Off topic: I've just become a millionaire! (scam message)
Thread poster: Agnieszka Ufland

Agnieszka Ufland  Identity Verified
Poland
Member (2009)
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Aug 31, 2010

Hi guys,
what a lovely beginning of the day I had.

I open my inbox and find this:

This is to officially inform you that (ATM Card Number;4278763100030014
with a fund worth 6.8 Million Dollars has been accredited in your
favor,Please Contact Mr. John Abu With the following,Full Name:Delivery
Address: Age: Occupation: and Phone Number:

Best Regards.
Mr. John Abu


Hmm, what will I spend it on... Any ideas?


[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2010-08-31 15:51 GMT]


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Halil Ibrahim Tutuncuoglu "Бёcäטsع Լîfe's cômplicåtعd eñøugh"
Turkey
Local time: 19:09
Turkish to English
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idea Aug 31, 2010

Agnieszka Ufland wrote:

Hi guys,
what a lovely beginning of the day I had.

I open my inbox and find this:

This is to officially inform you that (ATM Card Number;4278763100030014
with a fund worth 6.8 Million Dollars has been accredited in your
favor,Please Contact Mr. John Abu With the following,Full Name:Delivery
Address: Age: Occupation: and Phone Number:

Best Regards.
Mr. John Abu


Hmm, what will I spend it on... Any ideas?


Open a big translation office and when the customers come you say sorry I cannot take jobs I am busy


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Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
Spain
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I want to buy a donkey! Aug 31, 2010

Could you give me just 200,000 euros to buy a nice piece of land nearby and create a donkey sanctuary?

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Farzad Akmali  Identity Verified
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Millionairatulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Aug 31, 2010

Hi friends,


Monthly I receive more than 5 mails indicating the same (Surely you have received many so far), but never tried to call that guy even a lady from Africa called me once and was giving instructions......

BTW, I remember some time I proceeded with one of the mails procedures till the time that guy demanded 50 GBP for the trasfer of 3.8 Million GBP, I told hime "please" transfer the 800 thousands GBP and have 3 millions for yourself as I do not have that money to send you. Never heard about him any more (No surprise!!!!!!!!!!)


Could you give me 100 USD so that I can change my Micro DVD RAM, recently it doesn't work properly!!!

Moreover, Tomas's idea is manifique.


Just kidding!!!

best,


Farzad

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Farzad Akmali  Identity Verified
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Manifique! Aug 31, 2010

Tomás Cano Binder, CT wrote:

Could you give me just 200,000 euros to buy a nice piece of land nearby and create a donkey sanctuary?



Hi Tomas,


GOOD IDEA!!!!!!!!!!


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Evonymus (Ewa Kazmierczak)  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 18:09
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I just need.... Aug 31, 2010

Hi Agnieszka, I'm your best friend, remember? Don't tell me you don't, because you would be breaking my heart.
Now, I just need 200 000 USD to pay my bank loans, to finish renovation of my old, little house, pay my latest car-mechanic bill, buy the shoes I saw yesterday on a shop window, and then finally go for a nice, long trip to Uganda (I've always dreamed about). So, would you mind? And please hurry, because my bank installment is due on Monday and my client is late again.
thank you, regards, Ewa
P.s. of course I will be sending your nice postcards from Uganda


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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
Thailand
Local time: 23:09
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Legal enforcement Aug 31, 2010

Agnieszka Ufland wrote:
This is to officially inform you that (ATM Card Number;4278763100030014
with a fund worth 6.8 Million Dollars has been accredited in your
favor,Please Contact Mr. John Abu With the following,Full Name:Delivery
Address: Age: Occupation: and Phone Number:

I wonder how can we enforce this type of good luck [not for punishing a junk mail/spam sender]. I understand that in legal terms, if we were promised with wealth, we should actualize it. And the one who donates needs to fulfill his/her obligation in such junk mail.

Soonthon Lupkitaro


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Yasutomo Kanazawa  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:09
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Only a Millionare? Aug 31, 2010

Agnieszka Ufland wrote:

Hi guys,
what a lovely beginning of the day I had.

I open my inbox and find this:

This is to officially inform you that (ATM Card Number;4278763100030014
with a fund worth 6.8 Million Dollars has been accredited in your
favor,Please Contact Mr. John Abu With the following,Full Name:Delivery
Address: Age: Occupation: and Phone Number:

Best Regards.
Mr. John Abu


Hmm, what will I spend it on... Any ideas?


I guess Farzad and I have won more money than you do. We are billionares, aren't we, Farzad?
Well, Agnieszka, maybe you'll have some more time and opportunities to catch up with us. Let me know when you reach into the billions. I will personally send you a "Welcome Aboard" card.


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Agnieszka Ufland  Identity Verified
Poland
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One day I'm gonna get this Welcome Abroad card ;) Aug 31, 2010


Well, Agnieszka, maybe you'll have some more time and opportunities to catch up with us. Let me know when you reach into the billions. I will personally send you a "Welcome Aboard" card.


Yasutomo, you made my 6.8m look like peanuts now; how cruel of you!
Anyway, I'd better get going if I'm to catch up with you guys.


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Farzad Akmali  Identity Verified
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Surely we ARE! Sep 1, 2010

Yasutomo Kanazawa wrote:

Agnieszka Ufland wrote:

Hi guys,
what a lovely beginning of the day I had.

I open my inbox and find this:

This is to officially inform you that (ATM Card Number;4278763100030014
with a fund worth 6.8 Million Dollars has been accredited in your
favor,Please Contact Mr. John Abu With the following,Full Name:Delivery
Address: Age: Occupation: and Phone Number:

Best Regards.
Mr. John Abu


Hmm, what will I spend it on... Any ideas?


I guess Farzad and I have won more money than you do. We are billionares, aren't we, Farzad?
Well, Agnieszka, maybe you'll have some more time and opportunities to catch up with us. Let me know when you reach into the billions. I will personally send you a "Welcome Aboard" card.


Hey! You can say that again!!! We ARE billionaires! Now we have to work hard to design a pretty beautiful welcome card!!!

Best.

Have a nice time!

Farzad


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