Scam



  • I received an email entitled “Letter of Relationship and Establishment Aid” tonight purporting to be from a member of axisandallies.org attempting to solicit my help in transfering funds from Africa.

    I’m sure everyone here knows such emails are scams, but just to reiterate in case anyone else here received the same email, “I need help transfering funds from Africa” is a very common email scam.



  • Did you see the Chris Hansen Dateline NBC show where they did To Catch A Conman?

    It was pretty good.



  • @_Plotinus:

    I’m sure everyone here knows such emails are scams, but just to reiterate in case anyone else here received the same email, “I need help transfering funds from Africa” is a very common email scam.

    yeah i got the same email. i was just going to open it but i thoguht it might be from a game callled cybernations so i opened it. they were way too vague and made no sense. why do you need to transfer money to americia if it wasn’t laundured. ( i’d rather not be apart of the mob unless i got a gun like in scarface 😉)  :lol:  just set up an off shore account. also he kept repeating himself. " i legaly inheireted it." if a 15 year old boy can figure out your a fraud why do people who actualy have bank accounts fall for this kind of stuff?



  • @cyan:

    if a 15 year old boy can figure out your a fraud why do people who actualy have bank accounts fall for this kind of stuff?

    LOL!  You should listen to Clark Howard on the radio (syndicated money/personal finance show out of Atlanta) and just LISTEN to how stupid many folks are about money.


  • 2018 2017 '16 '11 Moderator

    @ncscswitch:

    @cyan:

    if a 15 year old boy can figure out your a fraud why do people who actualy have bank accounts fall for this kind of stuff?

    LOL!  You should listen to Clark Howard on the radio (syndicated money/personal finance show out of Atlanta) and just LISTEN to how stupid many folks are about money.

    A-men.

    I listen to the Mutual Fund show on Saturdays (because I have a dial, not digital cause, according to the US Government, I’m impoverished, and I’m too lazy to adjust it) and these guys are really idiots.

    1. We have the guys who call in to claim they have 1 Million to invest.  Maybe they do, but if so, don’t you think they’d have a personal investment advisor or two?  Why would they get advise from the radio?

    2. You have the guys who are asking stupid questions like: “Should I take out a 13.99% HELOC to open a mutual fund that averages 8.25% annually?”


  • 2019 Moderator

    If you want to have some fun with those guys check this site out:
    http://www.ebolamonkeyman.com



  • @dezrtfish:

    If you want to have some fun with those guys check this site out:
    http://www.ebolamonkeyman.com

    Holy crap was that funny.  I can’t repeat some of the names here, but I about died laughing!
    Also, there are some NSFW pics there (language & nudity).

    If you want to read more about the 419 scam, check it out here: http://www.popsubculture.com/pop/bio_project/nigeria-fraud.html


  • 2019 Moderator

    Here’s another good one I got today:

    Hello Cook,

    I presume this letter will come to you as a surprise, but as things unfold,we will know each other better. I will start by introducing myself to you. My name is Francis Goodman a solicitor at law.

    I am writing in respect of a foreigner Robert Rice Cook, who happens to be my client an oil merchant and contractor who perished in a plane crash of 31st October 1999[WITH EGYPTIAN AIRLINE 990] with other passengers aboard.

    http://www.cnn.com/US/9910/31/egyptair.03/

    Since the demise of my client I personally have watched with keen interest to see the next of kin but all has proved abortive as no one has come to claim his funds of US$28.5m(Twenty Eight Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollar) and all the relevant documents in the bank has no record of any next of kin. On this note, I decided to seek for whom his name shall be used as his next of kin so I have contacted you to assist in repatriating most especially, the money left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where the huge deposits were lodged.

    Particularly, the Equity Development Bank Plc where the deceased had an account valued at about Usd28.5 million dollars has issued me a notice to provide the Next of kin, or have the account confiscated.

    I seek your consent to present you as the Next of kin of the deceased.I know you can assist me as I need somebody who is trustworthy and willing to assist me get the funds transfered.Whcih the account which my late client operate is valued at Usd28.5 million dollars can be paid to you, as my clients Next of Kin, and then we can share the amount on a mutual agreed percentage.

    All legal documents to back up your claim as the deceased Next of Kin will be provided. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law and you should endeavor to keep it confidential.

    Please get in touch with me at (francis.goodmane1@yahoo.com).to enable us discuss further about this transaction.

    Best regards,
    Francis Goodman

    LOL, apparently I’m “trustworthy” what a joke…


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