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OfflineF0SS1L
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Weird e-mail
    #3180641 - 09/25/04 11:15 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

So I got this email from some guy I dont know. Before I even started to read it I was thinking it was some kind of scam or something. After reading it though I cant really figure it out. I thought this guy was about to ask me for money but he actually wants to donate all his money. Doesnt make sense as to why he would randomly email me. I mean it basically says "I cant trust my family, but I can trust you." Anyways, here it is:

This letter may come to you as a surprise due to the
fact that we have not yet met. I have to say that I
have no intentions of causing you any pains so i
decided to contact you through this medium .
As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for
me, because, I believe everyone will die someday.
My name is (edited), a merchant in Dubai, in the
U.A.E. I have been diagnosed with prostate and
esophageal Cancer that was discovered very late
due to my laxity in caring for my health. It has
defiled all form of medicine 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
focus 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 I know my time is
near, I have willed and given most of my properties
and assets to my immediate and extended family members
and as well as a few close friends and Schools in
the UAE. I have decided to give alms 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,
London and Ireland. Now that my health has deteriorated
so badly, I cannot do this my self any more. I once
asked members of my family to close one of my accounts
and donate the money, which I have there to charity
organization in Bulgaria, 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 is
the huge cash deposit that I have with Financial
Firm Abroad .I will want you to help me collect this
deposit and dispatched it to charity organizations
and let them know that it is I (edited) that is
making this generous donation.
I am writing this from my laptop computer in my hospital
bed where I wait for my time to come. I pray that God
uses you to support and assist me with good heart
God be with you.
(edited)
NB: I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this
matter until the task is accomplished as I dont want
anything that will Jeopadize my last wish. and Also I
will be contacting with you by email as I dont want
anybody to know cos they are always around me.
Do endavour to send your phone as well as your fax
for easy communication

Has anyone ever gotten an email like this or heard of something like this. I think its really weird. I know theres something wrong with this, I just dont know what.


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InvisibleLe_Canard
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Re: Weird e-mail [Re: F0SS1L]
    #3180654 - 09/25/04 11:17 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Looks like a variation of the Nigerian Email scam....


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Re: Weird e-mail [Re: F0SS1L]
    #3180661 - 09/25/04 11:18 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Wow,
I believe underneath it all, this is a scam! Have you sent this man any info yet? Just be careful!


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Re: Weird e-mail [Re: F0SS1L]
    #3180671 - 09/25/04 11:21 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

dude, that's gotta be a scam.


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OfflinePuZuZu
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Re: Weird e-mail [Re: F0SS1L]
    #3180675 - 09/25/04 11:22 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

its a scam. theres shitloads of emails like that out on the web. i've gotten probably 2-3 versions. don't fuckin email back, its just retarded geeks with no lives.


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OfflineF0SS1L
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Re: Weird e-mail [Re: PuZuZu]
    #3180810 - 09/25/04 11:50 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I know its a scam, just not what kind of scam. Probably some crack dealer trying to launder money or some shit.


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OfflineAhHaHaHa
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Re: Weird e-mail [Re: F0SS1L]
    #3181025 - 09/26/04 12:45 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Scam. Next he will want your address and credit card number. Or maybe he will want you to come visit him in an old abandoned warehouse.


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OfflineMrBump
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Re: Weird e-mail [Re: AhHaHaHa]
    #3181345 - 09/26/04 02:12 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

yeah total scam...
whats the nigerian scam?

i resently got an email from an attorney saying i was the sole heir to a 1mill trust granted from a rich south african diamond mine owner....
he died in a motorcycle accident and he was my long lost second cousin or something like that

kinda creepy.


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Re: Weird e-mail [Re: MrBump]
    #3181382 - 09/26/04 02:19 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

That's pretty much the famous scam right there. With me, I had dead, rich relatives I knew nothing about all over the place. :rolleyes:  But it's nothing a good spam filter can't handle...


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Re: Weird e-mail [Re: F0SS1L]
    #3181396 - 09/26/04 02:23 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Wow, that's hilarious......

"I'm a rich muslim, and I want to give my money to poor muslims, but I have given all I can, so help me..."


Ahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahah


That's great, I need to do something like this, fuck a real job and real work, I'll just play on stupid people's emotions.


