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If you received a PM from "Eric Kata"- beware, he's a scammer! by Cliff Pennock
Started on: 05-29-2010 08:26 AM
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Report this Post05-29-2010 08:26 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Cliff PennockClick Here to visit Cliff Pennock's HomePageClick Here to Email Cliff PennockSend a Private Message to Cliff PennockDirect Link to This Post
I just received notice that someone who goes by the username "erka443" is/has been sending PMs to a lot of people:

 
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FROM ERIC KATA
PHONE: **********

DEAR BELOVED ONE

PLEASE PERMIT ME TO INFORM YOU OF MY DESIRE OF GOING INTO BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU.

I AM ERIC KATA FROM SIERRA LEONE, MY FATHER WAS A VERY WEALTHY OIL BUSINESS MAN BASED IN BOUAKE IN IVORY COAST BEFORE HE WAS POISONED TO DEATH BY HIS BUSINESS ASSOCIATES ON ONE OF THEIR OUTING TO DISCUSS ON A BUSINESS.

WHEN MY MOTHER DIED ON THE 21ST OCTOBER 2008, MY FATHER TOOK ME SO SPECIAL BECAUSE I AM MOTHERLESS. BEFORE THE DEATH OF MY FATHER ON 29TH JUNE 2009 IN A PRIVATE HOSPITAL HERE IN BOUAKE.

HE SECRETLY CALL ME ON HIS BEDSIDE AND TOLD ME THAT HE HAS A SUM OF US$7,500,000 HE DEPOSITED IN A FINANCE COMPANY. HE USED MY NAME AS THE NEXT OF KIN IN DEPOSIT OF THE FUND.

THAT I SHOULD SEEK FOR A FOREIGN PARTNER IN A COUNTRY OF MY CHOICE FOR INVESTMENT PURPOSE, (SUCH AS REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT). PLEASE I AM HONORABLY SEEKING FOR YOUR HELP. MY EMAIL IS (email removed) OR CALL ME (phone number removed).

YOURS SINCERELY

ERIC KATA
FOR THE FAMILY.


Please be aware this is a scam!

So don't call him, don't answer his PM, don't send him an email. Just ignore him or you'll eventually end up with a lot less money in your bank than you have now (in the best case).
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Report this Post05-29-2010 09:57 AM Click Here to See the Profile for katore8105Click Here to visit katore8105's HomePageSend a Private Message to katore8105Direct Link to This Post
Man, those bastards are hitting pff too.... He must be from Nigeria. I get those from time to time in my E-mail.
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Report this Post05-29-2010 10:01 AM Click Here to See the Profile for hookdonspeedClick Here to visit hookdonspeed's HomePageClick Here to Email hookdonspeedSend a Private Message to hookdonspeedDirect Link to This Post
first give away is that its in all-caps, 2nd is... well, comeon, if he was really wealthy, he wouldnt be on fiero forums :P
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Report this Post05-29-2010 11:27 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Old LarSend a Private Message to Old LarDirect Link to This Post
I get various forms of this email nearly daily. Seem to be from Nigeria (those Nigerians haven't figured out that we are on to their scams) or some barrister from an English colony. Anything not addressed in the letterhead with my name is a scam attempt.
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Report this Post05-29-2010 11:34 AM Click Here to See the Profile for The MaD cOwClick Here to Email The MaD cOwSend a Private Message to The MaD cOwDirect Link to This Post
Car forums now too?! Jeabus! Can't escape them no matter where you go.
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Report this Post05-29-2010 11:36 AM Click Here to See the Profile for starlightcoupeSend a Private Message to starlightcoupeDirect Link to This Post
A good Korean professor friend of mine (in his 80s) had his email account hijacked and I received a well written request for money to get him back home to Korea. He is a Mark Twain scholar and travels a lot (this year is the 100th anniversary of Twain's death) to speak at Twain events. I wrote him immediately that I'd send the funds but something told me that the email wasn't legitimate. Luckily, I wrote him using his university email account and he straightened me out.

