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Old 21.04.2010, 03:20
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Here is the one I got today, but for "£600,000.00 (Six Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds)" I really can't be bothered! :
A Toyota Camry? They're really pushing the boat out there.
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

Very long article here on “advance-fee fraud”:

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Some victims believe that they can cheat the con artist.[15] This idea is often encouraged by the fraudsters who write in a clumsy and uneducated style which presents them as naive and easily cheated by a sophisticated Westerner.[citation needed]
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These tricks just crack me up!

http://www.scambuster419.co.uk/introduction.htm
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That site is very interesting thanks for the link. LOL!
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Re: Responses to 419 Scams

Here's a new one I received. Quite epic and taking a new tack. Why would I want a kid as a package deal with all these free millions on offer elsewhere!

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Please do not delete this letter but reply me with honesty because I am writing you with tears in my eyes and I pray that you reply me soon after reading it. I am Mrs. Doris Joy Bambang a citizen of Port-au-Prince Haiti. I married to Mr. James Bambang who died on January 12, 2010, in the massive earthquake that struck Haiti. My husband was the procurement Manager of Shell Petroleum Co. Ltd UK.

I was supposed to travel to Haiti with my husband for New Year celebration, but my health Condition could not permit me to travel with him, and I stayed back with our only child while my husband traveled alone.

I have been suffering from cancer of the breast and diabetes since 2005 which also affected my hearing ability. The news about my husband's death worsened my health and since then I have been in the hospital where I am writing you this letter.

Dear, my reason for writing you this letter is about my only son, Jackson. Jackson will face hardship in life if nobody takes cares of him when I die. Few days ago I was told by the doctor that I may not live longer than 7 weeks due to the damage cancer and diabetes have caused in my body organs. I became very depressed after hearing the doctor and knowing that I will die soon.

Now, Jackson's future is my major problem because I do not have anybody to take care of him when I die. I do not want my son to live in the orphanage as an orphan.

My doctor suggested that unless an emergency surgery is performed on time that I may sooner than predicted. The hospital management advises that I must sign a medical undertaken before I undergo the surgery to save my life but I am very scared to sign the undertaken because the success of operation is not guaranteed and I may die during the operation.

This is why I am confiding in you and begging you to take my son and take care of him for me as you own son before I undergo the surgical operation.

I don’t want to undergo the operation because I may not survive. I do not have relatives to take care of him if I die. I can't trace them because they all died in the earthquake. I am beneficiary of my husband's estate and next of kin to his fixed deposit in the bank. I know the money my husband kept in the bank will be enough take care of my son's welfare. I will give you all the details about to this Trust fund as my next of Kin if you accept to take Jackson and take care of him as your own son.

I pray you accept my appeal, not because of the money I will offer to you for his well being but because of the love and kindness.

I really need you to take care of my son because I may not live longer to take care of him.


Please reply me through my private mail box [removed]

God Bless you,
Yours Doris Bambang

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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

LOL! OMG they really think people will fall for that stuff? LOL! I guess some people do, maybe some little old lady new to the internet. Those people need to stop with their crazy scams. LOL!
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

Perth woman scammed and lost $8700

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And they used small Ebay transaction to get the confidence scam up and rolling.
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Old 13.05.2010, 15:07
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

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OMG! Shame on them! And then when she suspected them of scam they further scammed her by posing as WA authorities telling her the scammers had been caught and they were rewarding her $250,000 but she had to send in $7,000 in order to release the $250,000. OMG! They should be ashamed of themselves.
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Brilliant site! Really entertaining, not to mention the service to the community!
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Old 05.07.2010, 17:53
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

Even law firms are not spared!

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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

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If they keep on doing it then SOME people must fall for it.
We began to get these emails once or twice a day on our work emails. In frustration, I replied to one and asked them whether people were silly enough to fall for this 'crap' and that they may have a better return rate if they fixed up all their grammar and spelling errors.

Next thing I know, they wrote back thanking me for offering to help them and asked me to proofread their new letter!! Of course, they ended their letter saying God would bless me for my services.

I didn't reply.
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They seem to love me as I get about 3-4 a day....

I just love the ones that say that I have lost a distant Aunt in Africa.

Those ones are hardest because I was always kinda close to my Aunts Babafunmike, Nabukwasi, Jahia, Tabasamu, Vaughnita, Patanisha, Gbodi, Dafina, Machupa, Xinavne, Ebelechukwu..... et al

My goodness did my family do a lot of reproducing on a continent they never came nor visited....

