Is anyone know about this issue, please help me

@biyping (184)
Indonesia
February 16, 2007 7:53pm CST
A week ago, someone in west Africa contact me from alibaba.com, then she told me if she need my help, Her husband has died and he left her 2 trunk boxes in security company that describe it as family valuables. She cannot get it, and she said because it is declared that the boxes only can be picked up by her husband's foreign partner, that's why she contact me to be his foreign partner and she promise to give me 20% of the money in the box, she said the box contains $22,000,000. It's weird if the box contains money, but the security company don't know and her husband put foreign partner not his wife , right? What do you think? have you ever heard this such case? I think this is just criminal activities. please tell me something if you have idea or if you have heard something. This person seems to beg me that she really need my help, but i don't trust her. I think it just a crime.
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@cipher2004 (1183)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Please don't fall for this.This is also called the Nigerian scam.I get these sort of e-mail all the time.Actually I got one 2 days ago.The last one I got was from someone who had inherited money from her husband.She was now dieing of cancer and wanted money transferred to someones account to help her with medical bills.As her government was taking away her money and she needed it for help with cancer.I think it is a shame that people will prey on other people like this. I have looked into these types of mails and all they want is your bank info.and sometimes your social security number.Why people fall for this is beyond me.
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@biyping (184)
• Indonesia
17 Feb 07
really? thanks for your info, i am sure about that, do you know someone who was lost his/her money because this kind person? that's a pity
@AmbiePam (50258)
• United States
17 Feb 07
It's a scam. I've read about them and seen them on the news. I've heard of people losing thousands of dollars. She is lying, and I'm not kidding. The most common of those type of scams come from Nigeria or South Africa. Don't buy into it.
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@biyping (184)
• Indonesia
17 Feb 07
Thank you everyone, i know and i am sure now. thanks for your help...after this girl, i also get anther similar e-mail from other person..,I think people in the world is so ridiculous, brave to do crime is only for money, how can they responsible their acts to God... :( this world is really poor day to day, isn't it?
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• United States
17 Feb 07
You will be taken advantage of if you go anywhere near that. It's a scam, a variation on the usual Nigerian one.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Its a scam. I get this type of email everyday. They showed something on TV recently showing these scammers sitting around in a internet cafe and sending these email out. You should avoid this.
@alantae (244)
• United States
17 Feb 07
It's one of the most common and widespread scams out there today. Scams like these usually use African countries as there place, and unfortunately too many people still give in and get scammed. Stay away from these things at all costs.
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@xXmeganxX (4422)
18 Feb 07
hey there, ive been sent emails like this from africa too, if you look under my discussions you will see. the first one i got was a couple of weeks ago, then i got another 2 today, surprise surprise and they were from africa too! these people should be ashamed of themselves trying to steal from poor innocent people who work for there living, it makes me mad when i get them emails! so don't fall for them please you will be poor as they will drain your bank account out if you give them any of your details!
@biyping (184)
• Indonesia
19 Feb 07
Thanks, i know that, i just want to share to other people, hope no one to be a victims, right?
@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
19 Feb 07
It is a scam, I have received many of those and some are from other countries. Always check everything on snopes.com. That is a good site to let you know what is a scam, what is an urban legend and what is legit here on the internet.
• India
19 Feb 07
I really treat this as scam!!!!
• Philippines
19 Feb 07
LOL that is definitely a scam, truly criminals and cheater can think of different stories to make you believe. be careful, if money involves it is 100% scam. be smart , be careful of your finances..
@tamaco_uk (481)
• Cyprus
17 Feb 07
be very very carefull with such letters!!!! there are scams fbi has a special site to report such cases