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    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 1st Oct 16, 4:57 PM
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    I'm going to be rich!
    • #1
    • 1st Oct 16, 4:57 PM
    I'm going to be rich! 1st Oct 16 at 4:57 PM
    I'm going to be rich!

    I've just received this email- I'm so excited.......

    FROM THE DESK OF
    MRS DAWSUN SUSAN
    SENIOR ADVOCATE
    OF BENIN REPUBLIC
    ADDRESS:207 AVENUE
    GOVERNMENT AREA
    BENIN REPUBLIC


    Attention: Dear Friend,


    I am glad to announce to you today that a new payment policy has been
    adopted and you have been short listed for payment via Online Banking, So
    kindly urgent contact ONLINE Bank Central BANK Plc Benin Republic, where
    the funds approve by Benin Republic government to transfer your funds
    online into your account and we are to assure you to follow there online
    payment instruction to make sure the transaction goes successful. Below is
    the contact information of Online Bank Central BANK Plc Benin Republic:


    Contact Person: Mr.James Collins.
    E-mail: (jc8263074@gmail.com)
    Phone; Tel:+229 68520210


    Endeavor to email him the following information for immediate processing,


    FULL NAME:.......................
    FULL CONTACT ADDRESS:...........
    MOBILE PHONE NUMBER:............
    FAX NUMBER:.....................
    OCCUPATION:......................
    MARITAL STATUS:.................
    AGE:.............................
    COPY OF ID OR PASSPORT ATTACHMENT:


    These are the requirements that you need to be aware of, before you
    contact him below .1) You will fill the online account opening form Online
    Bank Central BANK Plc Benin Republic. Send him an email in regards to
    your funds $12.5Million that has been approved by the Federal Government of
    Benin republic to transfer on your behalf
    through there online banking service.


    Yours Sincerely,
    MRS DAWSUN SUSAN
    Authorization Minister
    Federal Republic of Benin
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
    Albert Einstein
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    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 1st Oct 16, 7:30 PM
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    • 1st Oct 16, 7:30 PM
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    • 1st Oct 16, 7:30 PM
    That's freaking charming!

    That same "Susan" promised me the money, the two-timing you-know-what!
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?
    Married to an immigrant.
    Even my PC is nicknamed "GIBBS".
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 9th Oct 16, 9:05 AM
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    • #3
    • 9th Oct 16, 9:05 AM
    • #3
    • 9th Oct 16, 9:05 AM
    So I missed out on the first opportunity to get rich but fortune favours the brave and I've received another one- the Gods are smiling down on me today!


    I HOPE I CAN TRUST YOU. GOD BLESS
    Hello ,

    I believe this world is a free place to do business with anyone with
    my experience. I got your email address from a business guest book and
    i have ask my personal assistance to contact you.

    Please consider this and read about me online news as i am in a secret
    place. I am Afghan central bank governor and name is Abdul Qadeer
    Fitrat.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304447804576411930841416682.html
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13935876
    http://www.theindependentbd.com/international/asia/57870-afghan-central-bank-governor-abdul-qadeer-fitrat-quits.html
    http://article.wn.com/view/2011/06/28/Afghan_central_bank_governor_Abdul_Qadeer_Fitrat_q uits

    I have refunded back part of the funds but i need to secure my future
    by keeping $60,000,000.00 Million in a safe bank account. I can't
    travel or do open business with people but i need a secret partner to
    help and receive this funds for investment.

    I will give you my personal bank officer contact details to contact
    secretly for the claim of $60,000.000.00 Million. You will receive
    this funds and use it for investment purpose.

    I hope I can trust you.God bless.

