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Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Nick Hill, Aug 2, 2003.

  1. Nick Hill

    Nick Hill Guest

    Hi

    How should I stop this scammer?

    X-Apparently-To: via 216.136.173.212; 02 Aug 2003 10:57:49 -0700 (PDT)
    Return-Path: <>
    Received: from 213.123.173.91 (HELO afzhg1060.com) (213.123.173.91)
    by mta429.mail.yahoo.com with SMTP; 02 Aug 2003 10:57:49 -0700 (PDT)
    From: "Duke Hamilton" <>
    Reply-To:
    To:
    Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2003 19:00:20 +0100
    Subject: REQUEST FOR PARTNERSHIP
    X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.00.2919.6900 DM
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

    Duke Hamilton

    Personal Banker

    Standard Bank (Isle Of Man Offshore Banking)

    Respond Back To My Private Email:



    REQUEST FOR PARTNERSHIP

    Please forgive me for approaching you through this medium

    I am Duke Hamilton personal banker with standard bank Offshore Banking
    Limited (Isle Of Man).

    I have just been transfer to Isle Of Man Offshore Banking from my branch in
    South Africa. I require an urgent and very confidential business for you to
    assist me with as a

    result of what I presently have at hand.

    In the year September 1998 a Mexican who is a mining consultant contractor

    with the South Africa Energy and mines Mr Navarro Angel made a numbered time

    fixed deposit for twelve calendar months valued at USD$12.500,000.00 (Twelve

    Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in my branch.

    Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but

    got no reply. After a month I sent a reminder and finally I discovered from

    his contract employers the South Africa Energy and Mines that Mr Navarro

    Angel died from an automobile accident.

    On further investigations, I found out that he died without making a WILL

    and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless.

    I made further investigations and discovered that Mr Navarro Angel did not

    declare any kin or relations in all his official documents including his

    bank deposit paper work in my bank.

    This sum of USD$12,500,000.00 is still sitting in my bank and the interest

    is being rolled over with his principal sum at the end of each year No one

    will ever come forward to claim it.

    According to the South Africa law at the expiration of Ten years the money

    will be reverted back to the energy and mines and probably ends up with some

    corrupt directors if nobody applies to claim the fund.

    You will assist me to transfer the money to your account, all documents

    relating to the funds will be destroyed once the funds are transferred

    oversee successfully.

    You will receive 30% of U$12.5M as compensation, I will settle with 65% as

    my share and 5% for charity of our choice.

    For my security and confidentiality I would like you to respond back to me

    through my private fax number: +44-709-201-4341, and also send me an email

    using the email address below:

    As soon as I receive your response I will explain to you in details what we

    need to do in other to complete the transfer to your oversea bank.

    EMAIL ADDRESS:

    Yours sincerely

    Duke Hamilton

    Personal Banker

    Standard Bank (Isle Of Man Offshore Banking)

    (NOTE: This Letter is being sent by ordinary mail for confidentiality
    purpose Only)
     
    Nick Hill, Aug 2, 2003
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  2. Nick Hill

    Jim Watt Guest

    On Sat, 2 Aug 2003 19:12:18 +0100, "Nick Hill"
    <> wrote:

    >Hi
    >
    >How should I stop this scammer?


    good start would be a complaint to

    otherwise, theres a lot of this stuff around, just ignore it.

    --
    Jim Watt http://www.gibnet.com
     
    Jim Watt, Aug 2, 2003
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  3. Nick Hill

    Frode Guest

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    Harri Mellin wrote:
    >> How should I stop this scammer?

    > <snipp>
    > i get those every day
    > don't know how to stop them


    I use www.spampal.org and http://keir.net/k9.html combined. K9 on its own
    catches virtually everything (98.7%) in my case after a few weeks of
    feeding it mails. The combination keeps my mailbox 100% clean. If one
    misses a spammail the other doesn't. At least that's true so far with a few
    thousand mails as basis.

    Programs like the above is the only way of stopping them apart from never
    using your real email unobfuscated anywhere on the net in order to not end
    up on the spamlists in the first place.


    - --
    Frode

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    Frode, Aug 2, 2003
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  4. Nick Hill

    mto Guest

    "Nick Hill" <> wrote in message
    news:bgguu3$75d$1$...
    > Hi
    >
    > How should I stop this scammer?
    >
    > X-Apparently-To: via 216.136.173.212; 02 Aug 2003 10:57:49 -0700 (PDT)
    > Return-Path: <>
    > Received: from 213.123.173.91 (HELO afzhg1060.com) (213.123.173.91)
    > by mta429.mail.yahoo.com with SMTP; 02 Aug 2003 10:57:49 -0700 (PDT)
    > From: "Duke Hamilton" <>
    > Reply-To:
    > To:
    > Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2003 19:00:20 +0100
    > Subject: REQUEST FOR PARTNERSHIP
    > X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.00.2919.6900 DM
    > MIME-Version: 1.0
    > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
    > Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
    >
    > Duke Hamilton
    >
    > Personal Banker
    >
    > Standard Bank (Isle Of Man Offshore Banking)
    >
    > Respond Back To My Private Email:
    >
    >
    >
    > REQUEST FOR PARTNERSHIP
    >
    > Please forgive me for approaching you through this medium
    >
    > I am Duke Hamilton personal banker with standard bank Offshore Banking
    > Limited (Isle Of Man).
    >
    > I have just been transfer to Isle Of Man Offshore Banking from my branch

    in
    > South Africa. I require an urgent and very confidential business for you

    to
    > assist me with as a
    >
    > result of what I presently have at hand.
    >
    > In the year September 1998 a Mexican who is a mining consultant contractor
    >
    > with the South Africa Energy and mines Mr Navarro Angel made a numbered

    time
    >
    > fixed deposit for twelve calendar months valued at USD$12.500,000.00

    (Twelve
    >
    > Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in my branch.
    >
    > Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but
    >
    > got no reply. After a month I sent a reminder and finally I discovered

    from
    >


    AHH - the old Nigerian funds scam! The best way that I have found to stop
    these is to make a message rule. Maybe use the REQUEST FOR PARTNERSHIP
    line - then under Tools/Message Rules choose "when the message body contains
    specific words" - go down to the bottom section and click the underlined
    blue link and copy/paste the specific words you want, then in the middle
    section choose "delete it." It will then go straight to your trash can.

    BTW, this is also an excellent way to stop viruses (use the subject line or
    attachment name) or spam for viagra, breast enlargement and penile implants.
     
    mto, Aug 2, 2003
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  5. Nick Hill

    Nick Hill Guest

    I complained there - thanks.

    Nick


    "Jim Watt" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Sat, 2 Aug 2003 19:12:18 +0100, "Nick Hill"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    > >Hi
    > >
    > >How should I stop this scammer?

    >
    > good start would be a complaint to
    >
    > otherwise, theres a lot of this stuff around, just ignore it.
    >
    > --
    > Jim Watt http://www.gibnet.com
     
    Nick Hill, Aug 2, 2003
    #5
  6. Nick Hill

    Jim Watt Guest

    On Sat, 2 Aug 2003 23:20:42 +0100, "Nick Hill"
    <> wrote:

    >I complained there - thanks.


    You may find http://www.gibnet.com/isl/hoax.htm

    amusing and informative, it covers some of the more
    common things, including the Nigerian letter and some
    variations on it.

    Never contact the people, just quietly report them to
    the mail service they use and move on. With their
    email accounts deleted they won't get any punters
    responding to scam or indeed murder.

    --
    Jim Watt http://www.gibnet.com
     
    Jim Watt, Aug 3, 2003
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