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New version of the ''Nigerian Scam''

Discussion in 'Non-Diving Related Stuff' started by Bob3, Sep 25, 2004.

  1. Bob3

    Bob3 Dive Shop

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    I guess the humor section was the most appropriate spot for this (sorta); has anybody else received one of these things?
    text of email in italics.
    I deleted the email addy, of course.
    Got this email with the subject line of:
    A message about your ad on ScubaBoard

    Dear Respectful One,

    From:Mrs.Rita N'guessan.

    Address:lot 268 Rue de Bingerville Cocody Abidjan
    Côte d’Ivoire

    With regard to your reputation and co-believer of God
    who will not disappoint me nor deny me in faith, I am
    directing this letter of assistance to you.

    I am Mrs.Rita N'guessan the wife of Mr.Rahman
    Nguessan from Republic of Cote D Ivoire really in dear
    need to get somebody who will safe guard the interest
    of me, my only son and my treasure. Briefly, my
    husband Mr.Rahman Nguessan was a Gold and Cocoa
    merchant who based in Abidjan Côte d’Ivoire and had a
    branch office in Accra Ghana.

    My husband was a wealthy Gold/Cocoa merchant who has
    business in many countries in Europe, America and
    Asian countries. According to my husband,

    The story is that my husband Mr.Rahman Nguessan was
    poisoned to death by his business associates about
    some months ago, and he died in a private hospital
    here in Abidjan.

    But when he was about to die, he called me beside his
    sick bed and told me that he deposited the sum of Ten
    Million seven hundred thousand United State Dollars
    (USD10.7M) in a confidence account as bond in a bank
    here in Abidjan Côte d’Ivoire, this money was kept for
    me his wife and our only son. Right now, I am here in
    Abidjan,the commercial city of Abidjan-Cote d'Ivoire
    in West Africa from Ghana.

    My problem now is that since my husband has been
    poisoned to death by his business associates, I don’t
    even trust any other person here again and to this
    effect, I do contact you.

    I have been asking myself why do we have to pass this
    life sorrowing with my family and feeling the pain's
    since I lost husband,I and my childern have never know
    a moment of happiness. I know from the moment that my
    husband was kill by poisoned my race against time had
    begun. please we need your help,I will never succeed
    in trying to paint the picture of the agony I am going
    through with my family. if you have lost someone who
    was so dear to you in unexpected circumstance you will
    probably understand what I went through or what I
    experienced.

    And we are very worried about the political situation
    of our country and if you listen to CNN OR BBC you
    will know about our country problem this is the reason
    why I need your help. Now I want an account overseas
    where I can transfer this funds. This is because we
    have suffered a lot of set backs as a result of
    incessant political crisis here in Ivory coast.

    Right now, I want you to help me in the following
    ways:
    1) I want you to help me extract this money from the
    bank here and then provide a bank account where this
    amount here (USD10.7M) can be transferred.

    2) You are going to be the manager of this fund and
    also my personal advicer in your country, when this fund must have finaly enters into your nominated account.

    3) To invest the fund in five star hotel or any
    business you know will be good to invest this fund
    will be welcome by me.

    4) You are going to receive 20% of the total sum for
    your assitance to me.

    I appreciate if you consider my condition and help me,
    and I am willing to proceed with you as soon as I have
    your response. Please try to contact me through my
    email address

    THIS BUSINESS IS HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL BECAUSE NONE OF
    MY LATE HUSBAND'S BROTHERS AND SISTERS KNOWS ABOUT
    THIS TRANSACTION.

    Waiting for your immediate response.

    Thanks for your understanding

    Mrs.Rita N'guessan.

    NB: Please do reply me through my private email address at ***************
     
  2. kmac

    kmac Solo Diver

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    I get these about every other day... a few like this one but mostly I have relatives in Africa that were just killed in a horrible car accident and if I transfer some US $ (Usually from 4k to $15k) to show that I'm trustworthy AND THEN give them my savings and checking account no's so they can "transfer the cash directly to me as soon as they get the bank numbers"...

    So far I've had well over 150 relatives die in Africa this year alone... and ALL on the same stretch of highway early in the morning.... I am NEVER driving that section of road !!! Worst part is that all my relatives all have the same first name... and they all owned the same company! Some only had a couple measly million hidden away while some others had 100's of millions... I think the one with the $700 million was my favorite uncle!

    Lately I've been getting ones from Denmark from people that want to invest in my "incredibly successful business"... LMAO Not sure who they're thinking of... I'm a wildlife photographer... I spend more money on vaccinations, antivenin and bug spray than I make! :wink:

    Maybe I should check the mail now and see who else wants to give me millions.... Ed McMahon never came through with his end of the deal...
     
  3. opiniongirl

    opiniongirl Instructor, Scuba

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    Didn't have that one - but recently had another type almost daily..

    "saw your prices on the internet and would like to take advantage...
    please quote for 5 regulators, 5 bcs.blah blah blah
    need to send asap to ajflsdfhah, Thailand via fedex

    Here's the credit card (stolen, of course)

    Needless to say - card was stolen....they would forge signature and fax back...didn't quite believe enough to actually send the equip...
     
  4. r37691

    r37691 Nassau Grouper

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    I got a similar Nigerian scam the other day. What hole are these people hiding in?
     
  5. ttmac

    ttmac Garibaldi

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  6. Potapko

    Potapko Solo Diver

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    I got the same one today. TO THE WORD! LOL
     
  7. NudiLover

    NudiLover Angel Fish

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    I just found out I won 7 million Euros in a lottery I never entered. I can't tell a soul about it until the money is in my hot little hand.

    Rats! I just blew it! Just when I had the means within my grasp to quit my job and do an around-the-world dive tour!
     
  8. Kennedydive

    Kennedydive Barracuda

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    I got that same one to the word yesterday. Sent it to FAQ spam.
    JK
     
  9. NudiLover

    NudiLover Angel Fish

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    I just read through this and I was laughing so hard. Poor Joe!
     
  10. Afraid_of_Fish

    Afraid_of_Fish Manta Ray

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    omfg! I got that one too! And i replied and i was like "Sorry, I don't have a bank account, but I'll give you my address and you can send the check!" - never heard back. Darn.

    the sad thing is people actually fall for these things.
     

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