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Old 01-26-2012, 08:55 AM   #1
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Private Message SPAM "Investment Assistance"

I have received a SPAM private message for investment assistance. can the Adminidtrator please put a stop to this junk?

Investment Assistance.

Hello Dearest,

My name is Stella K. Boni 22years old, I am the only child of late Engineer Radwan Kona Boni. My late father was licensed crude oil exporter in Tripoli the capital city of Libya. Unfortunately he was assassinated together with my mother by the Rebels, my father's houses and company was set ablaze because my father was in support of Mr. President Muammar al-Gaddafi as one of his political aid. I managed to move out from our country with the help of UN military Forces. Before the death of my father, he deposited the sum of $10.1Million in one the French Prime Bank in Republic Of Cote d' Ivoire. Please I need your help to retrieve the fund from the BANK and have it in your custody, after that; you will then help me to come over to your country to continue my education under your guardian and also invest the funds in your country.

If you wish to help me please respond urgently so that I can give you detail info on how to proceed. I will reward you with 20% of the total fund if you assist me. As soon as I hear from you, I will give you details on how you will retrieve the funds from the BANK.

I am looking forward to hear from you soon.
Best regards and good wishes to you.
Miss Stella K. Boni.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:57 AM   #2
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I sent a report and the user has been banned.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:58 AM   #3
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Dan, we have been getting reports from some members that have had this problem. This spammer has been banned, so there should be no further harassment from the user.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:31 AM   #4
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Dan, we have been getting reports from some members that have had this problem. This spammer has been banned, so there should be no further harassment from the user.
Thank you guys, I received the message this morning at 6:19 am.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:36 AM   #5
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oldest games in town

yes
also received the same
there are a whole lot of these
same THINGS lately
on two other sites I visit
do not know who would reply
getting to be one of the
oldest games in town

I play around with them for a while
hoping that
time spent with me
will keep them away from the unknowing

tell them the money was sent
sent one on a few empty trips
to their Wester Union office
looking for the money that was not sent

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Old 01-26-2012, 09:39 AM   #6
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WHAT...this isn't legit??!! I need to call my bank now!
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:52 AM   #7
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WHAT...this isn't legit??!! I need to call my bank now!

when one tells them the money was sent
WOW
they get so excited
they got hold of me many times
asking if I had the account number right
ran them to Western Union
over and over and over
playing dumb on my end
then finally
told them they are a fraud
and have been under investigation
for a good time now
the guy could not hardly speak English
yet claimed
his name was someTHING like
Pete Wilson

they were located in Malaysia
(noTHING can be done on this end)

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Old 01-26-2012, 12:45 PM   #8
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Seems like the bad guys have found some new tricks. There seems to be a general rise of these spamming/phishing incidents everywhere. I haven't seen the one above in a while.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:34 PM   #9
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Scamming the Scammers

Several years ago I came across the following website:

419 Eater - The largest scambaiting community on the planet!

If you have a little spare time you will greatly enjoy browsing this guys site. He has made a hobby out of out-baiting the baiters and out-scamming the scammers. He lives to get these idiots to spend their own money trying to entice him to spend his.

The site archives are packed with dossiers of "cases" he has worked...many replete with audio recordings and photographs. The guy lives in Scotland and uses the pseudonym "Shiver-me-Timbers".

I guarantee that, if you are tired of passively receiving these Nigerian come-ons, you will find endless fascination reading the case histories on this site.

Enjoy,
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:09 PM   #10
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This is funny. I can't believe people fall for that kind of thing.

Instead I wired money to Mr. Monanumbo in Nigeria but he guaranteed that I get 50% of the money he found in a dormant bank account. It's coming any day now and I'll be buying a brand new trailer.

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Old 01-26-2012, 05:13 PM   #11
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hahah thats cool. but i wonder how to make money from it
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:48 PM   #12
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I have already won three multi-million $ lotteries -- and that's only today. A couple yesterday and lost count of how many I won last week. Not gonna be a bank big enough to hold all my money.

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Old 01-26-2012, 11:02 PM   #13
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Those damn Rebels...
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:22 PM   #14
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I have received a SPAM private message for investment assistance.
X2 - same PM from Miss Stella earlier today. User = skone2000 but these bottom feeders rarely hang on to a handle for very long.
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:09 AM   #15
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for information on getting started on this great cyber-sport

Does somebody want to transfer millions of dollars into your account?
Does someone want to pay you to cash cheques and send them the money?
Met a new friend/penpal on a friendship/dating site who's asking you for money?
Has a dying person contacted you wanting your help to give his money to charity?
Have you sold an item and are asked to accept a payment larger than the item amount?

IT'S A SCAM!
Don't fall for common scams like this - fight them!


So what is scambaiting? Well, put simply, you enter into a dialogue with scammers, simply to waste their time and resources. Whilst you are doing this, you will be helping to keep the scammers away from real potential victims and screwing around with the minds of deserving thieves.
It doesn't matter if you are new to this sport or a hardened veteran; if you are wasting the time of a scammer, or frustrating them in any way well that's good enough for us, and we would welcome you to join with our now very large community.
Although this site concentrates mainly on the Nigerian 419 scam, we are happy to deal with other types of scams if and when the opportunity arises. We also have a large team of experts dedicated to the removal and closure of fake scammer banks and sites.
Even if you are a newcomer, much fun can be had and at the same time you will be doing a public service. If you are new to this game and need to know what scambaiting is all about, please click on the 419 FAQ link at the top of the page. See also Baiting Tips for information on getting started on this great cyber-sport
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:56 AM   #16
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She started off with Hello Dearest, now isn't that sweet?
I was counting on that money and the money coming from my distant relative's estate "Pedro Soistman" died tragically and his millions are being held until a relative can come forward to assist in the allocations of his funds to various charities. For my participation I receive 20% of his millions. It doesn't get any better than that. I didn't even know there was a Pedro in the family!!!!
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:31 AM   #17
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FYI moderators and Admins had a discussion yesterday.
Damage control really.
If you get an e-mail saying you have a new PM and then go looking and
don't find it, it probably means an Admin has banned a spammer and done
a global delete of all PMs from them as well.

Admins can delete spam PMs when they know about them but obviously
can't recall the email telling you to look for a new PM.

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Old 01-27-2012, 08:10 AM   #18
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Thanks Dan, you guys/gals are doing great job staying on top of this type stuff.
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