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Old 05-28-04, 04:17 PM   #1
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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
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Old 05-28-04, 04:51 PM   #2
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I can't tell if your joking or if your serious.
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Old 05-28-04, 06:16 PM   #3
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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?
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I love playing with those guys. I wonder how many people actually fall for that!

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Old 05-28-04, 09:23 PM   #5
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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.
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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
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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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Old 07-01-04, 10:41 AM   #7
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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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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.
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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.
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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.


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