Hobnobbing On My Yacht
Over 10 MILLION in 24 Hours
In my wildest dreams I am a very rich person, travelling the world, first class of course, or rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous in prestigious locations, having mega star parties on my own luxury yacht and just living life to the full with not a care in the world.
Last night as I slept my wildest dreams came true.
Over 10 million Dollars without spending a single cent and all i have to do is reply to a couple of emails that I received overnight.
the first email is from a lady in Switzerland a MRS Linda Nora to be exact who, well here is the email so that you can read her poor sob story for yourself.
Greetings in the name of the lord. My name is Mrs. Linda Nora, 56yrs old from Switzerland.You might be wondering where I got your contacts from but I have really taken my time in searching thoroughly. You came into my mind has the lord has directed me to and am willing to do so. I have noticed that you are God-fearing, courageous, fulfilling and ambitious in life. I want you to know that you have been the chosen one and please, try to do my will because each of my words or statements must not go unfulfilled reaching the unprivileged,orphanages and the needy as you are blessed. Dear Beloved One, I am the above named person but now undergoing medical treatment in Zurich, Switzerland.
I am married to Mr. Tom Nora Collins who worked as a world contractor for over a decade before he died on 5th of July in the year 2004. We were married for fifteen years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for two weeks. Before his death he made a vow to use hiswealth for the downtrodden and the less privileged in the society. Since his death I decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home.When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of ten million United States dollars ($10.000.000 millions us dollars) with a bank in The ivory coast.Presently, this money is still there. Recently, my Doctor told me that Iwould not last for the next six months due to cancer problem.
Though what disturbs me most is my stroke. Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to an individual or better still a God fearing person who will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct here in. I want an individual that will use this to fund and provide to poor and indigent persons,or phanages, and above all the needy. I understand that blessed is the hand that giveth. I took this decision because I do not have any child and relatives. I do not want my husband hard earned money to be misused or spent in the manner in which my late husband did not specify. I do not want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly manner, hence the reason for taking this bold decision.I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I am going to be in the bosom of the Almighty. I do not need any telephone communicationin this regard because of my health . With God all things arepossible. As soon as I receive your reply I shall give y
ou the contact of the bank.
I will also issue you a letter of authority that will empower you as the original beneficiary of this fund, through my Lawyer or by myself. I want you to always pray for me. My happiness is that I lived a life worthy of emulation.Whosoever that wants to serve the Almighty must serve him with all his heart and soul and also in truth. Please always be prayerful all through your life.Please assure me that you will act according to my specification herein.Lastly i want you to also reply me with some vital information of yours such as:
Hoping to hear from you.
Thank you and May the Almighty bless you.
This is a sad story made to try and capture your emotions, and of course it also works on the principal of human greed, that amount of money would look very good in my bank account, but through reading the experiences of others on the internet I know not even to reply to this "poor" lady. if you do reply to the email you will be asked for bank details where the money can be deposited into and instead of making a quick and easy $10 million, you will find yourself struggling to feed your family because your bank account has been emptied.
I received another email as I slept last night from none other than The Central Bank of Nigeria
Apparently they want to send me a whole heap of cash too, 17.5Million Dollars this time. again the email is here for you to browse through.
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
TINUBU SQUARE, VICTORIA ISLAND,
[OFFICE OF DEPUTY GOVERNOR]
CONTRACT #: MAV/NNPC/FGN/MIN/007,
FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT
CENTRAL BANK NIGERIA
Our Ref: CBN/IRD/CBX/09801/07
IMMEDIATE CONTRACT PAYMENT NOTIFICATION MAV/NNPC/FGN/MIN/007
Following the protest of the International Community, The World Bank, IMF and the instruction by
The President and Commander in Chief of the armed forces ( Mallam Musa Yar'adua ) that outstanding foreign debts, should be released to the beneficiaries forthwith unconditionally.
From the records of outstanding contractors due for payment with the Government of Nigeria, all the duly approved contractors were all paid last week; we are left with $17,5million
Consequently, my colleagues and Interantional remittance director are willing to transfer the total amount into your account for subsequent disbursement, since we as civil servants are prohibited by the Code of Conduct Bureau (Civil Service Laws) from opening and/or operating foreign accounts in our names.
Needless to say, the trust reposed in you at this juncture is enormous.. In return, we have agreed amongst ourselves to offer you 25% of the transferred sum, 5% shall be set aside for any incidental expenses during the course of this transaction, you will then be mandated to revert the balance to us in due course.
