Subject: BIZ Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 03:26:19 -0700 (PDT) From: frank nnamdi <firstname.lastname@example.org> To:email@example.com(edited by me)
THIS LETTER MAY COME TO YOU AS A SURPRISE, I JUST WANT TO SHARE A MUTUAL BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU WHICH WILL BENEFIT BOTH OF US AT THE END OF IT.
HOWEVER LET ME BRIEFLY INTRODUCE MYSELF TO YOU, I AM MR.FRANK NNAMDI. I WORK WITH THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE (FMF) IN NIGERIA. IN MY DEPARTMENT WE DISCOVERED AN ACCUMULAED MONEY AMOUNTING TO $25 MILLION U.S. DOLLARS WHICH WAS NOT CLAIMED BY THE FOREIGN CONTRACTING FIRMS. NOW WE WANT TO USE YOU AS ONE SUCH CONTRACTOR FIRMS AND RECOMMEND YOU TO THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA (CBN) FOR THE PAYMENT OF THIS MONEY ($25MILLION).
ALL WE NEED FROM YOU IS A VIABLE AND RELIABLE BANK ACCOUNT IN WHICH TO PAY THIS MONEY .ALL ARRANGEMENTS HAS BEEN COMPLETED FOR EASY AND SUCCESSFUL TRANSFER OF THIS MONEY INTO THE BANK ACCOUNT WHICH YOU WILL PROVIDE FOR US .NO RISK WHATSOEVER IS INVOLVED .
PLEASE AS SOON AS YOU INDICATE YOUR INTEREST ON THIS DEAL SEND TO ME YOUR BANKING DETAILS SUCH AS BANK NAME ,ADDRESS OF THE BANK ,ACCOUNT NO, TEL/FAX NO, OF THE BANK . AND YOUR PRIVATE TEL/FAX NO, FOR EASY COMMUNICATION
KINDLY KEEP THIS DEAL VERY CONFIDENTIAL TILL EVERYTHING IS OVER AND YOU RECEIVE THIS MONEY INTO YOUR ACCOUNT.
YOUR LINE OF BUSINESS DOES NOT MATTER, ONLY YOUR COOPERATION IS NEEDED.
THANK YOU AND EXPECTING TO HEAR FROM YOU SOONEST
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What a joke....huh? Here is how I replied. I know I should have just deleted it but I could't resist.
========================================== OH MY GOD!!!! My first e-mail scam. I'm so honered. I thank you for such a good laugh. Havn't had one in a long time. Why don't you just ask people to send you $100 for "processing" fees. Anyone dumb enough to give you their bank account info would also be dumb enough to mail you a crisp new hundred dollar bill!!
Anyways, good luck in your endeavours. If I was a low life criminal scum bag like yourself I'd be doing this too.
Olympic, at least you didnt deleat it, because then bad things would happen...but, if you were to forward it to 10 people, you will recieve $3,749.23......I got my check in the mail. And for every 5 additional people you send it to, you will recieve an additional 1,478.41...but, be careful, because there are people putting hypodermic needles in the handles of gas pumps in Florida, so you may want to simply send it to 6 people, then after doing that, a box will appear on your screen from AOL and Coca-Cola telling you exactly how much money will be sent to you..but thats only if you "click here" to see several naked sorority girls FREE! LOL...I like your reply to them!
[This message has been edited by My7Fieros (edited 07-14-2000).]
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Posts: 10933 From: Haarlem, The Netherlands Registered: Jan 99
Be careful with these guys. We just had a documentary about this and you really don't want to mess with them. Next step is that they need $10,000 to bribe one of the people at the ministry. They require you to bring it personally to Nigeria after which you will disappear without a trace.
This is the Nigerian maffia (yes they do exist) and they are ruthless beyond believe. So don't even send them an email. You really don't want to piss these people off.
