Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 391 posts, RR: 1 Posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1657 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
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1617 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.
JetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1601 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.
Airsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1598 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.
Jtb106 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1553 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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/
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 40
Reply 18, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1536 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.