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Re: I am going to be a millionaire - Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #165 on: February 08, 2015, 07:38:37 PM »

Following the directions in this email will make the Cyber Crook rich and me poor.
If you check the email address details, you would see following:

As you can clearly see, the spoofed from address and the return address have nothing to do with each other
and the return address certainly has nothing to do with Wells Fargo.
Don't be fooled by such an attempt to steal your money and probably your identity.
Your bank would never send out this type of a request for information.
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire - Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #166 on: April 19, 2015, 08:12:03 PM »
Good things come in small packages:



I certainly had no itentions of opening the attached 4 .pdf files (packages).
One should always look a gift horse in the mouth!
(and then throw it in the trash.)
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire - Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #167 on: April 19, 2015, 09:05:15 PM »
Hi Bob!

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One should always look a gift horse in the mouth!
What do you mean exactly? Gift like a socalled present or poison? I think it doesn't matter and won't change the result.
 ;)
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire - Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #168 on: April 19, 2015, 09:23:16 PM »
Hi Bob!

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One should always look a gift horse in the mouth!
What do you mean exactly? Gift like a socalled present or poison? I think it doesn't matter and won't change the result.
 ;)
HSW
If English isn't your first language, this may make my post a little clearer.
The actual saying is "Never look a gift horse in the mouth." This means if a gift is offered simply accept it and don't ask questions.
My quote of "Always look a gift horse in the mouth." simply means that we can't, for security reasons, simply except these types of gifts
without check into their authenticity.
(Also, note the heading of this topic.)
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire - Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #169 on: April 25, 2015, 10:33:54 PM »
A new Arrival:
"Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Counter-terrorism Division and Cyber Crime Division
J. Edgar. Hoover Building Washington DC
 
 
Dear Beneficiary,
 
Series of meetings have been held over the past 7 months with the secretary general of the United Nations Organization. This ended 3 days ago. It is obvious that you
have not received your fund which is to the tune of Eight Million and Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars ($8,500,000.00) due to past corrupt Governmental
Officials who almost held the fund to themselves for their selfish reason and some individuals who have taken advantage of your fund all in an attempt to swindle your
fund which has led to so many losses from your end and unnecessary delay in the receipt of your fund.
 
The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the United Nations and Federal Bureau of Investigation have successfully passed a mandate to the current president
of South African his Excellency President Jacob Zuma to boost the exercise of clearing all foreign debts owed to you and other individuals and organizations who have
been found not to have receive their Contract Sum, Lottery/Gambling, Inheritance and the likes. Now how would you like to receive your payment? Because we have two
method of payment which is by Check or by ATM card?
 
ATM Card: We will be issuing you a custom pin based ATM card which you will use to withdraw up to $3,000 per day from any ATM machine that has the Master Card Logo on
it and the card have to be renewed in 4 years time which is 2018. Also with the ATM card you will be able to transfer your funds to your local bank account. The ATM
card comes with a handbook or manual to enlighten you about how to use it. Even if you do not have a bank account.
 
Check: To be deposited in your bank for it to be cleared within three working days. Your payment would be sent to you via any of your preferred option and would be
mailed to you via DHL. Because we have signed a contract with DHL which should expire in next three weeks you will only need to pay $250 instead of $450 saving you
$200 So if you pay before the three weeks you save $200 Take note that anyone asking you for some kind of money above the usual fee is definitely a fraudsters and you
will have to stop communication with every other person if you have been in contact with any. Also remember that all you will ever have to spend is $250.00 nothing
more! Nothing less! And we guarantee the receipt of your fund to be successfully delivered to you within the next 48hrs after the receipt of payment has been
confirmed.
 
Note: Everything has been taken care of by the Federal Government of South African, The United Nation and also the FBI and including taxes, custom paper and clearance
duty so all you will ever need to pay is $250.
 
DO NOT SEND MONEY TO ANYONE UNTIL YOU READ THIS: The actual fees for shipping your ATM card is $450 but because DHL have temporarily discontinued the C.O.D which gives
you the chance to pay when package is delivered for international shipping We had to sign contract with them for bulk shipping which makes the fees reduce from the
actual fee of $450 to $250 nothing more and no hidden fees of any sort!
 
To effect the release of your fund valued at 8,500,000.00 you are advised to contact our correspondent in Africa the delivery officer Bar Alex Williams with the
information below,
 
Name:  Bar Alex Williams
Email: alexw106@yahoo.com.hk
 
You are advised to contact him with the information's as stated below:
 
Your full Name..
Your Address:..............
Home/Cell Phone:..............
Preferred Payment Method (ATM / Cashier Check)
 
Upon receipt of payment the delivery officer will ensure that your package is sent within 48 working hours. Because we are so sure of everything we are giving you a
100% money back guarantee if you do not receive payment/package within the next 48hours after you have made the payment for shipping.
Yours sincerely,
 
Miss Donna Gwen
 
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535
TELEPHONE: (218) 646-2533 FAX: (202) 666-5283 "

It's a lot to read for a mere 4.5 Million. :)
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire - Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #170 on: April 25, 2015, 10:49:16 PM »
It really is hard to understand that this is could be anything other than a scam.

Who would be worried about saving $200 if you were legitimately in line for £4.5 Million ;D
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire - Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #171 on: May 08, 2015, 03:52:00 PM »
Looks like Microsoft has now jumped on the bandwagon to make me rich. :)



Gmail placed this in the junk folder where it rightfully belongs and I have no intentions of opening the attachments.
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire - Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #172 on: May 08, 2015, 04:14:22 PM »
Looks like Microsoft has now jumped on the bandwagon to make me rich. :)
Funny, I always thought it was the other way around. ;D
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire - Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #173 on: September 07, 2015, 04:14:20 PM »

The only one who will benefit if you reply and act on this will be the scammer.
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire - Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #174 on: October 03, 2015, 08:25:26 PM »
The latest attempt to make me a rich man:

This may not contain a virus but it certainly is a Phishing attempt.
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire - Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #175 on: October 16, 2015, 09:44:28 PM »
Wow, $8.3Million from my friend at the FBI



I'm willing to share if you're willing to have it sent to you. :)
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire - Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #176 on: October 26, 2015, 06:42:07 PM »
The Nigerian Govt. is certainly eager to send me a lot of money:

Since I don't really need any more money, be my guest and see if you can't cash in on this fantastic offer! :)
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Re: I am going to be a millionaire - Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #177 on: December 02, 2015, 01:40:03 PM »

$6500000.00 for a mere $109.00 and some Information

Any one interested ???
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« Reply #178 on: December 02, 2015, 01:43:30 PM »
Here is another variation on that same theme. Slightly more money. :)
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« Reply #179 on: December 11, 2015, 04:21:30 PM »
It's amazing but people still fall for this:
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