    Yours faithfully,

    Abdul Qadeer Fitrat
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
    Albert Einstein
    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 17th Oct 16, 3:11 PM
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    • #4
    • 17th Oct 16, 3:11 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 3:11 PM
    I got my cheque, did you? Mind you there seems to be less in my account than I thought, strange that I wonder why?
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
    • Sparhawke
    • By Sparhawke 19th Oct 16, 7:32 PM
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    • #5
    • 19th Oct 16, 7:32 PM
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    • 19th Oct 16, 7:32 PM
    A while ago I got an email from the office of the first Nigerian astronaut who has been stuck up there for decades...

    http://www.iflscience.com/space/scam-email-about-nigerian-astronaut-lost-space-hilarious/
    "Don't blink. Blink and you're dead. They are fast. Faster than you can believe. Don't turn your back. Don't look away. And don't blink. Good Luck" - The Doctor.
    • seeroo
    • By seeroo 19th Oct 16, 7:47 PM
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    • #6
    • 19th Oct 16, 7:47 PM
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    • 19th Oct 16, 7:47 PM
    My name is Sarah Conner and not a day goes by when someone doesn't make a crap terminator joke. As it is a cult classic it's very rare that people don't recognise the name. I'm getting married next year so I will be rid of it soon. I get "I'll be back" a lot. They also ask me not to terminate them and call me T1000 even though Sarah Conner was a victim of the terminator not a terminator.

    Also my first proper boyfriend was called Neil Armstrong lol
    • IDProtected
    • By IDProtected 19th Oct 16, 10:00 PM
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    • #7
    • 19th Oct 16, 10:00 PM
    • #7
    • 19th Oct 16, 10:00 PM
    My name is Sarah Conner and not a day goes by when someone doesn't make a crap terminator joke. As it is a cult classic it's very rare that people don't recognise the name. I'm getting married next year so I will be rid of it soon. I get "I'll be back" a lot. They also ask me not to terminate them and call me T1000 even though Sarah Conner was a victim of the terminator not a terminator.

    Also my first proper boyfriend was called Neil Armstrong lol
    Originally posted by seeroo
    Wrong thread!
    Owed @ LBM, including mtg: £85961.15, As of 1st August 2016: £14481.01
    September 2016; out of debt and have savings for the saddest reason. RIP Aunty, I'll never forget you

    Never begin a sentence with "And". Unless you are the Goo Goo Dolls that is.
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 26th Oct 16, 8:23 AM
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    • #8
    • 26th Oct 16, 8:23 AM
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    • 26th Oct 16, 8:23 AM
    Another chance arrived this morning-

    Good day,

    How are you doing today? Hope you are fine and doing well. Please accept my sincere apology for this unexpected e-mail to you.

    However, I understand the insecure nature of soliciting for business on the internet, unfortunately I have no other option than to search for credible foreign collaboration to partner with me in the actualization of a viable and profitable business venture.

    All arrangements will be made under a legitimate framework. Full details will be disclosed to you on your expression of interest. Please reply if interested.

    I look forward to partner with you.

    Kind regards,
    Anne
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
    Albert Einstein
    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 26th Oct 16, 8:32 AM
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    • #9
    • 26th Oct 16, 8:32 AM
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    • 26th Oct 16, 8:32 AM
    ""credible foreign collaboration to partner with me in the actualization of a viable and profitable business venture.""

    I might be interested if I knew what it meant.
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
    • Stevie Palimo
    • By Stevie Palimo 26th Oct 16, 8:36 AM
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    Stevie Palimo
    ""credible foreign collaboration to partner with me in the actualization of a viable and profitable business venture.""

    I might be interested if I knew what it meant.
    Originally posted by peter_the_piper
    Peddling Viagra and other dodgy goods.
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 26th Oct 16, 9:28 AM
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    Anne is playing hard to get, i'm so tempted- what could possibly go wrong?
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
    Albert Einstein
    • Malcnascar
    • By Malcnascar 27th Oct 16, 9:25 AM
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    Malcnascar
    It'l only cost you 1p to make me rich.

    64.1 million of you live in the UK. Most have a spare 1p and all you need to do is send it to me and I will be rich to the amount of £641,000. I have about 20 or so years left to live and this would allow me to spend £616.35 per week.

    So for just a penny you could make me rich.

