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#165604 - 07/01/07 10:01 AM E-mail scam artists
pauluk Offline
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Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
We've gotten used to the idea that the widows of deceased Nigerian Generals are going to make us rich, but this is the first time I've received a message along these lines.

I can see how something like this might be a little scary to somebody who is new to the internet and doesn't realize how many con-artists are operating out there. (Partial lines etc. are as received.)

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This is the only way I could contact you for now,I want you to be very

careful about this and keep this secret with you until I make out
space
for us to see. You have no need of knowing who I am or where I am
from.I know this may sound very surprising to you but it's the
situation.i have been paid some ransom in advance to terminate you
with some
reasons
listed to me by my employer.It's someone I believe you call a friend,
I have followed you closely for a while now and have seen that you are
innocent of the accusations he leveled against you.Do not contact the
police or try to send a copy of this to them,because if you do, I will
know,and might be pushed to do what I have been paid to do.Besides,
this is
the 1st time I turn out to be a betrayer in my job.I took pity on
you,that is why I have made up my mind to help you if you are willing
to
help yourself.

Now listen,I will arrange for us to see face to face,but before that,
I
need $8000. I will come to your home or you determine where you wish
we meet;I repeat, do not arrange for the cops and if you play hard to
get, it will be extended to your family.Do not set any camera to cover
us
or set up any tape to record our conversation, my employer is in my
control now. Payment details will be provided for you to make a part
payment of $4000 first,which will serve as guarantee that you are
ready to
co-operate,then one of my boys will deliver a copy of the video tape
to you
that contains his request for me to terminate you(I tape recorded our
conversation),which will be enough evidence for you to take any legal
action against him.i advice you be fast about this before he employs
another person for the job. You will pay the balance of $4000 once
you
receive the tape.

Warning; do not contact the police, make sure you stay indoors once it
is 7.30pm until this whole thing is sorted out,if you neglect any of
these warnings, you will have yourself to blame. You do not have much
time,so get back to me immediately

Note:I will advise you keep this to yourself alone, not even a friend
or a family member should know about it because it could be one of
them.
contact me for now on this e mail: justdontask77@yahoo.com.hk

Good Luck.


So c'mon now, which of you decided to put a contract out on me?

I reckon it's got to be one of those Chicago guys.....

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#165607 - 07/01/07 10:16 AM Re: E-mail scam artists [Re: pauluk]
JoeTestingEngr Offline
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Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 786
Loc: Chicago, Il.
It isn't me Paul. I'm in the little known, Polish Italian mob. If you mess with me, I'll make you an offer you won't understand!
Forgettaboutit,
Joe

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#165609 - 07/01/07 11:32 AM Re: E-mail scam artists [Re: JoeTestingEngr]
gfretwell Offline

Member

Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9045
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
I would just tell them to stop by and pick up the 8 grand. Maybe we could go for a nice boat ride. ;-)

"Why do you have all those concrete blocks on your boat?" ... "I'm Building a fishing reef, fully stocked with food ... chum"
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#165629 - 07/01/07 06:46 PM Re: E-mail scam artists [Re: pauluk]
Niko Offline
Member

Registered: 08/17/06
Posts: 358
Loc: Campbell, CA
Pauluk,
You clearly can not follow simple instructions, I told you not to share this with anyone.
That's i have to do it now, OR we can settle for $12k instaed of $8,000.
\:D \:D \:D
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Be kind to your neighbor, he knows where you live


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#165630 - 07/01/07 06:51 PM Re: E-mail scam artists [Re: Niko]
bot540 Offline
Member

Registered: 09/14/04
Posts: 177
Loc: Vernon Hills, IL
Now why would it be someone from Chicago? Oh yeah I forgot, its the most corrupt city in America. Instead of Land of Lincoln they should call it Bribe and Drive.
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Jesus may have been a capenter,but God was an electrician.Genesis1:3

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#165660 - 07/02/07 10:56 AM Re: E-mail scam artists [Re: bot540]
SolarPowered Offline
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Registered: 07/05/04
Posts: 615
Loc: Palo Alto, CA, USA
You're still alive, so it obviously wasn't me.

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