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[May. 14th, 2002|07:03 pm]
Nite Mirror
Gee, out of the blue, and in one of my more obscure email addresses (I have a *ton* of email addresses), I was offered 30% of $28,500,000 from a Nigerian bank.

Now never being one who likes to hog the wealth, I forwarded the message to a U.S. treasury department email address listed on this website, www.bbb.org/alerts/nigerian.asp to let some lucky government worker apply for the wealth.

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Seriously, why I am mentioning this here is because what little I know of this scam the people behind it are extra nasty, and willing to murder their victims. So as used to be said at end the GI Joe cartoons I watched years ago "Now you know, and knowing is half the battle."
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From: joyofmacs
2002-05-15 04:52 am (UTC)
A while ago I found this site where the person who got an email like that started a funny email exchange with the person who sent her an email like that. If I find it I will send it to you.

Although with their reputation I would not of done such a thing.

You were smart in forwarding it to the proper authorities. Wonder how many greedy people fall for that scam?
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[User Picture]From: nitemirror
2002-05-15 06:14 pm (UTC)
I wonder how many people fall for it too. I have trouble seeing anyone I know falling for it, but considering how long it's been going on and the fact the Secret Service have a special email address just for this con, a lot of people must be getting hooked into it.
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