Warning another scam email is doing its rounds....

South Africa
December 21, 2006 11:46am CST
Extract: "Good day, I am Ms. Nathalie Mwanke, the only daughter of Augustine Katumba Mwanke. I am in the position of (US$7.5 Million) which I want you to assist me transfer to account in your country. This money is of no criminal origin as it was released from the alluvial gold dust sold during the war when my father the governor of Katanga Providence. I now want to move this money transfer to abroad and invest it in a profitable ventures as time is now ripe for such move. but befor my father die he called me and his attorney with a recording type and told me that he has a huge amount of fund deposited in a Security and trust company here in Africa, that he used my name as his only daughter for the next of kin in depositing of the fund. Pls, I am honourably seeking your assistance in the following ways: 1) To provide a bank account into which this money would be transferred to. 2) To serve as a guardian of this fund since I am only 22years. 3) To help me invest the money into a lucrative business . 4) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education and also to secure a resident permit in your country. Moreover, I am willing to offer you 15% of the total sum as compensation for your effort/ input after the successful transfer of this fund into your nominated account overseas.Furthermore, Pls indicate your options towards assisting me as I believe that this transaction would be conclude within seven (7) days you signify your interest to assist me. Anticipating to hear from you urgently. Thanks and God bless. Yours Sincerely, Ms. Nathalie Mwanke."
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66 responses
@Marie2473 (8521)
• Sweden
21 Dec 06
he he he, I think this is very funny and I do not understand how anyone could actually fall for it. I get them too at times but they go straight into my junkmail and then to the bin =)
1 person likes this
• United States
22 Dec 06
The ones I get like this -- several a week -- go straight to "the SpamKiller" folder, and then into the trash!
@budhie (257)
• Indonesia
22 Dec 06
for unknow mail maybe better add as SPAM and automatically move to trash
@roadromeo (376)
• India
21 Dec 06
scam - scam
wow, trust me that poor girl really need a help. somebody please please help her...somebody please give her their account number so that we can help her, get her dependent on us, take care of her as a little lucky child and so on. oh ghosh! is it that people can do anything for money??!is that thing the only thing left in this world that everybody need to acheive anyhow and then still rub their a**es for it. I think what we should do is continus all the transactions as they say and try to find out some personal information of theirs like address, or phone number to track them down. once we get it, call the police of that area or country and get them busted!!!!!
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• Indonesia
22 Dec 06
just report as spam, don't waste your time and somebody else time.. it will be automatically delete...
@nhtpscd (1418)
• Australia
21 Dec 06
I have received many scams including that via email. From someone claiming I have been left money from some will oversease. My email client now is set to block them so they go straight to my trash folder. I received 18 in one day.
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• South Africa
22 Dec 06
Good for you mate!
@krizz420 (4389)
• Canada
21 Dec 06
I recieved emails like this when I first started coming on the net in the 90's. I knew right away it was a scam.
1 person likes this
• South Africa
22 Dec 06
I know they have been around for some years now, but everyday 1000's of people join the internet for the first time, and by changing their tactics just slightly, these scams carries on to catch people.
@sundance (150)
21 Dec 06
there are so many of these. i get at least 2 each day. i ignore them all as they are all scams
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• South Africa
22 Dec 06
Thanks for ur reply, this is the first time I ever received one of these.
• China
21 Dec 06
Thank you for your sharing. Too many scam emails like this! How to deal with them?
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• South Africa
21 Dec 06
Mark them as spam and delete them immediately. Dont even bother spending time on tracing the sender etc!
@bacardi82 (123)
• Indonesia
21 Dec 06
thank's for you information volsc..
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• South Africa
21 Dec 06
PLeasure, just know that many variations of this theme will be found!
@KrauseHome (35026)
• United States
21 Dec 06
Well, I have seen many of these type of Scams going around online and via Yahoo Chat, etc. and even via myLot messages. The problem is the unsuspecting people that really Fall for these Emails to only end up getting their Identity and everything else stolen in the process. It is a Shame there are people trying to make a living off of other people's $$ and never getting caught from doing this.
• South Africa
21 Dec 06
Thanks for the great post. I also regularly get the "You have won the UK lottery" email. The first few times around I actually emailed the person back, obviously not giving out any personal information. It finally came down to paying courier fees of 1200 Pounds. So I again contacted the "reverend" and told him, listen if I really have wone the lottery, then surely the UK Lottery will courier the cheque to me "for free"? Oh was the "reverend" upset about my cocky answer. After that I tolf him to bugger off!
@coolcager (497)
• Costa Rica
21 Dec 06
tell that dumb scammer to think twice before sending something like that. why would that message entrust you a 7.5million dollars just to invest. thats totally a joke. so next time post it like 100.000$ only ok? so some will believe hehe. SCAM
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• South Africa
21 Dec 06
Yes I did reply to the email, telling her to bugger off! I also marked as spam mail, so hopefully all of the emails from that address will be automatically deleted!
@milott (2649)
• India
22 Dec 06
There were numerous mails like this or similar to this going rounds on the internet world for long, long time and still some people could not resist and fall prey to this and lose their valuable money unnecessarily. I feel there should be some ways to tackle this very dangerous and fearful phenomenon which shakes the net world.
@babray06 (1787)
• India
22 Dec 06
I have received many such mails earlier also. What can we do other than deleting these craps. Intersting point is they send these mails not on a regular basis. It is like they send these mails in phases.
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• India
22 Dec 06
This is absolutely rubbish..... even i got some messages like that and offered me $1 million. i simply deleted the mails and left them so even you do the same thing delete the mail as soon as possible. sometime with these messages you may get an attatchment. dont even dare to open those attatchment because they are nothing but virus which may completely spoil your cpmputer system so be careful of these messages and viruses. all the best bye
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@oresal (1351)
• El Salvador
22 Dec 06
Nigerian scam. I spoke with someone who knew this nigerian model american actually who had no money to return to america. "she" sent him a check and asked him to send the cash back. the only thing he got was a call from the police. How can people fall for these scams, and why are these nigerians such involved in scams. Not only nigerians, its everywhere, but lots and lots of scams come from central africa just like this one. i hate scams and people who try to fool people and get their money.
@Marcyaz (35695)
• United States
22 Dec 06
I have received some of these emails and I just delete them as they don't even sound like reality. I did report the first one to my ISP and had to open up the headers before they would even respond to me so after that I figured it was just too much trouble to even report it.
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@moneymind (10524)
• Philippines
22 Dec 06
a very scam, very similar to a mail that i have recieve few months ago from user name mabele. i thought this scambags are gone but here they are again doing their trade. greetings. : )
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• United States
22 Dec 06
Wow, Thanks for the heads up. But I am aware of those scams. Never give your bank account info online to anyone unless you know who it is.
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@budhie (257)
• Indonesia
22 Dec 06
thanks for sharing here ... i'm received a SCAM mail like this from afrikan people (not mean apartheid ) but address always from african . just believed in my brain , do not trust free money from email but believed money from website. lol check it out in my site www.freewebs.com/cintaegold/index.html
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
21 Dec 06
I do not think these scam emails will ever stop hitting our inboxes. I used to get them all the time and just laughed and deleted them. People are always trying to scam and steal money from people or a persons identification. It is sad but the internet has opened up many opportunities for the criminals to do things like this now.
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@emmet18 (1116)
• Romania
21 Dec 06
Thank you very much for you information! Know we know not to sing up at this site.
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@srenda (382)
• Brazil
21 Dec 06
Ohh. This is a diferent thing
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