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stevey
04-08-2002, 09:52 AM
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..........

:)

Brian
04-08-2002, 09:55 AM
Yeah and if you hit all three of the ducks you will get $5*!!

stevey
04-08-2002, 10:25 AM
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 !!!

taylorguitarman
04-08-2002, 11:19 AM
They're taking your money! I'd sue. :)

stevey
04-08-2002, 11:22 AM
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 :)

Fordy
04-08-2002, 11:49 AM
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

Fordy
04-10-2002, 04:22 PM
Sorry to resurrect this post but I just got this by email.....



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....:D

stevey
04-10-2002, 04:48 PM
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 !!!!!

dbaryl
04-10-2002, 07:37 PM
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 =]

stevey
04-10-2002, 07:49 PM
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 !!!!!!!

Deckard
04-10-2002, 07:57 PM
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 (http://www.richard-seaman.com/USA/Cities/NewYork/BrooklynBridge/ForSale.html). Cash only, please.

adrianxw
04-11-2002, 01:19 AM
>>> 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.

Fordy
04-11-2002, 03:11 AM
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

dbaryl
04-11-2002, 11:12 AM
>>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 =)