Hilarious email 'scam'

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  • Deleted user 13 March 2006 21:03:57
    Appeared in a friend's inbox yesterday:

    Urgent Assistance

    My name is Jennifer Wilfred I am a dying woman
    who have decided to donate what i have to you/ church. I am 54 years
    old and i was diagnosed for cancer for about 3 years ago, immediately
    after the death of my husband who lived all his life in America, who
    has left me everything he worked for. I have been touched by God to
    donate from what i have inherited from my late husband for the good
    work of God, rather than allow my relatives to use my husband hard
    earned funds ungodly. Please pray that the good Lord forgive me my
    sins. I have asked God to forgive me and i believe he has because He is
    a merciful God. I will be going in for an operation in less than one
    hour.

    I decided to WILL/donate the sum of $1,500,000 (One million
    five hundred thousand dollars) to you for the good work of the lord,
    and also to help the motherless and less privilege and also for the
    assistance of the widows according to (JAMES 1:27).

    At the moment i
    cannot take any telephone calls right now due to the fact that my
    relatives are around me and my health status. I have adjusted my WILL
    and my lawyer is aware i have changed my will you and him will arrange
    the transfer of the funds from my account to you.

    I wish you all the
    best and may the good Lord bless you abundantly, and please use the
    funds well and always extend the good work to others. Contact my lawyer
    in the Netherlands with this specified email below and his contact:

    Email:wllamrobinesq@netscape.net
    Name: Barrister William Robinson

    And
    tell him that i have WILLED ($1,500,000.00) to you and i have also
    notified him that i am WILLING that amount to you for a specific and
    good work. I know i don’t know you but i have been directed to do
    this.
    Thanks and God bless.

    NB: I will appreciate your utmost
    confidentiality in this matter until the task is accomplished as I
    don't want anything that will jeopardize my last wish. And Also I will
    be contacting with you by email as I don't want my relation or anybody
    to know because they are always around me.

    Regards,
    Jennifer Wilfred
    (Mrs.)

    So many spelling mistakes, typing errors, inconsistencies (surely if you're going to capitalise your references to God, you do it on ALL of them, not just when you remember?)... But then again, she's a dying woman. She's probably losing the powers in her hands and, well, brain. Poor thing.

    Anyone fancy contacting that email address (perhaps spelt correctly though) to see what happens? :D



    Edited by Owen-B at 21:06:43 13-03-2006
  • itamae 13 Mar 2006 21:06:38 9,887 posts
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    Urgent Assistance
    I have been touched by God to donate from what i have inherited from my late husband for the good work of God, ...
    Show us on the teddy where he touched you. ;-)
  • Flightrisker 13 Mar 2006 22:30:38 18,138 posts
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    Owen-B wrote:
    Name: Barrister William Robinson

    DANGER WILL ROBINSON!


    Man ye are all so damn sceptical. I just emailled Willie!

    ------------
    Hello Barrister William Robinson,
    I received an e-mail off a client of yours recently about a possible arrangement involving a will. I am not sure if she addressed it to me by accident, or if she is just extremely generous as we have never met. Can you please tell your client that I wish her all the best and would very much like to help her with this endeavour,


    Yours,
    Jack Thompson
    ------------------


    I'll keep ye posted on any developments!
  • Stickman 13 Mar 2006 22:33:44 29,666 posts
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    Cancer makes you stupid, eh?

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  • Flightrisker 13 Mar 2006 22:34:19 18,138 posts
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    k.o.t.i wrote:
    Is this thread really happening or am I logged into gulliblefucker.net again?

    Never got a scam email before.....?
  • Batman 13 Mar 2006 22:37:11 4 posts
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    Sir,

    I read with great sadness of the plight of Jennifer Wilfred. I too, had a similar circumstances when Dick Grayson, my ward, underwent treatment for illness. It turned out to be poisoning from DiTetraHydroCholorzine Compound, which as we all know can be extremely dangerous to us mortal men. I have a great deal of money, and wish to help you out in whatever way I can.

    Yours in all earnest,

    Bruce Wayne
  • Stickman 13 Mar 2006 22:37:47 29,666 posts
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    Batman wrote:

    Bruce Wayne

    That's torn it.

