$4,800,000!! What the...

@bonanza9 (258)
Indonesia
May 19, 2010 9:27am CST
I've just got an email from a person named Larissa Diabi. The email said that she needs to seek business partnership. Due to the politic tension in her country (Ivory Coast), she would like to transfer the money to your bank account. Actually, it's her father's money who has been inherited to her. The sum is nearly 5 million bucks! Now that i called a real bait, even though it's scam. What do you think about it? Should I give my personal details to her?
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27 responses
@tap0991 (2767)
• United States
19 May 10
are you crazy??? NO!!! Dont give her your personal details. this is how people scam and steal peoples identities all the time. Take the email and put it on snopes.com
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@bonanza9 (258)
• Indonesia
19 May 10
Haha....yeah...thanks for the link:)
@tap0991 (2767)
• United States
19 May 10
no problem.
• India
20 May 10
yes tap0991 is right this mail is surely a scam and if u provide them with your credentials then there is a very good chance that your account gets hacked and you lose all of your money so whenever these kind of mails arrives do have a bit of common sense drive not just the greed.
@RachelleNH (1408)
• United States
20 May 10
Don't be silly! You said yourself it's a scam...Honestly why do they think people will fall for an outrageous claim like this? It's "too good to be true" The ones to watchout for are the internet date scammers from Nigeria..one conned my mom out of money-claiming he was hungry. She's 62-been single quite some time-and obviously desperate. He used love as bait. I was outraged at him..he had the perfect lie-but my mother caught him-he felt guilty and gave my mother 15 other women's names and email addresses that had fallen for it before.
@bonanza9 (258)
• Indonesia
22 May 10
oh....yes, Nigeria, huh? seems it has been notorious for its con artists, as US for basketball. lol. Thanks for sharing:)
@bonanza9 (258)
• Indonesia
22 May 10
I meant US is famous for basketball, but Nigeria is notorious. I've been warned also from my other friends about scam mails coming from this country.
@cadguy08 (1224)
• Canada
19 May 10
I received a lot of them in my email everyday and I just deleted them , you should not read them or open their attachment because that attachment have some virus which will do some harm on your computer and get your valuable password and username. Don't ever give information to this people . Usually from Africa and other parts of the European send these terrible scam letter.
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@bonanza9 (258)
• Indonesia
20 May 10
Heck, i've opened the attachment (about the bank receipt) without thinking. Hmm, yes, it makes sense that the mail contains some dangerous virus. Thanks for the warning.
@cadguy08 (1224)
• Canada
20 May 10
I told you never open an attachment that you don't trust. They will definitely have some virus that will get your usernames and password that you use all the time on any transsqaction you have in email, bank, social network and more. Keep in mind!
@OConnell87 (1046)
19 May 10
if its too good to be true then it will be a scam. If you dont know the person dont give your details out...follow my blog on how to avoid scams plus make real money from legit sites...the blog is called spreading advice if can be found on my profile page or i can send you a link
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@bonanza9 (258)
• Indonesia
19 May 10
Just give me the link pls. I'd like to see it:)
@bonanza9 (258)
• Indonesia
19 May 10
Hey, no need, I've seen your blog already. A good blog OConnell. That blog should be a great blog if you can get them to the right place.
@HADDOWZ (1481)
19 May 10
There is absolutely no way I would give out my details to anyone who sends me an email like this. It's a scam, I get emails like this all the time and I just delete them straight away. Scammers buy email address lists with thousands of names on them and use them to send rubbish like the one you have received, it only takes a few people to respond before the scammers have made money. Unless you know who they are then I would advise against ever giving out personal details, dont even waste your time responding to the email, report it and bin it.
@HADDOWZ (1481)
19 May 10
Yes your discussion topic will be of good advice to other members. Especially new members who are just starting to find their feet in the world of internet. It's always good to help other people who are just starting out.
@alottodo (3061)
• Australia
22 May 10
I get this type of email every day!!!...I tell you if those were true I would be a millionare 10 times folds...my friends son got into something like this and he lost over 40.000 dollars!
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@bonanza9 (258)
• Indonesia
22 May 10
owh, I'm really sorry for your friend's son:( Never ever give your money to the unknown, especially when it involves that hefty sum...wow... Thanks for sharing the experience.
@fisafat (24)
21 May 10
Be careful! It is a big lie to get your account information. Never communicate with her and delete her e-mail as soon as possible. fisafat
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@bonanza9 (258)
• Indonesia
22 May 10
Yes, already:)...thanks...
@sid556 (31003)
• United States
19 May 10
No you should not give your personal details to this person nor should you even respond to this. It is without question a scam and one that is actually pretty common.
