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Posted: 4/21/2001 8:54:30 AM EDT
Just got this e-mail. Sad thing is, someone out there will do it. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TEL:44+7092346005 FAX:44+7092343325 URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL ATTN: MANAGING DIRECTOR/C.E.O DR. DAN DAKOVA LONDON,UNITED KINGDOM REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP First, I must solicit your strictest confidence in this transaction .This by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and'top secret'. You have been recommended by an associate who assured me in confidence of your ability and reliability to prosecute a transaction of great magnitude involving a pending business transaction requiring maximum confidence. I am a Nigerian presently on attachment in united kingdom,but at the same time the chairman of contract review panel who is interested in importation of goods into Nigeria with funds which are presently trapped in Nigeria.In order to commence this business we solicit your assistance to enable us transfer into your account the said trapped funds The source of this fund is as follows : During the last Regime here in Nigeria, some Government Officials set up companies and awarded themselves contracts which were grossly over-invoiced in various ministries.The present Government set up a contract Review Panel and we have identified a lot of inflated contract funds which are presently floating in the Central Bank of Nigeria ready for payment. However, by virtue of our position as civil servants and members of this panel, we cannot acquire this money in our names.I have therefore, been delegated as a matter of trust by my colleagues of the panel to look for an overseas partner into whose account we would transfer the sum of US$21,500,000.00 (Twenty One Million, Five Hundred Thousand United .States Dollars) Hence we are writingyou this letter. We have agreed to share the money thus: 1. 20% for the Account owner (you) 2. 70% for us (The officials) 3. 10% to be used in settling taxation and all local and foreign expenses. It is from the 70% that we wish to commence the importation business. Please, note that this transaction is 100% safe and we hope to commence the transfer latest seven (7) banking days from the date of the receipt of the following information below by FAX OR MAIL (a)companyís name Beneficiary of account (b) Your Personal TeL. Number and Fax Number (c) Bank account/Sort/ABA/Routing numbers were the funds will be transfered to (d) Your Bankers Address, Telephone and Fax Number. The above information will enable us write letters of claim and job description respectively. This way we will use your companyís name to apply for payment and re-award the contract in your companyís name. We are looking forward to doing this business with you and solicit your confidentiality in this transaction.Please acknowledge the receipt of this letter using the above and email or fax me on this # 44-709-234-3325 and i will bring you into the complete picture of this pending project when I have heard from you. Your faithfully, DR.DAN DAKOVA
Link Posted: 4/21/2001 1:38:25 PM EDT
it could be a set up. but if its not, hell why not, thats like 2 mil free. course that could get you out of jail pretty easy.
Link Posted: 4/21/2001 2:03:21 PM EDT
Or, they could just take YOUR money out of YOUR account. KenS
Link Posted: 4/21/2001 2:07:41 PM EDT
Can anyone say "SCAM"
Link Posted: 4/21/2001 2:07:41 PM EDT
Lotsa fraud out of Nigeria these days.
Link Posted: 4/21/2001 2:11:51 PM EDT
This same kind of shit has been around over the Atlantic, here. Nigerians are avid businessmen i see.
Link Posted: 4/21/2001 2:13:17 PM EDT
I used to manage a propane company before my illness. We recieved 2 letters pretty close to what was stated in your email. We were not online and I had no intention of doing it but was curious so made a few phone calls. Their intent is to get bank account numbers by offering a sustantial amount of cash as a reward for helping the poor crooked, cheating, lying souls out. Some people spend more time trying to figure out how to steal then it would take to work them same hours for that much money. Pretty pathetic.
Link Posted: 4/21/2001 2:35:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By the_survivalist: it could be a set up. but if its not, hell why not, thats like 2 mil free. course that could get you out of jail pretty easy.
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of corse i would set up a swiss account under anonymus name, and with no money in the acct first.. nothing ventured maby nothing gained..
Link Posted: 4/21/2001 2:46:44 PM EDT
the text of this scam is over three years old I remember when it first started going around. 21 million? sounds like about 20,999,900 dollars more than all of nigerias wealth converted to us dollars!
Link Posted: 4/21/2001 2:50:31 PM EDT
of corse i would set up a swiss account under anonymus name, and with no money in the acct first.. nothing ventured maby nothing gained..[/quote] How old did you say you are? Have you ever had a bank account? No bank will start up an account without a deposit
Link Posted: 4/21/2001 2:56:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By the_survivalist: it could be a set up. but if its not, hell why not, thats like 2 mil free. course that could get you out of jail pretty easy.
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COULD BE? a set up.. you are kidding , right?
Link Posted: 4/21/2001 2:59:43 PM EDT
It's a well-known scam. Swindles like this make up an amazing proportion of Nigeria's GDP. You WILL lose every cent in the bank account. There's a whole section of the US State Department set up to handle complaints about Nigerian swindles.
Link Posted: 4/21/2001 3:18:05 PM EDT
OK. I sent them all the requested information. You guys are going to be real pissed when I collect my 2.1 mil!!
Link Posted: 4/21/2001 7:09:23 PM EDT
Doesn't everyone know about snopes.com? And I suppose some of you really believe there's going to be a 5 cent tax on email. Or Richard Gere put gerbils in his butt. [url]www.snopes2.com/inboxer/scams/nigeria.htm[/url] [url]www.snopes.com[/url]
Link Posted: 4/21/2001 7:23:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By kens: Or, they could just take YOUR money out of YOUR account. KenS
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Hell, they can have the $60 in my account. Risk vs reward. $60 vs $2mil. Naaahhhhh, you're right I need my $60 to go drinking this weekend.
Link Posted: 4/21/2001 7:27:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GovtThug: And I suppose some of you really believe Richard Gere put gerbils in his butt.
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he sure does, how else can you explain lossing a hotty like Cindy.[:P]
Link Posted: 4/21/2001 7:33:02 PM EDT
OH MAN! Is it that time of year already? What's the next one, the email tax? Maybe I'll ask Cleo if this is a good deal or not. Hopefully the Tarot cards will be in my favor! TF
Link Posted: 4/21/2001 7:40:12 PM EDT
I received something similar via US Postal mail years ago. Slightly different than this. I contacted the post office and they had some horror stories to tell about it. As far as Richard "I have no talent" Gere goes, I thought that he recently tried to shove a cat up there. After all, how else can he get the gerbil out? Mallrats fans will know how I came up with this one. ;p
Link Posted: 4/21/2001 7:40:15 PM EDT
Absolutely a scam! This little greedy letter will wipe you out. Six years ago I dated a girl whose older brother, (M.I.T. Engineer) who made 100K a year go caught up with that scam and lost his families money, ALL of it. He flew to London a few times, they strung him along till he had zip left.
Link Posted: 4/21/2001 7:48:58 PM EDT
Class Clown, maybe he lost her because he WOULDN'T put gerbils in his butt. She looks like she may be freaky. I'm not even entirely sure she's a she.
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 7:50:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GovtThug: Class Clown, maybe he lost her because he WOULDN'T put gerbils in his butt. She looks like she may be freaky. I'm not even entirely sure she's a she.
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She is.
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 7:56:36 PM EDT
I love these scams, because the greedy get nailed. The popular one in Colorado is to have some illegal alien come up to an old person with a winning lottery ticket. They can't turn it in w/o being deported, so they will sell it to you for 20%. For trying to take advantage of them, they take advantage of you.
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