You must however NOTE that this transaction is subject to the following terms and conditions; our conviction of your transparent honesty and diligence, that you must accord this transaction with utmost confidentiality and secrecy.
1) Your full name.
2) Phone, fax and mobile
3) Company name, position and address.
4) Profession, age and marital status.
5) Copy of int'l passport, any valid ID card.
As soon as the info above are received, we will forward you the bank online web page to set up an account free of charge and the funds will be credited into your account and you can transfer to any account of your choice and the account we will provide for you.
For us to consider you serious and start processing your payment reply to this email.
DR. WILLIAM SMITH
CENTRAL BANK (CBN)
This one is different from the first but the end result is the same, give them your bank details and your account will be cleared out rather than filled up.
The Abbey National
The Bad News
With all of this money heading to my bank account it is just a pity that my bank is having major problems with my account along with the money emails whilst I was asleep i received these mails.
Dear Abbey Member,
Due to the high number of fraud attempts and phishing scams, it has been decided to implement EV
SSL Certification on this Internet Banking website.
The use of EV SSL certification works with high security Web browsers to clearly identify whether
the site belongs to the company or is another site imitating that company's site.
It has been introduced to protect our clients against phishing and other online fraudulent activities.
Since most Internet related crimes rely on false identity, Abbey went through a rigorous validation
process that meets the Extended Validation guidelines.
Please Update your account to the new EV SSL certification by Clicking here.
Abbey National plc.
Online Banking Security Department
Copyright © 2008 Abbey National plc.
I removed all of the links in this email.
I am not an account holder with this bank or any of this banks partners, this is another scam in which the links send you to an identical website where enter all of your account details and the scammers use this information to empty out your real account. as is the email I received on the same night from this bank.
Account Alert - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:
Dear Lloyds TSB Customer,
Lloyds TSB is continuously working to increase security for
all Internet Banking users. To ensure the integrity of our online payment system, we periodically review accounts.
Your account might be placed on restricted status. Restricted accounts continue to receive payments, but they are limited in their ability to send or withdraw funds.
To lift this restriction, you need to confirm your identity. All restricted accounts have their billing information unconfirmed, meaning that you may no longer send money from your account until you have updated your billing information on file.To initiate the confirmation process, Click Here
The links again I removed.
BEWARE OF YOUR EMAIL INBOX, IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE IT PROBABLY IS.
Clifton on September 14, 2017:
It sounds so good but how can you beleave something that don't even work they talk the talk but can walk the walk:) lol
sam on November 20, 2016:
i need it badly like asap
Roy Charles Peppers on July 18, 2016:
dont lie to me. I just want the money. A million dollars aint so much is it
Moez Mekni on July 10, 2016:
Hello I wish you are fine .I d like to know friendly if you can provide me with a money donation to make me start my successful project .I d be too grateful if you make me this donation I need it very much .thx a lot waiting for your answer
Name Moez Mekni
thank you for you
PLEASE LET MY DREAM COME TOO TRUE
PLEASE LET MY DREAM COME TOO TRUE
PLEASE LET MY DREAM COME TOO TRUE
ThePookster19 on March 30, 2016:
I want 10 million dollars please, My family can't move to a house now because my mom's bank account got hacked by a Russian man and it was 5,000 dollars and then my dad lost 600 dollars and then my mom lost 250 dollar check and that is a total of 800 dollars wasted. So now my family can't move and we have only 2,00 dollars now.
Dev on January 07, 2015:
I got same story in SMS but from a lady named Melissa Gadaffi
jeanrose on November 27, 2014:
that's a scam
Davinder on April 16, 2014:
l want 10 million dollars
Frank on August 03, 2013:
i need some money.
shamun on June 17, 2013:
Dear sir, if i don't receive 10 billion us dollars which i have earnt for the past seven years and amjad khan can never go wrong if i don't get my cross cheque of 10 biilion dollars by next ten days i wont disclose that trick which is an ace up my sleeve i will show you'll how only american citizens from 10 yrs of age and more how every single american citizen from ten years of age and above will be provided weekly cheques on friday at 3pm only ten thousand us dollars every week for every american citizen week after week and as a matter of fact that 10 billion us dollars cheque i have to give to paris hilton to marry me get it clear. shamuncalvert.
ihatescamers on April 30, 2013:
i probably have like 20 of those emails, they r so tempting but i know its fake so i leave it alone.
