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    I'm Rich!

    I just got this e-mail and I can't wait to collect!! I think all send all my credit card info plus my bank info so he can send the money straight to my account.



    I was privileged to capture your names from the
    Internet.My name is Barrister. EZE OKWUDILI, a legal
    practitioner and the personal Attorney to late Mr.
    David , a national of your country who perished
    in a plane crash of 31 october 199 (with Egyptian
    Airline 990) with other passengers aboard as you can
    confirm it your self through this website.

    http://www.cnn.com/US/9911/02/egypta...ist/index.html

    I am convinced that it was the grace of God that made me to
    locate you. my client was a successful and am accomplished
    family man, who made enough fortune before his untimely
    death. Since then I had made several inquiries through your
    Embassy to locate any of my clients extended relative but
    this exercise has proved unsuccessful. After several
    unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives
    through the Internet, to locate any member of his family
    not much progress was recorded. My late client was an
    influential wealthy businessman, an oil magnet here in
    Nigeria and he left behind a deposit of Twelve Million, Two
    Hundred Thousand United States
    Dollars only ($12,200,000.00usd) in his domiciliary
    bank account in a commercial bank here in Lagos. After
    the death of my client his bankers contacted me, as
    his Attorney to provide his next of kin who should
    inherit his fortune. The board of directors of his
    bank adopted a resolution and I was mandated to
    provide his next of kin for the payment of this money
    within 28 working days or forfeit the money to the
    bank as an abandoned property.
    The bankers had planned to invoke the adandoned property
    decree of 1996 to confiscate the funds after the expiration
    of the period given to me. Despairing at the point of
    exhaustiveness, fortunately, I came across your name, to my
    utmost amazement,I discovered that you bear the same
    surname with my late client and coincidentally, you are
    nationals of the same country. Convinced that you may be
    linked with my late client or that you might provide clue
    to my search, I therefore,decided to contact with these
    facts before me because of the similarities . By virtue of
    my closeness to the deceased and his immediate family, I am
    very much aware of my client financial standing and the
    bank account he operates. I have reasoned very
    professionally and I feel it will be legally proper to
    present you as the next of kin of my deceased
    client,so that you can be paid the funds left in his
    bank account, hence I contacted you. I seek your
    consent to present you as the Next of Kin to the
    Deceased since you are at an advantage, bearing the
    same surname and equally from the same country, so
    that the proceeds of this Bank Account valued at $12.2
    Million Dollars can be paid to you. we shall both
    share the funds. 60% to me and 35% to you, while 5%
    should be for Expenses or Tax as your Government may
    require, I shall assemble all the necessary Legal
    Documents that will be used to back up our claim . All
    I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see
    this deal through. I guarantee that this will be
    executed under a legitimate arrangement that will
    protect you from any breach of law. Please get in
    touch with me by email to enable us discuss further.
    For privacy and confidentiality reply me using my
    email:eze_okwudili@yahoo.com /tel/fax:234-1-7591089
    Best Regards
    BARRISTER EZE OKWUDILI
    "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.
    Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

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    I can't tell if your joking or if your serious.

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    YOu too, I got one from a very prominent Government official from Nigeria telling me that he needed my help to secure a bunch of money. Boy I didn't realize that there were 2 of us that could be so lucky and blessed. Do you think its because we're both named David?
    Matthew 6

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    Victoria's secret MsVicki's Avatar
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    I love playing with those guys. I wonder how many people actually fall for that!

    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

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    Haha. I'm told a lot of people write these, but they all seem to convey the same accent in their writing style.

    I recently discovered. little game a few people out there in internet land play where they turn the scams on these guys and make them act like fools. Check out http://www.419eater.com/. 419 refers to a law number in Nigeria that forbids this kind of scam.
    "The internet is a place where absolutely nothing happens. You need to take advantage of that." ~ Strong Bad

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    Victoria's secret MsVicki's Avatar
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    I am rich, too! I just got this in my email yesterday:

    Urgent and confidential

    Stephens please reach me immediately through my Secure Email address:
    charlesoloko@tiscali.it
    ==============================

    Dear Stephens,

    I am Mr. Charles Oloko, an Account officer to Late Mr. Steve Stephens who
    used to work with Agapa Oil Servicing and Construction Company Ltd.Before
    his death on the 20th of October 2001 (Mr. Steve Stephens with his Wife and
    three children were involved in a car accident along Alandu express road in
    which all occupants of the car died) Late Mr. Steve deposited the sum of
    US$5.8 Million (Five Million, Eight Hundred Thousand US Dollars Only )with my
    bank with the hope of transferring the Fund to his country, during his annual
    leave, when it would be most convenient for him.Unfortunately, this fatal
    accident occured and he could no longer receive his money.After several
    unsuccessful attempts to locate his relatives, I decided to trace his last name
    by all means to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you.

