E-mail scam from Nigeria : a rich guy wants to send you millions, need your help

March 8, 2007 1:22pm CST
Did any of you get a scam from Nigeria, where somebody is writing to you that he/she is a sun/family member/friend/husband/wife,... of important member of goverment (minister,...) and he need to send his millions (in USD) somewhere to safe and he/she choosed you.A got 4or 5 of them last year. Did anybody fall to this scam and send some money to nigeria (few thousend € or $ that he could travel out of country etc.) ? Another scam I got a few of them is the Lottery scam.I got 3 of them, they write you that you won million €,$ or l but when you call them thay say you have to pay a tax (few thousend) before they pay you your reward! Did anyone get Lottery scam ? Did anyone fall ?
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11 responses
• Kottayam, India
17 May 07
These people are veterans in sending spam letters, I think they have no other job.
@tigertang (1749)
• Singapore
17 May 07
These guys, from what I hear are quite well organised. They're also quite smart and their victims are usually greedy shmucks waiting to get their pants stolen for outrageous ammounts of money. Anyway, I get them. Usually read through. At first it was kind of funny to flatter myself into thinking I was some sort of special person to the sicons of Africa's awful and powerful. However, after you read a couple of them, they all read the same so I end up deleating them. Anyway, the cons have also realised that they should not tell you they're from Nigeria and have gone international. Quite smart of them really.
@SARAJEV0 (27)
• United States
13 Jun 07
umm yeah i gat the one about nigeria, deleted it 20 times. Annoying dude. it couldnt possibly be true what hes saying.
@nudshanie (359)
• Malaysia
17 May 07
Everyday I'll get this kind of e-mail. Not one e-mail, but sometimes four of them. And now what I'm doing is I will delete all the e-mail that come with a weird name especially with all the nigerian name
@nanayangel (7881)
• Philippines
28 Apr 07
email - e-mail
Hello there! I am Angel from the Philippines. I get that e-mail pretty frequent but for years now, I have been very careful about opening my e-mails. The e-mails that came from people that I don't know especially those that has attachments with it, I mark as spam right away.
@psyche49f (2504)
• Philippines
28 Apr 07
No, not me because I am usually careful. I check first before I dive into it. If it's too good to be true, it's a scam. Swindlers promise you the moon and the stars, so they are easy to detect/uncover. Even in internets or cellphones, there are juicy offers involving millions, but the best way to do is simply delete the message. Just as simple as that.
@maumbi (2571)
• Indonesia
28 Apr 07
some scam, some terrorist action and some international money laundring action, i know because 2 years a go me and my friend try to respond this email, this is long story and i cant write here detail, just dont respond if you want life with peace. just imagine me and my friend have to hongkong to complete this transaction before CIA know HUGE transaction after HSBC bank report if in HSBC bank of hongkong over 20,000,000 ready to release with digital keyword and password. and as i know this money from "money laundring in nigeria" and thanks god me and my friend have a back up plan so we can run safe dont know the people from nigeria and hongkong team.:) just stay a way from trouble
@fchuki (48)
• Nigeria
26 Apr 07
I've got a few and I'm a Nigerian. I usually reply and send them EFCC contact details and ask them to reach me that way. I don't here from them any more. I hope they do contact the EFCC and get what's coming to them sooner rather than later.
@wendy82 (437)
• United States
9 Mar 07
It was not like that. But a lady sent my man $5,000.00 and told him to cash it and keep $1,000.00 of it. But anyways the bank was stupid because they cashed it and gave my man the money and so now they are trying to get him for it because it was counterfeit. So I would not do something like that. People are so stupid trying to get a scam from nigeria and because they are not worth it. I would not be going to jail for no one.
@Shaun72 (15965)
• Palatka, Florida
9 Mar 07
Iget that alot in my yahoo emails i delete them I have heard of to many people on the news that have fell for it. They want your bank accout to transfer you lots of money
@smacksman (6072)
8 Mar 07
I read the other day that many people have fallen for it and lost a few thousand pounds each. Amazing isn't it! But then that's how the internet works - the numbers game. Play on people's greed, send out a million spam emails and you only need one greedy idiot to be hooked and you have made a lot of money.
@wenfri (1188)
• Canada
8 Mar 07
I get so many of them that all I do is h it the delete button They want all your personnal information and that isn't going to happen Not from me anyway Not worth pain All bogus, BS and scams wendy