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fusilier



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(Permalink) Posted: May 29 2012,11:22   

got this e-mail, today:

Hello,

I am Donna Kwok, Greater China economist for HSBC Global Research. A sum of US$21,300,000.00 Million was deposited by our Late customer who died without declaring any next of kin before his death in 2008.My suggestion to you is to stand as the next of kin to Mahdi Abd Al-Kareem Al-Karboli.We shall share in the ratio of 50% for me, 50% for you.

Thanks
Donna Kwok.


I think that's greater than the Gross Planetary Product!

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James 2:24

  
fusilier



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(Permalink) Posted: May 29 2012,11:26   

My Sincere Apologies - this was to have gone straight to the Bathroom Wall.

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James 2:24

  
Kattarina98



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(Permalink) Posted: May 29 2012,12:34   

Want to have some fun?

- Look at the full header, insert it into a header tool, I bet the IP tracks to Nigeria.

- Get a Google email account with a fake name (Google hides your IP, other providers don't).

- Use it to reply to Ms Kwok; she'll never note that she didn't contact you before, as she has mass mailed to thousands of addresses.

- Pretend you are interested, but have a question, next email one more questions, and another one ... spread over dozens of emails. Assure her that you are interested.

- When she wants your details including passport scan, first forget to deliver. Then deliver fake details. For the passport scan, send her a huge jpeg file containing a black square; don't send her the scan of a fake passport, she would use it to fool more gullible victims.

- When she begins to want fees, ask her advice how to raise money: Should you get a mortgage? Next email: Should you use the money you are saving for your kid's college? Next email: Should you ask your cancer ridden mom to forget about her medication and give the money to you?

Don't email her more than once a day - it's your fun, not hers.

Keep in mind that this is not a "she" but a lad in his late teens or early twenties who will pass you on to his boss for more elaborate treatment.

Aaahh, I love scam baiting!

For a glimpse of the fascinating world of scam baiting, go to http://www.419eater.com/....ter.com

Edited by Kattarina98 on May 29 2012,12:40

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: May 29 2012,23:28   

What gets me are the emails whose scammer purpose is to claim something that can only be true of one person (supposedly you), but which are sent to "Undisclosed recipients" in the plural. Like the ever popular, "Please act as though you are next of kin to this deceased person" scam.

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: May 29 2012,23:28   

And then we're off to the Bathroom Wall again.

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