I usually delete junk like that.. but, knowing my luck.. one of them will turn out to be real, and I'd have thrown out a chance at a bunch of money..
oh well.. safer ways to get money.. a person I used to talk with a lot, has raised $825,000 USD in funding for his research in sonoluminescence fusion. his new company is expected to make millions, if not billions, from the technology they're developing.. I started some experiments in this back in 1998, but I hit a brick wall when I tried to get some deuterium... (heavy water) I was working at a nuclear plant as part of a school program, and I was *so* close to getting a liter of D2O.. then they found out I was gonna use it for fusion experiments... they didn't like that.. started quoting regs about it being a controlled substance, etc... so, no go.
oh well. plenty of other invention ideas to build.. I'll leave fusion for others.
I delete everything from anyone who's email I don't recognize. (Pardon me for being paranoid.) I'll probably miss the "real" email from Dick Clark saying that I really did win a million bucks (worth $12.42 after taxes), but I'd rather do that than get mixed up with the Mafia or get a bug or something.
(I really am paranoid. Maybe I should see a shrink about this. It's getting to be a problem. Nah! No delusions...yet.)
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Posts: 428 From: parma, ohio USA Registered: Nov 1999
Well if your dumb enough to take $10,000 to a person unknown in a country you dont know then your probally getting what you deserve. As for mafia (they perfer the term family) there not all that bad. The movies try to make them out like monsters and cold hearted killers when thats just not true. There basicly buisness men just trying to make a living the best way they know how. My grandfather and my father both had friends involved with it.
**And im curious about the fusion thing to..
87 Coupe & 86 SE... Git Rice???
Posts: 544 From: Saskatchewan,Canada Registered: Oct 1999
I used to run a R/C car speedway and had advertisements in several related magazines. Since that time I have received that same letter in the mail twice! It was really postmarked from Nigeria. I threw the first one away thinking it was a scam. I turned the second in to the postmaster because the the envelope had been carefully slit open, the document pulled out and carefully folded to fit back through the small slit. Kinda freaked me out! Now it worries me because this came to my house!!!!
Cooter, I wouldn't worry about that pre-opened letter. My older brother spent over a year in Malawi, Africa and when he sent us letters, we could tell someone had streamed it open and read it. It's just paranoid third world countries. Some letters would take 6 weeks to get to us. This never happened to us but some people say that they will even black out parts of your letter with a marker if they think it is not appropriate.
Loafer, Thats what I was thinking. I haven't checked my e-mail at the office(also sympatico) in a couple days, there might be one there too. I e-mailed yahoos complaint dept. so hopefully they nail this loser.
Originally posted by olympic: Cooter, I wouldn't worry about that pre-opened letter. My older brother spent over a year in Malawi, Africa and when he sent us letters, we could tell someone had streamed it open and read it. It's just paranoid third world countries. Some letters would take 6 weeks to get to us. This never happened to us but some people say that they will even black out parts of your letter with a marker if they think it is not appropriate.
that's crazy!!! if someone was tampering with my mail, government or not, I'd be b*tching at someone.. the governments in north america are bad enough for privacy stuff like that.. I don't plan on going to africa.. ever.. might visit europe someday, maybe japan.. but if I do go to africa.. it'd be to see Egypt. and I wouldn't stay long... I suppose the egyptian government wouldn't be *too* bad, but small paranoid 3rd world governments scare me.. so I'm going to avoid them all....... the idea of someone altering my personal communications is just wrong, no matter WHO is doing it.
It's basically the same concept, except they were using the heat from the fusion to split apart the water and produce hydrogen. Ross's company is using the heat from the fusion to generate electricity directly. I'm not sure how, thermoelectric would be the most efficient.. I'll have to read some of his patents.
My mother in law's uncle disappeared in Norther Nigeria. He was the first Catholic bishop of Sokewo (sp?), a county, of sorts. I've met a few Nigerians who say that the north is quite definitely the Badlands.
I'm cautious about E-Mail, but not as much as if I was using Outlook. the Love Bug didn't care about me.
BTW, I don't get Nigerian "businessmen." I get lesbians who want to "perform" for me....
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