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

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.


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

From: agoworine@...
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:

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:
( )

Best Regards

NB: You are to forward to me the following...



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hey Dawg

by Jaqui In reply to Something I thought I'd n ...

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?

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I heard in the news...

by Hockeyist In reply to Something I thought I'd n ...

...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.

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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.

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call the FBI on this people simple as that

by uziperry In reply to Something I thought I'd n ...

here to inform fbi fraud dept~~~>

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Won't do any good.

by deepsand In reply to call the FBI on this peop ...

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!

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by uziperry In reply to call the FBI on this peop ...

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"

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What is this? Some malware site?

by stress junkie In reply to

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.

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Go to the begining and read down!!!

by sleepin'dawg In reply to What is this? Some malwar ...

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 ]:)

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So you're saying that ...

by stress junkie In reply to Go to the begining and re ...

... 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.

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Check his Profile & other post.

by deepsand In reply to So you're saying that ...


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

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