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post #1 of 26 Old 03-23-2010, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Scam or not, you be the judge.

So, I get this email this afternoon:

Subject: Are you......?

Hello,

There is a situation here i think you should know about.

Miss Jia
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So I respond:

Who is this?
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I get this back:

Chris,

My name is Miss Jia Hunan. I work with a Chinese Bank in Norway as one of the account officers. I came across the account details of Late Mr. Micheal. B. (my last name). The circumstances surrounding the account made me suspicious so I decided to hire a private investigator to personally search for his relatives. He came back with your contact details and assured me that you are a relative. I am presently in Japan on a financial management course and the reason I am doing this is because I know the money is meant for your family and I feel it's right. If you think the money is not yours but you are still interested due to surname similarity, we can still finish this together besides, the money belongs to your country. I also know that when you get your money, I would want to be compensated so that I can pay for the surgery my uncle needs to undergo soon.

Jia
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I think it's a scam, but I'm going to respond anyway, see how long I can drag it out. I don't know a Micheal (my last name) at all...

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Scam. But string 'em a long for a bit.
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Keep us posted and tell her TOGTFO!! (Hey Gold Knight I'm learnng my acronyms! LOL)

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Yeah it's BS, I get about three or four of them in my spam mail a week! Same name and all, plus some other ones too!

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Tell her Great I'm in Japan also! Let's meet for lunch!


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Tell her Great I'm in Japan also! Let's meet for lunch!
LoL. It would be great if you could see that scammer's reaction after replying with that
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I can't believe people actually open that crap.
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Keep us posted and tell her TOGTFO!! (Hey Gold Knight I'm learnng my acronyms! LOL)
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I had a friend string one along for several months writing in the same style as all the other bad nigerian scams... it was pretty funny for a while.

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My last name is the same, no similar, nope and anagram, nope ok my last is a last name like you have a last name that is your last name. There. So if you send me one million USD and I will open up a bank account for you in some country without extradition or ties to the US and I will send you monthly installments not more than one million(th) of 1 percent of the amount of money you sent me rounded down to the nearest 1/2 cent. Sounds like a good plan to me. Send me your address and banking information so I can initiate the transaction.
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Tell her Great I'm in Japan also! Let's meet for lunch!
LOL. that is the best response!!

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I still say TOGTFO

Tell her it is the only way that you are sure you can trust her....
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Open up a bank account with a dollar and giver da details. Tell her to transfer the cash asap via money wire



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My response:

How much money are we talking about, in USD?

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post #14 of 26 Old 03-23-2010, 07:00 PM
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Any time they ask for money a bell should go off in your brain....SCAM. Different variation of the Nigeria scam.

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There is also another nice twist on the orig Nigerian scam. Same premis but instead of from the nigerian bank it comes from the FBI fraud division with all the seals and official crap....
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clearly just a nice woman trying to do the right thing.
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post #17 of 26 Old 03-24-2010, 07:10 AM Thread Starter
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After my response, this is her reply:

Chris,

Let me explain the situation to you. At the end of a five year mandate of any bonded depository account, if such an account is not claimed or renewed to commence another tenure of 5 additional years, a 6 month grace period is granted to the account holder or it's designated beneficiary, an ancillary probate is then issued to provide such a beneficiary whereby failure to do so at the end of it's expiration, the funds will be quarantined and shared amongst the directors of the bank at the end of that fiscal year. This is about to happen to the said funds and the amount involved is about NOK20,015,864.63(equivalent to 3.4m United States dollars), this I feel may not be to upright from both my end and also the end of the directors of the bank but I think it would rather be more beneficial to you and I who at end of the day will use the funds to affect the lives of other people as well as close family members rather than the executive directors who will use it to increase there already huge bonuses. The reason why I decided to contact you was based on the mandate on the file. Usually, when an account is dormant or unclaimed, the bank issues out a 6 month grace period so that the next of kin be notified.. In this case, the bank issued only a one month grace period and that was when I knew something was not right and I had to do something. The good thing is that you will deal with the bank directly and I will just be at end to give you all the necessary guidelines and paperwork the bank might require of you. The money needed for the surgery is $68,000.00.

If this is well understood by you, let me know so that we can begin the process

Jia
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I dunno guys.....seems legit!

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Oldest scam in the world. Anytime someone wants "compensation" it's a scam. Real simple. Tell her just deduct the 68K and send you the remaining balance. If you keep going with this, guaranteed she'll end up wanting bank account info, credit card info....something to gain access to your financial world. You're doing exactly what these people want you to do. Following along and gaining trust. If it's not a scam (which I seriously doubt), she'll have no trouble doing the deduction and sending you a certified check for the balance minus the 68K.
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Oldest scam in the world. Anytime someone wants "compensation" it's a scam. Real simple. Tell her just deduct the 68K and send you the remaining balance. If you keep going with this, guaranteed she'll end up wanting bank account info, credit card info....something to gain access to your financial world. You're doing exactly what these people want you to do. Following along and gaining trust. If it's not a scam (which I seriously doubt), she'll have no trouble doing the deduction and sending you a certified check for the balance minus the 68K.
Oh, I know it's a scam, I'm just going to play a long and see how far I can take it.

At 3.4M, I'd give her 400k, and tell her to send me the remaining amount! lol

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ask her if the split in a Japanese vagina is really horizontal

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Tell her to send you the money and you will get her a ticket here to get the surgery done under our new healthcare package.

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Tell her to send you the money and you will get her a ticket here to get the surgery done under our new healthcare package.
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ask her if the split in a Japanese vagina is really horizontal
Will do. Seriously!

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Someone advertised in the local paper a truck for sale for $4800. It is a 2006 Dodge ram quad cab diesel and loaded. Anyone live in or around Ozark MO and want to go check out a truck for me?
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So, following up on this, I received this email this morning, after I told "her" I would like to proceed with the money transfer:

"Chris,

Attached is a formal claims form that I have drafted for you to fill and send to the bank. You will have to download, fill, scan and send to the bank's verification email which is [email protected]. The moment they receive they will get back to you and we will take it from there. You free to ask any question and I will be glad to answer them to the best of my knowledge. Let me know when you have sent the filled form to the bank."
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I haven't opened the documents at work.....I'll save that for home, but i'm interested to see what the documents are. Time to ask her the all important question?
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