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Discussion in 'Safety valve' started by loaded, Sep 25, 2002.

  1. loaded

    loaded Moderator Staff Member

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    I received the following email today:

    RC: 6260
    UNION BANK PLC
    LAGOS -NIGERIA

    VERY CONFIDENTIAL

    DEAR SIR,

    I AM THE MANAGER OF BILLS AND EXCHANGE AT THE FOREIGN
    REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT OF THE UNION BANK OF NIGERIA
    PLC. I AM WRITING THIS LETTER TO ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT
    AND CO-OPERATION TO CARRY OUT THIS BUSINESS
    OPPORTUNITY IN MY DEPARTMENT. WE DISCOVER AN ABANDONED
    SUM OF US$15.3M (FIFTEEN MILLION THREE HUNDRED
    THOUSAND DOLLARS ONLY ) IN AN ACCOUNT THAT BELONGS TO
    ONE OF OUR FOREIGN CUSTOMER WHO DIED ALONG WITH HIS
    ENTIRE FAMILY IN NOVEMBER 1998 IN A PLANE CRASH.

    SINCE WE GOT INFORMATION ABOUT HIS DEATH WE HAVE BEEN
    EXPECTING HIS NEXT OF KIN TO COME OVER AND CLAIM HIS
    MONEY BECAUSE WE CANNOT RELEASE THE MONEY UNLESS
    SOMEBODY APPLIES FOR IT AS THE NEXT OF KIN OR RELATION
    TO THE DECEASED AS INDICATED IN OUR BANKING
    GUIDELINES. UNFORTUNATELY, NEITHER THE FAMILY MEMBER
    NOR THE RELATION HAS APPEARED TO CLAIM THIS MONEY, AT
    THIS DISCOVERY ,I AND OTHER OFFICIALS IN THE
    DEPARTMENT NOW DECIDED TO DO BUSINESS WITH YOU AND
    RELEASE THE MONEY TO YOU AS THE NEXT OF KIN OR
    RELATION OF THE DECEASED FOR SAFETY AND SUBSEQUENT
    DISBURSEMENT SINCE NOBODY IS COMING FOR IT AND WE
    DON’T WANT THIS MONEY TO GO INTO THE BANK TREASURY AS
    AN UNCLAIMED DEBT.

    THE BANKING LAW AND GUIDELINES OF UNION BANK OF
    NIGERIA PLC STIPULATES THAT IF SUCH MONEY REMAINED
    UNCLAIMED FOR A PERIOD OF FIVE (5) YEARS IT WILL BE
    TRANSFERRED INTO THE BANK TREASURY AS UNCLAIMED FUND.
    THE NEED FOR A FOREIGNER AS NEXT OF KIN IN THIS
    BUSINESS IS OCCASIONED BY THE FACT THAT THE CUSTOMER
    WAS A FOREIGNER AND A NIGERIAN CANNOT STAND AS HIS
    NEXT OF KIN OR HEIR.

    WE AGREED THAT 20% OF THE MONEY WILL BE FOR YOU AS
    FOREIGN PARTNER, THEREAFTER MY COLLEAGUE AND I WILL
    VISIT YOUR COUNTRY FOR DISBURSEMENT ACCORDING TO THE
    PERCENTAGE INDICATED.

    THEREFORE TO ENABLE THE IMMEDIATE TRANSFER OF THE FUND
    TO YOU AS INDICATED. YOU MUST APPLY TO THE BANK AS A
    RELATION OR NEXT OF KIN OF THE DECEASED, INDICATING
    YOUR BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER AND LOCATION WHEREIN THE
    MONEY WILL BE REMITTED. UPON RECEIPT OF REPLY BY
    E-MAIL. I WILL SEND TO YOU BY FAX THE TEXT OF
    APPLICATION. AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE THIS LETTER YOU
    SHOULD CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY AND INDICATE YOUR DIRECT
    AND CONFIDENTIAL TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR EFFECTIVE
    COMMUNICATION TRUSTING TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON.

    YOURS FAITHFULLY

    OWEKE OBI



    Well, that is a bit odd, fancy that, someone emailing me to give me 15 million dollars!

    To all Star Wars fans:

    Help me OWEKE OBI, your my only hope!!! :)

    I know this has nothing to do with anything, just wanted to share the amusement.

    Paul.
     
  2. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    Heh, I receive those "Nigerian spam" emails around 10-20 a week, each time slightly modified, but always the same idea.

    But the scariest thing is that there are _way_ too many stupid morons on this planet. Read this:

    http://www.freep.com/news/locoak/checks21_20020921.htm
     
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    loaded Moderator Staff Member

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    Well I must admit it is my first and it was received on my wife's email, god knows how they found it!

    Have a look closer to home at

    Great idea
    and
    Fantastic idea

    in your own forums.

    Would any of your high brow Afterdawn people really go for that?

    Paul.
     
  4. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    Ah yes, we get spammers to our forums every now and then -- being a bad mf Nazi-regime administrator, they normally tend to get bored of fighting the windmills pretty damn soon :)

    It's inevitable to get all kinds of morons posting commercial stuff to forums like ours -- this little hangaround place (forums only) gets appx. 1M page imps a month, believe it or not :)
     
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    loaded Moderator Staff Member

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    What surprises me is that anybody nowadays would be stupid enough to try these things. I thought people would get bored of Tupperware parties, but they didn't. It is a shame there isn't a national cull every year, of anyone dumb enough to fall for these scams.

    I guess there would be less traffic congestion....

    :)

    Paul.
     
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    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    I agree, some sort of a concentration camp designed for people who fail to meet the demands of common sense would work perfectly :) Oh, saw you visited the IRC channel today, everybody were just still sleeping by then :)
     
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    I obviously have no life if I am awake and chatting long after webmasters :)

    I will be away for a few days, but will try to access some PCs if I can.

    See Ya.

    Paul.
     
  8. wonderboy

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    for those who do believe in those scams I have a couple of bridges and some ocean front property in nevada to sell you .. lol J/k I love these forums...wooooo woooooo
     

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