Bank Of Nigeria

@cyrus123 (6383)
United States
June 4, 2009 10:25pm CST
Do youall get emails from the Bank Of Nigeria every so often saying youall have so much money in there? Or so and so has died and left you a big sum of money? The money is usually way up in the thousands or the millions! I just put them in my spam folder because I have heard they are not legitimate. No, I don't respond to any of them because I don't want to get in any kind of trouble. I don't know these people and I don't know how they got my email. I don't think anybody I don't know would leave me this amount of money and I don't want to get scammed in any way.
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@nzalheart (2352)
• India
5 Jun 09
Yes, I get them for sure Kathy. The mails seem to be so funny. They say, that you the only person who is selected. Also I get many mails that I won thousand of dollars, even million. Just good for a bit of imagination. If someone is going to believe it, then they are really fools, stupids. I know how unlucky I am in case of lotteries and in mail, I get lots of mails winning lots of prizes hehe... They are all the dirty funny scams, run by foolish people to fool some foolish people... Happy mylotting...
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
5 Jun 09
I have never received one of these , thank heavens but have heard of them. Ihope noone gets involved w/them. Glad u didn't.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
6 Jun 09
You might be surprized at how many people do fall for them. I wish they would get the people sending these emails, myself. Kathy.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
6 Jun 09
I just can't understand as much talk as there is about such as this that people still fall for it. It's a shame , THEY NEED TO FIND THE PEOPLE DOING THIS.
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@spalladino (17924)
• United States
5 Jun 09
These are scams. You can find out more about them if you want at scamwarners.com. There are a wide variety of these email scams going around on the web and you would be surprised at how many people fall for them. It's good that you don't reply because then they know that they have a good email address and even more will come your way.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
5 Jun 09
Thank you for responding. I know of one person who replied to these emails. I never met her but I heard about her in the news. I can't remember her name but it got her in a lot of hot water with her husband. I think she and her family were having a lot of money problems and she fell for these emails. Kathy.
• Hong Kong
5 Jun 09
I am not clever, but I didn't believe it at all when I recieved those scam emails. I just wonder how many people fall for them, I don't think there are many as it seems so unreal and it is impossible to be true that a big sum of unknown money suddenly is for me.
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• Philippines
8 Jun 09
Yes, I have also received a emails from the Bank of Nigeria, saying I'm the only heiress and recepient of a large sum of money. These emails are scams. Do not respond to them. I just don't know how they got hold of my email address and how to make them stop sending me such emails.
@zackn87 (345)
• United States
6 Jun 09
hahaha this reminds me of something i heard on the radio. The 2 radio hosts Jen and Steve got an email from the nigerian bank. They actually called the number and talked to the guy. It was HILARIOUS. But yeah i hate emails like these.
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
8 Jun 09
I wouold like to know what the guy at the bank in Nigeria said, lol. Thank you for responding and happy mylotting. Kathy.
• United States
5 Jun 09
i get these stupid things all the time i just report them as spam i've got two email accounts one with yahoo and the other is gmail and i only get them on yahoo, if they do come thru i delete them i did respond to one at in capital letters i don't them they had better not contact me again this helped for a whole two days keep reporting them and deleting.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
6 Jun 09
Like I said in my discussion, I just put them in my spam folder. I only have one email account. That's all I can afford. Thank you for responding and happy mylotting. Kathy.
• United States
5 Jun 09
These have been around for a while and yes, they are definitely scams. They are getting really good now at putting things in the subject line such as FBI needs you and such. It is really sad that some older folks have been scammed by these people. Most of these emails I have go right into my spam folder but as I stated they are really getting creative to get around that in hopes of getting someone to bite. What a sorry world we live in that someone makes a living doing this.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
6 Jun 09
Isn't this awful?! I think the people sending these emails should be reported, myself. Just think. There's going to be a judgment day someday and they will get found out in the end. I can't believe people make their living doing this. Like you said, it's a sorry world. Kathy.
@jtr115 (724)
• United States
5 Jun 09
I have heard news reports from people who fell for this scam. They said the scammers sent them a few cashiers checks (which wound up bouncing) as an initial payment. The victims were also asked to provide their bank account numbers and routing numbers so they could receive the money. Instead, the scammers drained the victims' accounts. I always delete these "offers." My attitude is "save me the labor and just give me the baby."
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
6 Jun 09
This is a good way of putting it, lol[i][/i]save me the labor and give me the baby. I like that. Thank you for responding and have a good day. Happy mylotting. Kathy.
• India
5 Jun 09
Oh yes, I have got those mails five or six times at least. I have never ever responded to them...the very contents prove that they are scam. Another specimen is about some online lottery based in Europe...somehow they claim that I won a huge huge amount though I have never bought any lottery ticket in my life. Gawd...do people really believe these? And what baffles me more is the actual purpose behind such mails.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
6 Jun 09
I have probably gotten these emails more than five or six times. I never have gotten any emails about online lotteries based in Europe. Like you, I have never bought a lottery ticket in my life. I don't participate in lotteries because I don't believe in them. I don't know how the people who send these emails get by with it, myself. You might be surprized at how many people fall for these scams. Thank you for responding and happy mylotting. Kathy.
