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I got this mail, what is this?

Gourav Pathak
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Joined: May 31, 2008
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From : Nicholas Adams
Abidjan Ivory coast
Email + (nicolas.adams3@yahoo.com)

Tel/+225 0796 5064

APPEAL FOR URGENT ASSISTANCE.
Dear,

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 javaranchJAVARANCH. 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,

Nicholas Adams.

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... (nicolas.adams3@yahoo.com)
(nicolas.adams3@yahoo.com ) for security Reason.
[ July 26, 2008: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]

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Bear Bibeault
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Please refrain from posting in all uppercase. Please read this for more information. I have adjusted the subject for you. Please do likewise with your display name, thanks.

As to the email, it's obviously spam from a scammer. Deep six it.


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Henry Wong
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For more details on this scam, see this...

http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/nigeria.asp

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Ulf Dittmer
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But it's not from Nigeria - it says "Ivory Coast" at the top ...


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Bear Bibeault
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Originally posted by Ulf Dittmer:
But it's not from Nigeria - it says "Ivory Coast" at the top ...
Oh my! Then it may be real! I hope I get one!


[ July 26, 2008: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
marc weber
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And he did call you "dear lovely one," so...


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Gourav Pathak
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please tell me what to do?
Gourav Pathak
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Joined: May 31, 2008
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and i have one more question
how this mailer got my yahoo id from javaranch?
Bear Bibeault
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Originally posted by GOURAV PATHAK:
please tell me what to do?


1) Mark it as spam and delete it
2) Ignore any like it
3) Enjoy your life
[ July 27, 2008: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
Ulf Dittmer
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how this mailer got my yahoo id from javaranch?

Because it's displayed in your account page.
Vikas Kapoor
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To update further,

He sent me the friend request on yahoo messenger.I talked to him too.
So it's not bot.
Nitin Nigam
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Hi Vishal,
Never ever take any action on this. This is a well known type of fraud (called Nigerian fraud or 419 fraud)

Your mail ID might have been extracted by a bot, and the mail might have been sent by bot. They send 1000s of mails and get reply from hardly 2%-3% of them. So here on they handle manually.

You can visit this thread of javaranch
http://www.coderanch.com/forums/

And in this thread there is a link http://www.419eater.com/

If you have some time then do go through this site. And never ever dream of the 15% or any money they commit.


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Eric Pascarello
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Originally posted by Vishal Pandya:
To update further,

He sent me the friend request on yahoo messenger.I talked to him too.
So it's not bot.


Yeah you are talking to a guy that get paid pennies trying to make a connection. Labor in these countries is cheaper than coding a bot. All it takes is to get one sucker and they get plenty of money to have a good life.

Eric
Ashok Mash
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Vishal, drop this mate, I have already made the arrangements and the deal is done and I am expecting all of Mr.Zuma Adams's personal wealth to be transferred to my account any day now! Happy days!!!


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Deepak Bala
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Originally posted by Ashok Mash:
Vishal, drop this mate, I have already made the arrangements and the deal is done and I am expecting all of Mr.Zuma Adams's personal wealth to be transferred to my account any day now! Happy days!!!


ha ! thats what you think. His wealth is already in my account. He also gave me a rhino trophy for keeps.


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