No announcement yet.

[OT] Well it finally happened to me!

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    [OT] Well it finally happened to me!

    I was browsing through my email today and found this:

    Date: 8/3/2004 12:58:10 +0200
    Subject: FROM MR ABEL LUAWA All headers
    Dear Sir,
    I am Mr. MR ABEL LUAWA and my sister is Miss ROSE LUAWA, we are the childrenof
    late SAM LUAWA from Sierra Leone. I am writing you in absolute confidence
    primarily to seek your assistance to transfer our cash of twenty one Million
    Dollars ($21,000.000.00) now in the custody of a private Security trust
    firm in Europe the money is in trunk boxes deposited and declared as family
    valuables by my late father as a matter of fact the company does not know
    the content as money, although my father made them to under stand that the
    boxes belongs to his foreign partner.
    My late father Chief Sam khalie,a native of Mende District in the Northerh
    province of Sierra Leone, was the General Manager of Sierra Leone Mining
    co-operation (S.L.M.C.) Freetown . According to my father, this money was
    the income accrued from Mining Co-operation's over draft and minor sales.

    Before the peak of the civil war between the rebels forces of Major Paul
    Koroma and the combined forces of ECOMOG peace keeping operation that almost
    destroyed my country, following the forceful removal from power of the civilian
    elected President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah by the rebels. My father had already
    made arrangement for his family thats talking about my mother, my little
    sister and myself to be evacuated to Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire with the CERTIFICATE
    OF DEPOSIT he made with a security firm in Europe through the aid of U.N
    evacuation team. During the war in my country, and following the indiscriminate
    looting of Public and Government properties by the rebel forces, the Sierra
    Leone mining coop. Was one of the target looted and it was destroyed. My
    father including other top Government functionaries were attaked and killed
    by the rebels in November 2000 because of his relationship with the civilian
    Government of Ahmed Tejan Kabbah.

    As a result of my father's death , and with the news of my uncle's involvement
    in the air crash in Januaryit dashed our hope of survival. The untimely
    deaths caused my mother's heart failure and other related complications
    of which she later died in the hospital after we must have spent a lot of
    money on her early this year . Now my 18 years old sister and myself are
    alone in this strange country suffering without any care or help.

    Without any relation, we are nowlike refugees and orphans. Our only hope
    now is in you and the boxes deposited in the Security Firm To this effect,
    I humbly solicit your assistance in the followings ways.

    1. to assist me claim this boxes from the security Firm as our beneficiary
    2. to transfer this money (USD$21M) in your name to your country
    3. to make a good arrangement for a joint business investment on our behalf
    in your country and you, our Adviser/ Manager For your assistance,

    I havagreed with my younger sister that 20% of the total amount will be
    for your effort and another 5 % to cover all the expenses that may incure
    during the business transaction, Last, I urge you to keep this transaction
    strictly confidential as no one knows ourwhere about.

    Please as you show your willingness, Forward to us your full name, address
    and Tel/ Fax numbers, to me via my private email address as indicated bellow,this
    is for security reasons as i will only be accessing my private
    email earnestly awaiting your response.

    May God bless you as you assist us.

    How many people actaully fall for that?:bulb:



    Oh, Congrats!


      Play the game and get him to take a photo of himself doing something stupid then proceed to bail out and post his picture all over the net. Obviously do not give out any bank details or whatever


        I remember reading about how someone tricked the person trying to scam them.
        Anyone know the site?


          Originally posted by The5thviruz
          I remember reading about how someone tricked the person trying to scam them.
          Anyone know the site?
          Search for 'p-p-p-powerbook!', that should get you to it. Can't remember the exact site.


            Originally posted by danstringer
            Search for 'p-p-p-powerbook!', that should get you to it. Can't remember the exact site.
            ah thats it.



              I remember that thread, it was funny as hell.

              Anyway, whenever I get stuff like that or someone posts it and thoughtfully adds the senders email address I just go and sign the guy up to lots of free ****



                there was a good documentry on tv where a guy went to meet the scammer to find out about the money etc and they just made him look stupid! :haha: :haha: told him they'd buried the money in this park and he couldnt remember where, whilst hidden cameras watched the desperation! :up:

                Now my 18 years old sister and myself are
                alone in this strange country suffering without any care or help.
                just internet access and a computer/laptop? boy you must be suffering so much


                  check this site scamentertainement- Lady pepenlope strikes back this guys makes a sport of harrasing the scammers, pure comedy gold :up: (read the lady penelope storie)

                  The 419 Scam is named after the Nigerian police code for this type of crime. Basically, this is how it usually works. You receive an email asking for your help in getting a huge amount of money out of some third world, or corrupt country. For your troubles the scammers promise to give you around 20% of the loot. After stringing you along, with an elaborate plan that's designed to gain your confidence, they suddenly announce that the deal can't proceed until some bogus fees are paid. Naturally, they can't afford to pay the fees themselves, so they ask you to do it for them. This is the whole point of the scam, for as soon as you send off the money to pay for the fees the scammers will disappear, never to be seen again.

                  In light of this, I have decided to turn the tables on these guys, and turn the scammer into the scammee. What follows on the pages of this website are my adventures in the land of the scammer, as I take on these unfortunate Lads and confuse the hell out of them with double talk and nonsense.


                    I got one before LOL:haha: :up:






                        This is a scam?

                        You mean I shouldn't have mortgaged my house to send him money?

                        **** !!!




                          I just went to that site and read some of those stories.
                          That guy owns!:haha: :up:


                            In all seriousness, Nigerians make a large proportion of their money this way.

                            It works cuz there hoping you will be a grandma with no idea or something. Nigerian 'buisnessmen' are (in genral) either drug dealers (very little saleable drugs [ie drugs to be sold for £££ in the west] pass through or are produced in the country so unlikley) or 419 scammers who organise others to type out the emails and build relationships with others, they provide comps and connections. Its totaly standard there and seen as a legitimate way to make money.

                            Life tip - Nigerians tend to do the classic black man thing of pretending to be extra stupid. Very bright people in fact.


                              That link is great. It goes on for three pages!! That man is a genious.

                              They have had scams like that since back in my day, but its nice to see someone sharp scamming back.