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Strange E-mail At My Yahoo Account  
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 381 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 960 times:

On Sunday the 5th August I recieved two identical e-mails from a Nigerian national now in exile in Burkina Faso claiming to be a close friend of the late Nigerian president Abacha, the first e-mail was sent at 17:31 the next was sent five minutes later both were titled "Urgent" in the e-mails the gentlemen has requested me to go to Burkina Faso and help him transfer US $34 million to a private account abroad, in exchange the gentleman would give me any percent of that amount I wanted or invest the same in my country according to my advice, details on how the transfer would take place and other info would be given after i agreed to help, Im wondering if anyone else has recieved such an e-mail at their yahoo accounts, I replied two days later aas im not too regular using my Yahoo mail, and am wondering did I miss out on a unusual opportunity to become a millionaire just by helping some one Confused


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User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 925 times:

They have been doing this for a long time. It's a fake. You didn't miss anything.
/JM



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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 920 times:

If it sounds too good to be true...

Nigerians have been involved in a lot of financial scams for a long time. In the past this was limited to sending letters to companies promising large amounts of cash for just sending some signed letterhead. Companies that did got their bankaccounts plundered of course.
Later they did the same using faxes and apparently now using email as well.



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User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 904 times:

Airmale, when you get 2 indentical emails within minutes of each other its a good indication that it is a batch solicitation email. This means thousands and thousands got it. The 'details to come later' would've no doubt required a small investment on your part. HOSE JOB!!!! Ignore it.


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User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 901 times:

My father gets about 2 of those "offers" per month; by letter, not eMail, though. Those letters go directly to our law enforcement agencies, because it´s fraud, simple as that.
Remember no one will give you money for nothing, never, never, ever.

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineBennieBeagle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 896 times:

Thanks for the warning...

User currently offlineJoona From Finland, joined May 2001, 1038 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 895 times:

exchange the gentleman would give me any percent of that amount I wanted

Why not help him and ask for 100%  Big thumbs up

Thanks for the warning. Hey, nice you could tell us more.

 Big thumbs up

Joona



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User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 887 times:

Is there any way to manually terminate your yahoo account?


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User currently offlineB757-223 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 890 times:

Don't send anything! This could endanger your life! I heard something about this, and it's a scam. I also heard that people got killed in this too. Send it to the FBI immediately!

User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3413 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 883 times:

Thanks for the warning. Why can't you say more?

User currently offlineTupolev154B2 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1332 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 881 times:

Either e-mail Yahoo! or abandon your account for a few months and never log into it. It should be gone by then.

User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 871 times:

Tupolev, I cant find any way to email Yahoo! Do you know where i can link to them or email them somehow? Thanks!




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User currently offlineB757-223 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 866 times:

Airmale,

Consider my post before this a valuable warning. You really need to let the FBI and Yahoo! know about that e-mail. Good luck.

B757-223  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 860 times:

EGAD!!! how do I tell the FBI and Yahoo about it? by the way I did offer help, will I now be tracked Confused


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User currently offlineJtb106 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 856 times:

More than that, I'd like to remind you that you should NEVER open a E-mail from an address that you are not familiar with. This is now the most common method to spread computer viruses. Be particularly wary of very generic addresses, such as fhgd154123@msn.com. Even if it is from a familiar address, if the subject line shows something out of character for that person, like "I love you" from your boss, do not open it because infected computers will send an E-mail carrying the virus to everyone in the address book.
Info on similar e-mail hoaxes and frauds can be found at:
http://www.snopes2.com/
jim


User currently offlineB757-223 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 868 times:

Airmale,

Please heed my warning. This is no joke.

B757-223


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 854 times:

Oldest scam in the book!
Iain


User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 842 times:

The FBI can't do anything until a crime is committed against you. Technically the letter itself is not illegal, so therefore they can't get involved. Plus the address is most likely untraceable.

Sorry.  Sad


-Adam
(mother worked for the FBI)



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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 18, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 839 times:

NO NO NO NO NO DON'T LISTEN TO THAT E-MAIL!!!!

People have been killed going to do these things. It's a dangerous scam and those people will kill you whether you give them the money or not. If you give them the money and then go there to get your investment you will turn up shot in the head floating in a river.

This is a very dangerous scam.

redngold



Up, up and away!
User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 19, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 839 times:

Send this e-mail to:

abuse@yahoo.com

redngold



Up, up and away!
User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 20, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 827 times:

Does anybody know how to terminate my Yahoo account? I know that you can just leave it inactive for a long time and it goes away, but I want to terminate it now. Anybody know how? Thanks

 Smile Tzvika  Smile



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User currently offlineAviatsiya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 817 times:

This is known as the "419" scam and has been around for years. Basically, they will ask you for your bank account and then clean it out

http://www.motherlandnigeria.com/scam_page.html


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