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Posted: 5/13/2004 9:30:55 AM EST
My wife received this email on her AOL account:

From: Barrister Felix Gini
F. Gini Chambers
Abidjan,Cote D`Ivoire
REPLY TO:( Alternative
Email:ginichambers@lawyer.com

XXXX family,

I am Barrister Felix Gini a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney to
late. Mr. George XXXX a national of your country, who used to work as a
contractor with Crystal Construction Company also as a sub contractor with
our country oil refinary S.I.R (Societe Ivoirianne de Rafinage)in Abidjan,
Cote D`Ivore.

Here in after shall be referred to as my client.

On the 21st of April 2001, during the political crisis, my client, his wife
and their three children were involved in a car accident along Danani
express road. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives.
Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy to locate any of my
clients extended relatives this has also proved unsuccessful.

After these several unsuccessful attempts, to locate any member of his
family hence I contacted you.

I am contacting you to assist in repatriating the money and property left
behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by
the bank where this huge deposit were lodged.

Particularly, the finance company where the deceased had an account valued
at about 10 million dollars has issued me a notice to provide the next of
kin or have the account confiscated within the next ten official working
days.

Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 3years now
I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since
you have the same last name, so that the proceeds of this account valued at
10 million dollars can be paid to you and then you and me can share the
money. 60% to me and 40% to you I have all necessary legal documents that
can be used to back up any claim we may make. All I require is your honest
cooperation to enable us see this deal through.

I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that
will protect you from any breach of the law. Please get in touch with me by
my alternatve email above, and if you are really interested, send me your
full name and address, fax/phone numbers.

Best regards,

Barrister Felix.


This has to be some sort of spam, but has anyone else seem anything like this?


Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:33:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/13/2004 9:33:29 AM EST by bigscrun]
It is a 419 scam.


www.419eater.com/index.htm
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:33:41 AM EST
Yes, I've recieved them personally; my mother received them before she passed; and I hear of them thru my job as a prosecutor.
1st, don't respond.
2nd, call your local FBI agent and ask if they want a copy.
IT IS a scam.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:34:06 AM EST
It's a variation of the Nigerian scam.

Here's my friend's website where he carries on the most hilarious dialogue with these people.

Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:34:23 AM EST
Of course it's spam.

It's also a con. They want you send money now in promise against a large settlement later. (Later never comes)

I've gotten one or two over the years.

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Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:36:05 AM EST
Call the FBI in your area. They will work it and they will know about it.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:36:41 AM EST
Oldest one in the book. Been floating around for years in lots of forms, It's the internet version of the "pidgeon" drop scam.

Wonder if anyone ever falls for this crap?
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:36:47 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:36:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/13/2004 9:38:12 AM EST by arowneragain]
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:37:55 AM EST
I also got the same one twice.

Dear weinstein

I am a accountant with STANDARD TRUST BANK(STB),My name is Mr Kola Daniel,a Banker. I am the personal Account Manager to ENGINEER A .weinstein who is a
National of your country, who used to work with an oil servicing company in Nigeria. Here in after shall be referred to as my client On April 21, 2000, my client,
his wife, and their three children were involved in a car accident along Sagamu express way.

All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost thei lives.Since then I have made several inquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended
Relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his last name over the Internet, to locate
any member of his family hence I contacted you. I hav contacted you to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client before they Get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposits were lodged, particularly th STANDARD TRUST BANK PLC. Where the deceased had an account Valued at about ($16 million u s dollars) has Issued me a notice to provide the next of kin. Or have the account confiscated within the next ten officialworking days.

Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 2 years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name so that the proceeds of this account valued at ($16 million u s dollars) can be paid to you and then you and me Can share themoney. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be
executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please get in touch with me by my email mr_kola_daniel@yahoo.com


Best Regard
kola daniel
(Account Manager)
234-803-706-2754

http://www.latinmail.com - La forma más cómoda de enviar y recibir tus e-mails


I e-mailed them back saying I am reporting them
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:42:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By BenDover:
It's a variation of the Nigerian scam.

Here's my friend's website where he carries on the most hilarious dialogue with these people.




That is indeed some good reading. I appeciate his efforts to make a fool of these thieves.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:44:23 AM EST
It's a fucking scream. He carried on with the Osahon Edegbe guy for months. You have to check out the last Msg61-72 link for the pictures.

Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:45:29 AM EST
I'm a rich mother f*er thanks to Barrister Felix Gini, solicitor at law. I have more damned money than I know what to do with... Don't waste another minute... do it now...




Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:46:52 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:49:14 AM EST
I've been getting at least one of those e-mails a day for the past week.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:52:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By Aimless:

Originally Posted By NorCal_LEO:
Oldest one in the book. Been floating around for years in lots of forms, It's the internet version of the "pidgeon" drop scam.

Wonder if anyone ever falls for this crap?



Oh indeed they do. I know of a guy who got involved in internet credit card fraud to -get this- fund sending some nigerians money under one of these scams, he even went to europe and met with them. He was planning on going to Nigeria when he was caught by the local police, good thing for him too as I'm sure he was about to be a kidnap victim as soon as he touched down.



Gee Aimless. You need to hang out with a smarter bunch of people.

We­ll, I guess you do spend quite a bit of time here.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:55:57 AM EST
scammage
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 9:59:52 AM EST
Hello OXBoiler,
My name is Germoregullible Thenthaliberals. I am prince in Nigeria who is trying to escape the oppressor who are ravaging our land. I have 5 million dollar that will be captured by them. Unless you act now and give me your bank account information so I can transfer it to you....
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 10:25:27 AM EST
Sounds to me like you it it rich! Promptly send me $3000 and I will make all the arraingements for you to be able to claim this money. Congratulations my friend!
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 10:31:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By BenDover:
It's a fucking scream. He carried on with the Osahon Edegbe guy for months. You have to check out the last Msg61-72 link for the pictures.




Ben - these are freaking hysterical. I am ROTFLMAO!!!
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 10:50:34 AM EST

Originally Posted By BayEagle:

Originally Posted By BenDover:
It's a fucking scream. He carried on with the Osahon Edegbe guy for months. You have to check out the last Msg61-72 link for the pictures.




Ben - these are freaking hysterical. I am ROTFLMAO!!!



Ditto. I just got done reading them and they were great.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 10:56:26 AM EST
The guy is an absolute riot. He should have been a stand-up.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 10:59:09 AM EST
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