(Closed) I hope it's not a joke !!!

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 32
534 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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Post # 33
1025 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

i hope this post IS a joke because this is the dumbest post i’ve ever seen. I’ve heard of naive people before but OP you sound flat out stupid. it’s a scam, close the post and go read a newspaper.

Post # 34
747 posts
Busy bee

Oh yeah, you should do it for sure.  I’m so jealz of this opportunity you have!  

Post # 35
2544 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Please listen to everyone else here and believe that this is a scam!  At least once a week, someone I know gets one of these scam emails.  Don’t fall for it.  Since you seem to be into googling, why don’t you google one of these scams and you can see what has happened to the people who have actually fallen for things like this!

Post # 36
6040 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

lawandbeauty53:  how could I steal the windfall? it’s specifically for her as the head of that bank stated! duh! lol but seriously, I’m baffled at anyone not being able to see through these kinds of things. 

Post # 37
962 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - San Clemente Church, Italy

stardustintheeyes:  Girl, you’re right! She was specially selected, probably because he is her long lost African uncle….everybody has one, don’t they?…lol

Post # 38
2318 posts
Buzzing bee

I also have $7 Million US dollars for you.  I am a trust fund baby and money has ruined my life and I want to give it all away.  All I ask is that you cover the legal fees.  Send me a money order for $1500 and I will wire you the money and have my lawyers contact you.  

Post # 39
9152 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

one time when i received one of these, i opened another email account, forward the email and started responding.  i think they thought they had me.  it was actually pretty funny.  when i got bored, with corresponding, i said i had won the lottery and didn’t need their inheritance anymore.  they were mad…..

Post # 40
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Out of respect for the OP, we all know of this scam because someone told us – at some point. So being naive or unaware is only ignorant if you fail to consider the warnings of others.

Please don’t give out personal details or be tempted by this lie – this is a well known scam which changes details (name, amount, what you have to do – how easy it is).

Of course the money would be lovely – but nothing in this world is free. Please protect yourself, listen to the warnings, do your own research – look up the name and ‘scam’ in google, and trust that we are not trying to keep you from winning / earning millions.

Good luck.

Post # 41
1424 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

ajillity81:  LOL, somehow I used to get phone calls from guys claiming to be from the IRS and if I didn’t give them my bank account they would send the “sheriff” to arrest me when I got home. I used to LOVE messing with them and they would get flustered and attempt a cuss word before hanging up. 

Be smart, OP. This is a common scam. Google his info and I bet a lot of posts come up telling you so. 

Post # 42
1147 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

italybabe:  I have always wondered who on earth possible lfalls for these things. They are scams pure and simple. I’m surprised this made it through your email client’s spam filter and into email inbox at all. 

But really? The head of bank has to resort to cold emailing strangers and giving away 7 million dollars to get half of this clients fortune? Makes no sense.

I used to love read this website – basically people pretend to play along great with these scammed guys and get them to do silly things in exchange for their compliance — kind of reverse scamming the scammer, but harmlessly and in a way that will occupy his time to prevent him from scamming others. You can see the archive of all of the scam emails though – the one you received is likely in there.


ETA: OP, it’s not real but it’s most definitely not a joke. It’s serious. These people can and will steal your money if you allow them to. Please read theverything wikipedia entry about these, paying close attention to the “consequences” section:  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advance-fee_scam

There are plenty of other sources for this data if you don’t want to trust wikipedia, but I would take wikipedia as gospel compared to u solicited emails from South africa.

Post # 43
2966 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

writersblock: <—Yup. I say do it, YOLO AMIRITE?

italybabe:  You’re from Europe?…..identity theft/scams are not exclusive to the United States, fyi.



Post # 44
5071 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

*Face Palm*  This is a complete scam.

Post # 45
1549 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would hope common sense would tell you that this is a scam. No, people don’t give away millions of free dollars to be people they don’t know via email. Just common sense.

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