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Old 22.03.2010, 15:06
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

OMG that poor guy... though AngelaG is hot! But to be sucked in a second time for hiring ex-FBI agents thats just beyond belief! This guy seriously needs to get laid.
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Old 22.03.2010, 15:17
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

I wish I had have saved the few I got the other day....

...both said they came from the FBI.... can't imagine the feds would have been too impressed with that...
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Old 22.03.2010, 15:18
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We get these at a rate of about one a week, as we have business in Nigeria. We also get CV's and covering letters from people with 4 PhD's (allegedly), who can't spell for toffee.
Do you also get CVs from people with PhDs, and who can spell?


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Old 22.03.2010, 15:30
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

Plural of C.V. is C.V.'s
Plural of Ph.D. is Ph.D.'s
Plural of CV is CVs
Plural of PhD is PhDs

Apostrophe s is only required when the abbreviation contains internal punctuation, something that is generally discouraged.

http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=499296

Better luck next time snarky pedant.

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Old 22.03.2010, 16:10
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Plural of C.V. is C.V.'s
Plural of Ph.D. is Ph.D.'s
Plural of CV is CVs
Plural of PhD is PhDs

Apostrophe s is only required when the abbreviation contains internal punctuation, something that is generally discouraged.

http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=499296

Better luck next time snarky pedant.

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If you were right, I'd certainly be the first to agree with you (and with
Google, that famous reference work on the English language).

Alternatively, you could learn correct usage from The Apostrophe Protection Society.
( Rule 3 is the one you need. )
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Old 22.03.2010, 16:24
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

You mean this one?

3. Apostrophes are NEVER ever used to denote plurals!

Clearly there is more than one expert opinion on this matter, but my spelling in my initial posting was perfect according to both the expert opinions I have read so far.

Have you heard of the phrase, "Hoisted by his own petard."?

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Old 22.03.2010, 16:42
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Have you heard of the phrase, "Hoisted by his own petard."?
No. I only know "Hoist with his own petard;", from Act 3 of Hamlet.

Pray, do tell more about
"Hoisted by his own petard."; I'm all ears (metaphorically speaking).


In the meantime, don't forget to send your bank details, so we can make the money transfer to you!
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

Been a while since the last offer, but this one seems comfortingly legitimate

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I am Mr Anderson Baker an auditor with a bank in United Kingdom. One of our accounts, with holding balance of 10,000 000.00 (Ten Million pounds Sterling) has been dormant and last operated many years ago. Nobody has done anything as regards the claiming of this money. This is because the account owner has no family member or friends that are traceable. I have tried to locate the relations but without success and that is why I decided to find a reliable foreign partner to move the money with.

My proposition to you is to seek your consent to present you as the Next of kin and beneficiary of this late client, So that the proceeds of this account shall be paid to you, and then we can share the amount on a mutually agreed percentage.
This transaction is totally free of risk and troubles as the fund is legitimate and does not originate from drug, money laundry, terrorism or any other illegal act. The funds will be released to you after necessary processes have been followed. Let me hear from you as soon as you get this message, so we can proceed.

I anticipate your cooperation and utmost confidence. Awaiting your reply stating your willingness.

Regards,

Anderson Baker
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Old 29.03.2010, 17:30
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I do get some great, fanciful, badly written and mind boggling "419 fraud, Nigerian scam" emails coming through my mailbox. I've deleted some absolute classics. Thought maybe we could share them here for entertainment purposes, and to help people from falling for them

My latest (not the greatest), almost fell for it:

" HOW ARE YOU DOING FRIEND,

My name is Mr. Freddy Edgardo Gonzalez from Nicaragua South America , I work with United Nations Victims Compensation Cambodia , I am in-charge of funds release for the past twelve years now.

Presently , I have decided to do a deal of usd10,000,000.00 with you, for our mutual benefit. This money will be cash in disguise as Family Valuables concealed in box ,covered with Diplomatic Immunity to avoid Customs Checks or can be transferred VIA Bank to bank Transfer,

But for more information kindle get back to me for a brief explanation and also send me your full details.

Thanks and God Bless you
Mr. Freddy Edgardo Gonzalez "
I really don't understand all the negativity. This is clearly a genuine business offer as the guy is not from Nigeria.

Or am I missing something?

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Old 29.03.2010, 17:44
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The 419eater.com site is absolutely brilliant. The best one I heard of was the guy who pretended to be 'The Fall Guy' Lee Majors, who said something along the lines of 'I can't give you any money, but I am looking for a successor, and a young, fit African might just be the ticket.'
He then gets the poor sucker to send in videos of himself jumping off a roof, crashing a bicycle, taking a punch etc. I nearly wet myself watching these (I believe they're now on Youtube too). Each time before he puts himself in hospital, the muppet announces "I'm the unknown stuntman who makes Eastwood look so fine!"
I loved that one... here you go:



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Old 29.03.2010, 19:53
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

That's some dedication. Waiting for your friend to set fire to your leg while the other leg suffers 3rd degree burns.