Maree Michael Martin from Northwest Washington on an Island on November 27, 2012:
Haha, this is a fantastic hub Jimmy, awesomeness! I had just as much fun reading the comments and learning from those as I did your hub! I use to get many more scams a few years back, even got a virus once from some kind of spam I opened by mistake, fortunately, all it did was crash my computer. I found this hub searching for a link answering a question about what I would do if given $10,000. So, thanks this will be great information. What a challenge!
david martinez on August 23, 2012:
I was scamed. I received a letter and supposed to buy a list of names. made 200 letters and mailed them out. there was 6 names on the list and i was to send 1 dollar to the the first two people on the list and then place my name last THIS can work if all do it but i didn't even get 1 dollar
Karen Hellier from Georgia on May 26, 2012:
Your title's are great. No wonder you get so much traffic and are doing so well on Hub Pages. The rest of us can learn from you.By the way, is everyone in Scotland as funny as you???
amy on April 21, 2012:
I got a letter from a woman saying she was dieing with cancer I really beleaved it.then her Attorney emailed me,and wares information so I did I gave him everything and more because I beleaved him intill I looked his name up,and found out it was all lies.what can I do about it.
Brohi liaquat ali on April 02, 2012:
mikey on March 22, 2012:
its easy to spot a scam, its usually someone with an accent, ask him his name its probably an american name, call him out on it and hang up, this guy was giving me a government grant and wanted me to pay 300 dollars in taxes to india and he sounded indian i asked his name and he said David Williams, my reply was aren't you muslim? david is a christian name, he yelled at me and told me to just pay the money or I'm gonna miss out on my 50,000 dollar grant. these people are stupid and smart. to catch them is real easy, order a prepaid credit card that won't be activated till you put money on it, give them that number, then call them back after you give them the card info, the number will be disconnected, once they can't get the card to work they will call the next day from a different number telling you the card can't hold that much money and for you to go to a western union to send money to donate to a charity, so the western union won't take 1500 dollars for the transfer, get the address and the name of the charity, its gonna be to any country besides the USA, call the FBI and give them this information, help us stop scams.
Bernardine on January 11, 2012:
Wow, my Dad was the first one decades ago to receive such a similar letter. He almost lost a few hundred dollars had he actually provided his details. But didn't. This is really a huge disappointment though, because people should help increase each other through real and valuable talents and resources, not rob each other. Easy money, easily disappears. And these thieves should no that if they haven't paid for the consequences yet.
KatieCohen from San Francisco, CA on February 03, 2011:
wow, that's so fucked up. I mean, do people really do this stuff to other people?
Jan Tan May Yen on September 06, 2010:
I don't see how all of you can get 10 million from linda nora when 10 million is all she has!!!!!!!!!!!!
vehemently on April 13, 2010:
Now I'm feeling a bit sad as I thought I was special. Last week I received an email from Mr. Bright N. Addo offering to give me 30% of his $5.6m that he has sitting in his bank in Ghana, and today I got an email from Mrs Linda Nora offering to give me $95m!! I've sent my bank details and expect the money any day now. I'm glad that they are both christians as I feel that the money is truly coming from their hearts. But now I find that I'm not the only one getting this money. I dunno, I feel slightly used. I almost even cancelled the order on my new Aston Martin. Almost.
Actually I am thinking of starting a support group as I am sure there are plenty of others who feel this way. We should all put our money together and buy a small island where we can all get together.
nancydodds1 from Houston, Texas on October 28, 2008:
Its very interesting and nice. I got more information from your hub it helped me lot. Thanks for sharing this hub.
philipmok from Singapore on September 23, 2008:
Your TITLE really get me "excited" and I had concluded that if it is going to be so GOOD, it is going to be SCAM!
I received such "GOODIES" frequently via email, sms and phone calls too. If I am greedy ... I will fall for it! Luckily ... I heard too much of such "GOODIES".
Beware! Don't be greedy ... Only work deserves REWARDS!
