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spam, scams, shams and automobiles

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by blackecho, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. blackecho

    blackecho Thread Starter

    Oct 27, 2003
    is this message considered spam? it got through my mail spam server...

    Get Rich Very Quick!! Turn $6.00 into $60,000...read this to find out how!!! READING THIS COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE! Please follow the EXACT instructions and you will be rewarded. I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it: A little while back, I was browsing through news groups just like you are now, and came across an article similar to this that said you can make thousand of dollars within weeks with only an initial investment of $6.00. So I thought, "yeah right, this must be a scam," but like most of us, I was curious, so I kept reading. Anyway, it said that you send $1.00 to each of the six names and addresses stated in the article. You then place your own name and address on the bottom of the list and post the article in at least 200 news groups (there are thousands). No catch, that was it. So after thinking it over, and talking to a few people first, I thought about trying it. I figured, "What have I got to lose; except six stamps and $6.00 right, right?" Then I invested the measly $6.00. WELL GUESS WHAT?........Within seven days, I started getting money in the mail I was in awe. I figured it would end soon, but the money just kept coming in. In my first week I made about $31.00. By the end of the second week I had made a total of more than five hundred dollars. In the third week I had considerably more than the previous week, nearly two thousand, and it is still growing! This is my fourth week and I have made a few thousand more and it is still coming rapidly. It is certainly worth the six-dollar investment and six stamps, believe it or not I have spent more on lottery with no returns. Let me explain how this works and most important, why it works.....Also, make sure you print this article out NOW, so you can get the information. STOP NOW: Print this article out so you can get the information you need off of it. I promise you that if you follow the directions exactly you will start making more money than you thought possible by doing something so easy. Suggestion: Read this entire message carefully, and follow the simple directions and watch the money come in. It is easy, It is legal, and your investment is only $6.00 plus postage. Important: This is not a rip-off, it is decent, it is legal; and it virtually without risk– it really works! If all of the following instructions are adhered to, you will receive extraordinary dividends. PLEASE NOTE: Please follow the directions EXACTLY, and 50-thousand-dollars or more can be yours in 20 to 60 days. This program remains successful because of the honesty and integrity of the participants. Please continue its success by carefully adhering to the instructions.

    You will now become a part of the Mail Order business. You are in the business of developing Mailing Lists. Many large corporations are happy to pay big bucks for quality lists. However, this money made from the mailing lists is secondary to income that is made from people like you and me asking to be included on that list. Here Are The Four Easy Steps To Success: Get six (6) separate pieces of paper and write the following on each piece of paper. "PLEASE PUT ME ON YOUR MAILING LIST." Now get six (6) U.S. 1.00 bills and place one (1) inside of each of the six pieces of paper so the bill will not be seen through the envelope (to prevent thievery). Next, place one paper in each of the six envelopes and seal them with the dollar bill enclosed. You now should have six sealed envelopes each with a piece of paper stating the above phrase with your name and address written thereon [don't forget to enclose the $1.00]. What you are doing is creating a service –THIS IS ABSOLUTELY LEGAL! You are requesting a legitimate service and you are paying for it. Clearly, I was a little skeptical and a little worried about the legal aspects of it all. Therefore, I checked it out with the U.S. Postal Service (1-800-275-8777) and they confirmed that it is indeed legal. Mail the six envelopes to the following addresses:

    #1) Ross Kassis > 1724 Peggy Court, Petaluma, CA 94954
    #2) Brad Schario > 955 Menoher Blvd., Johnstown, PA 15905
    #3) Julian Dullinger > 307 Cleveland St Se, Ronan, MT, 59864
    #4) Chris McConnell > 201 SW 35th Street, Loveland, CO 80525
    #5) Stacy Frost > 1224 Intervale Road, New Gloucester, ME, 04260
    #6) Rhonda McDonald > 58 Wing Street, Lisbon Falls, ME, 04252

