May 25th, 2002, 04:59 AM
Just for the fun of it I decided to post one of the scam letters here for anyone to read.
Some may not have gotten any of these but this is what they are about
" REQUESTING FOR ASSISTANCE:
DEAR SIR/ MADAM
I HEREBY EXTEND MY GREETINGS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.I AM MR TUNDE HASSAN
O.(JNR),A SIERIALEONIAN BY NATIONALITY.THE ELDEST
CHILD OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF DIAMOND MINING CORPORATION IN FREETOWN.
I GOT YOUR CONTACT FROM THE COMMERCE DESK OF YOUR COUNTRY,AND WHEN I PRAYED OVER
NAME WAS SELECTED AMONGST OTHERS BECAUSE I HEARD THAT YOU ARE A
MAN OF GOD AND ALSO OF ESTEEMING NATURE.BEFORE THE PEAK OF THE CIVIL
WAR AND PRIOR TO ECOMOG INTERVENTION,DURING THE LAST REBEL INVASION
ON DECEMBER 28TH 1999,MY FATHER MADE ARRANGEMENT FOR HIS FAMILY
TO BE EVACUATED TO NIGERIA WITH TWO TRUNK SILVER BOXES THROUGH THE AID OF THE UN
THE BOXES WERE DEPOSITED WITH A SECURITY COMPANY BY MY FATHER AND
REGISTERED AS PERSONAL VALUABLE EFFECTS.
MY FATHER TOLD ME THAT I SHOULD NOT WORRY ABOUT HIM AS HE RETURNED
BACK TO SIERRIA LEONE TO BE WITH HIS FRIEND MR TEJAN KABBA THE PRESENT
PRESIDENT OF MY COUNTRY.ALTHOUGH HE COMMUNICATED TO ME THRICE LAST
YEAR THRICE SPECIFICALLY ON FAMILY MATTERS,ON THE POSSIBILITY OF
HIS JOINING US AND THE SAFETY OF THE TRUNK BOXES WITH THE SECURITY COMPANY.
HOWEVER HE EQUALLY INFORMED ME THAT HE WAS BEING ACCUSED FOR LOOTING
THE TREASURES OF THE CORPORATION THROUGH A REPORT MADE BY ONE OF
THE SECURITY OFFICERS OF THE CORPORATION ON FEBRUARY 3RD 2000.SINCE
THEN HE HAS BEEN UNDER DETENTION FACING CHARGES.RECENTLY HE SECRETLY
WROTE ME THROUGH HIS LAWYER THAT HE HAS BEEN JAILED FOR SIX YEARS.SINCE
THEN MY MOTHER HAS BEEN ON ADMISSION AS A RESULT OF WE ARE FACING DIFFICULT
HOWEVER THE CONTENTS OF THE SILVER BUSES LIES WITHIN OUR REACH AND
IT CONTAINS THE SUM OF $25,000,000.00.
PRESENTLY WE NEED HELP IN TRANSFERRING THIS SUM TO A FOREIGN COUNTRY FOR IN
WE ARE HUMBLY SOLICITING YOUR FULL ASSISTANCE IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:
1.FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO ENABLE US NURSE OUR MOTHER BACK TO FITNESS.
2AID IN CLAIMING THE BOXES FROM THE SECURITY COMPANY BY:
A.PROVIDING US WITH A SUM OF MONEY TO PAY THE SECURITY
COMPANY IT'S BACKLOGGED CHARGES.
B PROVIDING AN ARRANGEMENT FOR SOUND AND SOLID INVESTMENT IN YOUR COUNTRY.
I ASSURE YOU THAT THIS TRANSACTION IS AUTHENTIC AND LEGITIMATE,WE
WILL BE ABLE TO CONCLUDE IT WITHIN 7DAYS AFTER YOU SIGNIFY YOUR INTEREST TO US.
MEANWHILE YOU CAN INDICATE YOUR OPTIONS IN ASSISTING US.I SUGGEST
YOU HANDLE THIS TRANSACTIONS AS STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.
I EXPECT YOUR REPLY VERY SOONNEST.
THANKS AND GOD BLESS,
TUNDE HASSAN O.(JNR)"
No good deed goes unpunished.
May 25th, 2002, 05:13 AM
to that i can only say one thing:
Bukhari:V3B48N826 “The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.’”
May 25th, 2002, 05:20 AM
That where Ive mailed a couple but I get up to ten aweek so I just delete them and not worry to much.
No good deed goes unpunished.
May 25th, 2002, 07:29 AM
Rofl...that one even had all caps, shitty grammar and formatting. I'm started to think the scam artists have just stopped trying
Elen alcarin ar gwath halla ná engwar.