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    WooHoo, I'm Rich

    I just recieved a notice from a fine gentleman in Nigeria,who says that I'm a benificery of an unclaimed estate and that my share is 4.1 million. All I have to do is send him my name,address and phone number and another fine person will deliver the money. When I get the money I'm going on a spending spree and buy new stuff for my bike.

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    Hey, we might be related!!
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    Now you'll be able to repay that $10,000 I loaned you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    I just recieved a notice from a fine gentleman in Nigeria,who says that I'm a benificery of an unclaimed estate and that my share is 4.1 million. All I have to do is send him my name,address and phone number and another fine person will deliver the money. When I get the money I'm going on a spending spree and buy new stuff for my bike.
    If I were you, I'd send him the account details and PIN numbers of all your friends and colleagues, because there's bound to be more where that came from

    (Where's the emoticon for ' for goodness sake, that was a joke, don't do anything but ignore it, they're clumsy thieves'

    But clumsy thieves or not, they seem to prosper from the one in a thousand who is generous spirited enough to believe them, and that's a damn shame

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    I don't know why I can't learn to be more trusting.......................I'd be just about a damn billionaire if only I had responded to all the nice folks who have sent me offers of money for nothing.
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    I can sense that you'll soon be wanting a bridge from which to jump off of. I happen to have a few beauties for sale. Just send your CASH to me and I'll start the paperwork!

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    From what I can tell with all these offers, Nigeria must be the richest country in the world.
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    I reply to all my spam. You should see the size of.....um, nevermind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    From what I can tell with all these offers, Nigeria must be the richest country in the world.
    or their banking community needs to adopt our standards and just give the money to the upper level employees.
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    So when are we going to get our money? Baby needs new shoes...

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    4.1 million is simply a drop in the bucket. I will be working with a man who’s father was working for a “major” political leader in an African Country. All I have to do is let them put 2 billion in my bank account and they will give me 10 percent to help them catch this leader who is trying to steal the money. When my check gets here I will treat you all to a new bike and coffee at Starbucks.

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    It's sad how many people fall for stuff like that. We get offers from so many things we never knew we couldn't do without. But it must work because they keep coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by capejohn View Post
    It's sad how many people fall for stuff like that. We get offers from so many things we never knew we couldn't do without. But it must work because they keep coming.
    Fall for what stuff? When are we gonna get our money?

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    I got a phone call one morning and this guy on the other end tells me he's with Publisher's Clearing House and I've won ( a moment of hesitation here) $100,000. I look at my caller ID and google the number and it's someplace across the river from Montreal. While I'm doing that me and the guy are discussing taking delivery of the money. He's telling me that to start enjoying my winnings a need to send him a check for $5,000. I'm like so send me a check for $95,000 and I'm cool but no we can't do that because a Canadian bank is involved because of tax implications. Well, I tell him I guess I'll just have to pass because I'm currently unemployed and don't have the money. He say's he'll check with his client (he's an attorney acting on behalf of PCH) and see what they can do. Calls me back in an hour says he's got it all worked out if I just send him $500 now and the rest when I get my check he can make it happen. I tell him I don't have the money because I'm out of work, my son's having bone marrow transplants, my wife was just committed to the mental hospital (I wish), my car is impounded because it broke down and I couldn't get it towed so just pay the money yourself and I'll give you $10,000 for your trouble. He says he'll get back to me.

    About a week later the same area code pops up on the phone and here's the same guy obviously trying to disguise his voice claiming to be with the IRS and he wants to know when I am going to take delivery of this money that a note on his desk says is coming to me from PCH. I tell him I am not planning on receiving any money from PCH and he indicates that it appears I am the legitimate winner of a $100,000 and he wants to get the IRS fair share of this money whether I want it or not. I asked for a number to get back to him and his agent number so he gives me the Canadian number and some five digit number and we say good bye. Never heard from him again.

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    I have been getting those faxes and emails for 20 years. Latest one was from Saudi Arabia. Sometime I respond that a US spy satellite is hovering over your house and a drone with a rocket is on it's way.

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    Got a fresh one today for Home Security.

    Just a few details required an They can install the latest up to date Bang on Home alarm system for £1.

    So to the age- I was 43. Occupation--Just Retired from the Armed forces. Do I have any Pets- Yes- I have 4 Jack Russell dogs. And Do I have an alarm system yet? Yes but don't need it due to the 4 dogs and the Baseball bat.

    He hung up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Got a fresh one today for Home Security.

    Just a few details required an They can install the latest up to date Bang on Home alarm system for £1.

    So to the age- I was 43. Occupation--Just Retired from the Armed forces. Do I have any Pets- Yes- I have 4 Jack Russell dogs. And Do I have an alarm system yet? Yes but don't need it due to the 4 dogs and the Baseball bat.

    He hung up.
    What are you doing with a baseball bat? Did the baseball bat float across the pond and was found by you while riding along the coast?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allegheny Jet View Post
    What are you doing with a baseball bat? Did the baseball bat float across the pond and was found by you while riding along the coast?
    You tell him jet. Shouldn’t he have a cricket bat? Though 4 Jack Russels make a lot more noise when someone is outside of your House than any ADT alarm would. I have one Rat Terrier, a smooth coat American Version of the Jack and she can hear a person walking on the other side of the street even when she seems to be sleeping on the sofa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allegheny Jet View Post
    What are you doing with a baseball bat? Did the baseball bat float across the pond and was found by you while riding along the coast?
    That's exactly the thought that was going through my mind.

    Anybody ever check out stepfam's bona fides? Any chance he's actually posting from, say Akron?

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    Thanks for the offer of a bridge,Cranky,but I already bought some future beachfront property in Arizona.I figured I'd just go and lay on the beach and wait for the tide to come in. I hear that drowning is a peaceful way to go, besides I'm scared of heights. Now if my money would just get here soon,dang courier company is so slow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    I just recieved a notice from a fine gentleman in Nigeria,who says that I'm a benificery of an unclaimed estate and that my share is 4.1 million.

    Get in line, bub. I sent my info in 3 months ago. I'm sure the money will be showing up any day now.

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    Called it a baseball bat as none of you will know what rounders is. Same shape bat but shorter. Now if I had said Cricket bat- you may have believed me but not all brits are enamoured by a game that has more confusing rules than the offside rule in soccer.

    But this is a scam going the rounds over here. They offer a very tempting price for security and then find out that you are Old and decrepid- like me. Have no alarm system fitted and whether you have any dogs that would cause a problem to the burglar--who would make a visit shortly after they have sussed you out.
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


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    What gets me are the offers I get at work to enlarge my penis... and my breasts... I tell you, obviously someone is confused.

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    I got several of those, from representatives of deceased family members (didn't know any pale folks, Brits OR Euro's, were there, or that my Native extended family had branched out to Nigeria), but those have dried up; guess my family has dropped dead over there.

    But now there's a new branch of the family tree that has emerged in Togo... and they have infiltrated my e-mail carrier's PM system, so they MUST be legitimate!

    Right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    Get in line, bub. I sent my info in 3 months ago. I'm sure the money will be showing up any day now.
    From what I read there's enough being paid out for both of us to get a share.

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