|Should I get (2) Colnago + (1) Prince + (1) DeRosa or....||jagiger|
Apr 23, 2002 3:25 PM
|...(1) Colnago + (2) Prince + (2) DeRosa. ".. life is like a Chinese menu...one from column A and two from column B". Recently, I've gotten a slew of E-Mails from various African citizens (private individual, banker & govenment official) who are looking for someone to help them retrieve funds that are have been lock up or misplaced for one reason or another.
The rewards are phenominal for helping to unlock these funds by providing a bank account to transfer these funds. The claims vary from 7% of $12.5 million to 20% of $45 mil to 35% of $152 mil. I would image that you can expect payment after they've drained your bank account, run up a big phone bill, etc. Anyway life would be sweet if you could have (2) Colnago, (2) Prince, etc. etc.
What should I do? Delete all? Pass along to the FBI? Other?
|Nigerian Advance Fee Scams--get richie quickie||Slipstream|
Apr 23, 2002 4:28 PM
|These scams take on more variation than a chameleon in heat. Check out the following URL:
This particular scam targets middle class, middle age, business and professional men who would never be as easily deceived by a lottery scam. Estimates put the losses from these "Nigerian Advance Fee" operations at over $1 million "every single day" in the U.S. alone. The multi-stage fraud starts when you receive a fax, e-mail or letter.
These scams capitalize on peoples greed and desire to get rich quick. They always want you to keep it highest confidence and want your bank account number.
Attention: The President/CEO
Confidential Business Proposal
Having consulted with my colleagues and based on the information gathered from the Nigerian Chambers Of Commerce And Industry, I have the privilege to request your assistance to transfer the sum of $47,500,000.00 (forty seven million, five hundred thousand United States dollars) into your accounts. The above sum resulted from an over-invoiced contract, executed, commissioned and paid for about five years (5) ago by a foreign contractor. This action was however intentional and since then the fund has been in a suspense account at The Central Bank Of Nigeria Apex Bank.
We are now ready to transfer the fund overseas and that is where you come in. It is important to inform you that as civil servants, we are forbidden to operate a foreign account; that is why we require your assistance. The total sum will be shared as follows: 70% for us, 25% for you and 5% for local and international expenses incidental to the transfer.
The transfer is risk free on both sides. I am an accountant with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). If you find this proposal acceptable, we shall require the following documents:
(a) your banker's name, telephone, account and fax numbers.
(b) your private telephone and fax numbers — for confidentiality and easy communication.
(c) your letter-headed paper stamped and signed.
Alternatively we will furnish you with the text of what to type into your letter-headed paper, along with a breakdown explaining, comprehensively what we require of you. The business will take us thirty (30) working days to accomplish.
Please reply urgently.
Howgul Abul Arhu
|ok here' s trouble... i say good luck to them....||Spirito|
Apr 23, 2002 6:58 PM
|if people are stupid enough to beleive everything they read or see then i dont have any compassion for them.
why would anyone seriously believe that a person they dont know is willing to let them benifit or profit for no reason and anonymously - out of the blue.
i view email spam as the scourge of the earth and they are but they will not dissappear until people stop responding.
what was it they said was born every minute?
that some cats have lifted money off people foolish enough to think they were gonna make some in all sincerity - i actually think thats cool.
im pro bank robbers, and jewel theives, and outlaws as well. im still out to lunch on wholsale illicit drug manufacturers - they have my benefit of doubt as tobacco, liquor and pharmaceutical companies in tandem with governments who profit from them are no better in my opinion.
its a cruel world if you let it be - and anyone thinking that a free lunch is actually free, then they deserve to be taken for a ride.
|romantic and naive?||colker|
Apr 24, 2002 6:11 AM
|don't be. we are too old for that. |
bank robbers kill people. they are part of a crime network that ultimately merges with governments, arms industries and drug dealers. there's nothing good in crime. a bank robber "probably" was a car robber and got his techniques honed in jail. they will kill security guards if necessary. they bribe the police to get away. they are losers who can't make a living out of doing any good to other people.
drug cartels hire kids to kill and sell drugs so they can get away with the law.
i'm pro housewifes and well behaved schoolkids.
|Those Fu(king African shams fu(ked up my dad!||Qubeley|
Apr 23, 2002 6:12 PM
|Here's how it went:
My father received message from these "former military personels" of Kongo or whatever troubled African country, claiming that they have huge amount of U.S. cash, that if went through my father's account somehow, will be theirs. And my dad will receive a percentage of that ridiculous amount of money.
Obviously it's illegal, but with reward so attempting, who can resist? So off went my poor dad to Africa, met these sham artists. And the show began: they showed my dad some sample cash, they are all tagged with special stamps, and they need to buy some "special solution" to wash off the stamp, so that the money look like normal bills. And they are in such a bad financial lock-up that they couldn't afford the "magic solutions". My father gave them the money to buy solutions, and never saw those mother-fu(ker again. I am just happy that money is all they are after and my dad returned safely, in shame and deep regret. He said that these sham artist are such good actors that they look so sincere and honest, yeah right!
Delete the mail, man. Forget about the Colnago. Like they said:"If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."
|Well known scams...||Uncle Tim|
Apr 23, 2002 6:22 PM
|This scam (and its variations) are very well known and have been higlighted all over the internet. Only the most out of touch person could get fooled by such an obvious ruse. I find it hard to believe that anyone has fallen for it.
What intelligent businessman would offer bank account numbers and other sensitve information to complete strangers. Any business person with half a clue would do at least a little research. Sheesh...
Let's keep this off the cycling forum, please.