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posted on Mar, 2 2005 @ 09:53 PM
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Found this in my emails as i was reading along.. i have no idea what this guy is talking about.. anyone have any ideas?

"DEAR FRIEND, I SINCERELY APOLOGISE FOR INVADING YOUR PRIVACY AND CRAVE YOUR INDULGENCE TO READ THROUGH MY REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE IN THIS MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL AND RISK FREE TRANSACTION. I AM MR.PALLO MANSARAY, I AM MOVED TO WRITE YOU THIS LETTER ,THIS WAS IN CONFIDENCE CONSIDERING OUR PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCE AND SITUATION. I ESCAPED WITH MY WIFE AND CHILDREN OUT OF SIERRA- LEONE TO UNITED KINGDOM THROUGH THE AID OF THE UNITED NATIONS EVACUATION TEAM WHERE WE ARE NOW PRESENTLY RESIDING ON TEMPORARY POLITICAL ASYLUM. HOWEVER DUE TO THIS SITUATION I DECIDED TO CHANGE MOST OF MY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS DEPOSITED IN SWISS BANK AND OTHER COUNTRIES INTO OTHER FORMS OF MONEY CODED FOR SAFE PURPOSE BECAUSE THE NEW HEAD OF STATES AHMED TEJAN KABBA MADE ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE SWISS GOVERNMENT AND OTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRIES TO FREEZE ALL MY TREASURES DEPOSITED IN SOME EUROPEAN COUNTRIES,HENCE I AND MY WIFE ALONG WITH MY CHILDREN, DECIDED LAYING LOW IN A TEMPOERY POLITICAL ASYLUM CAMP HERE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM TO STUDY THE SITUATION TILL WHEN THINGS GETS BETTER,SINCE PRESIDENT TEJAN KABBA TAKING OVER GOVERNMENT AGAIN IN SIERRA-LEONE ONE OF MY CHATEAUX IN SOUTHERN FRANCE WAS CONFISCATED BY THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT,AND AS SUCH WE HAD TO CHANGE OUR IDENTITY SO THAT OUR INVESTMENT WILL NOT BE TRACED AND CONFISCATED. I HAVE DEPOSITED THE SUM OF THIRTY MILLION,FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS(US$30,500,000)WITH A SECURITY COMPANY FOR SAFEKEEPING. THE FUNDS ARE SECURITY CODED TO PREVENT THEM FROM KNOWING THE ACTUAL CONTENTS. WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO NOW IS TO INDICATE YOUR INTEREST THAT YOU WILL ASSIST ME AND MY IMMEDIATE FAMILY BY RECEIVING THE MONEY ON OUR BEHALF. THE ACCOUNT REQUIRED FOR THIS PROJECT CAN EITHER BE PERSONAL,COMPANY OR AN OFFSHORE ACCOUNT THAT YOU HAVE TOTAL CONTROL OVER,YOUR AREA OF SPECIALISATION WILL NOT BE A HINDERANCE TO THE SUCCESSFUL EXECUTION OF THIS TRANSACTION. ACKOWLEDGE THIS MESSAGE,SO THAT I CAN INTRODUCE YOU TO MY FAMILY AS OUR FOREIGN TRUSTED PARTNER WHO SHALL TAKE CHARGE OF OUR INVESTMENT ABROAD WHERE WE NOW PLAN TO SETTLE. I WANT YOU TO ASSIST US IN INVESTING THIS MONEY,BUT I WILL NOT WANT OUR IDENTITY REVEALED.I WILL ALSO WANT TO BUY PROPERTIES AND STOCKS IN MULTI-NATIONAL COMPANIES AND TO ENGAGE IN OTHER SAFE AND NON SPECULATIVE INVESTMENTS. WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH A LOT OF HEALTH AND SPIRITUAL TURMOIL,HENCE WILL NEED YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND ASSISTANCE. MAY I AT THIS POINT EMPHASIZE THE HIGH LEVEL OF CONFIDENTIALITY WHICH THIS BUSINESS DEMANDS AND HOPE YOU WILL NOT BETRAY THE TRUST AND CONFIDENCE WHICH WE REPOSE IN YOU.I SHALL PUT YOU IN THE PICTURE OF THIS BUSINESS,I.E TELL YOU WHERE THE FUNDS ARE CURRENTLY BEING MAINTAINED AND ALSO DISCUSS OTHER MODALITIES INCLUDING REMUNERATION FOR YOUR SERVICES. I SHALL INFORM YOU WITH THE NEXT LINE OF ACTION AS SOON AS I RECEIVE YOUR POSITIVE RESPONSE. IS THIS PROPOSITION ATTAINABLE?IF IT IS,PLEASE KINDLY FURNISH ME IMMEDIATELY BY E-MAIL WITH YOUR DIRECT TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS TO ENHANCE THE CONFIDENTIALITY WHICH THIS BUSINESS DEMANDS. BEST REGARDS MR.PALO MANSARAY."

