The "Trans-gender" scam :O
Thread poster: Thayenga

Thayenga  Identity Verified
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May 3, 2012

Hello everybody,

this morning I received an email from, according to its header, a certain Carol Steffgen, whose IP address locates her in Phoenix, Arizona.

Good Day

Although you might be apprehensive about my email as we have not met before, I
am Andrew Bailey, I work with Bank Of England as Executive Director for Banking
and Chief Cashier, There is the sum of $20,600,000.00 Dollars in my Bank, There
were no beneficiaries stated concerning these funds which means no one would
ever come forward to claim it.

That is why I ask that we work together to transfer the funds out of my Bank
into your Bank Account or any other account of your choice, I will be pleased to
see if you can help me and also be a good and trusted person. Once the funds
have been transferred to your Nominated Bank Account we shall then share in the
ratio of 60% for me, 40% for you,do send me email as soon as possible for more
details here is my e-mail address: andrewbailey03@xnmsn.com


Regards,
Andrew Bailey

So Carol became Andrew, though "both" are located in Arizona. The old scam with a slightly different "touch".

Have a wonderful, scam-free day.

Thayenga


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Isabelle F. BRUCHER  Identity Verified
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LOL May 3, 2012



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Jenny Forbes  Identity Verified
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Sex change? May 3, 2012

Fascinating. Perhaps Andrew underwent a sex-change operation down there in Arizona and became Carol, but it hasn't quite worked yet.
You'd think scammers would be a tad more careful, wouldn't you?
Jenny


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Careful May 3, 2012

Jenny Forbes wrote:

Fascinating. Perhaps Andrew underwent a sex-change operation down there in Arizona and became Carol, but it hasn't quite worked yet.
You'd think scammers would be a tad more careful, wouldn't you?
Jenny


That's one "sound" (?) explanation.
Well, if scammer tended to be a tad more careful, then... they would realize that nobdy falls for their scam and would, therefore, eliminate themselves.


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George Trail  Identity Verified
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Another critical error May 3, 2012

This scammer is indeed careless. He/she (lol) says that ...they are with the Bank of England but the sum is in dollars! Besides, who would be stupid enough to offer that kind of money to a stranger without attempting to justify their actions? Not least because you never know who they are or what they'd do with it! Again, they make the classic would-be scammer's mistake of not addressing you by your name.

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Teresa Borges
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This Andrew Bailey has been around for a while... May 3, 2012

http://419.bittenus.com/BankofEngland/index.htm

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Therrien  Identity Verified
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But some people fall for it... May 3, 2012

I've personally met someone who's late father was scammed in this wise.

If they keep the number of emails up they're bound to hit the lower end of the IQ bell-curve in that mix. If they keep doing it, it's because it works, sadly.


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