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Ridiculos email I got today

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by tex, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Jun 15, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    tex

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    I got this in my spam box and got a kick out of it. I cant see anyone falling for this crap but people never cease to amaze me.

    I NEED YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE.
    From: Mr. Amed Bello <amedbello001@voila.fr>Add to Contacts
    To:


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------



    Hello....!!

    I work with a bank In West Africa,Burkina faso .I have a business transaction for you.

    In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $10.5 Million US Dollars .In an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in car bomb in Iraq.

    Since his supposed next of kin died along side with him at the Bomb blast,there is nobody to claim the left over balance in the account.It is therefore upon this discovery that I and other officials in my department decided to seek your assistance and present you to the bank as his Next of kin.


    If you accept i would give you the guide lines of how we can achieve this transfer of the balance (10.5Million Dollars) to your account.and we will shear the money 50-50%.

    I expect that you will give me your telephone and fax numbers for easy communication with you and for more details.

    Best Regards

    Mr Amed Bello.
     
  2. Jun 15, 2010 at 6:24 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Did you send him your bank account # , date of birth etc ?

    That's a lot of money dude .
     
  3. Jun 15, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    Don't forget to send him your social security number, PIN numbers, and mother's maiden name.
     
  4. Jun 15, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    OZ-T

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    ^^^ good point
     
  5. Jun 15, 2010 at 6:27 PM
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  6. Jun 15, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    i always play along, they get so excited and if you don't email for a while they get all antsy and send you an email "did you get my last email? i'm still waiting on your response!" lol funny stuff. there's all kinds of funny stuff online with people messin with scammers, one dude kept sending the scammer boxes and boxes of trash and garbage lol
     
  7. Jun 15, 2010 at 6:34 PM
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    Can you forward us this email so we can get a piece of this $10.5 million bounty ?

    I actually had a first year attorney at my last job actually fall for a similar scam regarding some African Prince that was killed in a car accident. Luckily he talked to someone about what he did right afterwards and was able to immediately change his banking account information. What a stupid ass......
     
  8. Jun 15, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    Wait , you think it's a scam ?
     
  10. Jun 15, 2010 at 7:18 PM
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    Hello,


    It has come to my attention that you might have an interest in purchasing the operating system
    Windows 7 Ultimate version.




    I am selling Windows 7 Ultimate DVD --- the FULL Ultimate version.
    This is not the retail version from the store shelf, but it is the one that Microsoft gives out at
    IT Professional Conference Meetings to Engineers and Sales Professionals who are invited to come to these meetings.





    Since it does not have the "Activation" policy files attached to the disk,it was not sold to the public,instead it
    is used to promote their software which is a regular practice with Microsoft Corp.





    It is not a beta version, trial version, pre-release or anything like that.Although this is a copied DVD and not an
    "official Microsoft disk" it works exactly the same,and has even more benefits since it has no activation files, it can
    be installed unlimited times on as many computers as you like which is a big plus!





    The only down side to this is that there is no Web Based Support from MICROSOFT because it was not bought from them.
    This is the same with any preinstalled programs in a store-bought computer. Microsoft states on their website
    registration page for windows 7 that it is..."Completely Optional"





    This Windows 7 version can be updated at any time via windows update(just the same as any retail version though, so that
    is no problem either.This is Windows 7 DVD. It is the full version, and as such it can be used to upgrade from an existing
    operating system and can be used to perform a "clean" installation on a blank hard drive.
    Windows 7, the next generation OS from Microsoft is now RTM. This DVD is bootable .





    I'd be willing to sell it to you for a very low price of $40.-plus a small shipping & handling fee. If you include
    64 BIT Windows 7 with it, I will include free shipping for a total of $60.- us dollars.You simply cannot beat this offer.
    This would cost you $299.-plus tax in any store, or $600 for both items, and you can only install the store bought
    version on one computer.As I said there are not any limitations or restrictions with this type of version other than
    the web-based support, but who really needs that anyways? I don't.





    If you want to purchase Windows 7 32Bit($40.-) or Windows 7 64 Bit ($40..-) or BOTH PROGRAMS ($60.-) email me with your
    shipping address and inform me which item you want, and I will even send it in advance.





    You will receive it in 4-8 business days (sent from outside the United States) and check it out for free to see if it
    is in perfect condition (just check out whether it is readable on your system or not) just open it up and see if your
    computer can read the files and if so then it will work with your system. Then email me back and let me know.





    After I get your payment via an online-payment service such as PayPal which usually seems to work best for most people
    I will email you the code-number to install the programs .This is the best method to do this type of business online....
    for all parties involved.





    I hope to hear from you soon.
    Thank You,
    kelcshukncvaersdzfnxlvg ridcvxlctf vysjdzgkkg
     
  11. Jun 15, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    ^^^^^ lmao :d
     
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    I did this, and I got the money man! Well, not really. Twould be nice though.

    Give it a shot, and you won't be sorry. Or is it, you will be sorry? I forget. Oh well, good luck with that.
     
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    check out this site, it is lots of fun... all about people baiting these scammers and humiliating them.

    http://www.419eater.com/
     
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    Oh man, I get those same emails.
     
  16. Jun 15, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    Did you let Clark Howard know about this?
     
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    That is funny. I had the same thing happen to me when I was selling my powerbook. I played along and he gave me a FedEx account number so I went to FedEx with a 40lb box of magazines I didn't want and shipped it to him in Nigeria via overnight shipping at the tune of $500
     
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    anyone get a shit load of scammers from craigslist?
     
  20. Jun 15, 2010 at 8:43 PM
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    I think im inspired now to do scambaiting :D anyone else with me?
     
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