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  • #2176640

    Something I thought I’d never see on TR. Beware!!!!

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    by sleepin’dawg ·

    This showed up in my e-mail @ 23:30hrs Mar.04,2005. Why I was chosen to receive this is a mystery but I put it in the same category as the phony Nigerian e-mails seeking much the same type of information. Beware; there are con-artists everywhere. Just because they’ve shown up on TR doesn’t give them any legitemacy. There is no such a thing as a free lunch. If it seems too good to be true; it probably is. Note: this came at me under the guise of a peer message. Even TR isn’t safe from this crap.

    Dawg 🙁

    One of your fellow TechRepublic members has sent you a private message:

    From: agoworine@…
    Subject: URGENT RESPONSE
    Message:
    Dear Friend,

    I am Barrister BAYO AGOWORINE, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney to Mr. MARK CRANE, who used to work with Oil Development Company.

    On the 4th of May 2002, my client, his wife and their only daughter were
    involved in a planecrash. All occupants of the plane unfortunately lost there lives.

    The following websites could be referenced:

    http://www.usafricaonline.com/ngrkanocrash.html

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/1968616.stm

    Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy here to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful.

    After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to look for any body who will be willing to assist me in recovering the fund valued at US12.5 million
    left behind by my client before it gets confisicated or declared onserviceable by the finance house where this huge amount were deposited.

    The said finance house has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the deposited consignment confisicated within the next twenty one official working days.Since I have been unsuccesfull in locating the relatives for over 2 years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased hence I have all the legal document to back you up for the claim, so that the proceeds of this consignment can be released to you.

    Therefore, on receipt of your positive response, we shall then
    discuss on how we can sharing the funds when it gets to your
    account. I have all necessary information and legal documents needed to back you up for claim. All I require from you is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through.

    I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.

    Please you may reply to my alternative e-mail address:
    ( bayo_agoworine@login.cz )

    Best Regards
    Barrister BAYO AGOWORINE

    NB: You are to forward to me the following…

    1. FULL NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE BENEFICIARY
    2. YOUR BANKING INFORMATION
    3. PRIVATE TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS.
    4. YOUR SCANNED INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT/DRIVER LICENSE

    THE ABOVE INFORMATION WILL ENABLE ME APPLY FOR THE
    PAYMENT INTO YOUR ACCOUNT.

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    • #3329621

      hey Dawg

      by jaqui ·

      In reply to Something I thought I’d never see on TR. Beware!!!!

      I agree it’s in the same as the nigerian scams we have all seen.

      you sent the email addy/login/profile to the ptb here to get the issue resolved yes?

    • #3329615

      I heard in the news…

      by hockeyist ·

      In reply to Something I thought I’d never see on TR. Beware!!!!

      …that Interpol etc are going to make an effort to catch these crooks. I also read that, although Nigeria is the common thread in these e-mails, most of these e-mails originate in the U.K. I have received quite a few of these e-mails myself from UK domains.

      • #3342118

        Not what I heard

        by oz_media ·

        In reply to I heard in the news…

        I heard they were simply spoofed to be coming from all over the world, yet are actually being sent from Florida, where the vast majority of all the spam originates.

        I think I’ve seen similar emails for about 5 or more years now, it’s an old scam now.

    • #3329589

      call the FBI on this people simple as that

      by uziperry ·

      In reply to Something I thought I’d never see on TR. Beware!!!!

      here to inform fbi fraud dept~~~> http://www.fbi.gov/howto.htm

      • #3329417

        Won’t do any good.

        by deepsand ·

        In reply to call the FBI on this people simple as that

        These scams originate outside of US borders, where US law has no jurisdiction.

        Besides, law enforcement world wide is aware of these, they’ve been around, first via mail, for years!

      • #3175020

        http://www.uzistar.com

        by uziperry ·

        In reply to call the FBI on this people simple as that

        nigerians want to earn real money??? realy get a free web site in the telecommunications homebiz and work it like everyone else the trick is work thanks in advance “uzistar” http://www.uzistar.com

        • #3174960

          What is this? Some malware site?

          by stress junkie ·

          In reply to http://www.uzistar.com

          This post looks very suspicious. Your poor grammar isn’t all that unusual for this site, unfortunately. It is, however, somewhat difficult to make any sense of your post. What can be gleaned from your babble looks like your’re offering something very bad.

          I wish that TR had a link on each page to report a bad post to the moderators. This one seems quite naughty.

          Bad boy. Bad bad boy.

