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Vanity: I got this spam email

Posted on 01/03/2007 12:28:45 PM PST by ImAmericanFirst

I hope this is the right place to ask about this. I rarely do vanity posts.

What should I do when I get an email like this? Should I report it? Or just ignore and delete as I normally do?

It reads..


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KEYWORDS: cheese; soliciting; spam; spamspamspam; trollingflames; vkalert; zotme
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FROM MOHAMMED HAMZA. 2-3 NELSON MANDELA AVENUE SANDTON CITY , JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA.

TEL: 27 73 185 1608.

ATTN:PRESIDENT/C. E . O,

GREETINGS AND MAY THE PEACE OF THE MOMENT BE WITH YOU .IT IS INDEED MY PLEASURE TO WRITE YOU THIS LETTER , WHICH I BELIEVE WILL BE SURPRISE TO YOU AS WE HAVE NEVER MET BEFORE AND I AM DEEPLY SORRY IF I HAVE IN ANY MANNER DISTURBED YOUR PEACE/PRIVACY.PLEASE FORGIVE ME FOR THIS UNUSUAL MANNER TO CONTACT YOU .BUT THIS PARTICULAR LETTER IS OF EXCEPTIONAL AND VERY PRIVATE IN NATURE. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY GOING TO BE A GREAT DOUBT AND DISTRUST IN YOUR HEART IN RESPECT OF THIS MAIL,COUPLED WITH THE FACT THAT , SO MANY INDIVIDUALS HAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF THE INTERNET TO FACILITATE THEIR FRAUDLENT DEEDS,THEREBY MAKING IT EXTREMELY DIFFICULT FOR A GENUINE AND LEGITIMATE BUSINESS CLASS PERSONS TO GET ATTENTION AND RECOGNITION.THERE IS NO WAY FOR ME TO KNOW WHETHER I WILL BE PROPERLY UNDERSTOOD. BUT HONESTLY LET ME START BY INTRODUCING MYSELF.

MY NAME IS MOHAMMED HAMZA. I LIVED AND WORKED IN IRAQ AS A FOREIGN CONTRACTOR DURING THE LATE PRESIDENT SADDAM HUSSEIN ERA. I WAS A GOOD FRIEND AND A PARTNER OF MR HATEM KAMIL ABDUL FATEH WHO WAS A BUSINESSMAN/CONTRACTOR AND ALSO THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF BAGHDAD. I HAVE IN MY POSSESSION THE SUM OF US$18M (EIGHTEEN MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS), IN CASH THAT WAS ENRUSTED TO ME BY MR HATEM KAMIL ABDUL FATEH SHORTELY BEFORE THE AMERICANS STORMED BAGHDAD THAT EVENTUALLY LED TO THE FALL OF SADDAM.

AS THE WAR RAGES ON WITHOUT KNOWING WHEN IT WILL STOP , HE ADVISED ME TO MOVE AWAY WITH THE FUNDS AND THAT HE WILL JOIN ME LATER. I THEN,TOOK THE FUNDS OUT OF IRAQ FOR SAFE KEEPING AND DEPOSITED IT SAFELY IN A SECURITY COMPANY IN SOUTH AFRICA AND KEPT THE BOX CONTAINING THE FUNDS THERE SUCESSFULLY. MY FRIEND HATEM KAMIL WHO GAVE ME THE BOX WAS NOT AS LUCKY. HE AND HIS FAMILY WERE KILLED DURING ONE OF THE BOMBARDMENTS THAT HIT THEIR HOME IN BAGHDAD, WHICH HAS LEFT TENS OF THOUSANDS DEAD AND INJURING SEVERAL OTHERS UP TILL NOW.I AM DESPERATELY NOW IN EXILE WITH MY FAMILY IN SOUTH AFRICA AS ASSYLUM SEEKERS.

