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Joetheeskimo
02-19-2004, 09:49 PM
A few days ago I got this weird e-mail, and i'm thinking to myself, why the hell do people go to all this trouble to spam you?? I guess it's my fault for putting my e-mail up on websites, but oh well. Here it is, quoted exactly:

Dearest one

Greetings to you and your family. I want you to read
this mail with a compassionate heart and understanding
that any action you take is geared towards rendering
humanitarian assistance to a man who is in distress
with his family.

My name is MrAhmed Teahjay, a Liberian and former
Deputy Minister of Information under President Charles
Taylor. I was his right hand man until a couple of
weeks ago when I realised that my entire life was in
utmost danger after the assassination of the Sports
Minister in a helicopter crash. I was responsible for
the diamond deals with the RUF rebel group of Sierra
Leone. I was handling the diamond sales on behalf of
President Taylor who in turn supplies ammunition to
the rebels. This is
what the international community and United Nations
code-named: Conflict Diamond.

It was while I was discharging this duty that I
diverted the sum of US$ 30,000,000.00 (Thirty Million
United States Dollars) for myself.
I deposited the money contained in 2 trunk boxes in a
Security Company as artifacts to avoid prying eyes in
Cote d'ivoire and travelled back to my country where I
continued with my duties. I informed President Taylor
that the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone
(UNAMSL) seized the
diamond consignment and made report to the United
Nations. It was based on this diamond dealings
involving President Taylor that the United
Nations imposed sanctions on Liberia recently.

My aim is to look for a trusted foreign partner
outside to help me move the fund out for investment.
It is based on my decision to move the fund out for
investment that I am contacting you to assist me in
taking the
funds to your country .All you need do is to fly down
to claim the 2 Boxes from the Security Company and
open a bank account through which the money will be
lodged before transfer into your nominated Bank
account.

I am willing to compensate you with 30% of the total
sum for your assistance and want to let you understand
that the future of myself
and family depends solely on this money .In this
transaction confidentiality is very essential for us
to achieve our goal. It is important that you maintain
utmost good faith and trust .You must also not
circumvent the transaction in any way.

In conclusion I will like you to understand that you
shall bear no risk whatsoever in this business and as
such there is nothing for you
to be afraid of. I await your swift response to this
email. please reply me

Ahmed Teahjay

Have any of you gotten spam like this? Please post some so we can laugh at 'em. :D

Datheus
02-19-2004, 09:51 PM
That's a 419 scam. Very well know on the net. Check out Google.

Joetheeskimo
02-19-2004, 09:57 PM
Wow, you really know your scams well, don't you?? :p

I can't believe anyone would fall for that....

Darth-Bane
02-19-2004, 10:17 PM
:D ahahaha thats great stuff

Joetheeskimo
02-19-2004, 11:02 PM
I searched for "419 scam" in Google. Take a look at this article:

http://www.justiceonline.org/consum/nigerian.html

Neverhoodian
02-19-2004, 11:12 PM
"According to the State Department, by 1996 over 15 people had been murdered after they travelled to Nigeria to participate in this 'opportunity.' Even more have been beaten or subject to threats and extortion."

Holy cow, how gullible ARE these people?

rick ulo 11103
02-19-2004, 11:35 PM
weird... and after i read the article... scary

TheHobGoblin
02-20-2004, 12:01 AM
Okay this isn't aa scam, I need you to transport a box into the white house, under all circumstances don't open it... heehhehe

Darth-Bane
02-20-2004, 12:32 AM
Originally posted by TheHobGoblin
Okay this isn't aa scam, I need you to transport a box into the white house, under all circumstances don't open it... heehhehe ahahaha :P

Alegis
02-20-2004, 02:59 PM
so typical "we need to get money out of this country, can we borrow your bank account?" really naive ppl (especially if it comes along with bulk mail)

_PerfectAgent_
02-20-2004, 09:05 PM
Originally posted by Neverhoodian
Holy cow, how gullible ARE these people?
Did you know that the word gullible is not in the dictionary? :p

TheHobGoblin
02-20-2004, 09:09 PM
Hey I'll do it! I'll send the money...

BCanr2d2
02-21-2004, 05:00 AM
It's not quite as bad as the scripted spam where you see %RANDOMTEXT% still in the email. They didn't even bother to fill in all of the variables!!!

Anyone seen how now they use word generators to fill up the email to get around those that look at the content of the email..

Lucky for me, I use mailwasher to get rid of my spam before I download it.