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8iowa

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1986 days ago

I just received a PM from a joymm (joydaku666@yahoo.com).

This is simply a virtual copy of the Nigerian scam that has circulated for many years – ie: they need to put money into your bank account.

I’m surprised to see this on Lumberjocks. Has anyone else received this message?

If so, I hope that no one has replied to this message.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"


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mrtrim

1696 posts in 2476 days


#1 posted 1986 days ago

yes i struck it rich too ! woo hoo ! lol

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Napaman

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#2 posted 1986 days ago

Iowa are you kidding—-they promised me the money would be in my account by the end of the weeekend—-the next business day…I cant wait…

Thanks for this alert…have not gotten it…let Martin know…

I know there are many who have been hurt by this and other things…so sad we humans do this to each other…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Bob #2

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#3 posted 1986 days ago

I got one from the Whitehouse!

bOB

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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PurpLev

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#4 posted 1986 days ago

hold on…. so does that mean that I’m not gonna get the money she promised me?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 1986 days ago

I have had lots of them. I even responed to one who sent me a check for over $10,000 just to see what would happen. It came to my PO Box. I didn’t reveal much info, not even all they supposedly required. I wondered how long it would take for them to email asking for the money I was supposed to wire. never heard a word ;-)) Of course, I never bothered to take the check to the bank, they look for the water marks under a specia light even when I move money form the business to our personal accounts. The accounts are in the same bank.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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mmh

3322 posts in 2318 days


#6 posted 1986 days ago

Take a number, I’m in line too.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Martin Sojka

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#7 posted 1985 days ago

joymm removed.

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

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Gene Howe

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#8 posted 1985 days ago

Darn! I’ve never received this offer. I could use the $$, too. How do you guys get on these lists?
All I get is stuff from AARP.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 1985 days ago

Shucks… it looked like we all hit the Mother Lode… until Martin messed it up! :)
I got one too! She/He was really busy!
===== went like this ========================
Reply me here(joydaku666@yahoo.com)

Hello my dear,
Nice to meet you, I am Mrs. Joy Daku from Sierra-Leone but currently reside in Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire, it’s a pleasure meeting you today. This letter might come to you as a surprise because we have never met each other before, I sincerely apologize in advance if this letter is against your communication principle, just do me a favour by responding to the urgency of this letter if you deem it necessary to give me a helping hand.

I lost my husband when rebels struck the northern part of Cote d’Ivoire (Buake)as he went to negotiate for the establishment of cocoa processing factory. Before his death, he made a deposit of US$ 10.5 Millions with a bank here in a suspense fixed account, which I never knew that; clause was attached to it until I got to the bank recently.

I got to the bank and demanded for the release of the fund so that I’ll have access to it, they turned my requested down, demanding for a foreign account where the money will be transferred. It was then that I knew that my late husband made the deposit in a suspense fixed account with a clause attached to it for onward transfer in a foreign account. They requested that I should get a foreign partner’s account which I made them known that I never knew any of my late husband’s foreign partner. So they advised that I should try and get anybody who will stand in as my late husband’s foreign partner. The bank director promised to help me in transferring the money as soon I fulfill their requirement by submitting foreign information.

If you’re ready to help me transfer this money into your account, please send the following details of you to enable me submit it to the bank for immediate transfer procession:

1. Your Name:
2. Contact address:
3. Phone and Fax Numbers:
4. Occupation:

I’ll give you 15% of the total fund transferred for your commission and 5% for any expense you might incur during the transfer, all making 20%. You should deduct this 20% immediately the money gets into your account.The rest you’ll keep for me until I come over there with my son (Ken.)

I have plans to invest this money in continuation with the investment vision of my late husband, but not in this place again rather in your country. I have the vision of going into real estate and industrial production, please if you are willing to assist me and my only son Ken, indicate your interest in replying soonest. Or you can call me on this number:
+22507143552;Reply me here(joydaku666@yahoo.com)

Thanks in advance for your anticipated co-operation,Yours sincerely,
Ms. Joy Daku

Reply me here(joydaku666@yahoo.com)
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-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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isetegija

762 posts in 2110 days


#10 posted 1985 days ago

Even I got it.
Interesting , is there lots of people , who be a victim of such scam ?

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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Rob McCune

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#11 posted 1985 days ago

dang and here I had my hopes up.

-- Rob McCune

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DannyBoy

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#12 posted 1985 days ago

Given the times, we aren’t too far away from this scam:

Hello my dear,

Nice to meet you, I am Nancy Pelosi from the United States House of Representatives, it’s a pleasure meeting you today. This letter might come to you as a surprise because we have never met each other before, I sincerely apologize in advance if this letter is against your communication principle, just do me a favor by responding to the urgency of this letter if you deem it necessary to give me a helping hand.

As you may know the economy in the United States is in a recession not seen since the great depression. My fellow Congressional members and I have been working on your behalf to shore up the economy with a $780 Billion stimulus package aimed at reducing debt and putting money into your hands.

However, I need your help. Apparently, the $780 billion is in what is known as a Suspense Fixed Account and cannot be retrieved by a member of the Senate or the House for disbursement. We would need a private citizen to help us make the transaction and properly distribute the funds. The Federal Reserve has advised me to seek the help of a private citizen to fix this error and get this bill passed. This is where you come in.

The Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, promised to help me in distributing the money as soon I fulfill their requirement by submitting a private citizen’s information.

If you’re ready to help me transfer this money into your account, please send the following details of you to enable me submit it to the bank for immediate transfer procession:

1. Your Name:
2. Contact address:
3. Phone and Fax Numbers:
4. Occupation:

I’ll give you 15% of the total fund transferred for your commission and 5% for any expense you might incur during the transfer, all making 20%. You should deduct this 20% immediately the money gets into your account.The rest you’ll keep for me until I can coordinate with the House, Senate, Federal Reserve, and President Obama on distribution protocol.

We have great plans to spur on this economy out of this recession and it is all resting on you to help. I thank you and the American people thank you for your corporation.

Yours sincerely,
Nancy Pelosi

-- He said wood...http://hickbyassociation.blogspot.com/

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ChuckM

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#13 posted 1985 days ago

Scams work because of GREED or ignorance. Greed; however, probably accounts for 90% of the time.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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Jake Awalt

10 posts in 1992 days


#14 posted 1985 days ago

I listed a creamation urn for sale on Craig’s list one time.Got a check in the mail for $2000.00 over what the price asking for the urn—Enclosed I was to find instructions on depositing the check into my account then drafting a chashiers check for the overage and send to an address in Utah.Needless to say the check is still here in an envelope as per the FBI.The urn is still here with me also.What a shame I really could have used the price of the urn—It might have bought a couple of tanks of gas at the time—-Jake

-- Woodenbowlsbyjake

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christopheralan

1105 posts in 2316 days


#15 posted 1985 days ago

Just got today!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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