    I want you to assist in repartrating the fund left behind by Late Mr.Steve
    Stephens before they get confisicated or declared unserviceable by my bank
    where this huge deposits were lodged and the bank had issued me (being his
    account officer) a notice to provide his next of kin or have the fund
    confiscated. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 2
    years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the
    deceased since you have the same last name so that the proceeds of this
    fund valued at 5.8 Million dollars can be released to you as the beneficiary.
    Then you and myself can share the money - 50% to me, then 50% to you. I
    have arranged with a Lawyer to provide all necessary legal documents that can
    be used to back up any claim we may make. There is no risk of any type in
    this business; I assure you in confidence.

    All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through. I
    guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will
    protect you from any breach of the law. You are required to send to me
    immediately your full names, your private phone and fax numbers and your
    address for immediate approval at the Court by the Lawyer in your name as
    the next of kin and beneficiary of the money.

    Stephens please reach me immediately through my Secure Email address:
    (charlesoloko@tiscali.it)

    Yours Sincerely,

    Mr. Charles Oloko

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    I replied to him, of course:
    Subject: OH, NO!


    Oh my God! Cousin Steve is dead? His wife, Stephanie, and the poor children, Buffy, Jody, and Sissy were all killed too?? This will be a terrible shock to the family. Thank you for so kindly informing us!

    As for the money, Steve's construction company was building a mission church and school in your country. As the Stephens family in America is quite wealthy, we do not need the money and would like for you to transfer the bulk of the funds to AGAPE Mission as a contribution to their building fund, with the remainder to be used as a perpetual endowment to the mission. If you need any help with these arrangements, please contact my lawyer, Dewey Cheatham, of New York City, New York.

    In sincerity,
    Vicki Stephens



    In memory of poor Cousin Steve!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MsVicki
    I love playing with those guys. I wonder how many people actually fall for that!


    You'd be surprised how many. It's pathetic but I saw a report last year stating that the scam was reaching the billion dollar a year mark. I.E people are being duped out of a billion a year by these ***clowns

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    I usually sign these people up for spam. I figure they likely use the same email address to scam a lot of people, so might as well flood their addresses and annoy them and help others out.

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    Ms Vicki

    The Law firm is Dewy Cheatem & Howe LTd NY.

    I'm glad ya'll are getting a laugh outta this, but I have to tell you
    that I recently got an e-mail (which has to remain confidential) which informed
    me that I won the South African/Pan Asia Lottery (and I didn't even remember
    buying a ticket, silly me), with an estimated payout of 2.4 million Rand
    (about 700K dollars). BUT if I act now, I can enter the 200 million Rand drawing
    for only $20,000 US.
    hmmm, I read it on the internet so it must be true, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lotek
    Ms Vicki

    The Law firm is Dewy Cheatem & Howe LTd NY.

    I'm glad ya'll are getting a laugh outta this, but I have to tell you
    that I recently got an e-mail (which has to remain confidential) which informed
    me that I won the South African/Pan Asia Lottery (and I didn't even remember
    buying a ticket, silly me), with an estimated payout of 2.4 million Rand
    (about 700K dollars). BUT if I act now, I can enter the 200 million Rand drawing
    for only $20,000 US.
    hmmm, I read it on the internet so it must be true, right?

    I got one of those, too! They wanted all my banking info so that they could transfer the funds of $17,000,000. All I needed to do was give them all my confidential info and a 1% transfer fee. Man, I played with those guys for MONTHS before they finally got tired of it and left me alone. That was before I employed Dewy Cheatem & Howe LTd NY though.
    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

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    Funny thing, when I got the e-mail it was supposedly administered
    by a Bank in South Africa that I worked for. They even had an administrators
    name (and that person did work for the bank).
    I tried to send it to some folks who still work there but their
    (the banks) Spam blockers wouldn't allow it in.

    off topic question, ya keepin dry out there? we're not!
    (about now I start quoting Stevie Ray!).

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    Just how many languages do you need NIGERIAN SCAM translated into?
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    I like Brad Christensen's approach, where he dupes them into meeting him 'in person' in some foreign country.
    If we learn from our mistakes, I must be a goddamn genius.