Philip Mok - Singapore
paul williams on September 22, 2008:
yes i know about these my brother and his friend fell for this and hi and his friend lost 10,000 dollars when i get them i send one back saying if i have money coming to me then send it i put my name address and that's it i tell them if they don't send it i guess its a fraud then and guess what they never email me back that's how i take care of that i did answer a paypail email and i was stupid and put my password in and someone made a card up and took my money out of my account luckly i have a pretty cool bank they had my money back in an hour and i reported it to paypal so be very careful when answering any if there asking for passwords social number don't give it
blogit2050 from india on September 18, 2008:
very good information
i also used to get this kind of emails
fluffy girl on September 17, 2008:
dreams do come true but not for me i don't live in fantasy wourld i live in reallity and it fells good
Project Mobius from Toronto, Canada on September 17, 2008:
In the end, you will be fine as long as you are not greedy :)
When you see something that is too good to be true, most of the time it is!
profiler from Currently in this universe on September 17, 2008:
WoW, such a nice hub!
I know one day I will reach your level, I will work hard on it!
shadow boltz from Shadow on September 17, 2008:
but the headline.... was catchy!
sumosalesman from Somersworth New Hampshire on September 16, 2008:
These things are so ridiculous. I canceled one auction on eBay a few years ago because someone offered me a reasonable amount of money. Then when they offered like $4000.00 for a $400 item I got suspicious. So I answered back and Mr. Jimmy Kang became Thomas Mbviti became Shean Hui, each with a different email address. Guess they had a few hot potatoes going already. I told them all to get bent.
At least they can be fooled back... :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5zZl-ojL_g
Traveling Nani from St. Louis, MO on September 16, 2008:
Are people still falling for these? It's awful. The second worse is companies that promise you things like website, promotion , etc., they take your money and then you never hear from them again. Hard lesson to learn
oaldecena on September 16, 2008:
Good Info. Thanks!
jsawvel from Boulder, CO on September 16, 2008:
Rob a bank after dark?
waynegm from California on September 16, 2008:
Here's one I got today: This gets old ......
Hello DearMy name is Mrs. Elena Morris; I am a dying woman who has decided to donate what I have to you and the charity organization around your community. I am 62 years old and I was diagnosed for cancer for about 2 years ago immediately after the death of my husband who has left me everything he worked for and because the doctors told me I will not live longer than some weeks because of my health i decided to WILL/donate the sum of $5.700.000.00 to you. Here is the Contact information of my Attorney below:VAN DER JOEL ADVOCATENANTWOORD 1070 AM PARNASSUSWEG BOULEVARDAMSTERDAM NETHERLANDSEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgBarr: Van Der Joel Advocaten and tell him that I have WILLED $5.700.000.00 to you I know I don’t know you but I have been directed to do this.Best Regards,From Mrs. Elena Morris.
My reply to them that feeding on cancer for fraud is one of the most disgusting things one can do. I told them there life expectancy once they end up in jail for this type of crime and inmates find out is anywhere from 5 seconds to 3 days.
Julianna from SomeWhere Out There on September 16, 2008:
Hello!! I received these everyday and they are absolutely pathetic. I thank you for writing this article and making us aware of it again. One would think that , these human beings would figure out that a majority of us will definitely not fall for that. With so much money going around the Internet one would think that a majority of us would be filthy rich and would be hob knobbing together.
LdBidz from New York on September 16, 2008:
This is a great hub... people need to know what type of scams are out there and your doing a good job letting them know...A+
magnoliazz from Wisconsin on September 16, 2008:
One other thing,,,,if you really want to scare these scammers, tell them you have placed a HEX on them. They are from countries where they believe that kind of thing, and I think it kind of scares them.
I tell them I am placing a HEX on them that will ruin their sex lives! LOL!! (Evil Laughter) We all know how the mind works, and how a suggestion like this might just make their sex lives less than perfect!
That's what they get....LOL!! LOL!! (More evil laughter!)
magnoliazz from Wisconsin on September 16, 2008:
Believe it or not, I was getting emails like this 10 years ago! Once in a great while I still get one. I reply and tell them I have contacted the FBI and that their arrest is imminent!
I watched a program on TV about this, where even a doctor got scammed out if 100,00.00 FEES for collecting the money. It is hard to believe that anyone would fall for this, but they still do. It makes me sick!
sana.lakhani from United Kingdom on September 16, 2008:
I know what you mean; i get these mails too; I'd be the richest person on earth if it were true.
Learning Journey on September 16, 2008:
A humorous yet scary hub! It is interesting to see how these hoaxes have upgraded their amounts in tune with inflation too.
Research Analyst on September 16, 2008:
Oh such an unfortunate experience, I have seen these type of emails before, the person is usually in another country and is asking for some type of help and a need to either send money or receive money. Most banks are now putting a hold on any such checks, money orders or insane deposit amounts. I feel sorry for the people who get scammed.
