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|Ulven||Friday 24th of June 2005 02:48:44 AM|
|Spam scam - This spammer simply wants your account details to take your money. But incase you're tempted anyway by their story, here's my take on why it'd be a bad idea even if they did put money into your account like they claim....
It seems to suggest that money will go into your account. But, I'm sure, when you take on someone elses account business, you inccur their DEBTS aswell. So the plan may be for you to be setup a recpient who quickly transfers the money to their account. Only later, when they;re long gone, will your account be found to be responsible for the debt of the original account. (Bad explanation, but so long as u know it's NOT a good thing ;)
This is the one I got. The membername WAS mariam22, but may change, and so will the story itself, undoubtedly.
[quote]From: Miss Mariam Musa
E-mail : email@example.com
Abidjan, Cote d'ivoire
Assalamu Alaikum (May peace by upon you
I am Miss Mariam Musa the only daughter of late
Alhaji Mohd Musa . My father and mother were very
wealthy farmers and cocoa merchant when they were both
After the death of my father,long ago, my mother was
controling his business untill she was poisoned by her
business associates which she surffered and died .
Before the death of my mother on October 2004 in a
private hospital here in Abidjan where she was
admitted, she secretly called me on her bed side and
disclosed to me about the sum of four million five
hundred US dollars thousand . USD ($4.5million ) she
left in suspense account in one of the bank here in
Abidjan , it was the money she intended to transfer
oversea for investment before she was strucked down by
the cancer. She also instructed me that I should seek
for a foreign partner in any country of my choice who
will assist me transfer this money in oversea account
where the money will be save and invested wisely.
Because of the current political problem here in Ivory
Coast I decided to transfer the money to abroad where
it will be save and invested. therefore, I am crying
and seeking for your kind assistance in the following
(1) To provide a safe bank account into where the
money will be transferred for investment .
(2) To serve as a guardian of this fund since I am a
girl of 19 years old .
(3) To make arrangement for me to come over to your
country to further my education and to secure a
resident permit for me in your country.
As soon as I receive your urgent reply indicating your
interest to assist me to successfuly transfer the
money into your yet nominated account , please try and send mails on my private mail box for confidential reasons email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Mariam Musa.[/quote]
|Gijs||Friday 24th of June 2005 03:09:39 AM|
| - I've got the same mail.
I assume her profile is already removed,because our famous Bebio's one appears instead. :)
|Rion||Friday 24th of June 2005 03:22:16 AM|
| - Same. Vaguely disturbing, as I got the same mail in my hotmail account today also :(
*would mutter curses in a foreign language, but realises that this is the kind of place other people might actually understand*
|tmoon||Friday 24th of June 2005 06:18:12 PM|
| - Just to say that I got exactly the same one on June 23rd as well.|
|Anya||Saturday 25th of June 2005 07:40:43 AM|
| - I blocked this account, but the username remains because I don't have access to remove it directly.
If you receive spam from now on, please just PM joe l. or me and we will neutralise the offendor.
Thank you everyone!
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