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Posted on 08/22/2013 10:03:06 AM PDT by lafroste
Due to the sudden death of my husband General Abacha the former head of state of Nigeria in June 1998, I have been thrown into a state of hopelessness by the present administration. I have lost confidence with anybody within my country. I got your contacts through personal research, and had to reach you through this medium. I will give you more details when you reply.
Due to security network placed on my daily affairs I can't visit the embassy so that is why I have contacted you. My husband deposited $12.6 million dollars with a security firm abroad whose name is withheld for now till we communicate. I will be happy if you can receive these funds and keep it safe I assure you something good out of the funds in return for your assistance. I will need your telephone/mobile numbers so that we can commence communication.
FINALLY! A ray of hope in the Dreary Darkness of the O-Depression!
Email address please?
My mobil number is 555-555-1234.
I told him to contact Greece. They need the money.
“I have been thrown into a state of hopelessness by the present administration”
Coincidentally, I just received a similar email from Nigerian general Kachinga Cheatchusuckah.
send them the number and address for the White House
This is real. I know because I verified it. If anyone wants me to verify it for them too, just email me your credit card number and security code.
I feel her pain!
Please send your details by postal mail. Then, at least I will get some Nigerian stamps to add to my collection.
“I have been thrown into a state of hopelessness by the present administration. I have lost confidence with anybody within my country.”
Yeah, me too, Mrs. Whosywhatsits.
Dear Hajia Mariam,
I don’t know what country you are in, but I am in the USA. My president is also a repressive dictator. My assets have also been frozen by a stagnant and over regulated economy here. Also, I cannot help you as this medium is under the constant watchful eye of our National Security Agency (NSA).
I regret to inform you that the subversion of your own government is now known by my government. I expect you only have a short time to run for your life and hide. Uncle Sam will help with the redistribution of your money. So maybe not all is lost once you are gone.
Good luck my foreign friend.
This was done by others on FR before. They even got them to email pictures of themselves with underwear on their heads.
There is really nothing new under the sun :)
Ebola Monkey Man used to have fun with these morons.
Dude, this is a scam. Send me $25 dollars and I'll prove it to you.
I THOUGHT HE SAID HE WAS IN NIGERIA, NOT AMERICA?.........
That’s nothin’ I got a similar missive from the widow of Yassar Arafat, claiming he had squirreled away the entire amassed fortune of the PLO.
All I had to do was give her my bank account numbers to cash in!
Gee, I didn’t even think we were friends.
Funny, I received an email exactly like this - but it was from someone named Michelle Obama...
One of the classic lowbridge scams the scammers threads
They are really getting good. For anyone out there with patents or licenses to manufacture, watch out! The US and European Union patent databases are filled with your names, home towns, employers, etc....They are publicly accessible via internet.
I missed that thread. Please post a link along with the routing information, account number and SS# associated with your primary savings account. I am interested in the pics with underwear on their heads.
How many times do I have to tell the RNC to stop sending these letters?
Due to the sudden death of my husband General Abacha the former head of state of Nigeria in June 1998....
They’ve been recycling this email since June of 1998. You’d think at least maybe they might update the date to - say - maybe this century.
I just go this one:
I will like to seek your help in a business proposal, which although is sensitive by nature and not what I
should discuss with someone I dont know and have not met using a medium such as this but I do not
have a choice .
I am Mr. Williams Faro the Financial adviser/ personal account manager of late Dr. Atanasoff Rhett who
died of a cardiac arrest a few years ago leaving behind a large sum of money with a commercial bank in
the Island of Seychelles which is a tax free zone, a place where plenty of rich people tend to hide away
funds not ready to be used or invested, I am also the Client Service manager of the Kenya branch. I will
not mention the amount of money which runs into several millions in United States Dollars and name of
bank presently until we have agreed to deal; I trust you will understand the need for such precautions.
So far, valuable efforts has been made to get to his people but to no avail, as he had no known relatives
more because he left his next of kin column in his account opening forms blank and he has no known
relative. Due to this development the bank has been expecting someone to come forward as a close
relative to claim the funds otherwise as the Seychelles national laws would have it, any dormant account
for five years will be declared unclaimed and then paid into the government purse.
To avert this negative development my colleagues and I have decided to look for a reputable person to act
as the next of kin to late Dr. Atanasoff Rhett So that the funds could be processed and released into his
account, which is where you come in. We shall make arrangements with a qualified and a reliable attorney
to represent you locally to avoid any inconvenience of you coming down to claim the funds.
