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Another SPAM Alert

Forums: General Discussion
Created on: 10/08/12 11:08 AM Views: 1218 Replies: 6
Monday, October 8, 2012 at 11:08 AM

To the Powers that Be and anyone who cares,

Just passing along this SPAM Alert from the address:

Dear (my name)

My name is Anthony loran,personal account officer to Late Mark Thrailkill ,a national of your country and a contractor here in Gambia, Who died alongside his Wife and only Daughter in a fatal auto wreck on 21st of February 2007.Since his tragic death I have been searching for his relatives but to no avail. Before his death the deceased had a fixed deposit account with our bank, valued at US$6,350,000.00, Which is to be confiscated by our Bank in accordance with the Gambian Financial policy,if nobody come for the claim.
I need your urgent assistance and cooperation to stand in as his next of kin, so that the US$6,350,000.00 will be released to you. I will furnish you with all the legitimate information, proof of deposit that will facilitate the release of the funds to you as the beneficiary. your telephone number will be necessary for further discussion on this. I'm waiting for your urgent response.

Anthony loran
corporate credit Dept.


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The end of bogus claim/message

Please note:The message was addressed to me personally, looking legit but the MAC Spammer caught it, thankfully. It's a bogus claim of dead "relatives", etc. We've had an uptick in hits for far-away places,where none of our classmates live, that seem to be looking for any way to improve their personal economy. Please note, or make sure that your Spam catchers/filters are functioning.
Thanks and have a great week!
Have FUN anyway!

Monday, October 8, 2012 at 12:19 PM - Response #1

This is a common type of spam that has been circulating for years.

Monday, October 8, 2012 at 12:26 PM - Response #2

Almost daily we are receiving these type emails. I would think that we all know that no one will give us money from foreign countries.

Monday, October 8, 2012 at 12:27 PM - Response #3

Yes, it's an old game, but in the past we have passed on the ISP's to CC to let them know to block them if they can. This is from someone who found our CC site,sent through the contact option, not my personal e-mails,etc.
Although it seems no one is gullible enough to fall for it, our CC site has generated many with "bad juju" in the past that has not been so much fun. Most of the SPAM comes to the admins, just another reminder to be aware of posting personal emails and contacts on unprotected pages.
Sorry,I'm slow, but I eventually get it most of the time! (Although I must admit the viagra ads and "enlargement" options are getting more comical with time! Gotta love tenacity and "creativity"! ohwell...what do i know anyway? Old urology/OR nurses have a tainted sense of humor...!As Gilda Radner reminded us, "It's always something..."!)
Thanks anyway!

Edited 10/08/12 9:31 PM
Monday, October 8, 2012 at 1:23 PM - Response #4

Glad you clarified the destination email as coming through our class site. You did? Didn't you? Biblically stated, "Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse deceiving and being deceived." Our guard must be up. I had a brother-in-law who was taken by one of the scams a few years back. He never regained any of the money. The money was itself not he's to begin with. He was dis-included via divorce recently by my wife's sister.

Edited 10/08/12 1:24 PM
Monday, October 8, 2012 at 6:52 PM - Response #5

Many, many of these solicitations are coming out of Nigeria. How anyone can fall for them is beyond my ability to comprehend. I just received one about five minutes ago, tho not through CC. That said, as a retired U.S. Immigration Special Agent I can tell you if a Nigerian's mouth is moving, he's lying. Take that any way you want to, it's the truth from 25 years experience, almost without exception.

Monday, October 8, 2012 at 7:47 PM - Response #6

Thanks but "independent". Nah!

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