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shawna

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I receive these emails like every 3 days... I have never replied... But what "exactly" are these? I know they are a scam... But how? Here is the email:

To introduce myself, my name is Mr. Austin Ford, the elder child of Mr. William Ford of Zimbabwe.

During the current crisis against the farmers of Zimbabwe by the supporters of our President Robert Mugabe to claim all the white owned farms in our country, he ordered all the white farmers to surrender their farms to his party members and their followers.

My father was one of the best farmers in the country and knowing that he did not support the president's political ideology, the president's supporters invaded my father's farm burnt down everything, killed him and confiscated all his investments.

After the death of my father, my mother and I with my younger sister decided to move out of Zimbabwe for the safety of our lives. Before we moved, we were able to, with the assistance of a diplomat friend of my late father send the money my father kept in the safe in my mother's house, which amounted to the sum of US$14.7 Million United States Dollars to Europe. The diplomat is not aware of the package as money.

The funds are presently being kept away in the secret vaults of a private security firm based in Europe. The officials of the firm are also not aware of the contents of the package and are of the believe they 're helping me in keeping my personal Valuables, because of the way I packaged the consignment as family valuables.

Myself and my mother have decided to contact any reliable overseas firm/person who could assist us to collect and transfer this money out of the Security company to a safe account nominated by such a person, because we as asylum seekers here in South Africa are handicapped in doing this because our status here does not permit us to alot facilities.

If my proposition is considered, for assisting us in this transaction, we intend to share funds in the ratio of 75% for me and my family, 20% for you then 5% will be set aside to cover any expenses incurred during this transaction.

There is no risk at all, as all the documents for the success of this transaction I will forward to you. If you are interested, please reply immediately.

Upon your response,I shall then provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand. Please observe utmost confidentiality, and be rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country. Awaiting your urgent reply


Thanks and regards

Austin Ford
 

Big Trapper

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If you reply to the email, the next one will ask you for a sizeable sum of money as "seed" capital to get the venture going. You will never see the money again.

Vancouver's finest and I think the RCMP have a website where you can report these things.

I just nuke 'em.

BT
 

chris222

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It's amazing that these things are still going. Some people still must be getting taken in.

The best cons all are based on the greed of the person to be conned. The person is so intent on the big amount of cash they think they're going to gain/steal out of the situation, that they don't realize >they< are the ones about to be robbed.

In the Nigerian scam situation, the mark is so enraptured with the fantasy of receiving millions of dollars that they're willing to send off a check for $5,000 or whatever it is to some total stranger, believing it is a minor step necessary to free up the millions.

In a sense, there's a certain justice to the whole thing. If a greedy person trying to obtain someone else's money gets their's taken instead, perhaps it's not entirely a bad thing.
 

shawna

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Blowhard???

yes I did post basically the same enquiry on TBD... thx for being ssssssssssuch a **fan** & noticing ;) but at the time, I did not **really** feel that the emails were "explained" to my sssssatisfaction??? ssssssssso I thought that I would wing it over on thissssss board where otherssssss could explain it where i could perhapssssss understand??? & YESSSSS plssssssssss continue to be a fan!!! of my writingsssss, i am flattered *w* **shawna** NOW HOW ABOUT THOSE CANUCKS?????????
 

hitrack

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use outlook 2003 it has a built in spam filter, not to mention the other 1000 different ones out there.
 

jwad

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Hey, BigT, a very smart man I worked with said that greed was the only emotion that would overcome fear.
 

chris222

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Regarding messing with the Nigerian scammers, I did this myself once too.

I responded to their email that I would only go along with the scheme if they would promise to send me a Nigerian mail order bride. "I need a woman!", I said.

They never got back to me.
 

Kev

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chris222 said:
Nigerian mail order bride. "I need a woman!", I said.
They probable thought you said, email order bride. Have you checked your messages? :) --- Kev
 

HowieMeeker

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If you ignore it....

...IT might go away.
 

Verb

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she types really annoying.
 
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