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Cassius
Sep 24th, 2002, 12:16 AM
I got this in my Yahoo! inbox late on Monday 23rd (last night).
Does anyone else get these spooky and bloody annoying e-mails?

'No 5 PARK AVENUE,
G.R.A, ENUGU.
ENUGU STATE,


{VERY URGENT BUSINESS TRANSACTION}
GREETINGS
IN ORDER TO TRANSFER OUT (USD 26 MILLION DOLLARS)
FROM
OUR BANK. I HAVE THE COURAGE TO ASK YOU TO LOOK FOR
A
RELIABLE AND HONEST PERSON WHO WILL BE CAPABLE
FORTHIS
IMPORTANT BUSINESS BELIEVING THAT YOU WILL NEVER LET
ME DOWN EITHER NOW OR IN FUTURE.

I AM MR.IFEANYI OBI, THE EASTERN DISTRICT BANK
MANAGER
OF UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC. (UBA). THERE IS AN
ACCOUNT OPENED IN THIS BANK IN 1980 AND SINCE 1990
NOBODY HAS OPERATED ON THIS ACCOUNT AGAIN. AFTER
GOING
THROUGH SOME OLD FILES IN THE RECORDS I DISCOVERED
THAT IF I DO NOT REMITT THIS MONEY OUT URGENTLY IT
WILL BE FORFEITED FOR NOTHING.

THE OWNER OF THIS ACCOUNT IS MR. SMITH B. ANDREAS, A
FOREIGNER, AND THE MANAGER OF PETRO - TECHNICAL
UPPORT
SERVICES, A CHEMICAL ENGINEER BY PROFESSION AND HE
DIED SINCE 1990. NO OTHER PERSON KNOWS ABOUT THIS
ACCOUNT OR ANY THING CONCERNING IT, THE ACCOUNT HAS
NO
OTHER BENEFICIARY AND MY INVESTIGATION PROVED TO ME
AS
WELL THAT THIS COMPANY DOES NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT
THIS ACCOUNT AND THE AMOUNT INVOLVED IS (USD 26
MILLION DOLLARS).

I WANT TO TRANSFER THIS MONEY INTO A SAFE FOREIGNERS
ACCOUNT ABROAD BUT I DON'T KNOW ANY FOREIGNER, I AM
ONLY CONTACTING YOU AS A FOREIGNER BECAUSE THIS
MONEY
CAN NOT BE APPROVED TO A LOCAL BANK HERE, BUT CAN
ONLY
BE APPROVED TO ANY FOREIGN ACCOUNT BECAUSE THE MONEY
IS IN US DOLLARS AND THE FORMER OWNER OF THE ACCOUNT
IS MR. SMITH B. ANDREAS IS A FOREIGNER TOO. I KNOW
THAT THIS MASSAGE WILL COME TO YOU AS A SURPRISE AS
WE
DON'T KNOW OUR SELVES BEFORE, BUT BE SURE THAT IT IS
REAL AND A GENUINE BUSINESS.

I ONLY GOT YOUR CONTACT ADDRESS FROM THE COMPUTER
WITH
BELIEVE IN GOD THAT YOU WILL NEVER LET ME DOWN IN
THIS
BUSINESS YOU ARE THE ONLY PERSON THAT I HAVE
CONTACTED
IN THIS BUSINESS, SO PLEASE REPLY URGENTLY SO THAT I
WILL INFORM YOU THE NEXT STEP TO TAKE URGENTLY. I
WANT
US TO SEE FACE TO FACE OR SIGN A BINDING AGREEMENT
TO
BIND US TOGETHER SO THAT YOU CAN RECIEVE THIS MONEY
INTO A FORIEGN ACCOUNT OR ANY ACCOUNT OF YOUR CHOICE
WHERE THE FUND WILL BE REMMITTED.AND I WILL FLY TO
YOUR COUNTRY FOR WITHDRAWAL POST AND SHARING AND OTHER
INVESTMENTS.

I AM CONTACTING YOU BECAUSE OF THE NEED TO INVOLVE A
FOREIGNER WITH FOREIGN ACCOUNT AND FOREIGN
ENEFICIARY. I NEED YOUR
CO-OPERATION TO MAKE THIS
WORK FINE. BECAUSE THE MANAGEMENT IS READY TO
APPROVE
THIS PAYMENT TO ANY FOREIGNER WHO HAS CORRECT
INFORMATION OF THIS ACCOUNT, WHICH I WILL GIVE TO
YOU
LATER IMMEDIATELY, IF YOU ARE ABLE AND WITH
CAPABILITY
TO HANDLE SUCH AMOUNT IN STRICT CONFIDENCE AND TRUST
ACCORDING TO MY INSTRUCTIONS AND ADVICE FOR OUR
MUTUAL
BENEFIT BECAUSE THIS OPPORTUNITY WILL NEVER COME
AGAIN
IN MY LIFE.

I NEED TRUTHFUL PERSON IN THIS BUSINESS BECAUSE I
DON'T WANT TO MAKE MISTAKE I NEED YOUR STRONG
ASSURANCE AND TRUST. WITH MY POSITION NOW IN THE
OFFICE I CAN NOT TRANSFER THIS MONEY TO ANY
FOREIGNERS RELIABLE ACCOUNT WHICH YOU CAN PROVIDE
WITH
ASSURANCE THAT THIS MONEY WILL BE INTACT PENDING MY
PHYSICAL ARRIVAL IN YOUR COUNTRY FOR SHARING. I WILL
SAVE ALL DOCUMENTS OF TRANSACTION IMMEDIATELY WE
RECIEVE THIS MONEY FOR MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN YOU AND ME
WHEN I COME TO YOUR COUNTRY FOR SHARING AND FOR INVESTMENT.

