Nigeria cracks down on e-scams

Omen88

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Yes that's a good thing. However I can't believe that someone is so stupid to fall for such a thing. I've had outrageous offers on ebay as well from Nigerians.
 
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mpw

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Stampyhead said:
Nigeria cracks down on e-scams
It's good to see they are trying to do something about it.
http://us.cnn.com/2005/TECH/internet/08/08/nigeria.scammers.ap/index.html
The President himself intigated this clean up....I know because I had an email about 3months ago from the head of the six man team that he appointed and report directly to him.

They had found my email amongst data from a suspects PC and were worried that I may have been scammed. :eek:

All I had to do was email them back my full name, DOB, bank account details etc. and they're going to check I've not been had.

If anyone else is worried they may have been compromised you can email the president directly at edited out 'just in case' with your details and he'll have his team check it out for you.







:rolleyes: !
 
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rmhop81

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mpw said:
The President himself intigated this clean up....I know because I had an email about 3months ago from the head of the six man team that he appointed and report directly to him.

They had found my email amongst data from a suspects PC and were worried that I may have been scammed. :eek:

All I had to do was email them back my full name, DOB, bank account details etc. and they're going to check I've not been had.

If anyone else is worried they may have been compromised you can email the president directly at presidentobasanjo@hotmail.com with your details and he'll have his team check it out for you.








:rolleyes: !
haha yeah you're prolly one of the scammers. people are still stupid as h*ll bc they will email all their information to that email you just posted. People are not smart when it comes to their personal information for some reason. anytime i've had outrageous offers on ebay i give them a fake name and address and the losers actually send the money order and package there. those are the most worthless people in the world, and it's sad that americans are still getting ripped off everyday.
 
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mpw

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haha yeah you're prolly one of the scammers. people are still stupid as h*ll bc they will email all their information to that email you just posted. ....
Good point, you may want to edit that address out of your post to protect your fellow Americans!
 
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GFLPraxis

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I ran a test a few weeks ago. One of the so-called Nintendo 'leakers' claiming to have inside info engaged me in a debate on a blog, in which he was pounded to the point where he started making wild claims such as that he had an Alienware laptop with a dual core G5 processor in it.


Anyway, he claimed he had pictures to prove he was telling the truth, so I created a BRAND NEW email address and posted it on a public blog. I only posted it on that one blog, only once. Within a week...

Dear Friend,

My name is Francis Apa one of the special assistant to former president of
Liberia Charles Taylor. Before now I was a member of the cabinet in previous
years before he resigned by the intervention of united nation for peace and
stability in the country of Liberia. We are presently now in the west coast
of Africa were the Government has graciously offered us political asylum but
our movements is completely restricted because my boss Mr. Charles Taylor
will face trial in the world court for atrocity he committed while he was in
power in Liberia.

However in the previous years I was in service in his government I made
secret deposits of valuable cash worth $285M and other jewelries into the
vaults of a classified security vault company known s Diplomatic Courier
Finance Limited on behalf of President Taylor with specific instructions. I
am sorry to say this now because the law of comma has hooked with my boss as
United Nation and the American Government has freeze all his assets world
wild with the exception of the $285M because I deposited the money on my
name and not on my boss name. My intention now is to freight this money and
other valuables0 out of Liberia anonymously to a trusted foreigner who can
receive the consignment on my behalf; I assure you that there is absolutely
no risk to you because nobody knows of the existence of these funds. If this
offer is acceptable to you please contact me immediately also on this email
address: francisapa0000@myway.com For more information you can take look at
the web site below.

Regards,
Mr. Francis Apa
http://www.voanews.com/english/2005-06-21-voa55.cfm
http://atheism.about.com/library/FAQs/rr/blrr_rob_taylor.htm
http://www.sabcnews.com/africa/west_africa/0,2172,106513,00.html
http://www.voanews.com/english/2005-05-25-voa2.cfm
http://www.voanews.com/english/2005-05-03-voa75.cfm
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/07/0725_030725_liberiataylor.html

That was fast. More reasons never to post your email publicly.
 
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