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Old Dec 12, 2004, 3:32 PM   #1
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am i the only person who got this email, or are there others?



FROM: BARRISTER JONES RHODES
TEL: 234-803-571-4400
MARYLAND-LAGOS

ATTN:BRADLEY GILKISON

SIR/MADAM,

I AM BARRISTER JONES RHODES, A SOLICITOR AT LAW. I AM THE PERSONAL
ATTORNEY
TO ENG. GERARD A. GILKISON, A NATIONAL OF YOUR COUNTRY, WHO USED TO
WORK
WITH SHELL-DEVELOPMENT COMPANY IN NIGERIA. HEREINAFTER SHALL BE
REFERRED TO
AS MY CLIENT. ON THE 30TH JANUARY 2000, MY CLIENT, HIS WIFE AND THREE
CHILDREN WERE INVOLVED IN A PLANE CRASH OF KENYA AIRLINE IN ABIDJAN
COAST
D'IVOIRE. ALL ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT DIED. SINCE THEN I HAVE MADE
SEVERAL
ENQUIRIES TO YOUR EMBASSY TO LOCATE ANY OF MY CLIENTS EXTENDED
RELATIVES
THIS HAS ALSO PROVED UNSUCCESSFUL. AFTER SEVERAL UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPTS,
TO
LOCATE A MEMBER OF HIS FAMILY HENCE I CONTACTED YOU. I AM CONTACTING
YOU TO
ASSIST IN REPATRIATING THE MONEY AND PROPERTY LEFT BEHIND BY MY CLIENT
BEFORE THEY GET CONFISCATED OR DECLARED UNSERVICEABLE TO THE BANK WHERE
THIS
HUGE DEPOSIT WERE LODGED.

PARTICULARLY, THE FINANCE COMPANY WHERE THE DECEASED HAD AN ACCOUNT
VALUED
AT ABOUT USD15.7 MILLION DOLLARS HAS ISSUED ME A NOTICE TO PROVIDE THE
NEXT
OF KIN OR HAVE THE ACCOUNT CONFISCATED WITHIN THE NEXT FOURTEEN
OFFICIAL
WORKING DAYS. SINCE I HAVE BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL IN LOCATING THE RELATIVES
FOR
OVER 3 YEARS NOW I SEEK YOUR CONSENT TO PRESENT YOU AS THE NEXT OF KIN
OF
THE DECEASED, SINCE YOU HAVE THE SAME LAST NAME. SO THAT THE PROCEEDS
OF
THIS ACCOUNT VALUED AT USD15.7 MILLION DOLLARS CAN BE PAID TO YOU AND
THEN
YOU AND I CAN SHARE THE MONEY. 40% TO YOU AND 60% TO ME I HAVE ALL
NECESSARY
LEGAL DOCUMENTS THAT CAN BE USED TO BACK UP OUR CLAIMS. ALL I REQUIRE
IS
YOUR HONEST COOPERATION TO ENABLE US SEEING THIS DEAL THROUGH. I
GUARANTEE
THAT THIS WILL BE EXECUTED UNDER A LEGITIMATE ARRANGEMENT THAT WILL
PROTECT
YOU FROM ANY BREACH OF THE LAW.

PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH ME BY MY OFFICIAL EMAIL AND SEND TO ME YOUR
TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS TO ENABLE ME DISCUSS FURTHER WITH YOU ABOUT
THIS
TRANSACTION.

LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR EARLIEST RESPONSE.

BEST REGARDS,

BARRISTER JONES RHODES







is that not the sadest thing you've ever seen?

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Old Dec 12, 2004, 4:11 PM   #2
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Yep definitely the saddest thing i have read,
I wish the 519 emails would stop, they just
seem to keep coming though.
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Old Dec 13, 2004, 12:11 AM   #3
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lol, reply saying "show me the money"

lol

yeah, i've gotten those...actually, i got near that exact one...

the only major difference, is where the money is coming from, how much money,and the name of the guy offering it to you....

sounds illegal anyway..

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Old Dec 13, 2004, 7:54 AM   #4
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It is either a Nigerian or Jamican scam. These guys are constantly coming up with something.

COMMON SENSE is your best protection !
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Old Dec 13, 2004, 9:16 AM   #5
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Here is an easy way to reduce these emails...

Create a new email address.

Tell all your friends and family.

Post the new email address nowhere in any public area.

I usedtohave my email on my profile on this forum. No more.
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Old Dec 13, 2004, 9:26 AM   #6
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I got one very similar over a year ago. It is such a common scam that I have seen it addressed on TV with reporters actually answering and eventually being asked to send money for administrative costs. I had thought the Nigerian government had been persuaded to help shut it down.
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Old Dec 13, 2004, 9:48 AM   #7
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I say we all call their phone number collect...
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Old Dec 13, 2004, 11:21 AM   #8
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Yep, every now and then one of this scam type still shows up among all other pieces of junk spam mail to buy Viagra, get a college degree, loose weight,etc.

The world is filled with loser's whothink nothing of spamming millions of people, after all it costs them nothing.

I think there should be an option inall mail readersto locate the source IP addr of this stuff and hit it with a cruse missile.:ak47:

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Old Dec 13, 2004, 12:31 PM   #9
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As long as stupid people are responding to the spam the spammers will find a way to get the stuff to you. I feel it is like drugs in being more a demand than a supply problem.


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Old Dec 14, 2004, 8:16 AM   #10
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I had received that in regular old snail mail in the mid 90's. There was some minor differences but not enough to say so. It is just a scam
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