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Strange E-mail...scam??

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Pope953, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Aug 17, 2011 at 6:04 AM
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    Pope953

    Pope953 [OP] That's a fact Jack!

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    I recieved this e-mail. I suspect a scam what do you guys think?

    Re: Urgent and Confidential

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    Attention:

    Pardon my entry into your private and personal space, i have contacted you because my issue needs urgent attention which I want to explain briefly in my own few words, I am Patrick Ampomah an asylum seeker in Ghana and i currently live at the Buduburam refugee camp. The mail reason i have contacted you is because of my inheritance funds which amounts to ten million United States dollars, the funds were deposited into the Amalgamated Bank of Ghana in an escrow account by my late father who was crude oil merchant before his untimely death.

    I assure you that these funds has are genuine and have no links with criminal activities, I have made an attempt collect the funds from the bank but the bank has informed be that i need a foreign beneficiary of good investment repute to transfer the funds because i am not of age to handle such funds.

    I am ready to give you 30% of the total funds for your assistance in transferring the funds to your account and investing it in a lucrative business venture.

    The documents to prove my ownership of the funds are with my lawyer whom the bank has appointed to assist me to handle the transfer of funds to my appointed foreign beneficiary's account because there are many who will want to cheat me. As soon as i hear from you i will send you the contact details of the lawyer so that you can contact him directly and he will give you a detailed explanation about this transaction procedures to transfer my funds to your account.

    Thank you for your time taken by me, you are richly blessed.

    Yours truly,
    Patrick Ampomah
     
  2. Aug 17, 2011 at 6:08 AM
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    extremachn1

    extremachn1 I am an asshole, deal with it!

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    Eh, seems legit....
     
  3. Aug 17, 2011 at 6:12 AM
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    CanisLupus

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  4. Aug 17, 2011 at 6:17 AM
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    PMK

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    Simon's Mom

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    um yeah I always received urgent and confidential emails offering me, just me, the opportunity to make millions from a complete stranger...
    .money for nothing...one of my favorites
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAD6Obi7Cag
     
  6. Aug 17, 2011 at 7:06 AM
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    113tac

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    damnit those are scams?!? i was hoping to make some quick cash...haha
     
  7. Aug 17, 2011 at 7:08 AM
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    memario1214

    memario1214 Vivid Illumination Vendor

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  8. Aug 17, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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    Pope953

    Pope953 [OP] That's a fact Jack!

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    Damn :facepalm: thought I might be able to quit school and complete my truck and then sit on my butt for the rest of my life!
     
  9. Aug 17, 2011 at 7:42 AM
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    Danosabre

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    I keep getting ones from the Canadian Lottery saying I won. Dayum I didn't even play it, and I won, how cool is that! :eek:
     
  10. Aug 17, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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    achirdo

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    I know a Guy that actually fell for one of these. Got screwed out of $30k
     
  11. Aug 17, 2011 at 7:44 AM
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    they actually showed this on 1000 or whatever worst ways to die on spike. blah blah the person "you" had to pay all sorts of fee's to get the money into the states. then the guy shows you a bunch of bills that are painted black. he has some special water he uses to get the black ink off the top bill to show its a 100$ american bill. the suitecase is filled with them so you say ya ok cool after paying him to smuggle the money into the states. turns out to all be play money. at least that was the way spike played it out to be
     
  12. Aug 17, 2011 at 7:45 AM
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    KenpachiZaraki

    KenpachiZaraki Its Wicked Flow BITCHES!!

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    Hey if he has a facebook page he should be legit right?
     
  13. Aug 17, 2011 at 7:49 AM
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    legit. i did it, im rich.
     
  14. Aug 17, 2011 at 7:55 AM
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    I walked in and told my boss to take my job and shove it because of that email, I am now just waiting for my millions to arrive!!
     
  15. Aug 17, 2011 at 7:57 AM
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    Wow...it must be your lucky day! Congratulations!! (don't quit your day job)
     
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    guy seems legit to me and the photo isnt even shopped cuz ive seen a few in my day:D and with that car you know he must be telling the truth
    [​IMG]
     
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    maybe even... thousands??
     
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    :boink:Not all of them are Scams! I am making real money! I quit my day job, all I do is collect visa payments a couple hours a day! I'm a "Transfer Manager". I only had to open my own Credit Card Merchant account. :cheers:

    Greetings.
    Would you be interested in a home job that allows you to earn up to $10000 per month? No start up fees, no "envelope stuffing" nonsense.

    We proudly present AMATO Logistics' CEO

    The job we offer will not affect your present career, it will only take a small part of your time.
    The only things you need to have to start running your business with our company are reliable Internet/E-mail access and checking/savings bank account.
    And of course your decency and willingness to earn.

    The first vacancy is Transfer manager:
    The nature of the job is payment processing.
    It is related to online banking operating the funds from either our company or our partners to designated bank account approved by our
    manager keeping specified money transaction fee as a commission for your services (usually between $150 to $500, no less than $150 per transfer).

    You will receive the funds which our customers/resellers send directly to you and forward it to us or our agents (less your commission)via one of chosen money transfer agencies.
    The job is rather simple and you won't need any special knowledge to become our partner, though we do require that you are able to act on a very short notice.
    We can afford to pay such a decent commission only because we keep our customers happy with our promptness.

    And the second is Shipment manager:
    The job we offer is related to mail. It is an easy part time job that doesn't require leaving your main occupation.
    You will be receiving mail and packages for our clients, either repack them or ship them further out following our manager’s instructions.


    For those who look for career opportunities it's a chance of becoming a part of our team in the future (based on your performance),
    team in which you will be highly respected and decently rewarded - just think about this! We will be hoping to hear from you soon. ylbiz@offshorepost.hk


    If you would like to get our application form please email us with your request. No fees are asked, just leave your contact details: "

    Write us to: ylbiz@offshorepost.hk

    We would appreciate your continued patronage and get in touch with you soon. Thank you!


    :facepalm::annoyed::crazy::rasta::smack:
     
  20. Aug 17, 2011 at 8:16 AM
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