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    Victoria's secret MsVicki's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allister
    I like Brad Christensen's approach, where he dupes them into meeting him 'in person' in some foreign country.
    That site gave me a couple of hours of enjoyment yesterday, Allister. Thanks. Ole Brad is quite the master at playing these guys.

    Even after the ridiculous response I sent to this fellow the other day, he decided to continue the scam. I got the following email this morning:


    DEAR V. STEPHENS,


    MAY I FIRST OF ALL APOLOGIZE FOR MY LATE RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL, IT WAS BECAUSE I WANTED TO FINALIZE THE ARRANGEMENT FOR A SMOOTH TRANSFER OF THIS MONEY WITH THE LAWYER WHOM I EMPLOYED THE SERVICES FOR THIS PROJECT.AS IT STANDS NOW THE LAWYER HAVE FURNISHED ME WITH DETAILS HOW EVERYTHING WILL GO AND THE LEGAL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THIS TRANSACTION HENCE I DECIDED TO GET BACK TO YOU WITH REASONABLE INFORMATION/DETAILS ABOUT THIS.AS YOU CAN SEE MY LITTLE DELAY IS TO ENSURE I GET BACK TO YOU WITH USEFUL INFORMATION.


    BEFORE GOING INTO DETAILS, MAY I THANK YOU FOR YOUR ACCEPTANCE/CO-OPERATION TO DO THIS TRANSACTION WITH ME.I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT WE SHALL ACTUALIZE THIS WITHOUT HITCH, BE ASSURED THAT THE TRANSACTION IS ALREADY A SUCCESS BECAUSE WITH WHAT IS ON GROUND IT IS A SURE THING.I MADE A VERY SOLID ARRANGEMENT BEFORE CONTACTING YOU. THE WHOLE PROCEDURES WILL BE HANDLED MATURELY AND LEGALLY BECAUSE I AM A MAN OF MY WORD AND WOULD NOT LIKE TO ENTERTAIN ANY DISAPPOINTMENT OR DISAPOINT YOU.


    PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT THE LAWYER BARRISTER NELSON AYEDUN IS READY TO WORK WITH US TO A SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS TRANSACTION.NOTE MY DECISION TO DO THIS TRANSACTION WITH YOU DOES NOT MEAN I AM CRIMINAL MINDED RATHER THE UNFORTUNATE SITUATION OF LOCATING THE TRUE NEXT OF KIN MADE ME TO TAKE THE DECISION BECAUSE IT WILL BE FOOLISH OF ME TO ALOW THE BANK TO CONFISCATE THIS MONEY HENCE I CONTACTED YOU SO THAT WE CAN DO THIS TRANSACTION WITH YOU FOR THE BENEFIT OF YOU AND I.


    BASED ON THIS,BE ADVICED TO SEND TO ME THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION.
    1. YOUR FULL NAMES/ADDRESS
    2. YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER
    3. ONE COPY OF YOUR CURRENT PASSPORT POTOGRAPH.


    NOTE THIS REQIRED INFORMATION WILL BE USED BY THE LAWYER TO FILE IN AN APPLICATION OF CLAIMS TO THE VARIOUS AUTHORITES CONCERNED,THIS APPLICATION WILL GIVE RISE TO ISSUING OF THE NECESSARY LEGAL DOCUMENTS BACKING UP THIS CLAIMS.THEN THE SAID LEGAL DOCUMENTS WILL COMPEL THE BANK TO RELEASE THE MONEY TO YOU AS THE TRUE BENEFICIARY OF THIS SAID INHERITANCE INTEREST.


    BE INFORMED THAT THIS MONEY IS WITH AFRICA DEVELOPEMENT BANK LTD (ADBL), IT IS THESE DOCUMENTS THAT WILL COMPEL THE BANK TO RELEASE THIS MONEY TO YOU AS THE BENEFICIARY.I WILL GIVE YOU THE INFORMATION OF THE BANK FOR YOUR VERIFICATION ON MY RECEIPT OF THE REQUIRED INFORMATION FROM YOU.PLEASE DO CALL ME ON TELEPHONE 234-802-837-3507 TO ENABLE US DISCUSS ONE ON ONE IN RESPECT TO THIS VITAL SUBJECT AND THAT WILL GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO ASK QUESTION (S) WHERE YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND.IT IS IMPORTANT YOU TREAT THIS MESSAGE WITH DESPATCH.


    THANKING YOU.


    CHARLES OLOKO
    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

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