Off-Topic Got a scam in my junk mail box.

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DR. GREG THAMBO said:
FROM: DR. GREG THAMBO
EMAIL: <email censored for MT>
<Adress censored for MT>
SOUTH AFRICA


ATTENTION: (CEO).

DEAR SIR/MADAM


My name is DR. GREG THAMBO; I am a senior government official in the department of works and housing of the Republic of South Africa and the chairman of the board in charge of the award, execution and supervision of all contracts in the Ministry of works and Housing. In 2007, I personally monitored and supervised the award of contracts for the supply of building materials and construction of ultra modern shopping complexes and medium / low cost housing units in the Eastern Cape, North and Eastern areas of the Natal province.

Myself and two of my colleagues, serving in the board, deliberately inflated and over invoiced the contract sum, leaving an excess of US$80,500,000.00 (Eighty million five hundred thousand United States dollars). At the completion of the contract, the real contract sum was paid to the original contractors, leaving the excess, which we reported to the federal Government that it belonged to the sub-contractor that handled part of the original contract. But the company we submitted as the beneficiary was a non-existing foreign company, which was a purported attempt by us to divert the money for our private use. I do not intend to mince words with you, I have to tell you the truth; this is a deal but it is 100% risk-free and genuine because the contract has been perfectly and genuinely executed and completed. It depends on whether you are interested or not.

Right now this amount is due for payment and is floating in the treasury not attached to anyone/company. We are only three people who know the origin of this fund. But we cannot claim it by ourselves because we are civil servants therefore we are looking for a trustworthy foreign company / individual whose name we can use to claim the money.

This is strictly a business deal, but it is 100% risk-free and secure because we will use our official positions to source all the necessary approvals to reflect that You/your Company genuinely executed and completed the contract. All necessary arrangements have been put in place in all the relevant departments for immediate approval of this payment.

For your co-operation, we have agreed to offer you 25 % of the entire amount on conclusion of the transaction while 75% will be for us. Please if you are interested in this proposal, I want you to respond immediately for further information and directives by using this Email Address: <email censored for MT>


This transaction is expected to be completed within 14 working days and is highly confidential and discreet.

Thank you for your co-operation. Your urgent reply is awaited.

Best Regards,

DR. GREG THAMBO

1) I am not a CEO I am a teenager.
2) I live in America why would I care about anything that happens in South Africa unless it was a natural disaster.
3) Why would I care about something that happened five years ago.
4) Why would you have an excess of over 80 Million dollars.
5) Wouldn't it be right if you were in South Africa to put the currency in South African Rands?
6) And why spell the amount out, do you think I'm stupid?
7) I have no idea what purported means but I know something in that statement was illegal.
8) 100% risk-free more like 100% risky.
9) "floating in treasury" I thought you said you had it for private use.
10) "company / individual whose name we can use to claim the money." hey wait you want my name?
11) "we have agreed to offer you 25 % of the entire amount" Hold it I want more :D

Want to know the irony?
I watched Malware Geek's video www.youtube.com/watch?nomobile=1&v=-xCaHjZdBGw earlier TODAY!!!

Edited: Changed the title from 419 scam to scam.
 

Spirit

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RE: Got a 419 scam in my junk mail box.

Delete all this spam,
Mark the email id as spammer on your service provider checklist.
That is enough
Its now usual at every email which circulates on forums and blogs.

;)
 
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RE: Got a 419 scam in my junk mail box.

Did anyone see the irony of it, at the bottom.
 

NSG001

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RE: Got a 419 scam in my junk mail box.

You can always scam the scammers.
A site i have frequented for some years :)
If you don't wanna join there's some good reading here.
Enjoy!

 

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RE: Got a 419 scam in my junk mail box.

Is this the one where they ask you to come visit, but kidnap you instead?
 
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RE: Got a 419 scam in my junk mail box.

Earth said:
Is this the one where they ask you to come visit, but kidnap you instead?
Not sure didn't reply, didn't go. But I'm not stupid enought to fall for it.
 
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RE: Got a 419 scam in my junk mail box.

You should reply just for the fun of it and see what they have to say to it :D
 

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RE: Got a 419 scam in my junk mail box.