I AM SEEKING FOR YOUR URGENT HELP TO ASSIST ME CLAIM THE FUNDS FROM THE SECURITY COMPANY FOR INVESTMENT IN A VERY GOOD RELIABLE PROJECT IN YOUR COUNTRY. A LOT OF IRAQIS HAD LOOTED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND RAN OUT OF IRAQ INCLUDING TOP OFFICIALS, MANY OF WHOM SUCCEDED WHILE MANY DIED IN THE PROCESS. I THANK GOD THAT I AM ALIVE AND CAME OUT OF THERE INSPITE OF THE ESCALATING HOSTILITIES THAT HAS BEEN ON THE INCREASE DAY AFTER DAY.

HOWEVER, I WANT TO HAVE AN INVESTMENT BASE IN YOUR COUNTRY, AS SOON AS YOU ACCEPT TO HELP ME SECURE/CLAIM THE FUNDS FROM THE SECURITY COMPANY HERE IN SOUTH AFRICA AND DEPOSIT IT IN YOUR NOMINATED ACCOUNT IN YOUR COUNTRY.

INASMUCH AS WE ARE REFUGEES HERE IN SOUTH AFRICA AND THEIR LAW DOES NOT ALLOW REFUGEES TO OPERATE AN ACCOUNT OR HAVE A BUSINESS ESTABILISHED UNTIL YOU GET YOUR PERMANENT RESIDENCE WHICH WILL TAKE FIVE YEARS OF WHICH I WAS NOT AWARE OF BEFORE I DEPOSITED THE FUNDS.

IF YOU ACCEPT TO ASSIST ME,I AM OFFERING YOU 30% OF THE MONEY WHILE 5% WILL BE FOR ALL THE EXPENCES THAT COULD BE INCURED ON THE PROCESS OF THE TRANSACTION. AND REMEMBER TO GIVE ME YOUR PRIVATE PHONE AND FAX NUMBERS SO THAT I WILL GIVE YOU ALL THE DETAILS AS REGARDS TO THE FUNDS.

THIS IS RISK FREE BUT HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL PLEASE TREAT AS URGENT.PLEASE FOR YOUR EYES ONLY YOU CAN VISIT THIS WEB LINK ...http://talkleft.com/new_archives/002483.html) AND GET A PICTURE OF A LITTLE BIT OF WHAT HAPPENED IN IRAQ AND HOW INDIVIDUALS /SOLDIERS LOOTED MONEY AND RUN AWAY.

BEST REGARDS,

MOHAMMED HAMZA.

NB:REPLY TO {mhamza26@hotmail.com}.

1 posted on 01/03/2007 12:28:46 PM PST by ImAmericanFirst
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To: ImAmericanFirst; lowbridge

You need to contact the expert, lowbridge.


2 posted on 01/03/2007 12:30:39 PM PST by JennysCool (Well done, President Ford.)
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To: ImAmericanFirst

Reply to Mohammed and politely inform him that his caps lock key is broken.


3 posted on 01/03/2007 12:30:47 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily. Apply Sparingly.)
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To: ImAmericanFirst; lowbridge

Fish-on-the-head PING!


4 posted on 01/03/2007 12:31:12 PM PST by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: ImAmericanFirst

Send him the money, of course. ;-)


5 posted on 01/03/2007 12:31:21 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: JennysCool

What a difference 33 seconds make...


6 posted on 01/03/2007 12:31:46 PM PST by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: ImAmericanFirst

Ignore and delete.


7 posted on 01/03/2007 12:32:09 PM PST by lainie ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C. S. Lewis)
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To: ImAmericanFirst

Set fire to your underwear. The email will no longer be of concern.


8 posted on 01/03/2007 12:32:49 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: lainie
Ignore and delete

Thanks

9 posted on 01/03/2007 12:32:58 PM PST by ImAmericanFirst (Offended By The Offended)
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To: ImAmericanFirst
wonst@nigerianscams.org

I forward scams to the above EMAIL address!
10 posted on 01/03/2007 12:33:18 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: ImAmericanFirst

Jeeze I didn't sign my name right. You can send me the money just open up the account under areafiftyone. LOL - Just ignore it.


