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Weird Email, What Is It?  
User currently offlineAzza40 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1052 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2728 times:

I recived this email before, and i was wondering if anyone knew what it was, and why it was sent to me, on a private address i use for basically nothing!

Quote:
HELLO Good day and Compliments,

I am writing this letter in confidence believing that if it is the wish
of
God for you to help me and my family, God almighty will bless and
reward you
aboundantly and you would never regreat this.
I am a female student from University of Burkina-Faso,uagadougou.

I am 25 yrs old. I'd like any person who can be caring, loving and home
oriented. I will love to have a long-term relationship with you and to
know
more about you. I would like to build up a solid foundation with you in
time
coming if you can be able to help me in this transaction.

Well, my father died earlier eight months ago and left I and my junior
brother behind. He was a king, which our town citizens titled him over
sixteen years before his death.

I was a princess to him and I am the only person who can take care of
his
wealth now because my junior brother is still young and my mother is
not
literate enough to know all my father's wealth. He left the sum of
(12.350
us dollars).

(TWELVE MILLION THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND US DOLLARS, )in a
security
company.This money was annually paid into my late fathers account from
Shell
petroleum development company(spdc)and chevron oil company operating in
our
locality for the compensation of youth and community development in our
jurisdiction.

I don't know how and what I will do to invest this money somewhere in
abroad, so that my father's kindred will not take over what belongs to
my
father and our family, which they were planning to do without my
present
because I am a female as stated by our culture
in the town.

Now,i urgently need your humble assistance to move this money from the
security company to your bank account, That is why I felt
happy when I saw your contact because I strongly believe that by the
grace
of God, you will help me invest this money wisely.

I am ready to pay 20% of the total amount to you if you help us in this
transaction and another 10% interest of Annual After Income to you, for
handling this transaction for us, which you will strongly have absolute
control over.

If you can handle this project sincerely and also willing to assist me
in
lifting this fund, kindly reach me.

Please, note that this transaction is 100% risk free and I hope to
commence
the transaction as quick as possible, I will send you my photograph as
soon
as I hear from you.

Yours sincerely,
PRINCESS AIDATA.
N/B.PLEASE REPLY ME AT MY YAHOO PRIVATE EMAIL
ADDRESS(princess_aidata312@yahoo.fr)

What do you guys think about it?

Aaron  swirl 


Not been on here for a good 2/3 years!
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User currently offline808TWA From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 701 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2724 times:

Congratulations ! .....You have just experienced the same electronic scam as millions of others.

Ignore it or have fun by faking an interest of helping her.

-Alan



Love is in the air, so practice safe flying
User currently offlineAlphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 39
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2724 times:

a huge pile of crap !


Whatever
User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2707 times:

I could help you with the transaction, just send me your personal bank details and I'll take it from here.  sly 


Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11719 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2707 times:

Quoting 808TWA (Reply 1):
Ignore it or have fun by faking an interest of helping her.

Have a go at the latter, obviously keep all personal details out of the equation, but string them along a bit. They are scammers after your money, so have a go at annoying them back.

Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2707 times:

Hint: People with twelve million dollars do not have trouble getting access to legal assistance or professional financial help, even in Burkina-Faso.


Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2696 times:

Quoting Azza40 (Thread starter):
I recived this email before, and i was wondering if anyone knew what it was, and why it was sent to me, on a private address i use for basically nothing!

Are you really that stupid to not work out by yourself that this is a scam?

You have been using the internet long enough to surely have seen this kind of email before.

Adam


User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2881 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2683 times:

I once found a chick on an online dating site that after a while told me that she was getting ill and desperatly needed money to get treatment..yeah right. I just broke the contact with her after that but i was thinking about playing along with it for a while just to see how she´d react  Wink


Most of the times it isn´t even a woman that is pushing this crap..it´s some gang of wankers trying to scam everything and everyone.