@bagnet (24)
• Philippines
5 Jun 09
i get one at least every two weeks. those are indeed scams. and it's not just the bank of nigeria. i got an email from a friend's yahoo account once, saying he was in nigeria on a study tour, was robbed of his purse that contained his cash, passport and credit cards and was stranded in a seedy inn, so could i send him a certain amount? he gave details on how to i could send money to him in nigeria. good thing i saw that certain friend only a few days before, so i became curious and called him. turns out he's never been to nigeria and his yahoo email had been hacked. the hacker had changed his password so that my friend could no longer access it. the hacker was now using it to send the same solicitation email to everyone on my friend's directory. my friend got his account back after a lengthy process of reporting it to yahoo but he never used it again.
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
6 Jun 09
I'm so sorry this happened to your friend! It's such a shame! I don't blame him for not wanting to use his yahoo account any more. I'm just glad that he got his account back at least. I wish they would get the people who are sending these emails. Like I've told a few other mylotters, there's going to be a judgment day someday. Thank you for responding and happy mylotting. Kathy.
• Philippines
5 Jun 09
They never give up do they? they're just nothing more than scams. and unless you set your email on spam filter. you gonna keep receiving them until you blow your head off being angry. i dunno how they kept getting your information..
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
6 Jun 09
Hi Mikaela_taz25! I have my spam filter on but they still get in my regular email all the time. One of the mylotters said they get your email address when you register for certain websites, which I wasn't aware of at the time. I guess we just need to be more careful. I wish somebody would get the people who are sending these emails!They can'tkeep on getting by with it forever. thank you for responding and happy mylotting. Kathy.
@TrvlArrngr (4057)
• United States
5 Jun 09
if i have time i sometimes play with the scammers. tell them stories. or i will ask how that orphanage is coming along or how long they have been scamming women. It is a real pain. You would think that email providers could scan for the words bank of nigeria and throw them in your spam folder at least. I worry about the people that are older and lonely and could get scammed. It is just not right.
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
6 Jun 09
It looks like it would make it worse if you keep responding this way. I hope I don't sound like I'm telling you what to do. If I do sound that way, I don't mean to. It's just that one mylotter said if you respond to them, they'll just keep aggravating you with these emails. They're sending them, anyway, whether we respond to them or not, aren't theylol. Thank you for responding and happy mylotting. Kathy.
• India
5 Jun 09
Last year i received the same massage and i think there is no need to open such scam messages.It is better to avoid such mails.There is always a lot of risk in giving personal information like cell number and bank account numbers in reply to such mails.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
5 Jun 09
I don't respond to any of them. I just put them in my spam folder. It might be better just to delete them, right? I don't know who would fall for such a scam. I have heard of people who do fall for them, though. Thank you for responding and happy mylotting. Kathy.
@zyc888 (43)
• China
5 Jun 09
In fact, this issue of the mobile phone number as we often call teh same as a stranger.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
5 Jun 09
I don't receive emails on my cell phone except ones that I occasionally get from my niece up in Tennessee. I'm glad you told me about this. If I should ever start receiving them, I'll surely delete them. Thank you for responding and happy mylotting. Kathy.
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
5 Jun 09
I get them as well, I just delete them.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
5 Jun 09
Thank you for responding. You would think these people would get the message and quit sending them if so many people are deleting them or putting them in their spam folder. Happy mylotting. Kathy.
@mimiang (3777)
• Philippines
8 Jun 09
I don't bother to look at them.They are scams
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@geniustiger (1699)
• Philippines
7 Jun 09
I got it always in my mails and IU just read it and after that I will ignore and delete it. I know they want to scam and fool me but they cant. Its impossible to have that big amount of money that all countries felt crisis today. Think this is also a business or a trick to scammers where they could also get money through this because they advised to call them and so on and forth.
@neojan (83)
• Philippines
7 Jun 09
I have received that many times before but i didn't mind that all..for me is just one of the spam that has been spread out in the internet or a money laundering syndicate.
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@scififan43 (2440)
• United States
5 Jun 09
Hi cyrus123, I do get thouse peskee e-mails form time to time. they ussualy come to my junk mail forder. I never responed to them, just read and delete them, which is the best thing. They are indee scams and froads desigen to fool anyone into giveing money away to a crimaial consperitor. I have seen these e-mail not only in my personal e-mail, but in e-mails from socal networks sites, I saw one in a dateing site and I have seen on in a office fax once. they can be all over the world at any given time.
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@leyisa (487)
• Canada
5 Jun 09
total scam
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