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    Holy cow -- I AM RICH!!!

    >>This is to notify you that late Mr. Rolf Hoffmann made you a beneficiary to his WILL. He left the sum of twelve million, thirty thousand United States Dollars($12,030,000.00) in the codicil to his Will and last testament. This may sound strange and unbelievable to you. You are hereby required by this notification to Confirm your ownership to this Legacy. You shall be detailed you on the procedure in benefiting this upon the receipt of your response via email, contact Dean Harry Esq. via his personal email addresses below: barr.dhesq5@w.cn<<

    I will post my goodbye message to you lowlifes as soon as I get my check.

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    Don't toss out the ramen noodles just yet.

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    Ah, those Nigerians.
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    Hey, show a little respect for Rolf, willya guys?

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    Don't be jealous - I got this yesterday - $850,000,000!!!!!! enough to buy bikes for us all!
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    Attention:

    We the U.S Customs and Border Protection, attached to the World Bank group, and Federal Bureau of Investigation brings to your urgent notice. The FedEx Courier Company Diplomat has arrived to hand over your package Value Total sum of ($850, 000, 000), but unfortunate he can not get to your destination address, we minimize the excesses of crime, most importantly, Monetary movement from African and United Kingdom to the United States of America.

    Beneficiary; this is to notify you that we have giving you (24hours) working day extension to provide the required documents demanded from you for proper Certification of your fund. We work in affiliation with FBI and carries out the required duty as mandated by FBI Washington DC , we need the below stated document (Homeland Security document) before the diplomat will depart to hand over your package to you..

    If after this grace, you do not get back to us with the above listed document by sending the sum of $105 USD to the information below for the securing of the Homeland Security document we shall consider this money as an act of Terrorism, Money Laundering and Drug Trafficking. Our security men will then head to your destination to apprehend you and bring you in for further interrogation. Contact FedEx Courier Company for the obtaining of the requested Document (Homeland Security document via

    FedEx Courier Company Director: Mr. Paul Nelson

    Telephone Number (+229 994 311 45)

    Email: world_wide_delivery@mail.com

    For proper briefing and obtaining of the Homeland Security document from the MINISTER OF JUSTICE, Package origination country REPUBLIC OF BENIN ; The Homeland Security document will cost you only $105 USD which you are to send it through WESTERN UNION OR MONEY GRAM immediately with the giving information below to Mr. Paul Nelson.

    Receivers name: RAPHEAL UDEZE

    Country: Benin Republic

    City: Cotonou

    Code: 229

    Test question: 1

    Answer: 2

    Amount: $105 USD ONLY

    Update us back with the confirmation digit number of the payment for verification purpose.
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    It's only $105... a small price ot pay for $850,000,000!!!!!
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    Wow Pam. You are A LOT richer than me. Way to knock me off my high horse.

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    Well didja send the Hundred and Five (USD) bucks???
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    Would one of you nouveau riche folk please send me a Bruce Gordon Rock & Road Tour?
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    I love that, world-wide-delivery@mail.com That is SO believable!
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    Pam

    "If after this grace, you do not get back to us with the above listed document by sending the sum of $105 USD to the information below for the securing of the Homeland Security document we shall consider this money as an act of Terrorism, Money Laundering and Drug Trafficking. Our security men will then head to your destination to apprehend you and bring you in for further interrogation."

    You better do as the letter says.

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    For some entertaining reading regarding scammers, here's a place to start: http://www.419eater.com/. Getting these guys to take stupid pictures of themselves is the most amusing part.
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    I got one of those emails about 6 years ago.........turned out it was real. =0)
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by probe1957 View Post
    >>This is to notify you that late Mr. Rolf Hoffmann made you a beneficiary to his WILL. He left the sum of twelve million, thirty thousand United States Dollars($12,030,000.00) in the codicil to his Will and last testament. This may sound strange and unbelievable to you. You are hereby required by this notification to Confirm your ownership to this Legacy. You shall be detailed you on the procedure in benefiting this upon the receipt of your response via email, contact Dean Harry Esq. via his personal email addresses below: barr.dhesq5@w.cn<<

    I will post my goodbye message to you lowlifes as soon as I get my check.
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    Wait.

    Do you think this could be a scam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    the email i got was so effective, i had to buy new pants.
    rofllll!!!!!!

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    Aw! what am I doing wrong? I never get emails like that. I feel so left out. I mean, I've never ever said a mean thing to a Nigerian person. Sheesh.


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    The scariest thing is that if there weren't suckers actually falling for this, they wouldn't send out those emails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclokitty View Post
    Aw! what am I doing wrong? I never get emails like that. I feel so left out. I mean, I've never ever said a mean thing to a Nigerian person. Sheesh.
    One of my former co-workers actually got a spam letter. Like, in the mail, with a hand addressed envelope and a hand signed signature...

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    The scariest thing is that if there weren't suckers actually falling for this, they wouldn't send out those emails.

    its usually the elderly that fall for this type thing.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Whoa.

    I actually know a Rolf Hoffmann in real life. I guess no name is that uncommon.

    Freak-y.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DancesWithGolf View Post
    Pam

    "If after this grace, you do not get back to us with the above listed document by sending the sum of $105 USD to the information below for the securing of the Homeland Security document we shall consider this money as an act of Terrorism, Money Laundering and Drug Trafficking. Our security men will then head to your destination to apprehend you and bring you in for further interrogation."

    You better do as the letter says.
    Although old... I don't fall for the "banana up a tailpipe"

    The sad thing is... you know some oldster is scared to death because he thinks someone is going come and drag him out of his house... he's at Western Union right now!!!!

    I really wish there are ways to get these guys...
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    I get you message about mr holfman, and I sorry to hear about his timely demize. But I happy to find out he like me enough to put in will.

    I ask post office about how too send check, and they say I need a Nigeria stamp so it send back.

    Please send me Nigerien postage stamp. Me address 1060 w Addison, Chicago Il, 60653
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    Mich, it appears you and I are neighbors, along with Jake and Elwood. Let's do lunch.
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