        • #3174956

          Go to the begining and read down!!!

          by sleepin’dawg ·

          In reply to What is this? Some malware site?

          I posted a warning and if you had read it more carefully you would have realized I included the example of what I was alerting people too. Sorry, if that confused you.

          Dawg ]:)

        • #3174955

          So you’re saying that …

          by stress junkie ·

          In reply to Go to the begining and read down!!!

          … this post by uziperry is one of the posts that you mention in your original post? All the same it doesn’t hurt to point them out when they show up.

        • #3174912

          Check his Profile & other post.

          by deepsand ·

          In reply to So you’re saying that …

          See
          [v]http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=168560&messageID=1725679[/v]

          I’ve also recently seen someone claiming to be a VAR makings similarly bizzare posts.

        • #3174941

          Explain that your company uses http://www.zombo.com/

          by jmgarvin ·

          In reply to http://www.uzistar.com

          http://www.zombo.com/ is the only place to fully explain nigerian emails

        • #3174913

          Inquiring minds want to know.

          by deepsand ·

          In reply to http://www.uzistar.com

          What kind of a**hole are you.

          Your bullsh*t posts have been noticed, and you will be dealt with accordingly.

          How long can you tread water?

    • #3329588

      Actually I read the first few lines

      by hal 9000 ·

      In reply to Something I thought I’d never see on TR. Beware!!!!

      And then added it to my spam filter. 😉

      But it is good to see someone actually read the whole thing I didn’t even bother to look to see where it came from just one more item to ignore.

      Col ]:)

    • #3329575

      Wasting their time

      by roger99a ·

      In reply to Something I thought I’d never see on TR. Beware!!!!

      http://www.scamorama.com/

      These guys like to mess with them. I’ve seen some funny stuff on this site…..

    • #3329563

      That’s why …

      by stress junkie ·

      In reply to Something I thought I’d never see on TR. Beware!!!!

      … my profile isn’t visible to others. At least I think it isn’t. When you make your profile information visible to other members it is trivially easy for bad guys to harvest it. I don’t know why this isn’t evident to everyone here. We should be more aware of security and privacy vulnerabilities than the general public. Whenever I see any kind of feature or request for information anywhere I always try to think of how bad guys could abuse it. If you let others ‘send a private message’ to you then you might as well just send your email address directly to the bad guys.

      Privacy vulnerability is also the reason that I made the scarcastic and unfavorable response to the TR announcement regarding the contact list.

      Think damn it. You are supposed to be smarter than this.

      • #3329516

        That is why

        by hal 9000 ·

        In reply to That’s why …

        I use a special E-Mail account for this site instead of my normal e-mail address it is easy to shut down if it becomes overburdened with junk mail.

        I personally think we are here to either get help on some issue that is causing us grief or to help others where possible so I really do not mind a few people contacting me directly. Personally I can count on the fingers of my 2 hands the number of times that I’ve been contacted by Peers and even then there was only one that was confusing where I was called names for something that I had no idea about or who I had offended. 😉

        Col ]:)

        • #3329513

          Geez Col. We can understand your confusion…..

          by sleepin’dawg ·

          In reply to That is why

          Since you are such an equal oportunity offender. :^O BTW got a new dog; a Kerry Blue Terrier. 12 weeks old and wants to rule the effing world. We have just reached the understanding that my socks, shoes, drawers and just about anything he can sink his pointy little teeth into, are off limits. As a consequence my house has now become a mine field of rawhide chew sticks. Next on his training is to keep all other dogs from crapping on my property but it’ll be alright if he craps on theirs. :^O Terriers have more guts than brains; he took a nip at my neighbors Rotweiller and then ran under my car where it couldn’t reach him. He would then sneak out and attack it from the rear. That is now one PO’d Rotweiller. So is his owner since his pride and joy now has a ripped ear and a bit of a raw nose.

          Dawg 😀

        • #3329490

          That is now one PO’d Rotweiller.

          by jaqui ·

          In reply to Geez Col. We can understand your confusion…..

          ROFTLMAO

          can’t say your terrier has more guts than brains.

          he took a nip at my neighbors Rotweiller and then ran under my car where it couldn’t reach him. He would then sneak out and attack it from the rear.”

          shows lots of brains f you ask be.
          rip apart larger opponent and cover your but!!!

        • #3329485

          You’ve got a point but then the pup has more of them. Needle sharp ones!!!

          by sleepin’dawg ·

          In reply to That is now one PO’d Rotweiller.

