Nigerian frauds

@ravisivan (14055)
India
June 1, 2011 8:07pm CST
Do you receive such bogus emails -- at least once in a month or twice in a month? ""ATTN, BENEFICIARY THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT YOUR LONG AWAITING FUNDS VALUED AT USD$35,900,000.00 ( THIRTY FIVE MILLION NINE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ) HAS BEEN MANDATED TO BE EFFECTED THROUGH RESERVE BANK OF INDIA,THE FUNDS ORIGINATED FROM WEST AFRICAN FOREIGN DEBT CONTROL. AS THE RIGHTFUL BENEFICIARY TO THIS AMOUNT,YOU CAN RESPOND BACK WITH YOUR FULL INFORMATION TOGETHER WITH ANY VALID IDENTIFICATION TO ENABLE THIS BANK TRANSFER THIS MONEY INTO YOUR ACCOUNT YOU ARE REQUIRED TO GET BACK TO US THROUGH OUR BANK OFFICIAL EMAIL ADDRESS ( rboi@live.com )"" This is one of bogus emails I have received. I hope most of you may be receiving such bogus mails. We should be careful not to give details to others. There are a lot of cases where people have been cheated in India.
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17 responses
• India
2 Jun 11
I receive such mails by dozens every day. offlate it these guys have started to reach many by SMS too. Recently the police have issued a warning to the public not to respond to these scamsters. many greedy persons who are looking to make fast buck fall prey to these scamsters and loose their hard earned money in the process. One must learn from the experience of others in this matter and simply ignore these mails/SMS. Simply delete them. That's my advice to all who get these mails.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
2 Jun 11
thanks for your comments with force. have a good day. how do u find time for mylot amidst fx.
• India
4 Jun 11
I participate only in those which interest me. I am off FX for sometime as I need to attend to other tasks @ home.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
2 Jun 11
I received 3 to 4 emails something like that, friend. I don't why those people still doing this to anyone on the net... We don't stop them to do this that is why we must be...careful to look after this format.
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
2 Jun 11
Possibly based on principle if they send one lakh mails there may be ten people who get caught into it. have a nice day.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
3 Jun 11
That's right, friend. Because there is a billion people using the internet and not all users is wise enough to know about this scamming email from those groups of criminals...
@sswallace21 (1824)
• United States
2 Jun 11
I've received several of these lately. I report them as phishing spam. They need to catch these crooks, if you ask me. I've also receive some from the UK re: pounds It's just amazing what people will do to cause turmoil for others. Best Wishes!
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
2 Jun 11
For such people who start the scams $, pound sterling, Euro --everything is same. They only want a fellow who will fall a prey. have a good day.
@amitgune (877)
• India
2 Jun 11
I have received plenty of such mails. As it is evident, such frauds are very common on the internet. I have never ever replied to these mails because it has FRAUD written all over it. Those who do not understand and reply to these mails are fools and deserved to be cheated.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
2 Jun 11
""Those who do not understand and reply to these mails are fools and deserved to be cheated."" -- Perhaps u are very angry. I am also angry. have a good day.
@stylewaves (1063)
• India
2 Jun 11
I am keep on getting such kind of mails daily , as it came to be filling 3 to 4 of Inbox daily , sometimes they used to fill up my spams at 10 to 20 per day . I don't know how could they use such a famous company name and start cheating like that like i have got mails from Nokia , Microsoft , MSN and even i got a mail from Unesco and unicef . How can they make a scam link and a e-mail that depicts as like if they were true.
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
2 Jun 11
nice. they use names of big companies, banks, even central bank of countries. Success lies in our keeping ourselves away from all these. have a good day.
• Philippines
2 Jun 11
I've received not the exact one but a similar e-mail. It says that he's a dying young filthy rich man because of a certain disease and his family members are really greedy that's why he made random emails in hope someone would help him transfer his million million bucks, and in the end of the process he'll be giving you a reward. I replied to the e-mail to see what will happen. He replied back, says he's from India and his money is in Reserve Bank of India. He also sent pictures claiming that it was him who was in a hospital bed. Then he asks you to open a bank account where he could send his money, but he's asking for like $20,000 for transaction fee. Good thing I never complied. I just asked questions because of my curiosity.
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
2 Jun 11
$20000 would have been donation. nice u did not get caught in that. curiosity --sometimes it is not good for us. have an excellent day
• United States
2 Jun 11
I have seen that bogus crap in my email too and a similar one but saying it was from the F.B.I. Yeah right!! L.O.L.