HBOBOB from Pittsburgh, PA on September 16, 2008:
Very creative Hub, loved it!
But I still can't believe people still really fall for these. The ones who write them really have a very sad life.
ADB from Canada on September 15, 2008:
Great hub! I am so sick of getting these emails but you can't really block them because they will just use another address. Thanks for posting this.
quiet tracer from South-Asia on September 15, 2008:
Beleive it or not... I am the one of the victims of such a scam. :-( But thank to my GOD ALMIGHTY who saved me at the right time. I first had a mail in my inbox in which one million dollars of my lottery prize were mentioned and that e-mail was again from one n only NIGERIA. I sent them my details (that was the one big mistake) but then I was asked to send them $1200 as it was processing fee, here I got something in my mind. I thought they are certainly a scam because if they were right, they should have minus the fee from my prize. Anyhow, then I searched on google about their company AUSTRALIAN LOTTERY and finally found that they are one of the biggest scamers over the internet. Thank GOD I didn't send them any money otherwise I might have lost my $1200.
I am also very pleased to have your hub on this topic because I was thinking of writing such an article to save other people from such scammers. But I think you have done this work for me. So thank you.
careyborth from MKE & MALIBU on September 15, 2008:
I hate to admit I fell for one a few years ago, which lead to someone charging porn site visits in England, on my debit card. I fell for the account was comprised on AOL trick. Thankfully, my bank handled it for me.
pakas from TUNKHANNOCK on September 15, 2008:
Great Hubpage lot's of info Congray's
megamass from Portugal on September 15, 2008:
excellent hupage congratulations.
waynegm from California on September 15, 2008:
Does the Can-Spam Act really work?
Jurie J. Schoeman on September 15, 2008:
The same happened to me luckily I went to investigate and realised that this was a big scam, I searched there e-mail adresses and numbers and found copy's of these number's and e-mail's sended to other people, i know that there is site's that give out these type of numbers that are linked to scam.
Joshua on September 15, 2008:
I get emails like that all the time and If it sounds to good to be true it usually is!
shauny on September 14, 2008:
ive received the same mambo-jumbo, its part of net life i suppose.
Chris Clark on September 14, 2008:
Funny and useful hub -- thanks. Although, personally, there are times when I feel like anybody stupid enough to fall for one of these scams is just getting what they deserve!
hudaifi mustaf on September 13, 2008:
well my name is hudaifi who lives in the u.s i go to school,i can' wait to finish my school so dat i can get out of da life iam in now which is abused by my aunts.I tried to get a job so dat i can help my self,but i couldn' found it because i don't have a friend to advice me when iam about to lost my mind, or not to let me feel alone.so dat was all about my story and also more.please i want you to teach me ways to make money,so dat i can live better life,thanks.God bless all of you.
endurance on September 13, 2008:
excellent hub my friend and all too true as well. I have received emails exaclty like what you have...scams are taking over and they seemed to be here to stay. again this is excellent.
mentor82 from Miami, FL on September 13, 2008:
Highly needed article. I have receive these types of emails myself. For a minute there, I thought I was looking at an email in my account. Great way to get the message out.
Only problem is that most people want to get something for nothing and even our most sincere efforts will not help the masses.
Here's To Your Success,
KelMichel on September 13, 2008:
Oh how I'm sure most internet marketing people are use to these, but I always tell family and friends about email scams and to never click a link in the email.
Juliet Christie Murray from Sandy Bay Jamaica on September 13, 2008:
Great writing. You hold the readers attention right from the beginning. I get these letters at least once per month. But it is getting very scary. Sometime you wonder what they will come up with next. Don't mention spam mail I get at least 400 a day.
The lottry is another case in itself. So many young people are getting rich off the lottery scam even school children. They buy a list of names from companies who do telemarketing. then they call individuals who buy lottery and tell them they have won but they are to send money for processing fees. Most of the individuals they prey on are retired individuals. all over the world. They buy the fanciest cars and the most gorgeous homes. The government is on to them and many were taken in by the police.
It is aledged that for no apprent medical reasons,many are dying mysteriously and these death cannot be classified or termed as murder. Isn't that something.
waynegm from California on September 13, 2008:
Looking for a good lawyer that can take my index "delete button" finger in to court and I can claim a class action suit against everyone in the world who sends me spam , kinda like an Oppositie Class Action, where I got after everyone, instead of Everyone going after someone !!
