A new one: Can you get this creative?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by MaxHeadRoom, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. MaxHeadRoom

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    I have just received an email addressed from:
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Intelligence Field Unit J. Edgar Hoover Building
    935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C.


    The say they have intercepted 4 cases at JFK airport that contain 4.1 Million dollars US.
    It originates from the Republic of Nigeria and my name shows up on the paper work.
    And go on to say if I do not contact them within 72hrs, I will be liable for Federal prosecution for money laundering.
    (Not sure how that works with a Canadian citizen?)

    I am just wondering if that inheritance I was waiting for from Nigeria has finally arrived?

    If I DO get my hands on the $4.1 M. the kin folk will have a good Christmas. :eek:

    Max.
     
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  2. Electric Al

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    641068_laugh_png6fd80a75970a0a7d77eb658592958e6f.png Answer the email .
    Just tell them the KIN FOLK themselves !

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  3. #12

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    Thanks for the LOL!

    Is this the dead Nigerian prince threatening to arrest you in a country you aren't in?
    Is contacting the FBI supposed to get the money to you, or is it just so you can turn yourself in at the nearest prison?

    Don't answer that. It's all a big joke.:D
     
  4. MaxHeadRoom

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    I am sure they are very serious, the next move is if I come up with proof, they will forward it to my bank account, less processing fee etc payable in advance. ;)
    Max.
     
  5. JoeJester

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    Tell them to take all the processing fees out of the cash on hand and transfer the rest to your bank account. You know, the one you just setup for this purpose that has the absolute minimum cash in it.
     
  6. nsaspook

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    It's a joke for anyone with two brain cells but there are some fools who think they can actually make a buck.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1vW9cIlnVI
     
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  7. MaxHeadRoom

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    Actually they can, if you have ever seen any of the documentaries about the people who have lost many thousands, shows it makes it completely worth while for them.
    The Irony is, that many who fell for the scams were in the above average intelligence/education range, and accordingly usually above average income?

    Every time I say no one can be that stupid, someone goes and proves me wrong!:rolleyes:.
    Max.
     
  8. atferrari

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    This guy managed to get money from them.

    You will need time to read it in whole. Enjoy
     
  9. atferrari

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    When you open spam, you do it, mostly by curiosity.

    But here, it is not a matter of inteligence or lack of it AT ALL.

    What Ponzi, Madox and so many around the globe knew very well: it's a matter of stupid blind greediness. They deserve what they get.
     
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  10. tcmtech

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    Last summer one of my buddies got took for $4000 on a online dating scam. Everyone told him it was a scam and he took the bait anyway. :rolleyes:

    He is so determined to find a foreign wife it's sickening to even hear him talk about it. Not that it matters much. They guy really doesn't have anything much going for him anymore. He's way past poor and broke. Has no money and very little of any resources to work with in life and probably never will given his lifelong history of terrible financial and personal management. :mad:

    As far as finding a woman goes I keep telling him they are not all that they are cracked up to be and are by no means a solution to having a better life! He might find someone good but given his present situations I can't see any woman wanting to take on that level of work that would be needed to make him into something. :(
     
  11. #12

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    Ooh, that's a good one. Can I use it?
     
  12. Electric Al

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    I read the whole thing . GREAT !!!

    I have received similar letters from Prince P. Eckerhead (Sorry)

    I am a very sceptical person , so I never answer .

    THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH !

    I get phone calls almost every day from a scam marketing company .

    I would love to use a high pitched whistle , but it is a recording !

    I also receive emails from banks to send them my card # so that they can close my dormant account , which is of course a scam , because I do not , and never had an account with that bank.

    I think they somehow find out my age , and think I am a susceptible senior .

    I am a senior , but I am not senile . imagesCALJZ13P.jpg
     
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  13. THE_RB

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    Just play back a S.I.T. tone, their automated dialling equipment will believe your line is disconnected, and permanently take you off their call list.

    You can get a .WAV file of the tone off the internet, and play in on any tape recorder, MP3 player, iPhone etc that can make a sound into the telephone handset mic.
     
  14. mcgyvr

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    The only reason this type of stuff still exists is because of the "stupid/gullible" people in this world fall for it..
    Want some Viagra too...
     
  15. Dr.killjoy

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    I called my buddy house one time acting like the IRS just because he did not answer the phone ... Oh He was late on filling his taxes that year so that's why he was so scared ..
     
  16. Storem

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    I normally don't comment much but couldn't help myself on this topic. Nigeria is one of the largest scam producing countries around. It's almost impossible to catch and prosecute scammers from there. I happen to work for a local sanitation department and over the past few years have seen a rise in Nigerian scams. What's a shame is our senior citizens frequently fall prey to these criminals. :mad:
     
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