emails to make you rich

  1. Man if I replied toall these emails, I would for sure be rich by now!!! Does anyone else get these types???

    "Permit me to introduce myself. I am DR PAUL ABIOLA, a member of The
    Board of Union Bank plc with head office in Lagos, Nigeria.

    I am the executive director in charge of Accounts and Managements
    Department of the bank. The Board of directors have mandated me to
    contact the next of kin to our late client Mr. Ramash Hoh, may his
    soul rest in peace. Mr. Hoh died in a ghastly auto accident on his
    way from vacation along with members of his family, on the 21st of
    April this year, and all efforts to contact his immediate family
    members have been in vain, ................."Sir, should you be interested to assist in this matter kindly send to
    me your private Telephone and fax numbers for safe communications. I
    however, want to assure you that your involvement will not expose you
    to any risks now or in future as I have done my home work very well.
    I have absolute confidence in your ability to effectively handle this
    matter successfully. Do not hesitate to contact me should you need
    additional information or any clarifications so that we do not waste
    anytime."

    these come to my regular mail, not the bulk, junk folder....I get 3-5 of these every week!!!
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   PennyLane
    Weird. Nope, can't say that I've gotten one.
  4. by   NurseDennie
    I got two of them yesterday. At work!

    It might be funny to write back to one of them?

    Love

    Dennie
  5. by   Brita01
    What a crock of crap. The amount of junk email out there nowadays is sickening. Funny how this guy who wanted to get in contact with "you" was able to find out your email address, but not your phone number.
  6. by   ShandyLynnRN
    sometimes they say they are men, sometimes women, and they always refer to me as "sir", as if, lol... I have thought about replying, but I can't figure out their angle...I mean, I have no money for them to steal from me... I just report them to Yahoo as spam... not that it helps, lol
  7. by   Stargazer
    Loads of info on the Nigerian scam here:

    http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/scams/nigeria.htm
  8. by   ShandyLynnRN
    very interesting! Too bad that site didn't provide an email address to get the scams reported... they'd have a slew of them just from me!!!
  9. by   Brita01
    I can't believe that there are people stupid enough to fall for that. Talk about clueless.
  10. by   Stargazer
    ShandyLynn, if you scroll all the way to the bottom of that page I linked, you will find a number of organizations to whom to refer your emails, including the U.S. Secret Service and the 419 Coalition, set up specifically to investigate the Nigerian scams.
  11. by   cindyln
    I got that email twice last week,deleted it both times. I wish I would have known to report it to someone
  12. by   ShandyLynnRN
    "The Secret Service asks that if you have been victimized by the Nigerian scam to please forward appropriate written documentation to the United States Secret Service, Financial Crimes Division, 950 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20223, or telephone (202) 406-5850, or contact by e-mail. And if you have received a letter, but have not lost any monies to this scheme, to please fax a copy of that letter to (202) 406-5031. "

    I found their email from one of the links at the bottom, but it says to only email them if one has actually LOST money...and I don't care to go to all the trouble of faxing or snail mailing them copies...maybe I WILL just save all these emails and then after a few months, I will mail them all together or something.

    Sheesh, this crap just makes me MAD!!! And to think that there are ppl out there who actually fall for it!!! And then they target CHURCHES?? ooh, that burns me!!!
  13. by   RN2B2005
    Wow, Dr. Abiola sent me an e-mail, too! How about that!

    Actually, this specific sort of scam isn't in the "get rich quick" category of envelope-stuffing or craft-making or other work-at-home scams, it's actually called the Nigerian or 4-1-9 scam. The scammers have made the 4-1-9 (named after the section of the Nigerian penal code which addresses financial fraud) scam a cottage industry in Lagos, Nigeria.

    I receive at least one of these a week, usually in different formats but always with the same grammatical errors and ridiculous premise. You can report these letters to abuse.net; they are an organisation that is dedicated to tracking down 4-1-9ers and prosecuting them. Surprisingly, several thousand people every year actually answer these letters, wire money to Nigeria or some other country, and lose their money. Some have travelled to Nigeria and have been robbed; at least three people have actually been killed.

    So, go to the abuse.net website, register, and then send them the entire e-mail, including headers. They'll try to get the ISP to shut down the e-mail account of the scammer. This doesn't do much--the 'lads from Lagos' are good at opening new accounts--but it does document the e-mail should the sender eventually be caught.
  14. by   bagladyrn
    Gee the only spam mail I've gotten is refinance your house (don't have one) or offers on products to increase the size of anatomical parts I don't have either.

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