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Posted: 10/25/2001 4:20:43 PM EDT
I received this email today, addressed to the name I use on ar15.com and TFL. Anyone else get it? Would you just ignore it? Dear Alan.D, I know this message may come to you as a surprise. I am chief Ola Daniel the chairman, National Economic Intelligence Commission. My duty is to investigate and vetting of all foreign contract awarded by the past military junta Government to foreign contractors and make recommendations and approval for payment where necessary. We are also in change of location of fund to Ecowas monitoring group in countries of West Africa where there is military uprising like Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, Namibia and the rest of others. During the course of the above job, I was able to procure for my self and my colleagues the sum of U$18,000,000.00 [Eighteen million US dollars] to transfer into any foreign account you may nominate. We therefore agreed that for you to assist us in transfing this fund of eighteen million into your account, for safe keeping, you are entitled for 25% of the total sum. In order not to have any trace after the fund is transferred this fund will be paid to you cash into your account through Ecowas International Finance Corporation in one of the West African country. It is risk free.Then you will open an account in a bank very close and pay the cash into the account you have opened for onward payment to your offshore account where we will transfer our share into our various bank account. Please send an e-mail and ask for more details. where you are not clear. God bless, Yours sincerely, CHIEF OLA DANIEL. NB: No upfront payment is allowed on both sides, until the money has been transferred finally in your nominated account.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 4:23:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 4:27:49 PM EDT
It's called a SCAM...!
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 4:33:37 PM EDT
It's a well known scam. They try to get people to give them an account number to transfer the funds into, then drain the account.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 4:34:59 PM EDT
Its the infamous Nigerian Scam. Yes, it has been classified as such due to past incidents. You give them your bank account number and then the next thing you know, you have no money left! It all goes along that too good to be true philosophy, but they go on the hope that someone will have an incling to think"it may be true". Get involved with that and your an idiot!
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 6:43:47 PM EDT
Damn, I thought I was going to be rich. Seriously, do I report this scam to anyone (the sender had a Yahoo email address)?
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 7:08:56 PM EDT
You got the tame version, likely because you are on these sort of sites. On an account I use for legal discussion lists I got the full grand story, with fathers and mistresses and wives and plots and poison. Some people just get threats from the 'International Corporation of Assassinatiors and Killers' to wire money over there or else.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 7:19:48 PM EDT
What if you just create a new accoun, and give them that one??!!! LOL!!! BISHOP
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