11 posted on 01/03/2007 12:33:28 PM PST by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers - Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LOL!


12 posted on 01/03/2007 12:33:29 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: JennysCool

I just ignore them. I would never write back. I never even open emails from someone I don't know usually but I have gotten a few of these. Its a scam. I don't know where you report them if you find out let me know please so I can report mine . Thanks ~~Pandora~~


13 posted on 01/03/2007 12:33:37 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance and dilligaf?)
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To: lainie

I like your tagline.

Good lord, is it Friday yet???


14 posted on 01/03/2007 12:33:53 PM PST by JennysCool (Well done, President Ford.)
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To: ImAmericanFirst
I rarely do vanity posts.
I can see why. I think your New Year's resolution should be total abstinence.
15 posted on 01/03/2007 12:34:48 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: ImAmericanFirst; Admin Moderator

Heavens to Betsy! I believe you've hit the jackpot!


16 posted on 01/03/2007 12:35:09 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: pandoraou812; All

see post #10


17 posted on 01/03/2007 12:36:19 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: oh8eleven

I'm wondering why someone who gets spam chooses to spam the rest of us with the spam.


18 posted on 01/03/2007 12:37:05 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Tijeras_Slim

My daughter lost one of her baby teeth, and it smelled like the inside of her mouth.

Anything to be concerned about?

Oh, wait, I'll start my own thread and ping you to it!


19 posted on 01/03/2007 12:37:16 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: ImAmericanFirst
Delete and forget is a good policy on 419 scam letters.

For more info check out: 419 Scam

Scroll down to find U.S.-specific info.

20 posted on 01/03/2007 12:38:07 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: 1rudeboy

Spam is a tasty and delightful food substitute when used in moderation.


21 posted on 01/03/2007 12:39:28 PM PST by JennysCool (Well done, President Ford.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Spam, spam, spam and more spam.

22 posted on 01/03/2007 12:39:40 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ImAmericanFirst

SPAM is not really so bad, IF it is properly fried. DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT try to eat it raw - it's not really that safe, and you will likely gag. Fry it till it stops squirming, then keep frying till it is somewhat crispy, and you should be OK. Just don't expect it to taste like filet mignon, or you will be disappointed.


23 posted on 01/03/2007 12:40:02 PM PST by Hegemony Cricket (When music is banned, only the bands will have music.)
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To: JennysCool
The authoritative SPAM haiku website.
24 posted on 01/03/2007 12:40:45 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: ImAmericanFirst
You lucky so-n-so, you're gonna be RICH!!!!!! Congrats to you!
25 posted on 01/03/2007 12:41:32 PM PST by Millee (Tagline free since 10/20/06)
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To: 1rudeboy
I'm wondering why someone who gets spam chooses to spam the rest of us with the spam

Did you read the title of the thread before opening? Since when does spam announce itself as spam before you open it? I had an honest question about these emails I get. A spam does not announce it self as spam. Neither do trolling flames.

26 posted on 01/03/2007 12:42:17 PM PST by ImAmericanFirst (Offended By The Offended)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Thanks you very much. They very annoying. I will forward them to the email address you gave. ~~Pandora~~


27 posted on 01/03/2007 12:42:19 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance and dilligaf?)
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To: ImAmericanFirst

Your thread has been hijacked. Remain seated. We are returning to the airport.


28 posted on 01/03/2007 12:43:43 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Owl_Eagle
Send the thread by Spam-A-Pult


29 posted on 01/03/2007 12:43:53 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: 1rudeboy
Your thread has been hijacked.

By the Flying Imspams?

30 posted on 01/03/2007 12:45:19 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: 1rudeboy
Your thread has been hijacked. Remain seated. We are returning to the airport

Dont bother taking it back to the airport. I got my answer above. You cant hijack what's being given to you so enjoy you're flaming.

31 posted on 01/03/2007 12:45:39 PM PST by ImAmericanFirst (Offended By The Offended)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

That's a pretty candy-assed onager if he can hold the throwing arm down with his fingers....