YOU CAN ALSO COME
TO DISCUSS WITH ME FACE TO FACE
AFTER
WHICH I WILL MAKE THIS REMITTANCE IN YOUR PRESENCE
AND
TWO OF US WILL FLY TO YOUR COUNTRY AT LEAST TWO DAYS
AHEAD OF THE MONEY GOING INTO YOUR ACCOUNT.

I WILL APPLY FOR ANNUAL LEAVE TO GET VISA
IMMEDIATELY
I HEAR FROM YOU THAT YOU ARE READY TO ACT AND
RECEIVE
THIS FUND IN YOUR ACCOUNT. I WILL USE MY POSITION
AND
INFLUENCE TO EFFECT LEGAL APPROVALS AND ONWARD
TRANSFER OF THIS MONEY TO YOUR ACCOUNT WITH
APPROPRIATE CLEARANCE FORMS OF THE MINISTRIES AND
FOREIGN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENTS. AT THE CONCLUSION OF
THIS BUSINESS, YOU WILL BE GIVEN 20% OF THE TOTAL
AMOUNT, 75% WILL BE FOR ME, WHILE 5% WILL BE FOR
EXPENSES BOTH PARTIES MIGHT HAVE INCURED DURING THE
PROCESS OF TRANSFERING.

I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR EARLIEST REPLY BY
MAIL.
YOURS TRUELY.
IFEANYI OBI.'


There. What do you thing of that?
I get an e-mail like this about once a week always from a different address and signed by a different name, but the text is always exactly the same.

Dahveed
Sep 24th, 2002, 12:19 AM
I got it last year, poor guy, still hasn't found anybody ;)

Cassius
Sep 24th, 2002, 12:23 AM
But why do they send me one every bloody week?
I just delete them, which takes no time at all really, it's just that I want to know:
WHY MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?

Dahveed
Sep 24th, 2002, 12:26 AM
Block the sender's address, i think it's possible?

MartianJoeyWinson
Sep 24th, 2002, 12:27 AM
"I KNOW
THAT THIS MASSAGE WILL COME TO YOU AS A SURPRISE "

Yes, well any african massage would come as a surprise...

I had a similar one from some supposed Nigerian government bloke, but that's done the rounds. There was something about this on the radio the other day, and basically it's best if you delete and ignore them.

I also had an email invite to a barbecue from President Robert Mugabe. Despite the fact I hear his sausages are top class, I had other engagements.

Fingon
Sep 24th, 2002, 01:38 AM
that's a very known and old scam.

Do not, I repeat, do not get involved with this, it's very dangerous.

They want you to give them bank information to transfer money there, they actually take your money, make you pay with the promise you will get huge returns.

I know some people have been killed with this, it's difficult to believe someone would be stupid enough to fall for it, but apparently the world is full of idiots.

Kiwi_Boy
Sep 24th, 2002, 01:53 AM
sounds great.......until they ask for 50k to start it up,and your bank balance starts to dwindle.
many kiwis have been caught in similar scams,and some of them are so dumb they continue to get involved-even with all the negative media attention about them!

DutchieGirl
Sep 24th, 2002, 01:57 AM
Originally posted by JoeyWinson
"I KNOW
THAT THIS MASSAGE WILL COME TO YOU AS A SURPRISE "

Yes, well any african massage would come as a surprise...

I had a similar one from some supposed Nigerian government bloke, but that's done the rounds. There was something about this on the radio the other day, and basically it's best if you delete and ignore them.

I also had an email invite to a barbecue from President Robert Mugabe. Despite the fact I hear his sausages are top class, I had other engagements.

lol yeah I was gonna say "oh, it's the Nigerian scam again" ;). I have had e-mails like that before too... they are blocked now! :D

disposablehero
Sep 24th, 2002, 03:30 AM
Nigerian Scam XXXVI

Poe
Sep 24th, 2002, 04:23 AM
well it's up to you guys but i was paid over 3 million dollars to do what he said :)

ys
Sep 24th, 2002, 04:27 AM
"Nigerian prince" trap. That's classic! :) Was working wonders in mid-nineties. Now fools finally learnt it..

The Vampiress
Sep 24th, 2002, 04:30 AM
The Oslo finance District is filled with people like money launderes, sacam artists.

Its actually interesting you bought the Nigerian Scam out Disposable Hero. Banks and "rich men" who are usually dark in the color of the skin usually wander around the financial streets handling out pamphlets, because of televised ads and general responsibility we tend to ignore them.

General Advise, If you have one a "lottery" don't be falled into sending money. You can only win the lottery by purchasing a lottery ticket. (they also come into my inbox, frequently)

And long emails like you had, that were emphasized and loooooong and were "probably" made by an african are also false.

Do not trust Africans that tend to want money and send u letters to your inbox, they may be important people in their village or country, but are not so necessacerly important in the world finance market.

Richie77
Sep 24th, 2002, 05:05 AM
I got an e-mail from some guy who is asking people for a time traveling preductioner or something...I'll have to post it on here later :)