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Re: Weird e-mail [Re: F0SS1L]
    #3181867 - 09/26/04 04:54 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

"This letter may come to you as a surprise due to the
fact that we have not yet met. I have to say that I
have no intentions of causing you any pains so i
decided to contact you through this medium ."


First sentence states he don't know you, and implies that you will.... Then the second sentence implies that he magically decided to contact just you personally...!

If he was rich, he would have a lawyer to take care of any/everything.... Seems like a wierd way to get a stranger's fax & telephone number....?

Can't be good....


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Re: Weird e-mail [Re: F0SS1L]
    #3181933 - 09/26/04 06:04 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

From:MRS MARIAM ADAMA

Tunis,Tunisia

SIR/MADAM,

I am the above named person from Tunisia but now
undergoing medical treatment.

I am married to Dr.Abdulmalik ADAMA who worked with
Saudi Arabia embassy in Congo for nine years, before
he died in the year 2000. We were both married for
eleven years without a child.

He died after a brief illness that lasted for only
four days. Before his death we were both christians
and since his death I decided not to re-marry outside
my matrimonial home . When my late husband was alive
he deposited the sum of $27 Million (Twenty-seven
Million U.S. Dollars) with a bank in lome-TOGO.
Presently, this money is still with the bank in TOGO.

Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for
the next Six months due to my cancer illness. Having
known my condition I decided to donate this fund to
church, Less privilege, or better still a christian
individual that will utilize this money the way
I am going to instruct here in. I want interested
christian or individual that will use this fund to
help churches, orphanages, widows and propagating the
Gospel and to ensure that the house of God is
maintained. The Bible made us to understand that it is
more Blessed to give than to receive ,I took this
decision because I don't have any child that will
inherit this money and my husband relatives are
fighting over the properties and I don't want my
husband's hard earned money to be misused by their
greedy attitude. I don't want a situation where this
money will be used in an ungodly manner, hence the
reason for taking this bold decision.

I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am
going. I know that I am going to be in the
bosom of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the lord
will fight my case and I shall hold my peace. I don't
need any telephone communication in this regard
because of my health, and because of the presence of
my husband's relatives around me always. I don't want
them to know about this development. know With God all
things are possible.

As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the
contact of the bank in TOGO and other
relative information that will enable the bank to transfer
money to you from TOGO to your account overseas.

I will also issue you a letter of authority that will
empower you as the original- beneficiary of this fund.
I want you to always pray for me because the lord is
my shepherd. My happiness is that I lived a life of a
worthy christian.

Whoever that wants to serve God must serve him in
spirit and truth. Please always be prayerful all
through your life.

Any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing
for a christian individual for this same purpose.
Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I
stated herein. Hoping to hear from you. You contact me
via my email address above.Your embassy gave me your
contact.

Remain blessed in the name of God.

Yours Sister,
Mrs.MARIAM ADAMA




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Re: Weird e-mail [Re: F0SS1L]
    #3182300 - 09/26/04 01:30 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

the FBI wants you to forward that to them


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ythan, you rock dude.  i feel that my time at the shroomery was very positive and enjoyable, but this site is no longer for me. im not mad or upset or disappointed, i just want no part in a pg rated faggot festival.
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Re: Weird e-mail *DELETED* [Re: F0SS1L]
    #3182327 - 09/26/04 01:45 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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Reason for deletion: Im sorry



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OfflineF0SS1L
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Re: Weird e-mail [Re: blink]
    #3182371 - 09/26/04 02:09 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

People are freaking weird. This is why I try to avoid most of them.


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Re: Weird e-mail [Re: blink]
    #3182385 - 09/26/04 02:15 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I don't know how people can fall for that shit.


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Re: Weird e-mail [Re: HeavyToilet]
    #3183418 - 09/26/04 07:57 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I got something like that once.. infact I think I posed it. But the dood was talking about time travel and needing to get parts from this certain type of watch because his time machine stoped working and he was stuck here and that he needed a third party to get the watch blaa blaa.

I was nuts... I guess some people just get their kicks like that.


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01100110011101010110001101101011011110010110111101110101
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Edited by Vampire999 (09/26/04 08:00 PM)


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