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    Got an e-mail today...

    Another one of those scams, like I'm really gonna fall for it?

    From: aminahmed22@netscape.net
    Reply-To: aminahmed22@netscape.net
    Subject: URGENT ASSISTANCE

    Hello

    I come to you with a sincere heart believing in Almighty Allah that you will consider my plight and come to help and also benefit from me.
    I am Mrs. Amina Mohammed, cousin and Personal Assistant to former Nigeria Head of State, Late General Sanni Abacha who died on the 8th July 1998 while in power. Before I proceed please accept my apology for the embarrassment this mail might cause you for coming from a total stranger who you do not know. Actually I got your contact from the Internet; please do not feel bad about it because I am compelled to reach you due to urgent need to safeguard the money in question. Once again, forgive me and come to my aid. Please read the following carefully.
    Sometime in early 1997, my boss late Gen. Sanni Abacha entrusted to me the sum of US$20.5M in cash (Twenty million, five hundred thousand US dollars) due to the trust and confidence he had in me. This money was meant for campaign in his self-succession bid but unfortunately he suddenly died before actualization of his aspiration. This amount of $20.5M in CASH was deposited with a security company which I will disclose in subsequent mail in a giant trunk box as diplomatic consignments In agreement with Mr.Mohammed Abacha who is the son of late General Abacha and the heir to the money.

    I write to solicit your assistance for the money to be transferred to your custody. Note that Mr.Mohammed Abacha is currently in detention by the present Nigeria Government for reasons linked to activities of his father when he was in power. Now based on the business trust I have on you, I would want you to come forward and receive this consignment containing the money in
    cash on our behalf from the security company for subsequent disbursement between you and us.
    Understand that we are soliciting your assistance because the present Nigerian Government is seizing/freezing any Bank Account or valuables belonging to the late Head of state's family and relatives. In fact we do not have enough money now to sustain our family so, I will appreciate if you can consider our plight and assist us. For your assistance, we have agreed to
    compensate you with 20% of the total amount ($20.5) while the remaining 80% is for us. We hope to invest part of our share in your country on viable area of investment as you may advise us.

    If you are interested you will need to visit the Security Company for clearance of the consignment. I assure you that the tansaction is 100% risk free. Please I implore you to keep this transaction absolutely secret against negative exposure. I would want you to contact me immediately so that we can proceed with the business. You should please on reply enclose your private telephone, fax number so that we can have more confidential correspondence.

    Your reply should only be send to this my private e-mail adress
    below:aminahmed22@netscape.net
    Best regards,

    Mrs.Amina Mohammed.
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    "OH OOOOHH oOOHHHHHHHOOHHHHHHH FILL ME WITH YOUR.... eeww not the stuff from the lab"

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    Now of course I'm not gonna fall for, but my alter ego might... hence the reply I sent as below...

    Subject: URGENT ASSISTANCE
    In-Reply-To: The letter of Saturday, 2 August 2003 13:34 GMT

    I am very plesing to you have been chosen from myriad sources of prosperous names. I too am looking to extrcate a sum of $26 million (two hundred and sixty hundred thousand dollars $US) dollars US.
    I am befallen on your good will to show responce in utmost secrecy as any negative aspect will jeopordise us both. Under interrogation I will be divulging all I am aware of and we will suffer greatly should our dealings come to light. Let me introduce to you myself. I am Ngumo Ubalawahey, son of the soon to be late Iguana Mepeekabo who was Foreign Minister for Nigeria
    whiling a back. This fortuitous some of money was entrusted to my father to enabling the development as facilities and now has passed to me. It is hiding in a safe place near a local tin mine and before the removing of the fortunes within I require a person of doubtless and faultless professional standing to rectify my balances.
    As you must be being made aware, I have no monies to availbale for the removal of the huge sum in the barrels. If you could supply me with a money transfer to enable this I will moves rapidly to exhume the enormous amounts and then place them into your accounts for furthering your and my prosperity.
    Thanks be to you,

    Ngumo Ubalawahey.
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    "OH OOOOHH oOOHHHHHHHOOHHHHHHH FILL ME WITH YOUR.... eeww not the stuff from the lab"

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    I am waiting with my breath held in every fibre of my body for a responce to questioning.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dareos View Post
    "OH OOOOHH oOOHHHHHHHOOHHHHHHH FILL ME WITH YOUR.... eeww not the stuff from the lab"

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    /sighs

    scamming t00**ers

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    lmao I wonder if the person on the otherend has a sence of humour....

    I used to spend time talkin to the ppl on AOL (dont shoot me I was young) who used to PM u askin for your account details, most of them are normal people that are just out to take advantage of ppl that really shouldnt be swimmin in the gene pool...

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    the problem is alot of people fall for it and do send money
    Someone left a note on a piece of cake in the fridge that said, "Do not eat!". I ate the cake and left a note saying, "Yuck, who the hell eats paper ?

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    hehe kinda funny but sad at the same time

    i wonder how many people have fell for it


    errr ? ? ?

    im confused

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    Originally posted by oddytomtom
    hehe kinda funny but sad at the same time

    i wonder how many people have fell for it
    email him and ask matey

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    can't beat a good scam, lol

    if war is the answer, then we are asking the wrong question
    2 things i hate the most - xenophobia and the french
    "chuffing"

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    Originally posted by not_your_punk
    can't beat a good scam, lol

    its not funny tho is it

    i remember there was a piece on BBC news about something like this and over 3 million was conned out of people
    Someone left a note on a piece of cake in the fridge that said, "Do not eat!". I ate the cake and left a note saying, "Yuck, who the hell eats paper ?

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    yeh. it is well harsh, i'm just guessin that most people would have the sense to see through it and not send anything.

    if war is the answer, then we are asking the wrong question
    2 things i hate the most - xenophobia and the french
    "chuffing"

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    heh, it still amazes me that people do fall for this stuff!

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    theres always someone new to the interent out there that'll fall for it.......

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    Originally posted by Knoxville
    theres always someone new to the interent out there that'll fall for it.......
    True... but still...... Common sense?

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    Isnt so common....

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    I've had a number of these mailed to my accounts over the years... All of them are equally bad/boring. I don't tend to reply to them. If I get them at work, I forward them to Compliance and let them deal with it (passing the bug). If I get them at home, I'd reply: "Don't ever bother me with lame schemes again. This e-mail has been forwarded to my country's security departments and they will deal with you. Thank you."
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