Fake scam e-mail?

Brazil
February 16, 2009 3:39pm CST
I got an e-mail from this person called Flora Faye, she was saying she lives in Senegal and she's a refugee and she wanted a pen pal to talk to, so I replied and asked where she got my e-mail from, and I said ok I would be her pen pal. Then she replies back telling me her whole life story, and saying how she needs a man by her side to help her get through life. I replied to her again asking her where she got my e-mail from, and asking her if she was aware that I am a girl!!! Today I got another reply from her still talking to me as if I were a man, didn't answer where she got my e-mail from, but this time it get very interesting!! she wrote a really long e-mail telling all kinds of thing about her life and her father then at the end she says her father died in war and left her some money on a bank account total of $4.800,000.00 and she wants me to transfer that money to my bank account and send it to her. That sounds so fishy!! it must be a scam!! here is the full e-mail if you like to read it: I am happy in your reply to my mail. How are you today??? Like i told you my name is Miss Flora Faye i am the daughter of Late Dr.Col.Badi Faye who was killed during the war in my country in a cold blood.How was your day?? Hope fine. Mine, is still cold over here in Dakar Senegal. You know, for you to live as a Refugee is very difficult situation. Its just like one staying in the prison and i hope by Gods grace i will come out the situation soon. l don't have any relatives now whom l can go to, all my relatives ran away in the middle of the war the only person l have now is Rev Father, who is the pastor of the (Christ for all Nation Churches)here in the Camp. He has been very nice to me since i came here but i am not living with him rather i am leaving in the women's hostel. In case if you want to call me, here is the Neigh borer phone number, which you can use to reach me.+ 221 - 771 - 709 - 756 In case you call, tell him that you want to speak to Flora Faye so that he will know that I am the one you are looking for. Because we are three girls that answers Flora here in the hostel, If you tell him that you want to speak with me he will send for me in the hostel. I want to go back to my studies because i only attended my first year before the tragic incident that lead to my being in this situation now . Please listen to this, I have my late father's statement of account and death certificate here with me which i will send to you later, because when he was alive he deposited some amount of money, outside my country which he used my name as the next of kin, the amount in question is $4.800,000.00m (Four Million, Eight Hundred Thousand us dollars). So i will like you to help me transfer this money to your account and from it you can send some money for me to get my travelling documents and air ticket to come over to meet with you. I kept this secret to people in this hostel here.I will like you to call me like i said i have allot to tell you. Have a nice day and think about me. Awaiting to hear from you soonest Yours Forever in love, ....flora.... I just replied to this basically telling her to F*** off, what do you think???
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16 responses
• Philippines
16 Feb 09
Old scam with perhaps a slight new style. One day I receive an email like this and replied to it. I was just curious how far the scammer would go and made fun of them. I think they are smart too, he maybe realized he was just fooled and stopped replying.
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• Brazil
16 Feb 09
I know right!! that sounds fun! I should have kept going to see how far it would go what they would tell me to do,and like how much money they would ask me for, too bad I told "her" to f**** off!
• Philippines
17 Feb 09
Next time I receive an email like that, I still pretend to befriend this people and maybe I myself can scam these scammers
• Brazil
17 Feb 09
Good idea, if I ever get one of those again, I'll try to do the same
@user_786 (1338)
16 Feb 09
This is 100% scam and is not pretending to make you friend but this is a trick to fool you. This type of scam is often called as 'Nigerian scam' because it originated mostly from Nigeria. These people will send you money if you give them your contact address and it is very likely you will get caught in attempt of encashing cheque they send you. The reason they send you money is that they want others to get involved in this money stealing. This is not thier money but received from robbery, etc and if they put the money in their bank, thee are chances of getting caught by some reasons so they send money to other people and then ask them to send some portion of it back to them. if in any reason they get caught, they can then simply give your name as a main person who played the game - trying to save themselves from police and getting you behind the jail. so never reply to them, these are dangerous scams
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• Brazil
16 Feb 09
I don't know anyone from nigeria, but i didn't know those scams came from there, I would never fall for a scam like that, like I said before I would never give out any personal information to a person that I don't even know, I was just shocked because it's the first time I got e-mails like that!
@GemmaR (8526)
16 Feb 09
Forward the email to your local police department and they should be able to sort it out for you! Also reply to the email telling the person that you've reported it. Maybe it will scare them enough to stop doing the same thing to countless other people. So many people must get rich by using these kinds of scams, and it isn't fair anymore!
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• Brazil
16 Feb 09
I live in Brazil police here don't even solve murder crimes, imagine what they would do with a simple e-mail!! And I told "her" to stop writing me and I reported it as spam on my gmail account so it won't come to my inbox any more, it'll go straight to the spam box, and they'll give up writing me eventually, I just hope nobody falls for that!
• United States
16 Feb 09
It's a total scam. DO a search for internet scams, and this one comes up. I get them from Nigeria, and a whole bunch of other places. They always say they want to transfer money, and ask you to help them
• Brazil
16 Feb 09
Thank you for your response I figured it was a scam.
