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Senator Owie?!?! ...oh my(8 posts)

Senator Owie?!?! ...oh myKristin
Oct 23, 2002 5:53 PM
Date: 23/10/02

My name is Senator Rowland Owie, the executive chairman Pension funds committee in the senate of the Federal Republic Of Nigeria. I am writing you to earnestly Solicit for your assistance in helping to receive some sum of money. I got your e-mail address on the Internet while searching for a reliable and reputable person to handle this transaction.

THE PREPOSITION:
We have the sum of US$26,426,000.00 (Twenty six million, four hundred and twenty six thousand United States Dollars) that we intend to transfer overseas through the assistance of a foreign partner. This money came as a result of the unclaimed pension funds over the years due to the over invoiced claim put forward by my committee but the ensioners have already been paid for their claim. What is left is the over invoice amount of US$26,426,000.00 which has been deposited in a bank. I have agreed to transfer the funds overseas for my campaign funding, private use and for investment purposes with your help. I am contacting you therefore, to stand in as the beneficiary to process this fund into your custody. I will provide you with 20% for assisting us and 5% to be set aside for reimbursement for expenses that may arise during the process of concluding the transaction. The fund shall be transferred to you legally in accordance to all laid down procedures governing transfer of funds. I have perfected all modalities for the successful transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary. Finally, I have to reassure you that this transaction is risk free and should be kept absolutely confidential.

Presently, you can reach me by return mail, you should also include your telephone, fax and or cell phone numbers if any, for secured communication between us.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

I await your response.

Senator Rowland Owie.
Oops, I hope I didn't hurt his cause by not keeping it confidentialKristin
Oct 23, 2002 5:55 PM
You know whats the saddest thing about garbage like this? A certain number of people will fall for it.
Over $100 million swindled in 1997 from this scam (link)Captain Morgan
Oct 24, 2002 6:54 AM
http://www.snopes.com/index.htm

Then go to "internet scams" and then "Nigeria."
I didn't realize it was a scamKristin
Oct 24, 2002 7:29 AM
I didn't spend much time reading or investigating this as it was obviously bogus. But I mistook it for a hoax designed to gather personal information for marketing lists. I guess I'm niave, because I can't believe that anyone on earth would be foolish enough to give bank account information to a complete stranger they've never met without any legal advisement or a proper contract???? It blows my mind that ANYONE would fall for something like this. Its the equivalent to my posting my Debit Card number and pin on this board.
That's not sad, that's funny.gregario
Oct 24, 2002 7:25 AM
People that fall for stuff like this deserve what they get. Kind of a non-lethal Darwinism.
I say, "What do you got to lose?"Sintesi
Oct 24, 2002 5:37 AM
Sounds like an exciting proposition to me. Where else you going to get that kind of bread?
Yes, you must be right. I'll...Kristin
Oct 24, 2002 6:56 AM
I'll send a reply email message to the address from whence this came and include my true, full name, mailing address, phone number and fax number. That ought to assure that I END UP ON EVERY JUNK MAIL/FAX/EMAIL list IN THE KNOWN UNIVERSE.

I'm going to assume you were being facetious.
Sintesti... factitious? Never! (nm)Captain Morgan
Oct 24, 2002 7:32 AM