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Old 10 January 2007, 07:18   #1
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African Scammers now on Skype

Just picked this up on Skype.
"[12:51:56] Mr Mark mill says: From: Mr. Mark Mills
Accra, Ghana.
My name is Mr. Mark Mills, Branch manager of a
financial institution here in Ghana. I am a Ghanaian
married with two kids. I am writing to solicit your
assistance in the transfer of $ 4,550.000.00 Million
United States dollars only.
This fund is the excess of what my branch in which am
the manager made as profit during the 2004 financial
year. I have already submitted annual report for that
year to my head office here in Accra Ghana as I have watched
with keen interest as they will never know of this
I have since, placed this amount of $ 4,550.000.00
Million United States dollars only to an Escrow Coded
account without a beneficiary (anonymous) to avoid
As an officer of the bank, I cannot be directly
connected to this money thus I am impelled to request
for your assistance to receive this money into your
bank account on my behalf.

I intend to part 30% of this fund to you while 70%
shall be for me. I do need to stress that there are
practically no risk involved in this. It's going to be
a bank-to-bank transfer. All I need from you is to
stand as the original depositor of this fund so that
the fund can be transferred to your account.
If you accept this offer, I will appreciate your
timely response to my private email:
With Regards,
Mr. Mark Mills

Though his skype name is Mark Peprah.
Anyone got any good ideas what we can send him. Ive got a rather full spam folder...

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Old 10 January 2007, 08:40   #2
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What's even bloody worse is that email spammers have started writing sensible replies to B&O adverts to use to get your email addy for spamming... I just got spammed
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Old 14 January 2007, 12:00   #3
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I just wanted to mention that I frequently get emails from two parties is the UK...

The barristers representing Maggie Thatcher's husband's estate write frequently. Apparently, I did something very nice for him some time in the past, and I will be handsomely rewarded as soon as I forward my banking info!

The second email comes from the Queen's Office (it's a little vague which department, or even Queen for that matter...) but regardless, as recently as yesterday, they offered me 325,000 pounds sterling (whatever that is!). I'm not sure what I did to warrant this, but once again, all I need to do is send my banking info. and the money will be deposited "with all possible haste!"

Me thinks that someone over there thinks we Colonials have only recently fallen off the punkin' cart!

It's hard to imagine that anyone would actually respond to this sort of thing, but a few years ago, a businessman in Burlington, Ontario (I believe he ran an insurance brokerage) responded to one of these "ex-Foreign-Minister-to-the-King-of-someplace" appeals to smuggle funds out of the country. If I recall correctly, he got stung for about $75,000 CDN! Duh...
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