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Dr. J George
05-08-2006, 11:42 AM
NEW E-MAIL CON CIRCULATING - BEWARE FRIENDS!

'Hello,

My name is Mrs. Theresa Djong Grout I am a dying woman who have decided to donate what I have to you/ church. I am 59 years old and I was diagnosed for cancer for about 2 years ago, immediately after the death of my husband, who has left me everything he worked for.

I have been touched by God to donate from what I have inherited from my late husband to the you for the good work of God,rather than allow my relatives to use my husband hard earned funds ungodly.Please pray,that the good Lord forgive me my sins.I have asked God to forgive me and i beleive he has because He is a merciful God. I will be going in for an operation in less than one hour.

I decided to WILL/donate the sum of $10,500,000 (Ten million five hundred thousand dollars) to you for the good work of the lord, and also to help the motherless and less privilege and also for the assistance of the widows.

At the moment I cannot take any telephone calls right now due to the fact that my relatives are around me and my health status.I have adjusted my WILL and my lawyer is aware I have changed my will you and he will arrange the transfer of the funds from my account to you.

I wish you all the best and may the good Lord bless you abundantly, and please use the funds well and always extend the good work to others. Contact
my lawyer with this specified email ericadvocatnl@yahoo.com.hk and tell
him that I have WILLED ($10,500,000.00) to you and I have also notified him that I am WILLING that amount to you for a specific and good work.I know I dont know you but I have been directed to do this.Thanks and God bless.

NB: I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until the task is accomplished as I don't want anything that will Jeopardize my last wish. And Also I will be contacting with you by email as I don't want my relation or anybody to know because they are always around me.

Regards,
Mrs. Theresa Djong Grout'

hhtee
05-08-2006, 04:05 PM
Many a time, these "con" emails have some of the following properties: -

a) a huge sum of money, jewellery, diamonds, rubies, oil, etc. to attract a victim

b) try to gain sympathy by relating to another person’s death or another person’s sympathetic situation. Sometimes, they even come up with a story that their family who is VERY reach had been conned and their family still have lots of money, etc.

c) the person’s death / situation as mentioned in (b) is true but the person who sent the email doesn’t really know the person who is dead or in the sympathetic situation as indicated in (b)

d) would normally use a “credible” email account like for instance @Microsoft.com, @ibm.com, @un.org, etc. and when one logs on to the webpage, the webpage actually exists but the emailer would then ask you to email him to another account e.g. Bill***@yahoo.com giving excuses like his “credible” email account has some problems

e) make use of whatever religion to gain your trust

f) some even work from Malaysia! For instance, I received two emails, asking me to phone a 016 number. I know it is a fake business proposal because she used the same story and used the same number but different names and different year of posting

g) try to gain your trust by pretending to have a credible email like engineer#%$@yahoo.com, doctor!@#@!#@something.com, advocate$%^$@something.com, etc.

kwchang
06-08-2006, 12:53 AM
I always thought that I will be amazed if anyone believed these types of SCAM. However, I was humbled to note that one day a senior director wher I work actually asked me if such emails were true ?!! So, the moral of the story is that there is one born everyday.

By the way, the above is not different from the Nigerian Scams.

Bottom line - there isn't any free lunch. Do not believe for one moment anyone (especially strangers) would like to give you money for whatever reason.

hhtee
06-08-2006, 08:48 AM
Yes a victim is born almost everyday.

I have read somewhere (either Malay Mail, Star or NST) a lawyer actually believed it and borrowed money from Loan Sharks to send in the "processing fee" requested by the scammers.

Even some teachers fell for these scams.

Remember guys, sometimes they do it the old fashion way too. I remember receiving a con fax with more or less the same properties as I mentioned.

hhtee
06-08-2006, 09:01 AM
Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from
4,000,000 names/email addresses of individuals and companies from Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Middle East,
and New Zealand as part of our International Promotions Program. You/Your Company, attached to ticket number 05-765204AC,

You have therefore been awarded a lump sum pay out of $1,500,000 (0NE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATE DOLLARS)
in cash, which is the winning payout for Category "A" winners. This is from the total prize shared among the 5 international winners in this category.