    Now take the #1 name off the list that you see above, move the other names up (six becomes 5, and 5 becomes 4, and etc.) and add YOUR NAME as number 6 on the list. Change anything you need to but try to keep this article as close to the original as possible. Now post your amended article to at least 200 news groups. (I think there are close to 24,000 groups). All you need is 200, but remember, the more you post, the more money you make! This is perfectly legal. If you have any doubts, refer to Title 18 Section 1302 & 1341 of the Postal Lottery Laws. Keep a copy of these directions for yourself and whenever you need money you can reuse it again. Please Remember: That this program remains successful because of the honesty and integrity of the participants and by their carefully adhering to directions. Look at it this way, if you are of integrity, the program will continue and the money that so many others have received will come your way. NOTE: You may want to retain every name and address sent to you, either on a computer or hard copy and keep the notes people send you. This VERIFIES that you are truly providing a service. Also, it is a good practice to wrap the $1.00 bill in dark paper to avoid the risk of mail theft. So, as each post is downloaded and the directions carefully followed, all members will be reimbursed for their participation as a List Developer with one dollar each. Your name will be moved up the list geometrically so that when your name reaches the #1 position you will be receiving Thousand of Dollars in Cash! What an opportunity for only six-dollars ($6) one-dollar ($!) for each of the six people listed above. Send it now, add your own name to the list and you are in business. Directions on How To Post To News Groups: You do not need to retype this letter to do your own posting. Simply put your cursor at the beginning of this letter and drag your cursor to the bottom of this document, and select copy from the edit menu. This will copy the entire letter into the computer's memory. Open a blank notepad file and place your cursor at the top of the blank page. From the edit menu select paste. This will paste a copy of the letter into the notepad so that you will add your name to the list. Save your new notepad file as a text File, if you want to do your posting in different settings, you will always have this file to go back to. Use Netscape or Internet explorer and try searching for various new groups (on-line forums, message boards, chat sites, discussions). Visit these message boards and post this article as a new message by highlighting the text of this letter and selecting paste from the edit menu. Fill in the subject, this will be the header that everyone sees as they scroll through the list of postings in a particular group, click the post message button. You are finished You have finished your first posting. Congratulations!

    THAT'S IT. All you have to do is jump news groups and post away, after you get the hang of it, it will take about 30 seconds for each news group. ***REMEMBER THE MORE NEWS GROUPS YOU POST IN, THE MORE MONEY YOU WILL MAKE!*** IT IS A MOST FOR YOU TO POST A MINIMUM OF 200. "That's It" You will begin receiving money from around the world within days. You may eventually want to rent a P.O. Box due to the heavy volume of mail you will be receiving. If you wish to remain anonymous you can adopt another name to use, if it agreeable with the postman to deliver the mail. MAKE CERTAIN THAT ALL ADDRESSES ARE CORRECT. Now the Why part: Assume for example you get a 7.5% return, which is very conservative. Please view the following estimated breakdowns: o When you mail 200 letters, 15 people will send you $1.00 o Those 15 mail out 200 letters, 225 people will mail you $1.00 o Those 225 mail out 200 letters, 3,375 people will mail you $1.00 o Those 3,375 mail out 200 letters, 50,625 people will mail you $1.00 o Those 50,625 mail out 200 letters, 759,375 people will mail you $1.00 o By now your name has dropped off the list, but so far you have received at least $759,375. With an original investment of only $6.00 [plus postage]. AMAZING! When your name is no longer on the list, you take the latest posting in the news groups, and send out another $6.00 to names on the list, putting you name at number six [6] again. And start posting again. You have to remember and realize that thousands of people all over the world are joining the Internet and reading these articles every day, JUST LIKE YOU right now. So you can get $6.00 and see if it really works. People have said, "What if the plan is played out and no one sends you the money? So what! What are the chances of that happening when there are tons of new honest people who are joining every day and are willing to give it a try? Estimates are at 20 to 50-thousand new users, everyday, with thousands of those joining the actual Internet. Remember, play FAIRLY AND HONESTLY and this will really work!

    It sounds good, and it's not really benifiting a certain one party. Any ideas? Is it considered spam and should i block the sender?
  2. hewee


    Oct 26, 2001
    Yes it is spam and by you posting it here you are spamming.
  3. dtugg


    Oct 22, 2002
    No doubt that's spam. Why even ask?
  4. blackecho

    blackecho Thread Starter

    Oct 27, 2003
    good question. i kinda wondered why i even posted it myself. i'm gonna guess that i was really sleepy... i'll ask a mod to remove it. sorry :)
  5. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Jan 27, 2001

    This business proposal to you is strictly confidential, with due respect. Sorry at
    this perceived confusion or stress you may have in receiving this letter from me,
    Since we have not known ourselves or met previously. Despite that, I am constrained to
    write you this letter because of the urgency of it.By way of itself.

    For an introduction, I am Joseph Savimbi son of the late General Savimbi of Angola
    who was murdered on the 22nd of February 2002. Before his death however, he intrusted
    in my care the informations about the deposit of the funds he made with a Security Company in Europe financial to the total sum of $15 million u.s dollars.