          The neighbor is trying to stick me with his vet’s bill. My question was why was his mutt on my property??? This is the guy who caused me to revert to my childhood last year. I gathered up his dog’s crap in a shoe box; soaked the box in lighter fuel; torched it; and rang his door bell. He’s pretty sure it was me but he couldn’t prove it. He tried stomping out the fire and experienced the expected results. Actually this would have made a good Friday Yuk. Funniest damn thing I ever saw. He even burned holes in the cuffs of his pants. I think the pup and I will have great fun at his expense. :^O

          Dawg ]:)

        • #3329458

          Actually there used to be a cat/kitten

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to You’ve got a point but then the pup has more of them. Needle sharp ones!!!

          Who loved to pick a fight with one of my Great Danes. At first the Dane chased it off the property and then forgot about it unfortunately for the kitten it didn’t as the Dane could have caught it easily if it had really wanted to. But the kitten realized that it didn’t stand a chance in an outright confrontation decided to climb a tree in our yard and drop on the dog whenever it walked under the tree.

          The first time it happened the dog literally jumped out of its skin with fright and this little kitten clawing into the dogs back was driving him nuts. It looked so funny a little hair ball actually picking a fight with something that stood at least 10 times his own height and out weighted him by several hundred pounds as well.

          After the kitten had done this 3 – 4 times the dog was feed up with it so instead of jumping around he just laid down and rolled over onto his back then got up and walked away leaving the semi concisions kitten lying on the ground wondering just what the hell had run him down.

          Needless to say he didn’t try that trick again and stayed out of the yard for the rest of his life. 😉

          But it was really funny to see the kitten lying down on the ground with a look of bewilderment on its face wondering just what had gone wrong. 😀

          Col ]:)

        • #3329340

          Dawg

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to You’ve got a point but then the pup has more of them. Needle sharp ones!!!

          Thank you for that picture. I was reading it while eating my cornflakes and I’ve had to wash the screen and the wall behind it.

          Neil

        • #3328924

          Gotcha!!!

          by sleepin’dawg ·

          In reply to Dawg

          Don’t feel embarassed it has happened to me more times than I care to admit.

          Dawg :^O

        • #3328921

          dawg: I’m not talking to you

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to Dawg

          I think I still have some of Kellogg’s finest stuck in my periorbital sinuses…

        • #3328903

          Sorry!!! However periorbital sinus cavities almost achieved the same here!

          by sleepin’dawg ·

          In reply to Dawg

          I however was indulging myself in an early Sunday afternoon libation. Scotch, as I’ve mentioned previously, makes for fine cough medication. As a medical type, you will obviously be pleased to know that it also makes for an amazing nasal decongestent. Next time however, I do wish you would wait until I was drinking a blend rather than a single malt as it seems a tad wasteful. Snot and Scotch, as a drink, will never make it amongst the tonier types. ]:)

          Dawg :^O

    • #3329545

      Now that’s rich!

      by protiusx ·

      In reply to Something I thought I’d never see on TR. Beware!!!!

      Now that was a good one. Not to many spelling or grammatical errors and an honest open solicitation for thievery. Just the thing to brighten up my day. You should email him and ask him for his bank account number and what ever passes for a social security number in the Czech Republic.

    • #3329503

      Addendum to my original post. This clown is unrelenting!!!

      by sleepin’dawg ·

      In reply to Something I thought I’d never see on TR. Beware!!!!

      In replying to his original message, I flamed him by asking how stupid did he think we were and asked why any American or Canadian (okay Col, Australians too) would select a foreign (and boy is this cat foreign) lawyer from all the possible choices he could have made in his own country where the lawyer would be familiar with all the inheritence laws of that country. His reply is attached. Name has been edited for preservation of privacy. You have to give him credit for persistence if not ethics. BTW he didn’t say how he knew this Mark Crane character was Canadian but anyway he is now on my blocked list.

      Dear Sleepin’ Dawg,
      How stupid are you i am trying to help you and help meself to recorver my late
      client funds mr MARK CRANE who is a citizen of your country,

      Well you can write me back if you are serious of getting rich.

      Thanks,

      Bayo

      I might send him an e-mail from “Mark Crane” and ask how my estate is currently. :^O

      Dawg ]:)

      • #3329462

        Well I know that the churches have the Gold Phone

        by hal 9000 ·

        In reply to Addendum to my original post. This clown is unrelenting!!!

