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Postby Yoda » Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:19 pm

Check this out:

Dear Friend,

This letter may come to you as a surprise due to the fact
that we have not yet met.
After searching through your country's Chamber of Commerce
and industry here in London I am contacting you to assist
me, I have to say that I have no intentions of causing you
any pains as you read this.
I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because, I believe
everyone will die someday. My name is Prof.john timothy, a
professor of chemistry here in London, presently taking
medical treatment.

I have been diagnosed with Prostate and Esophageal a cancer
that was discovered very late due to my uncaring attitude
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. To be frank with you, I have not
particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared
for anyone not even myself but my business and money.

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 almost up, 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.
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 here in UK, United Arab Emirates 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 some charity organizations in Bulgaria, they
refused and kept the money to themselves.

Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be
content with what I have left for them. The last of my money
is the huge cash deposit (20mGBP) that I have with a
security firm abroad (Alex Securities). I will want you to
help me collect this deposit and dispatched it to charity
organizations and let them know that it is I, Prof.Felix
Doll 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.

As soon as I received your sincere response, I will hence
give you my attorneys contact who is in the position to give
you all the necessary details of how this can be done. I
pray that you will support and assist me with good heart so
that I can be able to achieve my goal. If you accept to help
me do this, I promise you a reward of 30% of the (20mGBP).


Thank you for understanding.
Prof. john timothy.


I asked how much I should send and to where?
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Postby brewcrew4you » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:40 pm

But that was supposed to be MY special deal :-C
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Postby Tavish » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:34 pm

Oh those crazy lads from Lagos. They can be fun to mess with at times but usually it gets fairly boring. If you do plan on taking it to them make sure to read some of the great transcripts from http://www.scamorama.com/ beforehand.
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Postby Yoda » Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:45 am

Tavish wrote:Oh those crazy lads from Lagos. They can be fun to mess with at times but usually it gets fairly boring. If you do plan on taking it to them make sure to read some of the great transcripts from http://www.scamorama.com/ beforehand.


Haha awesome. I'm going to try this out.
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Postby knapplc » Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:59 am

I think I remember reading somewhere that they want you to report phishing scams to the government. Apparently there are still way too many dumb people out there who fall for these things, and the government has to step in to save them.

I'll post the link if I remember where I saw it...
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Postby Madison » Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:56 am

knapplc wrote:I think I remember reading somewhere that they want you to report phishing scams to the government.


Really? I'd spend half a day, every day, 7 days a week just reporting stuff in my Yahoo account. I've had that one for quite some time, so it gets quite packed with scams like the one above. :-b I don't even open them anymore.
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Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....
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Postby knapplc » Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:13 am

Here's the government site to report phishing:

http://www.us-cert.gov/nav/report_phishing.html
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Postby Yoda » Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:20 pm

LOL I don't know why I am getting these but:

Good Day Beloved

After going through your profile through internet i decided to contact
you for assistance for distribution of my inheritance.My name is Mrs.
Rita Charles; i am suffering from a long time cancer of the breast
which also affected my brain I have decided to donate what I have to you/
church. I am 59 years old and I was diagnosed for cancer for about 7
years ago,immediately after the death of my husband, who perished in the
flight AF4590 Concorde crash.

I have used part of the money my husband deposited in kuwait to build
orphanage home in Benin Republic and financed many charity
homes/organization in sudan where people has been ravaged my war before i was
stopped by my husband's relatives whose interest is to misuse these funds.Now
my situation has gone so bad that i can no longer continue this work
coupled with the aggression from my brother inlaws. But most
fortunately, a deposit my late husband made in my name in a bank which i wanted to
continue the charity work is still untraced by them.

I decided to WILL/donate the sum of $10,500,000 (ten million five
hundred thousand dollars) to you for the good work of the lord, and also to
help the motherless and less privilege and also for the assistance of
the widows.At the moment I cannot take any telephone calls right now
due to the fact that my husband's relatives are around me and my health
status. I have adjusted my WILL and my lawyer is aware I have changed my
will you and he will arrange the transfer of the funds from my account
to you. I wish you all the best and may the good Lord bless you
abundantly, and please use the funds well and always extend the good work to
others. I have contacted my legal consultant and tell him that I have
WILLED($10,500,000.00) to you and I have also notified him that I am
WILLING that amount to you for a specific and good work. I know I don't
know you but I have been directed to do this. Thanks and God bless. I
will directive you further after hearing from you.

NB: I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until
the task is accomplished as I don't want anything that will jeopardize
my last wish. And Also I will be contacting with you by email as I
don't want my husband relation or anybody to know because they are always
around me. please kindly send me your contact details information for
the change of the account ownership
1. Full name
2. Phone and fax number
3. Address /country
4. Your age and current occupation
Regards,
Rita Charles(Mrs.)


What do they gain if I give them my info?
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Postby CheeseBeger » Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:33 pm

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Postby theclefe » Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:41 pm

Yoda wrote:
Tavish wrote:Oh those crazy lads from Lagos. They can be fun to mess with at times but usually it gets fairly boring. If you do plan on taking it to them make sure to read some of the great transcripts from http://www.scamorama.com/ beforehand.


Haha awesome. I'm going to try this out.

I just read through one. It is a good way to pass time, both for the reader and the folks who screw around with the scammers. Still, there was no great resolution. No cops outside the house to arrest the pervert. This scammer probably continued working with the other 100 scams he had going once he was outed by the guy I was reading. There needs to be a task force that kills these people.
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