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Just got this from the bank of africa!!

Old Aug 14th 2008, 11:59 pm
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FROM MR.AZIZ MAZEN.AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING UNIT. BANK OF AFRICA. (BOA)OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA-FASO Dear Friend, (TOP SECRET) I am Mr. Aziz Mazen, the director in charge of auditing and accounting section of International Bank of Africa Ouagadougou Burkina-faso in West Africa with due respect and regard. I have decided to contact you on a business transaction that will be very beneficial to both of us at the end of the transaction. During our investigation and auditing in this bank, my department came across a very huge sum of money belonging to a deceased person who died on 31st October 1999 in a plane crash and the fund has been dormant in his account with this Bank without any claim of the fund in our custody either from his family or relation before our discovery to this development. Although personally, I keep this information secret within myself and partners to enable the whole plans and idea be Profitable and successful during the time of execution. The said amount was U.S $7.2M (seven million two hundred United States dollars). As it may interest you to know, I got your impressive information through the Bukinabe chamber of commerce on foreign business relations here in Ouaga. Burkina-faso. Meanwhile all the whole arrangement to put claim over this fund as the bonafide next of kin to the deceased, get the required approval and transfer this money to a foreign account has been put in place and directives and needed information will be relayed to you as soon as you indicate your interest and willingness to assist us and also benefit your self to this great business opportunity. In fact I could have done this deal alone but because of my position in this country as a civil servant(A Banker),we are not allowed to operate a foreign account and would eventually raise an eye brow on my side during the time of transfer because I work in this bank. This is the actual reason why it will require a second party or fellow who will forward claims as the next of kin with affidavit of trust of oath to the Bank and also present a foreign account where he will need the money to be re-transferred into on his request as it may be after due verification and clarification by the correspondent branch of the bank where the whole money will be remitted from to your own designation bank account. I will not fail to inform you that this transaction is 100% risk free. On smooth conclusion of this transaction, you will be entitled to 30% of the total sum as gratification, while 10% will be set aside to take care of expenses that may arise during the time of transfer and also telephone bills, while 60% will be for me. Please, you have been adviced to keep "top secret" as I am still in service and intend to retire from service after we conclude this deal with you. I will be monitoring the whole situation here in this bank until you confirm the money in your account and ask me to come down to your country for subsequent sharing of the fund according to percentages previously indicated and further investment, either in your country or any country you advice us to invest in. All other necessary vital information will be sent to you when I hear from you. I look forward to receive your phone number and email to enable me funish you with more details and feel free to email me here: [email protected] Trusting to hear from you immediately. Yours Faithfully,Mr.Aziz Mazen.
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Old Aug 15th 2008, 3:46 am
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Wow Bison congratulations!
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Old Aug 15th 2008, 4:50 am
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Ah, the good old Nigerian conman looking for somebody gullible enough to respond!
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Old Aug 15th 2008, 5:01 am
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Your such a cynic!
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Originally Posted by Charismatic View Post
Your such a cynic!
Not at all! OH had similar sort of email last November, which she immediately deleted.
Guarantee if Bison responds, before he gets his hands on any sort of money, he will have to part with cash to cover the transfer fee. Unfortunately, it's a well known scam and people back in the UK have been caught out by it.
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Old Aug 15th 2008, 5:21 am
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I was kidding, even I'm not that gullible! Some people take great pride in baiting 419 scammers though .
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Originally Posted by scarletfan View Post
Ah, the good old Nigerian conman looking for somebody gullible enough to respond!
Last report I saw the Nigerian scammers were getting about US$ 40 million a year...so plenty of gullible or 'greedy' people out there.
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Last report I saw the Nigerian scammers were getting about US$ 40 million a year...so plenty of gullible or 'greedy' people out there.
I sold a phone on ebay a year or so back, some bloke bought it and offered me £40 postage if I sent it straight away, he was american so he claimed, but staying in nigeria, he wanted me to send it special delivery, then give him the details and then he'd pay me.....cheeky bastard, was a total scam as well.
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Last report I saw the Nigerian scammers were getting about US$ 40 million a year...so plenty of gullible or 'greedy' people out there.
It's something like letter 419 scam - I read about it last year and was astounded how many people actually fall for it.
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Old Aug 15th 2008, 6:37 am
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You got it? Me to... Plus I guess 8 to 10 million people in the EU. I've been collecting them for years now. The most recent tricks are that they fled to Middle Eastern countries and from there are bombarding people in Europe with these kinds of SPAM emails again.
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we used to get these scams by fax 12 years ago. Email was a boom for that industry.
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Some of the new scams from Nigeria and other West African countries are more sophisticated. Typical ones are a notice from your "bank" (simulated webpage with good graphics) stating that your credit card has been overcharged by, say, $500 and you are asked to check out details in the attachment they send you. If you open the attachment (PCs only..as *.exe files do not affect Macs), it places code to log your keystrokes and, by that means, they can get your bank username and password.

Best defence...don't open attachments from your bank...as most banks don't send them anyhow.

Also, when you get email from your bank, if you hover your mouse over any URLs they will show up in your browser window (usually at the bottom) to be false (i.e., not from your bank).
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