        That is a hot line to heaven but I didn’t realize that they had an Internet connection as well. 😉

        Now I wonder if all the telephony to heaven gets monitored like for the rest of us? After all Heaven could hardly be called to provide information on How to Make ############ could it?

        I’d love to see the response if you actually get one. 😀

        Col ]:)

      • #3329348

        A fine example of a Toad

        by bfilmfan ·

        In reply to Addendum to my original post. This clown is unrelenting!!!

        And unless someone comes up with something better, that email reply from that buttockshead is gonna be this week’s BIG Winner!

        Send your nomination of him here http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6239-0.html?forumID=57&threadID=169557&start=0

        Oh and just a nod of the head for having the malice aforesight to flame him up one when you got the mail. That way TR should have a nice little email trail for it.

      • #3328937

        I hope you made yourself feel better…

        by amcol ·

        In reply to Addendum to my original post. This clown is unrelenting!!!

        by replying to a phishing attack. In the course of doing that you confirmed that the phisher sent his “solicitation” to a legitimate e-mail address and have succeeded in making yourself a target for a wider audience of criminals.

        Why help these people? I would hope by now we’d all know better and not take these ridiculous, obviously nonsensical e-mails seriously or personally.

        They don’t need any additional encouragement from you. Do yourself and the rest of the world a favor…next time (and there will be a lot of next times) hit the “delete” key. Don’t respond.

        • #3328910

          Lighten up. This was not a phishing job; just an old con job.

          by sleepin’dawg ·

          In reply to I hope you made yourself feel better…

          This con has been around for years, usually originating in Nigeria, Ghana or Uganda but since the advent of personal computers and the availability of anonymous ISP’s et al, they could be originating right down the block from you. This is just another variation except for the Czech origin. I flamed him for the sole purpose to see what would shake out. It went pretty much as expected but left me curious as to how he has acquired TR’s mailing list.
          You think hitting ‘delete’ is going to solve your problem??? There are such things as tracking cookies and data miners which can be triggered by doing just that. A better solution (mine, heh heh)is a strong spam filter with a quarantine function that lets you open and examine these things in safety. When I flamed him I did so from an anonymous source as an added measure of protection.

          Dawg 🙁

        • #3328866

          Thank you

          by amcol ·

          In reply to Lighten up. This was not a phishing job; just an old con job.

          I appreciate the enlightening reply. I had no idea, having just started my IT career…30 years ago.

          Flame away. And suffer the consequences.

        • #3342151

          Let’s see now; 1 year times 30= yup, as you say 30 years experience…….

          by sleepin’dawg ·

          In reply to Thank you

          in IT. That’s truly impressive. I’m overwhelmed by the depths of your knowledge and perspicacity to determine phishing attacks from old time con jobs however do you really think I replied directly??? Tch,tch…….Not bloody likely and if you really have 30 years experience you’ll know precisely what I did. Oh yeah, just in passing, the first computer I sat down in front of was an IBM RAMAC507, most of which were replaced as being obsolete by 1963…..4 years after I started but what the hell you’ve really impressed me and I’m sure, all the others who have many years in IT. I don’t profess to know everything there is to know about IT it’s truly comforting to me in my dotage to discover that there are people who do know it all. :^O

          Dawg ]:)

        • #3341897

          Yea Dawg

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to Let’s see now; 1 year times 30= yup, as you say 30 years experience…….

          Perhaps he could give me some lessons as well as I’m still learning something new on an almost daily basis and I’m considered as the resident Dinosaur here.

          God to be young again and know it all only to grow older and find out just how little you actually did know. 😉

          Col ]:)

        • #3331819

          30 years?

          by jaqui ·

          In reply to Yea Dawg

          naw, only about 25 for me. ( mostly on my own systems )
          can’t have learned it all, yet.

          got about 5 more years.

        • #3350409

          Col & Jaqui; They say……

          by sleepin’dawg ·

          In reply to Yea Dawg

          we pass through wisdom to enenlightenment when we realize that what we know is not so important as the awareness of all the things we still have to learn. I can see you guys are somewhat like me, still curious; still learning. You’ve got to admit that some days it might be a bit dull but all in all it’s been one hell of a trip and I don’t regret a moment of it. As for me, there are still miles to go before this dawg sleeps.

          Dawg 😉

          Hey Col, I’ll bet you’re the resident T-Rex. :^O

        • #3350403

          Information sponges

          by oz_media ·

          In reply to Yea Dawg

          I think some people are just information sponges. We like to soak up every single little detail we can about literally anything that happens to interest us at any given time. That information NEED may differ in many extremes but it is always the satisfaction of learning something new.