But to make matters worse!!! When I send off a all the information they need and the covering funds.

THEY NEVER WRITE!!!! THEY NEVER CALL!!!!

Families Eh!!!! Who needs them!!!!

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Old 12.10.2010, 12:19
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419 scam

Normally I wouldn't post up this kind of thing, I get a lot of these scam you won £1million on a lottery you never entered type emails, and sometimes I bait them for a while, but this one took the biscuit, no effort or imagination at all. there is just so much wrong with it I don't know where to start, I particularly like the fake id's


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Your email id has won £1,000,000.00. in the UK award promo 2010 ,send your Names...Address...Tel...Sex.....Country.... All Claims Response must be sent to <[removed]> Online Announcer,Mrs.Rita Moore OCTOBER DRAWS(FILE FOR CLAIMS)
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BARRISTER TERRY WOODGATE CHAMBER
Letter Date: 11-10-2010
From Barrister terry woodgate
To : Valid Winner.

Hello Valid Winner, how are you doing today?

Well i received your previous mail and i want you to know that it is your email address that has won you the said prize on the email ballot Uk Lottery promotion 2010, not you in person so that is why you don't realy have to live in Uk or be citizen of United Kingdom before you can be a winner of the UK national Lottery promotion 2010
To file your claims you are to provide your personal data by filling the application form below:

1.Full Name:
2.Contact Address :
3.Occupation
4.Tel:
5.Age:
6.Country:

So after then which you will now be directed to the Payment Delivery Company

Best regards,
Barrister. terry woodgate.
Your claims agent.
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Hello Mr. Andrew Baker , we are all mortals and not Immortals, the error you might have see in my previous mail was as a result of my system typographical error which could possibly still happen to any other person's computer system and you know that we all human not God so we are not perfect. I just sent this mail to know if you are ready to disclaim your winnings now so that i can be able to close your claims file here in my chamber.
Warm Regards
Barrister Terry Woodgate.
Your claims agent.
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Well is that what you think? my deay am for Uk see my ID and working ID

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My final responce

anyway I'd love to waste a bit more of your time, but I can't be bothered if you have anymore fake id's please send them.

Here's my rating

Terry Woodgate Scam

Initial email - 1/10 poor effort, can't see anyone falling for this one

Fake Id's - .5/10 even ms paint could have knocked up a more convincing id (using the same pic for the id and passport, come on!!) along with the missing stamps, the badly changed dates and wrong fonts on the changes, really, my dog could have done better, and don't even get me started on the lottery id.

use of english - what can I say? even a lost tribe in deepest darkest peru could have seen that english wasn't your first language (probably not even your second)

Overall
could try harder, in fact should have tried even just a little bit

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If anyone falls for this one then they deserve to lose there money

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Old 12.10.2010, 12:37
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

Brilliant. Kudos for writing back to the guy and eliciting those wonderful fake IDs, but unfortunately I have a horrible feeling that you have now confirmed your email address as genuine and will be targeted with a load more scam emails!

That's some impressively bad forgery, though, innit?!
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Brilliant. Kudos for writing back to the guy and eliciting those wonderful fake IDs, but unfortunately I have a horrible feeling that you have now confirmed your email address as genuine and will be targeted with a load more scam emails!

That's some impressively bad forgery, though, innit?!

I get loads on this email address anyway, as another forum I'm on displays your address.
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

if you want a good laugh look into the 419 eater forum.

They have competitions to see how far they can get the scammer to travel to collect his "deposit" .... some have gone as far as several countries.

I know in the uk they had some scammers come to meetings and they would take pictures of them.

also check out the pictures of 419 scammers having to hold signs up to prove they are legit ... signs saying things like "I'm a big homo" etc. ridiculous stuff
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if you want a good laugh look into the 419 eater forum.

They have competitions to see how far they can get the scammer to travel to collect his "deposit" .... some have gone as far as several countries.

I know in the uk they had some scammers come to meetings and they would take pictures of them.

also check out the pictures of 419 scammers having to hold signs up to prove they are legit ... signs saying things like "I'm a big homo" etc. ridiculous stuff

In the past I've strung them along like this, never managed to get any to take silly pics though

I like the one where one guy actually got the scammers to send him money so he could send them money
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

Sigh..i hate 419 scams ! i run a website that offers space to buy or sell your boat online.
They F-up the business of so many websites and their respective owners.

