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I think this might be a con, what do you reckon?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by stevegreen, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. stevegreen

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    Dear Green,

    Good day, Firstly, I apologize for sending you this sensitive
    information via e-mail instead of a Certified mail/Post-mail. This is
    due to the urgency and importance of the information. Hence, this
    letter to you. I humbly crave your indulgence to read this e-mail
    with all seriousness of purpose devoid of any doubt in your mind
    because this project is based on Trust, Confidentiality and Sincerity
    of purpose in order to have an acceptable meeting of the minds. I am
    a fifty two(52)years old established Lawyer. One of my clients was
    late Engr. Michael Green,(Now deceased) hereinafter shall be referred
    to as "My Client".

    Six years ago, My Client successfully executed a contract for the
    Federal Government of Nigeria worth US$14.7 million dollars. A part
    payment of USD7.million dollars was paid to my client, while the
    balance of USD7.7 million Dollars was still unpaid before my client
    died in a ghastly Car crash. However, all my efforts to locate the
    possible next of kin proved abortive. Until his sudden demise, He was
    not married and was 44years old. NOW THE CRUX OF THIS E-LETTER is
    that he Federal Government is fully paying all Contractors who have
    successfully executed their contracts. My client is among those due
    to be paid in this second quarter payment schedule. As his personal
    attorney before his sudden death, I have been officially notified and
    Instructed to forward particulars of my client's next of kin so that
    he/she can be paid the outstanding USD7.7 Million dollars.

    I know he did not leave any valid WILL because He died inte-state.
    This funds will therefore be paid to whosoever I present to the
    government or his bank as the possible next of kin . In a nutshell, I
    intend to channel this funds to the account of a clever but reliable
    person who upon successful payment of the money, will earn 50%
    thereof, while 50% will be for me. Your nationality does not matter
    as all modalities have been perfected and put in place to pay whoever
    I present as the next of kin.

    This transaction will take about 8 working days only to conclude as
    soon as you indicate your interest. For prompt action, contact me
    urgently by email through (issa_agabi2000@myway.com) I shall role out
    the modalities for the actualisation of this project as soon as I
    receive your response. Please, do accord this transaction the
    confidentiality it deserves.

    Best Regards,

    Issa Agabi. (Principal Partner)

    NB You don't have to be a blood relative of my client to claim this
    inheritance. Pls reply so that I can elucidate on how to proceed
    next. Please Reply via my alternative email
    address:issa_agabi2000@myway.com


    I think this bloke has swallowed a dictionary :laugh:
     
  2. eviljohn2

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    I think it might be a con too. I bet that guy in the car crash didn't actually die.
     
  3. mcfarfs

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    Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad!!!!!
     
  4. The Dude

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    sounds like you've got it all sorted Steve, that's the only real hurdle to the deal that I would have been worried about... :rotfl:
     
  5. stevegreen

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    ahhhhh, ok then! :D
     
  6. Nick_UK

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    This is known as a "419 scam", referring to the Nigerian penal code. If you want a good laugh, take a look at www.419eater.com :)
     
  7. GalacticaActual

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    Do people actually fall for this type of thing? :eek:
     
  8. stevegreen

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    They must do. I suppose if 1 in every 3000 emails comes back as a positive dupe then it's worth it to them. There are some great sites about winding up the 419'ers :laugh:
     

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