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rumguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 12:24 AM
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Check out this crazy email scam I just got...
MR Frederik Matungulu
congo democratic
e-mail: royalkwame@hotmail.com

Good day, I am Mr. Frederik Matungulu
The finance minister that helps to restor the pride of Democratic Republic Congo. I know that this may sound Too good to be true but I am real, honest and i want to work with you.

As you are aware recently I resigned my appointment as the Democratic Republic of Congo
Financ Minister (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/2775723.stm) as you can see reasons.

During my Time as the minister of finance I assisted in the sale of diamonds,Gold and other precious stones which are abound in DRC and also cut down commission from the approved grants from the IMF and World Bank. I was able to deposit in a foreign security company VAULT in europe the sum of usd$57,000,000.00 (USD$57m) being funds that was accrued from the illegal sale of Precious stones.
Because of my position and high respect from the international community, I have decided to take you as the BENEFICIARY of this funds for investment purpose, since i intend to migrate to
foreign country in the coming months. and moreover My government does not permit me to have large savings and for this reason i do not want to associate this funds with my family member or myself.

I have all the documents that backs the deposit of the funds into the vault and upon your acceptance to help receive it, I will give you the guide line and the necessary code to claim this funds from the Security company for our mutual benefit.

Your service charge shall be usd$11.4million (Eleven million four hundred thousand American Dollars only.

Please send your Acceptance e-mail to my son's email: Prince matungulu royalkwame@hotmail.com

more information will be given to you upon receipt of your acceptance mail. This fund is legitimate and it is risky free.

Thanks for your acceptance in Advance.
Mr Frederik Matungulu
royalkwame@hotmail.com
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/2775723.stm

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4morewars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 12:25 AM
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1. OMG
that's still out there ???
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onebigbadwulf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 12:26 AM
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2. now
just give me your SSN, Bank Acct numbers, and access codes so I can deposit the money
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Systematic Chaos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 12:27 AM
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3. You think that's funny? Check out this site!
A select few people have actually succeeded in SCAMMING THE SCAMMERS out of small amounts of money!

http://www.scamorama.com/

And while you're at it, look in the archives for the one where the victim presents himself as a disembodied head hooked up to life support. It's a f**king RIOT.
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 12:27 AM
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4. The Scam That Wouldn't Die.

According to Snopes, that scam began in the early 1990s as a fax and direct-mail campaign. And it's still around today! Incredible.
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 12:47 AM
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10. That scam actually dates back to Elizabethan times.
It was originally known as the Spanish Prisoner Swindle. This particular version is known collectively as the Nigerian Swindle, although it seems to have spread out to other African nations; and other countries (Phillipines for one). One that I've received, had the "victims" a white family, and used the sort of code words that would appeal to White supremacists.

I've received close to 200 of them in a year and a half period. They suddenly stopped coming in around November, and I MISS THEM!

pnorman
STAND UP, KEEP FIGHTING http://shows.implex.tv/wellstone/
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Wonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 12:28 AM
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5. Here's a variation on that theme that I got awhile back.
URGENT ASSISTANCE - FROM USA
IMMEDIATE ATTENTION NEEDED: HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL
FROM: GEORGE WALKER BUSH 202.456.1414 / 202.456.1111 FAX: 202.456.2461

DEAR SIR / MADAM,

I AM GEORGE WALKER BUSH, SON OF THE FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH, AND CURRENTLY SERVING AS
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THIS LETTER MIGHT SURPRISE
YOU BECAUSE WE HAVE NOT MET NEITHER IN PERSON NOR BY CORRESPONDENCE. I
CAME TO KNOW OF YOU IN MY SEARCH FOR A RELIABLE AND REPUTABLE PERSON TO
HANDLE A VERY CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS TRANSACTION, WHICH INVOLVES THE
TRANSFER OF A HUGE SUM OF MONEY TO AN ACCOUNT REQUIRING MAXIMUM
CONFIDENCE.

