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Discussion in 'SHH Community Forum' started by Dew k. Mosi, Apr 30, 2006.
I can't help her out, because I will just steal the money. But maybe one of you good people can.
Id steal it..
*snickers* I see they changed their ways to sending that email again
Stealing is right, but who's the thief. Is it now Hype policy to allow threads about Internet scams?
um, if I was serious about someone helping her--no. but since I'm obviously not, sure
Whos doing what now? I read it but i dont understand whats going on? does she want to get laid? i can help with that. Gigga dee gigga dee!
oh god, I remember the scam where you were urged to give money to help get an astronaut from Nigeria home
that was the dumbest thing I had ever heard
There are so many poor widows who need help
Geez..at least it tugs the heart stings more than the Banker one.
Can someone sum that up for me...I am tired today and reading is my enemy.
I must live right....I've never recieved one of those....but then I don't open emails from people that I don't know...so I really can't be sure if I have...can I?
These cons are so lame. Wheres the imagination?
I'd be an awesome con-man
I get these things all the time. I once had one asking me to buy a warehouse in Brazil.....
I usually get one of those letters once a month or so in my hotmail account
A lot of people talk about emails like this....since I have had my account (Oct 2002)....I have only recieved about 4 emails from a name I didn't recognize (and I just didn't open it).....I don't seem to get unwanted mail.
Wait!...That was a con!?!
Oh I never open emails I don't know but have seen the addy and the headline title it's sent as so I know what it usually is
we really gotta admire your heart dew
The so-called "419" scam (aka "Nigeria scam" or "West African" scam) is a type of fraud named after an article of the Nigerian penal code under which it is prosecuted.
Typically, victims of the scam are promised a lottery win (example) or a large sum of money sitting in a bank account or in a deposit box at a security company. Often the storyline involves a family member of a former member of government of an African country, a ministerial official, an orphan or widow of a rich businessman, etc. Here is an example. Variants of the plot involving the Philippines, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Iraq, Kuwait, UAE, Mauritius, etc. are also known. Some emails include pictures of boxes stuffed with dollar bills, scans of fake passports, bank or government documents and pictures of supposedly the sender.
Though most of these scams use emails sent in English, we also come across emails translated into French, German, Italian or Spanish, as well as English and French letters by postal mail, usually mailed from Spain.
Back in the 1980s (for this is nothing new!) the main vehicle for this scam were fax machines.
The victims are promised a fortune for providing a bank account to transfer the money to. Then - if they fall for the scam - they are made to part with thousands and sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars in "bribes" for local officials or other "fees" (taxes, insurance, legal fees, etc) before the "partners" finally disappear without trace. Here are some typical examples of advance fee demands.
Sometimes fraudulent cashier's checks are issued to the victims, who are asked to wire funds for various charges after the bank says funds are "available" from the check, but before the check has actually cleared.
You are a non-entity
Not according to the doctor's scale......
You and me both, brudder
We need to start up a Hype jogging club.
<mmiikkee12> XD, i just got the best spam message ever
<mmiikkee12> "Make $$$ Fast"
<mmiikkee12> "Hold down your shift and 4 keys at the same time. In about a second you will be making $$$ fast."
I can't run because of a bad knee and weak lungs, how about we just kill all the skinny folk and then we will set a new standard of beauty