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@edsss17 (4398)
• Philippines
2 Jun 11
I have receive a lot of that for many many times.. At first I believed... but then when they say I need to send them money.. I just delete all of them instantly!!! They're so damn annoying!
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
2 Jun 11
o ! U REPLIED THEIR MAILS. Nice u got out of their clutches. be careful. have a good day.
@picjim (3003)
• India
2 Jun 11
The latest I've received says Tim Geithner and Hillary Clinton in addition to a host of other high profile names are guaranteeing payment to me.Lol!!I can't understand these deranged minds.They require immediate psychiatric treatment.Everyday in the news papers you here of some such incident wherein people have been misled.I can't have pity on people who are misled by these idiots as such items are being highlighted each day.
@picjim (3003)
• India
2 Jun 11
Error:you here should be you hear.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
2 Jun 11
No. They do not require treatment. They make others fall a prey and then send those people for treatment for having suffered losses.
• India
3 Jun 11
I have been receiving some mails but that mail do not bear my e-mail address. and the prize is very heavy. I never used to give any information about me.Nowaday I am getting e-mail , mail despatched through DHL. I do not respond to those mails. we should be careful on these mails.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
4 Jun 11
it is good that u do not respond those emails. I hear many have give information and have been put into difficulties. have a good day.
@Hatley (164777)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Jun 11
hi ravisivan oh theey do make it sound entiscing but just not that the email is not even s ent to your email addy but unspecfied people which should clue you in the whole thing is another Nigerian fraud which means'you hit the delete button really really fast. do not fall fot these frauds as they just want to get your noney then they will disappear and leaving you with egg on your face and feeling foolish for ever having believed their scams.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
3 Jun 11
"you hit the delete button really really fast" interesting observation. yes. deleted that email after posting this discussion. have a good day
@dawnald (84133)
• Shingle Springs, California
2 Jun 11
send me $50 and I'll send you a million... really....
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
3 Jun 11
yes. probably email offering million. interesting. have a good day. we must be alert and keep ourselves away from these guys.
@polaris77 (2019)
• Bacau, Romania
2 Jun 11
I've also received messages like that,and I guess everyone hason several occasions and I never ever answered them,let alone give personal details!Unfortunately,those who do such things still find naive persons who fall into their trap,but I'm sure most people are clever enough and ignore those cheaters whose place should be in jail.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
2 Jun 11
yes. u should not give personal details. I posted this to create an awareness. I find mylottians are better informed. have a good day
@Kalyni2011 (3503)
• India
2 Jun 11
I have received tons of them, i just mark them spam and it lands there.. Now a days we are receiving similar stuff in cell phone too.. Somebody told me, these are creation of some Indians in Nigeria.. I am bit confused.. Thank you so much for sharing Namastey. ^Kalyani^
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
2 Jun 11
nice. u are careful to escape from the crocodiles. have a good day
@megamatt (14332)
• United States
2 Jun 11
I have been receiving these types of e-mails for at least a decade. I am pretty sure that these fraud e-mails have been around for much longer than a decade. They are just one of those things that have been around forever, it is one of the most common types of e-mail scams in the world today. Obviously, really out there, to entice the gullible and the greedy. And I am pretty sure there are a lot of people who fall for this one all of the time. I guess it would not be still being used today, if a lot of people were falling for it. In the end, when I see something along those lines to the e-mail, I really just sent it right to the trash. That is really where such e-mails are going to belong. A rule of thumb is to never open anything that seems unfamiliar to me. The Internet has really made me paranoid in many ways. Perhaps I am someone who is really overreacting, but it is better to be safe than sorry. I really have heard a lot of really bad horror stories over the years and I'm sure I have not really heard them all.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
4 Jun 11
Your remark/comment "A rule of thumb is to never open anything that seems unfamiliar to me. The Internet has really made me paranoid in many ways." I like this very much. If only every person adopts this fraudsters will not be able to cheat others. have a good day.
• Philippines
2 Jun 11
Received a lot of them. And deleted all of them. Never believed any of them.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
2 Jun 11
nice. never believed is a good expression of the lot. have a nice day.
@AmbiePam (47817)
• United States
2 Jun 11
A lot of people all over the world have fallen for this trick unfortunately. I don't see how anyone falls for it, but I guess some people are naive and don't wouldn't think badly enough of people to assume it was fake. I've gotten these e-mails before, and others like it. I always hit spam so they will be blocked from sending me one again.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
2 Jun 11
Even if u mark spam - it will come from another id as spam. People want to become rich quickly. this weakness people capitalise. have a nice day.