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So I just got this e-mail a few minutes ago. Looks like a new scam. Just trying to give people a heads up. It came from email address [email][/email]

CABLEGRAM:HOTELINE PHONE= +2347033344357 or 0112347033344357

To whom it concern


I am Mr.Sven Andre Model, a United Nations foreign envoy to Africa and europe
for finance and special matters attached to IMF and EFCC Nigeria. Your email
address was among the outstanding beneficiary’s whose fund has been
pending for so long and some hoodlums or rather radicals have been using this
opportunity to get money from you. Using the name of top personel's and cooperate
offices in Nigeria , Ghana, Benin Republic, Spain, Germany and london.

Please forgive them for the inefficiency but i promise to make sure that you receive
your entire fund and also get the culprits arrested immediately. Please you have to
reply this mail immediately you get it and call the above Phone Number so that we will
direct you to the bank where your money is at the moment and I promise you I will make
sure you get your money in less than 72 hours after this mail has been read and replied.

Frankly Yours,
Esq,Sven Andre Model


that is an old scam.glad you saw through that.

Sub: #1 posted on Tue, 09/23/2008 - 13:48

paulmergel paulmergel
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I remembered seeing something about this scam on the news, just wanted to see if anyone else had gotten this yet.

Sub: #2 posted on Tue, 09/23/2008 - 15:18

jessiejamesprovost jessiejamesprovost

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I've gotten e-mails like this, too. I've gotten ALOT of them (recently..) about PayPal. Just for future reference to everyone. If PayPal sends 'you' an e-mail (and it's a legit one) they will provide your name and User ID in the letter. If they don't, be aware it's a scam. AS SOON as you click it, whoever has sent it will get your e-mail address and User ID. If ANY of these e-mails sound 'too good to be true', it probably is.

Sub: #3 posted on Wed, 09/24/2008 - 03:06

sdchargers_63 sdchargers_63

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I just cannot stand scammers. The sad part is I know someone will fall for it too.

Sub: #4 posted on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 04:17

jessiejamesprovost jessiejamesprovost

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I know a few people who HAVE fallen for these scams. I work with the Elderly. One certain woman I work with, has gotten a few calls. This person, who called, said the woman ( gave her name) had won some lottery and needed to verify some of her information. Theu ALSO wanted an "insurance fee" to cover the money "which will be wired to her." They wanted a Credit Card or Bank account number. Yea...right.

Sub: #5 posted on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 08:04

sdchargers_63 sdchargers_63

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Got the same scam emial, it's terrible that people have so much time on their hands to do this.

Sub: #6 posted on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 08:06

ladybug ladybug

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it's pathetic that people pray on the elderly and people in bad spots in life

Sub: #7 posted on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 08:30

jessiejamesprovost jessiejamesprovost

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I'm baffled as to why anyone would believe it?

Sub: #8 posted on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 08:34

smo65d11 smo65d11

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society in general is hoping for free money so badly that they'll believe anything.

Sub: #9 posted on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 08:40

jessiejamesprovost jessiejamesprovost

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Usually if the phone number has that (+) in front of it, is a phone number for overseas. And..if it's overseas, don't fall for it. Where do these people get our e-mail addresses? God knows.

Sub: #10 posted on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 08:40

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