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

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  1. Malware Maniac

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    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.
     
  2. 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.

    ;)
     
  3. WinAndLinuxTutorials

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

    The spam I get is from Ashampoo. :D
     
  4. Spirit

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

    ashampoo known for spam your email but fraud emails are not sent by ashampoo
     
  5. Malware Maniac

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

    Did anyone see the irony of it, at the bottom.
     
  6. 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!

    [​IMG]
     
  7. iPanik

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

    I love Nigeria letters, makes me laugh every time.
    I once got one from Sadam Husseins widdow :)
     
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  8. Spawn

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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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  9. Malware Maniac

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

    Not sure didn't reply, didn't go. But I'm not stupid enought to fall for it.
     
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  10. McLovin

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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
     
  11. Umbra

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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.
     
  12. Plexx

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

    Over 50k GBP in UK thanks to this type of scamming
     
  13. 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 )

    ------------------------------------------------------

    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
     
  14. 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

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  15. 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:

    [​IMG]

    Please view this
    website:http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2009/06/200968162249511307.html
     
  16. Malware1

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

    I can post more :)
     
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  17. Malware Maniac

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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:
     
  18. Spawn

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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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  19. NSG001

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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

    [​IMG]
     
  20. HeffeD

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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!
     
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