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  1. #1
    Billy T
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    Default OT: Another twist on the Nigerian Scam

    Viruses mutate, so why shouldn't Scam letters? This one has a new "teaser" format that is much more circumspect.

    FYI, Cheers

    Billy 8-{)

    New "Source"
    No "millions" mentioned
    No spelling mistakes
    No serious grammatical errors
    No punctuation errors
    Was correctly addressed to me personally at my company

    Arab Co. For White Cement Ind.

    Phone : +962 6 4643051 +962 5 3824048
    Fax : +962 6 4643531 +962 6 4643531
    P.O.Box : 960403 Amman 11196, Jordan

    Attn: Mr ................

    Dear Sir,

    I am very interested in a business relationship with your company. I am Mr. Eid Abukaraki and I work for Arab Co. for White Cement Ind. I wish to make an offer of partnership with your company in the execution of a contract presently in the Middle East. All other details shall be passed on to you if interested by kindly sending a reply by email to me so that I am sure of whom I am sending information to, as it is very confidential.

    The contract has been approved and payments shall be made upfront by my contacts in Government. It may interest you to know that the contract sum as been over invoiced by 30% which is where we both stand to mutually benefit.

    In case you should wonder where my interest in this transaction is, I shall give more details as we proceed. I want you to be assured that this transaction is 100% legit and legal as all paperwork and documentation shall be given you to establish a trusted business relationship.

    I look forward to your reply urgently.

    Regards,

    Mr. Eid

    [pre][b]Wasn't Mr Ed a horse that talked?
    Maybe this horse uses the other end

  2. #2
    bmason
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    Default Re: OT: Another twist on the Nigerian Scam

    I got one claiming to be from British royalty. I kind of wish I had read far enough to find out what the rest of the story was.

    Whats really is supprising is the number of people actually fall for these things. I saw an article that said they had made millions. And that was just from people who admitted it.

  3. #3
    Graham L
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    Default Re: OT: Another twist on the Nigerian Scam

    The world is full of greedy idiots.

    liked the description of a Taliban spam email. It said something like: "This is the Taliban virus. Sorry, we don't have much IT in Afghanistan, so please delete all the files on your computer, after forwarding this to all your friends. Thank you."

  4. #4
    PoWa
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    Default Re: OT: Another twist on the Nigerian Scam

    >liked the description of a Taliban spam email. It said something like: "This is the Taliban virus. Sorry, we don't have much IT in Afghanistan, so please delete all the files on your computer, after forwarding this to all your friends. Thank you."

    roflmho!

    Hey Billy, maybe you should reply back to the scammer and have some fun

  5. #5
    bmason
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    Default Re: OT: Another twist on the Nigerian Scam


  6. #6
    cyberchuck
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    Default Re: OT: Another twist on the Nigerian Scam

    > The world is full of greedy idiots.
    >
    > liked the description of a Taliban spam email. It said something
    > like: "This is the Taliban virus. Sorry, we don't have much IT in
    > Afghanistan, so please delete all the files on your computer, after
    > forwarding this to all your friends. Thank you."

    Sounds a bit like the Irish Virus...
    Makes you wonder why the people at symantec don't start pulling their hair out over such stupid hoaxes when they could spend their lives saving the internet from the evil scurge of Virii and Trojans...


    CyberChuck

  7. #7
    bmason
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    Default Re: OT: Another twist on the Nigerian Scam

    And the unix virus:


    YOU HAVE NOW RECEIVED THE UNIX VIRUS

    This virus works on the honor system:

    If you're running a variant of Unix or Linux, please forward this
    message to everyone you know and delete a bunch of your files at
    random.

  8. #8
    Greg S
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    Default Re: OT: Another twist on the Nigerian Scam

    > No serious grammatical errors

    That letter is grammatically atrocious. Somewhat akin to a frog thinking it can fly because it can jump.


  9. #9
    Chris
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    Default Re: OT: Another twist on the Nigerian Scam

    > > No serious grammatical errors
    >
    > That letter is grammatically atrocious. Somewhat
    > akin to a frog thinking it can fly because it can
    > jump.
    >

    Yes, but the previous generation of Nigerian scam letters were pigeon english compared to this.

    .Chris

  10. #10
    Billy T
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    Default Re: OT: Another twist on the Nigerian Scam

    Jeez you're a hard man Greg. :O

    I acknowledge that my mate Eid Abukaraki is grammatically challenged, but have you read essays written by the average mid-stream teenager recently? They are on pretty equal terms here, and remember, supposedly English is not his first language.

    IMHO there are no serious grammatical errors, and I said that because the letter is easy to read, the meaning is clear, and a person of below average reading ability would have no problem understanding what he was saying. Whether or not they understood the implications is another matter of course.

    Here is another example:

    FROM THE DESK OF
    RTD.COL.THEOPHILUS DANJUMA.
    (CHIRMAN ANTI FRAUD UNITS)
    HEAD OFFICE ANTI FRAUD UNIT,
    LION BULDING LAGOS-NIGERIA.
    TEL:234-80-37259639
    EMAIL:antifraudunit1@mailservice.ms


    ATTN SIR,

    DUE TO THE HIGH LEVEL OF FRAUD/MONEY LAUNDREY IN NIGERIA
    BY SOME TOP GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, CONTRACTORS, BUSINESS MEN,
    UNPATROITIC CITIZIENS USING FAKE NAME/POSITIONS SUCH AS DEACONS, PASTORS, MINISTERS, GOVERNORS, TOP MILITARY OFFICIALS,
    CHAIRMAN OF BANKS,PRESIDENT, TOP MEN OF THE SOCIETY AND THE NNPC.