    I dont need to asset strip a business, I dont need to tell you how to get around football transfer rules, I dont need to lobby parliament for you I just need your penny.

    T&C's apply, I regret that I dont have £641,000 so cant make a similar payment to make you rich, but it is my idea and it is right and proper that I benefit first. If you cant make me rich, and why would you, give the penny to a charity of your choice because charities have a benefit of making you feel rich and enriching the lives of the causes they exist to help.
    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 27th Oct 16, 3:53 PM
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    To help everybody we would need £640, 999.99 each, I'm a bit shy of that at the mo.
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 11th Nov 16, 9:39 PM
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    Another excellent opportunity today- (bit of a long one)

    FROM EFCC NIGERIA VICTIMS COMPENSATION PROGRAMMER UNIT IN CONJUNCTION
    WITH OFFICE
    OF THE SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERATION.
    Budget Office of the Federation (Federal Ministry of Finance)
    E-mail: efccniger588@gmail.com


    Dear Approved Beneficiary

    We write to inform you that, the presidency, economic and financial
    crimes commission, federal ministry of finance, foreign operations
    unit of central bank of Nigeria, Nigeria police force, special fraud
    investigation unit, US department of the treasury, U.S. National
    central bureau of Interpol, FBI, U.S. Secret service, us diplomatic
    mission in Nigeria, in alliance with united nations delegates have
    been working towards the eradication of Internet Fraud in western part
    of Africa.


    Sequel to our comprehensive investigations, we have so far recovered
    so much money from these Cyber criminals which is over
    ($81,375,000.00) EIGHTY ONE MILLION, THREE HUNDRED & SEVENTY FIVE
    THOUSAND US DOLLARS. The United Nation Anti-Corruption Commission and
    the (EFCC) Nigeria have ordered that, the money recovered from these
    Cyber fraudsters (SCAMMERS) must be shared among 1st batch of 53
    Victims of this menace, whom we have their emails and contacts in our
    Database here in Nigeria,


    This email is been directed to you because your email address was
    found in one of the scam Artist's file and computer hard disk in our
    custody here in Nigeria therefore, qualified you for this UN Assisted
    compensation Program. We have approved to pay each of the victims we
    have their e-mail addresses the sum of US$1,535,000.00.


    Because of re-consolidation of banks in Nigeria and liquidity crunch,
    we have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a SECURED Courier
    Service, who have received Government accreditation and approval to
    courier and to carry out complete disposal services for the most
    highly classified material in accordance with the highest possible
    security standards to ensure safe/immediate settlement of all approved
    compensation.


    So given by the content of this crucial notice, it is clear that no
    Shipping Agency can deliver cash from one point to another without
    security scrutiny and customs check at the point of entry therefore;
    to by-pass this bottleneck, we have irrevocably arranged this fund to
    be safely delivered to you by visa debit card (ATM) under the auspices
    of a government certified Courier Express Mail Service, who is to
    deliver the package successfully to the point of destination without
    any delay.


    Your visa debit card (ATM) number; 4539-7978-0214-3027 has been
    approved and upgraded in your favor this morning. Your secret pin
    number is 6742. You are advised that a maximum withdrawal value of
    $10,000 usd is permitted for withdrawal per day and we are duly
    inter-switched and you can make withdrawal in any location of the ATM
    center of your choice/nearest to you.

    In line with the fiscal Regulatory policy, the only STATUTORY FEE you
    are required to pay is the compulsory Economic Recovery Levy/Payment
    Authorization Mandate (Judicial Endorsement/Registration) of $89.00
    only.

    Be aware that the courier delivery charges has been paid on your
    behalf by the government and shipment shall commence as soon as we
    hear from you, so you are advised to copy the below receiver's details
    to locate western union or money gram around you to send the $89 and
    you shall get your Card within 24hrs and no hidden fee.


