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In a comment below I will post the text of an e-mail I believe is a new twist on the Nigerian money scam. The clue? They are asking for personal info to pay you.
Added: 10th March 2008
Posted By: Steve
|Posted by: Steve on 2008-03-10
THIS IS A SCAM
I just re-read it and it say you will receive 10% of contributions just deposit it in your account and keep 10%.
YOU WILL BE OUT THE MONEY THAT YOU SEND THEM AND THEN YOU OWE THE BANK WHEN THE CHECKS THEY SEND YOU BOUNCE!!
Don't Fall for this one!!!!!
How do you do?
My name is Robert Penn, Recruiting executive for VSO and i would be very interested in giving you a part-time paying job in which you could earn as much as $3000 in a month in your country. This project has been developed in a way not to affect your present job nor bring you any form of stress but in order to help take care of those extra costs in the area of Financial Independence, and also empower you by providing the keys to controlling your income and quality in life.
VSO is an international development organisation that offers support in developing countries on a structural basis. Our mission is a world without poverty. A world in which people work together to achieve their development potential. Our most important weapon in the fight against poverty is passing on expertise.
In every country, VSO's activities are shaped by a strategic plan which focuses on two or three development objectives. We work with local partner organi sations to develop programmes to achieve these goals by various strategies. These include exchanges, funds, workshops and the placement of VSO volunteers.
Presently, we have just been given a go ahead to head a charity support project in the tropical regions of East Africa regarding Poverty Alleviation which would commence very soon. However, our funding were by our Australian, Canadians, and American counterparts which sent me the bunch of payments mostly in US and Canadian based money orders and checks Getting an accountant in the states and in Canada or opening an account would have been my best choice but we have a deadline to meet and taking any of those choices would cost me time and a whole lot of other requirements I am not ready to deal with as I would be traveling a lot. So presently, I would be willing to accept your application on contract basis to be our Payment Rep.
This way I could issue and make these payments out to you, then cash them easily, deduct ten percent (10%) of the total amount on these money orders as your commission for the great service you have rendered in support to saving life's in the third world and then have the rest wired to me (or directly to my accountants involved in this project via Western Union Money Transfer. I want you to read the details of this job and then get back to me by emailing me on if you are interested and I will provide you with more information and make concluding arrangements after which I will provide you details and information on when the job will commence.
I have attached an employment form in this email which you could fully fill on your computer and send back as an attachment, just so I know who and where I would be sending my payments out to. Do provide the address where you will be able to sign for the collection of the payment
HOME ADDRESS (NOT P. O Box):< br>
BANK NAME :
PHONE NUMBER (S):
3581 ET Utrecht
|Posted by: Naomi on 2008-03-10
Ummmm..I've just asked the spelling fairy to correct that word (Nigeria), in order to avoid a riot and keep everyone happy...
I get at least three of those 'Nigerian scam' e-mails every day--no exaggeration. I just ignore them.
A woman in my home town fell for one of them. She was sent fake money orders and checks. She deposited cashed them and sent 90% of the money to the overseas address. Of course, the money orders and checks turned out to be bogus, and she's now responsible for the money.
It's the old story: if something sounds too good to be true, it likely is.
|Posted by: tommy7 on 2008-03-11
Yeah I was rid of them for months now again I have relatives over the world I inherited money from.The part that gets Me they all look alike and they misspell so many words.Phising is a game of numbers.P.T. Barnum knew what he was talking about!
|Posted by: Larry on 2008-03-11
Every one of those I get I forward to the FBI at [email protected]
It gives them something to do.
|Posted by: tommy7 on 2008-03-11
Probally wishful thinking? I just delete them hoping the F.B.I. is looking for terrorists.
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