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@pink: why are you emailing an obvious scammer? I don't understand the logic in this.


It's like telephoning a telemarketer and asking them why they're abusing your phone.


the best thing to do would be to stop clicking and opening obvious spam, flag them as spam, and trash them. No point in confronting spammers as they are not interested in the ppl confronting them, they're interested in the gullible.


As for police: technically, they didn't do anything wrong by emailing you. They're annoying but they aren't breaking any rules.

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yea, i know. here is some more into this. here is a copy of one of the e-mails she sent me:


My Dear


I want to thank for all your effort and love towards me, you have given me hope and i will also like to see you face to face,i like you very much and i want you to know that before i contacted you i saw your profile that you matched mine and you are the type of man i am looking forward to be with.

Please i have not told anyone except you and the Reverend about the extence of this money and i will like you to please keep it secret to other people because since it is (MONEY) all eyes will be on it. Remember i trust you honey that is why i am giving you all this informations!. His office phone again is (+221-771-714-099) call him and ask him the best time you can reach me, he will tell you.


I have informed the bank about my plans to claim this money and the only advice they gave me is to look for a foreign partner who will stand on my behalf due to my refugee status and the laws of this country.You will have 15% of the total money for helping me and the remaining money will be managed by you in any business of your choice while i go back to my studies. In this regards i will like you to contact the bank immediately with this informations below,tell them that you are my foreign partner and that you want to know the possibilities of assisting me transfer my $4.7 million dollars deposited by my late father which i am the next of kin to your account in your country.

The contact information of the bank are as follows,



Contact Person, DR BROWN MAX

Director Foreign Operations/Transfer Manager

E-mail, (rbstransferdptt_account@yahoo.co.uk)

E-mail, (transferdprtrbs_bnk@24.com)

PHONE: +447/031/824/122

Fax :::::::00447-031-824-122


Information About The Deposit Code Are As Follows.

Name of The Depositor, Dr.Leonard Kofi

Next Of Kin Sela Kofi,

Amount $4.7 Million US Dollars)

Exco Account Number is ALC 643I08701346/QA/71/B.

Nationality Liberia.


Contact them now on how to transfer the $4.7 millon

dollars deposited by my late father of which i am the next of kin.I have maped out 15% for your assistance My dear i am glad that God has brought you to see me out from this situation and i promise to be kind and will equally need you in every area of my life including investing this money


As i told you before,this camp is just like a prison and my prayers is to move out from here as soon as possible.Please make sure that you contact the bank so that after the transfer you can send some money from that money for me to prepare my travelling documents to meet with you in your country.

Awaiting to hear from you soonest!

i am 25yrs old

Yours forever in loved ,





basically, she is asking for money, which is obvious scaming, but what i don't get is one, why she says i am a man and keeps making moves on me, saying she saw my profile somewhere (i don't have any "profile" except here, on AM), and two, how she got my e-mail. i mean, i don't have a facebook, myspace, twitter, or any of that stuff. i don't recall giving my e-mail out to ANYONE in the past year, except websites i trust, like AM and google. anyway, i guess i am more freaked out then annoyed. i'm not gonna send her any money, but i really wanna know where she got my info from.

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She doesn't know you. None of these scammers do. They are just guessing. And it's not that hard to get information. Or they could just be randomly typing out emails until they get one that's real.

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Hmmm, first i must ask you: have you ever bought something on the internet? if so, that could be the reason on how she got your mail, or a person could have used it on a dating site.

Second: do you in any way EVER publish your email where everyone can see it? if so, a person could have taken your mail and used it for a dating site themselves, or the scammer could have seen it.


Other than that, i can't get to any reason. sorry. :/

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My sister was checking her e-mail, and she came across this message in her inbox. She's not the brightest and she clicked the link. It released a serious virus into her computer. Her computer crashed almost immediately. She told me about it and a few days later I got the same message. It went like this:


Your urgent response will be highly anticipated and appreciated


I am mr masoud faiz from Barking Faso , West Africa, here in Ouagadougou . I work with

Bank Of Africa Barking Faso , (BOA) I am writing following an opportunity in my office that will be of an immense benefit to both of us. In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of US$20M dollars (Twenty Million US dollars) an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers Late Mr. Morris Thompson an American who unfortunately lost his life in the plane crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 which crashed on August 13, 2001, including his wife and only daughter.


You shall read more about the crash on visiting this site.


(site that will crash your computer)


The choice of contacting you is aroused from the geographical nature of where you live, particularly due to the sensitivity of the transaction and the confidentiality herein.

Now our bank has been waiting for any of the relatives to come-up for the claim but nobody has done that. I personally have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for 2 years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin / Will Beneficiary to the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at $20 Million Dollars can be paid to you. This will be disbursed or shared in these percentages, 60% to me and 40% to you.


All I require now is your honest co-operation; confidentiality and trust to enable us see this transaction through. I guarantee you that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please, provide me the following: as we have seven (7) days to run it through. This is very URGENT PLEASE. KINDLY send the details below:


1. Full Name......................

2. Your Telephone Number..

3. Your Contact Address.....

4. Your photo.....................

5.Your sex........................

5.Your Age........................


Your urgent response will be highly anticipated and appreciated.


Best regards,

masoud faiz.




Just a warning, if you see this message, DELETE IT AS SOON AS YOU SEE IT! It can do really bad things (ultimate understatement).




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well, seriously, we should not give out THAT much info of ourselves.. even if it means the mail says we won something. if you really won, well, duh? shouldn't they contact you in other ways than that of e-mail. i mean, really, they should know how unreliable mails are sometimes, people cant say whether something is true or not especially if the mail is from a person whom you dont know.

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Well, I did once get an email from some white guy. Yes, GUY. Apparently, my name is too feminine.

Well, he was going on and on and on about how he'd seen me in Thailand (oh, come on...his name was like, Edward Brown) and fell in love with me instantly (like heck...I'm not even fifteen yet) and then said that if I remembered him and returned his affections, would I go ahead and come to [insert place here] to meet him and that would I marry him and all that. Then he said that because he was a refugee he needed $2000 to jump-start his life.

I got ticked off, like, a LOT, and refrained myself from replying and cussing my head off. Then I flagged it and trashed it, like, the next second.

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I've never got any money scam, my sister does. It's something like she has money in banks around world and they need some password to sent her the cash...we both laugh because of this matter cause she's not even working and someone's trying to take her billions out of the banks XD


I do get viagra, scientology, grown-up and other type of spam which annoys me as hell.

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My E-Mail provider checks for viruses before letting mail in, and there is a Spam area. I usually run my cursor over the title of those, and you'd be surprised at what you can see sometimes. Never have to open them.


I get those dumb Viagra things too, and laugh because it shows just how random and stupid it all is. (I'm a grandma.)


And anyone that knows me, would never ask me for money! I have none! :D So those are bogus too.


Just hit delete and block any you need to. These are con artists that have no scruples or ethics.

To them, lying and cheating is a way of life.


Not worth your time and thought.

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