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Windows 7: What would you do!!

26 Jan 2009   #11
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Ignore it, respond at your peril. Those huge sums of money emails are pure scams.

Dont make me send Achmed after you
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26 Jan 2009   #12
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

A spammer sends out emails by the thousands and has no idea if they are being received or not.....until some idiot replies to one of them and then BINGO - the email address is confrimed and they know to spam it a lot more.

Don't ever reply to spam.
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26 Jan 2009   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

The only one of these I've received came after I registered at the Comodo FW forums and that's where it originated from; sent by a Nigerian princess!...



















Later Ted
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26 Jan 2009   #14
smarteyeball

 
 

"This transaction is 100% risky free."




sheesh...
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26 Jan 2009   #15
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
The only one of these I've received came after I registered at the Comodo FW forums and that's where it originated from; sent by a Nigerian princess!...

Later Ted
you know its been so long and have so much spam (spousely it gets deleted every week but all i see is 400+mail in the spam box....
that i dont even know if it was when i registered for comodo....
(that was back in the day of the 2.0 betas....



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
"This transaction is 100% risky free."




sheesh...
lmao 20% of my spam box comes from nigeria or some african country....

and this is one of their good ones....
Quote:
Request for Confidential Business Relationship

First, I must solicit your confidence in this transaction. I am a high placed official working with Department of Finance (& Economic Affairs), in Cape Town South Africa. I and two other colleagues are currently in need of a silent foreign partner whose identity we can use to transfer the sum of Twenty Six Million Five Hundred Thousand U.S. dollars. This fund accrued legitimately to us as commission from foreign contracts, through our private connections.
The fund is presently waiting to be remitted from ABSA bank here in South Africa to any overseas beneficiary confirmed by us as associate/receiver. By virtue of our positions as civil servants in my country, we cannot acquire this money in our names. Because as high placed civil servants, we are not allowed by the civil service code of conduct to own or operate bank accounts outside of our shores. On the other hand, it is not safe for us to keep the money here due to unstable political environment.
I have been mandated as a matter of trust by my colleagues, to look for an overseas silent partner who could work with us to facilitate transfer of this fund for our mutual benefit, hence the reason for this email.
What I am requesting from you is: (1) to be our silent partner and receive the funds as the sole benefactor to the contract amount which we shall secure all legal documentation to authenticate our claim. (2) Provide a private telephone and fax number for easy communication under your control .(3)Receive the funds as the beneficiary, take out your commission and keep the rest of the money until I arrive there to meet you after the transfer is completed.
My proposal is that after you receive the funds, it would be shared as follows: (1) 15% to you as commission for your co-operation and assistance in facilitating the transfer, while the remaining 85% belongs to me and two colleagues. You will be free to take out your commission immediately after the money hits your country. Since our objective is to invest the money in a foreign country, it would be appreciated if you could also help us with advices and direction on investing into profitable/lucrative ventures in your country for an additional 3%.
However, this is optional, and if it is not convenient for you to further assist us with investing the money, we can end our cooperation after you make available to us our part of the money.
The transaction, although discrete, is legitimate and the money will be transferred successfully with all necessary back-up official documents showing legitimate source/origin of fund. The transfer will be affected within a period not longer than two weeks as soon as we reach an agreement and you furnish me with a suitable response indicating your interest for processing the transfer. I plead with you on one issue, whether you are interested or not, kindly do not expose this information to any one else. (ooops....)
I confirm that the transaction is legitimate and without any risks either to us or yourself.
Please, give me your response immediately by return mail through my alternate email: ------email removed for certain reasons (even i a spammer yes i know...)
Yours Faithfully,
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26 Jan 2009   #16
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

That's a good one DA, I like the way everyone seems to get these all the time but this is the first one I have ever had, must be lucky.
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26 Jan 2009   #17
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I've gotten a couple over the years, usually for a UK lottery.

You guys never watched MSNBC Datelines..To Catch an Identity Thief with Chris Hanson? LOL
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26 Jan 2009   #18
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
That's a good one DA, I like the way everyone seems to get these all the time but this is the first one I have ever had, must be lucky.

yep it was so good that they even inserted a phone number (which of course i removed also for certain reasons)...

i knew better and so i never responded....
this is why it told me not to...

from:--------------------------------------
to: undisclosed-recipients (tripped all types of alarms in my head...)
date -----------------
subject FROM: MAX
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26 Jan 2009   #19
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post

lmao 20% of my spam box comes from nigeria or some african country....

and this is one of their good ones....
lol, a nefarious individual could make a fortune running classes on how to 'avoid making obvious mistakes'

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
That's a good one DA, I like the way everyone seems to get these all the time but this is the first one I have ever had, must be lucky.
I never seem to get them either. Then again I delete any sus e-mails in my inbox without opening them. I have however deleted 'safe' ones by accident too
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28 Jan 2009   #20
djhallucn8

XP Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 & 32 Build 7022
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
I would reply back saying "send me the cheque or quit spamming my inbox you noob"

Seriously though, some people deserve to get robbed!!
Hell yeah, I agree, people get sucked in to these scams everyday, they even talk about it on the news & people still fall for it.
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