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streetline Inactive Member13 Oct 2009 3:53 a.m. PST

Got this one today – made me smile –

I found your name in the Central Computer among the list of unpaid (Contractors, Inheritance next of kin and lotto beneficiaries that was originated from American, Europe, Asia plus Middle east and Africans) among the list of individuals and companies that your unpaid fund has been located to the Standard Chartered Bank, HSBC,Barclays Bank, Natwest
Bank, Bank of America and CBN Plus ATM payment.

Your name appeared among the beneficiaries who will receive a part-payment of US$5.5 million and has been approved already for months. You are requested to get back to me for more direction and instruction on how to receive your fund.

However, we received an email from one Dr. Garry S. Mullen who told us that he is your next of kin and that you died in a car accident last week.

Dr Robert Water account co-ordinate as follows:

Bank of Lebanon
[yadda yadda]

Note that we are bound to recognize Dr Garry S. Mullen's claim, if you fail to promptly respond to this inquiry following the Deed of Assignment he submitted authorizing him to claim this payment. Furthermore, forward the following information to [yadda] :

YOUR FULL NAME AND ADDRESS:
YOUR PRIVATE TELEPHONE NUMBER:
YOUR OCCUPATION AND AGE:

He has also submitted his account for us to transfer the fund to him.We want to hear from you before we can make the transfer to confirm if you are dead or not.

jdpintex13 Oct 2009 5:15 a.m. PST

I got something similar last week from "Fed Ex Express" that they had a check for me and once I provided them all my personal information they'd forward the check to me.

The obvious questions:

1) Fed Ex Express – really? Does anyone fall for that one?

2) How did they know the package contained a check if they hadn't opened it?

3) It's extremely sad that people still fall for these. How could anyone still do that is beyond me.

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2009 5:32 a.m. PST

Law of averages, send out a few hundred thousand mails and chances you will bump into somebody who will take the bait.

Personal logo The Tin Dictator Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2009 7:03 a.m. PST

Out of curiosity, why do you guys read those ?
I dump them as soon as I see them if the spam filter hasn't already.

jdpintex13 Oct 2009 7:22 a.m. PST

Boredom? Humor? Amazement?

Personal logo T Callahan Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2009 7:24 a.m. PST

"Out of curiosity, why do you guys read those ?"

I love to spell and grammar check the emails. :)

Terry

jtkimmel13 Oct 2009 7:29 a.m. PST

Boredom? Humor? Amazement?

Amusement ranks up there, and to find out which Nigerian oil minister of the week kicked it this time…

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian13 Oct 2009 8:03 a.m. PST

It's extremely sad that people still fall for these. How could anyone still do that is beyond me.

a) some people are less intelligent than others
b) desperation
c) gullibility

UltraOrk Inactive Member13 Oct 2009 8:36 a.m. PST

Reply:
Yes, Dr. Mullen is correct. I did die in a car accident last week. Go ahead and send it to him, he will get it to me later. Thanks for your concern.

Personal logo Gungnir Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2009 10:33 a.m. PST

UltraOrk, you're too easy on Mullen. At least demand a regular upkeep of your grave, with that amount of dough he can afford it.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2009 3:10 p.m. PST

Thanks for the concern Streetline, but I am A OK at the moment.

But my friend Dr. Garry S. Mullen tells me you are dead, so, should I be communicating with you ?

streetline Inactive Member13 Oct 2009 4:34 p.m. PST

Out of curiosity, why do you guys read those?

Slow day. And occaisionally the "next" button chucks one up, and it catches my eye. Like "Please confirm if you are dead" did.

Ditto Tango 2 1 Inactive Member13 Oct 2009 7:09 p.m. PST

why do you guys read those

You need to be careful – some of the vbs scipts fire just by opening the email. I do look at some of these occasionally when I accidenatally open them – and they are usually ridiculously stupid. But I advise all my people to, if they don't recognize the sender or if the subject makes no sense, delete it without opening it.
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Tim

Covert Walrus22 Jun 2010 8:59 p.m. PST

Fed Ex Express really? Does anyone fall for that one?

In NZ, we would several local banks go by their old initials from when they were the Auckland Savings Bank and Taranaki Savings Bank, but are called officially ASB Bank, and TSB Bank respectively despite actually being thus called "Auckland Savings Bank Bank"

T5Gamer Inactive Member01 Feb 2014 9:14 p.m. PST

Why sure! Im dead! over my Deleted by Moderatoring dead body!

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