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    ABW Founder Haiko de Poel, Jr.'s Avatar
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    Assistance needed was the email subject for this ....

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Dear friend,

    Following the sudden death of my husband, Late General Sanni Abacha, the former head of state of the federal Republic of Nigeria in June 1998, I have been thrown into a state of utter confusion, frustration and
    hopelessness by the present civilian administration.

    Security agents in Nigeria have subjected me to physical and psychological tortures. One of my sons is still under detention as well as arraigned before a Federal High Court of Nigeria for an offence he did not commit. As a widow, that is so traumatized, I have
    lost hope and confidence in anybody within the country.

    You must have heard over the media and the Internet on the recovery of various huge sums of money deposited by my late husband in different security firms abroad.
    Some willingly gave up their secrets and disclosed our money confidently lodged with them and many out-rightly declined lodgment. In fact the total sum discovered by the Government so far is to the tune of
    $700 million dollars. And the government has not relented in its efforts to completely bring my children and I back to square one. This is why I deemed it necessary to act fast by contacting anybody abroad for assistance. Furthermore, due to the
    security network placed on my daily activities I cannot afford to visit any embassy for a possible solution, hence I have decided to contact you and I do
    hope you will be the person God is going to use to rescue my family and I.

    I have deposited the sum of $35 million dollars in a security firm abroad as whose name is with held for now for security reasons until we fully commence communication. I shall be grateful if you could receive this fund on my behalf for safekeeping. Adequate arrangement has been made for receiving the fund. It is totally risk free. This arrangement is known to you, my brother (who is contacting you and I
    only. This means that my brother will deal directly with you as surveillance is on me. My brother’name is Patrick Udo.

    You are entitled to 15% of the total sum. I hope to invest a proportion of the balance in your country. Please forward your private Telephone and Fax numbers so that we can fully commence communication immediately.

    I will quite appreciate, if you accept my
    proposal in good faith. I look forward to receiving your urgent reply to my plea.

    Yours truly,

    Mariam Abacha
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    You gotta love how stupid some people are!

    Haiko

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Furthermore, due to the
    security network
    placed on my daily activities I cannot afford to visit any embassy for a possible solution, hence I have decided to contact you...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Might this account for all the hacking attempts Haiko [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Haiko,

    Now that you are gonna be rich, will you still talk to us? [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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    ABW Founder Haiko de Poel, Jr.'s Avatar
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    Mklangl,

    I'll think about it <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon6.gif>

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    Guffy,

    It might .... hmmmm [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

    Haiko

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    some people have all the luck!

    when i received a copy of that email they only offered to deposit $6 million in my bank account [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]

    play "hard to get" and they might offer you more [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

    [ 11-03-2001: Message edited by: austin powers ]

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    I got that email about two years ago. I was going to forward it to the fbi but I never did. I wonder if it's for real???

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    I receive that email every three or four weeks, sometimes with a lillte variant. I have been getting it for about a year now

    I don't know who'd believe it, and how can they get away with it? [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]

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    netsu <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>I don't know who'd believe it<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
    Do you mean I won't really get the money? [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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    I've actually read reports that some people actually fall for this kind of crusty old smelly cheese. Surely people can't be that stupid, can they?

    By the way, where can I sign up.

    [ 11-03-2001: Message edited by: Rik ]

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    Gordon,

    <<Do you mean I won't really get the money?>>

    Oh, please!

    BTW, if you get the money, could you remind them about me, their first supporter who's still waiting? [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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    Let's get him a list of our URL's and he can invest in our countries by clicking a few links and buying some CJ merchandise thus improving all our psyches and making us WARM all over just like LEX [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

    Mike

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    This Nigeria scam has been around since the late 70's. They just use the net more now but a lot of people get this thru postal mail.
    There have been cases of people meeting with some of these folks and getting kidnapped.These are not your common scam artists, they are more dangereous and the FBI has been on this for years.This scam must work better than you would think because it's still around.I guess greed keeps it going.

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    How does the scam work? Do they require money or something from you? Is it drugs?

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    I get those emails weekly!!

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>ATTN: THE DIRECTOR

    I am Mrs. Mariam Abacha, the widow of the late Gen.
    Sanni Abacha former Nigerian Military Head of State
    who died mysteriously as a result of Cardiac Arrest.
    Since after my husband s death, my family is under
    restriction of movement and that notwithstanding, we
    are being molesting; policing and our Bank Account
    both here and abroad are being frozen by the Nigerian
    Civilian Government. Furthermore, my elder son is in
    detention by the Nigerian Government for more
    interrogation about my husband s assets and some vital
    document.

