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Old 27.10.2010, 07:30
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

This is a warning to all business holders, once every year this email goes around, i even got post from them once.. its a scam !

If you get an email from "registry of World Businesses ", ignore it, do not reply, just delete.

This is how the email looks :

Ladies and Gentlemen.

In order to have your company inserted in the registry of World Businesses for 2011/2012 edition, please print, complete and submit the enclosed form (PDF file) to the following address:

WORLD BUSINESS GUIDE
P.O. BOX 3079
3502 GB, UTRECHT
THE NETHERLANDS

email: [removed]
FAX: [removed]

Updating is free of charge!

If you are not the intended recipient, please submit an email to [removed] Your request shall be dealt with accordingly.

Message ID: Baphizooba


They attached a form to be completed, yet the small printing says you agree to pay a yearly fee of 995 Euro.

Don't fall for it, just delete..

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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

Thank you, got one yesterday and laughed in all honesty. Message ID: Baphizooba says it all...Thanks for sharing.
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Old 27.10.2010, 18:07
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

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Thank you, got one yesterday and laughed in all honesty. Message ID: Baphizooba says it all...Thanks for sharing.
Exactly what i did ,yet every year people end up paying it because they are forced by letters from an incasso buro.

Stories go around that the incasso letters you get from often Swiss companies, are fake also, yet a signed document means you have to pay.

Also why would a company like that have an email address, not using its own domain?
And finaly yes, baphizooba did give it away
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Old 09.11.2010, 22:16
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

First time I heard of this!

Cops bust webcam strippers in sex sting

A new internet scam has hit France whereby web users in chat rooms are seduced into stripping and simulating sex acts in front of a webcam before being told to pay up or face porn charges.

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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

They just don't seem to be making the effort anymore, got this one today.

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Dead bank client with no next kin & no will had $13.8m in my branch. I can name you as next kin. Reply with your name address telephone. I make legal papers and show bank. Bank make transfer to you. We share 50 - 50
Eustaquio Ruby
Where's the elaborate story? I feel let down.
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

Needless to say I get lots of Nigeria scam style stuff too. The early ones, in the eighties, were sent by fax. Already then, it always was fun to read that they had chosen me based on very thorough research yet didn't even now my name ("Dear friend" etc.). Of course I trashed all that cr@p.

However, I recently got an e-mail from Hong Kong I just couldn't resist to answer. For brevity's sake, I'm posting my reply only; the original e-mail is the usual cookie-cutter message you all know and love.

Dear Mr. Cheung,

Thank you very much for your generous offer. I'm sorry to say I earned so
much money recently by transferring shady money from various sources (mostly
Nigeria, but also Romania, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Sri Lanka and a
few other countries) that I really had to stop the flood.

You have no idea how easy it is to earn oodles of cash just by providing
one's bank account number to those wonderfully trustworthy people and sending
them a bit of cash. I mean, for instance, you transfer 40 million USD from the account of
the widow of Sani Abacha, the former dictator of Nigeria (maybe you knew the guy in
person), to a Swiss bank, and hey presto, you earn 12 million bucks. Not bad. And
that was just the beginning.

You see, I'm not interested in earning even more money, otherwise our
authorities will tax me to death. However, since your e-mail is the first
contact made from China, I think we can still cooperate. I now have money to
burn, so there may be a win-win situation for both of us.

My request is very simple. For years I have been trying to find out how
genuine home-made Chinese noodles are made. I mean the really home-made, hand-pulled
stuff, not just how to cook a bunch of noodles out of a bag from the store.

You wouldn't believe how difficult it is to find a recipe on the Internet.
Granted, you can find many cute videos of Chinese cooks skillfully pulling
thousands of uniformly thin noodles out of a lump of dough, but nobody tells
you how to make that darned dough from scratch.

So, if you think you are able to tell me how to make that dough, I'll gladly
send you some of my dough -- oops, my money of course. Maybe you can ask
your grandma for her recipe. I think, I can easily cough up, say, 10 million
US dollars for a really usable AND genuine recipe. Now, is that a deal?
If you are interested, please forward the following to me urgently:

1. Full names
2. Occupation
3. Private phone number
4. Current contact address
5. Bank account number at Hang Seng Bank Limited, Hong Kong or any other
bank of your choice.

Needless to say that you will have to send the recipe first. You will
receive said 10 million USD after my wife and I approve of its
authenticity and practical usability. In short: no recipe, no money. Life is
tough.

If you are not interested or your grandma deceased without passing on her
treasured recipe (may she rest in peace), please delete this email and do
not annoy me with other recipes because my wife already has a whole library
full of them.

I am looking forward to your reply.

