This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Since we're all developers and all obviously web savvy folks, I'm sure that everyone is familiar with the Nigerian 419 Email Scam but, just in case someone has not heard of this, I want to point it out here. This one in particular mentions that they got my contact information from JavaRanch.
This clearly is a scam and is not worthy of a response.
For the record, JavaRanch does not give out personal information and is not affiliated with any entities that would try to contact you with business propositions, deals on pharmaceuticals, pictures of celebrities (dressed or undressed, etc..).
If you ever receive something that claims to have come from JavaRanch, you can always contact a JavaRanch staff member to verify its authenticity.
From : Nicholas Adams Abidjan Ivory coast Email + [REMOVED]) Tel/+225 0796 5064
APPEAL FOR URGENT ASSISTANCE.
With due respect and with GOD all thing are possible that is why I call for help to please Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. I got your name and contact from the javaranch. I prayed over it and selected your name among other names due to its esteeming nature and there commendations given to me as a reputable and trust worthy person that I can do business with and by the recommendation , I must not hesitate to confide in you for this simple and sincere clean business 100% risk free assurance. I am Mr Nicholas Adams the only son of late Mr.Zuma Adams My father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant in Abidjan the economic capital of Ivory coast, my father was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outings on a business trip .My mother died when I was a baby and since then my father took me so special. Before the death of my father on january 2006 in a private hospital here in Abidjan he secretly called me on his bed side and told me that he has the sum of seven million,five hundred thousand United State Dollars. US($7.5m) left in fixed /suspense account in one of the prime bank here in Abidjan ,that he used my name as his only son for the next of Kin in Depositing of the fund.
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 realestate management or hotel management. I am honourably seeking your assistance in the following ways:
(1) To provide a bank account in which this money would be transferred into. (2) To serve as a guardian of this fund since I am only 22 years old. (3) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education and to secure a resident permit in your country.
Moreover, I am willing to offer you 15% of the total sum as compensation for your effort/input after the successful transfer of this fund into your nominated account overseas. All the necessary arrangement has been made at the bank where my late father deposited this fund and the DIRECTOR of the bank told me that as soon as an account of my choice is forwarded to their bank that they will transfer this fund to my destination.
Please write back to me immediately you received this mail for us to proceed in this transaction which I beleived that you shall call me for good news that you have comfirm my money in an account which you will provide.
Furthermore, you indicate your options towards assisting me as I believe that this transaction would be concluded within seven (7) days you signify interest to assist me.
Thanks and God bless you. Best regards,
NB: Dear lovely one as a matter that requries urgent attention please and please reply me immediately your receive this mail for more discussion and make sure you get back to me with this my private mail box... [REMOVED] for security Reason.