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  • Deleted user 13 March 2006 22:44:00
    k.o.t.i wrote:
    Is this thread really happening or am I logged into gulliblefucker.net again?
    Not sure... we all know it's a scam... you clearly do tooooo...

    Sorry, you're going to have to help me out here - who's being gullible?
  • Flightrisker 14 Mar 2006 09:31:14 18,138 posts
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    Cha-fucking-ching!

    


    Attention:

    This is to inform you that I have been informed by Mrs.Jennifer Wilfred of her
    intensions in WILLING $1.5 million US dollars to you.
    I will immediately proceed in notifying Mrs.Jennifer Wilfred’s bank in order
    for the funds to be released and transferred to you.

    She has WILLED the funds to you based on her own decision. I will
    require the following information below to process the release of the
    funds and notification to the bank.

    1. Full name
    2. Country of Residence
    3. Telephone number/fax.

    Sincerely,

    William Robinson (Barr. in Law)
    **SOLICITOR AND LEGAL PRACTITIONER**
    WILLAIM ROBINSON & ASS.
    Weesinkweg 108,2354JH
    Den Haag, the Netherlands.
    Tel: + 31-647-248-387
    Tel: + 31-617-924-770
    Fax: + 31-847-564-528






    LOL@ WILLAIM ROBINSON & ASS.

    How much further is it safe to go with this?
    Providing them with false information of course!

    Edited by Flightrisker at 09:31:41 14-03-2006
  • Stickman 14 Mar 2006 10:00:25 29,666 posts
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    You should be fine right up until they steal your identity, kill you and throw you in a lake rolled up in a carpet.

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  • Deleted user 14 March 2006 10:04:04
    FLightrisker: what email address did you send it to? The badly spelt one in the original message, or what one woul assume to be the correctly spelt version?
  • Flightrisker 14 Mar 2006 10:12:54 18,138 posts
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    Owen-B wrote:
    FLightrisker: what email address did you send it to? The badly spelt one in the original message, or what one woul assume to be the correctly spelt version?

    wllamrobinesq@netscape.net

    I'm gonna string them along as long as I can.


    @stickamn :| don't say that. I'm not gonna use any real details. Im using my old hotmail account. Knew it'd come in handy for something!
  • megastar 14 Mar 2006 10:14:29 17,196 posts
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    itamae wrote:
    Urgent Assistance
    I have been touched by God to donate from what i have inherited from my late husband for the good work of God, ...
    Show us on the teddy where he touched you. ;-)

    hurrah
  • Obscured 14 Mar 2006 10:15:50 1,187 posts
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    Flightrisker wrote:
    Cha-fucking-ching!

    


    William Robinson (Barr. in Law)
    **SOLICITOR AND LEGAL PRACTITIONER**
    WILLAIM ROBINSON & ASS.
    Weesinkweg 108,2354JH
    Den Haag, the Netherlands.
    Tel: + 31-647-248-387
    Tel: + 31-617-924-770
    Fax: + 31-847-564-528






    LOL@ WILLAIM ROBINSON & ASS.

    How much further is it safe to go with this?
    Providing them with false information of course!

    Edited by Flightrisker at 09:31:41 14-03-2006

    Maybe you can ask Willie why that address is non-existant and why his phone number only has 9 digits when we have 10 in the Netherlands:p
  • semprini 14 Mar 2006 11:45:44 3,144 posts
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    now that you're in contact with her, you should string her along for a bit and get her to do things to gain your trust. at least that's how they do it on 419eater.

    edit: wait... the trophy room is just the pics. i thought they had a few great examples of the letters and phone calls, but i think you'll just have to browse through the letters archive and audio clips for a laugh :-)

    Edited by semprini at 11:55:55 14-03-2006
  • Deleted user 17 October 2006 23:54:00
    I just got a weird one


    Please read it. Today is the exact day to buy that stock.
    Please check that letter attentively. Here you will find the intimate
    news about GDKI. Please Read this news.