Yours really sincerely,

H. J. R.
Switzerland (right in the middle of all those Swiss banks, mind ya)

P.S.: For safety reasons I am providing only my initials. I am sure you
profiled me very carefully before you contacted me, so you certainly have my
full name and address in your files. Thanks for understanding my concerns.
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

Just found this on lamebook.com
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

I've not seen this one before!

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OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER
TREASURY AND MINISTER FOR CIVIL SERVICE,
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM.

Our ref: ATM/13470/IDR
Your ref:...
Date: 25/12/2010

IMMEDIATE PAYMENT NOTIFICATION.

I am The Rt Hon David Cameron, Prime Minister British Government. This letter is to officially inform you that (ATM Card Number 4900101775551222) has been accredited with your favor. Your Personal Identification Number is 413. The VISA Card Value is Ј3,000,000.00(Three Million Great British Pounds Sterling).

This office will send to you a Visa/ATM CARD that you will use to withdraw your funds in any ATM MACHINE CENTER or Visa card outlet in the world with a maximum of Ј10,000 Pounds daily. Further more,You will be required to re-confirm the following information to enable;The Rt Hon William Hague Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. begin in processing of your VISA CARD.

(1)Full names: (2)Address: (3)Country: (4)Nationality: (5)Phone #: (6)Age: (7)Occupation:

Forward Reply To: [removed]

TAKE NOTICE: That you are warned to stop further communications with any other person(s) or office(s) different from the staff of the State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to avoid hitches in receiving your payment.


Regards,

The Rt Hon David Cameron MP
Prime Minister.

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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

You guys are kinda boring, theres no harm in indulging in it for a while. Here's what I got, sacm with a romantic twist.

Funny bit is, despite all the claims of Eternal Love, the moron could'nt be bothered to address me by my name, just copy and paste what he/she already had. I mean one can atleast give customised to his/her prospective victims!

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Subject: I WILL LIKE TO KNOW YOU MORE

Dearest

I am more than happy in your reply to my mail. How is your day?.
Mine was hot over here in Dakar Senegal. My name is Jenifer Coulibaly(23years) single and never married, tall and fair in complexion, Good looking girl but very sharing, giving, caring and loving, above all God fearing, i am from ivory coast in west Africa and presently i am residing in the refugee camp here in Dakar Senegal as a result of the civil war that was fought in my country. My late father Dr .Claude Coulibaly was chairman managing director FAN INDUSTRIAL COMPANY LTD, in ivory coast and he is also the personal adviser to the former head of state before the rebels attacked our house one early morning killing my mother and my father. It was only me that is alive now and i managed to make my way to near by country Senegal where i am living now as a refugee. I would like to know more about you. Your likes and dislikes,your hobbies and what you are doing presently. I will tell you more about myself in my next mail. Attached here is my picture and i Hoping to hear from you soonest.

Yours Forever
Jenifer

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Jenifer,

Very sorry to hear that. It must be very terrible for you to go through such an experience.

My day is ok, its not so busy and the day has just started, lets see.

You look beautiful in your pics. Thank you
I like going out to movies, restaurants and discos with friends. I also like to drive fast cars and go skiing.

Please tell me a bit more about yourself.

Whom you belong to forever
James

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Subject: ALL FOR LOVE

Dearest one

I am very happy on your mail this morning,How is your day?.Mine is a little bit hot over here in Dakar Senegal.In this camp It's just like one staying in the prison and i hope by Gods grace i will come out here soon. I don't have any brother,sister or relatives now whom i can go to all my relatives ran away in the middle of the war the only person i have now is Rev pastor who is the pastor of the (Life Christian Church) here in the camp he has been very nice to me since i came here but i am not living with him rather i am leaving in the woman's hostel ,because the camp have two hostels one for men the other for women,,my dear a real friend has never seen u cry,Friendship with you feels like a treasure,,Knowing you'll always give without measure.i hope you will be my happiness,,they always say that friendship is sacrifice,It stays forever more, and never grows old,,Honey,i will disclosed to you my full life story in my next mail.have a pleasant day

yours in love
Jenifer
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My Response:

Beloved,

I am so happy to read yur email. Thank you.

My day was ok, but it became much better after reading your email. You are like a fresh fragrant summer breeze in the autumn of my life. I can only imagine what you have been through in life and it makes my heart bleed thinking about what you have been through in life. You must be a strong girl.

Yes, its not a good idea to sleep in the same room as Pastor as you never know, after all he is a man. Also try to keep distance from Men's hostel too. Lot of bad people try to take refuge in their too and then do bad things to other people. After all you are a beautiful girl, who would not want to have you!

True friend has never seen you cry and will also not make you cry. True friend is who wipes your tears softly with the tips of his warm fingers and then gives you a reason to smile. Path can be difficult, but it is always worth it when you reach your destination.