All legal documents to aid your claim for this fund and to prove your relationship with the deceased will
be provided by us. Your help will be appreciated with 30% of the total sum which I would disclose in my
next email Please accept my apologies, keep my confidence and disregard this letter if you do not
appreciate this proposition I have offered you.
I wait anxiously for your response.
Mr. Williams Faro.
I don't respond to those things unless the person has at least $25 million deposited with a security firm abroad whose name they withhold...
If I’m going to help I want to know what my cut is.
Please send me your address, I feel the need to send flowers to cement our soon-to-be bond or call me at 666-666-0000.
P.S. I understand if you would like to sleep on it for a few days.
Gee, I only have felt this way since November 2008.
Tell them to ask for Barney or Sunny. They have cash, private aircraft and armed guards after all.
You and me both honey.
Want some chocolate?
I played one guy for about 3 months (here is a text where i describe what I did for another friend of mine- it probably reads funny because I copied IM messages and I don't have time to edit it all right now)
I told one scammer that asked me for money for his sick child “Poor Sarah” that I would contact the local priest because I belonged to a church dedicated to helping people just like him and “poor Sarah”
Then I pretended to be a priest and contacted him as priest #1.
I said i would do a fundraiser for “poor Sarah’
after the weekend I told them what a great event we had, and how many people came, and how we raised $30,000 for “poor Sarah”
I found photos on the Internet of church meetings and sent them to him. I photo-shopped (badly) “For Poor Sarah” onto the signs in the photos.
Then I pretended to be priests #2
When he was all excited, I told him PRIEST #2 was coming to give him the money personally, and take pictures of them accepting the check and get pictures of “poor Sarah”
and he should go to the airport and meet him
then when he contacted me from the airport I told he must have missed the flight so he should wait for the next one like 6 hours later... AND HE DID
When he called me from the airport 6 hours later to tell me he didn't arrive again, I told him that the other priest was missing
Three days later I said that I had gotten a call that he said priest #2 “gave into temptation” and spent most of the $30,000 on hookers and gambling in Las Vegas
OMG you should have seen how pissed he was!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
it was hilarious
Then I had the OTHER priest (me- with a stupid accent) call him and beg his forgiveness
and ask him to pray for him
and he was screaming and swearing- I told him (as the priest #2) that i only had $5000 left to give him- and then he got all excited again...
I said I would give the check to Sarah and he said “who is Sarah?”
and I could not stop laughing and he started swearing at me in some foreign language- then he sent me awful emails about how I would “burn in hell” for what I did- and I said who was worse? Me for wasting his time or him for trying to scam me in the first place...?
There is a great web site about these - google 419 scammers
You’d think people here would be skeptical of such phony-sounding emails.
I still remember the women profiled on TV who actually sent
$50 thousand in response to one of these Nigerian emails.
She was asked “how could you send so much money to someone you don’t even know?” Said she wanted to “help.”
There’s one born every minute.
The great CNN series “American Greed” chronicled the guy IN JAIL who scammed people out of millions. When the victims called the FBI for help-—the agent asked them,” how could you think sending money to someone in jail was a good idea?”
I remember that post. One of the funniest I ever saw.
There’s a guy from Nigeria that a friend and mine have been leading on for nearly three years.
He thinks I’m going to send him $7000 COT money so I can get my $30 million, but I keep making him go through new hoops.
I’ve called him MANY times at 2 am (his time) and have clearly woken him up.
These Nigerians guys are like really really really fun to correspond with.
I am waiting for a movie with Tommy Lee Jones where he admits to someone:
“It’s all true. These people really DO have access to billions of dollars in these accounts, and I make my living off of getting that money for them...”
Let someone ask a question about why this or that compound does this or that, and she can rattle off and draw out extremely reliable answers with explainations that bewilder those who are supposed to be in the know.
Yet she can't synch her issued phone with her email. It's been three years now.
And is most likely sitting in an apartment in Bayone New Jersey.
First the Oil Minister. Now this??? What is going on in Nigeria????
Set up an account. Put $.19 in it. Ask the bank to track who accesses it, then send the data to Habib or whatever he’s calling himself today. If the bank sees an access attempt, they can log the IP it came from and possibly the destination account. That may lead authorities to the source of this scam.
Some of the links may be dead due to the domain being available now.
Those were awesome threads
This was sent to by e-mail, and you opened it not knowing the sender?
I knew you guys wouldn’t disappoint. That scam thread from years ago was the single funniest thing I’ve ever seen online. remember the “shoe king emporium” megabucks guy Al Bundy? I nearly had a stroke.
Mine is 867-5309.
I have got at least a hundred of those.