Re: OT: Re: TREAT URGENT
I'd like to thank everybody for their answers.
Now I understand what it is all about and why do people send such
Wednesday, October 17, 2001, 10:08:38, Bryan Andersen wrote:
BA> Nugzar Nebieridze wrote:
>> Sorry for off-topic, but I'm curious, WHY do people write such
>> messages? WHAT do they need? My account information?
BA> They are running a scam. The idea is to get you to fork
BA> over smaller sums of money to "get" the transaction to
BA> happen. When in reality they are pocketing the sums you
BA> fork over. Other ones try to get you to give them access
BA> to your account so they can drain it. Some combine the
BA> two. Some have other things they try to do.
BA> My responce to them is to report the suckers to any ISP
BA> or email service they are using, and also email the open
BA> relay they sent the messages through. Basically cut off
BA> their links. If they only give phone number or fax numbers
BA> I report them to the FBI so they can have that number
BA> cutoff at the international exchanges.
BA> In a couple of african countries scams like this are not
BA> illegal if the victims are outside the country.
BA>  like $1000-$5000 or whatever they think you will bear.
BA> Search under "Nigeria FBI scam" for more information.
>> Wednesday, October 17, 2001, 7:03:06, Hubert Chan wrote:
>> >>>>>> "Dansuki" == Dansuki Ahmed <email@example.com> writes:
>> HC> [...]
>> Dansuki>> I am prepared to invest 20m pounds sterling in your company if
>> HC> ^^^
>> HC> [...]
>> HC> Woohoo! 20 milli-pounds! I'll be rich!
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