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The "help me get my money out of the country" emails...

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Neal_C, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. Neal_C

    Neal_C Second Unit

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    I got one just a few minutes ago and was wondering if there is somewhere I can forward it to so that it could be potentially tracked? Like the FBI, etc?

    Here is the email if anyone would like to read it:
    The subject line is "for charity"
    It came from email address: [email protected]
    Weird thing was in the To: line it said [email protected]
    I guess my email address made it to some list or something?

    "From: Frank Woods

    This letter may come to you as a surprise due to the
    fact that we have not yet met. I have to say that I
    have no intentions of causing you any pains so i
    decided to contact you through this medium .
    As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for
    me, because, I believe everyone will die someday.
    My name is Frank Woods, a merchant in Dubai, in the
    U.A.E. I have been diagnosed with prostate and
    esophageal Cancer that was discovered very late
    due to my laxity in caring for my health. It has
    defiled all form of medicine and right now, I have
    only about a few months to live according to medical
    experts.
    I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I
    never really cared for anyone not even myself but
    my business. Though I am very rich, I was never
    generous, I was always hostile to people and only
    focus on my business as that was the only thing I
    cared for. But now I regret all this as I now know
    that there is more to life than just wanting to
    have or make all the money in the world. I believe
    when God gives me a second chance to come to this
    world I would live my life a different way from
    how I have lived it. Now that I know my time is
    near, I have willed and given most of my properties
    and assets to my immediate and extended family members
    and as well as a few close friends and Schools in
    the UAE. I have decided to give alms to charity
    organizations, as I want this to be one of the last
    good deeds I do on earth. So far, I have distributed
    money to some charity organizations in the U.A.E,
    London and Ireland. Now that my health has deteriorated
    so badly, I cannot do this my self any more. I once
    asked members of my family to close one of my accounts
    and donate the money, which I have there to charity
    organization in Bulgaria, they refused and kept the
    money to themselves. Hence, I do not trust them
    anymore, as they seem not to be contended with what
    I have left for them. The last of my money which is
    the huge cash deposit that I have with Financial
    Firm Abroad .I will want you to help me collect this
    deposit and dispatched it to charity organizations
    and let them know that it is I Frank Woods that is
    making this generous donation.
    I pray that God uses you to support
    and assist me with good heart

    Frank Woods.

    NB: I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this
    matter until the task is accomplished as I dont want
    anything that will Jeopadize my last wish. and Also I
    will be contacting with you by email as I dont want
    anybody to know cos they are always around me. "
     
  2. Cees Alons

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    ... and then you post it verbatim on an open internet forum?

    Cees
     
  3. Todd H

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    If you haven't lost any money, then forward the e-mail as an attachment to [email protected].
     
  4. Neal_C

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    Cees,

    Yes, that is right. This is an internet scam and somebody will undoubtedly get taken for some money on this thing. If you haven't heard about these scams, then this is a means of informing you.

    Todd,

    Thanks for the link to send it. No, I haven't lost money, but I am tempted to send this person an email back to try and gather some more info to help authorities or anyone interested in helping to crack down on these people.


    Neal
     
  5. Jon_Gregory

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    Be carefull about replying to these type of messages, because if it is spam, this lets the person know that your address is real and will send you even more messages. Trust me I know.
     
  6. Cees Alons

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    Sorry, Neal. I should have added a smiley.

    Yes, I got many of those too already. This version (of some remorseful man about to die) is new for me though. Strange, but I didn't shed even one tear.


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  7. Neal_C

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    Cees,

    I thought you were probably joking, but without a smiley, I didn't know for sure [​IMG]

    This one is new for me as well. I forwarded all the information that was in the email and all the header information I could come up with to the email link that Todd posted. I don't know if it will actually do any good, but worth a shot I guess.


    Neal
     
  8. Mark Frank

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    For some light reading on the subject, I suggest this thread
     

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