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@bonanza9 (258)
• Indonesia
20 May 10
Hey, guess what, yesterday i just reply them back with fake info and provocative mail, haha... Well, i need good laugh these days, thanks to them;)
@qamarep (4448)
• Pakistan
19 May 10
its a scam dont pay her anything dudde.. its scam
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@bonanza9 (258)
• Indonesia
20 May 10
Yep, i just hoping people don't fall to this cheapo. Thanks.
@zralte (4186)
• India
19 May 10
I get email like that almost every week. I open them sometimes just to see how they word it or if I need a good laugh. Somtimes it's someone working in a bank who stumbled on unclaimed money which the bank will claim ownership in a few days, sometimes it is money inherited from deceased father but could not touch it because of step mother, half brothers, etc. Sometimes it is 105 million, may be even more. Why would anyone fall for that is beyond me. If they really have the money, what is stopping them in investing and why do they need your help. Money does have power and people who has that kind of money can certainly help themselves.
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@bonanza9 (258)
• Indonesia
20 May 10
Couldn't agree more with you. That's right, why bother to find unknown someone in the unknown place of the world to put their money. Even if that person is gullible, that would be extremely stupid to give the hefty sum to unknown. With that amount, they should hire bodyguard instead lol.
@aabuda (1729)
• Philippines
19 May 10
I actually encountered such incident also a year ago. You know what I did? I have given to him my mobile phone number, that was my way in order to tracked him on his actual location. He really spend a lot in order to call me because I told him that I own a company so he really did his best in order to fool me. To his dismay, he just spend a couple of Nigerian money in order to call me. He told me to call him in order to process our transactions but I told him that I am so very busy with my business. He just stop fooling me when he found out that he can't take money from me. He also ask for my bank accounts but I didn't bothered myself sharing my information on him.
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@bonanza9 (258)
• Indonesia
19 May 10
Wow, your trick is worth mentioning. Make him spent bucks, and then there he's the one that fooled. Let give this scammers some lessons shall we lol. Thank you for sharing your experience.
@rosie230 (1674)
19 May 10
No dont ever give your details to these people.... I get loads of these every day, and I send them straight to spam!!!
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@bonanza9 (258)
• Indonesia
19 May 10
This is my first time. So i've a bit surprised though i've always heard scam mails like this. Thanks.
@dreamnishu (1253)
• China
19 May 10
This is the first time you got this mail? But i got such a mail many time. They are cheater. After give your address they will ask some money. They just want to cheat you. So just be careful. And ignore sucha person and mail too.
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@bonanza9 (258)
• Indonesia
19 May 10
Let alone money, even if they asked me personal details, I will find info first. Today there's a lot of scammers out there. Pretty ironic that the internet now makes scammers get a leeway to do their action. Just number game. I'm sure she got at least hundreds of victims already .
@betlynfrnds (1703)
• United States
20 May 10
NO NO NO NO NO NO No way, no how. You will lose your money, identity and everything else you own. Stay FAR away from these scam emails. Delete them and don't even open any links they may have. Don't give scammers a chance to steal from you!!!
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• Philippines
20 May 10
I've got a lot of emails too like yours. Definitely it's a scam. Please don't ever give your personal details. It's a bait of course. A sane person would never ever give her money to the one she didn't know. Please be aware that you'll be the one to suffer.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
20 May 10
You admit it is a scam, yet ask if you should do it? I just can't understand how people fall for this kind of thing all the time. And people must be as this junk rolls around all the time. If they weren't getting bites, they'd probably stop and find another scam to do. Forget everything else...why would you want to give your personal financial information to ANYONE!?!?!?!?
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• Philippines
20 May 10
no! that's the oldest scam in the book! that's from nigeria you'll have to send her money and then she'll leave you hanging those guys are scammers
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@maikeruk (406)
• Germany
20 May 10
there is a big possibility that is one of the 249 companies that make scam in africa. Some days ago my mother received a call at 3 a.m. from a similar guy (yes a phone call!) asking for the same info that was crazy.
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@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
20 May 10
No, I have given up trusting these people. You would have to be stupid to fall for these scams. I don't think anyone in their right mind would give up their personal and financial information to a complete stranger on the internet. They would totally screw up your life if you did.
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• Croatia (Hrvatska)
20 May 10
you shouldn't give your e-mail address on net you shouldn't use your e-mail as loggin on strange web pages, and you shouldn't accept to be part of mailing lists so then you wouldn't receive this kind of e-mails.. If you don't understand what I talking about, well then go to WOT - Safe Browsing Tool - Add-ons for Firefox or Chrome, download it and install it. then JUST don't visit sites which are marked as unsafe web sites.. and stop using IE will help you too
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