Just another scam to look out for!

cwolfe98

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I got this email today.... It has gotta be a MAJOR scam. (I think they want you to give up your bank acct #)
14 NIMO STREET,
NEW HAVEN, ENUGU,
ENUGU STATE,


{VERY URGENT BUSINESS TRANSACTION}
GREETINGS

IN ORDER TO TRANSFER OUT (USD 26 MILLION DOLLARS)
FROM
OUR BANK. I HAVE THE COURAGE TO ASK YOU TO LOOK FOR
A
RELIABLE AND HONEST PERSON WHO WILL BE CAPABLE FOR
THIS IMPORTANT BUSINESS BELIEVING THAT YOU WILL
NEVER
LET ME DOWN EITHER NOW OR IN FUTURE.

I AM CHIEF ANYYI BABA, THE EASTERN DISTRICT BANK
MANAGER OF UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC. (UBA). THERE
IS
AN ACCOUNT OPENED IN THIS BANK IN 1980 AND SINCE
1990
NOBODY HAS OPERATED ON THIS ACCOUNT AGAIN. AFTER
GOING
THROUGH SOME OLD FILES IN THE RECORDS I DISCOVERED
THAT IF I DO NOT REMITT THIS MONEY OUT URGENTLY IT
WILL BE FORFEITED FOR NOTHING.

THE OWNER OF THIS ACCOUNT IS MR. SMITH B. ANDREAS, A
FOREIGNER, AND THE MANAGER OF PETRO - TECHNICAL
SUPPORT SERVICES, A CHEMICAL ENGINEER BY PROFESSION
AND HE DIED SINCE 1990. NO OTHER PERSON KNOWS ABOUT
THIS ACCOUNT OR ANY THING CONCERNING IT, THE ACCOUNT
HAS NO OTHER BENEFICIARY AND MY INVESTIGATION PROVED
TO ME AS WELL THAT THIS COMPANY DOES NOT KNOW
ANYTHING
ABOUT THIS ACCOUNT AND THE AMOUNT INVOLVED IS (USD
26
MILLION DOLLARS). I WANT TO TRANSFER THIS MONEY INTO
A
SAFE FOREIGNERS ACCOUNT ABROAD BUT I DON'T KNOW ANY
FOREIGNER, I AM ONLY CONTACTING YOU AS A FOREIGNER
BECAUSE THIS MONEY CAN NOT BE APPROVED TO A LOCAL
BANK
HERE, BUT CAN ONLY BE APPROVED TO ANY FOREIGN
ACCOUNT
BECAUSE THE MONEY IS IN US DOLLARS AND THE FORMER
OWNER OF THE ACCOUNT IS MR. SMITH B. ANDREAS IS A
FOREIGNER TOO. I KNOW THAT THIS MASSAGE WILL COME
TO
YOU AS A SURPRISE AS WE DON'T KNOW OUR SELVES
BEFORE,
BUT BE SURE THAT IT IS REAL AND A GENUINE BUSINESS.
I
ONLY GOT YOUR CONTACT ADDRESS FROM THE COMPUTER,
WITH
BELIEVE IN GOD THAT YOU WILL NEVER LET ME DOWN IN
THIS
BUSINESS YOU ARE THE ONLY PERSON THAT I HAVE
CONTACTED
IN THIS BUSINESS, SO PLEASE REPLY URGENTLY SO THAT I
WILL INFORM YOU THE NEXT STEP TO TAKE URGENTLY.

I WANT US TO SEE FACE TO FACE OR SIGN A BINDING
AGREEMENT TO BIND US TOGETHER SO THAT YOU CAN
RECIEVE
THIS MONEY INTO A FORIEGN ACCOUNT OR ANY ACCOUNT OF
YOUR CHOICE WHERE THE FUND WILL BE REMMITTED.AND I
WILL FLY TO YOUR COUNTRY FOR WITHDRAWAL AND SHARING
AND OTHER INVESTMENTS.

I AM CONTACTING YOU BECAUSE OF THE NEED TO INVOLVE A
FOREIGNER WITH FOREIGN ACCOUNT AND FOREIGN
BENEFICIARY. I NEED YOUR CO-OPERATION TO MAKE THIS
WORK FINE. BECAUSE THE MANAGEMENT IS READY TO
APPROVE
THIS PAYMENT TO ANY FOREIGNER WHO HAS CORRECT
INFORMATION OF THIS ACCOUNT, WHICH I WILL GIVE TO
YOU
LATER IMMEDIATELY, IF YOU ARE ABLE AND WITH
CAPABILITY
TO HANDLE SUCH AMOUNT IN STRICT CONFIDENCE AND
TRUST
ACCORDING TO MY INSTRUCTIONS AND ADVICE FOR OUR
MUTUAL
BENEFIT BECAUSE THIS OPPORTUNITY WILL NEVER COME
AGAIN
IN MY LIFE. I NEED A TRUTHFUL PERSON IN THIS BUSINESS
BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO MAKE MISTAKE I NEED YOUR
STRONG ASSURANCE AND TRUST.