On a serious note, I receive SPAM daily , I got 292 spam emails from YAHOO users alone in the past month - everything from work at home to %*&!@* with Farm !@&!(! perversion.
You can easily create an email address, go to one newsgroup, say on conspiracies or the bible or gardening, and I will guarantee in the next month or two, you are going to get email about everything from A to Z and AA through ZZ and AAA -What can we do about it? Get a good "hurt your index finger" lawyer because you click del so much !
BUTTERQUEEN from Newark, DE on September 13, 2008:
I get these emails everyday. Sometimes at least 10 a day. I didn't need an expose story on Primetime to tell me it was fake. However I know lots of folks who come to me, "their internet savy" friend and ask me if it is legit. Of course now anything I get from NIGERIA, i look at as suspicious which is very sad because all Nigerians are not thieves. I was married to one for 8 years and he was a very honest man. He even blasted critically on those repping his country and giving them a bad name. Still there are more bad than good and it isn't neccesarily a Nigerian at the helm. It could be anyone living in Nigeria. Anyway, this scam is obviously hard to stop because I've received these emails for years and each one I've reported yet here comes another one tomorrow. I hope it ends soon. Now moving on, the ones coming from the UK, Ireland, and right here in the US are still popping up and using real people's names like Ambassadors, Bill Gates, etc. I'm still waiting for the one from 'Donald Trump'.
madmatt0898 on September 13, 2008:
wtf lol this rocks
mureksoy from Florida USA on September 13, 2008:
Very interesting hub! I get these emails all the time too! It's so sad that these people prey on the folks that need a break in the worst way.
Pakiza Sultana from India on September 13, 2008:
I also got this type of email specially from lady and I meticulously avoided those emails. Thanks for sharing this info, so that users who are new to internet can be safe playing.
Binay Sah on September 12, 2008:
Nice Interesting as well as useful Hub.
Keep it up jimmy!
jazzdrive3 on September 12, 2008:
They must be somewhat successful, because these emails keep coming and coming.
haveittodayray on September 11, 2008:
Have seen hundreds of these "Nigerian Scams" over the years, and all of us will see many more in the coming months. They simply prey on people by massive emails sent out, in some cases a million or more. If they get a fractional amount to reply they will have walked away with millions and scammed many unsuspecting people.
There is another scam out there, and that is many of the MLM's companies, such as those that try and get you to sell pills, vitamins, lotions, skin care, energy/health drinks, vacations, insurance, etc. Most people that are lured into these, quit within 90 days, lose their initial investment and get stuck with the inventory/product they had to purchase in the first place. The companies really don not care since they have sold the product to you.
If your looking for a get rich quick scheme, let me tell you right up front, there are none. All real businesses requires having the right mind set, determination, persistence and consistency, along with never, never, giving up on your dreams and goals in Life.
Continued success in whatever business you go into.
Warm Regards and God Bless
Daniel Pyle on September 11, 2008:
I apologize if you were misled by my email. What I meant was first come first served. I am currently looking for the heirs of a Nigerian prince. You will do quite honestly we trust you in the name of the lard.
byee on September 11, 2008:
It really is sad that we still get spammed because there ARE people out there who still fall for this stuff.
starcatchinfo on September 11, 2008:
INTERESTING HUB INDEED
KSTEAM from Scottsdale, AZ on September 10, 2008:
sandra rinck on September 10, 2008:
And I was really hoping to find out how to make 10 mill in one night.
JohnKhoo on September 10, 2008:
Anyone can receive more SPAM emails like this if you are trying to sell products or services in B2B websites like alibaba.com. I received at least 10 emails like this every month. Sometimes, i am thinking, how can they allow such spams emails flowing around in their member's inbox? They should have strong spams emails filtering to protect and prevent their members being trapped into one of the spammers.
hardikinn on September 09, 2008:
same story happened to me also
thanks for shared your experience with other
Great informatiive HUB
strosdegoz on September 09, 2008:
I also get many of those e-mails but i know that they are attemping to steal your money instead of sneding you any!!!
esocial from California on September 09, 2008:
Yep, it's sad to get junk like this. GOod hub for warning others!
sunnycb on September 09, 2008:
Probably this is the easiest way to trap in those gullible people...I have only found ONE person receive this kind of money and that also in the hub itself...( the 4th comment by mortimas )
Anyway nice way to put across the message.
