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Old 08 June 2006, 15:39   #1
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spam received as private message

I just received this as a RIBnet private message. Is anyone else getting this stuff in this way?

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From Damas Ngigae
Phone number: 0022508903660
E-mail: damas_ngigae2006@yahoo.fr
Alternative e-mail: damas_2006_ngigae@yahoo.fr


Hello Dear,

Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. I know this mail may come to you as a surprise, since we have not known or written before.
After you receive this mail kindly contact me on my private e.mail contact below. introducing myself, I am Damas Ngigae, the Only Son of the late Mr and Mrs Dikko Ngigae, my father was a gold and cocoa mercahnt based in accra, ghana and Abidjan (Ivory Coast), he was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their business trips. before the death of my father on 29th june 2004 in a private hospital here in Abidjan.

He secretly called me on his bedside and told me that he has a sum of usd $6.5m (Six Million Five Hundred Thousand U.s), deposited in a suspence account in one of the prime bank here in abidjan ivory coast, that he used my name as his only son for the next of kin in depositing of the fund.

He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his business associates, that I should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice where I will transfer this money and use it for investment purpose such as expansion of his existing cocoa business and real estate management overseas. Dear friend, I am humbly seeking your assistance in the following ways.

1) To assist me in retriving this money from the bank.
2) To serve as the guardian of this fund.
3) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education and to secure a residential permit in your country moreover, I am willing to offer you 15% of the total sum as compensation for your effort/input after the successful transfer of this fund to your nominated account overseas.

Furthermore, you can indicate your option towards assisting me as I believe that this transaction would be concluded within seven (7) working days you signify interest to assist me.

Please immediately you receive this message reply me through this my private yahoo e-mail address damas_ngigae2006@yahoo.fr
Yours sincerely
Damas Ngigae.
Call me with this this number for more explainations: 0022508903660
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Old 08 June 2006, 15:45   #2
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I would give him/her/it a smack in the chops for calling me Dear

That's a new one on me, I am a moderator on two other forums and I have never heard of spam by PM, in fact I can't remember ever seeing a 419 scam on the forums, it is usually commercial cr&p that we get. Bit labour intensive for the spammers I would think, sending individual messages, and if they are going to go to that effort you would think they would write something a bit better than the usual piffle which you can spot as a scam a mile off
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Old 08 June 2006, 15:46   #3
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Oooh! 6 and a half million bucks? I'd be all over that.

No, I didn't get that one.

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Old 08 June 2006, 16:24   #4
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Junk mail

i had one via email - read the first line and moved to spam folder but looking at the email address it came from "directory at rib.net" - along with this bit in it

I got your contact from: http://www.rib.net/directory/ when I was searching for somebody to assist me and i decided to contact you for help


so they/him/them must be trolling the forum, so someone has a nasty little bot infection!
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Old 09 June 2006, 03:22   #5
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I've come across this before on email, but not on a forum.

It's a SCAM!
Don't respond to it, just delete it from your inbox. Maybe the offender can be deleted from the forum - if he hasn't been already!

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Old 09 June 2006, 03:34   #6
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These guys seem to have the right idea

http://www.419eater.com/html/trophy_room.htm

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Old 09 June 2006, 03:42   #7
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These guys seem to have the right idea

http://www.419eater.com/html/trophy_room.htm

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Now that's a top sport..... I particularly like Sister Lillian Ettz's contribution on page 7....
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Old 09 June 2006, 05:03   #8
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I've come across this before on email, but not on a forum.

It's a SCAM!
Don't respond to it, just delete it from your inbox. Maybe the offender can be deleted from the forum - if he hasn't been already!
Yes, this RIBnet account is now festering in the spam bin. It is, of course, a scam and should be treated with the disdain it undoubtedly deserves.

Spam by PM has been very rare so far, and long may this continue. If anyone receives any in the future, please forward it to me and I'll deal with it.

These messages were also sent to companies listed on the RIBnet trade directory. They have a rib.net address on them because they are sent via the message form on the directory. Individual email addresses are secure as they are not revealed to the sender, however any contact form (by it's nature) may be abused from time to time. If it becomes more of a problem then I'll have a look at some other options.

Please let me know of any future spam you get via RIBnet, either by PM or email.

BTW I deleted the racist rants. It's not acceptable here.

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The Met have a special unit set up to deal with these 419 or West African scams (as they are known).

Email copies and info to - I guess every now and then they will manage to track and stop one of these arseholes.

fraud.alert@met.police.uk

Nigeria - anything from this place should be treated with maximum suspicion, it is the worlds number 1 for fraud. For some reason they thrive on dishonesty.
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Nigeria - anything from this place should be treated with maximum suspicion, it is the worlds number 1 for fraud. For some reason they thrive on dishonesty.
You could also argue that they thrive on other people's greed and stupidity.

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