Another Scam

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  1. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    here is a new scam I haven't seen. it looks like a different version that is always going around. I received it through Yahoo mail


    FROM: King Goodwill Zwelithini Zulu
    King of Kwazulu –Natal
    Republic of South Africa.
    Contact me through this email address
    his_royal_highness48@yahoo.com
    Telephone +27 832 405 506.

    ATTN:president/Ceo,

    It is my humble pleasure to write this letter irrespective of the fact
    that
    you do not know me personaly.
    However, I came to know of you in my private search for a reliable and
    trustworthy realtor that can handle a confidential transaction of this
    nature in respect to my investment plans in real estate. Though I know
    that
    a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and
    worried,
    but I am assuring you that all willbe well at the end of the day.

    I am King Goodwill Zwelithini Zulu, The King Kwazulu-Natal republic of
    south
    africa. I am making this contact to inquire from you if you can assist
    me
    manage some investment for me in your country.
    Actually all I want from you is to be my manager abroad. I would like
    you to
    invest in Properties (Real Estate) and company shares and other
    lucrative
    ventures of your interest for me.

    I have Twenty Million United States Dollars. (US$20,000,000.00) in a
    VAULT
    with a Security Finance Company in Europe, but due to many commitments
    I can
    not travel out of my domain for the claim, hence I contacted you to
    assist
    me make the claim on my behalf.
    I will provide you with all the necessary information to enable you to
    represent me as my business manager to make the claim by signing the
    necessary document for onward transfer of the money into your account
    which
    you will use for the investment.

    If you agree to assist me by representing me make the claim with the
    Security Company, I will now contact the Security Finance Company to
    inform
    them about your person as my business manager,that they should give you
    the
    necessary attention needed. For your assistance in this transaction I
    will
    offer you 30% of the total amount.

    I have also set aside 10% for expenses. The 10% covers expenses like
    your
    air ticket to the Security Company for the claim, hotel accommodation
    and
    other miscellaneous expenses you may incure during the course of
    transferring this fund into your accounts, while 60% left will be
    invested
    into buying of Properties (Real Estate) company shares and other profit
    oriented ventures.

    I have taken this decision to invest abroad due to restriction over
    currency
    out flow in my country. Upon your Acceptance I will require the
    following
    from you:

    1. A letter of Assurance that you will invest and manage wisely on my
    behalf.

    2. Your telephone and fax numbers to enable the Security Finance
    Company
    communicate with you for the claim.
    Your mobile telephone will be of great assistance as well.

    For security reasons, I would want every communication between us in
    this
    transaction be confidential. Always reach me via Phone for I may not be
    chanced all the time to send you email.
    In the later days we will be able to meet for us to discuss issues of
    mutual
    understanding in respect to our investment project.
    Looking forward to a fruitful business relationship with you.

    Best regards,

    Goodwill Zwelithini Zulu
     
  2. StevieO

    StevieO Registered Member

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    Should i be worried ?

    . . .

    received from integrityhosting@ih911.sa : his_royal_highness48@yahoo.com on 3.20.2006 at 04.29

    My dearest new friend and most trusted business manager StevieO,

    How pleesed i was to recieve your notifyers informering me of your accept. I now have all your informations what was asked for so i will be instructering my subjects to deposit the first $1 millions to your bank. This should arrive quite shortly now for you. Do not be concerned about any delays and what haves you, this is all very normals with theese kinds of complicated doings.

    Everything possibles is been done from here, and as you know international monies can take longer than usual can to do. So be assured that everythins is very goodness and will be goings very much fineness with us.

    I having built new palaces soon now, maybe you like to have one for all your nice helpful doings. I think so, and will have putting your name on it for you for when you can come soon. My daughters very much liken to meet to meets you, i think you will very happy with them, i have 16 wifes.

    Much blessings to be spread on you.

    His royal highness

    King Goodwill Zwelithini Zulu

    . . .


    StevieO
     
  3. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    I just read a line or 2. Sounds like another 419 scam.
     
  4. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    King Goodwill gets around doesn't he. :doubt:
     
  5. TradeMark

    TradeMark Registered Member

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    One's i got almost same email. Do never trust on these emails.

    my sis almost belived on it.:oops:
     
  6. sukarof

    sukarof Registered Member

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    If a King Zulu from africa finds my email adress and calls me thrustworty - then I know it´s a scam that has been don thousands of times before. If you dont know that person personally - it´s a cheap easy to see through scam.
    Every normally gifted, sane person knows that you dont ask a stranger to do things like this based on an email adress, or fax for that matter..
     
  7. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    But it is amazing how many people actually are gullible enough to fall for this type of scam. (something for nothing)
     
  8. MikeBCda

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    Here's an idea - save it to show your friends (who, somehow, never heard of it) and impress them that you've got an "in" with royalty. ;) :D
     
  9. Hard Rocker

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    :D Bigc .... You're a brave guy .... I never would have opened it .... lol :eek:
     
  10. ErikAlbert

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    Yes we have seen these emails along with many lottery scam emails at our little Free Lotto Forum in the past.
    Although these emails had nothing to do with our main activity "free lottos" we allowed them to save as many possible victims as possible, unfortunately sometimes too late.
    These emails have been sent all over the world in thousands of variants and there are forums on the internet, where you can post these emails and ask for advice.
    Some members didn't even believe that it was a scam and we had to prove it with other examples.
    It's unbelievable, but people's greed makes them really stupid.

    bigC is very right about this and this article proves how organized these criminals are and how much they earn.
    http://www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1740777,00.html
    This is just one story and if you search long enough you will find similar stories.
     
  11. Meltdown

    Meltdown Registered Member

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    Time to bump my curiously neglected Fun with spam! thread. :D

    An interesting article: Internet Scammers Keep Working in Nigeria
     
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  12. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    These 419 scams have been around a long time. Some folks have a great time responding to these guys and yanking their chains. In reality they really are dumb. If you want a good laugh spend some time here.

    http://www.scamorama.com/


    Pete
     
  13. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I really enjoyed reading the Gene Rayburn scam replies. He was really yanking their chain and they just kept coming back for more. Those scammers must have really been dumb.
     
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