kainth56 on September 09, 2008:
good to see same mails i am receiving from last 8 years
when we have not internet in India i Receive these Kind Of Fraud By Postal Letter
C.S.Alexis from NW Indiana on September 09, 2008:
Guess everyone is getting rich like me! AND I THOUGHT I WAS THE CHOOSEN ONE. Good laugh here Jimmy. C.S.
starrkissed from Arizona on September 08, 2008:
I was recently stupid enough to give $80 to a company over the phone so that I could get all the tools I needed in the mail for an at-home job. Well, basically they sent me a book that wasn't worth $80 and a sheet of paper with details about how to obtain information via a FREE website. But sometimes we have to learn the hard way. =/
I get fake emails like the ones you've showed above, quite a bit. It's insane how bold people are when it comes to scamming others.
munroenet on September 08, 2008:
I got an email stating that a young girl had gone missing. So I started to look it over and then checked online. Only to find out that it was a fake missing report, Terrible!
check it out: https://hubpages.com/hub/Amber_Alert_On_5707
franco86 on September 08, 2008:
Honestly, I will not give it a damn to even look at it once i see the title in the email. I wonder how they get our emails since we are not giving out of ours to anyone else besides our friends
Clint Eagar on September 08, 2008:
I wrote about email/paypal scams on my blog and a lot of people have been commenting on it. Its good that you took the time to create this hub, we all need to be more careful when using the internet.
Bonnie Ramsey from United States on September 08, 2008:
Great hub, Jimmy! If only we could get paid 10 cents for each one of these we put in spam, who would need them? lol. I hope that one day everyone will realize that the only way to get rich quick is to count their blessings! Keep up the great work!
megabucks from Nigeria on September 07, 2008:
It's very interesting reading this information. I am sure the information will help many people from falling victms. I received many of such fraudulent informstion too. I am a Nigerian with my integrity intact. I feel sad that many people globally have the impression that all Nigerians are fraudulent. With all sense of responsibility, I boldly say that most Nigerians are honest and harworking people.
The issue of frauds are common everywhere. There are bad and good people in every society. There is no society with 100% of good people. In order to buttress my point, how come that most Internet Multi level marketing opportunities from other part of the world makes more money from Nigeria? The unfortunate thing is that after sometime, most of the Internet opportunities either stopped paying or keep shifting the goal post.
Examples are www.diamondcashclub.com and www.cashcards.net that did not pay millions of cash owned Nigerians that have promoted their programs with genuine and sincerity of purpose. There are other quality programs like www.clickbank.com and www.paypal.com that refused to do business with Nigerians because of the few fraudulent people. That is like throwing away the baby with the bathwater. They are not encouraging the millions of Nigerians that are interested in doing legitamate business online.
As a way of encouraging the genuine Nigerians looking for genuine online opportunities. Nigerians are now coming out with genuine online opportunities to show the world that we are good people with good intentions. Examples of such programs that I am actively promoting are www.quantumlife-online.com/megabucks and www.ijoyaa.com/megabucksteam. What we need is understanding and encouraging the country of about 150 million people to contribute positively to the Internet world.
Shirley Anderson from Ontario, Canada on September 07, 2008:
By the way...if you want to delete the above comment because of its length, go right ahead. I don't think the world will be a worse place because of doing so.
Shirley Anderson from Ontario, Canada on September 07, 2008:
Just got the newest one. Jimmy - ya wanna go halvsies? Note that he says that I have to be on the phone with him all the time...he's obviously unaware of my preference to avoid the phone or he would have chosen a different method. Ya know, it's that lack of attention to detail that loses the sale.