WITH MY POSITION NOW IN THE OFFICE I CAN TRANSFER
THIS
MONEY TO ANY FOREIGNERS RELIABLE ACCOUNT WHICH YOU
CAN
PROVIDE WITH ASSURANCE THAT THIS MONEY WILL BE
INTACT
PENDING MY PHYSICAL ARRIVAL IN YOUR COUNTRY FOR
SHARING. I WILL DESTROY ALL DOCUMENTS OF TRANSACTION
IMMEDIATELY WE RECEIVE THIS MONEY LEAVING NO TRACE
TO
ANY PLACE. YOU CAN ALSO COME TO DISCUSS WITH ME FACE
TO FACE AFTER WHICH I WILL MAKE THIS REMITTANCE IN
YOUR PRESENCE AND TWO OF US WILL FLY TO YOUR COUNTRY
AT LEAST TWO DAYS AHEAD OF THE MONEY GOING INTO YOUR
ACCOUNT.

I WILL APPLY FOR ANNUAL LEAVE TO GET VISA
IMMEDIATELY
I HEAR FROM YOU THAT YOU ARE READY TO ACT AND
RECEIVE
THIS FUND IN YOUR ACCOUNT. I WILL USE MY POSITION
AND
INFLUENCE TO EFFECT LEGAL APPROVALS AND ONWARD
TRANSFER OF THIS MONEY TO YOUR ACCOUNT WITH
APPROPRIATE CLEARANCE FORMS OF THE MINISTRIES AND
FOREIGN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENTS.

AT THE CONCLUSION OF THIS BUSINESS, YOU WILL BE
GIVEN
20% OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT, 75% WILL BE FOR ME, WHILE
5%
WILL BE FOR EXPENSES BOTH PARTIES MIGHT HAVE INCURED
DURING THE PROCESS OF TRANSFERING.

I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR EARLIEST REPLY BY EMAIL.

YOURS TRULY,

CHIEF ANYYI BABA.

[email protected] <[email protected]
Hummmm.... Mulder, you wanna take a crack at this? (It would make a good international case.) ;)
 
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Thanks for alerting.
Ya, it is a scam (of course!). There have been variations of that going around for years. And do you know what? I'm sure there are people out there that would fall for it! Probably the same people who forward on those email chain letters asking them to send to everyone they know (NO legitimate person/company would suggest someone forward an email to everyone they know). Most are those that are just ignorant (note: 'ignorant', not stupid - not meant as a bash on anyone).
 
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Yes that is a scam, I've seen a few different versions of it, and unfortunately people do sometimes fall for it.

:(
 
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Yep just like these others scams.

1. Urban Legends Reference Pages: Inboxer Rebellion (Nigerian Scam) ••••
Is the government of Nigeria really giving away free money?
... REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP FIRST, I MUST SOLICIT YOUR STRICTEST CONFIDENCE
IN THIS TRANSACTION. THIS IS BY VIRTUE OF ITS NATURE AS BEING ...
... OF YOUR ABILITY AND RELIABILITY TO PROSECUTE A TRANSACTION OF THIS GREAT MAGNITUDE
INVOLVING A PENDING TRANSACTION REQUIRING MAXIIMUM CONFIDENCE. WE ...
... WITH FUNDS WHICH ARE PRESENTLY TRAPPED IN NIGERIA. IN ORDER TO COMMENCE THIS BUSINESS
WE SOLICIT YOUR ASSISTANCE TO ENABLE US TRANSFER INTO YOUR ...
88% Fri, 17 Aug 2001 19:31:53 GMT http://www.snopes2.com/inboxer/scams/nigeria.htm
cwolfe98,

Has address that you can report to too.

"Should you have occasion to feel something's not quite right about a deal being offered, drop by the
websites of both the Better Business Bureau and the National Fraud Information Center. A version of
this swindle appears to have been aimed at Mormons, and the Better Business Bureau's
African-Based Scam Targets Mormons page explains how the desire to do good and make a few
bucks at the same time is being played upon."

Better Business Bureau
http://www.bbb.org

National Fraud Information Center
http://www.fraud.org

African-Based Scam Targets Mormons
http://www.bbb.org/alerts/mormon.asp



Find other scams
http://www.snopes2.com
 
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Talking of bridges...... anyone interested in a piece of the Brooklyn Bridge?
:D
 
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Messages
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Scams and hoaxes drive me crazy. My users here are constantly sending out the "warnings" to everyone they know.

Any logical person can see that most of these make no sense, and the red flag should be "send this to everyone you know". I get so tired of trying to defuse these stupid emails. I send them information on how to spot a hoax but do they read or even remember these??????

:mad: :mad: :mad: Mary
 

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