[edit on 2-3-2005 by ShadowMan]




posted on Mar, 2 2005 @ 10:03 PM
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This is a simple Nigerian scam apparently making its way through Sierra Leone.

Congratulations on attaining a level in the social order where the scammer believes the person on your email address is literate but gullible!

Some people send abusive messages to scammers. I would report it to the authorities or ignore it.

[edit on 2-3-2005 by MaskedAvatar]



posted on Mar, 2 2005 @ 10:04 PM
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It's a scam.....Precisely like this email posted here...
www.abovetopsecret.com...

I actually had an old co-worker of mine who replied to one of these emails with about $5000....only to find out he was scammed.....In his attempts to try and sue, he was actually told he was too "thick-headed" and they refused to represent him....

I wish more attorneys these days had the balls to say that.....I know it's not really "right" and probably ignorant on the attorney's behalf, but I promise you that's exactly what happened....”Too bad for his dumb ass....Next!!!”



[edit on 3/2/2005 by EnronOutrunHomerun]



posted on Mar, 2 2005 @ 10:37 PM
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Lots of crooks out there. I get 2 or 3 of these or similar every week. Any failed big ticket item bid on Ebay brings me the spoof emails, with a new wrinkle now and then, and every other possible attempt to fleece the unwary. Paypal emails are often spoofs. Anyone out of country asking for payment by Westen Union money order IS trying to rob you. What is truly amazing, is that after I was listed in "Who's Who" a few years ago, my phone never stopped ringing with people offering me such a "marvelous" deal on stocks, bonds or God knows what. P.T. Barnum said it best: "there's a sucker born every minute, and two to take him".

[edit on 2-3-2005 by TheAvenger]



posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 12:16 AM
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heh

ok.. thanks guys for the tip i dont feel like reporting it due to how long it will take.. someone must of already so ill just leave it as it is untill i get another. Thanks for the info guys.



posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 02:28 PM
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Today, it's US$10,000,000 to be moved out of Iraq under cover of aliens...

Attention: Sir,
Please, forgive me if I intrude into your privacy, yes we do not know each
other before but the fact that it business issue, try and hear me out first. My
name is Sergeant Charles Willy. I am an army officer who is currently serving
the United States of America Army in Iraq. I came to know about you in my
private search for a reliable and reputable person to handle this confidential
business transaction.
In course of this war I have find an opportunity to relate a very important
business issue with you, first I don't want you to be afraid of this mail, and
it is the only way for me to express this transaction to you.
Sir, I discover 2 boxes beneath the ground in small hurt within the desert near
a palace in Baghdad, Iraq, when I open it I saw it full of dollars, what of $10
million dollars, then I took the boxes photograph and I lucked the box back, I
quickly declare the boxes to UNICEF staff who came to rescue victims of the war
to neighboring country where American set as center for treatment, I drop a
note with UNICEF staff that the boxes belongs to an alien who leave in Iraq and
that they want me to keep there personal belongings for them. The staff fully
accepted the boxes from me and put it inside the flight to a near by country
within the Middle East.
Now that the Iraqis is about to gaining their new political ambition by
conduction new election for a new civilian president, I am using this point to
make you the owner of these boxes, so that I can now present you to the
security Vault, I will give you the document which the security Vault issued to
the UNICEF staff who finally drop these boxes in the security company and also
I will be the person to authorize that these boxes should be release to you.
Please I don't want you to worry about anything on how you can claim these
boxes because UNICEF staff and the Security Vault do not know the content of
these boxes, I did not revealed it to them , they only know that a family
entrusted there family belongings to me for safe keeping.
Every day my heart breaks with the news that more US army lives have been lost
and endeavor now they no longer exist because of the conflict in Iraq. Even a
cursory glance at the news tells the world that Iraq seems to be a quagmire;
certainly not the success it was predicted to be. We here in fighting Iraq
realize this. With your respond can make this transaction a hope for me and the
tangle thing I achieve in Iraq
I want you to write me and I shall brief you all details to achieve this aim.
Thanks
Sgt.Charles Willy."


Anyone know which unit Chuck Willy actually serves in? LOL.



posted on Mar, 4 2005 @ 03:47 PM
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Oh yeah, these are scams!

I get them once in a while.

What's weird is, during my recent spate of "temp" jobs in offices, I have seen these same things coming through fax machines to businesses!

Do these scammers think, seriously, that people are gonna fall for this? And sending out mass faxes seems to be asking for prosecution. Private people may just delete an email, but I can imagine biz owners getting good and fed up over junk faxes and siccing the authorities on them. Although I do believe those who send this crap out are very slippery and hard to find. Likely why this continues (I have been seeing variants of this email for years.)



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