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I just received a "Nigerian" which began like this: FUND COMPENSATION FOR APPROVED SCAMMED VICTIMS SCAMMED VICTIM/ $4.2million COMPENSATION-REF/PAYMENTS CODE: 06654 We are approved committee delegated from the United Nations ...
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- 03-02-2011 #1
You really have to take your hat off to them!
I just received a "Nigerian" which began like this:
FUND COMPENSATION FOR APPROVED SCAMMED VICTIMS
SCAMMED VICTIM/ $4.2million COMPENSATION-REF/PAYMENTS CODE: 06654
We are approved committee delegated from the United Nations and World Bank to pay 100 Nigerian/World 419 scam victims $4.2million each for the loss suffered financially. Fortunately, you are listed among the beneficiaries of this gesture and approved for this payments as one of the scammed victims in the last ten years.
As a compensation therefore the UNITED NATIONS With the support of WORLD BANK and IMF approved paying 100 victims of the internet, telephone and postage scams.
When I first started to receive these emails, they were simple appeals to greed: help me launder my dirty money and I'll give you £5 million! Then, later, came the heartrending epsistles from dying people who want you to help them give their money to charity and stop their wicked relatives getting it all. I still receive a lot of those. But this one surely takes the biscuit! You almost feel they deserve something for being so inventive."I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"
- 03-02-2011 #2
I've been lucky Hazel. I guess us folks in the desert southwest are too poor to recieve these emails because we are probably looked upon as fellow desert creatures by te Nigerians.
Now ambulance chasers and viagra emails are a different story.
- 03-02-2011 #3
My gmail acc. :-
Freaks, I'm sick of winning lotteries, ordering viagras and replica watches which I'm not even aware of ... hah!
- 03-03-2011 #4
- Join Date
- Apr 2009
- I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
I'm sure there are earlier variants, but I remember waaaay back, when there were similar (pre-computer) scams with regard to winning the Irish Sweepstakes! Greed has no boundaries (just look at our politicians and business/banking executives) and the honest person is chum in the shark-filled waters...Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!