OT: craziest spam

Discussion in 'MCSE' started by Bilal, Feb 12, 2004.

  1. Bilal

    Bilal Guest

    I got this email from someone in Africa last year who told
    me that he's a lawyer of someone who has my surname and
    that this person died and left 9 million dollars in a bank
    account and that he had no relatives, he wanted me to send
    him my details so i can pretend to be a relative and then
    he'll give me a quarter of the money, i told him to go
    away but he kept of sending me emails and telling me it's
    true, i knew he was lying but in the back of my head i was
    thinking what i could do with 2.25 million :), i wonder
    what he could do if i was stupid enough to send him my
    details.
    has anyone else got crazy spams like this.
    Bilal
     
    Bilal, Feb 12, 2004
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  2. Bilal

    Ken Briscoe Guest

    Re: craziest spam

    > I got this email from someone in Africa last year who told
    > me that he's a lawyer of someone who has my surname and
    > that this person died and left 9 million dollars in a bank
    > account and that he had no relatives, he wanted me to send
    > him my details so i can pretend to be a relative and then
    > he'll give me a quarter of the money, i told him to go
    > away but he kept of sending me emails and telling me it's
    > true, i knew he was lying but in the back of my head i was
    > thinking what i could do with 2.25 million :), i wonder
    > what he could do if i was stupid enough to send him my
    > details.
    > has anyone else got crazy spams like this.
    > Bilal


    Believe it or not, Bilal, this is probably legit. There are many wealthy
    people in Africa, and Nigeria in particular, who, because of political
    unrest and the like, are unable to freely spend their riches. On top of
    that, they are permanently stuck in their home country, with no hope of ever
    coming to America or any other "first world" country. By pretending to be a
    relative, you give this person a way out of Nigeria, or whatever country
    they happen to be from. In return, 2.25 million seems like quite a deal for
    just pretending to be a relative. I'd take him up on this offer. How many
    chances do you get at making this kind of money? Best of luck. Report back
    to the group with how everything went!

    --


    KB - MCNGP "silent thug" #26

    first initial last name AT hotmail DOT com


    ---
    Virus? In the computer? Are you serious?
    Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
    Version: 6.0.580 / Virus Database: 367 - Release Date: 2/6/2004
     
    Ken Briscoe, Feb 12, 2004
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  3. Bilal

    Matt Guest

    Re: craziest spam

    Don't be a fool:
    http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/alerts/nigeralrt.htm

    "Ken Briscoe" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > > I got this email from someone in Africa last year who told
    > > me that he's a lawyer of someone who has my surname and
    > > that this person died and left 9 million dollars in a bank
    > > account and that he had no relatives, he wanted me to send
    > > him my details so i can pretend to be a relative and then
    > > he'll give me a quarter of the money, i told him to go
    > > away but he kept of sending me emails and telling me it's
    > > true, i knew he was lying but in the back of my head i was
    > > thinking what i could do with 2.25 million :), i wonder
    > > what he could do if i was stupid enough to send him my
    > > details.
    > > has anyone else got crazy spams like this.
    > > Bilal

    >
    > Believe it or not, Bilal, this is probably legit. There are many wealthy
    > people in Africa, and Nigeria in particular, who, because of political
    > unrest and the like, are unable to freely spend their riches. On top of
    > that, they are permanently stuck in their home country, with no hope of

    ever
    > coming to America or any other "first world" country. By pretending to be

    a
    > relative, you give this person a way out of Nigeria, or whatever country
    > they happen to be from. In return, 2.25 million seems like quite a deal

    for
    > just pretending to be a relative. I'd take him up on this offer. How many
    > chances do you get at making this kind of money? Best of luck. Report back
    > to the group with how everything went!
    >
    > --
    >
    >
    > KB - MCNGP "silent thug" #26
    >
    > first initial last name AT hotmail DOT com
    >
    >
    > ---
    > Virus? In the computer? Are you serious?
    > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
    > Version: 6.0.580 / Virus Database: 367 - Release Date: 2/6/2004
    >
    >
     
    Matt, Feb 12, 2004
    #3
  4. Bilal

    Rowdy Yates Guest

    Re: craziest spam

    "Ken Briscoe" <> wrote in
    news::

    >
    > Believe it or not, Bilal, this is probably legit. There are many
    > wealthy people in Africa, and Nigeria in particular, who, because of
    > political unrest and the like, are unable to freely spend their
    > riches. On top of that, they are permanently stuck in their home
    > country, with no hope of ever coming to America or any other "first
    > world" country. By pretending to be a relative, you give this person a
    > way out of Nigeria, or whatever country they happen to be from. In
    > return, 2.25 million seems like quite a deal for just pretending to be
    > a relative. I'd take him up on this offer. How many chances do you get
    > at making this kind of money? Best of luck. Report back to the group
    > with how everything went!
    >
    > --
    >
    >
    > KB - MCNGP "silent thug" #26
    >
    > first initial last name AT hotmail DOT com
    >
    >
    > ---
    > Virus? In the computer? Are you serious?
    > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
    > Version: 6.0.580 / Virus Database: 367 - Release Date: 2/6/2004
    >
    >


    that guy from africa drives me crazy.

