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Wolfen
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Minnesota
Insane since: Jan 2001

posted posted 07-24-2003 19:44

FROM:MR LARRY JOHNSON.
ECOBANK LOME TOGO (ECB)
TEL 228) 909-75-94.
E-MA1L:larry65tg@go.com OR larry.johnson2@caramail.com

SECTRET AND CONFIDENTIAL:

ATTENTION :

MY NAME IS MR LARRY JOHNSON. I AM THE MANAGER CREDIT AND ACCOUNTS
DEPARTMENT ECOBANK LOME - TOGO (ECB).

I AM WRITING TO YOU IN RESPECT OF A FOREIGN CUSTOMER WHO AMONG OF
PEOPLE THAT HAD A PLANE CRASH IN ABIDJAN-COTE D IVOIRE(IVORY-COAST) ON
30/31-01-2000 IN THE PASSENGER PLAN CRASH WITH KENYA AIRWAYS AIRBUS A310-304
5Y-BEN AND ALL WAS DEAD.

SIR,SINCE THE DEMISE OF THIS OUR CUSTOMER MR GEORGE SHIMONY A LEBANESE
IMPORT AND EXPORT TYCOON HERE IN LOME TOGO . I HAVE KEPT A CLOSE
MONITORING OF THE DEPOSIT RECORDS AND ACCOUNTS SINCE THEN NO BODY HAS COME TO
CLAIM THE MONEY IN THIS A/C AS NEXT OF KIN TO THE LATE MR GEORGE
SHIMONY,HAS ONLY$15.000.000.00(FIFTEEN MLLION,UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY) IN
HIS A/C AND THE A/C IS CODED IT IS ONLY AN INSIDER THAT COULD PRODUCE
THE CODE OR PASSWORD OF THE DEPOSIT PARTICULARS.

AS IT STANDS NOW. THERE IS NOBODY IN THAT POSITION TO PRODUCE THE
NEEDED INFORMATION OTHER THAN MY VERY SELF CONSIDERING MY POSITION IN THE
BANK.BASED ON THE REASONS THAT NOBODY HAS COME FOR THE CLAIMS OF THE
DEPOSIT AS NEXT OF KIN, I SEEK FOR YOUR CO OPERATION TO USE YOUR NAME AS
THE NEXT OF KIN TO THE DESEASED TO SEND THIS FUNDS OUT TO A FOREIGN
OFFSHORE BANK A/C FOR MUTUAL SHARING BETWEEN ME AND YOU ONLY AS I AM THE
ONLY ONE WITH THE INFORMATION BECAUSE I HAVE REMOVED THE DEPOSIT FILE FROM
THE SAFE .BY THIS DOING, WHAT IS REQUIRED FROM YOU IS TO SEND AN
APPLICATION SEEKING CLAIMS OF THE DEPOSIT AS NEXT OF KIN TO THE LATE MR
SHIMONY.I WILL SEND YOU SPECIMEN OF APPLICATION AS SOON AS YOU CONFIRM YOUR
READINESS TO ASSIST ME MOVE THE FUNDS OUT OF THE VAULT OF OUR BANK.

NOTE: THE BANKING RULES AND REGULATIONS IN THIS COUNTRY DOES NOT ALLOW
SUCH DEPOSIT TO STAY MORE THAN THREE YEARS AS AN EXPERTRIATES A/C , IF
THE DEPOSIT STAYS MORE THAN TOLD THREE YEARS THE FUNDS WILL BE SENT TO
THE TOGOLAISE GOVERNMENT A/C AS UNCLAIMED DEPOSIT .

IN VIEW OF THIS DEVELOPMENT I BEG FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE AND FULL
CO-OPERATION TO COME AND LAY CLAIMED TO THIS DEPOSIT AS THE NEXT OF KIN TO MR
GEORGE SHIMONY THERE IS NO RISK INVOLVE IN THIS BUSINESS AS YOU WILL BE
EQUIPED WITH ALL VITAL INFORMATION OF THE DEPOSIT AND THE A/C. YOUR
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN DOES NOT MATTER, WHAT MATTERS IS YOU AS THE NEXT OF KIN
HAVING ALL NECCESSARY INFORMATION TO BACK UP YOUR CLAIMS . NOTE THAT
ALL MODALITIES? FOR A HITCH FREE TRANSACTION HAS BEEN PERFECTED FROM MY
SIDE I WILL SUPPLY YOU WITH ALL THE A/C PARTICULARS . I WILL NEED YOUR
FULL NAME AND ADDRESS COMPANY OR RESIDENTIAL SO THAT I CAN
COMPUTERISE THEM TO TALLY WITH NEXT OF KIN COLLUM IN THE CERTIFICATE OF
DEPOSIT.

