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26.5.10

Another Scam: from Miss Suzzy Gandhi

From: suzzygandhi@hotmail.com
Subject: I WILL LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT YOU‏‏
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 11:34:46 +0000

My Dear,

How are you today? i am very happy for your response to the email i sent to you in your address at the site.I am Miss Suzzy Gandhi Age 23 ft 5/6 wt 59.I am the only daughter of Late Dr Malik Gandhi from Sudan in Africa,who died as a result of the war in my country .My father was the Parliament Leader of the parliament. he is the owner of Gandhi Industry (LTD) before he was assassinated alongside with my mother on a cold blood one morning.
But i managed to escape for my dear life and ran into a neighboring country,(Dakar) the capital of (Senegal) with the help of the United Nations peace keeping force and I am residing here now as a refugee.
Meanwhile,I am writing to you now in a Reverend computer and will like to know you the more before we move forward from here!.

I will like to know what you do for a living,remember that you caught my attention in that site that was why i wrote you at the first time.Here is one of my pictures i came here with,i will show you more of me when i know and see yours.Awaiting for your reply soonest!
From my heart
SUZZY,

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24.5.10

Another Scam: "FROM THE DESK OF MR. ADAMS WAYNE"

FROM THE DESK OF MR. ADAMS WAYNE

AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING MANAGER,
BANK OF AFRICA (B.O.A)
OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA FASO

DEAR FRIEND,

(CONFIDENTIAL TRUST BUSINESS DEAL.)

I KNEW THAT THIS MESSAGE WILL COME TO YOU AS A SURPRISE; I AM THE AUDITING MANAGER IN BANK OF AFRICA (BOA) OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA FASO, WEST AFRICA. I HOPE THAT YOU WILL NOT EXPOSE OR BETRAY THIS TRUST AND CONFIDENT THAT I AM ABOUT TO IMPOSE ON YOU FOR THE MUTUAL BENEFIT OF OUR FAMILIES.

I NEED YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE IN TRANSFERRING THE SUM OF (USD$10.5 MILLION DOLLARS) TO YOUR ACCOUNT WITHIN 10 BANKING WORKING DAYS. THIS MONEY HAS BEEN DORMANT FOR YEARS IN OUR BANK WITHOUT ANY BODY CLAIMING THE FUND.

I WANT THE BANK TO RELEASE THE MONEY TO YOU AS THE NEAREST PERSON TO OUR DECEASED CUSTOMER, WHO DIED ALONG WITH HIS ENTIRE FAMILY ON FRIDAY, 26 DECEMBER, 2003 IN A PLANE CRASH.

I DON'T WANT THE MONEY TO GO INTO OUR BANK TREASURY ACCOUNT AS AN ABANDONED FUND, SO THIS IS THE REASON WHY I CONTACTED YOU SO THAT THE BANK CAN RELEASE THE MONEY TO YOU AS THE NEXT OF KIN TO THE DECEASED. PLEASE I WILL LIKE YOU TO KEEP THIS PROPOSAL AS A TOP SECRET AND DELETE IT IF YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED.

UPON RECEIPT OF YOUR REPLY, I WILL GIVE YOU FULL DETAILS ON HOW THE BUSINESS WILL BE EXECUTED AND ALSO NOTE THAT YOU WILL HAVE 40% OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED SUM IF YOU AGREE TO HANDLE THIS BUSINESS WITH ME.

AND 10% WILL BE SET ASIDE FOR ANY EXPENSES THAT ARISE ON THE PROCESS BEFORE THE FUND GET INTO YOUR ACCOUNT SUCH AS TELEPHONE CALL BILLS (ETC).

I LOOK FORWARD EXPECTING TO HEAR FROM YOU.
1. NAME IN FULL:
2. ADDRESS:
3. NATIONALITY:
4. AGE:
5. SEX:
6. OCCUPATION:
7. MARITAL STATUS:
8. PHONE NO:
9. FAX:
10. YOUR PHOTO PICTUR:

N.B PLEASE I BEG YOU WITH THE NAME OF ALLAH, IF YOU CANNOT FINISH THIS BUSINESS DO NOT CARE TO REPLY, I DON'T WANT THIS MONEY TO HANG ON THE WAY.

BEST REGARDS
MR. ADAMS WAYNE
+226 72 54 51 47

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7.5.10

Another Scam: Winning Notification !!! From: Maria.DE-YTURRIAGA-SALDANHA@ec.europa.eu

Dear e-MAIL Winner,
Your email address won £850,000.00 GBP in this month NATIONAL LOTTERY E-mail online drew.
To file for your claim, contact our agent Mr. Addison Mahir with
the details below(Full Names, Contact Address, Country, Age, Sex, Occupation &
Telephone numbers) to this Email: uknlclaimsdept2010@live.com
Phone Number: Tel: +44 703 595 6312

MODE OF PAYMENT !!!

Option (1) Via Courier Delivery

Option (2) Via Bank Wire Transfer

Note: This is an automatic message do not click on your reply button send all details to the below Email:uknlclaimsdept2010@live.com

Yours Sincerely,
Gina R. Klofft
(Web-Email Information Manager)

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