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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Be Warned!

Gee, I'm feeling so needed! I received these two emails only hours apart.

"Gosh, it is SO tempting", says SwampAngel sarcastically...

Dear Friend,I know that this mail will come to you as a surprise.Iam the bill and exchange manager in African Development Bank (ADB).I Hoped that you will not expose or betray this trust and confident that i am about to repose on you for the mutual benefit ofour both families.
We need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of $11.3million immediately to your account.The money has been dormant for years in our Bank here withoutany body coming for it.We want to release the money to you as the nearest person to ourdeceased
customer(the owner of the account)who died a long with his supposed next of
kin in an air crash since July 2000.
We don't want the money to go into our Bank treasuryas an abandoned fund.So this is the reason why i contacted you,so that we will can releasethe money to you as the nearest person to the deceased cutomer.Please we would likeyou to keep this proposal as a top secret and delete if you are not interested.
Uponreceipt of your reply,i will send you full details on how the business will be executed andalso note that you will have 35% of the above mentioned sum if you agree to transact thebusiness with us.Dr Kuroma Jemba
African Development Bank (ADB).,Burkina Faso-WestAfrica.


Dear Friend,This is a Management Placement on behalf of Mr. Kim Woo Choong,Mr. Kim Woo Choong is looking for an experienced business person/company that can profitably invest monies in excess of Fourty Nine Million US Dollars outside China. The sum will be paid from Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.Visit our bank website at Or request immediate information from:Mr. David HuangAccount OfficeIndustrial & Commercial Bank of China (London) Limited36 King Street, London, EC2V 8BB, UKMost importantly, you will be required to:[1]. Act as the original beneficiary of the funds.[2]. Receive the funds into a business/private bank account.[3]. Invest/Manage the funds outside of China.Mr. Kim Woo Choong is willing to pay 10% for your role as the beneficiary partner to the funds. Also, a subsequent 10% "Management Commission" will be paid for your advised investment services.If you prefer to be re-contacted for more express information, please send us your:[1] Full Names:[2] Contact address:[3] Direct Telephone No:Be advised to visit the following links to be better acquainted with Mr. Kim Woo Choong's current profile and personality. expect your correspondence and our response will be swift.Please write backpromptly via this confidential emailaddress{} forfurther information.Signed:Ms.Connie Lee,Company SecretaryIndustrial & Commercial Bank of China (London) Limited36 King Street, London, EC2V 8BB, U

This crap amazes me, but what really amazes me is that there are people out there who fall for them. My husband was almost one of them. He actually callled me over to read it on edya when he got one in his email. He had started to send a reply! I set him straight right quick!

Do NOT ever, EVER play into these idiots hands by responding to them. They are NOT legit and will end up in you losing LOTS of money. So be smart and hit "DELETE" when one hits your inbox!


ChrisB said...

I have been noticing a lot of these in my filtered spam lately. We have also had a couple sent in the post would you believe it must cost a fortune surely people are not duped into believing it!

Anonymous said...

Tell BG if he wants to give them money than he should put the money in your personal account and you will get the money to them. *s*

storyteller said...

Ah yez … spam. I just dump these kinds of things w/o opening them. I suppose I might miss something by doing this, but I’d rather be safe than sorry.
Hugs and blessings,