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Old 07 April 2007, 10:43 PM
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Old 09 April 2007, 10:29 PM
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To the respected sir

recently i received a mail from uklottery
they said that i won a lottery of 516778 pounds that is 921,201 dollers,

they a send a mail to me that i have to contact the tnt couriers for the
delivery of cheque. and they informed me i have to pay 650.96 dollers to
get that courier in 4 days

present i situation is very cirtical to bring that money but still i am
trying to get that money.

i dont no whether it is fake or true

till now i did send the money to the tnt couriers.
whether i dont no that i have to send or not.


so please this is my request check all the details of this tnt
couriers and please send me a mail if it is fake or not

so that i will take a forward step to pay money

i want to send all the documens which they have to send me

please tell me u r mail adress so that i can forward all the document.



i kindly requesting you once again

and inform me whether i have to pay that couriers money or not


wating for ur reply
thanking you
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Old 09 April 2007, 10:33 PM
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So, this person was reading our article explaining how scammers send out fake "You've won a foreign lottery!" e-mails, then sucker their victims into sending money for taxes, processing charges, courier fees, etc., and he still can't figure out whether the foreign lottery e-mailers who want him to send them $650.96 for courier fees to claim his "winnings" are scammers?

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Old 09 April 2007, 11:08 PM
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So, this person was reading our article explaining how scammers send out fake "You've won a foreign lottery!" e-mails, then sucker their victims into sending money for taxes, processing charges, courier fees, etc., and he still can't figure out whether the foreign lottery e-mailers who want him to send them $650.96 for courier fees to claim his "winnings" are scammers?

Yeah... that pretty much sums up my thoughts as well. Same for the Nigerian thing just a few posts back.
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Old 10 April 2007, 03:52 AM
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$650 to courier a cheque? Are they going via Mars, or what?

I mean, okay, let's forget the idealistic simplemindedness of "I didn't enter a lottery but I won it anyway - yay me!", and ignore the "I will get a big windfall if I just send them a small amount of money" red flag waving frenetically in the background. Let's entirely buy into the "I'm gonna get this cash" lure.

So, $650 to courier a very small and light piece of paper? Encased in a metre by metre gold box, is it?

What the heck drives people to even contemplate that this is a realistic fee, and therefore the whole thing has any element of truth to it?
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Old 10 April 2007, 06:09 PM
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Holy Mosherette, Batman!!

How many variations of these schemes must be posted before people catch the drift!

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Old 16 April 2007, 04:32 AM
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Comment: dear sir there is a woman whos name is helen morren she scamed me out of close to 20.000.00 dollars she has a web site as a modle called seeyuliana.com that is her as the main modle she is from ghana the imagration ther tells me it will cost me 800.00 dollars to arrest her is this for real please help me if you can i have allott of information on her please contact me an let me knoe if you can help me god bless you oh an she is also on ghana bride scams an i did not know this untell i contacted western union an they told me what a shock please help
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Old 16 April 2007, 06:05 AM
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Comment: dear sir there is a woman whos name is helen morren she scamed me out of close to 20.000.00 dollars she has a web site as a modle called seeyuliana.com that is her as the main modle she is from ghana the imagration ther tells me it will cost me 800.00 dollars to arrest her is this for real please help me if you can i have allott of information on her please contact me an let me knoe if you can help me god bless you oh an she is also on ghana bride scams an i did not know this untell i contacted western union an they told me what a shock please help

That is horrible! We're sending a technician to fix your shift key and all your punctuation keys right away.
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Old 16 April 2007, 06:43 AM
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$650 to courier a cheque? Are they going via Mars, or what?

I mean, okay, let's forget the idealistic simplemindedness of "I didn't enter a lottery but I won it anyway - yay me!", and ignore the "I will get a big windfall if I just send them a small amount of money" red flag waving frenetically in the background. Let's entirely buy into the "I'm gonna get this cash" lure.

So, $650 to courier a very small and light piece of paper? Encased in a metre by metre gold box, is it?

What the heck drives people to even contemplate that this is a realistic fee, and therefore the whole thing has any element of truth to it?
I believe there are (or at least used to be) top of the range courier services for very important things, whereby the same guy would collect the thing and take it all the way to where it was going without it leaving his sight. Even if I'm wrong, if others believe in that service and that it is to be used then $650 probably isn't too improbable.

What is more improbable is that if a respected business were to send you half a million odd pounds, that they would do it by cheque.
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Old 16 April 2007, 05:51 PM
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Comment: I think i got scammed out of my money. A friend told me about
your website. Is it possible to help this moron.
Why would you want to help him?
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Old 16 April 2007, 06:26 PM
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dear sir there is a woman whos name is helen morren she scamed me out of close to 20.000.00 dollars she has a web site as a modle called seeyuliana.com that is her as the main modle
Helpful hint: If you receive an e-mail solicitation from a woman unknown to you who already has a site devoted to sharing "sexy" pictures and videos of herself and says she needs money, she probably isn't really interested in being your girlfriend or marrying you.

