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Scams via ChemicalForums
« on: March 09, 2006, 02:34:54 PM »
I just got one of those "Nigerian" scams in my email (although this one is from the Ivory Coast.)
It seems to have been sent through the message system here.  (I see now I have some messages, which were also forwarded to my email.)  The text...

From :Musa mohammed
Avenue 5 Lot 172 Cocody
Quarters Abidjan Cote d' Ivoire
Wes Africa.


 

Attention: Respectful

Good day How are you today,I would like to apply through this medium for your co-operation and to secure an opportunity to invest and do joint relationship and business with you in your country.i got your contact from www.chemicalforums.com and after going through your profile i deceide to contact you.  I have a substantial capital I honourably Inherited from my late father late Chief  Edward Musa Mohamed Duru Which I intend to invest in your country into a very lucrative business venture of which you are to advise and execute the said venture over there for the mutual benefits of both of us .Most especially is for you to help me come over to your base.Your able co-operation is to become my business partner in your country and create ideas on how money will be invested, properly managed and the type of investment after the money is transferred to your custody with your assistance.

Meanwhile, on indication of your willingness to handle this transaction sincerely by protecting our interests and upon your acceptance of this proposal, I would
furnish you with the full detailed information, procedure, amount involve is below and we shall mutuall agree on your percentage interest or share holding for helping me to secure the release of the deposit and investing the fund. The sum of Eight Million Five
Hundred Thousand Five USD $8.500.000USD I shall be glad to reserve this respect and
opportunity for you, if you so desire, but do urge you to give the matter your immediate attention it deserves.


Looking forward to your prompt response

Best Regards,
Sender details:
  Name: Musa mohammed
  Abidjan Cote d' Ivoire West Africa

please reply me through this my private e-mail for security reason(musa_k44ooo@yahoo.fr)

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Re:Scams via ChemicalForums
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2006, 02:41:47 PM »
So called authorities are already posted about.

In the meantime read about scam hunters: http://www.419eater.com/index.htm
« Last Edit: March 09, 2006, 04:15:20 PM by Borek »
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Re:Scams via ChemicalForums
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2006, 03:55:40 PM »
I got that too. I forwarded to Mitch though. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that got it.
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Re:Scams via ChemicalForums
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2006, 05:02:48 PM »
Dammit I got TWO of them within minutes of each other.  He probably mass-sent it to every member in this forum.  

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Re:Scams via ChemicalForums
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2006, 05:57:35 PM »
musa55 banned and deleted.

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Re:Scams via ChemicalForums
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2006, 06:17:25 PM »
I didn't know it was possible to send to ALL users in one shot.  Perhaps restricting the ease of mass distribution to admin/mods only.  Anyone else who wants to send to hundreds will have to manually type each username.

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Re:Scams via ChemicalForums
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2006, 06:28:18 PM »
I don't think he sent his mail to all at once. He mailed me on 07:12:32pm (local Warsaw time) - check if minutes and seconds are the same.
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Re:Scams via ChemicalForums
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2006, 07:58:28 PM »
Nothing we can do about auto-message bots. When the forum gets upgraded to smf1.6 from YaBB SE, there should be more built in security to handle situations like that.
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Re:Scams via ChemicalForums
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2006, 09:14:18 PM »
I don't think he sent his mail to all at once. He mailed me on 07:12:32pm (local Warsaw time) - check if minutes and seconds are the same.

That time doesn't match the time that I got my message at.  

This is rather interesting, as I've recently obtained an interest in E-mail scams and urban legend chains.
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Re:Scams via ChemicalForums
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2006, 07:21:07 AM »
just got mine too, it was classified as junk mail immediatly by hotmail (i get so little mail everyday i check my junk mail for kicks)

looks like the sender is doing it by alphabetical order, im probably like one of the last to receive it.  :P
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Re:Scams via ChemicalForums
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2006, 07:55:02 AM »
That time doesn't match the time that I got my message at.

Which probably means it was sent manually.
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Re:Scams via ChemicalForums
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2006, 02:05:05 PM »
What someone should do, is scam the scammers, say, set up a bank account that is never to be used, other than to mess with them, they often ask people, apparently to travel to nigeria, or wherever they claim to be from, to rob the unfortunate scam-ee, someone needs to set up a bank account, and ask for a travel fee/allowance, once it gets paid, as they will likely be willing to pay a small amount in order to gain a far larger amount of money, once its paid, email them, tell them they jus got jacked, and to stuff their scam, right where the sun doesn't shine ;D

If I had ID I would set one up myself, but unfortunately my passport is out of date by about 3 years, its good for buying alcohol, on the rare occasion, I.E once or twice a month I go for a pint down the pub with a few friends, but if I can get a new one, I might just make a bit of cash scamming the scammers 8)
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Re:Scams via ChemicalForums
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2006, 03:39:21 PM »
I find it really funny that the dipshit tried to pull the scam here at the forums.  If you're going to do something stupid like that, try to do it with a group of mentally challenged individuals.  None of us here are mentally retarded so nobody is ignorant enough to fall for it.  lol.
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Re: Scams via ChemicalForums
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2006, 03:24:05 PM »
What someone should do, is scam the scammers, say, set up a bank account that is never to be used, other than to mess with them, they often ask people, apparently to travel to nigeria, or wherever they claim to be from, to rob the unfortunate scam-ee, someone needs to set up a bank account, and ask for a travel fee/allowance, once it gets paid, as they will likely be willing to pay a small amount in order to gain a far larger amount of money, once its paid, email them, tell them they jus got jacked, and to stuff their scam, right where the sun doesn't shine ;D

Totally agree. I remember reading about people who do this on the BBC website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/3887493.stm. I tried to do this once following this guys example but the scammer didn't respond :(.

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Re: Scams via ChemicalForums
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2006, 03:50:21 PM »
Could you at least read earlier posts from the same thread? I have posted link to site about scam hunters over a month ago.
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