They didn't look that hard up, that could have been a reasonable unit complex in Perth. Maybe 419 scams do make returns?
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Old 29.03.2010, 21:47
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

My 2 favorites are this one here, http://www.419eater.com/html/okorie.htm where the scammer gets himself a Tattoo with the text "Baited by shiver", and one I unfortunately can not find again, but he pretended to have an accident, then became religious, and got the scammer to build an Altar for "Odin the great". too bad. the pictures were fantastic.

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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

They just keep rolling in to my inbox. Nice to see the concern for my health on this one:

Subject: CONFIRM IF YOU ARE ALIVE
From: IMF FUND RECOVERY DEPARTMENT

TRANSACTION REFERENCE NO. 0260019870065 VERIFICATION.

A confirmed bank transaction , Smtp 101 credit advice Reference 0260019870065 involving Millions of United States dollars initially approved to you as the beneficiary is suspected to have been diverted by someone we discovered during our investigation to false claims.

In a letter directed to our office for verification, the new beneficiary Messers Jacob Enterprises stated that the original owner of funds is dead. We have decided to verify this claim after instructing the sender bank to hold the transfer. Based on elaborate global Scams going on we have decided to contact you with available information that is contained in the payment file as stored in the computer which was hacked sometime ago leading to loose of data.

Our quesions is, Did you instruct, sign any application for any change of beneficiary bank name dated 29TH OF March , 2010 requesting any bank to transfer the total sum to another account. If no please let is know what happend.

If after two working days, no responce is received from you, it will be assumed that you are dead and as such authorisation for transfer will be granted on behalf of Messers Jacobs enterprises to receive your fund in the stated account. No one will be liable for any reason if you later turn to apply for claim on the same funds as this will be seen that you have collaborated with Jacob to divert the funds.

In any case you deny this claims, kindly write responding immediately with the information
below

(1) Your full name.
(2) Phone, fax and mobile #.
3) company's name,position and address.
4) profession, age and marital status.
5) Copy of ID. or any scanned identity to prove yourself.

You should also state how you want your fund paid to you without further delay if you are still alive. Send your responce to my email address: imf.fundrecovery@w.cn

Regards
Mrs Tricia Benson.
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Old 07.04.2010, 09:24
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... which was hacked sometime ago leading to loose of data..
you'd think they'd use spell check, wouldn't you?

nice to know that someone is actually interested in your well-being
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

And another. ATM cards now, definitely legit as they are now having a "crusade against Corruption in Nigeria". Does everyone get as many of these things as I do?

Subject: YOUR ATM CARD HAS BEEN APPROVED.
From: Federal Ministry of Finance

FINAL NOTIFICATION ON YOUR ATM CARD

This is in receipt of your email and the instruction from the Federal Ministry of Finance, in respect with the provision Act of Decree 114 of the 1999 Constitution. I am directed to inform you that your payment verification and confirmation is correct. Arrangements has been concluded to release your payment as soon as possible in our bid for transparency in line with the program of the present administration of Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, President and Commander - Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in his crusade against Corruption in Nigeria.

It is my pleasure to inform you that ATM CARD Number: 5428050011004432 has been approved and upgraded in your favor today. Your Personal Identification Number is 8034. The ATM CARD Value is US$3.5 Million USD Only. You are allowed a maximum daily limit of $5,000.00 USD. You can make withdrawal in any location of the ATM Center of your choice/nearest to you as it is fully inter switch.

As it was stated in the FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION DIRECTOR (ROBERT S. MUELLER III) letter to you, there is a mandatory fee of $110.00 Dollars only that you are required to pay immediately and as soon as the payment is confirmed, we shall immediately dispatch your package and forward the DHL Package Tracking Numbers to you by e-mail so that you can track your package online and know when to be at home to receive it, and be rest assured that your package containing your ATM CARD will be delivered to your door step within 24hours of your payment confirmation. Please be informed that the ATM CARD and the pin would be enclosed in the envelope and you can make withdrawals from the moment you receive the package.

You will have to make the payment of $110 available to this office. Be rest assured that your $110 Dollars is the only payment you will have to make for the delivery of the ATM card and nothing more. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Mr Paul Wright
(ATM CARD CENTRE)


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you'd think they'd use spell check, wouldn't you?
That is part of the joy of these things. I reformat the paragraphs for reading ease, but the spelling mistakes and misuse of words stay in all their glory.
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Old 07.04.2010, 09:33
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

I usually get the run-of-the-mill Viagra stuff, about 2 or 3 per day... straight to my Gmail spam-box.

do you get all these to your work or private email?
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Old 07.04.2010, 10:13
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

http://www.j-walk.com/other/conf/

You get two slices of bread and a cricket for breakfast.
Not only that but there are two tv channels and one isn't cartoons.
How can you turn it down.

Seriously though alot of people must be falling for this crap to have an organised conference. Also the taxman element, keep accurate records!
The government endorses this as a legitimate business?
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Old 07.04.2010, 11:09
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you'd think they'd use spell check, wouldn't you?

nice to know that someone is actually interested in your well-being
Lets face it if you stupid enough to fall for the scam, it's likely that you'd have trouble spelling as well.
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Old 07.04.2010, 11:13
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

Well so far I have got 2 emails from someone called Mubamba Apalache Yokita or something like that but nothing written but 2 attachments asking me to download so that I can find out more about their secret investment techniques ????...the morons.
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