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riVeRraT
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Posts: 5746
From: NY USA
Joined: 05-09-2004


Message 1 of 21 (358751)
10-25-2006 10:35 AM


Post some of the funnier subjects, and bodies of spam emails you receive here.

My first: subject AIRTAXI

quote:
Good Day,

I wish to introduce myself to you. I am Col. Joshua Aristide
(rtd).
I am the brother to the exiled President of Haiti. Due to the
revolution
against the goverment of my brother caused by our
political
opponents in Haiti, we had to flee the Country for the
Safety of
ourlives.My wife, children and I managed to enter a red
cross
airplanthat was evacuating foreigners and we are presently in
Port
Elizabeth,South Africa.

We wish to buy 2 airplanes to setup an airtaxi
service in your country with your
assistance and cooperation and
equally invest in aero platforms.If you are in
a good position to help
my family,please send an e-mail to the e-mail address below indicating
your desire to help my family invest this funds in your country and
beyond.

I urgently await your e- mail letter.

best regards and hope
to meet you soon.

God bless,

Col. Joshua Aristide (Rtd)

E-mail:
as56agl@aley.net


Edited by riVeRraT, : No reason given.


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kuresu
Member (Idle past 620 days)
Posts: 2544
From: boulder, colorado
Joined: 03-24-2006


Message 2 of 21 (359688)
10-29-2006 5:09 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by riVeRraT
10-25-2006 10:35 AM


I've got one for you:

quote:
Dearest One,
First and foremost and brief self introduction,I am Miss Tatiana Kenneth,23years old and the only daughter of my late parents Mr.and Mrs. Robert Kenneth.

My father was a highly reputable business magnate-(a cocoa merchant)who operated in the capital of Ivory coast during his days It is sad to say that he passed away mysteriously in France during one of his business trips abroad year 12th.Feb. 2004.Though his sudden death was linked or rather suspected to have been masterminded by an uncle of his who travelled with him at that time.But God knows the truth!

My mother died when I was just 11 years old,and since then my father took me so special. Before his death on Febuary 12 2004 he called the secretary who accompanied him to the hospital and told her that he had a sum of $8.5 million US DOLLARS (eight million five hundred thousand USD) in a trunck box deposited in a security company here in Abidjan, Ivory Coast as family valuables for security reasons.

He also said he used my name to Deposit the consignment with the security company as his only daughter, as well as the next of kin to the consignment.
He also explained to! me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his business assocaites, That I should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice where I will transfer this money to and use it for investment purposes.

I want you to assist me in clearing this consignment as i explain to you the this consignment was deposited in the security company as family valuables .
I am just 23 years old and a high school leaving certificate holder and really don't know what to do.Now I want an account overseas where I can transfer this funds. This is because I have suffered a lot of set backs as a result of incessant political crisis here in Ivory coast.The death of my father actually brought sorrow to my life.

Dearest one,I am in a sincere desire of your humble assistance in this regards Your suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded.

Now permit me to ask these few questions:-

1. Can you honestly help as your wife ?
2.! Can I completely trust you?
3. What percentage of the total amount in question will be good for you after the money is in your account?

Please,Consider this and get back to me as soon as possible, as well I will like you to forward your private telephone and fax number so that i will give you the contact of the security company where this consignment was deposited as family valuables for security reasons.
Thank you so much.

My sincere regards,
Miss Tatiana Kenneth


this is my favorite sentence

Can you honestly help as your wife

do these spammers understand basic grammar?
sigh . . .


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joshua221 
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Message 3 of 21 (359690)
10-29-2006 5:17 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by riVeRraT
10-25-2006 10:35 AM


Go to aley.net
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AdminNWR
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Message 4 of 21 (359691)
10-29-2006 5:20 PM
Reply to: Message 2 by kuresu
10-29-2006 5:09 PM


I've got one for you:

I expect that lots of evc members received that. It is from our newest member (already banned).

See Message 49, Message 129 and Message 130.


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    kuresu
    Member (Idle past 620 days)
    Posts: 2544
    From: boulder, colorado
    Joined: 03-24-2006


    Message 5 of 21 (359695)
    10-29-2006 5:34 PM
    Reply to: Message 4 by AdminNWR
    10-29-2006 5:20 PM


    I noticed that after I posted it--the who's banned thread. I was going to make a comment there, but you apparently have to be an admin to post in it.


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    Taz
    Member (Idle past 1399 days)
    Posts: 5069
    From: Zerus
    Joined: 07-18-2006


    Message 6 of 21 (359727)
    10-29-2006 8:20 PM
    Reply to: Message 4 by AdminNWR
    10-29-2006 5:20 PM


    quote:
    Dearest One,
    First and foremost and brief self introduction,I am Miss Tatiana Kenneth,23years old and the only daughter of my late parents Mr.and Mrs. Robert Kenneth.

    My father was ...............


    quote:
    FROM MRS ESTER DANIEL.
    RUE/19AVE/16
    ABIDJAN
    COTE D'VOIRE
    WEST AFRICA.

    Dearest one.