    Goldmark Cipher Established Hip Hop Producer Sean Combs A.K.A. Puff
    Daddy
    Wednesday October 18, 11:40 am ET

    NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES & VANCOUVER, B.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- October 18,
    11:40 am ET -- Goldmark Industries, Inc. (PINK SHEETS:GDKI.PK - News ),
    is eager to announce that it has signed one of the
    hottest producers in the hip-hop and r&b industry, Sean Combs A.K.A.
    Puff Daddy.
    In an aggressive effort to stay ahead of the game, the Corporation
    moved quickly in
    taking on the already triumphant and rising star.
    Sean Combs, also well-known as Puff Daddy is the originator of Bad Boys
    Records label.
    By contract the among Goldmark Industries, Inc and
    Bad Boy Entertainment Inc, Goldmark has to get 78 000 000 $ for
    the distributing of Sean Combs A.K.A. Puff Daddy fresh album Press
    Play. income around from that deal for Goldmark should be
    around 12 000 000$. After the establishing
    of that deal Goldmark Industries, Inc will be the second biggest
    company in
    the industry of hip-hop & r&b music.

    Hip Hop superstar Sean "P.Diddy" Combs sees a huge possibility for his
    corporation in collaboration with Goldmark inc. Sean "P.Diddy" Combs
    tells that it is pleasantly to treat with these guys. They as anybody
    else know entertainment industriousness and precisely know what is
    required for the American listeners. He also emphasizes individuality of his
    new album Press Play and tells that the presentation of this album on
    october 17 will make an result of the blasted bomb.
    Today the new album of Puff Daddy Press Play will be on the shelves.
    TAKE GDKI and you will earn from every sale of that
    golden disc.

    About Bad Boy International Entertainment
    Group: is one of the world's top urban entertainment
    companies, encompassing a broad range of
    businesses as well as recording, music publishing, artist
    management, television and film
    production, recording facility, marketing and advertising, apparel and
    restaurants. With a set of businesses whose annual
    sales are quickly approaching 300$ million
    annually and an employee base that is 600 strong. Mr. Combs is
    largely trustworthy for the pop appeal of urban
    entertainment. In just eight years, creator and CEO Sean
    "P.Diddy" Combs has forever changed the entertainment
    industry by catapulting the music and styleof urban youth
    society into the American mainstream and creating
    what is measured by experts to be one of the most significant
    services in entertainment today.

    About Goldmark Industries, Inc. (Stock symbol: GDKI.PK)
    Goldmark Industries is committed to supply the best in all forms of
    urban entertainment to the 45 Million Hip-Hop consumers in North America.
    The average North American spends health care & clothing on
    entertainment than they do on more cash, making entertainment the most attractive
    industry for investors and advertisers alike. Goldmark Industries is
    preparing to stand at the forefront of the Hip Hop consumer market,
    specializing in all aspects of entertainment, including Music ,Television
    ,Feature Films ,Home Video/DVD & Major Events. The strength of Goldmark
    Industries is the result of its highly reputable & continuously growing
    management team. The knowledge and experience that each team member
    brings consistently supports the growing success of each division at
    Goldmark Industries. In addition, they are associated with some of the
    world's leading entertainment companies and top distribution channels
    worldwide, providing Goldmark Industries with the relationships to
    continually move forward.

    P.S We has started to promote GDKI yesterday and the price is up for
    16.6% already. Today,october 17 2006, the price will be 100% up. Don't
    miss that opportunity to buy GDKI for a low price. Just buy it!
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 18 Oct 2006 07:27:51 38,696 posts
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    I can't remember the exact term for it, but that's an attempt to inflate the price of otherwise worthless stock. Illegal of course.

    Follow me on Twitter: @MrTom
    Voted by the community "Best mod" 2011, 2012 and 2013.

  • ProfessorLesser 19 Oct 2006 17:15:33 19,358 posts
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    Shazam!


    FROM THE DESK OF MR SALIF
    BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER
    FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPT.
    BANK OF AFRICA (BOA)
    14 DEGBAGO CRESCENT,
    COTONOU REPUBLIC OF BENIN.
    MY PRIVATE E-MAIL: c_akuchinyere@yahoo.co.uk

    Dear Friend,

    First, I must solicit your confidence in this transaction.This is by virtue of
    its nature as being utterly CONFIDENTIAL AND TOP SECRET. However after series
    of petition was recieved by this present regime from foreign contractors and
    inability of the BANK OF AFRICA (BOA)to fulfill their obligation for the
    payment to its foreign creditors, in conjunction with the council of ministers,
    they mandated us to carry out a careful and comprehensive review of all overdue
    payments to foreign contractors and to effect payments immediately.

