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Another Scumbag

By Neil Higgins ·
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One of your fellow TechRepublic members has sent you a private message:

From: danntape12@...

Dear one,
Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into long time relatioship and
financial transaction for our mutual benefits.
I am DANIEL and I inheritated an important sum from my late father who died in
recent crisis in Cote d'Ivoire. I wish to request for your assistance in investing
this sum in lucrative venture or manufacturing and real estate management in your
I have FOUR million, five hundred thousand United State Dollars. USD($4.500,000)to
invest in this transaction and I will require your assistance in receiving the fund
in your account in your country. I will gladly give you some reasonable percent from
the total sum for your assistance. Please it is important you contact me immediately
more clearification on the next step for smooth conclusion.
Awaiting your immediate response and God bless you.
Thanks for your understanding
Yours Sincerely,
Daniel Tape.

In the prologue,he pretended to be another TechRepublic member.Just thought I'd warn anyone else about this "scumbag".
As a footnote,my isp have been informed about the message,and a friend of mine in a well-known-big company,is tracing the "real" origins of the email message,and will send on my behalf,a nice reply!!

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Seems to be a lot going around

by mjd420nova In reply to Another Scumbag

I don't know how these transactions are planned on being committed but they have to be based on the amount of time between the money is committed to a US account and the time it takes for them to clear the foreighn banks. I've been approached on two different attempts, and both were from the UK. One check was a cashiers check that was suppoedly drawn on a bank in Massachusetts and investigation showed it to be stolen. The biggest clue was the banks logo not being the same. I hope no one gets caught up in thses attempts at fraud as they can be quite costly.

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Same old Nigerians

by neilb@uk In reply to ANOTHER ONE FROM THE U ...

That's been proven by quite a few consumer groups tracking them back.

You win a lottery that you've never entered and then you get to pay a small "transfer fee" before you get your sack-load of free Euros.

To be honest, I have no sympathy whatsoever with anyone who falls for that. My only beef is that the crass idiots who DO fall for it are sufficient incentive for the mails to keep on coming.

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by w2ktechman In reply to ANOTHER ONE FROM THE U ...

now that you are soon to be rich, please fund my paypal account at When the money clears (I prefer 100ds of thousands of $$$) I will notify you of how to collect your Lottery winnings.

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This scam is not new

by w2ktechman In reply to Seems to be a lot going a ...

What happens is that the funds are 'tied up' and funding is needed to free them on promise of receiving a reward. Then they will ask for more money to 'pay off' police or moneyholders, then they need to bribe someone else and ask for more money -- you see where I am going with this?
If you fall for it, you cannot reclaim your losses because you allowed the transaction.
And P.S. Usually these are sent from Africa

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The account has been blocked

by Jay Garmon Contributor In reply to Another Scumbag

In the future, send the URL to the user's profile to Beth Blakely. She's our queen of blocking accounts.

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*insert wicked laugh here*

by Beth Blakely In reply to The account has been bloc ...
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You poor, poor thing

by Tig2 In reply to *insert wicked laugh here ...

Now that I know who to send "block" requests to, you are destined to become my new best friend!

Hmmm. Should probably add you to the Christmas card list. Peer me with an addy and I will!

Note for the future- NEVER leave the room during a meeting. It's a guarantee that you will end up with jobs like this! You poor, poor thing!

(kidding, I hope!)

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