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Old 11-27-2006, 01:17 PM   #1
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Default Look at the pathetic scam attempt I got today.

Mind ya, I sold the Fiero to markviiisvt4 in April.

Hello selleer,

My name is charles dicken, and i am inrested in purcahsing your fine 1987 PONTIAC FIERO GT. I saw you were asking $1500. Will you accept a check for the amount of $4500 US AMERICAN DOLLARS? The remainming moneys must be forwarded to my acoount in botswana. Thanks you and hope to talk again to discus details. REGARD.

Pretty sad attempt!
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I've seen that many times before. I guess they just keep trying and trying.
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Yeah it'* pretty sad when they keep trying and trying and trying, and the funny thing is each one is exactly the same, only the email and names are different!
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I've gotten one that used the name Charels Dicken, perhaps you TOO were contacted by the king of some african country that needs you to take his LOFTY inheritance!
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I've seen various versions of that one, plus the nigerian inheritance one. I was also contacted when I posted my resume on an employment website. This guy wanted a "high caliber executive" like myself to handle six-figure money transfers here in the US for a 20% cut per transfer. ...uh....no...

My FIL recently received an email telling him that he won a random email lottery (that the email acknowledged he never entered) for 1 million British Pounds.....etc, etc...

The thing is, there must be a certain percentage of bites on these scams, however small the percentage, that makes it worthwhile to continue them. Otherwise, they would go away. Simple economics.

Sad...sad...
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