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Brilliant Update To The 419 /Nigerian Scam!  
User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2033 times:

Here is what was in my g-mail inbox this morning:

Quote:

GOOD DAY,FROM SGT JOHN FITTE (US ARMY IN IRAQ) Inbox

SergeantJohnFitte to me
More options 10:31 am (1 hour ago)

Sergeant John Fitte,
of D Company, 2nd Battalion,
22nd Infantry Regiment
Private E-mail contact:sgtjohnfitte_mil@myway.com


Good day,


I am Sergeant John Fitte, an American Soldier. I am serving in the US Army of D Company,2nd Battalion 22nd,Infantary Regiment, Iraq. I and my crew members discovered $100M USD in Baghdad, the Capital city of Iraq in April.Our Troops found $100m and 90m euros in 31 containers. We now managed to move away a total sum US$25 Million dollars cash out from the $100M USD, mostly 100-dollar bills and was quickly flown out of the warzone and deposited in an undisclosed finance company in UK, England. You can as well click on the site for more details about the funds.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm


Unfortunately,Some of my crew members have lost dear lives to the wicked Iraqi insurgents and myself sustained a serious injury which I have been receiving a treatment in a hospital for a long time now. "WE CONTACTED YOU NOW FOR YOU TO HELP US SIGN OFF THIS CONSIGNMENT IN A FINANCE COMPANY IN UK,ENGLAND"The fund is in one large silver box, using you
move this fund out of this finance company will help us, because we are still fully in service.


If you are interested I will send you the full details, my job is to find a good partner that we can trust and that will assist us. Can I trust you?


When you receive this letter, kindly send me an e-mail signifying your interest including your most confidential telephone/fax numbers for quick communication also your contact details. This businessis risk free. The box can be shipped out in 48hrs.


In God We Trust
Sgt John

I'm all for supporting the troops, but this is fricking ridiculous.
The linked story appears to be true, but the rest of this e-mail is  redflag 

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User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2033 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Thread starter):
company in UK, England

I'm not sure I've been to UK, England.  Wink

What a complete load of tosh!

Kieron747


User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2028 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Thread starter):
US Army of D Company,2nd Battalion 22nd,Infantary Regiment

I don't know much about the military at all, but does this 'group' or whatever the term is actually exist? (I know the email is phony)



Go big or go home
User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2024 times:

Pretty low.

http://419eater.com


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1994 times:

You'd think for this kind of scam, they'd at least hire someone who can write rudimentary English to draft the thing. It's hilarious !

User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1938 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 4):
You'd think for this kind of scam, they'd at least hire someone who can write rudimentary English to draft the thing. It's hilarious !

Thats the part that gets me. If you're going to take the time to set this kind of scam up, couldn't you at least find a native english speaker? It also doesn't say much for the inevitable few that let their greed overcome their common sense.



"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11673 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1928 times:

I'm currently teasing one of these scammers. They replied to an ad I submitted, saying they were prepared to send me a cheque for £3000 for my Camera if I'd pay them £2500 first  Yeah sure

They bit the bait, but sadly I've told them that I've just become terminally ill and will requite them to send me the £3000 first, I am keenly waiting on their reply Wink

Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlinePope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 6):
I'm currently teasing one of these scammers. They replied to an ad I submitted, saying they were prepared to send me a cheque for £3000 for my Camera if I'd pay them £2500 first

They bit the bait, but sadly I've told them that I've just become terminally ill and will requite them to send me the £3000 first, I am keenly waiting on their reply

Be careful about giving them anything tracable to you. A recent article I read said that the Nigerian gangs had contacts in the US that show up at target's houses and physically terrorize people and bully them into compliance. The FBI has several active investigations going on into such events.


User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

Well obviously this is not meant for ordinary people and they know that. They're hoping for grandmothers and people from rural places to get this email.

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11673 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1886 times:

Quoting Pope (Reply 7):
Be careful about giving them anything tracable to you. A recent article I read said that the Nigerian gangs had contacts in the US that show up at target's houses and physically terrorize people and bully them into compliance. The FBI has several active investigations going on into such events.

One GMail address is all they have of mine, I don't give out personal data at all. Thanks for the heads up though,

Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10129 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1838 times:
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Quoting TedTAce (Thread starter):
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm

I seem to recall reading in another thread that this "http://news.bbc.co.uk" website is not an actual BBC website....I forget what the other thread was though.

Therefore, I'd assume the story is false too.

EDIT: Eh, looks like I'm wrong.

[Edited 2006-10-12 00:12:32]


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User currently offlineAAFLT1871 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2333 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1830 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 4):
they'd at least hire someone who can write rudimentary English to draft the thing



Quoting TedTAce (Thread starter):
Sergeant



Quoting TedTAce (Thread starter):
US Army

Nuff said, it could be true. Have you ever met a Sgt in the Army?  silly 



Where did everybody go?
User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1822 times:

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 10):
http://news.bbc.co.uk

No, that is the real link to the BBC News Website...



Whoever said "laughter is the best medicine" never had Gonorrhea
User currently offlineExarmywarrant From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 267 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1814 times:

Quoting AAFLT1871 (Reply 11):
Nuff said, it could be true. Have you ever met a Sgt in the Army?

Have you?? Or have you gotten all of your information from Beetle Bailey cartoons?


User currently offlineAAFLT1871 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2333 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

Quoting Exarmywarrant (Reply 13):
Have you?? Or have you gotten all of your information from Beetle Bailey cartoons?

Why yes I have, seeing I am an ex marine. I have met my fair share. Obviously you failed to read into the fact it was a joke.

P.S Welcome to Non Av



Where did everybody go?
User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6930 posts, RR: 76
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1735 times:

One scammer from Nigeria with the initials of "T-K" keeps calling my house, which was used as an office by my and some colleagues last year. We construed a reply letter last year, which asked them to explain many things (did so on company letterhead), and he started calling our office. In the end we wrote that his manners were inexcusable in trying to harrass us into agreeing, and we wrote a "NO WE'RE NOT INTERESTED", with that, the emails stopped, but the phonecalls didn't.

In the end we challenged him to come to Jakarta and meet us to express his seriousness. After he tried to dig about the arrangements to meet, he backed out and the phonecalls stopped. (We made a very believable scenario that he would be quite scared about).

There's another Liechtenstein 419 scam running around a few years back. Got my secretary's best mate, and they transferred her some money to "prove" their seriousness. But they wanted to get more details in exchange, told her to enjoy the 10k USD and get a lawyer to prevent loosing 100k! LOL!

Mandala499



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