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    Not only is this humorous but there could be a lot of victims of those who don't take this seriously. for your information.

    From: Barrister Fred Oladipo.
    Attorneys/Legal Practitioner
    Nigeria

    Dear Friend,

    compliments of the season. grace and peace and love
    from this part of the Atlantic to you. I hope my
    letter does not cause you too much embarrassment as i
    write to you in good faith based on the contact
    address given to me by a friend who works at the
    Nigerian embassy in your country. please excuse my
    intrusion into your private life.

    I am Barrister Fred Oladipo, i represent Mohammed
    Abacha, son of the late gen. Sani Abacha, who was the
    former military head of state in Nigeria, he died in
    1998. Since his death, the family has been losing a
    lot of money due to vindictive government officials
    who are bent on dealing with the family, based on this
    therefore, the family has asked me to seek for a
    foreign partner who can work with us as to move out
    the total sum of us$75,000,000.00 ( seventy five
    million united states dollars ), presently in their
    possession. this money was of course, acquired by the
    late president and is now kept secretly by the family.
    The Swiss government has already frozen all the
    accounts of the family in Switzerland, and some other
    countries would soon follow to do the same. This bid
    by some government officials to deal with this family
    has made it necessary that we seek your assistance in
    receiving this money and in investing it on behalf
    of the family.

    This must be a joint venture transaction and we must
    all work together. since this money is still cash,
    extra security measures have been taken to protect it
    from theft or seizure, pending when agreement is
    reached on when and how to move it into any of your
    nominated bank accounts. I have personally worked out
    all modalities for the peaceful conclusion of this
    transaction. the transaction definitely would be
    handled in phases and the first phase will involve the
    moving of us$25,000,000.00( twenty five million
    united states dollars ).

    My clients are willing to give you a reasonable
    percentage of this money as soon as the transaction is
    concluded. I will, however, based on the grounds that
    you are willing to work with us and also all
    contentious issues discussed before the commencement
    of this transaction. you may also discuss your
    percentage before we start to work. as soon as i hear
    from you, i will give you all necessary details as to
    how we intend to carry out the whole transaction.
    please, do not entertain any fears, as all necessary
    modalities are in place, and i assure you of all
    success and safety in this transaction.

    Please, this transaction requires absolute
    confidentiality and you would be expected to treat it
    as such until the funds are moved out of this country.
    please, you will also ignore this letter and respect
    our trust in you by not exposing this transaction,
    even if you are not interested. look forward to
    working with you.

    Truly yours,

    Fred Oladipo, Esq.


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    I was speaking to somebody at Scotland Yard a month or two back, and he says that a depressing number of people fall for these scams.

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    I've gotten several similar emails. It is quite funny. As far as the "victims" who fall prey to this, they are mostly motivated by greed, which is why I assume it works sometimes, so it's kind of hard to feel sorry for them. But I still hate scammers....

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    It really is hard to believe that anyone could fall for such a scam! I mean, how many people actually fell off the turnip truck this morning, anyway???

    Greed is a strong motivator, and the fools who fall victim in this scam will learn an important lesson from this...

    Andy

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    Amazing how they have the technology to send these Nigerian e-mail scams to mostly infidels. Heck they can hide and transfer millions using the Saudi and Arafat "Cash Pipeline" worldwide service.

    I guess phase II of the Nigerian e-mail scams will soon take a more humanitarian approach as "GREED" is not producing the proper ROI. I think something along the line of a drive-by or e-mail install of some "powered by TopMoxie/Gator/WhenU" BHO will reap continuous money streams. Put some fresh bait on the infidel hook like a plea for PayPal/eGold donations to save that poor Nigerian mother of a nursing baby from getting Stoned to death in a sand pit.

    Phase III is giving away a FREE video CD of the event with a hidden 20.00 freight charge to scrap off CC numbers and privacy info for a 3rd world shopping spree.

    Mike & Charlie ...

    If they won't adopt and feed a bird ..flip them one! BBQ some Gator and remember to flush WhenU..

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    Actually, phase II of the scam is to support it with a web site and some other evidence. At the moment most of the web sites are completely crap, but on the principle that there's one born every minute they still keep trying.

    First time I saw this was a couple of months back and I deconstructed it here. Interestingly the scam site is still running.

    Phase III I guess is going to be a more credible version of the scam with a decent site and proper bogus company credentials. Oh yeah and the browser plugin and CD with exortionate P&P charges

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    I received my first "personalized" Nigerian scam e-mail a few weeks ago. It actually went so far as to include my last name and the name of the deceased who had the same last name.

    Subject line: Are you related?

    Basic premise that this long-lost potential relative had millions and millions of dollars, and if I would only be so kind as to.... well, you know the rest.

    For all the years that this thing has been around (in letter form before e-mail was invented and now) I'm surprised people still fall for it. But - alas - they do.

    Pretty soon it will be its own reality show:

    "Poor People who Fell For the Nigerian Scam" Tonight, on Fox.


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    Well how about turning it around, because it's basically a tax on the stupid.

    I'm sure Dubya and Tony Bliar could utilise something similar. Unless they are doing so already and I'm too stoopid to notice

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    They're on the rise, or so it would seem. I got two yesterday. I sent them each other's addresses as "alternate" e-mail addresses to contact me. I'll use them to waste their own time.

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    Lol, good one weis, I did something similar awhile back, I copied the text of 1 scammer and replied with that, at the bottom, a middle finger pic.

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    I have a thread on here somewhere that could be considered my coup d'etat in the war on Nigeria.

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    A nice thing about SpamCop is that you can block whole countries - South Korea, China, Nigeria, Argentina and Brazil - and not be bothered by any kind of email from them.

    If they could manage Indonesia and the constant requests for high value items then I'd be happy too

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