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The spammers are at it again

By HAL 9000 Moderator ·
This has just come through and I really don't think that it was meant for me.

Col ]:)

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 .

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A new Idea

by BFilmFan In reply to The spammers are at it ag ...

I think we should forward ALL our spam from TR to Martha Papila, Vice President of Public Relations from Cnet at:

Her phone number is:


Just to be nice, send the CEO of Cnet ( a copy too.

Isn't it thoughtful of CNet to give us numbers to call enpowered people who can resolve these issues? (Evil, evil grin)

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That really needed an evil grin

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to A new Idea

I'm still choking on the peppermint that I was sucking on when I started reading your response.

OMG how did that happen? I've just seen my site rating what's going wrong here? Number 1 of the top 100 is everyone away playing in the sun or something?

And I was working so hard for a site rating of 666 or failing that I'd settle for 69.

Col ]:)

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Do you guys

by house In reply to The spammers are at it ag ...

really get that much spam? I haven't gotten a single thing from TR or CNet that I didn't ask for. Then again, I'm not as active as I once was on this forum.

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Actually this is the first that I've got

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Do you guys

But it was so blatant that it just got to me. I only have one item listed to this e-mail account and it is CNet and coming through the Peer Mail I did feel obligated to report it.

Also the action was fast as the account has been suspended or so I've been told in an E-Mail from CNet they don't want to see this abuse any more than the rest of us here.

Now if only the Debian mailing lists could be so proactive in preventing spam things would be good.

Col ]:)

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by TheChas In reply to The spammers are at it ag ...

This is interesting, you and Oz getting the same message.

Perhaps this is the consequence of having a high profile in the Discussion Center.

Perhaps you and Oz can work together and back scam this person.


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