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

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 46
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Lol!!!!!!  Haven’t read the comments yet but this is hilarious already. 

Post # 47
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

If I had follow through with all the African bank executives that have emailed me to offer some dead person’s millions, I would own the planet by now.  Stupid me…🙄🙄🙄

Post # 48
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

“Oh, Honey.” (any HIMYM fans?)

I’m a real person and my name comes up on Google. Will you send me $50 if I tell you where? 

Post # 49
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

AstonMartin:  Uh, no.  We all didn’t figure out this was a scam because someone told us, we figured it out because NO STRANGER IS GOING TO REACH OUT TO YOU ON THE INTERNET AND TRY TO GIVE YOU MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.  OP is just particularly stupid.

Post # 50
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

BothCoasts:  That’s the first thing I said when I opened this thread!  I love that episode!

Sorry OP.  This is one of the oldest scams in the book.  General rule:  If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. 

Post # 51
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Sussex, UK

I’ve always wondered who fell for these and figured some people must do or why would this type of scam still be going after 10 + years. 

For the record I’m in Europe and if I go to my spam now I can see an email requesting help with transferring money from Nigeria and a few fake invoices.

Post # 52
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Wow this one is such an old scam and op please use common sense and realize it for what it is nothing in life is ever free…

 

Post # 53
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Please tell me this isn’t real. This is the oldest email scam out there.

Post # 54
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Bahahahahahahaha! I knew this was a scam as soon as I read “head of this bank in South Africa.” Are you kidding me?

It’s a good thing you posted here, or they might have had you wrapped around their little finger. They certainly chose their target well…

Post # 55
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Sorry OP, but this scam exists EVERYWHERE including Europe and Italy. Unless you have never used the internet before, I have a hard time believing this post is real.

Post # 56
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

But then again, maybe we’re all just telling you it’s a scam because we’re jealous of your good fortune. It IS a lot of money. Maybe you should go for it.

Post # 57
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

italybabe:  This is a SCAM. [content moderated for name calling]

Don’t engage with this. Block the sender and delete the email. I get emails like this on a daily basis to my work email:

Example 1
Hello My Dearest,

How are you today, with hope you are found in good condition of health?, Dear I have decided to contact you after much thought considering the fact that we have not meet before, but because of some circumstance oblige me, I decided to contact you due to the urgency of my present situation here in the refugee camp for your rescue and also for a business venture/project which I I need your assistant in this business establishment in your country as my foreign partner as well as my legal appointed trustee , Meanwhile my Name is Miss Mercy Oscar Kamau King’ara, 24yrs old female and I from Kenya here in Africa. My late father was a Kenyan lawyer and human rights activist who was the Chief Executive Officer and Communications and Advocacy Officer of the Oscar Foundation Free Legal Aid Clinic Kenya (OFFLACK). My Father was brutally shot dead on Thursday 5Th March 2009 after a government spokesman accused their group of aiding a criminal gang. What led to the cold blood killing is still unclear but I know that my father life was the target. You can read more about my father on the link below. [not including the link just in case you think it is a good idea to click on it…]

My dear, haven’t meet with you before I intend to disclose this to you with trust as a top secret which I believe you will never turn me down neither disclose it to anybody until everything is successfully done I will relocate over to your country. My Late Father made a fixed deposit of the sum of Eight Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars ($8.500.000.00) in one of the Banks here in Burkina Faso, with my name as his legal biological next of kin, which I confirmed his statement positively from the bank. But unfortunately on my arrival to the Bank to withdraw the fund, the Bank foreign Operation Department Director whom I meet in person told me that my father instruction to their bank is that the fund would only be release to me when I am married or present a trustee/partner who will help me and invest the fund overseas after the transfer, and the bank ask me to go and look for a foreign partner who will be representing me as my legal appointed trustee and present beneficiary that was why I decided to contact you.

However my Dear, all am requesting from you is for your kind assistant in transferring this my inheritance money into your bank account for investment assistance in your Country as my legal appointed trustee as the bank mentioned and it will be my intention to compensate you with 40% of the total fund for your services and help then the balance shall be my capital in your establishment which you are going to establish for me there in your country or position as my trustee and manger, note that immediately after the transfer i will relocate over to your country or position and further my education studies and spend the rest of my life while you will be acting as my investor and guarding. Please consider my request as my life is being hugely affected here in the refugee camp.

Thanking you a lot of your quick response. Therefore I will like you to write me direct through my private alternative e-mail address [not including the link just in case you think it is a good idea to click on it…], for me to give you more details about me and the transfer.

Yours Sincerely Mercy Oscar

Example #2

CHASE BANK
270 Park Avenue
New York City NY United States

Attention Beneficiary

We have been informed by the concern authority’s, to have your Delayed ASSET Fund released or else, the Funds will be declared un-serviced by the Bank Managements and consequently be confiscated. The time frame is very short and Bank to Bank Wire Transfer is the fastest means of getting this done.

Mandate has been issued to a commission namely “UNCLAIMED ASSETS REIMBURSEMENT” here in the UNITED STATES to effect this payment to you, VIA BANK TO BANK WIRE TRANSFER. Your beneficiary identification security transfer CODE is XRZ09715KLQ and your funds valued at ($10.65M). Kindly get back to us for further directives

Fill out the needed information for confirmations as listed: 1) Your full name: 2) Phone, fax and mobile#: 3) Address: 4) Copy of your any valid ID card.ATTACHED !!.

Regards.

Mary Callahan Erdoes
Asset Management CEO
CHASE BANK

Post # 58
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382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Have you ever used the Internet before? I’m pretty sure I got one of these emails when I was 16 and knew it was a scam about 3 lines in. I’ve had them since, along with ones from the tax office telling me I’m owed a rebate and a bank in a different country asking me to verify my details…

As a rule of thumb, anyone that asks for your details is questionable but if you genuinely believe someone is going to give you millions for nothing, for real, there’s not much anyone can say to help you.

Please don’t be daft. This is a 100%, clear as day, known to the world scam.

Post # 59
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Wait, you got that email too??  Sorry, honey, you’re too late, I already claimed that 7 million dollars already by sending all my personal information to that shady guy.  Funny thing is since then, 8 credit cards have been take out under my name, all my bank accounts are completely drained, and my credit is completely ruined.  And I’m still waiting on that 7 million dollars… 

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