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African Cash Hoax #107069
04/03/02 01:43 AM
04/03/02 01:43 AM
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pureheart Offline OP
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I get like 10 of these a day. Are people actually falling for these??

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Attention: The President

I am the wife of Ex-head of State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Late General Sanni Abacha. I want to know if you can assist me by providing your foreign account for a quick transfer of a total sum of $95.5m U.S. Dollars from Africa to your account. Your company was recommended to me by a friend of my late husband Rtd. Col. Usman Mohammed. But I did not disclose my intentions to him. I promise to offer you 25% of the total sum if you can assist me as requested.

Further details relating to this will communicate to you immediately I hear from you. Remember also to include your private telephone and fax numbers for easy and confidential communication.

Regards.

Alhaja Mariam Abacha
Chairperson family Support Programme


P. Pureheart
Re: African Cash Hoax #107070
04/08/02 01:28 AM
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I get about 5 of those a week! I have been forwarding them to abuse@yahoo.com (along with the full header) for them to try to deal with. Most of these come from Yahoo addresses. Take a peek at the email address of the sender, and you can do the same. These are SO irritating, and hopefully aren't fooling anyone.

Most ISP's have an abuse@ address for reporting these scams, so it's a good way to vent without responding to the sender.

Re: African Cash Hoax #107071
04/10/02 12:46 AM
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pureheart Offline OP
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I just got a new one from Prince Ibe, who apparently has a Yahoo account <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> Apparently too he thinks I'm male. I hope that I'm not violating his confidentiality request by posting this <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

I think one of us should reply! What do you think they would say? "Give us $50 to prove you're honest"? <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL

(RE: TRANSFER OF ($ 152,000.000.00 USD
ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY TWO MILLION DOLLARS )

Dear sir,

We want to transfer to overseas ($152,000.000.00 USD) One hundred and Fifty two million United States Dollars) from a Bank in Africa, I want to ask you to quietly look for a reliable and honest person who will be capable and fit to provide either an existing bank account or to set up a new Bank a/c immediately to receive this money, even an empty a/c can serve to receive this money, as long as you will
remain honest to me till the end for this important business trusting in you and believing in God that you will never let me down either now or in future.

I am Mr.prince ibe the Auditor General of a bank in Africa, during the course of our auditing I
discovered a floating fund in an account opened in the bank in 1990 and since 1993 nobody has operated on this account again, after going through some old files in the records I discovered that the owner of the account died without a [heir] hence the money is floating and if I do not remit this money out urgently it will be forfeited for nothing. the owner
of this account is Mr. Magnus leon, a foreigner, and a sailor, and he died, since 1993. and no other person knows about this account or any thing concerning it, the account has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that Magnus Leon until his death was the manager Magnus Coy.(pty). SA.

We will start the first transfer with fifty two
million [$52,000.000] upon successful transaction
without any disappoint from your side, we shall
re-apply for the payment of the remaining rest amount to your account,

The amount involved is (USD 152M) One hundred and
Fifty two million United States Dollars, only I want to first transfer $52,000.000 [fifty two million United States Dollar from this money into a safe foreigners account abroad before the rest, but I don't know any foreigner, I am only contacting you as a foreigner because this money can not be approved to a local person here, without valid international foreign passport, but can only be approved to any foreigner with valid international passport or drivers license and foreign a/c because the money is in us
dPOST http://us.f203.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?YY=19893 HTTP/1.0ollars and the former owner of the a/c Mr. Magnus Leon is a foreigner too, [and the money can only be approved into a foreign a/c

However, we will sign a binding agreement, to bind us together I got your contact address from the Girl who operates computer, I am revealing this to you with believe in God that you will never let me down in this business, you are the first and the only person that I am contacting for this business, so please reply urgently so that I will inform you the next step
to take urgently. Send also your private telephone and fax number including the full details of the account to be used for the deposit.

I want us to meet face to face to build confidence and to sign a binding agreement that will bind us together before transferring the money to any account of your choice where the fund will be safe. Before we fly to your country for withdrawal, sharing and investments.

I need your full co-operation to make this work fine. because the management is ready to approve this payment to any foreigner who has correct information of this account, which I will give to you, upon your positive response and once I am convinced that you are capable and will meet up with instruction of a key bank official who is deeply involved with me in this business.
I need your strong assurance that you will never,
never let me down.

With my influence and the position of the bank
official we can transfer this money to any foreigner's reliable account which you can provide with assurance that this money will be
intact pending our physical arrival in your country for sharing. The bank official will destroy all documents of transaction immediately we receive this money leaving no trace to any place and to build confidence you can come immediately to discuss with me face to face after which I will make this remittance in your presence and three of us will fly to your country at least two days ahead of the money
going into the account.

I will apply for annual leave to get visa immediately I hear from you that you are ready to act and receive this fund in your account. I will use my position and influence to obtain all legal approvals for onward transfer of this money to your account with appropriate clearance from the relevant ministries and foreign exchange departments.

At the conclusion of this business, you will be given 35% of the total amount, 60% will be for me, while 5% will be for expenses both parties might have incurred during the process of transferring.

I look forward to your earliest reply through my email address isuawa_77@yahoo.com

Yours,
Mr.prince ibe


P. Pureheart
Re: African Cash Hoax #107072
04/16/02 02:50 PM
04/16/02 02:50 PM
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I've been known to reply "I'm not stupid - go get a REAL job". Funny, they never reply to that...

Re: African Cash Hoax #107073
05/26/02 09:57 PM
05/26/02 09:57 PM
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I used to get these - tried to reply to a couple telling them to stop e-mailing me because i knew it was a fraud and all my replies bounced with unidentifiable addresses, so I ignored them after that. Usually it was just half of what was posted. I didn't get any more after the second one bounced.

I did see the other posting before replying to this - it came up on the origami list because somebody else on there started getting them and it turned out there was a Scotland Yard department involved in tracking these people down and if anyone received the full mail they were to contact a particular department. Way to go that they've been caught - good for international police!

Re: African Cash Hoax #107074
05/27/02 12:31 AM
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Several people involved in this scam were arrested in South Africa just last week.

And, YES! eek , they have actually made millions from people on the "deposit" they request as the "good faith" signal.

Read more about the arrests here:

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2110589,00.html

Kitty


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Re: African Cash Hoax #107075
07/07/02 11:45 AM
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I did read about one where the man was asked again and again for more and more money and they eventually got several million dollars out of him and bankrupted him.

Re: African Cash Hoax #107076
07/07/02 05:01 PM
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That's so amazing, I guess once you start giving them money, you don't want to lose the money you've put in already. But at some point, shouldn't you realize it's a scam and cut your losses and run?


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Re: African Cash Hoax #107077
07/08/02 10:08 PM
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I would have thought it was obvious that it was a scam from the point of receipt. What I can't understand is why somebody who obviously already was on the Internet could be so gullible - there are warnings all the time about these hoaxes. You only have to be on a mailing list for a couple of weeks and people start emailing warnings about them.


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