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  • PSA-Please read, More Internet Scams-

    By now, I suspect everyone is familiar with snopes.com

    and/or truthorfiction.com

    for determining whether information received via email is just that: true/false or fact/fiction. Both are excellent sites.

    Advice from snopes.com

    VERY IMPORTANT!!
    1) Any time you see an email that says "forward this on to '10' (or however many) of your friends", "sign this petition", or "you'll get bad luck" or "you'll get good luck" or "you'll see something funny on your screen after you send it" or whatever --- it almost always has an email tracker program attached that tracks the cookies and emails of those folks you forward to. The host sender is getting a copy each time it gets forwarded and then is able to get lists of 'active' email addresses to use in SPAM emails or sell to other spammers. Even when you get emails that demand you send the email on if you're not ashamed of God/Jesus --- that is email tracking, and they are playing on our conscience. These people don't care how they get your email addresses - just as long as they get t hem. Also, emails that talk about a missing child or a child with an incurable disease "how would you feel if that was your child" --- email tracking. Ignore them and don't participate!

    2) Almost all emails that ask you to add your name and forward on to others are similar to that mass letter years ago that asked people to send business cards to the little kid in Florida who wanted to break the Guinness Book of Records for the most cards. All it was, and all any of this type of email is, is a way to get names and 'cookie' tracking information for telemarketers and spammers -- to validate active email accounts for their own profitable purposes.

    You can do your Friends and Family members a GREAT favor by sending this information to them. You will be providing a service to your friends. And you will be rewarded by not getting thousands of spam emails in the future!

    Do yourself a favor and STOP adding your name(s) to those types of listing regardless how inviting they might sound! Or make you feel guilty if you don't! It's all about getting email addresses and nothing more.

    You may think you are supporting a GREAT cause, but you are NOT!

    Instead, you will be getting tons of junk mail later and very possibly a virus attached! Plus, we are helping the spammers get rich! Let's not make it easy for them!

    ALSO: Email petitions are NOT acceptable to Congress of any other organization - i.e. social security, etc. To be acceptable, petitions must have a "signed signature" and full address of the person signing the petition, so this is a waste of time and you are just helping the email trackers.

    (That last Paragraph was probably the most important one.)

  • #2
    You mean that you don't feel sorry for;

    HELLO,


    excuse initially for this a little curious means but I am obliged because I can only make in a similar situation.
    I name myself KAVA and my brother LEDS.
    we are orphans of the two parents, without support and let us not know here anybody in cote-ivoire.we live under very difficultts conditions and precarious, we are only children, then you understand that that must be very hard for us this situation without also forgetting and especially the situation of war caused by rebels which prevaut presentement in this country.thus in this anguish and especially terrified which we are to leave this place and to go towards you to start again a new life in peace and happiness for this fact, we would wish that you accept us as your children who asks you for support in us helping themselves for clearing our consignment that have been deposited by our late mother for us in a company of safety in Spain this box contains the sum of 45 million $ dolars in cash but the deposit has been done us family values for security reasons.
    we have all the documents of the deposit that we'll sent to you so that you will contact the company of safety earliest possible for not only verification and especially the procedure of the withdrawal,the clearance of the consignment.
    we count on your good understanding and your serious in order to assist us.
    I would not be too long, then I will leave you by telling good things to you and also your family.
    please contact me at this address or xxxxxxxxxxxxxx so that I can give you fuller details and informations to facilitate the withdrawal to you this instruction because the current situation of the country and that which we live do not allow ourselves of pass enough from time here.
    sincerly.
    god bless.
    KAVA AND her Brother

    There are still people STUPID enough to fall for this crap. They usually lose their bank accounts although in some cases, they can be charged with money laundering or may forfeit their lives in Nigeria.
    “Breaking News,”

    “Something irrelevant in your life just happened and now we are going to blow it all out of proportion for days to keep you distracted from what's really going on.”

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    • #3
      I seen something on the telly not too long ago about a lady who got scammed by a similiar email and was trying to recoup the money or something..but in the said letter the grammer was horrendous and full of mistakes and on the check as well but she still didn't catch it...I can't believe people still fall for these scams...
      "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."- Sir Winston Churchill, about R.A.F. fighter pilots."
      "It is well that war is so terrible, else we grow to fond of it." - Robert E. Lee

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      • #4
        If you get an email offering money, it's a scam. How hard is that to undrestand?
        Wisdom is personal

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        • #5
          Got a new one for all you guys & girls out there in cyberland.

          http://cybercrimenews.norton.com/nor...are/index.html

          Beware the Rise of Ransomware

          These aggressive assaults begin in a similar manner to scareware. You’re duped into clicking on an infected popup advertisement or you visit an infected Web site. However, instead of just trying to trick you into buying fake antivirus software, the bad guys hold your computer hostage and attempt to extort payment.

          In some instances, ads for pornographic Web sites appear on your screen each time you try to click on a Web page. The ads cover a portion of the page you’re trying to view. “Just imagine you’re sitting at work and that happens to you,” says Eisen. One ransomware attack puts time pressure on the victim, stating that a piece of your data will be destroyed every 30 minutes if you don’t pay up. Another attack attempts to force you to purchase a program to de-encrypt your data.