    At the moment,i am currently living in The netherlands where i am seeking political asylum.Pending on when I find a reliable and trust worthy foreign beneficiary whom will assist me to forward claim to the funds from the finance house on my behalf as my authentic foriegn beneficiary.

    Presently the funds is still in the Financial & Security Company I have negotiated
    with the Director of the company which they have made an arrangement to transfer this
    funds to whom ever will be willing to assist me in the transaction.

    So long as the all of the required document to back the funds is complete. The major
    problem now is how to procure all the documents needed to cover the funds for
    circulation approvals with the help of my lawyer and Transfer the funds to an account
    of your choice in your country.

    But the charges are too high for me to pay as I have tried and nobody is willing to
    borrow me money to finance the release of the funds for an onward transfer from the

    The situation is like this, My Pastor has introduce me to Retired Director of a
    company who introduced me to a Financial Company Based in Europe,which they have agreed to assist me in the financing of the transaction, so, what we have planned now is that if you agree to be my foreign beneficiary and trustee, a loan is going to be issue to me by the Finance company and the payment of the loan is going to be channelled through you to me for the procurement of all of the required documents by the help of my lawyer. This documents, includes Anti-money laundering certificate Anti-terrorist certificate, Anti-drug certificate, Circulation approvals certificate
    ,Change of ownership etc.

    This has become necessary because according to the director, he said that the finance
    company doesn't issue out loans directly to Africa or Political ayslum seekers . You are not going to spend a cent of your money rather l will compensate you for every thing you do for me.

    I am also going to let you know how much i am going to offer to you as contingency fee
    while the procurement of the documents and the transfer of my funds is on process to
    your account. As soon as all of those documents are been procured , i am going to send you copies of the documents via DHL while i will also send a letter of authorisation to the Financial & Security Company and forward a copy to you mandating them to wire the funds to your account as my rightful foriegn trustee.

    Though I have not really met you, but with the fearing of God ,I would need to trust
    you and also place my whole confidence in you. I hope to hear from you today as i wish
    we conclude soon so that the main money would be transfered to you in the next few weeks.

    The secret codes (e.g Pin No., Secret Access Code No and authorisation as my foriegn
    beneficiary will be issued to you for you to forward claim to the funds from the
    bank's vault on my behalf as soon as the needed documents to back the funds for
    circulation approval has been procured) for this Access codes are safely kept with me
    which I intend to give you as soon as you express desire to help me.I am also going to
    furnish you with all of the contact details of the Financial bank where the deposit is
    made.You can please send me your full contact details, your full name and address, telephone and fax numbers. You can also reply me on [email protected]

    Awaiting your urgent response.

    Yours sincerely

    Joseph Savimbi

    I like that one better :D
  6. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Jan 27, 2001
    I'm going to move this to random, just in case everyone wants to add their experiences ;)

    No offense, blackecho, if you really want it closed or deleted, just say the word, I think it would be fun to have some scams posted :D
  7. Infidel_Kastro


    Nov 21, 2003
    Darnit! I just deleted all my Nigerian scam e-mails, as well as the british inheritance one. But at least we have a place to post them. Hey Aca, how about changing the name of the thread to "POst your scams and shams", or something similar so more people will know?
  8. oldie


    Sep 28, 2003
    See you guys later - just popping down to Nigeria to meet with Prince Savimbi - catch you later :)

  9. Gibble


    Oct 9, 2001
    Damn...I *just* delete my spam for the day...
  10. Infidel_Kastro


    Nov 21, 2003
    Tell him the check is in the mail.
  11. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Jan 27, 2001
    RE: TRANSFER OF ($39,500.000.00 USD


    We want to transfer to overseas ($39,500.000.00 USD) Thirty nine million Five hundred thousand United States Dollars) from a Prime Bank in Africa, I want to ask you to quietly look for a reliable and honest person who will be capable and fit to provide either an existing bank account or to set up a new Bank a/c immediately to receive this money, even an empty a/c can serve to receive this funds quietly.

    I am Mr. Frank Dink, the accountant personal confidant to Dr. Ravindra F. Shah who died together with his wife Dr.Mrs. Manjula Parikh-Shah in a plane crash on the 1st Oct. 2003 on their way to attend wedding in Boston.

    Mr. Ravindra F. Shah, is an American, a physician and industrialist, he died last year without having any beneficiary to his assets including his account here in South Africa which he opened in a prime bank in the year 2000 as his personal savings for the purpose of expansion and developement of his companybefore his untimely death in 2003.

