Thread: Scamming bastards...........
05-15-2004, 11:54 AM #1AR Hall of Fame
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I know we usually have to use the word "scammer" very carefully, but read this e-mail I just received, and you tell me what you smell!!!!! I bet I'm not the only one who got this sh*t.
URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL
Engineer Richard Sullivan
Shell Petroleum South-Africa.
Reply via= enquiry. firstname.lastname@example.org
Attn: THE PRESIDENT/MANAGING DIRECTOR
I am Engineer Richard Sullivan, a Director of the Contracts Award and
Department with the Shell petroleum South-Africa. I am contacting you
business of transferring the sum of US$20,500,000.00.(Twenty
Hundred thousand United States Dollars only) into a safe foreign
the need is very urgent. I got your contact from the South-Africa
Commerce and it is with business trust that made me to contact you on
matter. I write to solicit for the transfer of this money into your
This Money was generated from an over Invoiced contract sum in my
I am contacting you for your help and partnership for the following two
(1) As a civil servant, I am not permitted to own foreign accounts due
service code of conduct.
(2) My present financial resources as a civil servant will not be
for me to handle the transfer alone successfully without financial
from a reliable foreign partner abroad like you. 20% of this sum would
you as compensation for using your Bank account in transferring this
would be used to re-imburse the expenses made by both parties during
processing of the transfer which includes,telephone bills, travelling
and fees. While 75% is for me.
Please note that I will arrange to meet with you immediately after the
successful conclusion of the transfer, the 75% share of mine will be
investment overseas. Your assistance and co-operation is highly needed.
assure you that this transaction is 100% risk free. If you are
will require your banking information as mentioned below:
1. Name to be used as beneficiary and beneficiarys address.
2. Your private and confidential telephone/ fax number(s)and Cell
3. Your bank name and address, your bank Telephone and fax number(s).
I hope to conclude this business within the next fourteen- (14) working
Looking forward to your anticipated and urgent positive response via e-
05-15-2004, 11:58 AM #2
yea i get emails like that all the time @ my business address
05-15-2004, 12:03 PM #3
bwahaha...i would love to kick the fukk out of any idiots who belive in this
05-15-2004, 12:10 PM #4
Its one of those "nigerian letters", only they changed to south africa. Been going on for years and they are scammers.
05-15-2004, 01:15 PM #5Originally Posted by palme
05-15-2004, 01:19 PM #6Retired Vet
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Never ...what are you talkin abooot...eh?
Originally Posted by UrbanLegend
05-15-2004, 01:25 PM #7
old a** weak scam.
05-15-2004, 01:30 PM #8Originally Posted by §ierra_350
05-15-2004, 02:41 PM #9
I along with my girl have gotten almost exactly the same type of email...
Scam is real simple, you give them your bank account info and routing
number and they clean it out... Sorry part is some people are so greedy
that even though they know sumthing must be up, they still do it out of
greed... I emailed the asshole back telling him what I'd do to him if he was
standing in front of me and the dude emailed me backed upset that I would
think he was trying to scam me outta my $$$ and honestly acted surprised...
05-15-2004, 03:26 PM #10
Where have you been? Those horrible Canadians have been scamming American seniors for years with various lottery ticket scams. Thanks to many of you yankee bros grandparents, Chico has spent lotta weekends in Hawaii...LOL.
Originally Posted by UrbanLegend
05-15-2004, 03:31 PM #11
Ive seen that same exact thing since the internet started going main stream 7 years ago.
I wonder if anyone has fallen for it. If so, they are idiots and probably wont learn their lesson.
There are other good scams like the EVO scam. A different website got A LOT of cash asking for peoples passwords. They even set up a similar website with the link.
I think they got over 100k from people. Thats why I stay away from EVO and sites like that.
05-15-2004, 03:34 PM #12
e-mail him back and tell him to send you a cashiers check for $10,000 as an offer of good faith
05-15-2004, 04:42 PM #13
What is sad is that some people actually fall for that s h i t !!!! Poor bastads...lol
05-15-2004, 06:20 PM #14
This scam has been going on for years. There's someone on the Net (can't remember who) that responded to them for a joke and strung him along for months. He posted all of the letters, WAVs of the phone messages, everything. TOO FUNNY. I'll try to find it.
05-15-2004, 08:06 PM #15Originally Posted by jbigdog69
05-15-2004, 09:52 PM #16
I've gotten so many of those emails. Anyone who falls for that deserves to get cleaned out.
05-16-2004, 02:45 PM #17
wow, sounds like a great opportunity! please forward the email to me so i can be rich! j/k i hope people arent falling for this. but you know there is! dummies!
05-16-2004, 03:09 PM #18
LOL. I just saw a show today on COURT TV that had all the good scams people pull.
Half of them were great ideas and could make me lots of money in a day.
The contractor goes up to a house and bids to do a fix up job for real cheap casue he is just starting up and needs referals and pics for his business. He of course needs a down payment to lock in the "cheap" price. Something like 100 dollars for materials. After that, the guy never goes back.
Or the fake tickets scheme. Make convincing tickets and stand outside the forum. Say you won the tickets or you work for the hotel and managed to pick some up for promtotions. Say you cant sell them for greater their value cause that would make you a scalper (that helps ease peoples mind that you arent a fraud) 50 bucks a ticket for a sold out show is a deal. Sell 50 of those so called tickets for cash, and you are gone with 2500 dollars. Actually you would have to sell them quick to get out of there.
05-16-2004, 07:41 PM #19Originally Posted by SwoleCat
05-16-2004, 09:04 PM #20AR Hall of Fame
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LOL, got another one today.
U gotta love my responses to those requests, lmfao.
05-17-2004, 01:42 AM #21CutieFace Guest
Oh i get that one all the time LOL
05-17-2004, 02:58 AM #22
that one is a pest..several variants of that email going around. such a shame fools fall for them!
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