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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-19-2004, 04:55 AM Thread Starter
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PM scam Hey Jim and DD take a look at this

I got this in my pm this morning,, Any chance of deleting this guy??

This is obviously a scam, and does not belong here

It read

</font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
PLEASE HELP ME

From: kotty2325

From:SANDRA BILO

COTE D'IVOIRE
ABIDJAN WEST
AFRICA


[email protected]


Dear one,
I know that you will be very suprise to hear from me
since we have never met before,but may it please you
to understand that it very important to relate this to
you.
I am Sandra bilo the daughter of late Mr and Mrs
Vincent bilo.

My father was a very wealthy cocoa marchant in
Abidjan, my father was poisoned to death by his
business associates on one of their outing on a
business trip.

My mother died when I was seven years and since then
my father took me and my younger sister so special.
Before the death of my father on January 2002, he
called me and my younger sister and told us that he has the sum of twelve million three hundred thousand
dollars(US$12,300,000)left in fixed-suspense account
in the bank here in Abidjan, that he used my name as next of kin in depositing the money. He also explained to us that it was because of his wealth that he was poisoned by his business associates. That we should seek for a foreign partner(GOD fearing person)that will assist us, ofcourse, we have chosen you to transfer the money for investment purpose such as real estate management or hotel management.

Please, we are honorable seeking your assistance in the
following ways:

1)To provide a bank account into which this money
would be transfered to.

2)To serve as a guardian of this fund since.

3)To make arrangement for me and my sister to come
over to your country to further our education and to
secure a resident permit in your country.

Moreover, we are willing to offer you 15% of the
total money as compasation for your effort, input
after
the successfull transfer of this money into your
nominated account overseas.

Best regards.

SANDRA BILO






















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Can't get away from this crap no matter where we go.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-19-2004, 07:30 AM
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Re: PM scam Hey Jim and DD take a look at this

You're too late. I sent my account number to Sandra last week, and I'll be getting that 15% of $12 million, any day now. Real soon. She promised. Then you'll be sorry!

I can't find a user with an e-mail of sandra_bilo, so unless DD already dumped him, I'll need more info, like his username.
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Re: PM scam Hey Jim and DD take a look at this

Man that's funny! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] I just got a simmilar e-mail in my work account this morning! I better get in contact with her to get my money before all of you guys steal it all!!
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Re: PM scam Hey Jim and DD take a look at this

I can't find anything on this username or email either. I didn't delete it.
But I did get the exact same email today.
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Re: PM scam Hey Jim and DD take a look at this

wait!!.. check out this website and act accordingly
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Re: PM scam Hey Jim and DD take a look at this

These scams are becoming very common. My Son is tring to sell an old Blazer and has it in a Trader. He was contatcted by some scam artist that said he would pay the asking price and shipping to South Africa...... my Son went along for a short time and then realized that the deal hinged on a $1,200 fee being paid up front, certified check to someone in U.K., refunded at the end of the deal when the funds arrive from South Africa.

There were lots of lame details and elaborate discriptions of how money was to be transfered. I'm sure the bottom line was that there is no way to trace any of them.

Some people could fall for it.....
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If someone can send a PM without a username showing up anywhere, they've probably penetrated the security of the BBS. I'm alerting the Powers That Be.
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Re: PM scam Hey Jim and DD take a look at this

Wow, what a great site, Elusive.
Some of those communications were hilarious.
Thanks for the link.
These things have been around for ever. I usually just delete them, but now I just might play around with them for a while.
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Re: PM scam Hey Jim and DD take a look at this

Here is the user name it was sent from kotty2325. They just registered.. It is not a big deal. This board has just been one of the only places I have found free of this crap... Can't we ban them or something??
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Re: PM scam Hey Jim and DD take a look at this

Done

The best way to handle that kind of stuff is with a direct e-mail or PM to DD AND me. Neither of us reads EVERY new post EVERY day, but we check our PMs first thing when signing in.

I get a kick out of those scam invitations. I used to think that no one was stupid enough to fall for one, but there must be a few out there. That's scary!
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