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    Talking Anyone else had this e mail ??? ooh i'm gonna be rich !!

    Steve,

    In the last few weeks alone, over 1,000 people have taken advantage of an unprecedented opportunity exclusive to Steve We wanted to give Steve one more chance to get involved before Mr. Hansson went public and made this offer available to anyone. It took some begging, but thankfully he agreed to put off the public release for one more week.

    If you're unfamiliar with what this is about, read on, it's incredible.

    A very prominent and successful businessman out of Seattle, Washington by the name of Theodore Hansson has decided to split the profits with you 50-50 on very lucrative deals using a very simple technique that big business is trying to keep secret. Not only is it realistic to make up to $5,000 per deal, Mr. Hansson takes ALL the risk away from you by providing ALL the money needed for YOU to complete highly profitable deals.

    Find out how you can get involved with Mr. Hansson by
    <Clicking Here>

    Best Regards,

    Theodore Hansson

    I can't wait to get into this, i'm soon gonna be rich..........

    Steve

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    Yeah and if you hit all three of the ducks you will get $5*!!

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    its nearly as bad as the classic Nigerian bank account fraud !!!

    >>over 1,000 people have taken advantage of an unprecedented opportunity exclusive to Steve

    1000 people !! i thought this was exclusive to me !!!
    Steve

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    They're taking your money! I'd sue.
    If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is around to see it, do the other trees make fun of it?

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    you're right i will !!

    does anyone actually fall for this crap ?? i guess they must or they wouldn't do it !!

    some dumb people out there
    Steve

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    Originally posted by stevey
    you're right i will !!

    does anyone actually fall for this crap ?? i guess they must or they wouldn't do it !!

    some dumb people out there
    Yes.....I have heard of a few people who fell for the Nigerian thing ......I had a few letters from the fraudsters myself (Wish I'd kept them )

    IMHO If anyone is dumb & greedy enough to fall for this stuff then they deserve all they get

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    Sorry to resurrect this post but I just got this by email.....

    Code:
    ATTN: PRESIDENT/CEO
    
    DEAR FRIEND,
    
    I AM MRS.  SESE-SEKO WIDOW OF LATE PRESIDENT MOBUTU
    SESE-SEKO OF ZAIRE? NOW KNOWN AS DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
    OF CONGO (DRC).  I AM MOVED TO WRITE YOU THIS LETTER,
    THIS WAS IN CONFIDENCE  CONSIDERING MY PRESENT
    CIRCUMSTANCE AND SITUATION.
    
    I ESCAPED ALONG WITH MY HUSBAND AND TWO OF OUR SONS
    THEOPHILUS KAMALA AND NZANGA  OUT OF DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF
    CONGO (DRC) TO ABIDJAN, COTE D'IVOIRE WHERE MY FAMILY
    AND I SETTLED, WHILE WE LATER MOVED  TO SETTLED IN
    MORROCO WHERE MY HUSBAND LATER DIED OF CANCER
    DISEASE. HOWEVER DUE TO THIS SITUATION WE DECIDED TO
    CHANGED  MOST OF MY HUSBAND'S BILLIONS OF DOLLARS
    DEPOSITED IN SWISS BANK AND OTHER COUNTRIES INTO OTHER
    
    FORMS OF MONEY CODED FOR  SAFE PURPOSE BECAUSE THE NEW
    
    HEAD OF STATE OF (DR) MR LAURENT  KABILA HAS MADE
    ARRANGEMENT WITH THE SWISS GOVERNMENT AND OTHER
    EUROPEAN COUNTRIES TO FREEZE ALL MY LATE HUSBAND'S
    TREASURES  DEPOSITED IN SOME EUROPEAN COUNTRIES. HENCE
    
    MY CHILDREN AND I DECIDED LAYING LOW IN AFRICA TO
    STUDY THE SITUATION TILL  WHEN THINGS GETS BETTER,
    LIKE NOW THAT PRESIDENT KABILA IS DEAD AND THE SON
    TAKING OVER (JOSEPH KABILA). ONE OF MY LATE HUSBAND'S
    CHATEAUX IN SOUTHERN FRANCE WAS CONFISCATED  BY THE
    FRENCH GOVERNMENT, AND AS SUCH I HAD TO CHANGE MY
    IDENTITY  SO THAT MY INVESTMENT WILL NOT BE TRACED AND
    