    The amount involved is (USD 39,500,000.00)Thirty Nine Million Five Hundred Thousand USD, no other person knows about this account, I am contacting you for us to transfer this funds to your account as the beneficiary, I want to first transfer $9,500.000.00 (nine million five hundred thousand USD) from this money into a safe account abroad, after which we will transfer the remaining (30M) 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 person here, without valid international foreign passport, but can only be approved to any foreigner with valid international passport or drivers license and foreign a/c because the money is in US Dollars and the former owner of the a/c Mr.Ravindra F. Shah is a foreigner too, and as such the money can only be approved into a foreign a/c.

    However, I am revealing this to you with believe in God that you will never let me down in this business, you are the first and the only person that I am contacting for this business, so please reply urgently so that I will inform you the next step to take urgently. Send also your private telephone and fax number including the full details of the account o be used for the deposit.

    I need your full 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, upon your positive response and once I am convinced that you are capable and will meet up with instruction of a key bank official who is deeply involved with me in this business.

    At the conclusion of this business, you will be given 40% of the total amount, 55% will be for me, while 5% will be for expenses both parties might have incurred during the process of transferring.

    I look forward to your earliest reply through my PRIVATE EMAIL BOX [email protected].

    Dr Frank Dink.

    And this guy wants to screw you in the name of God :eek: :eek:
  12. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Jan 27, 2001
    spam, scams, shams and automobiles

    How's that for the title :D :D
  13. Infidel_Kastro


    Nov 21, 2003
    Sounds vaguely familar....

    :D (y)
  14. Gibble


    Oct 9, 2001
    ADDRESS-([email protected])

    I am CROCOMBE JOHNSON, the Director in charge of
    accounting section of DEXTRA BANK, GRAND CAYMAN,

    I have decided to contact you on a business
    transaction that will be very beneficial to both of us
    at the end of the transaction.

    During our investigation and auditing in this bank, my
    department came across a very huge sum of money
    belonging to a deceased person who died on August 1997
    in a plane crash and the fund has been dormant in his
    account with this bank without any claim of the fund
    in our custody either from his family or relation
    before our discovery to this development.

    Although personally, I kept this information secret
    within myself and my partner to enable the whole plans
    and idea be pofitable and
    successful during the time of execution.

    The said amount was USD$28m (twenty eight million
    united states dollars).

    I am glad to say that with the introduction of
    internet and,I was opportuned and pleasured to have
    come across your contact through this satellite
    media.As it may intrest you to know

    Meanwhile all the whole arrangement to put claim over
    this fund as the
    bonafide next of kin to the deceased, get the required
    approval and transfer this money to a foriegn account
    has been put in place and
    directives and needed information will be relayed to
    you as soon as you indicate your interest and
    willingness to assist us and also benefit your self to
    this great business opportunity.

    In fact I could have done this deal alone but because
    of my position in this country as a civil servant, we
    are not allowed to operate a foriegn account and would
    eventually raise an eye brow on my side during the
    time of transfer because, I work in this bank.

    This is the actual reason why it will require a second
    party or fellow who will forward claims as the next of
    kin with affidavit of trust
    of Oath to this bank and also present a foriegn
    account where he will need the money to be
    retransfered into on his request as it may be after
    due verification and clarification by designation bank

    I will not fail to inform you that this transaction is
    100% risk free.

    On smooth conclusion of this transaction, you will be
    entitiled to 30% of the total sum as gratification,
    while 10% will be set aside to take care of expenses
    that may arise during the time of transfer both local
    and international like telephone bills,e-mail bills
    include the documents fees, while 60% will be for me
    and my partner.

    Please,you have been adviced to keep top secret as we
    are still in service and intend to retire from service
    after we conclude this deal with you.

    I will be monitoring the whole situation here in this
    bank until you confirm the money in your account.And
    ask us to come down to your
    country for subsequent sharing of the fund according
    to percentages previously indicated and further
    investment,either in your country or any country you
    advice us to invest in.

    All other necessary information will be sent to you
    when I hear from you.

    I suggest you get back to me as soon as possible
    stating your wish in this deal.

    Yours faithfully,

    ADDRESS([email protected])
  15. Steppinstone


    Aug 18, 2002
    I don't have an actual email to show but did want to warn any people here that E-bay that there are tons of scam e-mails going out to people. These Emails come complete with ebay's logo and look really offical.

    EBay nor will paypal ever send you an e-mail asking for account or personal information. Never click a link in a Ebay or Paypal email.

    I am not an ebayer but do know quite a few people who have received this fakes.
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