    Payment Information through Money Gram Only

    Receive Name: James Ezekiel
    Country: Nigeria
    City: Lagos Nigeria
    Text Question::When
    Answer: NOW
    Amount: $89 usd
    Mtcn:


    Therefore get in touch with us with the payment right now if you are
    ready to receive the compensation fund. You are under obligation to
    follow the rules we handed down to the courier guiding this payment.
    Further e-mail correspondent/notification from the accredited courier
    agent to the beneficiaries serves as our official communication to you
    in this regard. You are hereby advised to send to us your correct
    information listed below for re-confirmation of your new contact
    address and phone number to avoid any misconduct in this exercise.

    1) YOUR FULL NAME.
    2) YOUR COUNTRY, CITY /ADDRESS.
    3) YOUR CELL PHONE NUMBER.
    4) YOUR PROFESSION.
    5) YOUR AGE
    6).YOUR I.D PASSPORT OR DRIVER LICENSE.


    May God be with you Amen?
    Kind regards,
    Mr. Mark brown (Secretary General).
    Executive Chairman (EFCC)
    E-mail: efccniger588@gmail.com
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
    Albert Einstein
    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 16th Nov 16, 9:19 PM
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    You could always try to buy a Telly online to prove the card, complete with 4 digit security code, does work.
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
    • s b
    • By s b 24th Mar 17, 7:23 PM
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    s b
    benefishy ery
    i dont normally read my spam but ive just received this one and thought i might just share it

    from special agent james britt

    I'm Special Agent James Britt Johnson from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Field Intelligence Groups (FIGs). We have just intercepted and confiscated two trunks at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York, NY 11430 coming from a foreign country.
    We crosschecked the content of the boxes and found it contained a total sum of US$10,000,000.00 (Ten Million United States Dollars). Also with one of the trunks were documents with your name as the receiver of the money. As we progressed in our investigations of the Diplomat which accompanied the trunks into the United States we learned that he was to deliver these funds to your residence as payment of an inheritance/winning, which was due to you.
    Further checks on the consignment, we found out that the consignment paperwork lacked the PROOF OF OWNERSHIP CERTIFICATE AND LEGAL DELIVERY PERMIT CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE forms. We then confiscated both trunks and released the Diplomat.
    The trunks According to section 229 subsection 31 of the International, Commerce Regulators Code Enforcement Guidelines, your consignment lacks PROOF OF OWNERSHIP CERTIFICATE AND LEGAL DELIVERY PERMIT CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE from the joint team of Homeland Security and therefore you must contact us for direction on how to procure the two certificates, so that you can be relieved of the charges of evading tax which is a jail offense under section 12 subsection 441 of the Tax Code. We will also be asking the IRS to launch an investigation of money laundering if you do not follow our instructions.
    You are therefore required to contact me within 72 hours on this email at that point I will walk you through the process of clearing and claiming the money.
    Failure to comply may lead to your arrest, interrogation and/or you being prosecuted in the Court of Law for tax evasion and or money laundering. You are also advised not to contact any bank in Africa, Europe or banking institution. We sincerely apologized for sending you this sensitive information via e-mail instead of a certified mail, post-mail, phone or face to face conversation, it's due to the urgency and importance of the security information of our citizens. Today, I issue you this code for communication (G11) which must be contained both in the subject and at the end of any of my email letter to you, This is for your own good.
    Once I hear from you, I will instruct further.

    Regards,
    Agent James Britt Johnson (G11).
    • bushbaby1103
    • By bushbaby1103 24th Mar 17, 11:16 PM
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    I wonder what the giveaway that alerts us to the dodginess is?
    I always collapse into fits of laughter at the disgraceful level of written English in these missives.
    They are almost as bad as those offering the services of "adoring russian angels" who definitely won't rob you blind once they have married you and bewitched you with their expert lovemaking.
    Run for the hills, run fast and don't clink on the links in the malware infested emails.
    Yes, it's true hell IS other people
    And remember the problem is them, not you.
    Devilsand demons walk among us in human form.wake up people, it's a man.
    • bushbaby1103
    • By bushbaby1103 24th Mar 17, 11:20 PM
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    bushbaby1103
    i dont normally read my spam but ive just received this one and thought i might just share it

