New 419 coalition email
January 6, 2007 6:56am CST
Instead of typing out a plea from some made up person in distress that needs your cash to free themself from some horrible problem they now issue death threats to extort money from you. There are several obvious defects in these emails and common sense should be applied. 1st: They don't greet you by name. 2nd: They say they have followed you around. If this were true, then they would know you can't afford that amount of money they ask for. 3rd: How would they get your email address by following you around. It is a scam and this is a warning.... (My friend got this email and I am reposting for you to see.) "Good day, I want you to read this message very carefully, and keep the secret with you till further notice, You have no need of knowing who i am, where am from,till i make out a space for us to see,i have being paid $50,000.00 in advance to terminate you with some reasons listed to me by my employer,its one i believe you call a friend,i have followed you closely for one week and three days now and have seen that you are innocent of the accusation,Do not contact the police or F.B.I or try to send a copy of this to them, because if you do i will know, and might be pushed to do what i have being paid to do,beside this is the first time i turned out to be a betrayer in my job. Now listen,i will arrange for us to see face to face but before that i need the amount of $80,000.00 and you will have nothing to be afraid of.I will be coming to see you in your office or home determine where you wish we meet,do not set any camera to cover us or set up any tape to record our conversation,my employer is in my control now,You will need to pay $20,000.00 to the account i will provide for you,before we will set our first meeting,after you have make the first advance payment to the account,i will give you the tape that contains his request for me to terminate you, which will be enough evidence for you to take him to court(if you wish to), then the balance will be paid later. You don't need my phone contact for now till am assured you are ready to comply good. Lucky You. Read this to be safe and a new life in this new year"
7 Jan 07
Thanks for the information. Scamers are now changing their techniques now. I am sure if you look at the tone of the mail and relate it to the life of your friend, there may not be similarities. Anyway, I will send some tips to you private mail. You never can tell, the writer may be a member on this site. So he will get all the tricks. Happy day.