• United States
16 Feb 09
Yup, a scam. Check out the site 419.com They "bait" scammers like this.
• Brazil
16 Feb 09
I already checked it out, thank you for your response
• Brazil
16 Feb 09
oh and by the way 419.com it's not about the 419 scam it's only a search site.
• United States
16 Feb 09
Ooops. Wrong url. It's http://www.419eater.com
• Netherlands
17 Feb 09
I get those exact same e-mails at least 6 times a day, same story, different name. I never would have written to her the 1st time much less after that. I just don't understand how people can think other people are so stupid that they will fall for that very old scam! ;)
• Brazil
17 Feb 09
I signed up for a penpal site, that's why I thought it was a real e-mail at first and that's why I replied, thank you for you response.
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• Netherlands
18 Feb 09
Well then it makes perfect sense why you would respond, it is just a shame that you happen to respond to the wrong type of e-mail...I wish you better luck next time! ;)
• India
17 Feb 09
yup this is scam report the email n then delete the email n never reply to this kinda emails happy lotting and have a nice day
• Brazil
17 Feb 09
That's what I did, thank you for your response
• India
18 Feb 09
sure thing stay safe
• Canada
17 Feb 09
LOL I have seen these before and they are all scams. I would have done exactly what you did in your last email to this person. They all make up sad stories to try and get you to feel sorry for them. I'm glad you did not get the wool pulled over your eyes, Like I did once upon a time.
• Brazil
17 Feb 09
I would like to know more about your story!! If you ever come back here to view my reply please tell me about it!!
@ddfreedie (690)
• India
17 Feb 09
i used to get tons and tons of scam messages like the one u had...but i never replaied to any of the mails
• Brazil
17 Feb 09
It sounded like a real person at first that's why I replied, but I figured it was a scam! thank you for your response
• United States
17 Feb 09
YES IT IS A scam. and you did the right thing by telling her or (him) to f---off .I fell for one like that one but a little more realistic i tryed and tryed to let them know i was on to there scam and after i stoped sending money and told them i turned them in to fbi they acted like they did nothing wrong.I got a phone call from a police officer from a few states away he had a long list of people the same scammers that got me got a lot of others officer said he is going after them .would not get any my money back .I lost a lot of money but more important i lost my pride,my soul,and my heart.It almost made me giveup on life.listen to me everyone that reads this.DONT BE A FOOL, STAY COOL BECAUSE YOU WILL FIND SOMEONE IN USA OR YOUR COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND BY YOU WITH OUT HAVING TO GIVE THEM YOUR $$$ I DID MEET MY BEST FRIEND,MY MISSTRES,MYSWEETHEART ON THE WEB. SHE KNOWS WHO SHE IS AND SHE IS THE GREATEST THERE EVER WILL BE. T.H.
• Brazil
17 Feb 09
WOw if you ever have the time to tell me more about your story I would really like to know about it, what did they say to you, that made you give them money? did they offer something like this one? a lot of money or did they just ask you for help financially?
@Hvaniday1 (550)
• Malaysia
17 Feb 09
Hahaha...You real good those are the scams mail that I have receive also from FBI and US Military. I did not tell them anything but I send one copy to the FBI HQ, I want to see whether they can trace this email. Lol.....keep it up. Happy Mylotting.
• Brazil
17 Feb 09
Did you ever get any response from FBI?? I don't think they care much, well I don't know, they might, but I think they would have more important things to handle...
• India
17 Feb 09
I think it is scam don't trust these e-mail's report to the admin about the mail you got. I also get many e-mails like this but i don't take the pain of responding to those e-mails.
@busibee (187)
• United States
17 Feb 09
Yes, it's a scam... but people are getting rather creative now a days... don't you think? My favorite part of the email she sent you was: "i am the daughter of Late Dr.Col.Badi Faye who was killed during the war in my country in cold blood. How was your day?" What the heck? What a conversation transition. I love it. XOXO
• Brazil
17 Feb 09
Yes scam are getting very creative that's why people still fall for them, the part I thought was funny was the very end, forever in love, lol and it said how's your day twice...
@jayyerex (224)
• Canada
17 Feb 09
You were very right to tell her to f-off. I actually have recieved not just one, but two of these very same emails. They try and pull your heart strings and hope that you are naive enough to go through with it. Good for you for listening to your instincts.
• Brazil
17 Feb 09
At first I thought it was a real person that wanted to be friends, because I signed up on a pen pal site, but after the 3rd e-mail I noticed it was getting fishy, lol, thank you for your response.
• Canada
17 Feb 09
You have done a great work.... it is a scam and it is well known. No one gaves so much money to unknown person.
• Brazil
17 Feb 09
Thank you for your response
• United States
16 Feb 09
Most definitely a scam. I get stuff like that all the time... I just delete it and mark it as spam.
• Brazil
16 Feb 09
Yes, I'm doing a search on it right now about the nigerian scam, and I'm reading how it's done, and how so many people fell for it and lost billions of dollars