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I rather spend my time woodworking than writing, but this is important. I just got this message to my LJ mail:

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From sourdemuette
Sent 3 minutes ago
Subject FROM: STELLE KOMANA
Message

FROM: STELLE KOMANA
ABIDJAN.IVORY COAST
WEST-AFRICA

DEAR ,ONE

I AM DEAF GIRL MY NAME IS STELLE KOMANA THE DAUGHTER OF LATE DR AND MRS ALFRED KOMANA, MY FAHTER WAS A VERY WEALTHY COCOA MERCHANT BASED IN ABIDJAN.

THE ECONOMIC CAPITAL OF IVORY COAST BEFORE HE WAS POISONED TO DEATH BY HIS BUSINESS ASSOCIATES, ON ONE OF THEIR OUTING TO DISCUSS ON A BUSINESS DEAL. WHEN MY MOTHER DIED ON THE 5TH OCTOBER 2005. MY FATHER TOOK ME SO SPECIAL BECAUSE I AM MOTHERLESS.

BEFORE THE DEATH OF MY FATHER ON 29TH MARCH 2007 IN A PRIVATE HOSPITAL HERE IN ABIDJAN. HE SECRETLY CALLED ME ON HIS BEDSIDE AND TOLD ME THAT HE HAS A SUM OF US$12.500.000 (TWELVE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND, UNITED STATES DOLLARS) LEFT IN A LOCAL BANK HERE IN ABIDJAN,THE ECONOMIC CAPITAL OF IVORY COAST IN WEST AFRICAN CONTINENT.

HE ALSO EXPLAINED TO ME THAT IT WAS BECAUSE OF THIS WEALTH THAT HE WAS POISONED BY HIS BUSINESS ASSOCIATES, THAT I SHOULD SEEK FOR A FOREIGN PARTNER IN A COUNTRY OF MY CHOICE WHERE I WILL TRANSFER THIS MONEY AND USE IT FOR INVESTMENT PURPOSE. (SUCH AS REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT).

I AM HONOURABLY SEEKING YOUR ASSISTANCE IN THE
FOLLOWING WAYS :

TO PROVIDE A BANK ACCOUNT WHERE THIS MONEY WOULD BE TRANSFERED TO SERVE AS THE GUARDIAN OF THIS FUND AND MY YOUNGER BROTHER KEVIN IS 20 YEARS.

TO MAKE ARRANGEMENT FOR US TO COME OVER TO YOUR COUNTRY TO
FURTHER OUR EDUCATION AND TO SECURE A RESIDENTIAL PERMIT IN YOUR COUNTRY.

MOREOVER, I AM WILLING TO OFFER YOU 20% OF THE TOTAL SUM AS COMPENSATION FOR YOUR EFFORT INPUT AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL TRANSFER OF THIS FUND TO YOUR NOMINATED ACCOUNT OVERSEAS.

FURTHERMORE, YOU CAN INDICATE YOUR OPTION TOWARDS ASSISTING ME AS I BELIEVE THAT THIS TRANSACTION WOULD BE CONCLUDED WITHIN SEVEN (7) DAYS YOU SIGNIFY INTEREST TO ASSIST ME.

ANTICIPATING TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON.AND PLEASE DO HURRY TO ASSIST US OUT HERE NOW THAT THIS COUNTRY IS IN POLITICAL CHOAS ,WE URGENTLY NEEDS YOUR KIND ATTENTION. PLEASE TRY TO GET BACK TO US AT/
stelle233@cantv.net
stelle233 (at) cantv (dot) net

THANKS AND GOD BLESS

STELLE AND KEVIN

Be aware that this is a rip off. Don’t fall for it. It is a SCAM. I will forward this to an antiscam site. In that site they “play” with the scamer, and try to scam them back.