32 posted on 01/03/2007 12:46:12 PM PST by r9etb
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To: 1rudeboy

Beats the spam out of me.


33 posted on 01/03/2007 12:46:56 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: r9etb


Students today have a reduced appettite for destruction, unlike the Class III potato cannons and funnelators I made in college.


34 posted on 01/03/2007 12:49:38 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: ImAmericanFirst

35 posted on 01/03/2007 12:51:31 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ImAmericanFirst

Did you try sticking a picture of The Last Supper with the eyes cut out on a printout of the message? Maybe it will tell you where the jewels are being hidden. :)


36 posted on 01/03/2007 12:51:35 PM PST by nhoward14
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To: 1rudeboy

spam, spam, spam etc.


37 posted on 01/03/2007 12:52:17 PM PST by brivette
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To: ImAmericanFirst
IMO Responding to spam is always a mistake.

You simply verify to the spammer that they've found an active email address.

The spammer will then sell/trade your email address to/with every other other spamming low-life scum on the face of the earth.

38 posted on 01/03/2007 12:52:37 PM PST by holymoly ("A lot" is TWO words.)
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To: ImAmericanFirst

It looks like what of those scams. Ignore it, but report it


39 posted on 01/03/2007 12:53:15 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: ImAmericanFirst

Whatever you do don't send it to Ed Mevinsky.


40 posted on 01/03/2007 12:53:49 PM PST by garv
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To: trisham
SPAM, it's worldwide.


41 posted on 01/03/2007 12:53:58 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: ImAmericanFirst

He said it was for your eyes only so you already blew it.


42 posted on 01/03/2007 12:54:38 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: 1rudeboy

LOL! Good one.


43 posted on 01/03/2007 12:54:48 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ImAmericanFirst

I responded to one of these guys. I gave him my phone number. I told him to call.

He did.

I kept him on the phone for an hour. I told him to call again.

He did.

I kept him on the phone for another hour or so. I told him to call again.

He did. Then he got mad. He asked me if I knew just how much it cost for him to keep calling me.

I told him: I did.

I learned some new vulgarities that day.

It was fun.


44 posted on 01/03/2007 12:55:54 PM PST by Al Gator (Refusing to "stoop to your enemy's level", gets you cut off at the knees.)
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To: 1rudeboy

45 posted on 01/03/2007 12:56:11 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
The Manitou Springs Fruitcake Toss is this weekend. I entered an onager the last couple of years -- I made about 300' with a half-pound morsel.

This year I'm doing a ballista (like a crossbow, but the arms are powered by two sets of twisted rope). Don't know how well it will work, as I'm still building it.

My co-workers have an air cannon that can toss a 2-lb fruitcake over a quarter of a mile. You may have seen them on TV.....

46 posted on 01/03/2007 1:06:09 PM PST by r9etb
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To: ImAmericanFirst

It sure looks like the typical scam letter styled after the Nigerian Scam letters.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=Nigerian+Scam&btnG=Search

http://www.ic3.gov/search.aspx?q=Nigerian%20Scam

(Note: I delete my spam.)


47 posted on 01/03/2007 1:10:30 PM PST by Cindy
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To: r9etb

Moriarty, NM is the home of El Launcho Grande, a pumpkin cannon capable of 3500' shots.

48 posted on 01/03/2007 1:13:05 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Cindy

Thanks. I never reply to any of these nor do I ever click "unsubscribe" if there is such an option. When you click "unsubscibe" it only confirms to the sender that your email is indeed active and you'll receive even more.

I wasnt questioning whether or not I should reply to these emails. Normally I delete them then after I always wondered if I should have reported it to the authorities. So finally today I decided to ask someone.

Thanks for the links.


49 posted on 01/03/2007 1:14:41 PM PST by ImAmericanFirst (Offended By The Offended)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LOL! I've seen that (and others). Those guys have a LOT more free time and money than I do....


50 posted on 01/03/2007 1:16:12 PM PST by r9etb
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