    ANTI FRAUD COMMITTEE [SPECIAL DUTIES] CURRENTLY SITTING IN LAGOS,
    AFTER SERIES OF PETITIONS WE RECIEVED VIA THE WORLD BANK AND
    THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND [IMF] FROM FOREIGN CONTRACTORS ON THE INABILITY OF THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA [CBN] TO FUFILL IT'S OBLIGATION IN PAYMENT OF IT'S FOREIGN CREDITORS, THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA IN CONJUCTION WITH HIS DECISION MAKING BOARD, FORMED THIS UNIT AND MANDATED US TO CARRY OUT A CAREFUL AND COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF ALL OVER DUE PAYMENTS TO CONTRACTORS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THIER CONTRACT OBLIGATION. ALSO FORIEGNERS THAT THEIR KIN HAS DIED AND LEFT THEM AN INHERITANCE IN THIS COUNTRY BY EFFECTING PAYMENT IMMIDIATELY SO AS TO SANITIZE THE IMAGE OF OUR GREAT COUNTRY CAUSED BY THE EMBARRASMENT.

    YOU CAN FURTHER LOOK AT THIS ONLINE NEWS TO UNDERSTAND WHY THE ANTI-FRAUD UNIT WAS INITIATED.

    Click Here

    THIS IS TO OFFICIALLY INFORM YOU THAT WE ARE FULLY AWARE OF SCAM/FRAUD. HOWEVER, AFTER GOING THROUGH YOUR FILE AND FURTHER INVESTIGATION, WE FOUND OUT THAT YOU/COMPANY/MINISTRY WAS NOT THE BENEFICIARY TO APPLY FOR THIS FUND TRANSFER. AS IN OUR PREVIOUS FILES THIS FUNDS WAS REFLECTING A DIFFERENT NAME, IT HAS ALSO COME TO OUR NOTICE THAT YOU ARE COLLABORATING WITH SOME HIGHLY PLACED CONNECTED GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL HERE IN NIGERIA TO CLAIM THIS FUNDS. WE ASSURE YOU THAT THIS IS THE MAJOR REASON WHY THE FUNDS HAS NOT BEEN TRANSFERRED TO YOUR ACCOUNT.

    NOTE: THE ANTI FRUAD COMMITTEE IS AWARE OF THIS TRANSACTION AFTER SERIES OF INVESTIGATION. ALSO HAVING CONSIDERED THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE GONE THROUGH A LOT IN YOUR EFFORT TO REALIZE THIS TRANSACTION.

    THE FUND IS STILL EXISTING IN OUR GOVERNMENT PAYMENT SCHEDULE AS UNCLAIMED AND IN YOUR NAME AS THE SOLE BENEFICIARY BUT IT IS REALLY UNFORTUNATE THAT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE HERE IN NIGERIA ARE CRIMINALS.

    OUR PURPOSE OF CONTACTING YOU IS TO INFORM YOU THAT YOUR ASSISTANCE IS HIGHLY NEEDED TO PROOF THEM GUILTY UDNER CIRMINAL CODE 419 IN THE NIGERIAN CONSTITUTION. THE ANTI-FRAUD UNIT WILL ASSIST YOU IN CORRECTING THOSE ABNORMALITIES AND MAKE SURE THAT THIS FUNDS IS APPROVED AND PAID TO YOU WITHOUT FURTHER DELAY. BUT ON THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS THAT YOU MUST AGREE.

    1)TO COMPLY WITH THE NEW FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA LAW STATING THAT ALL FOREIGN PAYMENTS WILL NOW HAVE TO PASS THROUGH THE ECOWAS BANK INSTEAD OF THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA. TO DO THIS YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO OPEN A DOMICILARY ACCOUNT IMMEDIATELY WITH THE ECOWAS BANK HERE IN NIGERIA.

    FINALLY, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REGULATION TO CHECK ILLEGAL FUND TRANSFER, NO PAYMENT CAN BE MADE WITHOUT OUR EXPRESS APPROVAL AND CLEARANCE FROM OUR UNIT SO YOU ARE ADVISE TO SIEZE ALL COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR NIGERIAN PARTNERS OR ANY GROUP WITHIN OR OUTSIDE NIGERIA FOR SECURITY REASONS.

    YOUR TIMELY RESPONSE SHOULD SAVE YOU FURTHER UNPLEASANT PREDICAMENT, LIKEWISE YOUR UNTIMELY RESPONSE MIGHT COMPEL OUR OFFICE TO SUBMIT OUR FINDINGS FOR IMMIDIATE ACTION AND CONSEQUENCE PROSECUTION.

    YOU CAN REACH US DIRECTLY ON OUR CONTACT BELLOW

    BEST REGARDS,

    CHIRMAN ANTI FRAUD UNIT.
    TEL:234-80.37259639
    EMAIL:antifraudunit1@mailservice.ms

    I rest my case

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