    --
    Rowdy Yates
    "Command prompt's make me horny!"
    I am Against-TCPA
    http://www.againsttcpa.com
     
    Rowdy Yates, Feb 12, 2004
    #4
  5. Bilal

    Paul Lynch Guest

    Re: craziest spam

    On Wed, 11 Feb 2004 20:49:36 -0500, "Ken Briscoe"
    <> wrote:


    >Believe it or not, Bilal, this is probably legit. There are many wealthy
    >people in Africa, and Nigeria in particular, who, because of political
    >unrest and the like, are unable to freely spend their riches. On top of
    >that, they are permanently stuck in their home country, with no hope of ever
    >coming to America or any other "first world" country. By pretending to be a
    >relative, you give this person a way out of Nigeria, or whatever country
    >they happen to be from. In return, 2.25 million seems like quite a deal for
    >just pretending to be a relative. I'd take him up on this offer. How many
    >chances do you get at making this kind of money? Best of luck. Report back
    >to the group with how everything went!


    That's very naughty of you Ken ;-)

    What I do with those e-mails is quite simple. I click the links in my
    other spam messages which say Remove Me (yeah right !!) and type my
    African friends e-mail address in instead.

    You see, I wouldn't want him to be bombarded with horrible, pointless
    spam messages would I ? I mean lets face it, he's got quite enough on
    his plate with all those millions of dollars he can't get his hands
    on.

    Seriously though folks, don't ever reply to a spammer or fall for
    their Remove Me from your list scams, it just confirms to them that a)
    they've hit on a live e-mail account and b) the owner of that acccount
    is possibly a little gullible.

    Its a jungle out there, be smart, be safe.


    Regards,

    Paul Lynch
    MCSE
     
    Paul Lynch, Feb 12, 2004
    #5
  6. Bilal

    Sgt Galaxy Guest

    Re: craziest spam

    Well, i guess there is always a catch...
    I suspect illegal activities.

    Don't export money out of an country, or other stuff, you
    get in prison. Please be carefull!

    >-----Original Message-----
    >"Ken Briscoe" <> wrote in
    >news::
    >
    >>
    >> Believe it or not, Bilal, this is probably legit. There

    are many
    >> wealthy people in Africa, and Nigeria in particular,

    who, because of
    >> political unrest and the like, are unable to freely

    spend their
    >> riches. On top of that, they are permanently stuck in

    their home
    >> country, with no hope of ever coming to America or any

    other "first
    >> world" country. By pretending to be a relative, you

    give this person a
    >> way out of Nigeria, or whatever country they happen to

    be from. In
    >> return, 2.25 million seems like quite a deal for just

    pretending to be
    >> a relative. I'd take him up on this offer. How many

    chances do you get
    >> at making this kind of money? Best of luck. Report back

    to the group
    >> with how everything went!
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >>
    >> KB - MCNGP "silent thug" #26
    >>
    >> first initial last name AT hotmail DOT com
    >>
    >>
    >> ---
    >> Virus? In the computer? Are you serious?
    >> Checked by AVG anti-virus system

    (http://www.grisoft.com).
    >> Version: 6.0.580 / Virus Database: 367 - Release Date:

    2/6/2004
    >>
    >>

    >
    >that guy from africa drives me crazy.
    >
    >--
    >Rowdy Yates
    >"Command prompt's make me horny!"
    >I am Against-TCPA
    >http://www.againsttcpa.com
    >.
    >
     
    Sgt Galaxy, Feb 12, 2004
    #6
  7. Bilal

    Brian Guest

    Re: craziest spam

    "Bilal" <> wrote
    > I got this email from someone in Africa last year who told
    > me that he's a lawyer of someone who has my surname


    Its a variation of the Nigerian 419 scam:

    U.S. Secret Service 419 Scam page
    <http://www.treas.gov/usss/index.htm?alert419.htm&1>
    419 Scam at the Urban Legends Reference Guide
    <http://www.snopes2.com/inboxer/scams/nigeria.htm>
    Nigeria 419 Coalition
    <http://home.rica.net/alphae/419coal/>
     
    Brian, Feb 12, 2004
    #7
  8. Re: craziest spam

    >Don't export money out of an country, or other stuff,
    ..
    ... What, not even other stuff like enriched uranium?

    Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3
     
    The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere, Feb 12, 2004
    #8
  9. Bilal

    JaR Guest

    Re: craziest spam

    The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere wrote:

    >>Don't export money out of an country, or other stuff,

    >
    > .
    > .. What, not even other stuff like enriched uranium?
    >


    No, no. Don't be silly. Perfectly OK to export weaponry. Especially W of
    MD.

    JaR
    Helpful Thug
     
    JaR, Feb 12, 2004
    #9
  10. Re: craziest spam

    >No, no. Don't be silly. Perfectly OK to export weaponry. Especially W of
    > MD.


    As it should be.

    Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3
     
    The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere, Feb 12, 2004
    #10
  11. Bilal

    Bilal Guest

    Re: craziest spam

    I am glad Ken didn't get the email from that guy otherwise
    he would have been in trouble :)
    Bilal
    >-----Original Message-----
    >>No, no. Don't be silly. Perfectly OK to export weaponry.

    Especially W of
    >> MD.

    >
    >As it should be.
    >
    >Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3
    >.
    >
     
    Bilal, Feb 13, 2004
    #11
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