    My greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.I am Mrs Ester
    Solomon Daniel from Ghana I am married to Archdeacon.Solomon Daniel
    whom
    untill his death served as an archdeacon in the ST.JOHN'S archdeaconry
    in
    Ivory Coast for nine years before he died in the year 2003. We were
    married
    for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief illness that
    lasted
    for only four days. Before his death we were both born again Christian.
    Since his death I decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my
    matrimonial home which the Bible is against. When my late husband was
    alive
    he deposited the sum of $3.5.Million in a security company here in
    Abidjan
    capital of Cote d'Ivoire for safe keeping.

    Presently,my Doctor confirmed to me that I have serious sickness which
    is
    cancer problem.The one that disturbs me most is my stroke sickness.
    Haven
    known my condition I decided to donate this fund to a church or
    individual
    that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct here in. I
    want
    a church that will use this fund for orphanages,helping the widows,
    propagating the word of God and to endeavor that the house of God is
    maintained. The Bible made us to understand that“Blessed is the hand
    that
    giveth.

    I took this decision because I don’t have any child that will inherit
    this
    money and my husband relatives are not Christians and I don’t want my
    husband’s efforts to be used by unbelievers. I don’t want a situation
    wheret
    his money will be used in an ungodly way. This is why I am taking this
    decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I
    know
    that I am going to be in the bosom of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says
    that“the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace”. I don’t
    need
    any telephone communication in this regard because of my health hence
    the
    presence of my husband’s relatives around me always. I don’t want them
    to
    know about this development. With God all things are possible. As soon
    as I
    receive your reply I will give you the contact of the security company
    here
    in Abidjan.

    I want you and your church to always pray for me because the lord is my
    shephard. My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian.
    Whoever
    that Wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and Truth.
    Please
    always be prayerful all through your life.Any delay in your reply will
    give
    me room in sourcing another church or individual for this same purpose.
    Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I Stated herein.
    Hoping to
    receive your reply.

    Due to present condition of my health,I was warned by my doctor to
    avoid
    receiving or making any call. For that,I have told the security company
    about you. As soon as I hear from you I will forward to you the contact
    information of the security company and the details on how you will
    contact
    them and have the consignment deliver to you through the security
    company
    diplomat.

    Yours in Christ,
    Remain blessed in the Lord.
    Mrs Ester Daniel.
    Please respond to my privet email/ esterdanied@hotmail.com


    My question is does anyone actually fall for this crap?

    Added by edit.

    Oops, I just noticed that the first one is the exact replica of the one kuresu got.

    Edited by gasby, : No reason given.

    Edited by gasby, : No reason given.


    Place yourself on the map at http://www.frappr.com/evc

    The thread about this map can be found here.


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    ohnhai
    Member (Idle past 3269 days)
    Posts: 649
    From: Melbourne, Australia
    Joined: 11-17-2004


    Message 7 of 21 (359728)
    10-29-2006 8:21 PM
    Reply to: Message 2 by kuresu
    10-29-2006 5:09 PM


    this is my favorite sentence
    Can you honestly help as your wife

    do these spammers understand basic grammar?

    Usually, yes they do. The poor grammar and such is frequently a direct attempt to generate feelings of sympathy and superiority in the reader to make them think they could take the author for a ride.


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    Adminnemooseus
    Director
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    Message 8 of 21 (359729)
    10-29-2006 8:27 PM
    Reply to: Message 4 by AdminNWR
    10-29-2006 5:20 PM


    Apparently our e-mail address records are way to easy to harvest!
    I got 2 copies, I presume because of my 2 ID's.

    Can something be done to stop such things.

    Adminnemooseus


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    ohnhai
    Member (Idle past 3269 days)
    Posts: 649
    From: Melbourne, Australia
    Joined: 11-17-2004


    Message 9 of 21 (359730)
    10-29-2006 8:27 PM
    Reply to: Message 6 by Taz
    10-29-2006 8:20 PM


    Less now as more people have an awareness of these ‘Nigerian’ Fraud attempts. But in the beginning when these first started, some city types who are used to large transactions such as these and also used to dealing with the African nations on slightly less than level deals (Yes they do happen) would have seen these as opportunities. Greed and an over familiarity with moving LARGE sums of money around led some to fall for this kind of scam.

    Today most people are aware of what these schemes actually are and simply avoid them.

    Edited by ohnhai, : No reason given.


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    AdminNWR
    Inactive Member


    Message 10 of 21 (359784)
    10-30-2006 8:22 AM
    Reply to: Message 8 by Adminnemooseus
    10-29-2006 8:27 PM


    Re: Apparently our e-mail address records are way to easy to harvest!
    Can something be done to stop such things.

    In my opinion, evcforum should be more cautious about making email addresses available. I'd suggest that seeing email addresses should require that a member has made enough posts to graduate from "junior member" status - with a possible exception for admin email addresses. Even better would be a forum page where you type in your email message to another member, allowing email without exposing the email address.

    In the meantime, it is very likely that spammer tatiana has signed up yet a third time, but at present the evidence seems a bit thin for suspending the apparent new incarnation.


