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Old 05-07-2002, 11:32 AM   #1
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Who are these pple and what do they want?

Does anyone else in their work receive faxes from one or two ‘Companies’ or what, Embasseys (?) from the Middle East, or Israel, or Afganistan, or etc………which may be for the attention of your Managing Director, about him/her donating a certain amount of money to their bank whatever and to get money back, in order to help them over something? And they even leave phone/fax numbers and bank details, etc etc?

Like an Arabian Senate or something……

Like, is all this real? That is, if anyone else here gets this…………we have many times, but I just bin it……………….but why is it………..? Does anyone know if these are real accounts, or why they are being sent? If pple are doing it for money donations into their bank before they run, aren’t they taking a huge risk??????

Anyway I actually received one by email for the very first time the other day, but deleted it…….

Anyway, I don’t know a ting about them……so am asking u lot – anyone had and know??????


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Old 05-07-2002, 11:45 AM   #2
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We get these a lot. Actually, I was just looking at a letter like this. There's more information on it at the US Secret Service website: http://www.usss.treas.gov/alert419.shtml and more information on the scam here: http://home.rica.net/alphae/419coal/ The second site has information for reporting the scam if you're outside the US.

What's really sad is that some people probably fall for this and end up losing a lot of money.



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Old 05-07-2002, 11:51 AM   #3
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What's really sad is that some people probably fall for this and end up losing a lot of money.

u gotta be shittin me, who on earth would fall for a scam like that??????



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u gotta be shittin me, who on earth would fall for a scam like that??????



A lot of senior citizens fall for things like this, sadly.

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