The usual scammers are easy to spot but this was done so cleverly and by someone with a strong grasp of English that I was almost ready to send Professor Cho $3500. My email account was similarly hijacked a year ago but I quickly changed passwords and that stopped the spammers.
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Report this Post05-29-2010 03:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for katore8105Click Here to visit katore8105's HomePageSend a Private Message to katore8105Direct Link to This Post
For every 10,000 people that don't know any better, all it take is one moron to give it up thinking he will take the scammer for his money. Even if your account only has a few hundred dollars in it, it is well worth it to them.
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Report this Post05-29-2010 04:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MadDanceSkillzClick Here to Email MadDanceSkillzSend a Private Message to MadDanceSkillzDirect Link to This Post
There's currently a scammer who I have been in talks with for a year that now goes by the name of Callisto (One of Jupiter's moons) because he thinks I am the high priest of the Holy Temple of Jupiter of Indiana. He's had to take seminar tests, get tattoos, and has to date sent me 11.00 via MoneyGram. I'm starting to get bored with it, so if anyone else wants to talk to him and pose as a member of the temple, feel free. He mostly talks to me on Yahoo Messenger from ID Dan_Fax2000 or spaulsimiet.

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Report this Post05-29-2010 04:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for pontiackid86Click Here to Email pontiackid86Send a Private Message to pontiackid86Direct Link to This Post
I had this problem in selling my firebird. For every real buyer i had at least 5 scammers.
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Report this Post05-29-2010 09:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for HI-TECHClick Here to visit HI-TECH's HomePageClick Here to Email HI-TECHSend a Private Message to HI-TECHDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by MadDanceSkillz:

There's currently a scammer who I have been in talks with for a year that now goes by the name of Callisto (One of Jupiter's moons) because he thinks I am the high priest of the Holy Temple of Jupiter of Indiana. He's had to take seminar tests, get tattoos, and has to date sent me 11.00 via MoneyGram. I'm starting to get bored with it, so if anyone else wants to talk to him and pose as a member of the temple, feel free. He mostly talks to me on Yahoo Messenger from ID Dan_Fax2000 or spaulsimiet.


oh shi- im on that lol.. thanks

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Report this Post05-30-2010 11:00 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Vernon8360Send a Private Message to Vernon8360Direct Link to This Post
"WHEN MY MOTHER DIED ON THE 21ST OCTOBER 2008, MY FATHER TOOK ME SO SPECIAL BECAUSE I AM MOTHERLESS. BEFORE THE DEATH OF MY FATHER ON 29TH JUNE 2009 IN A PRIVATE HOSPITAL HERE IN BOUAKE."

But look, the sad man is all alone in the world and just wants to share his ill gotten weath with people he knows have squandered their own fortunes on Fieros.

Just think, if you help this guy, with your share of the money you'll not only be able to build that garage you have always wanted for your Fieros but you could OWN the Fiero Store and still have enough left over to buy Cliff a beer !

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Report this Post05-30-2010 11:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Dennis LaGruaClick Here to Email Dennis LaGruaSend a Private Message to Dennis LaGruaDirect Link to This Post
Those savages have been trying to scam people for quite some time. Its just a matter of time before they get what's coming to them.
I can assure everyone that those that live by sin become a slave to it.

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Report this Post05-31-2010 04:23 AM Click Here to See the Profile for AustralianClick Here to visit Australian's HomePageClick Here to Email AustralianSend a Private Message to AustralianDirect Link to This Post
http://www.419scam.org/report.htm
http://www.joewein.net/company/contact-address.htm


E-Mail: joewein@pobox.com

What i find is if you give them a scam fighters details they will dob in themselves.

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Report this Post05-31-2010 08:45 AM Click Here to See the Profile for batousai666Send a Private Message to batousai666Direct Link to This Post
i write them back to tell them to send me a check, i will cash and send them back 80% of the total.
for some reason that is the last of it. and if they do write back with an excuse. i reply..."SEE YOU IN HELL"
HAHAHAHA....if these are real, to date i have $75,000,000 in African banks....wish i was rich and could fly over and knock on their door with my hand out...."show me the Money" hope they (scammers) all die a horrible death.
thanks for the head up, Cliff!!
Dan

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