To begin your claim, please contact your file processing officer.

MR DENNIS BROER
OF MICRO LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
Email: microlotw@netscape.net
Email: microlottery_nl@euromail.net
Tel : +31 643 929 377
Fax : +31 847 499 502

Kind Regards,
MRS BRIGGS SINTEI
DIRECTOR OF PROMOTIONAL PROGRAM

NOTE
As you can see, in this scam, the con man tries to gain your trust by saying that many individuals and companies from various contries are involved. Also, they con by saying that there is $1.5 million to be won and shared among 5 winners.

The author also has a so-called Claims Processing Officer and this may make people think that this organisation is huge because he gets redirected by the so-called DIRECTOR to another "department". The author also try to gain your trust by having a Nertherlands phone number.

If anyone is interested, please write to them (but don't fall for them) and they will reply as follows: -




Attn:H. H. Tee ,

This is to acknowledge the receipt of your mail to us.
This yearly promotional program is aimed at encouraging internet users while promoting their products thereof. This program is largely sponsored by people from the internet wares industry and other philanthropist in our society.
It is a rare opportunity for beneficiaries of this program considering the fact that the lottery is based on email addresses. These email addresses where generated through a special software on the principle of chance.
We congratulate you once more. Moreover, to start the processing of your award claim, you are required to fill out the attached claims form and send back to our office for thorough scrutiny and verifications to avoid the program being hijacked by fraudulent people. We are determined to ensure nobody is robbed of his or her claims.
However, as we would want to protect the interest of winners in this program, we will work within the confines of the regulations of the gaming authorities here in the Netherlands and within the European Union (E.U).
As part of our resolve to protect the interest of winners, your won prize has been insured to its real value. So you are to get your winning sum in your designated account. You will be informed of the next step once we certify you are the owner of the email address that won in the draws.
Attached is the claim processing form
Thanks in anticipation of your prompt response.

MR. DENNIS BROER
Claims processing manager
MICRO LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL
Tel: +31 643 929 377

Of course, at the end of the day, I told them that I am writing them an email using a wireless laptop from the toilet and I requested them to send in my money in US$1.00 because I ran out of toilet paper and I need them to send the money ASAP as there is no one to pass me any toilet paper at the moment.

Pardon me for the disgusting writing but I do reply to scammers and since they send non-sensible stuff, I also reply non-sensibly.

hhtee
06-08-2006, 09:11 AM
After ignoring them for sometime, and since my email address is somehow in their "list of interested" people, they decided to do a follow-up with me. They sound quite professional and they make themselves look like they work in big organisations to gain your trust. They also pressure you with the dateline!

Their follow up: -


Attn: Winner,

We are pleased to inform you that . This is in view of the fact that there is a deadline by which all claims can be made after which all prize not claimed will be returned to the Gaming Board of the Netherlands as Unclaimed Money; except there is a genuine reason and proof for such delay. We advise that you act accordingly.

Kind regards,
Dennis Broer
Claims processing manager

hhtee
06-08-2006, 09:16 AM
I had been waging war against these con-men. I do reply these conmen and irritate them, writing non-sensible stuff to them, saying that the amount they offer is too little, saying that I earn more than what they offer, etc. etc.

I had been doing all this even prior to the highlights in the press about the people who were con by these conmen. I initially replied to these conmen because they irritated me by sending me loads of con-emails practically everyday.

Nowadays, I seldom receive such emails from them.

hhtee
06-08-2006, 09:21 AM
Asalamalekum,

I would like to apply through this medium for your co-operation and to secure an opportunity to invest with you in your country with my inheritance .My name is Mr Usman Wade 27 years old single never marry from Swaziland presently living in Dakar Senegal under (UN) United Nation.