          The criminals often ask for a nominal payment, figuring you’ll be more likely to pay to avoid the hassle and heartache of dealing with the virus. They may ask for as little as $10 to be wired through Western Union, paid through a premium text message or sent through a form of online
          "If you are right, then you are right even if everyone says you are wrong. If you are wrong then you are wrong even if everyone says you are right." William Penn.

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          • #6
            All one needs to do is tell everyone on the list, send me another mass email again, and I return it intentionally with a virus. Doesn't have to be a genuine threat, just so long as they are aware you are pissed off.

            Or you can threaten to sign them up with a full days worth of porn sites you'll visit.

            No one sends me mass emails for good reason
            Life is change. Built models for decades.
            Not sure anyone here actually knows the real me.
            I didn't for a long time either.

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            • #7
              I am going to be rich soon because I am helping the Nigerian Finance minister move funds out of the country by letting him deposit it in my bank account. He is going to give me half of the money once it is safely out of Nigeria.

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              • #8
                Compliment of the seasons


                Good day.


                This very confidential request should come as a surprise to you. But it
                is because of the nature of what is happening to me to contact you, and
                I quite understand that this is not the best way to contact you because
                of the nature of my request and the attention it requires. I got your contact
                information from your country's information directory during my desperate
                search for someone who can assist me secretly and confidentially in relocating
                and managing some funds.


                My name is Mr. Mark Tony,a nephew and adviser on Financial Exchange and
                Acquisition to the ousted President of Liberia His Excellency Charles Taylor.
                Following the current Rebel attack in my country, the Ex-President delegates
                me in respect to safekeeping of the money that arose through diamond sales
                to Europe, which I managed to leave the country with the sum of USD$6,000,000.00
                (Six million United States dollars.) I now desire a peaceful life, as I
                am no more interested in conflicts and wars devastation. On my arrival in
                Europe, I defected to the Rebel side and seek for Political Asylum in the
                Europe particularly base on the pressure from International Community on
                the President Charles Taylor leader to step down.


                I have decided to divert this funds which was brought from Africa through


                the aid of Africa Union Organization in a Diplomatic means and deposite
                in a Security and Financial Company in EUROPE and was declared as a Diplomatic
                Items of High value.


                I am therefore soliciting your help to come have this money transferred
                into your account or any that you can be willing to provide within the shortest
                possible time for save keeping.


                It is against this background that I am currently staying in Europe as a
                refugee and seeking for a trustworthy Individual or Firm to advice me in
                managing the rightful Investment as well as to provide Foreign account(s)
                where the funds will be lodge into since the Law that abide in European
                prohibit a Refugee (Asylum Seeker) to Open Account or be involved in any
                Financial Dealings.


                Furthermore, am presently with the? Valid Documents" covering this Consignment
                deposit. Now this is what I actually want you to do for me;
                1. I want you to be present in the Finance and Security Company as
                the person I contacted to assist me for this purpose, with whose name and
                address I will forward to them in their office in Europe as the person that
                will clear this Release of the Deposited (Consignment) Fund.
                2. To finally assist me in accommodating and managing this money in
                any lucrative business in your Country for at least Five years.


                I hope you will grant and view this very request with favour and much understanding
                of my situation now, and will be a very honest and reliable person to deal
                with. And also bearing in mind the confidential nature of this my request,
                I emphasize please that you keep every bit of it to yourself so as to protect
                me and yourself rendering this help.


                As regards your Commission / Remuneration, I have decided to give USD$1.600,000.00
                (One Million ,Six Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) from the Total
                Sum after we have Cleared the Consignment from the Financial & Discount
                House Security Company and also I have set aside USD$300,000.00 ( Three
                Hundred Thousand United States Dollars ) for any Expenses incurred during
                the course of the transaction ( Telephone Bills, Traveling expenses, Hotel
                Bills and Other Miscellaneous Expenses and the Balance of US$4.1Million
                ( Four Million, One hundred Thousand United States Dollars ) will be for
                me.


                Be assured that you stand no risk of any kind, as soon as I receive your
                consent; I will furnish you with the details and contact of the Finance
                & Security Company. If you are interested and willing to assist me, please
                contact with the above my private E-mail address .


                Thanking you in anticipation of your urgent response as soon as you read
                this very request.


                Meanwhile, Liberia remains a killing field. Because, Successive leaders have
                posited that in the absence of peaceful resolution of the conflicts in the
                sub-region and refugees because The National Patriotic Front of liberia
                (NPFL ) which are in control of strategic location all over the country.


                The carnage continues to generates ripples in the near future .
                Note: (Web Address Removed)
                Best Regards,
                Mark Tony.
                Private E-Mail: (E-Mail Removed.)
                Last edited by SRV Ron; 29 Mar 10, 07:42. Reason: remove links to protect the stupid from malware
                “Breaking News,”

                “Something irrelevant in your life just happened and now we are going to blow it all out of proportion for days to keep you distracted from what's really going on.”

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