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02-20-2016 07:06 PM

I received this via email this morning. Pretty poorly written as far as scams go, but still. There was no private message on my LJ home page. I would like to bring this to the attention of the web page administrator but I’m not sure how to do it. Forewarned is forearmed.

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From: Hermanson
Subject: I am writing this mail to you with heavy tears In my eyes

Hello Dear
I am writing this mail to you with heavy tears In my eyes and great sorrow in my heart, My Name is Mrs Stephanie Hermanson. I am contacting you from my country home, I married to Mr. Hermanson who worked with Tunisia
embassy in Ivory Coast. For Nine years before he died in the year 2005. We were married for nine years without a child.

he died after a brief illness that lasted for only five days. Since His death I decided not to remarry, When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of US$ 10.5m (Ten Million Five hundred Thousand Dollars) in a bank in abidjan the capital city of ivory coast in west Africa Presently this money is still in bank. he made this money available for exportation
of Gold from ivory coast mining.

Recently, My Doctor told me that I would not last for the period of time due to cancer problem. The one that disturbs me most is my stroke sickness. Having known my condition I decided to hand you over this money to take care of the less-privileged people, you will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein. I want you to take 30 Percent of the total money for your personal use While 70% of the money will go to charity” people in the street and helping the orphanage.

As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the bank in Cote D’ Ivoire and I will also instruct the Bank Manger to issue you an authority letter that will prove you the present beneficiary of the money in the bank that is if you assure me that you will act accordingly.

please reply me on my private Email (

Regards From
Mrs.Stephanie Hermanson

-- Mark

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#1 posted 02-20-2016 07:09 PM

I usually reply to those with an email address to the FBI and some how

I stop receiving the scams.

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#2 posted 02-20-2016 07:12 PM

The member was removed, which is likely why you didn’t find the message.

-- "Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it, not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours."

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#3 posted 02-20-2016 07:20 PM

Thank you Cricket.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 02-20-2016 07:29 PM

I thought i was rich!!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#5 posted 02-20-2016 08:33 PM

I got an email, plus a Private message here on LJs….I was ready to cash in….!!!! Thanks, Cricket..!

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#6 posted 02-20-2016 08:39 PM

Mark, I had a similar PM a year or so ago, didn’t respond and they were removed very smartly by the Administrators.
Only the gullible get caught but unfortunately there are some off them.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#7 posted 02-20-2016 10:49 PM

I usually reply to those with an email address to the FBI and some how

I stop receiving the scams.

- waho6o9

Good one!!! ROFLMAO

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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