Yours to love
James
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Subject: waiting to hear from you

Dearest,

I am very happy in your reply to my mail this morning. How is your day
hope you are ok.As i told you before,that i will disclose my full life story
to you, because of the love i have developed in side me.if you want to call me,you can call me with pastors phone number.

The Pastors Tel number is (removed) if you call and tell him that you want to speak with me he will send for me in the hostel b/cos i can not call you and i don't have money to call you,you can call me only on Monday,Wednesday and Fridays. As a refugee here i don't have any right or privilege to any thing be it money or whatever because it is against the law of this country.I want to go back to my studies because i only attended my first year before the tragic incident that lead to my being in this situation now took place.Please listen to this,i have my late father's statement of account and death certificate here with me which i will send to you latter,because when he was alive he deposited some amount of money in a leading bank which he used my name as the next of kin,the amount in question is! $3.5M (Three Million five Hundred Thousand Dollars). So i will like you to help me transfer this money to your account and from it you can send some money for me to get my traveling documents and air ticket to come over to meet with you.

I kept this secret to people in the camp here the only person that knows about it is the Reverend because he is like a father to me. So in the light of above i will like you to keep it to yourself and don't tell it to anyone for i am afraid of loosing my life and the money if people gets to know about it. Remember i am giving you all this information due to the trust i deposed on you.I like honest and understanding people,truthful and a man of vision,truth and hardworking. My favorite language is English but very fluently.Meanwhile i will like you to call me like i said i have allot to tell you, Have a nice day and think about me.Awaiting to hear from you soonest ,

yours in love
Jenifer

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Old 04.01.2011, 19:24
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

I've never had this before, but it seems to be known: virus telephone scam.
We just got a cold call from "Microsoft headquarters" saying our IP provider had told them we have virus problems with our computer... yeah, right

Quick google leads me to this article from July 2009 in the Guardian
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Old 04.01.2011, 19:32
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

Worth the read:

http://www.419eater.com/html/SkeletonCoast/index.html

Note, the name "Troy McClure"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troy_McClure
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

The FBI have gotten in on the act.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Anti-Terrorist And Monitory Crime Division.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation.
J.Edgar.Hoover Building Washington Dc
Customers Service Hours / Monday To Saturday Office Hours Monday to Saturday:

Dear Beneficiary,

Series of meetings have been held over the past 7 months with the secretary general of the United Nations Organization. This ended 3 days ago. It is obvious that you have not received your fund which is to the tune of $850,000.00 due to past corrupt Governmental Officials who almost held the fund to themselves for their selfish reason and some individuals who have taken advantage of your fund all in an attempt to swindle your fund which has led to so many losses from your end and unnecessary delay in the receipt of your fund.

The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the United Nations and Federal Bureau of Investigation have successfully passed a mandate to the current president of Nigeria his Excellency President Good luck Jonathan to boost the exercise of clearing all foreign debts owed to you and other individuals and organizations who have been found not to have receive their Contract Sum, Lottery/Gambling, Inheritance and the likes. Now how would you like to receive your payment? Because we have two method of payment which is by Check or by ATM card?

ATM Card: We will be issuing you a custom pin based ATM card which you will use to withdraw up to $3,000 per day from any ATM machine that has the Master Card Logo on it and the card have to be renewed in 4 years time which is 2015. Also with the ATM card you will be able to transfer your funds to your local bank account. The ATM card comes with a handbook or manual to enlighten you about how to use it. Even if you do not have a bank account.

Check: To be deposited in your bank for it to be cleared within three working days. Your payment would be sent to you via any of your preferred option and would be mailed to you via DHL because we have signed a contract with DHL which should expire by 15th of June 2011 you will only need to pay $235 instead of $520 saving you $285 So if you pay before 15th of June 2011 you save $285 Take note that anyone asking you for some kind of money above the usual fee is definitely a fraudsters and you will have to stop communication with every other person if you have been in contact with any. Also remember that all you will ever have to spend is $235.00 nothing more! Nothing less! And we guarantee the receipt of your fund to be successfully delivered to you within the next 48hours after the receipt of payment has been confirmed.

Note: Everything has been taken care of by the Federal Government of Nigeria, The United Nation and also the FBI and including taxes, custom paper and clearance duty so all you will ever need to pay is $235.

DO NOT SEND MONEY TO ANYONE UNTIL YOU READ THIS: The actual fees for shipping your ATM card is $520 but because DHL have temporarily discontinued the C.O.D which gives you the chance to pay when package is delivered for international shipping We had to sign contract with them for bulk shipping which makes the fees reduce from the actual fee of $520 to $235 nothing more and no hidden fees of any sort!