    from special agent james britt

    I'm Special Agent James Britt Johnson from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Field Intelligence Groups (FIGs). We have just intercepted and confiscated two trunks at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York, NY 11430 coming from a foreign country.
    We crosschecked the content of the boxes and found it contained a total sum of US$10,000,000.00 (Ten Million United States Dollars). Also with one of the trunks were documents with your name as the receiver of the money. As we progressed in our investigations of the Diplomat which accompanied the trunks into the United States we learned that he was to deliver these funds to your residence as payment of an inheritance/winning, which was due to you.
    Further checks on the consignment, we found out that the consignment paperwork lacked the PROOF OF OWNERSHIP CERTIFICATE AND LEGAL DELIVERY PERMIT CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE forms. We then confiscated both trunks and released the Diplomat.
    The trunks According to section 229 subsection 31 of the International, Commerce Regulators Code Enforcement Guidelines, your consignment lacks PROOF OF OWNERSHIP CERTIFICATE AND LEGAL DELIVERY PERMIT CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE from the joint team of Homeland Security and therefore you must contact us for direction on how to procure the two certificates, so that you can be relieved of the charges of evading tax which is a jail offense under section 12 subsection 441 of the Tax Code. We will also be asking the IRS to launch an investigation of money laundering if you do not follow our instructions.
    You are therefore required to contact me within 72 hours on this email at that point I will walk you through the process of clearing and claiming the money.
    Failure to comply may lead to your arrest, interrogation and/or you being prosecuted in the Court of Law for tax evasion and or money laundering. You are also advised not to contact any bank in Africa, Europe or banking institution. We sincerely apologized for sending you this sensitive information via e-mail instead of a certified mail, post-mail, phone or face to face conversation, it's due to the urgency and importance of the security information of our citizens. Today, I issue you this code for communication (G11) which must be contained both in the subject and at the end of any of my email letter to you, This is for your own good.
    Once I hear from you, I will instruct further.

    Regards,
    Agent James Britt Johnson (G11).
    Originally posted by s b
    "This is for your own good!"
    This has to be the best yet LOL
    Yes, it's true hell IS other people
    And remember the problem is them, not you.
    Devilsand demons walk among us in human form.wake up people, it's a man.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 25th Mar 17, 8:37 PM
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    Wizard of Id
    I have been getting a lot of this kind of thing recently, at least one a day, todays one was from a princess no less promising me all sorts of rewards if I send all of my details to her.
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Walk 2000 3000 miles in 2017 - 2986.4
    This week 70.1
    • LHW99
    • By LHW99 31st Mar 17, 10:24 PM
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    • 800 Thanks
    LHW99
    And another GREAT opportunity

    INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF).

    For more information about access and directions to the IMF headquarters buildings, please see Directions and Access to IMF Headquarters.

    Headquarters 1 (HQ1):

    International Monetary Fund, 700 19th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20431

    Headquarters 2 (HQ2):

    International Monetary Fund, 1900 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20431

    From The Desk of:

    DR. JOSS NEWBERRY

    Finance Department Director

    International Monetary Fund(IMF)

    Operator: V97322

    Attn:Beneficiary


    Be Notified that your OVERDUE BLOCKED FUNDS Worth of ($2,000,000.00USD) Two Million United States Dollars , has been UNBLOCKED and APPROVED for urgent release to you as supposed through a Telegraphic Wire Transfer from our private secured bank, and accorded with MT202 COV Wire Stream into your receiving Bank, Please Your response is needed urgently.

    Please kindly Re-Confirm the authorization of your account details, for verification purpose as the original transfer will be done personally by you.

    Further details regarding the transfer Procedure will be sent to you via E-Mail , Please re-confirm your E-Mail address and Direct Telephone Number before sending to us upon your reply to this Detailed Mail .

    We strongly believe that all information's are correct on this message in your favor.

    Why is it I can never quite trust them enough to respond..........?
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