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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Sorry to do this, but I just got a PM from a user "Tima" (member 9206) that is basically the Nigerian E-mail.



In case you haven't heard of this scam, this is a spam-scam where you get an E-mail from someone claiming to be a relative of a deposed Nigerian leader. They claim that they have a large amount of money that they need to hide in a offshore account and ask you to open a joint offshore account, put money into it, and then they'll put an absurd sum of money into it, from which you'll get a cut.



If you listen, you will 1) lose your money, 2) be caught in the scam 3) possibly be lured to Nigeria, and if you go, you may be abducted and even killed. This has actually happened to a few people.



Please do not respond to this message. I've already sent a copy of it to Malcolm.



For more information on the Nigerian E-mail scam go to the FBI's site on it at: http://www1.ifccfbi.gov/strategy/nls.asp




weavesmiley


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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ber seal


The Official London juggling ber spy. shh! dont tell any one
Location: the world (London)

Total posts: 419
Posted:I did not know of the extent of this, but i end up with 2/3 of these a week in my yahoo account.

have not replyed to any since the first one. and the only reply they got from me was to shove it up there big furry zitted AS5!


When people says "plz" cause its shorter than "please" I say "no" cause its shorter than "yes"

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:I get 2 minimum per day and sometimes as many as 20.

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Phellan


member
Location: Kamloops, BC

Total posts: 74
Posted:Ooo I saw a variant of this one using Haiti. . .

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Total posts: 182
Posted:
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Which Nigerian Spammer are you?


Send me your MONEY!!!! biggrin biggrin


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Kidda


member
Location: Birmingham

Total posts: 60
Posted:tbh if someones stupid enough to fall for this scam
they deserve to loose their cash

wink ;p


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Dom
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

Dom

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bristol, UK

Total posts: 3009
Posted:Thank Lightning, this user account has been deleted.

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Spanner
BRONZE Member since Feb 2003

Spanner

remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere..., ...

Total posts: 2790
Posted:I believe they are called "419" scams, after the relevant section of the Nigerian penal code.

Never done it myself, or would recommend it, but it seems 419 baiting is a popular pastime, so 419 Eater may provide you with some comic relief in your moments of log-in frustration biggrin


"I thought you are man, but
you are nice woman.

yay,

:R"

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psycho44
BRONZE Member since Jan 2004

psycho44

member
Location: , USA

Total posts: 56
Posted:Hey I got one of these a few days ago. It said it was from the Nigerian police force, but thyey misspelled force. That was my first clue then when they wanted personal info I read no further and deleted it.

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vanize
SILVER Member since Aug 2001

vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas, USA

Total posts: 3899
Posted:hehehe...

that 419 Eater sight is cool. scammer baiting looks like my kind of fun - too bad I don't have enough time to start a new hobby... ubbangel


-v-

Wiederstand ist Zwecklos!

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali, Australia

Total posts: 4030
Posted:OOh I just got a great one this morning: (spelling theirs, not mine!)



From the

SENATE COMMITE ON APPROPRIATION AND FINANCE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA. NATIONAL ASSEMBLY COMPLEX THREE ARMS ZONE P.M.B 141 ABUJA NIGERIA



HONOURABLE BENEFICIARY. As we bring to your notice, Officially of the senate house federal Repuplic of Nigeria has chosen you by the board committe on appropriation and finance as one of the final recipients of this new year contract and inheritance file to celebrate the fiscak 2008 an ATM CARD hasbeen issued out $5,500,000.00 to 42 lucky recipients fill out below information and send it to the Payment RemitanceOffice Via their emailcontact address: swnate_house_atm_dep@live.com



They only wanted to know my... and my...



Quite cheered me up to know someone's thinking of me wink

Not as much as the nice Russian girls who want to marry me though ubblol


.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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KaelGotRice
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

KaelGotRice

Basu gasu bakuhatsu - because sometimes buses explode
Location: Angel's Landing, USA

Total posts: 1584
Posted: Written by :newgabe


Not as much as the nice Russian girls who want to marry me though ubblol


I'd pay to see that.


To do: More Firedrums 08 video?
Wildfire/US East coast fire footage
LA/EDC glow/fire footage
Fresno fire

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali, Australia

Total posts: 4030
Posted:Really!!!! bounce2

Far out Kael, I will henceforth forward you every single email I get from nice Russian girls who want to marry me. $10000 per forward will do nicely biggrin


.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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KaelGotRice
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

KaelGotRice

Basu gasu bakuhatsu - because sometimes buses explode
Location: Angel's Landing, USA

Total posts: 1584
Posted:hehehe, I meant the wedding wink

*waits oh-so-patiently for the kiss*


To do: More Firedrums 08 video?
Wildfire/US East coast fire footage
LA/EDC glow/fire footage
Fresno fire

<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ubbrollsmile.gif" alt="" />

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Bek66


Bek66

Future Mrs Pogo
Location: The wrong place

Total posts: 4728
Posted:I used to get these, too...but it seems my spam blocker is doing it's job...if I don't recognise a sender, I don't even open it...is just too dumb to even waste my time on...

"Absence is to love what wind is to fire...it extinguishes the small, enkindles the great."
--Comte Debussy-Rebutin

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali, Australia

Total posts: 4030
Posted:I read them for fun. My spam blocker weeds out most of them but some get through.

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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FireTom


Stargazer


Total posts: 6650
Posted:I just ask them

- where have you got my eMail from? and demand an answer before proceeding any further. The mails get less biggrin


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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