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  1. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Anyone want to apply for the money:D :D :D :D Notice the spelling. Real quality trash.
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    Goodday TO You!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have been waiting for you since to contact me for your
    Confirmable Bank Draft of $350,000 United States Dollars,
    but I did not hear from you since for a couple of weeks
    now. Then I went to the bank to confirm if the draft has
    expired or getting near to the date of expire and
    Dr.Wilson the Director Bank of Africa told me that before the draft
    will
    get to your hand that it will expire.

    So I told him to cash the $350,000 USD UNITED STATES
    DOLLARS to cash payment to avoid losing this funds under
    expiration as I will be out of the country for a 3 Months
    Course and I will not come back till ending of
    July 2008.

    What you have to do now is to contact SWIFT EXPRESS COURIER COMPANY
    as soon as possible to know when they will deliver
    your Consignment to you because of the expiring date. For
    your information, I have paid for the delivering Charge,
    Insurance premium.

    The only money you will send to the SWIFT EXPRESS COURIER COMPANY
    to deliver your Consignment direct to your postal Address in
    your country is($290 .00 USD) Two Hundred And Ninty United
    States Dollars only being Security Keeping Fee of the
    Courier Company so far.Again, don't be deceived by anybody
    to pay any other money except $290 .00 US Dollars.
    I would have paid that but they said no because they don't
    know when you will contact them and in case of demurrage.
    You have to contact SWIFT EXPRESS COURIER COMPANY now,
    for the delivery of your Draft with this information
    bellow;

    1 Your Full Name:
    2, Your Delivery Address:
    3, Your Cell Phone Number:
    4,Your Age:
    5,Your Country:
    6,Your OCUPATION:
    7,Your Sex:

    Directors Name: Mr. Murray Paul

    Companys Name: SWIFT EXPRESS COURIER COMPANY

    Cell : 011-234-805-423-1153

    Email Address:swiftcourier.company01@yahoo.dk

    Finally, make sure that you reconfirm your Postal address
    and Direct telephone number to them again to avoid any
    mistake on the Delivery and ask them to give you the
    tracking number to enable you track your package over
    there and know when it will get to your door step so that
    you can sign on it. Let me repeat again,Try to contact
    them as soon as you receive this mail and ask them how you
    will make the security fee of $290 usd to them to avoid
    any further delay and remember to pay them their Security
    Keeping fee of $290 .00 US Dollars for their immediate
    action.

    Note this. The SWIFT EXPRESS COURIER COMPANY don't know the
    contents of the Box.

    I registered it as a BOX of Africa cloths. They did not
    know the contents was money. this is to avoid them
    delaying with the BOX. Don't let them know that box
    contents is money ok

    Yours Faithfully,
    MRS. MARIAM BENSON.
     
  2. LoneWolf

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    Now what on earth sound's fake about that. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
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    :D you are welcome to go for it :D
     
  4. LoneWolf

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    No thanks.
    I was being sarcastic.
     
  5. Dark Shadow

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    I will send a money order right away.:rolleyes:
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :D
     
  7. Peter2150

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    Absolutely nothing new here. Sadly there will be a sucker someplace
     
  8. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Yep, it is pretty much standard stuff but I don't get them often anymore so I thought I would post it and let some of the new users see it that might not have ever gotten one of these "golden offers" Hopefully most of our members are way to savvy to fall for something like this.
     
  9. Longboard

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    Oh NO.
    Is this really a fake ??
    Aarrgghh: I've been taken in ...again :(
    I've got to check b4 replying to these.
    It just sounded sooo real
    I just cant believe people would abuse my trust like this
    :'(
     
  10. wat0114

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    The check is in the mail...whoo hoooo $$$$! :D
     
  11. MikeBCda

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    Shucks, it fell overboard on the way here and got soaked, was unusable as cash or clothing. :p :D
     
  12. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    They had me at the word "demurrage."
    Mrk
     
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    What's the problem, oh ye of little faith? I have received the money and am now on an all-expense-paid trip to Africa, so I can thank Mrs. B in person.

    Oi vey -- such a dill, such a dill! :blink: :rolleyes:
     
  14. ErikAlbert

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    Why didn't she use an English spelling checker in her email-software ?
    Most probably an average, less-knowledgeable user, who needs a visit at Wilders. :)
     
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    I think you all got it wrong, this is no con job but a cunningly crafted Zen riddle, and it works, my brain is still tied in a knot from trying to make sense out of it o_O

    she may have going by the results I've seen from some speel cheakers I've seen :)
     
  16. Longboard

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    and then...on a serious note..
    They are triers:
    I'm still getting incredibly well crafted "Official" letters from various well known "banks ' and service agencies wanting "verification" checks.

    Just "validate here" requests.
    The graphics look so authentic and the language is well crafted: It's almost hypnotic, and it must be successful sometimes. :mad:

    The price of freedom...
     
  17. ccsito

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    Probably a consignment of fake paper money. :D How about sending a fake money order and then track to see where it bounces around the financial systems of the world? ;) :D

    234 is the code for Nigeria.

    http://www.countrycallingcodes.com/Reverse-Lookup.php?calling-code=234

    Yet the email server is in Denmark? What's the matter, no mail servers in Nigeria? :rolleyes:
     
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    Just think of it like watching TV or at a movie theater. You can't believe everything that you see on the screen.:isay:
     
  19. bigc73542

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    What! you mean movies aren't real :eek:
     
  20. strangequark

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    your absolutely right Longboard it is serious, we like to have a bit of a giggle here about this type of thing, and like you I've received some great looking emails from various banks asking for my details, although so far none from my bank. What is serious and a real worry is getting it through the heads of a lot of the punters out there that these things are a scam.
    This is from an article in the Sydney Morning Herald last year that I'd posted in an earlier thread on scam emails.
    financial advisers, lawyers and university professors !!!, o.k. they are from Queensland :D but even so there is something going on here other than stupidity - the old pot of gold at the end of the rainbow seems to be mighty alluring even to the well educated by the look of it, one could be unkind and say that greed may have taken a large part in their being scammed.
     
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    I'm still getting emails (plain text) from girls, who want to be your friend, if you are lonely.
    After awhile they come up with some heartbreaking story and ask you for money. :rolleyes:
     
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    @strangequark:
    yep.
    I have received some phishes aimed at the NAB and "which Bank" along with all the others...
    The fake NAB mails were almost exact replicas of the web page to look at.
    :D
    Unkind lol.
     
  25. strangequark

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    the text may be plain but what about the girls, any pics or phone numbers :D

    ah but I'm from Queensland so I'm aloud to say things like that :cool:
     
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