          I figure with every cigarrette I smoke, I must then soak up some more interesting ‘stuff’ just to make up for the lost time at the end of my life, there’s just not enough time to learn EVERYTHING , dammit!

          Whenever I talk to my son I always ask :So what’s new?” He has learned not to say “nuttin'” and actually THINK about what’s new.

          It started when he was in school and I asked what he did each day. “Nuttin'” was not accepted. You learn something every day, WHAT WAS IT TODAY? Whether it is an academic skill, a social skill and athletic skill or perhaps even just a realization due to pondering a few issues, there is ALWAYS something as we are not, try not to be, should not be…drones.

          So I find he has also become someone who wants to just experience and learn everything he possibly can now, he’s a regular ‘drip off the old sponge’ if that can be considered a compliment?!? 🙂

    • #3329495

      strange

      by house ·

      In reply to Something I thought I’d never see on TR. Beware!!!!

      He even used the spam-scam template. Why do these things always look the same?

      • #3329489

        Obviously this guy is an abortion i.e. : a cancelled Czech!!!

        by sleepin’dawg ·

        In reply to strange

        Turn over a rock and all sorts of stange $hit can crawl out.

        Dawg ]:)

    • #3329421

      You can file a complaint/report through…

      by salamander ·

      In reply to Something I thought I’d never see on TR. Beware!!!!

      …the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the US DOJ:

      http://www.cybercrime.gov/reporting.htm

    • #3329414

      From TR or spoofed?

      by deepsand ·

      In reply to Something I thought I’d never see on TR. Beware!!!!

      Either way, TR needs to be notified.

      If it’s not spoofed, they can shut it down.

      If it is spoofed, it is probably being mass mailed to non-TR members. In that case there is the danger that, given sufficient complaints, TR could be black-holed!

      Forward a copy, as an attachment, so as to preserve the full header, to TR.

      • #3329400

        Followup

        by deepsand ·

        In reply to From TR or spoofed?

        Nope, it’s not spoofed.

        I just got one, and checked the header; it did come from TR’s mail server.

        The sender’s reply address appears to be served by the Horde Project, suggesting that the perp. may be a rogue techie who is willingly participating in the con. Either that, or his TR USRID/PSWD have been compromised.

        Incidentally, Brightmail correctly flagged this as spam.

    • #3329410

      I think some one is fishing

      by zlitocook ·

      In reply to Something I thought I’d never see on TR. Beware!!!!

      I got the same thing

      Subj: Message from a TechRepublic Member
      Date: 3/4/05 6:59:26 PM Central Standard Time
      From: agoworine@login.cz
      To: zlito@aol.com
      Sent from the Internet (Details)

      One of your fellow TechRepublic members has sent you a private message:

      From: agoworine@…
      Subject: URGENT RESPONSE
      Message:
      Dear Friend,

      I am Barrister BAYO AGOWORINE, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney to Mr. MARK CRANE, who used to work with Oil Development Company.

      On the 4th of May 2002, my client, his wife and their only daughter were
      involved in a planecrash. All occupants of the plane unfortunately lost there lives.

      The following websites could be referenced:

      http://www.usafricaonline.com/ngrkanocrash.html

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/1968616.stm

      Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy here to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful.

      After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to look for any body who will be willing to assist me in recovering the fund valued at US12.5 million
      left behind by my client before it gets confisicated or declared onserviceable by the finance house where this huge amount were deposited.

      The said finance house has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the deposited consignment confisicated within the next twenty one official working days.Since I have been unsuccesfull in locating the relatives for over 2 years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased hence I have all the legal document to back you up for the claim, so that the proceeds of this consignment can be released to you.

      Therefore, on receipt of your positive response, we shall then
      discuss on how we can sharing the funds when it gets to your
      account. I have all necessary information and legal documents needed to back you up for claim. All I require from you is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through.

      I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.

      Please you may reply to my alternative e-mail address:
      ( bayo_agoworine@login.cz )

      Best Regards
      Barrister BAYO AGOWORINE

      NB: You are to forward to me the following…

      1. FULL NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE BENEFICIARY
      2. YOUR BANKING INFORMATION
      3. PRIVATE TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS.
      4. YOUR SCANNED INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT/DRIVER LICENSE

      THE ABOVE INFORMATION WILL ENABLE ME APPLY FOR THE
      PAYMENT INTO YOUR ACCOUNT.

