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    pph Expert! Gordon's Avatar
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    another email scam
    Here is a new variation (to me) on the email scams coming from Africa. I noticed she sent the email from a different address than she wants the replies going to.

    Date: 10/09/2005 00:38:12 +0000
    From: "Grace Esohe" <graceesohe11 at msn.com>
    Reply-to: grace_eso at walla.com
    Subject: My name is Grace a resident of Uganda, with age 17,a female and a student.(col All headers
    My name is Grace a resident of Uganda, with age 17,a female and a
    student.(college).I am an orphan and an handicap,I got my injurying due to
    the war in my country when i was 10 year old.

    I need to carry out a surgical operation on the left hand side of my
    hand, during the war my left hand was cut of and i am about entrying the
    university but i was told to carry out an operation before i will be given
    an admission.
    which i consulted a surgical doctor an expert in the field and working in a
    specilist hosiptal.which told me that the operation will cost up to $3,000
    us dollar(three thousand us dollar),to carry out the operation.

    I am making an appeal to you to render me some useful assistance,so that
    i can carry out the operation successfull, for god love a cheerfull giver.
    It met not be all the money needed but a usefull sum of money.Reply me
    using my mail addressgrace_2h at yahoo.co.uk).

    MAY GOD BLESS AND BE WITH YOU.
    THANK
    ESOHE GRACE
    One day parasites and their ilk will be made illegal, I bet a few Lawyers will be pissed off when the day comes.
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    Haven't got this one yet...

    Geno

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geno - RussianLegacy
    Haven't got this one yet...

    Geno
    I'm getting a lot of emails wanting me to be the money handler for a foreign business. Some of them really sound legitimate. I wonder how many recipients fall for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herb ԿԬ
    I'm getting a lot of emails wanting me to be the money handler for a foreign business. Some of them really sound legitimate. I wonder how many recipients fall for it.
    I know that "newbies" fall for it or at least consider each such e-mail seriously. By "newbies" I mean people that are new to e-mail (believe it or not, there still are people like these) and Internet. I actually know of one guy like that...

    Geno

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    several years ago an electronics engineer in the U.S., who was unemployed, fell for it. in this case someone was placing items on eBay they didn't have, and the money came to him and he forwarded it on to Middle Europe people. He never questioned the high commission, just enjoyed it until the FBI came knocking. He actually was acquitted, but was probably one of the first cases to come to light.

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