-- Zipsss



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MsDebbieP

18615 posts in 2765 days


#1 posted 2194 days ago

I’ve messaged Martin re: this issue. We’ll have to wait until he returns from his trip for him to fix it…

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 2194 days ago

These people are persistent, if nothing else. They are trolling all over the internet for “opportunities” to run their scam. Once they get your e-mail address these notices come with regularity. I can’t believe that people actually fall for these scams but I guess enough do to keep these people in business.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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GaryK

10262 posts in 2593 days


#3 posted 2194 days ago

Well, if there weren’t stupid people out there they wouldn’t keep doing it.

One famous quote: “There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute”

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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ChuckM

496 posts in 2271 days


#4 posted 2194 days ago

Scams are deceptive and I can understand why some people may fall victim to them But for spams, why are they still around? I mean who would buy something because of a spam they receive? I have spoken to hundreds of people at work or I know, I have never come across one single person who bought something because he or she saw it in a spam.(Of course, I can’t rule out some people might feel shameful to say so). All those sex enhancing drugs or just prescription drugs contained in many of the spam mails are too good to be true, if anything. As for scams, most of them have grammatical mistakes and by now, look too similar in their pitches – you won something, someone left an estate for you to claim, a girl in need of your love (read: money), etc. – that they are almost 100% ineffective as scams. Plishing, on the other hand, is a different story as it doesn’t present itself as being from a stranger but rather as someone or an organization you are familiar with. Anyone can fall for it and that’s where we need to be careful about.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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Roper

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#5 posted 2194 days ago

i am a little jealous, i didn’t get any spam. talk about feeling unloved.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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jeanmarc

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#6 posted 2194 days ago

thank you for the information

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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motthunter

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#7 posted 2194 days ago

Scammers have courage… There are so many of these. The way to protect yourself is to believe nothing from unknown sources.

-- making sawdust....

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Karson

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#8 posted 2194 days ago

Thanks for the heads up Ze’ev

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Brad_Nailor

2531 posts in 2562 days


#9 posted 2193 days ago

HELO ALL LUNGERJOCKS
I LIVE ON TH EWRONG SIDE OF TRACKS AND MY FATHER HAS DIED FROM EATING SOME BAD KFC THAT WAS LEFTOVER IN MY CROWDED REFIGERRATER. I AM ALSO HAVE PHYSICAL DISABILITY OF NOT BEING ABLE TO TYPE USING THE HOME ROW METHOD. MY SISTER WHO IS LARGER THAN ME IS ALSO IN NEED OF FINACIAL HELP DUE TO HER INABILITIE TO BUY EXPENSIVE DESIGNER HANDBAGS. BEFORE MY FATHER DIED OF CHIKEN POISENENG, HE TOLD ME HE HAD A FORTUNE OF 100 ZILLION US DOLLARS BURIED IN A CIGAR BOX UNDER A WREKED ‘68 DODGE IN MY BACKYARD. I NEED ASSISTANCE AND WILL OFFER 20% OF AL LTHE MONEY FUND UNDER THE KAR, I JUST NEED SOMEONE TO WIRE ME ALL THEIR SAVINGS AND POSSIBLY THEIR SOCIL SECURITY NUMBER SO I CAN PURCHASE A SHOVELL, TARP AND POSSIBLY SOME SUBWAY FOR LUNCH (I GET HUNGRY DIGGING). YOU CAN TELL I AM SINCEER ABOUT THIS DUE TO MY ACCURATE TYPING SKILZ AND EMPECCABLE SPELLING. PLEASE HELP ME OUT, AND BE QUICK ABOUT IT, THERE IS MUCH UNREST IN MY NEIGHBERHOD..AND IN MY COLON.

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/DSO-Designs/297237806954248

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Martin Sojka

1893 posts in 3077 days


#10 posted 2188 days ago

hey Zipsss.. I’ve already removed this spammer from the site.

-- Martin, http://lumberjocks.com | My Facebook: http://profile.to/msojka

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dustywing

21 posts in 1808 days


#11 posted 1795 days ago

It really sucks that we can’t enjoy a site like this.
I got one from that Miss Sokona Nnam.
I think we all want the same thing a place we can cruise around. We love to hear from LJs,
Even if it criticism if construtive.
Thank for another heads up.

-- Dustywing I love This Country But The Government Scares Me

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