To effect the release of your fund valued at $850,000.00 you are advised to contact the Director- General, ATM Card Payment. Andrew Lamar with the information below,

Email: [removed]
Telephone: [removed]
You are advised to contact him with the information's as stated below:

Your full Name..
Your Address:..............
Home/Cell Phone:..............
Preferred Payment Method (ATM / Cashier Check)

Upon receipt of payment, Mr. Andrew Lamar will ensure that your package is registered with the DHL and delivered to your nominated address within 48 working hours. Because we are so sure of everything we are giving you a 100% money back guarantee if you do not receive payment/package within the next 48hours after you have made the payment for shipping.

Yours sincerely,
Mr. Nicholas Story
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535

Note: Do disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices claiming to be in possession of your ATM CARD, you are hereby advice only to be in contact with Andrew Lamar of the ATM CARD CENTRE who is the rightful person to deal with in regards to your ATM CARD PAYMENT and forward any emails you get from impostors to this office so we could act upon and commence investigation.
I like how they try to save me money with DHL, and warn me to beware of fraudsters, but I thought the total I'd be getting was a little on the small side.

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Old 06.06.2011, 11:36
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Re: 419 Scam of the Day

I got a car AND the dosh !

12 Vincent Square,
London, SW1P2PA
United Kingdom
+44-703-185-1969
http://www.bbc.co.uk/lottery/
Saturday May 28th Draw no. 1610
(02) (03) (17) (23) (40) (45)
BONUS (31)

Dear Winner.

Your e-mail has won you 1,000,000.00GBP and a BMW 5 SERIES Car from the BBC LOTTERY.Email address were pulled together from a wide range of Worldwide
Email Users and Internet Subscribers information.The National Lottery Saturday and Wednesday Night Draws presented by Kate Edmondson, John Partridge and Scott Mills(Saturday),Jenni Falconer(Wednesday), with Lotto and Thunderball draws, 10.35pm on BBC One.See our website to confirm your winning numbers
http://www.bbc.co.uk/lottery/

The draw no. 1610 brought out your e-mail address from a Data Base of Internet Email Users and qualified you a bonafied winner of the stated winning amount.
You are to contact Scott Mills via e-mail ([removed] )or
Tel: [removed] providing the below stated information for the processing of your claims.

1. Full Names:..
2. Address:...
3.Country/State:....
4. Mobile No:.....
5. Sex:....
6. Age:...
7. Occupation:....
8.Email:....

For confirmation of your winning numbers, please ensure your check your winning details on our site given below http://www.bbc.co.uk/lottery/


Kate Edmondson
BBC LOTTERY

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Old 06.06.2011, 11:51
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What is the world coming to when the Beeb can't even afford to host its own @bbc.co.uk email address...

<shakes head in sadness>

It's going to the dogs, I tell you...

</shakes head in sadness>

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I know. Thats what I thought. She replied telling me it was because of budget cuts! but I must say her English wasnt very good considering her position in the Beeb. Anyway I gave her all my details and Îve just ordered the holiday first class of course, well you do don`t you when youve had such good news. Oh and Ive told my brother Im going to pay off his mortgage so he quit his job. The world has suddenly got so much better!
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What is the world coming to when the Beeb can't even afford to host its own @bbc.co.uk email address...

<shakes head in sadness>

It's going to the dogs, I tell you...

</shakes head in sadness>

These emails are designed to make idiots sad and for sane people to shake their head.

Your response confuses me.
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...I must say her English wasnt very good considering her position in the Beeb...
Well, the Beeb has long-since dispensed with the need for "BBC English" - or rather one might say that its definition in the name of PCism has broadened - so that doesn't mean too much these days...

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Your response confuses me.
We'll blame this on the hangover...
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I'm getting these quite regularly now, I'm guessing they make a deposit with a stolen or cloned card then have to cancel and want the deposit returned by Western Union. Yeah right



Hello Sir/Madam,

Good morning, I am Mr Simon Ross the director of H.BAUER EDICIONES
S.L. Madrid. I want to a dinner reservation for a group of 10 persons
from our company who will be coming to your country for an assignment.
The number of persons coming are Ten(10) and they wish to have dinner
at your place through out their whole stay.

Find below the details of the reservation:

Arrival: 24th August 2011
Departure: 30th August 2011
Time: 8/9:00 PM each day for 7 nights.

As I do not know what they might choose for their meals and drinks, A
pre-payment of ?3,000 will be made to you immediately via credit card
as an initial deposit for this booking. All checks and balances will
be made with you on 30th August 2011 which is the final day of the
booking.
I need you to write me an email confirming the above details with the
total cost so that we can proceed immediately with the prepayment as
we have many other issues to handle.

Kind Regards,

Mr Mr Simon Ross
Director
H.BAUER EDICIONES S.L.
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Old 13.06.2011, 11:53
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Well i guess you are going to have to make loads of sandwiches now to cover the 3000!
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