I'm way cooler than n0e (who isn't though?)
11th February 2003
Well, ive recieved the first email on January the 6th(there was the same exact email on an older date), it is from some one from London, the manager of CitiBank over there. he claims that an Iraqi oil consultant died, as a result from being tortured by saddam hussein in 1997, and left 29,500,000$ of money and his family died too and there is no one left to claim this money from his family, he wants me to claim it and he gets a share of it.
This one i recieved today:-
and now a similar email turns out in one of my other email accounts..the manager of standard trust bank from Nigeria said that an oil consultant in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has died (he left this link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/2718295.stm ) and his family with him(again) and he cant find a heir to the 6$ million dollars that he left in the bank. and he wants me to claim it and i get 40% and he gets 60%.
i know this is somekind of joke or trick or scam or something..but is there anything i should do? has any recieved any similar emails?
A new sense of nuisance.
8th December 2003
I am 100% sure its a scam or a horrible joke. Just delete them...
7th December 2003
I also received stuff like this some time ago. Some African dictator died and left all his money to me. The best thing you can do is not to open mails from people you don't know.
I'm too cool to Post
26th June 2000
I just got a scam in my email today! Here it is:
I feel quite safe dealing with you in this business proposition having gone through your remarkable profile on the internet. Though, this medium (Internet) has been greatly abused, I choose to reach you through it because it still remains the fastest, surest and most secured medium of communication .However,this correspondence is unofficial and private,and it should be treated as such.
I also guarantee you that this deal is hitch free from all what you may think of. I am Mrs Susan Murakone, the wife of late Mr. Edward Murakone, from kwa-zulu natal in Republic of South Africa, i am 47 years of age, my late husband owns a limited of Cocoa and Gold business in Johannesburg.
After his trip to Abidjan Cote D'voire to negotiate on a cocoa business he wanted to invest in Abidjan here.
One week he came back from his trip to Abidjan, he had a fatal motor accident with my daughter (NICOLE) of which my daughter died instantly but my husband died after five day in a private hospital in Johannesburg.
It was like my husband knew he was going to die and his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. He disclosed to me and my son Benjamin that he deposited the sum of eight million five thousand united states dollars,(US$8,500,000)into bank in cote d'ivoire, that the money was meant for his cocoa and gold business he wanted to establish in Abidjan.
My late husband reveal to me where he hang-up the document covering the lodgement and instructed me and my only son Benjamin to seek for a reliable and trust worthy business partner for our life time investment and that is why i seceded to contact you, now i have succeeded in locating the bank here in Abidjan, IVORY -COAST and i have concluded with the bank modalities of transferring the money to an account abroad.
Now i am asking for your assistance to help me provide an account facility were i can transfer the money into so that we can invest in any lucrative business in your country. As you might know, there have been serious crises here in Cote d'ivoire, this crises might lead to war. many are confirmed dead during the daily confrontation between the military and the rebels. I want you to help me to quicken the process of moving this money to your account so that I and my son Benjamin will leave the country before the war break out.
I promised to gratify you with 9% of total sum for your kind assistance. I also have it in mind to give you a partnership share in the investments to be made.
I am waiting anxiously to hear from you so that we discuss the modalities of this transaction, you can contact me immediately for more discussion. YOU CAN MAIL ME WITH [email]email@example.com[/email] OR call 0022508021819
Thanks for your kind assistance.
Yours sincerely, Mrs. Susan and Benjamin Murakone.
I'm 100 percent conviced that it's bs...
I'm too cool to Post
30th April 2004
Its obviously bullshit. Don't just delete them, report as spam if your ISP has that feature. That way future e-mails from that address or server are blocked. Works wonders, even on Comcast.
2nd October 2003
Or even better, partake in a little scam-baiting... check this website
Biggest F-ing A-hole 2010
24th April 2003
I got an email longass time ago that some nigerian oil tycoon died and wanted to leave me 10 percent of the profits...in exchange for my account number and social security number.
Its just a scam.
4th August 2003
Interestingly enough, I've never recieved any scam emails. Maybe my account just rocks too hard for them.
29th January 2005
If you really inherited something, usually a man in a black suit would come to see you. If it's asking for a social security number, it's a big sign that its a scam. I got 1 saying that i inherited an oil tycoon's money and assets in Saudi Arabia.
Lord of the Peach
19th April 2004
:lol: why would you want to go to saudi arabia. I would bet it is more terrorists there than scammers. They want to lure Americans there so they can take em hostage and then kill em.