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Spam through TR peer contact

By Oz_Media ·
The following SPAM message was received today via TR's Peer Message's.

Fri, 29 Jul 2005 04:50:09 -0400 (EDT)
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Subject: Message from a TechRepublic Member

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

From: julietadams101@...
Subject: From Juliet Adams.
From Juliet Adams.


I know my message will come to you as a surprise,first of all, I will like to say Compliment of the season to you, I am Miss Juliet and my brother John Adams we are writing to you from ABIDJAN-IVOIRY COAST WEST AFRICA .I hope you will Permit us to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you.I beleive that you will be a trustworthy person that i can do business with and I must not hesitate to confide in you for this simple and sincere business.

Our father Mr Kingsley Adams was a very wealthy DIAMOND DEALER, the economic capital of SIERRE LOANE,He was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outings on a business trip. Our mother died when we were small and since then my father took me so special. Before the death of our father on october 2004 in a private hospital here in ABIDJAN-IVOIRY COAST, he secretly called me by his bed side and told me that he has the sum of Twelve million ,three hundred thousand United State Dollars.USD ($12.300,000) deposited in one of the SECURITY COMPANIES and that he used my name as his first daugther for the next of Kin in depositing of the fund .Although according to him the security company do not know the actual contents of the box for he deposited it as a family treasure. He also explained to me that it was because of this that he was poisoned by his business associates.That I
we should seek for a Foreign partner in a country of my choice who will help me retrieve the obx from the company and then transfer this money and use it for investment purposes.

Sir, we are honourably seeking your assistance in the following ways:

1)To please come and help us retreve the box from the security company and to provide a bank account into which this money would be transferred to.

2) To serve as a guardian of this fund since I am only 18years old while my brother is just 16 years old.

3)To make a feasibility study and recommend some worthwhile business investments which flourishes there in your country, My approach is in view of our ill-experience in business. This fund been the basis of our future and business ambition,your honest assistance and advise will be appreciated so much while relying on your guidance for profitable business establishment in your country.

4)To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education and to secure a resident permit in your country. Moreover,we am willing to offer you 20% of the total sum as compensation for your effort/input after the successful transfer of this fund into your nominated account overseas.

We will forward all the documents concerning this deposit to your interest to assist me in this my situation and I believe that this transaction would will bring us together on your signify interest to assist me.

Please, Help us to get out of this terrible situation and our Almigthy God will bless you. antcipating to hear from you soon.

Thanks and God bless.

Yours sincerely.
Miss Juliet Adams .

If the TR staff would like to receive a copy including full header information, I would be happy to provide details.


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Oh My!

by Dr Dij In reply to Spam through TR peer cont ...

I hope you took her up on it, looks like a good deal, and she's just a kit! Maybe you could educate her in the ways of your country.

No way this could come from an internet cafe in Nigeria. I hear that a large percent of their GNP is scamming Americans. But since you're in BC, you're probably safe.

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Talk to her?

by Oz_Media In reply to Oh My!

I already requested we trade nude pictures of ourselves.

I've set up an open MSN Chat forum for us later, I think I can trust her with my IP and password so she can leave me messages and upload new wallpaper for me while I'm out.

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They got her

by Dr Dij In reply to Talk to her?

They may have gotten your future Nubian Princess:,10801,103307,00.html?from=story_picks

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by Oz_Media In reply to They got her

MEmber only content at your link, but I can get the gyst of your comment.

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That's odd

by Dr Dij In reply to ?

unlike TR, I don't think computerworld has members. I've never signed in.

after saying that, I tried the URL and got the same, member sign in, which I don't have. I got to article thru sidebar on another article.

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Other Threads

by BFilmFan In reply to Spam through TR peer cont ...

We were discussing this over on this thread also:

I wrote a reply back to this person as follows:

I support population control in Africa.

Please kill yourself so there will be more resources for fat and lazy Americans.

Thank you and have a nice day.

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well the

by Jaqui In reply to Other Threads

nice thing aout the tr contact spam, they do not actually have your email address... until you reply to them. :)

I just report them to email provider and sometimes even to thier isp.
( besides forwarding a copy to tr staff )

let the spammers get shut off of using the internet.

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by Oz_Media In reply to well the

But this is just an online account I use for garbage, like website login confirmation, all those registrations where an email is needed etc.

The built-in spam protection is actually pretty good, but in this case it was from a TR Peer 'apparently' so it slipped through the cracks.

My personal email account though, STILL NO SPAM AFTER NEARLY 5 YEARS!! NOT ONE!

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by Oz_Media In reply to Other Threads

I refuse to write back, I hate confirming my address that way.

I know there are other discussions, I just didn't realize it was the same email. Thought I'd bring it to TR's attention as another or a continuing issue.

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More truth than fiction

by beads In reply to Other Threads


At first I found myself apalled by that statement, now I can't stop laughing.

Sick! Sick, I tell ya!

- beads

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