I AM WRITING YOU IN ABSOLUTE CONFIDENCE PRIMARILY TO SEEK YOUR
ASSISTANCE IN ACQUIRING OIL FUNDS THAT ARE PRESENTLY TRAPPED IN THE
REPUBLIC OF IRAQ. MY PARTNERS AND I SOLICIT YOUR ASSISTANCE IN
COMPLETING A TRANSACTION BEGUN BY MY FATHER, WHO HAS LONG BEEN ACTIVELY
ENGAGED IN THE EXTRACTION OF PETROLEUM IN THE UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA,AND BRAVELY SERVED HIS COUNTRY AS DIRECTOR OF THE UNITED STATES
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY.IN THE DECADE OF THE NINETEEN-EIGHTIES, MY
FATHER, THEN VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SOUGHT TO
WORK WITH THE GOOD OFFICES OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF IRAQ TO
REGAIN LOST OIL REVENUE SOURCES IN THE NEIGHBORING ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF
IRAN. THIS UNSUCCESSFUL VENTURE WAS SOON FOLLOWED BY A FALLING-OUT WITH
HIS IRAQI PARTNER, WHO SOUGHT TO ACQUIRE ADDITIONAL OIL REVENUE SOURCES
IN THE NEIGHBORING EMIRATE OF KUWAIT, A WHOLLY-OWNED U.S.-BRITISH
SUBSIDIARY.

MY FATHER RE-SECURED THE PETROLEUM ASSETS OF KUWAIT IN 1991 AT A COST OF
SIXTY-ONE BILLION U.S. DOLLARS ($61,000,000,000). OUT OF THAT
COST,THIRTY-SIX BILLION DOLLARS ($36,000,000,000) WERE SUPPLIED BY HIS
PARTNERS IN THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA AND OTHER PERSIAN GULF
MONARCHIES, AND SIXTEEN BILLION DOLLARS ($16,000,000,000) BY GERMAN AND
JAPANESE PARTNERS. BUT MY FATHER'S FORMER IRAQI BUSINESS PARTNER
REMAINED IN CONTROL OF THE REPUBLIC OF IRAQ AND ITS PETROLEUM RESERVES.

MY FAMILY IS CALLING FOR YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE IN FUNDING THE REMOVAL
OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF IRAQ AND ACQUIRING THE PETROLEUM
ASSETS OF HIS COUNTRY, AS COMPENSATION FOR THE COSTS OF REMOVING HIM
FROM POWER. UNFORTUNATELY, OUR PARTNERS FROM 1991 ARE NOT WILLING TO
SHOULDER THE BURDEN OF THIS NEW VENTURE, WHICH IN ITS UPCOMING PHASE MAY
COST THE SUM OF 100 BILLION TO 200 BILLION DOLLARS ($100,000,000,000
-$200,000,000,000), BOTH IN THE INITIAL ACQUISITION AND IN LONG-TERM
MANAGEMENT. WITHOUT THE FUNDS FROM OUR 1991 PARTNERS, WE WOULD NOT BE
ABLE TO ACQUIRE THE OIL REVENUE TRAPPED WITHIN IRAQ. THAT IS WHY MY
FAMILY AND OUR COLLEAGUES ARE URGENTLY SEEKING YOUR GRACIOUS
ASSISTANCE. OUR DISTINGUISHED COLLEAGUES IN THIS BUSINESS TRANSACTION
INCLUDE THE SITTING VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
RICHARD CHENEY,WHO IS AN ORIGINAL PARTNER IN THE IRAQ VENTURE AND FORMER
HEAD OF THE HALLIBURTON OIL COMPANY, AND CONDOLEEZA RICE, WHOSE
PROFESSIONAL DEDICATION TO THE VENTURE WAS DEMONSTRATED IN THE NAMING OF
A CHEVRON OIL TANKER AFTER HER. I WOULD BESEECH YOU TO TRANSFER A SUM
EQUALING TEN TO TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT (10-25 %) OF YOUR YEARLY INCOME TO
OUR ACCOUNT TO AID IN THIS IMPORTANT VENTURE. THE INTERNAL REVENUE
SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WILL FUNCTION AS OUR TRUSTED
INTERMEDIARY. I PROPOSE THAT YOU MAKE THIS TRANSFER BEFORE THE FIFTEENTH
(15TH) OF THE MONTH OF APRIL. I KNOW THAT A TRANSACTION OF THIS
MAGNITUDE WOULD MAKE ANYONE APPREHENSIVE AND WORRIED. BUT I AM ASSURING
YOU THAT ALL WILL BE WELL AT THE END OF THE DAY. A BOLD STEP TAKEN SHALL
NOT BE REGRETTED, I ASSURE YOU. PLEASE DO BE INFORMED THAT THIS BUSINESS
TRANSACTION IS 100% LEGAL. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO CO-OPERATE IN THIS
TRANSACTION,PLEASE CONTACT OUR INTERMEDIARY REPRESENTATIVES TO FURTHER
DISCUSS THE MATTER. I PRAY THAT YOU UNDERSTAND OUR PLIGHT. MY FAMILY
AND OUR COLLEAGUES WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL.

