$22.5m) represents the balance of the total contract value
executed on behalf of my Department by a foreign contracting firm, which we
the officials over-invoiced deliberately. Though the actual contract cost
have been paid to the original contractor, leaving the balance in the tune of
the said amount which we have in principles got approval to remit by
Telegraphic Transfer (T.T) to any foreign bank account you will provide by
filing in an application through the Justice Department here in South Africa
for the transfer of rights and privileges of the former contractor to you.

I have the authority of my partners involved to discuss on the modalities of
sharing with you. Your share of the entire sum will be US$5Million(22.2%), US
$10.5Million(46.6%)for us and US$7Million (31.1%) for taxation and
miscellaneous expenses. The business itself has a minimal risk factor, on
your part provided you treat it with utmost secrecy and confidentiality.
Also, your area of specialization is not a hindrance to the successful
execution of this transaction. I have reposed my confidence in you and hope
that you will not disappoint me.
I wait in anticipation of your fullest co-operation. I am available on my
confidential telephone/fax lines above to entertain any questions concerning
the clarity of this transaction.

Thank you in anticipation of your co-operation.

Best Regards,


Jabulani Nkosi.


Geez, where do I sign up? This must be a blessing from God. My financial prayers have been answered!  :razz:


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InvisibletrendalM
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Re: Scam Mail [Re: Swami]
    #2337579 - 02/15/04 03:56 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

This doesn't really belong in S&P... :smirk:


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But you feel it;
You've felt it your entire life.
That there's something wrong with the world.
You don't know what it is, but it's there....
Like a splinter in your mind...
Driving you mad.


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Re: Scam Mail [Re: Swami]
    #2337634 - 02/15/04 04:12 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Aw maaaan! I never get one of those Nigerian e-mail scams! :frown:
I'd love to scam-bait one of those smacktards!


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Invisiblesir tripsalot
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Posts: 6,486
Re: Scam Mail [Re: Swami]
    #2337755 - 02/15/04 04:43 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

People have actually died from this scam. Imagine realizing it's a scam only after you are taken captive by some Nigerian guys.

Quote:

Be careful. This scam can be physically dangerous as well as dangerous to your finances. Victims are almost always requested to travel to Nigeria or a border country to complete a transaction. Victims are often told that a visa will not be necessary to enter the country. The Nigerian scam artists may then bribe airport officials to pass the victims through Immigration and Customs. Because it is a serious offense in Nigeria to enter without a valid visa, the victim's illegal entry may be used by the scam artists as leverage to coerce the victims into releasing funds. Violence and threats of physical harm may be employed to further pressure victims. In June of 1995, an American was murdered in Lagos, Nigeria, while pursuing a 4-1-9 scam, and numerous other foreign nationals have been reported as missing.




Source


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Re: Scam Mail [Re: Le_Canard]
    #2337763 - 02/15/04 04:45 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

ToiletDuk said:
Aw maaaan! I never get one of those Nigerian e-mail scams! :frown:
I'd love to scam-bait one of those smacktards!




I got one once, from a South African Princess I think she was. I replied back that I wanted to help, just to see what response I'd get. I got Nothin...


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Re: Scam Mail [Re: Swami]
    #2340157 - 02/16/04 07:37 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

god damn fucking bullshit emails

i get those like 2x a fucking month

im so sick of spam!


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"Human suffering has been caused because all too many of us cannot grasp that words are only tools for our use, and that the mere presence of a word in the dictionary does not mean it necessarily refers to something definitive in the real world"
--Richard Dawkins, "The Selfish Gene"

"It is the mind which creates the world about us, and even though we stand side by side in the same meadow, my eyes will never see what is beheld by yours."
-George Gissing

"Without a firm idea of himself and the purpose of his life, man cannot live, and would sooner destroy himself than remain on earth, even if he was surrounded by bread."
--Fyodor Dostoevsky


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Re: Scam Mail [Re: Kremlin]
    #2340183 - 02/16/04 08:00 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

> i get those like 2x a fucking month

Oh wahh... try getting four to five hundred of them a day. Thanks to the folks that wrote spamassassin...


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OfflineDeviant
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Re: Scam Mail [Re: Swami]
    #2343576 - 02/16/04 11:50 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Why Twenty - Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars? Why not Twenty - Three Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars?

Or Three Quingirtrillion? (yes, that is a made up number)


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