After they will try to meet you in real to give you the feeling it is trustworthy, the guy will appears in high brand suits with bodyguards.
After checking your credulity, he will ask a small fee contribution (around 200usd) to make series of transfers; into a fake bank account opened at your name, with fake phone redirected to a fake office with a fake receptionist; of course you can't transfer the money to your real bank until all is done because if you do, "you will give evidence of the treachery, ruin the whole operation, lost money invested and put your life in risk"

Then they renew the fee's demand multiple times with fake transfer's receipts sent by a fake email from the fake bank, until you decide to stop...saw on tv a guy that lost 15 000$ by believing them.
 

NSG001

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RE: Got a 419 scam in my junk mail box.

Recent one i received, think i'll try and help her out (NOT!) :)
Received from IP: 212.52.153.217 (Probably Nigeria )

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Dearest One,

I am Madam Alimata Raja I am a widow being that I lost my husband,my husband Late Mr Raja Sule was a serving director of the Cocoa exporting board until his death. He was assassinated by the rebels following the political uprising, before his death he made a deposit of Six Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($6,500,000.00USD) here in Ouagadougou Burkina Faso in one of the Security Company,he intended to buy a Cocoa processing Machine with the fund.I want you to help me for us to retreive this fund and transfer it to your account in your country or any safer place as you will be the beneficiary and recipient of the fund which we will use for joint investment in your country.I have plans to do investment in your country, like real estate and industrial production. This is my reason for writing to you. Please if you are willing to assist me and my only Daughter Linda Raja ,indicate your interest by replying urgently
Thanks and best regards .
Madam Alimata Raja
 

NSG001

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RE: Got a 419 scam in my junk mail box.

Thought i would give you a glance at one of my 'catcher' e-mail accounts. This is a very small selection from just one week's junk mail.
I think i'll cherry pick some and have some fun with some :D



 

NSG001

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RE: Got a 419 scam in my junk mail box.

Umaru Bongo has contacted me before :mad:


Dear Friend,
I am indeed glad to be in contact with you even though this medium of
communication (internet) has been grossly abused by criminal minded people
making it difficult for people with genuine message to correspond and exchange
views without skepticism.

My name is Mr.Umaru Bongo from Gabon second SON of late president of Gabon
Omar Bongo now residing in South Africa with my wife and my daughter as a
result of political problem in my country and also a family problems between I
and my senior brother Ali Ben Bongo who is now the current president of my
country Gabon. I have $12 Million Dollars to transfer into your account
deposited in a security company here in South Africa. I will offer you 30% if
you are interested to work with me contact me at
bongo.umaru@yahoo.co.za for more details on how we should proceed.

Thanks and God bless.
Sincerely,
Mr.Bongo

below pic the alleged deceased man :dodgy:



Please view this
website:http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2009/06/200968162249511307.html
 

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RE: Got a 419 scam in my junk mail box.

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Take care, Jeff
Acknowledge

I have a mutual business proposal of mutual interest to share with you;
it involves the transfer of a large sum of money. I got your reference in
my search for someone who suits my proposed business relationship. If
you are interested in working with me contact me through my
private email (wongpeter27@yahoo.cn) for further details,
your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.

Best Regard,
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Attached in this mail is a copy of the photo evidence during packaging.Endeavour to keep all evidence regarding your package safely to avoid double claim.


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Greetings, I am Mrs . Asma al-Assad, first lady of Syria.

The wife of Syria President Bashar al Assad, I have a proposal for you If
you know you can do this, contact me via my private email box so that I can furnish you with more details
but if my offer is of no appeal to you, delete this message and forget I
ever contacted you. I await your reply,

Regards,
Mrs. Asma al-Assad
Acknowledge

I have a mutual business proposal of mutual interest to share with you;
it involves the transfer of a large sum of money. I got your reference in
my search for someone who suits my proposed business relationship. If
you are interested in working with me contact me through my
private email (wongpeter27@yahoo.cn) for further details,
your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.

Best Regard,
Mr.Peter Wong
Email: wongpeter27@yahoo.cn
Greetings, I am Mrs . Asma al-Assad, first lady of Syria.