PLEASE REPLY IN STRICT CONFIDENCE TO THE CONTACT NUMBERS
BELOW.

SINCERELY WITH WARM REGARDS, GEORGE WALKER BUSH

Switchboard: 202.456.1414 Comments: 202.456.1111 Fax: 202.456.2461
Email: president@whitehouse.gov
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 12:53 AM
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11. THANKS!! ... That's a Keeper!
I'll save that for the appropriate occasion (not far off). Somewhere, I've got a similar one stashed away about Dick Cheney. I'll look for it.

pnorman
STAND UP, KEEP FIGHTING http://shows.implex.tv/wellstone/
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rumguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 12:59 AM
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12. that is a good one...
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ironflange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 01:38 AM
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15. Hey! I can tell it's a fake!
There aren't any spelling mistakes!

:evilgrin:
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 12:28 AM
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6. Looks good to me. Guy would make a fine US corporate exec.
Top guy at AT&T, Enron or Kmart: He has it all. If Prince Matungulu is involved, it must be legit.
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 12:38 AM
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7. I love it
The government officials use hotmail for their email server!

http://www.wgoeshome.com

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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 12:43 AM
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8. I got an amusing variation the other day
Dear Friend,

My name is MRS LOI E. ESTRADA ,The wife of Mr. JOSEPH
ESTRADA, the former President of Philippines located
in the South East Asia.

My husband who was impeached from office by a backed
uprising of mass demonstrators and the Senate.
Myhusband is presently in jail and facing trial on
charges of corruption, embezzlement, and themysterious
charge of plunder which might lead to death
sentence.The present government is forcing my
husbandout of manila to avoid demonstration by his
supporter. During my husband's regime as president of
Philippine, I realized some reasonable amount of money
from various deals that I successfully executed.

I have plans to invest this money for my children's
future on real estate and industrial
production. My husband is not aware of this because I
wish to do it secretly for now.

Before my husband was impeached, I secretly siphoned
the sum of $13,000,000 million USD (Thirteen
millionUnited states dollars)out of Philippines and
deposited the money with a security firm that
transports valuable goods and consignments through
diplomatic means. I also declared that the
consignmentwas solid gold and my foreign business
partner owned it.

I am contacting you because I want you to go to the
security company and claim the money on my behalf
since I have declared that the consignment belong to
my foreign business partner. You shall also be
required to assist me in investment in your country.

I hope to trust you as a God fearing person who will
not sit on this money when you claim it, rather assist
me properly, I expect you to declare what percentage
of the total money you will take for your assistance.
When I receive your positive response I will let you
know where the security company is and the payment pin
code to claim the money which is very important.

For now, let all our communication is by e-mail
because my line are right now connected to
PhilippinesTelecommunication Network services.

Please also send me your telephone and fax number. I
will ask my son to contact you to give you more
details on after i have received a response from you,


Thank you and God bless you and family.

MRS LOI E. ESTRADA





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Westegg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 12:46 AM
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9. I've ignored them, threatened them with lawsuits...
...and once I DEMANDED they show up to meet me at Grand Central Station, where I'd be carrying over a million dollars' worth of gold bullion in a suitcase.

Then I got off of AOL and moved over to Road Runner. Since then, no spam.

But I've still got that suitcase!!!
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 01:07 AM
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13. go to
www.scamorama.com
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 01:37 AM
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14. Yeah, I think I've seen that one.
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