    Following the recent discovery of my husband s Bank
    Account by the Nigerians Government with Swiss Bank
    in which the huge sum of US$700 Million and Dutch 450
    Million was logged. I therefore decided to contact you
    in confidence that I was above to move out the sum of
    US$51.5 Million Dollars, which was secret and is
    sealed in two Metal Boxes for security reasons.

    I personally therefore appeal to you seriously and
    religiously for your urgent assistant to move this
    money into your country where I believe it will be
    safe since I cannot leave the country due to the
    restriction movement imposed on the members of my
    family by the Nigerian Government.

    You can contact me through my family Lawyer who will
    arrange with you for face to face meeting outside
    Nigerian in order to liaise with you toward effective
    completion of this transaction.

    However, arrangements have been put in place to move
    this money out of the country in the secret vault
    through a security company to any of the West African
    State, Canada or Europe as soon as you indicate your
    interest,my lawyer shall send you the Air Bill of the
    Luggage and other related documents so that you can
    help to claim the Luggage.

    Conclusively, we have agreed to offer you 30% of the
    total sum, while 60% is to be held on trust by you
    until we decide on a suitable business investment in
    your country more also 10% is mapped out for internal
    and external expenses. Subsequent to our free movement
    by the Nigerian Government. Please, reply urgently and
    treat with absolute confidentiality and
    sincerity.Reply including your phone ,fax and cell
    phone numbers so that my Attorney will contact you
    immediately.

    Best regards,

    MRS. MARIAM ABACHA

    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Sometimes it's oil reserves - Or gold buillion excess ... It's pretty funny ... They always have some free Yahoo email account.

    Haiko ... Same theme just written differently [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

    Regards,
    Dave

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    Here's a site that's got some onfo on this scam
    http://home.rica.net/alphae/419coal/


    [ Fixed Link ]

    [ 11-04-2001: Message edited by: Haiko ]

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by smont:
    Here's a site that's got some onfo on this scam



    [ Fixed Link ]

    [ 11-04-2001: Message edited by: Haiko ]
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>How does the scam work? Do they require money or something from you? Is it drugs?~Heyder<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    The one I got asked for a substantial sum of money (in the $1,000s) to be transferred to an offshore bank account as a "good faith deposit"...

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    Last time I was 'chosen for my honesty and integrity' then asked to give some stolen money a good home.

    I often exchange emails with these people as I find it fascinating.

    Anyway its officially known as the 419 scam after their Nigerian phone codes, or 'advance fee fraud'. It seems to be a 'foot in the door approach' you are first asked to spend money on international calls, then your investment grows into more time and money for documents. It is theoretically a huge commitment and builds all the time as things gradually go wrong.

    I like to see how far I can get, but as I don't respond well to whining demands to make expensive international phonecalls it has never gotten further than three emails.

    But its fascinating stuff and quite creative. And certainly more entertaining than the 0800 scam.


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    U Gotta Be Kiddin Me !

    I just Received millions and millions of dollars from them.
    Why call it a spam. They made me rich and famous. Oops i already am Famous SON ain't I ?

    They deposited 00000000000000000000000 billion $ instead into my account damn there wasnt any other number present.

    So i called mrs mariam the widow and told her the following

    Son my Gay Friend just did ur brother
    and ur husband and i killed ur husband unfortunately ur bro survived. Now that i have the money i'll kill him too haha
    The Wicked Son of the Land....

    Regards
    TGO

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    <font size=5>@ALL, WARNING !!!</font>

    I get those Nigerian emails everyday on my company's website. It is a HUGE scam. Check this site out and things would be clearer to you. http://www.scambusters.org/NigerianFee.html
    A Greek friend of mine had to pay $200,000 only to save his @ss from the Nigerians when he went on with the story. They told him to come to Nigeria to pick up the money, but when he got there, guess what.... He was welcomed by armed criminals who emprisoned him. Then they called his wife asking her to wire them $200,000 if she wanted to see her husband alive again. The poor woman had to pay that money so they would release him. You might not beleive in this story, but I guarantee you that it is 100% true, cause it happened to my friend(business partner).

    The moral of the story is... Delete those emails that promise milions at once!!!!!!!

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    I always think its funny when the intro says "dear Director" or "Dear Sir/Madam" or "Dear Friend" then go on saying that they researched and found me and me alone. If they did any REAL research, the least they could do was ask for me by name.

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