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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.

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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I wonder how??

by jmgarvin In reply to Well, enough fall for 419 ...

How can anyone see the 419 scam as real? It just doesn't make sense...

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As long as there are enough greedy people

by neilb@uk In reply to I wonder how??
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Not to mention stupid enough.

by deepsand In reply to As long as there are enou ...

The difference between intelligence & stupidity is that intelligence has its limits.

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I have $40 million in a bank that I can't get without your help...

by jmgarvin In reply to Not to mention stupid eno ...

How does that not have scam written all over it? Why not get a lawyer? Why not just create a company and funnel funds through that?

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This one's a reverse sting.

by deepsand In reply to I have $40 million in a b ...

Here, the roper is asking the mark to engage in a con, with the mark pretending to be a rightful claimant to the deceased's estate.

The roper is asking the mark to be a co-conspirator, with the purported funds to accrue to the mark, and the roper trusting the mark to divide the spoils as agreed!

The mark sees Free $$$$$, a limited time window of opportunity, and goes Stupid.

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