    CONFISCATED. I HAVE DEPOSITED THE SUM EIGHTEEN MILLION
    UNITED STATE DOLLARS(US$18,000,000,00.)  WITH A
    SECURITY COMPANY , FOR SAFEKEEPING. THE  FUNDS ARE
    SECURITY CODED TO PREVENT THEM FROM
    KNOWING THE CONTENT. WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO IS TO
    INDICATE YOUR INTEREST THAT YOU WILL ASSIST US BY
    RECEIVING THE MONEY ON OUR BEHALF.ACKNOWLEDGE THIS
    MESSAGE, SO THAT I CAN INTRODUCE YOU TO MY SON
    (KAMALA) WHO HAS THE OUT MODALITIES FOR THE CLAIM OF
    THE SAID FUNDS. I WANT YOU TO ASSIST IN INVESTING THIS
    MONEY, BUT I WILL NOT WANT MY IDENTITY REVEALED. I
    WILL ALSO WANT TO BUY PROPERTIES AND STOCK IN
    MULTI-NATIONAL COMPANIES AND TO ENGAGE IN OTHER SAFE
    AND
    NON-SPECULATIVE INVESTMENTS. MAY I AT THIS POINT
    EMPHASISE THE HIGH LEVEL OF CONFIDENTIALITY,  WHICH
    THIS BUSINESS DEMANDS, AND HOPE YOU WILL NOT BETRAY
    THE TRUST AND CONFIDENCE, WHICH I REPOSE IN YOU. IN
    CONCLUSION,  IF YOU WANT TO ASSIST US , MY SON SHALL
    PUT YOU IN THE PICTURE  OF THE BUSINESS, TELL YOU
    WHERE THE FUNDS ARE CURRENTLY BEING  MAINTAINED AND
    ALSO DISCUSS OTHER MODALITIES INCLUDING REMUNERATION
    FOR YOUR SERVICES.
    
    FOR THIS REASON KINDLY FURNISH US YOUR CONTACT
    INFORMATION, THAT IS YOUR PERSONAL TELEPHONE AND FAX
    NUMBER FOR CONFIDENTIAL PURPOSE.
    
    BEST REGARDS,
    
    MRS M. SESE SEKO
    Also apologies for the capitals....that's how it was received....obviously the proper use of Caps-Lock is not necessary to be a dictator's wife in hiding.......

    Any schmucko's interested in this once in a lifetime money-making opportunity then please PM me and I will chuckle as I forward the email address to you for this....

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    Another classic of the genre !! thanx Fordy

    this is amazing but true, i read in the paper about a guy some months ago who fell for it, it was in The Times...lost a right packet, an he was a "suit" type guy, not a thicko........amazing

    also amazing, the classic Nigerian scam is one of Nigerias largest form of income !!!!!
    Steve

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    I don't understand, what would these "Nigerians" do with your fax/phone? [No, don't tell me to try and find out, I don't even have FAX =]
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    well i'm tempted to say -

    there really are some dumb people out there !!

    but no.....if you'd not heard of the Nigerian scam -

    thing is this Congo crap is slightly more suble than the classic nigerian scam, in that one they have similar letters (bull****) but asked you to give your bank account details (to allow them to give you money!! then they withdrew all yours !!!

    this one only asks for the phone no/fax. initially but

    >>THAT YOU WILL ASSIST US BYRECEIVING THE MONEY ON OUR BEHALF

    thats what they want off you !!!!!!!
    Steve

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    Yeah, those things are scams. If you're really looking to do some legitimate business from a name you can trust (remember: Deckard means quality!), I have a bridge for sale. Cash only, please.
    Jason Deckard

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    >>> I don't understand, what would these "Nigerians" do with your fax/phone?

    Often, having a contact name/address/telephone number in a western country can be useful when trying to get passports/visas if you are in a third world country. Of course, they can be invented, but a real one, that could actually be checked is of more value.

    Also valuable as a kind of insurance. I remember a Malawian case in 1992 where a guy managed to avoid arrest for some petty offence by claiming he was researching for a group of rich and influential westerners, and produced a sheaf of letters to "prove" it.

    When travelling in the third world, you will often be approached by friendly strangers who want nothing more than to be your "penfriend".

    Of course, most of these scams are not like that, they are pure money scams, since most people who are in the category I described above do not have access to the 'net of course.
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    The Nigerian scam that I know of is where they say they are a Govt dept that has a massive cash surplus that they are dying to spend before the end of the financial year (fearing that if they end with a surplus their budget will be cut next year).......

    They ask that you send a blank company letterhead and sign the bottom...with this they create a dummy invoice to show some of the money being spent...then you also send your bank address, sort and number so they can deposit the money...

    What happens then I can only guess.......they could try use the letterhead to draft a bank transfer to take a load of money out of your account (this could happen if they werent too greedy and did not try to withdraw more than you have).......or maybe open a few lines of credit in your name......(they have a copy of your letterhead that they can scan and edit to give a new address.......also they have a perfect copy of your signature and your bank details).....I dont know exactly what they do....and to tell the truth I doubt I will as I will never try one of these scams

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    >>and to tell the truth I doubt I will as I will never try one of these scams


    You should! What a great way to get rich! (jk =)

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