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Originally posted by sheepslayer247
The grammar was the biggest clue, not just the outlandish story.
Thanks for the heads up and is amazes me what these people will do and say to play off of the emotions of Americans!
Originally posted by Syyth007
Emails similar to that have been floating around since the first gulf war, it's a 419 scam, the ever famous Nigerian email scam (they don't always originate from Nigeria, eastern Europe and north Africa are really getting into the game now).
Members of the South African Police Service have arrested six suspects for allegedly kidnapping two Korean nationals lured to South Africa through a 419 scam. The 65 year-old father and his daughter, who is in her 30s apparently responded to an email from the suspects promising tens of millions of dollars. The duo arrived in South Africa from South Korea on Tuesday. The suspects allegedly tasked a driver to fetch the victims from OR Tambo airport. The driver and the two Korean nationals were kidnapped and kept at a house in Meadowlands, Soweto.
‘I went with him to a hotel and met a guy who told me if I had 60K he’d double it in 24 hours. I saw it done! I saw somebody literally make money with R200 and US$100 notes in front of my eyes. [explicit language], of course I asked questions, but it’s different when you see it happen before your eyes. When you see hard currency made in front of you, you get excited. You get a big hard-on.’ This wasn’t a counterfeiting operation. The story went that the notes he saw were rands and dollars that the South African government was secretly transporting from the country to bankroll Lauren Kabila’s war in the Congo. The notes had been supposedly dyed with chemicals to render them unusable until they could be chemically processed on-site and paid to Kabila’s troops. However, the cash had been intercepted by corrupt officials who now required Terence’s help in ‘converting’ their haul of over R3-million from its ‘black dollar’ form into usable tender.
Originally posted by JiggyPotamus
I am usually good at spotting fakes by realizing what the scam actually is. But here I cannot figure it out. Usually these scams involve fake checks. Are they going to send millions of dollars in counterfeit cash? Why would you need to scam someone to do that?
I am probably missing something obvious, as I can't figure it out, lol.
If this okay with you please get back to me with the following so i
can get the box across to you.
1. Your full name
2. Contact address
3. Telephone number