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2660 times:

Quoting Azza40 (Thread starter):
I am a female student from University of Burkina-Faso

I'll take you on a photo tour of the campus:

STUDENT ACTIVITIES INCLUDE A DAILY FASHION SHOW


STUDENT DORMITORIES HAVE EXCELLENT VIEWS OF THE COMMONS


THE CAFETERIA OFFERS AN ABUNDANT CHOICE OF HEALTHY MEALS


WE ARE PROUD OF OUR NEWLY-RENOVATED, OPEN AIR AUDITORIUM


WE ESTIMATE OUR GRADUATES ENJOY A 56% EMPLOYMENT RATE



Mark Big grin


User currently offline808TWA From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 701 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2618 times:

Quoting BA757 (Reply 6):
Are you really that stupid to not work out by yourself that this is a scam?

Ouch......But you would be surprised just how many people fall for this scam on a daily basis.

However, cut the guy a break, he was merely asking for our opinion/thoughts about the email and I'm sure personal insults weren't on his list either.



Love is in the air, so practice safe flying
User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2618 times:

Quoting Azza40 (Thread starter):
Weird Email, What Is It?  

A nigerian 419 scam. Just like the bastards that wanted me to ship a laptop I was selling on ebay to Lagos...



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineRammstein From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2615 times:

Send the guy some 500$, he will be happy to help you  Silly

User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2604 times:

Quoting Azza40 (Thread starter):
I recived this email before, and i was wondering if anyone knew what it was, and why it was sent to me, on a private address i use for basically nothing!



User currently offlineAzza40 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2585 times:

Quoting 808TWA (Reply 9):
However, cut the guy a break, he was merely asking for our opinion/thoughts about the email and I'm sure personal insults weren't on his list either.

For once, someone who sticks up for me when i do something  Smile

Aaron  swirl 



Not been on here for a good 2/3 years!
User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

Quoting 808TWA (Reply 9):
But you would be surprised just how many people fall for this scam on a daily basis.

No I wouldn't - there are many stupid people in this world.

Quoting 808TWA (Reply 9):
However, cut the guy a break, he was merely asking for our opinion/thoughts about the email and I'm sure personal insults weren't on his list either.

I am not out to dish out personal insults, but it doesn't take much common sense to work out there is something not right with it, does it?

Adam


User currently offline808TWA From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 701 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2551 times:

Quoting BA757 (Reply 14):
I am not out to dish out personal insults, but it doesn't take much common sense to work out there is something not right with it, does it?

You are right, it doesn't take too much common sense. But when the end of his post states "What do you guys think about it?" It usually means that he already understands that "something is not right with it" and is merely opening it up for discussion.

His profile shows he's quite young and obviously still learning. You can't learn without asking, this does not make you stupid and common sense is gained as you grow.

Now, if this was the second time he had seen this email and then posted a similar thread.....then you would be correct



Love is in the air, so practice safe flying
User currently offlineWhyWhyZed From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 914 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2505 times:

Quoting 808TWA (Reply 15):

Alan, stop defending the spammer!  Silly


User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6848 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2502 times:

http://j-walk.com/other/conf/

They even have conferences about them  Smile



wheat and dairy can screw up your brain
User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3713 posts, RR: 28
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2488 times:

I know someone who was out of work for a while and basically decided to email them to see what happened if you replied. He set up a fake PO Box address for them to send documents to and from and assumed a fake name so they could send papers and things. In the end it got to the stage where they wanted airline tickets bought for them so they could meet in a hotel in Amsterdam...at that point he stopped contacting them and cancelled the email address. He presumed they just wanted free airline tickets to Amsterdam.

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 12):



 rotfl 



"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineDon81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2483 times:

Quoting BA757 (Reply 6):
Are you really that stupid to not work out by yourself that this is a scam?

Are you that perfect that you can stand on your pedistal and call others stupid? Have you never encountered something strange for the first time, and wondered "Hey, what's the deal with this?"

If you are that perfect, and that much smarter than the rest of us, stay the hell away from me... You're arragance is dangerous!



Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2442 times:

Quoting Don81603 (Reply 19):
Are you that perfect that you can stand on your pedistal and call others stupid? Have you never encountered something strange for the first time, and wondered "Hey, what's the deal with this?"

If you are that perfect, and that much smarter than the rest of us, stay the hell away from me... You're arragance is dangerous!

Get real mate.

One look at this email and you know its junk / spam or whatever you want to call it. If you seriously think it could be genuine then you are stupid.

I get many of these kinds of emails a day to just my gmail account alone, never mind my other accounts. Assuming he has only been using the internet since he registered here (doubtful), six months ago, he hasn't ever seen one of those before? I don't think so.  Yeah sure

The original poster has a habit of saying pretty stupid things on this site... have a look through some of his other posts and you will see what I mean.

Adam


User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2425 times:

We know it is a scam simply because we have received them in the past, and also because we know there is no such thing as a "free" lunch. However, to be perfectly honest and frank, what was your reaction when you received the first email along these lines. Did you have temporary visions of untold wealth, and suddenly found the solution to clearing all your debts etc?

If there was a small chance that the email was genuine, clearly the sender is after someone to "launder" his money, so that earnings from immoral crimes can be "cleaned" and then be deposited into an account without arising the suspicion of the regulators etc. It might sound crazy, but if you hold a professional position you have a duty to report the approach to the police, otherwise you could be accused of being an accessory under the Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime regulations in the UK. Now if you report the email to the police or whoever, they are hardly likely to take any notice particularly if they receive thousands every hour. The simplest solution, delete it permanently from your system and forget about it.



MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12285 posts, RR: 35
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2410 times:
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Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 3):
I could help you with the transaction, just send me your personal bank details and I'll take it from here.

Carmen, good to see that you take customer service seriously Big grin



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User currently offlineAzza40 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2385 times:

Quoting BA757 (Reply 20):
Assuming he has only been using the internet since he registered here (doubtful), six months ago, he hasn't ever seen one of those before? I don't think so

Actually, i havent seen one of them before. I knew it was a scam, but just wanted to open up discussion about it.

Quoting BA757 (Reply 20):
The original poster has a habit of saying pretty stupid things on this site... have a look through some of his other posts and you will see what I mean.

Give me an example. You have hated me ever since i said that people were wrong not to congratulate someones efforts in the 9/11 remembrance video thread. I made one statement that makes you hate me! You are one of many stupid people who are like this!

Aaron  swirl 



Not been on here for a good 2/3 years!
User currently offlineAzza40 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

Quoting Don81603 (Reply 19):
Are you that perfect that you can stand on your pedistal and call others stupid? Have you never encountered something strange for the first time, and wondered "Hey, what's the deal with this?"

If you are that perfect, and that much smarter than the rest of us, stay the hell away from me... You're arragance is dangerous!

Just reading through the thread, and i feel like saying...

... rotfl 

Aaron  swirl 



Not been on here for a good 2/3 years!
25 Post contains links BA757 : I think this is my favourite: + a few silly smileys. 6 Week Old Kitten Found (by Dragon-wings Jul 8 2006 in Non Aviation) Firstly, I hate only a very
26 Jamesbuk : Hey "mate" can i just say. You really are a big SoB. Seriously yeh, Aaron might not be as smart as you in certain things so what do you do you take t
27 Post contains images Azza40 : I must be dumb, i can't remember posting that, even though it is true! Ever so nice of you And you probably think that i do not have the right to pos
28 Post contains images BA757 : Mature post, James. Have a look in your 9/11 thread what I said about peoples opinions. If I want to think he is stupid, then that's ok, that's my op
29 Post contains images BA757 : Of course you do, did I ever say you didn't? I am stopping this debate with you now, because James, and no doubt you, think I am picking on you, whic
30 Jamesbuk : Thats not what ive been told, a few people (which ill keep unamed) have emailed me saying "hey have you noticed how unfair BA757 is being on younger
31 BA757 : James, Whatever. The fact of the matter is there are only two threads where ANYBODY will get anything remotely unpleasant on me, this one, and your 9/
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