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  09-28-2005, 01:29 AM
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Take a look at this SCAM!! It amazes me that people fall for this crap!!!

Dear Friend,

I write to seek your cooperation as my foreign partner and your assistance to enable us to Transfer and invest in the stable economy of your country. I apologize if this mail does not suit your personal or business ethics.

My names are Dr.Joseph Olu. I am making this venture proposal to you in strict confidence. As senior civil servants in the Nigerian National Petroleum Co-operation (NNPC) The Nigerian civil service laws (Code of Conduct bureau) forbid us to own a foreign account. The money we have in our possession is an over invoiced bill of the foreign contractors payment totaling Seven Million and Five Hundred Thausand US Dollars (US$7.5 Million) which I want to transfer abroad with the assistance and co-operation of a company/an individual to receive the said funds, via a reliable Bank Account.

If you will like to assist as a partner, then indicate your interest after which we shall both discuss on the modalities. All other information to facilitate the remittance of the funds will be revealed to you in due course. For your assistance, you shall receive 30% of the total amount 60% for me and 10% will be used to settle taxation and other miscellaneous expenses in the course of transferring the funds to your account.

Please indicate your direct telephone and direct fax numbers when replying this business proposal preferably through my alternative address: josepholu@hotmail.com I will call you when necessary. If you are not interested, please also indicate so that it will enable me to contact other foreign partner with recommendations to carry out this deal.

A swift acknowledgment on the receipt of this mail will be appreciated.

Thank you and God bless you.

Best regards,

Dr.Joseph Olu
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  09-28-2005, 02:17 AM
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Sad isn't it? That people are that desperate for a quick way to get rich that they would trust something like this. As much as stuff like this has been in the news, those that do fall for it and loose thier a$$e$ don't get much sypathy from me...like the saying goes "if it sounds too good to be true it probably is"
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  09-28-2005, 02:29 AM
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Anybody that falls for the Nigerian crap is an idiot. Those programs have been around since at least the 1970s. E-mail is only the latest trend. This used to be done in snail mail, magazine ads, fax, telex .. you name it. Referred to as "419" scams and against Nigerian laws. Not to mention fraud laws worldwide.
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