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Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by Matt Ross, Sep 21, 2003.

  1. Matt Ross

    Matt Ross Regular Member

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    Hi,

    I got nthis private mesage from princesswende abiut an urgent buisness request, asking to hand over my bank details in order for her fathers money to go into my account. Obvious hoax email, but has anyone else had this?

    Matt
     
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    !!!

    Matt, can you forward that PM to me? i will ban that user right away.

    any for everybody, in the future if you received spam PM's, please let us know, we will do something about it.
     
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    Kwun, I think Matt received this from his E-mail account and not from someone on BF. Right, Matt?

    On the topic though, I've also received such messages from E-mail before. The one that comes to mind was from some self-proclaimed prince in Africa who apparently inherited over $40 million dollars but the money was "locked" in a Swiss Bank Account, and only needed somebody's bank account number, etc. for it to be activated!!

    If somebody actually believed this, then the world is becoming a sad place.
     
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    thousands of people are "believing" it every year. It's one of the leading source of income for a certain country in Africa.
     
  5. Matt Ross

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    Got it on PM. Sorry, but i deleted it :(
     
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    Well my mailbox always get all these hoax and scam emails. i usually delete it right away. junkmails!
     
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    i love those e-mails... so funny.... i got one in my e-mail a long time ago about a prince from zimbabwe..... lol
     
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    At first you think its fun.. but if your mail box is overload by these junkmail.. you will be more happier not to have them. Hehehhe
     
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    Well... my block list is full already from blocking all these addresses. Now I'm stuck with deleting the rest seeing the blocked list is full!
     
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    Actually Matt, the message that you've received is a lot worse than a hoax. This is known as the Nigerian Scam. Information about those scam can be found in the website

    http://www.quatloos.com/scams/nigerian.htm

    If you do a Yahoo search on "Nigerian Scam", you can also find a lot of info about how those scam works.

    The senders of those emails can be potentially dangerous criminals. The best thing is to ignore these emails. Apparently, some people did reply to those emails, and they are considered very lucky if they end up only have their money scammed. The unlucky ones will eventually be asked to travel oversea, where they will meet up with dangerous criminal face to face. That is when worse crimes like blackmailing, kidnapping occur.
     

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