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Okay, john_nyerere2@hotmail.com . . . [Oct. 24th, 2003|12:00 pm]
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When you write a scam that I already know about . . . guys, feel free to read, laugh, respond, but whoever this is . . . old scam by now.

How the hell did this get through to my inbox?

Regardless, here is a classic scam email.



Dear Sauce1977,

I do foresee the surprise this letter will bring to you as it comes from a stranger. But be rest assured as it come with best of intentions. However, your address was courtesy of a business journal at the World trade Center in Johannesburg.
But after due consideration from your profile, I became aware and assured of your credibility of handling this trust and my future.Thus,
after my humble decision to solicit your understanding and co-operation in this transaction, as it will be beneficial to all of us involved.

My names John Nyerere from Tanzania. I am the son of the late President of
Tanzania Julius Nyerere, who died three years ago. My father used his position then to make for himself and us some fortune. My father died after a protracted illness. I was studying overseas when my father died and I was forced to return for the funeral. His attorney notified me the "WILL"
prepared by my late father in his chamber that he had used his position then to make some money,which he brilliantly transferred and deposited it with a private Security Company here in Johannesburg, Republic of South
Africa. He deposited this consignment as valuables. The security Company does not know that this consignment contains cash money,except the attorney and me. The amount is twenty four Million United States Dollars(US$24 Million).

However, my aim of contacting you is to help me and take this sum into your nominated account in your country or any other part of the world.
Secondly, you will also help me look for a
profitable investment overseas because I don't have knowledge of international investments. As a result of my present situation, I won't be
able to conclude this transaction alone. If you are interested in helping me out, try and contact me with the current email indicating your interest to help me. I will then furnish you with more details. I have mutually agreed to compensate you with 25% of the total sum for your assistance, 5% for expenses that might be incurred in the course of the transaction. Then the remaining 70% will remain for me and my family, which you will help us invest. Be informed that this transaction needs utmost trust and confidentiality. Note also that the transaction attracts no risk on your side hence all the modalities for safe, smooth and successful transaction have been arranged by me. Looking forward to receive your urgent reply. God
bless you.



Okay, John, here's my reply:


Feel free to help him, by all means, (snicker).

[User Picture]From: mostlie_sunnie
2003-10-24 04:26 pm (UTC)
I received a variation of that hoax just a few weeks ago. I guess they figured it was an old enough hoax that they could start it up again? There's probably a whole new generation of moronic internet users to prey on since the last time!
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2003-10-24 04:40 pm (UTC)
None was as intriguing for me as the idea of the "send me 1 cent" proposition.

Apparently, this has actually worked for some people.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2003-10-24 04:42 pm (UTC)
What really bugs me, what prompted me to post this, was that I've not been receiving my updates on posted LJ pieces. When I don't get those in a timely fashion, but I get this . . . unneeded, CRAP, I start to really grit my teeth and desire to send out boxes of feces to the right people.
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[User Picture]From: mostlie_sunnie
2003-10-24 06:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've actually had to go look for replies! I'm awaiting the arrival of at least 10 replies. This is crazy, crazy!
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2003-10-25 05:14 pm (UTC)
For real! I mean, they come the next day, or never! The ones that never reach my inbox worry me.
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[User Picture]From: hexhive99
2003-10-24 05:13 pm (UTC)
I can't believe people actually fall for that crap... I hate spam.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2003-10-24 05:40 pm (UTC)
Yes, which is a shame . . . falling for anything is a real bad deal, but some of the quality scams are really interesting . . .

All it takes is to be duped once.
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[User Picture]From: longlivepeach
2003-10-25 04:35 am (UTC)
ugh! i have at least five of those from the past as-many months. it's annoying. they all came at once, nearly.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2003-10-25 05:17 pm (UTC)
It's strange, humanity . . .

So very odd. What seems to be a scam in reality becomes an 'honest request' on the internet. Har har har.
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