YOU CAN CLICK ON THIS WEB-SITE AND HAVE THE LOOK OF THE
EVENT FOR MORE CONFIRMATION OF THE INCIDENT
:http://www.aviation-safety.net/database/2000/000130-0.htm

FINALLY I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE REQUEST FOR A FOREIGNER AS
THE NEXT OF KIN IS OCCASIONED BY THE FACT THAT THE CUSTOMER WAS A
FOREIGNER AND FOR THAT ONLY REASON A LOCAL CANNOT REPRESENT AS NEXT OF KIN.I
HAVE AGREED TO SHARE THIS MONEY WITH YOU IN THE MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING OF
30%/60%YOU KEEP 30 WHILE I KEEP 60.AND 10% FOR THE SETTLEMENT OF ALL
LOCAL AND FOREIGN EXPENCES INCURRED BY ME AND YOU DURING THE COURSE OF
THIS BUSINESS. YOU HAVE MERITED THIS PERCENTAGE BECAUSE YOU WILL PROVIDE
THE A/C WHERE WE SHALL FINALLY TRANSFER THE FUNDS INTO ON A SUCCESSFUL
CLAIMING OF THE DEPOSIT. MY 60% WILL REMAIN IN THE A/C PENDING MY
ARRIVAL IN YOUR COUNTRY FOR DISBURSEMENT AND SUBSEQUENT INVESTMENTS. LASTLY
FOR THE IMMEDIATE TAKE OFF OF THIS TRANSACTION YOU HAVE TO CONFIRM YOUR
WILLINGNESS AND READINESS TO ASSIST ME RETRIVE THIS DEPOSIT, THEN I
WILL SEND TO YOU BY FAX OR E-MAIL THE APPLICATION TEXT AND OTHER VITAL
INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE DEPOSIT. I ASSURE YOU OF 100% RISK
FREE TRANSACTION ,YOU CAN REACH ME ON TELEPHONE NUMBER:228-909-75-94.

TRUSTING TO HEAR FROM YOU.GOD BLESS!.
YOURS RESPECTFULLY ,


MR LARRY JOHNSON.
TEL:00228-909-7594

NOTE:YOU CAN REPLY ON THIS ALTERNATIVE MAIL:larry.johnson2@caramail.com
FOR SECURITY REASON.

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The reasons I think this is a scam....

1. IT IS IN ALL CAPITALS! - Amature!

2. 2 different email addresses suggested. One from Go.com and the other from caramail.com, none from the bank. Most banks have their own email setup.

3. 3 different telephone numbers.

4. The story is un-f$%^ing-believeable.

ozphactor
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: California
Insane since: Jul 2003

posted posted 07-24-2003 19:59
quote:
The reasons I think this is a scam...



Think? Don't think. It's spam. [EDIT: er... scam? spam? who cares?]


(By the way, I didn't read it. If it's in all caps, I don't bother )





[This message has been edited by ozphactor (edited 07-24-2003).]

Gilbert Nolander
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Washington DC
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 07-24-2003 20:28

Yea. It's a nigerian scam. They make a bunch of money off of americans.
How it works is that once you get in contact with them and everything is "In order"
they ask you for a one time fee of sometimes up to $20,000 to some good faith.
Of course, after this, you never hear from them again.


.quotes.

axleclarkeuk
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Swansea, Wales, UK
Insane since: Aug 2001

posted posted 07-24-2003 21:12

I cant even beleive your discussing this crap !! Oh please come on !!!

Wolfen
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Minnesota
Insane since: Jan 2001

posted posted 07-24-2003 21:21

Actually this is the first time that I have ever gotten this scam.

Axle: well, you would be suprised by how many fall for this sort of scam even with the slight changes to the email. This variation has not even been documented yet that I searched for at any rate.

[This message has been edited by Wolfen (edited 07-24-2003).]

GrythusDraconis
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: The Astral Plane
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 07-24-2003 21:21

Urban Legends at Snopes.com

I've always found this to be a great resource for finding out what stories are true or not. Of course, sometimes the story is worth telling anyway.

[Edit]I don't see your version there... You might want to submit it.[/EDIT]



[This message has been edited by GrythusDraconis (edited 07-24-2003).]

ozphactor
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: California
Insane since: Jul 2003

posted posted 07-24-2003 21:30

Yep, Snopes is a great resource, all right.

Sometimes, I get lost in there for hours...

ozphactor
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: California
Insane since: Jul 2003

posted posted 07-24-2003 23:07

Penny-Arcade comic strip:
http://www.penny-arcade.com/view.php3?date=2003-03-28&res=l



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