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Old 26 May 2007, 05:31 AM
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Comment: I have had a large amount of money stolen from an advertising
Psychic in Riverside, CA. She took advantage of me telling me that
something bad was going to happen to my children if I didn't 'rent'
cryastals. She refused to give me a receipt and avoids my calls. I have
moved from the area as my profession is a traveling one and she knew that
when she was dealing with me. I am looking for others who have been
subject to this persons deceipt. What can I do to check into this on your
site? How can I get the word out to others so that they will not be
subject to this lady?
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Old 26 May 2007, 05:36 AM
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What the heck is there to check? She's a psychic! That should be enough of a clue.
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Comment: I have been contacted by a woman that is located in Nigeria at
the moment that is wanting me to accept her luggage when it arrives here
in the United States and store it until she arrives a few days later. She
says that she is a UK citizen but has lived in the US before with her
mother who is now deceiced. She has advised me that she has some US
Currency inside the luggage and to not tell anyone about it. She is
willing to pay me a nice some of money to accept delivery via a Yemen
diplomatic security company. I would be reimbursed for any transaction
costs associated with the shipment that I incur. Is there any reason to be
concerned with going ahead with this transaction. I have prepared a
special power of attorney for her to sign and get notarized regarding me
as an agent to accept delivery. Please let me know ASAP if I am about to
commit a major error in judgment in accepting this assignment.
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Old 02 June 2007, 09:13 PM
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Please let me know ASAP if I am about to
commit a major error in judgment in accepting this assignment.
I find it amazing that someone can be skeptical enough that they think to ask someone else's opinion before going through with it, yet gullible enough to consider the possibility that this might be legit despite the word "Nigerian" being part of the request, and the absolute illogic of the woman sending luggage containing large sums of cash days ahead of her arrival (instead of just bringing it along when she comes over), and entrusting it to someone she clearly doesn't know.

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Old 05 June 2007, 05:39 PM
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Comment: hi.my name is mrs.XXXXXXXXX
and me and my husband are amoung many of those who have been ripped we are
from new zealand.and yes we won big.$100000.00.euros.we payed through
western union.$1075.00.new zealand dollars i had my doubts and my husband
but each time we got an email it got better and better then they sent a
attached of the wining certifacate.with my husbands name and the pay out i
sort of hoped as i xsplained to them this is our morgage money we.aint
rich we live day.by day my husband works to feed our 6.kids as we have
8.grand children if this is not true please just email.dont go a head and
that i would understand.email came back i advise you to make the payment
this is not a trick youre winings have been sent to our couriers for
prompt payment for dispatch..and you must make arrangement to umpire
courier service
no.1.jermyn.street
london.sw1y 4uh
united kingdom
phone.howard dean.00447950681264
we have had conversations leading up to friday.the.1st.of june
and communicate with care officer howard dean
through his email
c_cre@unpire.com.or umpirecourier@yahoo.com.uk
the international.lotto
is anthony.leonard associates.
153.shirley road
london
cro 8ss
united kingdom
direct phone.00447789628493
fax4420300041152
also had phone conversations.and i arqued with him and he addmitted it
wasnt frauding its real i wrang the no and it wrang through then the
xchange answered and said.diverting youre call but no didnt xsist .u no we
tryed hard to find answeres but we didnt no who to ask we didnt no who to
contact.for answeres i wrang internationals to find the matches of the
names and no they couldnt help i hope this is some use to you i hope these
barsteds get whats coming to them
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Old 05 June 2007, 06:45 PM
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Comment: I have been contacted by a woman that is located in Nigeria at
the moment that is wanting me to accept her luggage when it arrives here
in the United States and store it until she arrives a few days later. She
says that she is a UK citizen but has lived in the US before with her
mother who is now deceiced. She has advised me that she has some US
Currency inside the luggage and to not tell anyone about it. She is
willing to pay me a nice some of money to accept delivery via a Yemen
diplomatic security company. I would be reimbursed for any transaction
costs associated with the shipment that I incur. Is there any reason to be
concerned with going ahead with this transaction. I have prepared a
special power of attorney for her to sign and get notarized regarding me
as an agent to accept delivery. Please let me know ASAP if I am about to
commit a major error in judgment in accepting this assignment.
What's the downside to this one? What am I missing?
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Old 05 June 2007, 07:00 PM
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What's the downside to this one?
The victim's being on the hook for the aforementioned "transaction costs associated with the shipment."

You can bet a lot of unexpected processing fees and bribes will need to be paid before those suitcases can be delivered.

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Old 05 June 2007, 07:07 PM
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The victim's being on the hook for the aforementioned "transaction costs associated with the shipment."

You can bet a lot of unexpected processing fees and bribes will need to be paid before those suitcases can be delivered.
Ah, now I see. And these costs will need to be wired to Nigeria. Now I get it.

I was just having troubles seeing past the suitcase with money in it....
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Old 05 June 2007, 07:34 PM
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I was just having troubles seeing past the suitcase with money in it....
Of course, once you actually get the suitcases, you'll find that all the bills have been coated with a black substance to prevent the money from being detected while it was smuggled into the country.

Not to fear, though -- a company in Nigeria makes a very effective cleaning solution that will convert all those worthless pieces of paper into real money. It's quite expensive, but the cost is really very small when compared to the millions of dollars you stand to reap from its use ...

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