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Location: Summit, IL
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Hey folks. Use caution on your PM's. There is a scammer out there trying to snag amazon accounts and CC info. He/She is sending PM's in a lot of forums. Havnt gotten one on BGH yet but I have from a couple of other forums. If you get this PM with the subject about Secret amazon links, dont click the destination route. I recognize this code. It takes you to a fake amazon page and if you sign in it will capture your ID and PW. Just a friendly warning. Im working on a code script that will ID the destination I.P. and hopefully track his location to leave a friendly little package for him/her ,but untill I can use caution when opening unknowns.

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Location: New Brunswick
Joined: 10/20/2007
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tks for the info. cam

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Location: Summit, IL
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LOL Laugh Laugh Laugh Do people really fall for this drivel? I just recieved this email from someone OBVIOUSLY hoping I was a raving lunatic.

From: "Mr Tony Anthony" Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
Subject: From Joy Chambers
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2007 00:09:02 -0600
Joy Chambers
10 Essex Street
Accra Ghana

Dear Friend,

I know we have not met in person but I have a very profiting proposal which I am sure you can handle. My name is Tony Anthony QC. I am a Barrister and a member of the Queen's Council (QC) working with the reputable legal firm - Crown Office Chambers in Accra Ghana and I am only contacting you to help claim deposited funds made by one of our clients who was involved in a fatal auto crash which killed him and his entire family in 2003.

Late Mr. Mark Ravi was a personal client of mine and I managed all his legal affairs. Today, I stand as the only custodian to the deposit he made in a finance company and now I am faced with the task of providing a beneficiary for the fund. The amount in the deposit is $12,000,000 (Twelve Million United States Dollars Only) and the finance house is ready to release the money to whoever I present as the true fund beneficiary and next-of-kin to my late client because my late client issued me a Power of Attorney duly endorsed in the Ghana High Courts of Justice when he made the deposit and I was his legal advising counselor on the deposit and other issues.

Now the finance house where my client deposited the fund demands that I quickly provide a claimant for the fund because the deposit duration has expired and needs a renewal or withdrawal from their company otherwise it will be handed over to the government. Because I have not been able to provide anyone due to my fears of releasing the money to someone who might run away with it, I am being very careful about this. I have however decided to try and do this deal with you whether you are truly related to my client or not and I pray you will not run away with the money when they release it to you. I will arrange to formalize your papers so that you can be approved as next-of-kin to my late client and the fund can be released to you immediately.

We shall draw an agreement between you and me for security of the fund sharing when it is released to you. I agree to a fifty-fifty sharing but we must bear serious responsibilities on both sides to ensure the release of the fund to you. I want you to note that this is a very serious deal and not a child's play and this time the money must be released because it truly exists in the finance company.
If you feel we can sign out the funds together, quickly send to me your full name,address,working identiy,your occupation,phone and fax and I will call to give you the details of the deal and send you the relevant transaction documents.

Regards,

Barr.tony anthony QC

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Location: Mobile County, Alabama
Joined: 09/09/2007
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Thanks for the heads up. Big smile

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Joined: 07/31/2007
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Laugh I recieved a simular email last winter. A lawyer stating he needed me to help him transfer millions into a US account. So they were asking for my banking info so they could do the transfer. Totally nuts.

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Location: Antelope, Ore
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Wow, I'm sold! Hard to believe anyone would buy that. What was the guy's screen name?

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Location: Maui, Hawaii
Joined: 05/03/2006
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It is amazing what people "fall for". I saw this program where they prosecuted this guy because he put an ad in the paper reading: "Last chance to send in your dollar" with a PO box. Apparently, a whole bunch of people sent in their dollars!

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Location: Kingston, MI
Joined: 01/16/2007
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What makes it so very laughable is that they ask you to send them money ($200.00 to $300.00 or more) for legal fees to release the money.

I've heard that they've duped thousands of gullable people into doing this over the last few years.

Sad but true.

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Location: Summit, IL
Joined: 10/22/2006
Posts: 706
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this last one isnt an attept at you sending money. They are trying to get you to send your personal info...Name address..Ph# and ssn. Note towards the last of the e-mail I posted and you will see that.

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