email scams...will they ever stop?

United States
September 19, 2007 12:44pm CST
Does this guy think I am really that dumb? Whatch out for these guys. Here is a nice email I just received. Profitable business For You! Dear Prospective Partner, I am Mr. Wong Shiu ki, an account officer with the International Bank of Taipei, Tawain. I am requesting for your partnership in re-profiling fund, I will give you the details when you reply this mail, but in summary,the funds are coming via Bank of Taipei Tawain. The DEAL is 100% risk free and legitimate, If you are interested to assist me, kindly provise me with your Confidential Contact Details including your telephone number and I will provide further details and instructions. Yes, the typos are supposed ot be there, and if this guy is from an International Bank, why does he need my poor, broke , and having no credit self to help him out? Do people still fall for this mess? I hop not for your sake!
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12 responses
@dimaks (786)
• Japan
19 Sep 07
well i dont think so. these kinds of emails have been circulating around from the time i learned about the internet. they come in the usual form like business proposals, partnership or something. just ignore them. these people just need to fool somebody out there.. so be alert of those who asks for your sensitive personal information especially over the net.
• United States
19 Sep 07
No. I know better, but I just can't see how people think it is okay to try to take advantage of people and their desire to make a living at home. It makes me kinda mad but, I was wondering if people still beleived that this works. I am glad to hear that they don't!
@Odlanor (141)
• Philippines
23 Sep 07
I also received different scam mails appear to be asking help from me, with huge cash involved. I just neglect those emails.
@cdcale (89)
• Singapore
22 Sep 07
No, I don't think that these types of scams will ever stop. There will always be at least one person who falls for these scams, and that is all they need to be able to make a few thousand dollars. Not too many of these scammers are actually finally caught, so they feel it is not too risky to carry out these scams.
@nangel78 (1458)
• United States
20 Sep 07
These email scams should stop, but as long as they are making money off of it and people are falling for it, they won't. It is a shame that they take advantage of people out there by doing this stuff.
@18071963 (11)
• Vietnam
20 Sep 07
I got a beauty the other week from the UK Gaming Board (Internet gaming facility ) in association with Yahoo,Hotmail, G-mail and MSN advising me that I won 250,000.00 pounds in the lottery based on my email address It had me going there for a brief moment it looked soo official . However after some checking around I gathered out very quickly that this was a scam , altough I haven't heared from them since and they only requested I contact a person in Europe with some personal details which I sent (with the wrong information of cause ) No request for Bank details or money . Be very careful , while there are people who are not awake to these scams , there will be people there ready to scam us.
@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
20 Sep 07
Hello arwd997, I don't think email scams will ever stop as long as there are unscroupolous people there out to get the better of someone. So its a good thing to be very careful in believing emails coming from people we don't know. I too sometimes received business emails like this stating that their offering a business partnership, that they are an international company, Mr this and that, blah, blah and so on.. I just disregard this emails for I know that they are scams. :-)
@Bunsdk (242)
• Denmark
20 Sep 07
Deffenitely a new version of the Nigeria scam letters lol. Im always enjoying myself when these mails arrive in my mailbox. They are usually filled with some kind of sob stories, or far out promisses like getting millions for investing a fwe thousand. I cant for the life of me see why anyone would fall for them though. But wasnt that research saying that about 1 in 10.000 actually do fall for mail scams?
@subha12 (18453)
• India
20 Sep 07
its a real problem in emails. Also day by day the scams are getting more and more advance. The subject matters keep on changing.
@cblackink (969)
• United States
19 Sep 07
I've been wondering about this myself. These things have been circulating for years. And now, I'm starting to get ones that are supposedly from financial institutions (Chase Bank, CapitalOne, etc..) telling me I need to update some kind of account info. The thing is, I don't even have accounts with these businesses! How funny is that? Sometimes I even reply back to the ones from Nigeria, UK, etc...and tell them what I think of them for being so stupid as to send me these things. I've started getting more of these recently, and I don't know why. I've started creating messages rules in Outlook to try and delete as many of them as possible.
@jbrooks0127 (2326)
• United States
19 Sep 07
As hard as it is to believe greed wins out. There are no doubt people looking for a fast buck that do fall for this. There has to be a million variations of this but all are designed to make you think you will be getting money for doing little or nothing. Some are pretty good and somehow sound legitimate. But in the end the only bank account that will have less money in it is yours. These people count on the magic of numbers. In sending out hundreds of thousands of these they are bound to get a few returns and that is all it takes
@indiandevil (2109)
• Rothesay, New Brunswick
19 Sep 07
I don't know if they just think that we are all so stupid to fall for something so illegal like that. Though some people may still fall for them, but I think that the ones still falling for these scams are young and Nieve, or Older and trusting. I just delete them.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
19 Sep 07
This sounds like a version of the Nigerian scam. I have no idea why they do this, but I think either that all Westerners are stupid and they have the perfect right to cheat them, or they think that if you work at home, you are too dumb to get a descent job. The best thing to do, other than report him, is to delete the email.