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    Taz
    Member (Idle past 1399 days)
    Posts: 5069
    From: Zerus
    Joined: 07-18-2006


    Message 11 of 21 (359979)
    10-30-2006 7:54 PM
    Reply to: Message 10 by AdminNWR
    10-30-2006 8:22 AM


    Re: Apparently our e-mail address records are way to easy to harvest!
    Another solution is having our own "private message" system where one member can exchange private messages via forum. If members wish to exchange emails, phone numbers, dogs, etc. they can then do so through the private message system.
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    Tusko
    Member
    Posts: 605
    From: London, UK
    Joined: 10-01-2004


    Message 12 of 21 (359983)
    10-30-2006 8:17 PM
    Reply to: Message 1 by riVeRraT
    10-25-2006 10:35 AM


    I get some seriously weird ones. I think they must be generated to dodge the increasingly sophisticated spam filtering techniques. This one I selected at random from the 888 spams in my gmail spam folder. The sentences are occasionally repeated but seem on the whole to be chosen at random from various online sources. Its quite representative, and contains some gems. I have put the bits that made me laugh in bold for your convenience:

    Rosalie Potts writes:

    Not the computer: A GRILL THAT IS THE NEXT GRILLERATION OF TECHNOLOGY. Everyone hits their finishers in a great sequence and it was fun. They tried to get clever at the end with the bone joke and it just fell flat. I am looking forward to working with them. Yes, I hate when I accidentally set off a nuclear weapon.
    Typically, I need to post at least three messages every two weeks to maintain a positive average. They have hired help. That or I was wearing socks. For starters, they completely ignored the whole Rep Mark Foley scandal and instead went with a tame President Bush sketch that really lacked teeth.
    You really have to watch an asian soap opera to get some of the shots and the minor jokes. It was a simple premise but at least they did the physical humor with gusto. I think Canada is going to do much better than Togo this year.
    The lead singer in the Killers first song sounded awful and off-key. There was no faux personal analysis or revelations of any kind.
    The No Deal sketch made me laugh. They feel better with the joke-joke-joke approach and it gets them loud and responsive early one. The woman, is adopted and married to a Doctor in a loveless relationship.
    One doctor seems pretty clueless and the other one just left town for a week. It will be an interesting and eventful day. Can you taste the suspense? Subject titles can be outright strange. Keep this in mind everyone. I am looking forward to working with them.
    Save us a spot for Dinner! I hope to read that book sometime in the future. The weather is nice and I hope to find something nifty to bring back to Alissa who has been challenged lately with health and peacefulness. For starters, they completely ignored the whole Rep Mark Foley scandal and instead went with a tame President Bush sketch that really lacked teeth. You had Bill Clinton, Condi Rice, Dustin Diamond and I think one more. There are clubs that meet after classes, er, during lunch.
    God Bless the UK listeners!
    Joining them in a combination of factors: experience, right timing for auditions, class start dates, grooming habits and spelling competition. I asked for a map of it and basically was denied. We were advertising noodles.
    We were advertising noodles. Keep this in mind everyone.
    If you ever had a question about auto insurance, feel free to ask it.
    The family is vaguely wealthy though appear to have fallen out of prosperity. Not the computer: A GRILL THAT IS THE NEXT GRILLERATION OF TECHNOLOGY.
    If anything, SNL should be the place to take a potshot at yourself not do eight minutes about California Drivers and Whacky Suicides.

    As I said, very weird. I wonder which endeavour Canada is expected to beat Togo at this year. The mind boggles.


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    kuresu
    Member (Idle past 620 days)
    Posts: 2544
    From: boulder, colorado
    Joined: 03-24-2006


    Message 13 of 21 (359989)
    10-30-2006 8:51 PM
    Reply to: Message 12 by Tusko
    10-30-2006 8:17 PM


    the hell??


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    Tusko
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    Posts: 605
    From: London, UK
    Joined: 10-01-2004


    Message 14 of 21 (360036)
    10-31-2006 4:29 AM
    Reply to: Message 13 by kuresu
    10-30-2006 8:51 PM


    My sentiments exactly. They are very funny though. My favourites are the ones selling viagra and other sex drugs. I'll see if I can find a good one now...

    Gonzalo Francis writes:

    Good day to you Sir!

    Would you like to please your lovely partner completely? Now you have chance to do it

    You are just a couple of clicks away from our great prices and handy shipment Impress your girl with prolonged hardness, plentiful explosions and increased duration

    Come on in here: (IVE DELETED THE EMAIL...)

    World’s greatest brands produce these goods in top class labs with latest technologies.

    Gonzalo Francis

    The key words? Plentiful explosions! Eeech... I didn't realise that's what sex was all about.


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    Percy
    Member
    Posts: 18370
    From: New Hampshire
    Joined: 12-23-2000
    Member Rating: 4.9


    Message 15 of 21 (360662)
    11-02-2006 6:26 AM


    There's chat spam, too. Anyone else getting this one:


    Click to enlarge

    Or maybe it's real. Maybe I really should click on that link or risk losing my Yahoo account. Hmmm. :D

    --Percy


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