I have a substantial capital Nine Million American Dollars i honourably intend to invest in your country into a very lucrative business venture of which you are to advise and execute the said venture over there for the mutual benefits of both of us , this money was made by my late beloved father through Diamond Export and he deposited it in fiduciary company here in Dakar Senegal under my name as the next of Kin. all the document that covering this fund is with me here , i have meet the fiduciary company on my arrival here and the fund has approve to relies to me that is why i contact you so that i can live with you and invest with this money under you proper manage and care.

NOTE
This guy thought that since I am in Malaysia, I am a Muslim. Well, he was wrong because I am not. I replied to this guy and as usual, I wrote to him non-sensible stuff and later, he replied....


Dear HHTEE,

This is not joke mater, i really need your asistance for the transfering of this money outside this country. i came to you because you are muslim brother.

Usman.


NOTE
As you can see, he tried convincing me again that his email is not a "CON" by saying, "this is not a joke matter".

hhtee
06-08-2006, 09:25 AM
US$18.4M FUND DEPOSIT

I hope you receive this letter in good health and understanding.

I work with (a company) an Insurance and deposit Company. I am prompted to
write you this letter to assist me secure a transfer into your bank account.

I am the insurance officer of one of our client who was confirmed death with
his family in a disaster.

Before the death of our client, our company assisted him cover a deposit
worth US$18.4M with a bank in the United States and the documents of the
deposit was secured in a safe with our company under my care.

After his death, I have made several efforts to trace any surviving member
of his family discovered that he does not have any surviving member.

As the head of the codes and immunity section of the company, and in my
position as the Credit bureau, I quickly tampered with the documents/records
and put them in my possession pending when I will get the assistance of
someone to stand as the next of kin to our client and claim the deposit.

In my position, it is easy for me to record your name as the next of kin to
the deposit and present you to the bank for payment.

I do not want to involve my relatives or friends in this project because of
my past and ugly experience with them.

Again, I do not want them to know the source of my wealth to avoid scandal
in the future.

I will handle the paper works to put the records in your name.

I present you with the details of the operation as soon as you declared your
honest interest to assist me.

Kindly write me back immediately. Thanks, BS

NOTE
Do you guys notice the phrase "(a company)" in brackets ?
Well, Scammers I highly believe have a "Standardised" email to scam people and this amateur scammer forgot to delete the "(a company)" phrase.
That is why, all these scam emails have certain similar properties that you guys can observe.

hhtee
06-08-2006, 09:35 AM
My Dear ,

I am Dr. Mrs. Mariam Abacha,wife to the late Nigerian
Head of state, General Sani Abacha who died on the 8th
of June 1998 while still on active service for our Country. I am
contacting you with the hope that you will be of great assistance to me, I currently have within my reach the sum of 24 million U.S dollars
cash which I intend to use for investment purposes outside Nigeria.

.
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You can view these website for more about my family:
But I trust your better discretion to know that all the
allegations are not correct


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/211324.stm
http://www.afrol.com/News2002/nig022_abacha_assets.htm
http://www.time.com/time/europe/magazine/2000/27/swiss.html
http://odili.net/news/source/2003/jun/28/201.html

Your URGENT response is needed.

Regards,
Dr. Mrs. Mariam Abacha.

NOTE
This conman made use of a news that actually exists! Again, they try to gain your trust.

hhtee
06-08-2006, 09:18 PM
Please also don't forget to read http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/060515fa_fact and you guys would know how scammers work!

Sentinel
07-08-2006, 12:02 PM
As long as we humans are greedy
These scams will continue
And they even get more creative by the day :p

hhtee
08-08-2006, 12:20 AM
As long as we humans are greedy
These scams will continue
And they even get more creative by the day :p

Yes. I do agree that conmen are creative nowadays. Nowadays, people from China would SMS you and tell you that you have won a prize or something like that. They would even phone you up. I received a Missed Call once at around 4AM.