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Thread poster: Rosina Peixoto

Rosina Peixoto  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:47
English to Spanish
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Nov 11, 2008

I have just received this email involving FedEx.

I am sorry to encroach into your privacy through this manner; we have a certified cheque of $300,000 in our custody that belongs to you. This cheque was brought to my desk last week by a lady who gave us your e-mail address to contact you on the delivery. We wait your response soonest.

If only we could stop this illegal practice.


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Jenny Forbes  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:47
Member (2006)
French to English
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"BMW" prize Nov 13, 2008

Maybe you should forward this fabulous offer to BMW to let them know what's being sent in their name?
I like the suggestion that London is in Lincolnshire - so convincing!
Best wishes (and congratulations),

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xxxJPW  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:47
Spanish to English
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About Rosina's post Nov 13, 2008

I recognise some of the details you posted, which may be subsequently modified by moderators, including the address and the e-mail. A quick google search will show you it's just one of many.

The prize that I had 'won' was the so-called "Yahoo internet lottery". The idea that a town can be in London and another English county simultaneously is, frankly, laughable.

It's a classic 419 scam. BMW already know about it and have issued warnings BTW.

On a lighter note, I did win a genuine lottery last night - £100. Well done me! Better than a slap in the face, anyway...

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Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 13:47
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A nice site here Nov 13, 2008

Hi all,
perhaps you might want to have a look at the following site:
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