    During the above mentioned process, we discovered an abandoned sum of US$10.M
    (Ten million US dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign
    customer who died along with his entire famil in a plane crash that happened in
    Cotonou Republic of Benin, West Africa.

    Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of
    kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless some
    body applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in
    our banking guidelines and laws but unfortunately we learnt that all his
    supposed next of kin or died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving
    nobody behind for the claim.

    Please I want you to visit the website below for more information about the
    Plane Crash:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3348109.stm


    It is therefore upon this discovery that I and other officials in my department
    now decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you
    as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent
    disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don't want this money to go
    into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill.

    I agree that 40% of this money will be for you as a foreign partner, in respect
    to the provision of a foreign account,and 50% would be for me, while 10% will
    be for expenses incure during the transaction. There after I will visit your
    country for disbursement according to the percentage indicated.

    Therefore, to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as arranged,
    you must apply first to the bank as relation or next of kin of the deceased
    indicating your bank name, your bank account number, your private telephone and
    fax number for easy and effective communication and location wherein the money
    will be remitted.

    Upon the receipt of your reply, I will send to you by email the text of the
    application to fill and send to the bank. I will not fail to bring to your
    notice that this transaction is hitch-free risk and this transaction will only
    take us 14 banking days because as a banker, I know what to do and move the
    fund into your account without any delay and you should not entertain any atom
    of fear as all required arrangement have been made for the transfer.

    You should contact me as soon as you receive this letter so that I will send
    you the text of the application to apply to the bank and the data information
    of the deceased customer and you should contact me through this my private
    e-mail address:

    c_akuchinyere@yahoo.co.uk

    Yours faithfully.
    MR CHRIS AKU
    Bill & Exchange Manager,
    BANK OF AFRICA (BOA)
  • Foregone-Reality 19 Oct 2006 17:25:04 2,218 posts
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    Manager of one of the world's biggest banks uses Yahoo.co.uk address! shock!

    :D

    So..How do I give you all of my money again?

    ...Is there any way I can scam him in taking my debt, too?
  • Deleted user 19 October 2006 17:25:11
    Who the fuck would fall for that shit?

    /1 in swear jar.
    It was worth it.
  • Rusty_M 25 Feb 2013 22:08:39 4,763 posts
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    Ok, it's not exactly hilarious, but this one bypassed my spam filter and slightly amused me. I also haven't seen it before.
    Attention,
    I am Mr Peter Thabo, personal accountant to a national of your country, who used to work as a contractor in South Africa. Referred to as my client. My client and their only daughter were involved in a Boat accident.

    All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several enquiries here to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful.

    After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to search through with his name which motivated me to contact you, to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you.

    I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the fund valued at US$25Million left behind by my Client before it gets confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank. The Bank has issued me (as my late client's personal accountant) a notice to provide the next of kin or have his account confiscated within the next twenty-one official working days.

    Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 6years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased since you have the same last names, so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you. Therefore, on receipt of your Positive response, we shall then discuss the sharing ratio and modalities for transfer. I have all necessary information and legal documents needed to back you up for claim.

    All I require from you is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through. I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law

    Please get in touch with me through the above email.

    Best regards.

    Mr. Peter Thabo
    It amused me slightly, as I know of someone with the same name as me, from the same town, who was about the same age as me, who died a few years ago. Meeting his mum and mentioning that we share the same name was er...interesting, when I was wearing a name badge stating my forename.

    The world is going mad. Me? I'm doing fine.

  • Jazzy_Geoff 25 Feb 2013 22:11:04 7,767 posts
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  • Ziz0u 25 Feb 2013 22:47:54 8,494 posts
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    I got that one today as well. :)
  • richardiox 25 Feb 2013 23:06:14 5,640 posts
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    Me too. Loved the "browser resetation window" bit. It's actually the first phishing scam that's made it past my hotmail/outlook spam filter in many months, maybe even a year.

    In fact, after reading the subject title they momentarily "had me".
  • Flying_Pig 26 Feb 2013 11:04:54 11,177 posts
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    Ditto.

    Amazing that these people come up with a 'sophisticated' scam, but cannot spell for toffee...
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