I have gathered some of the examples on my site already,warning people not to engage in them..you think they look at it ??

Yet some mofo decided to get in contact with one of them " surely its not a scam, the guy said he is now in Nigeria for his work but lives local in my area ( UK) ( yes and santa claus is real too..)

So said customer gave the details of where the boat was stored etc and when he could come and see it.
2 days later i get an email from the muppet ( excuses my lingo but how stupid do you have to be) to say his boat and trailer are stolen ! he would personally take care that i was held responsabile for the theft.

The listing in question was a free listing, i don't take any commision on boats as that makes me liable.. second of all, the scammer used my site to get in contact with him, i did not tell the scammer to attack my customers..and surely i didn't advise the seller to get back in contact with him!
and last but not least, its his own fault for giving the details of where he kept the boat..

Thankfully he came to the conclusion that it was his fault and ended up appologising for his angry email and phonecall.

Any scammer out there emails randomly 100 people an hour..and he damn well knows there is always one sucker out there that will give him what he wants..money, car's or boats and horses..
After i started the " scam and fraud " tab on my site, i got a call from someone else in the Uk, reporting this has happend to him with his horse and trailer..same story, same guy..

Most of the times, scammers are very easy to spot.. here is an example :

Dear Sir,
Our client is interested in buying your BOAT for sale, posted on the advert for sale,which is €26,500.i will like to know the present working condition of the and your final price if its still available for sale.I await your prompt response.

Notice how the scammer has an automated system, the subject of what is sold is always in capital and sometimes bold.

Here is another one ..*Fail* on scammer behalf..

Hi, Thanks for your quick response,i will be offering you 50 euros for the
postage cost via Register Mail International Signed For, to my Friend who
has just been posted to Africa (Nigeria) on a training course as a New Year
gift as am on leave to Asia soon and won't be able to receive the item here
in UK.. do get back to me with the total cost and your pay pal e-mail so i
can make payment straight away

Thanks you for your help and support.
God Bless You.

The subject in case was a 4 ton boat.. not sure if 50 euro will cover the charge..and i am not sure if Postman Pat can tow a trailer behind his van

Here are a few things to keep in mind :

- Do NEVER give your personal and bank details to anyone unless you have met the buyer and agreed the price
- Only sell FACE TO FACE
- Do NOT accept payment over the requested price
- Do NOT accept money wired by bogus bank draft, Cheque or Western Union.
- Never provide your personal or banking information (e.g. credit card number) to others over the Internet.
- Use your common sense. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably will be
- Do NOT include your email address in the actual advertisement,use our email form that does not show your email to the public

If people would only read it..it would save me allot of trouble..
So far my rant and advice on scammers..
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

Here is a new one i got today.. where does it stop?

Hello Friend

My name is Valentin, I am a student and I write you from little Russian
city.
I found several addresses on Internet and I decided to send you this letter.
Our local library give free Internet access for students.
I live with my mother, she cannot see since many years and I take care of
her. My father left our family when I was a child.
I work very hard every day, but because of deep financial crisis my salary
is very little and not even enough for the things of primary necessity.
Because of extremally hot weather during this summer most of the potatoes
and vegetables get withered in our garden. A lot of forests burned.
We were forced to spend all our small savings to buy something to eat for
the comign winter to avoid starvation.
Electricity and gas is very expensive in our region and we can not afford to
heat our home anymore.
The only way to heat our home in winter is to use portable oven which heat
with burning wood. We have wood savings in our shed and this oven would heat
our home all the winter, at no cost to us.
Unfortunately, we can not buy such oven as our local market, because the
value of it 8,300 rubles, and is a great amount for us (the equivalent of
197 Euro).
I decided to appeal to you and I hope you can help us. If you own any old
portable oven and if not using anymore, I'll be very grateful if you can
donate it for us and organize transport of this oven to us (we live 200 km
from Moscow). These ovens are different, usually made of cast iron and weigh
about 100kg.
Please let me know if you can help and I will write you our home address.
You can post out money to us or cheque and I will be gratefull
If you cannot help with the stove or money, may be you can send two old sleeping
bags- we will be sleeping inside of them during the nights and we will not
freeze.
If you need, I can send medical documents about the disease of my mother.
I send you best wishes from Russia,
Valentin and my mother.
POSTSCRIPT: Please apologize for the mistakes in this letter, I translated
this letter with the help of computer-translator and dictionary. Thank you
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