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How the hell did I get on a mailing list for all these Scam artists. This is the second one today. When I came in this morning I had the 4th incarnation of the Nigerian money laundering scam in my inbox. Now I get this. Does this dude want to marry me or what? Scammers should realize they'd do much better if they learned to translate English properly.

PROPOSAL FOR URGENT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

Dear Sir ,

My name is PRNICE.Afred Ben, the elder son of CHIEF.
Emma Ben of Zimbabwe. This might be a surprise to you
about where I got your contact address. I got your address
from the South African
Chamber of Commerce in Johannesburg, South Africa.

During the current war against the farmers in Zimbabwe from
the supports of our President Robert Mugabe to claim all
the white-owned farms to his party members
and his followers, he ordered all white farmers to
surrender all their farms to his party members and his
followers.

My father is one of the best farmers in our country and
because he did not support Mugabe’s ideas,
Mugabe’s supporters invaded my father’s farm and burnt
everything in the farm, killing my father and made away
with a lot of items in my father’ s farm.

Before his death, my father had deposited with one of the
Security Company in Abidjan, the Capital of Cote d'
Ivoirethrough the help of his lawyer who is residing in
abidjan.

the sum of US$26 Million (Twenty Six Million United States
Dollars). After the death of my father, we decided to move
to the Republic of Cote d' Ivoire where he had
deposited the money in the Security Company as family
valuables.

So I decided to contact overseas firm and companies that
will assist me to move this money out of Cote d' Ivoire
because as asylum seekers we are not allowed
to operate any bank account within Cote d' Ivoire. We have
agreed to offer you 20% of the total sum for your
assistance, 5% will be mapped out for any expenses
that may be incurred in the course of this transaction and
75% will be for me and my family to invest in your country.

Please dear, this is the reason I am contacting you as my
fathers foreign partner. Help me I will never forget you as
long as this life is concerned. I have sufferred a lot
while my father had such amount of money. A boy of 30 years
I am still alone, or unmarried up to this age.
I was in high institution when this happened. But now I
have grown up to the age of marriage, but there's no money.

Since I got this address, is true that I did not know you
in person, I don't know why I have such interest in you. I
still thank God because I will like to
have you as my ever partner in life, when I come to your
country to invest.

I Sam, have much to discuss with you but it will be when
you come to Cote d' Ivoire. All I want you to do is to
furnish me with your personal phone and fax numbers for
easy communication.
Note that this transaction is 100% risk-free and absolutely
confidential.

Thanks and God bless.

Regards,


PRINCE Afred Ben
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$26 Million? And this guy was a farmer? What the hell was he growing and where do I get some of those seeds?

Wanders

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shades_ofgreen
May. 13th, 2002 08:05 am (UTC)
LOL! That's too funny!!
I shudder to think what they would do with the phone numbers and fax numbers. Prolly start spamming you through them!

-Purgi
wander
May. 13th, 2002 08:09 am (UTC)
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Usualy they want bank account numbers. What they do with the phone and fax numbrs usually is charge international calls against them. Tempted to give them bogus numbers and see what they do with them or whether they contact me again to tell me they are bogus.

Hugs to you snuggly friend!

Wander
shades_ofgreen
May. 13th, 2002 08:18 am (UTC)
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If you give them bogus number just make sure they are bogus! I mean you don't want to give them some other fool's number and have them do it to them ya know?

Huggz back!
*I'm EXTRA snuggly today*
-Purgi
wander
May. 13th, 2002 08:20 am (UTC)
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Why are you extra snuggly today dear?

Wander
shades_ofgreen
May. 13th, 2002 08:37 am (UTC)
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Well...um....I keep thinking about what I have waiting at home and all the snuggling I have in store for me!

I can't help but feel EXTRA snuggly! I've never had so much snuggling in my life!!!
heehee

-Purgi
wander
May. 13th, 2002 08:41 am (UTC)
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You mean that Cuddles dude is waiting for you at home? Tell him to get his lazy ass up and mow the lawn or something. Yeah snuggling is good! Did a fair amount of it myself this weekend.

Wander
shades_ofgreen
May. 13th, 2002 09:00 am (UTC)
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He did mow the lawn this past Friday!
I don't mind him being lazy right now. Apparently he hasn't had an honest to goodness summer vacation since Jr. High or something. Was always in summer school or taking summer classes in college.
Besides I keep him pretty busy in other areas!! *insert shameless self promotion here*

-Purgi
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ryl
May. 13th, 2002 04:15 pm (UTC)
Sounds like my old nemesis PRNICE is at it again. He was kicked in the head by a mule a while back and he ain't been right since.

Prnice...that's priceless. I will go off and giggle now.
wander
May. 14th, 2002 07:09 am (UTC)
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If these people only knew how much we laughed at them mercilessly, would they keep sending this shit out? Probably.

Wander
ryl
May. 14th, 2002 09:21 am (UTC)
Typographical errors: amusing intelligent people since the 1500s.
wander
May. 14th, 2002 09:24 am (UTC)
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So does it feel good to be free or has it sunk in yet?

Wander
ryl
May. 14th, 2002 02:23 pm (UTC)
I have two weeks off before I go back to Monkey duty, so I'm living it up. The harsh reality probably won't hit me until I start getting calls from schools asking for interviews. Bah, so much to do this summer financially. *kicks money*
wander
May. 14th, 2002 02:26 pm (UTC)
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At least you will still get summers off in your new profession. Well sort of. More so than me.

Wander
ryl
May. 14th, 2002 02:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, most of the summer. Extra training is held in the summer though, like Teacher Academy and AP Training. Just ask your friendly neighborhood chemistry teacher.
wander
May. 14th, 2002 02:35 pm (UTC)
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I'd say I'd trade jobs but I'd quite literally have to murder several students to do my job so I'll just stay here.

Wander

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