    • #3328853

      Its another Nigerian email scam

      by av . ·

      In reply to Something I thought I’d never see on TR. Beware!!!!

      I’ve gotten many, many of these at work – though never through TR.

      You can send a copy of the email to spam@uce.gov and they will investigate it. Thats where I send any that I receive.

      Its not phishing, they’re just looking for people gullible enough to do what they ask.

      I think they may have gotten your email address through directory harvesting.

    • #3342166

      Its a shame, what’s more a shame is some fall for it

      by tomsal ·

      In reply to Something I thought I’d never see on TR. Beware!!!!

      ..of course unless you really are the most gullible (sp) soul who ever lived or you have a severely low IQ, how can anyone take these scam emails seriously.

      “Oh ok some strange email that was sent to me asks for my driver’s license/password information, my home address and my banking information. Here you go”.

      The very first time I got the “original” version of this scam (the Nigerian one) it was about 5-6 years ago, I laughed so hard out loud it struck me as “YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME” kind of funny.

      I emailed them back with bogus information, but made one last request….if I could instead have my money up front in all pennies.

      • #3342148

        That really is the shame of it!!!

        by sleepin’dawg ·

        In reply to Its a shame, what’s more a shame is some fall for it

        Yet you have to wonder what would lead people to fall for this, unless they have fallen into some sort of dire financial straights and are grasping at any straws to escape. Sad, because these people are probably the ones that can least afford it.

    • #3331837

      Well Here is another one again supposedly from a Peer

      by hal 9000 ·

      In reply to Something I thought I’d never see on TR. Beware!!!!

      FROM MR USMAN ALI
      31 OXFORD AVENUE
      JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA
      email:usman_ali_55@yahoo.com
      TEL; 27-728-308-008

      HUMBLE ASSISTANCE

      Dear

      My name is Usman ali the elder son of Mr duke ali of Zimbabwe This might be
      a surprise to you about where I got your contact.

      A career diplomat who I consulted in my search for a reliable
      individual/company who can assist me in transferring a reasonable sum of
      money abroad to a company or private account introduced your firm to me.

      During the current war against the farmers in Zimbabwe from the supports of
      our President Robert Mugabe to claim all the white-owned farms tohis party
      members and his followers, he ordered all white farmers to surrender all
      their farms to his party members and his followers.

      My father is one of the best farmers in our country and because he did not
      support Mugabe’s ideas,Mugabe’s supporters invaded my father’s farm and
      burnt everything in the farm ,killing my father and made away with a lot of
      items in my father’s farm.

      Before his death, my father had deposited with one of the Security Company
      in Johannesburg, South Africa the sum of(US$21.8)Twenty One Million eight
      Hundred Thousand United States Dollars).

      After the death of my father, we decided to move to the Republic of South
      Africa where he had deposited the money in the Security Company as
      valuables.

      So I decided to contact overseas firm and companies that will assist me to
      move this money out of South Africa because as asylum seekers we are not
      allowed to operate any bank account within South Africa.

      We have agreed to offer you 25% of the total sum for your assistance, 5%
      will be mapped out for any expenses that may be incurred in the course of
      this transaction and 70% will be for me and my family to invest in your
      country

      All I want you to do is to furnish me with your entire Personal phone and
      fax numbers for easy communication. You can contact me on the above
      Telephone number.

      Note that this transaction is 100% risk free and absolutely
      confidential.

      Yours Faithfully

      USMAN ALI

      It isn’t even an original one as I’ve seen this particular one previously but from a different source. I’m thinking of responding with the bank details of John Howard’s Company Credit Card. 😉

      That is the card that he runs up all the AU Government debt on so even a few billion going missing will not be noticed. 😀

      Col ]:)

    • #3350288

      They’re called “419” scams.

      by deepsand ·

      In reply to Something I thought I’d never see on TR. Beware!!!!

      The various governments have long been aware of them, and have been shutting them down as fast as they can.

      But, there’s no way to prevent new ones from being started.

    • #3173291

      I wonder how many people actually are gullible enough..

      by tomsal ·

      In reply to Something I thought I’d never see on TR. Beware!!!!

      to follow the instructions in these kinds of emails.

      I mean…

      Send your banking information?
      Full name and address?
      Home telephone number?
      Your driver license information?

      I mean to me (and I’d think most logical people with some common sense) that screams SCAM!!!

      It’s sad to think some people actually blindly believe anything they see in writing.

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