The wife of Syria President Bashar al Assad, I have a proposal for you If
you know you can do this, contact me via my private email box so that I can furnish you with more details
but if my offer is of no appeal to you, delete this message and forget I
ever contacted you. I await your reply,

Regards,
Mrs. Asma al-Assad
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Mrs. Dagmar Rodriguez said:
Mrs. Dagmar Rodriguez
Director of Information 2012 london Olympic Promotional Draw
One Churchill Place Canary Wharf - London E14 5LN.U.K.


Attention: Dear Winner,
This is to inform you that London 2012 summer Olympic awareness and promotion company and London 2012 summer Olympics Organizing Committee (LSOOC) here in London (U.K) has held an Internet Raffle Draw today among all internet email users around the globe and your email address was among the 10,000,000.00 (Ten million) email addresses that was randomly picked by the computer during the Second Quarter Raffle Draw in conjunction with Microsoft (SQRD).

We are therefore with great pleasure to notify you that your email address happened to come out top number (6) out of the 10,000,000.00. (Ten million) email addresses on the final email ballot draw.
Please note that this has made you the jackpot winner of £1,000,000.00 (One Million British Pounds Sterling Only) and free entrance tickets to watch the games live in London.

Participant’s email addresses were sorted globally (Powered by Microsoft) from companies, individuals, Government's agencies, co-operate bodies, charity homes etc and computed “RANDOMLY" via E-sorting balloting to select respective winners around the globe.
Be aware that this Internet Raffle Draw (IRD) was organized by London 2012 summer Olympic awareness and Promotion Company and London 2012 summer Olympics Organizing Committee (LSOOC) to create awareness to the world as England is finalizing their preparation for the hosting of the 2012 summer Olympics.

BELOW ARE YOUR WINNING DETAILS, YOU ARE ALSO TO PROVIDE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION BELOW TO DR. ADAMS TERRY FOR DOCUMENTATION.
COMPUTER DRAW NUMBER: 177
FINAL JACKPOT NUMBER: 0001
WINNING INSURANCE POLICY NUMBER: JJA23UK
REFERENCE NUMBER: EAASL/941OY1/04
BATCH NUMBER: 12/27/Du34

YOUR FULL NAME:……………………………………….
COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE:……………………………………….
AGE :……………………………………….
DIRECT CONTACT NUMBERS:……………………………………….

Your Fund have be deposited with our correspondent Paying Bank (HSBC BANK LONDON) and insured with your name for security reasons you are advised to please keep your winning details very confidential from the members of the public to avoid double claim as your winning payment will be cancelled should Two (2) claims be submitted under the above specified winning details,This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming or unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements.

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You are to call and forward you’re winning details to Dr. Adams Terry in London (The south-east corner of London) United Kingdom to enable him clear your file for immediate payment.

Contact person: Dr. Adams Terry
Tel : XX XX XXX XXX XXXX <Contact credentials removed for MT>
Fax : XX XX XXX XXX XXXX <Contact credentials removed for MT>
E-mail : <Contact credentials removed for MT>

Visit: <website removed for MT>
Congratulation from DR. MEYER SMUT
(Director )London 2012 summer Olympics Committee.
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1) Strange I didn't think I entered into something.
2) How would they have received my email?
3) And why put a .00 and spell it out.
4) What computer? If I were doing a raffle I would do a random.org draw or something.
5) Alright it is good to know I am #6...
6) Oh, now I don't want the prize I want it in US dollars.
7) I'm not a sports person but hasn't the Olympics already started?
8) "Internet Raffle Draw (IRD)" I thought that they said they got it from "the computer".
9) "Your Fund have be deposited with our correspondent Paying Bank" a lot of grammar mistakes there.
10) Seems like an international number.
11) So many names: DR. MEYER SMUT, Mrs. Dagmar Rodriguez, Dr. Adams Terry.

And the killer of this scam is I went into my inbox when I saw more scams on this thread!!! :lolz:
 

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RE: Got a 419 scam in my junk mail box.

I sent an email to myself once. I fell for it and I got a reply back.

:lol:
 

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What a wonderful day!!
I have just found out I have won a car.
It's truly a miracle, because i never enter any competitions :D

 

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Wow! Not only a free car, (even though it is only a 2011...) but also a sizable cash prize, free insurance, and free repairs for a year!

I'd jump right on that!