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aniki
aniki

stranger
Location: southern california, USA
Member Since: 1st Dec 2009
Total posts: 6
Posted:I joined no longer than a few hours ago, and already, I have a private message. There's the normal one called "Welcome", and then an urgent toned one called, "I NEED YOUR REPLY". An obvious scam that tells me some worker of citibank wants to sign me off as a beneficiary of 24 million dollars in a bank in Poland. Here is the cut and paste of the exact message:

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Dear Aniki

i'm Mr mack coben , a staff in CITIBANK.POLAND as an account and financial adviser to the late MARIO BACOLI who died in the recent earthquake in ITALY.
I am a signatory to a fixed deposit account of US$24,000,000.00 (TWENTY FOUR MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS) In a bank in POLAND where we have were his fund was deposited.

I have made all the official paper work for the transfer of this fund as i want you to stand as the beneficiary to the stated fund above. He did not declare any next of kin in all his official documents in the bank concerning the deposi. I want you to stand as the beneficiary to claim this fund.I hope you are trustworthy person,after the successful transfer, we shall share in the ratio of 30% for you and 60% for me and 10% will be set aside to up set any expenssess.

All I need IS your assistance and coperation for the successful transfer of this funds into your nominated bank account. Please get back to me urgently so that i can give you more directives on how to conclude the inheritance transfer to you as the bonefide next of kin to the decease and the beneficiary to the fund.

Regards,
Mr mack coben

pls reply me through my private email mackcoben700@sifymail.com
waitting to hear from you

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Now, What can I do to report the guy? I have enough to deal with these rats trying to mess with my email, I don't need that from a forum I enjoy visiting. Oh yeah, and his screen name was mackcoben.


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WoodlandApple
WoodlandApple

addict
Location: Australia
Member Since: 1st Dec 2009
Total posts: 474
Posted:I got the same
mackcoben
stranger

Registered: 01/12/09 Dear Woodlandapple

i'm Mr mack coben , a staff in CITIBANK.POLAND as an account and financial adviser to the late MARIO BACOLI who died in the recent earthquake in ITALY.
I am a signatory to a fixed deposit account of US$24,000,000.00 (TWENTY FOUR MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS) In a bank in POLAND where we have were his fund was deposited.

I have made all the official paper work for the transfer of this fund as i want you to stand as the beneficiary to the stated fund above. He did not declare any next of kin in all his official documents in the bank concerning the deposi. I want you to stand as the beneficiary to claim this fund.I hope you are trustworthy person,after the successful transfer, we shall share in the ratio of 30% for you and 60% for me and 10% will be set aside to up set any expenssess.

All I need IS your assistance and coperation for the successful transfer of this funds into your nominated bank account. Please get back to me urgently so that i can give you more directives on how to conclude the inheritance transfer to you as the bonefide next of kin to the decease and the beneficiary to the fund.

Regards,
Mr mack coben

pls reply me through my private email mackcoben700@sifymail.com
waitting to hear from you


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gita
gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas
Member Since: 13th Oct 2003
Total posts: 3776
Posted:i've notified a moderator - hopefully not too many people get those messages!!!! i guess some people have nothing better to do than join sites & spam members! mad

on another note - hi! wave welcome to hop you guys! grin


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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Thanks for the heads-up, user is now banned.

I think "artist" is stretching it a little wink


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Fire_Moose
Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Member Since: 2nd May 2007
Total posts: 3597
Posted:I dunno Durbs, that is a pretty slick idea. I wonder how he thought of that.

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Lunaki
Lunaki

Poi Goddess
Location: Oklahoma
Member Since: 10th Nov 2009
Total posts: 16
Posted:I think he has been watching too many italian mafia movies.

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newgabe
newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:Hi Aniki
I'm happy to assure you that this is a very well run forum, and I'm sorry you had a crap experience like that first up.
See the Notify tab at the bottom of each post?
Feel free to use it to contact moderators if anything weird happens!


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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Originally Posted By: newgabeHi Aniki
I'm happy to assure you that this is a very well run forum, and I'm sorry you had a crap experience like that first up.

This. smile



PMs like this are very rare, but they do happen.
I think this is the 2nd time I have heard of it, and I have been here for 6 years now.

Best thing to do is report the PM to a Mod, and then copy and paste the message to "abuse@<insert the domain that the user wants you to reply to>" and let them deal with it.


Welcome to HOP by the way!


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FireTom
Stargazer

Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:it's a so called "letter from Nigeria" only version 3.0

it started with mails from Nigeria (Hi, I'm the widow of belated president... inherited THE SUM OF *enter two quazillion dollars*... want to share with YOU... entrusted friend...) moved to European lotteries you have never played and others that have randomly selected your eMail address to WIN THE SUM OF QUAZILLION BRITISH POUNDS... and lately to people dropping dead under quite natural circumstances and bankers who want to SHARE THE INHERITAGE WITH YOU AS A NEXT OF KIN...

Just ignore it - wherever it's from...

Welcome to the ballroom, sorry to have a conman in second file...

hug


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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:Originally Posted By: UnscrupulousChavOffersFoot
PMs like this are very rare, but they do happen.
I think this is the 2nd time I have heard of it, and I have been here for 6 years now.

yep sounds right, the first time i got one. that was a few years ago though.

welcome


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