(PLEASE SEND ALL INFORMATION BY MAIL FOR THE SECRET OF THE TRANSITIONS / ( CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS) . Dear Friend, This message might meet you in utmost surprise, however,it's just my urgent need for foreign partner that made me to contact you for this transaction. I am a banker by profession from Burkina faso in west Africa and currently holding the post of Director Auditing and Accounting unit of the bank.I have the opportunity transferring the left over funds ($5.5million) of one of my bank clients who died along with his entire family on 31ST October 2000 in a plane crash. You can confirm the genuine of the deceased death by clicking on this web site Hence,i am inviting you for a business deal where this money can be shared between us in the ratio of 60/30 while 5% will be mapped out for expenses.If you agree to my business proposal.further details of the transfer will be forwarded to you as soon as i receive your return mail and phone call. have a great day. N.B As you know this is a great business chance between me and you, Please as soon as you got this mail if you are interested, 1, You must make sure You will be calling me on phone all the time once the transaction started and once you receive this my first mail, Make sure that You have money for telephone calls, i will also ready with money on my side, 2, Please if you are not able to communicate with telephone forget about the business, 3, Expenses inside the bank here We Are To Share it Together Take NOTE , But anything bank needed from you in your country You will take responsibility of it, take note of this please to avoid at the end you will say to me i did not tell you, 4, My promise to you is 100% no risk, i will cover everything here and the transaction will move very 100% OK; 5, Again My coming to your country once the money transferred , Me and you will exchange our photos, For you to know me in your country airport, 6, Now if you are interested i need urgent and fast reply, because we have only 14 working days to tackle this business this year, We need to be fast over it, FRIST I NEED THIS DATAS FROM YOU 1, Your Photo scaned to Me...................... 2, Your Full Name........................ 3, Your Telephone Number.................. 4, Your Age.............................. 5, Your Occupation........................ As Soon As i Receive This Datas I Will Now Send To You An Application Letter Of Claim Which You Will Send To Bank For The Transation With Best Regard
dizongroup from Pacific Northwest near Mr. Rainier on September 07, 2008:
I get those all the time. I reply to let them know I'm interested and where do I send the details, but they never get back to me. LOL
Shirley Anderson from Ontario, Canada on September 07, 2008:
Hey wait a minute, Jimmy!! Mrs. Nora told me that I was the chosen one! The Bank of Nigeria, along with several others have been in contact with me MANY times over the past 2 weeks to let me know about funds that only await my information to claim. AND, I've won several international lotteries.
I have enough money owed me to sink a yacht. I guess we could split it, is 5 million enough to buy that used car that you're saving up for?
Why am I so poor?
marketingcoach from Georgia on September 05, 2008:
A great article. Your right, we always have to keep our eyes out for scammers.
earnestshub from Melbourne Australia on September 04, 2008:
This is a great idea. I also get these emails almost daily. Gmail does make it simple to remove them. I have tried many spam blockers, but they are mostly cumbersome and outlook usually blocks the good mail as well.
Nice way to get the attention focussed on these scams.
bawinner on September 04, 2008:
A good message!
Keep up the Good Work!
B.T. Evilpants from Hell, MI on September 03, 2008:
I received an email similar to the Mrs. Nora one. I replied to it, and told them that I had received the first installment of $10,000, and would put it to good use. I thanked them cordially, then moved the email to my spam folder.
Ananta65 on September 03, 2008:
Great hub. Although it's quite easy to detect scams. Nothing comes for nothing. Nobody will ever, EVER give you something (especially big amounts of money), unless they know you personally. And second: a bank will never, NEVER send you an e-mail to ask you to confirm your information.
Network Marketer from Qld Australia on September 03, 2008:
Very entertaining hub I have also had these sort of emails I never thought of putting them into a hub very cleaver thinking
nouveau on September 02, 2008:
very interesting title. what would you do if you really got the money? ;))
Z Heath on September 02, 2008:
Good content, I'm lovin it, thanks for the hub!
Anamika S Jain from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on September 02, 2008:
Well, I have seen atleast 20 such mails from the so called Banks and heirs and i send them to where it belong. Spam! I have reported a few too..
Dave McClure from Kyle, Scotland on September 02, 2008:
I was wondering, Jimmy - inflation here in Qatar is running rife, and normally I wouldn't ask, but since you've got al this extra cash floating around, if I send you my bank details maybe you could help me through a difficult patch. . .
Good hub. I've found that gmail is better than most at clearing all that garbage straight into Spam where it belongs.
Chuck Nugent from Tucson, Arizona on September 01, 2008:
Jimmy, great Hub as usual. I receive lots of these except that the heir to a fortune ones are all from rich ladies in the UK. As to the Nigerian Bank scam I have apparently been on their list for the past 8 t0 10 years as I get them regularly in both my personal email and my work email.
Oh, and your title really grabs one's attention. Good work.
2patricias from Sussex by the Sea on August 31, 2008:
Golly! If someone gave us all that money we could buy the bargain wristwatches and prescription drugs that are advertised in our Spam Mailbox.
Tater2tot from ~~~ on August 30, 2008:
wow. That sucks! I thought it really happened at the beginning... I was so excited for you! Ohh well... if everything was just givin to you, how would you learn any lessons in life?