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    I recieved the following email today:

    Hello,
    How is everything going, I hope great? Though I have not considered this medium to be the best manner to have approached you on this issue being that the internet has been greatly abused over the recent years and is very unsecured for informations of vital importance.

    I have decided to take the chance seeing that no other means could have been faster and more efficient than the E-mail. I write to you irrespective of the fact you do not know me, but please do consider this letter as a request from a brother in dire need of assistance.

    My name is Judy Weinstein (Sgt)an American soldier, I am serving in the military of the 1st Armored Division here in Iraq. As you know we are being attacked by insurgents everyday and car bombs, it will come worst now Saddam Hussein was executed. During one of our rescue Mission we came across a safe that contains the total sum of $21,000,000 (Twenty one Million Us Dollars) that belongs to the revolutionaries, which I believe they use in buying weapons and ammunitions, and it was agreed by all party present that the money will be shared amongst us. You can go to this web link to read about events that took place here:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm

    Out of the total fund my share was $8,000,000 (Eight Million US Dollars).I am seeking your assistance to evacuate my share of the money, which is $8,000,000 out of here to you, in as much as you can assure me that my own share will be safe in your care until I complete my service here. This is no stolen money, and there are no dangers involved, as I have made arrangements with a UN representative based in Asia who promised to deliver the fund to any of my choosing destination.

    I shall be compensating you with US$2,500,000.00 (Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars) on final conclusion of this project, while the rest shall be for me for my investment purposes. One passionate appeal I will make to you is not to discuss this matter with a third party, should you have reasons to reject this offer, please destroy this e-mail as any leakage of this information will be too bad for me. I do not know for how long we will remain here, and I have survived two suicide bomb attacks, which prompted me to reach out for help because I will be migrating to you to invest and start a new life not as a soldier anymore.

    Please if this proposal is acceptable by you, kindly send me an e-mail signifying your interest including your most confidential telephone numbers for quick communication also your home address where the fund would be delivered. As soon as I receive your email with the information, I will furnish you with full details on when and how the fund shall be delivered to you by the diplomat and he will make a contact with you before anything move. Waiting for our urgent reply.

    Best regards,
    Sgt. Judy Weinstein.

    My reply:

    Send the money to:

    Brian Souza
    4192 East Market St.
    Tucson, AZ 85706
    (520)0574-1641

    Please be advised I am currently unemployed so if you need any "assistance" you are out of luck.

    You guys are going to wish you were nicer to me when I am filthy rich. (The same day pigs start to fly out of my a s s )
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    It would be nice if it was that easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian10x View Post
    Hello,
    How is everything going, I hope great? Though I have not considered this medium to be the best manner to have approached you on this issue being that the internet has been greatly abused over the recent years and is very unsecured for informations of vital importance.
    She apparently didn't spend a lot of time in English class...

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian10x View Post
    One passionate appeal I will make to you is not to discuss this matter with a third party, should you have reasons to reject this offer, please destroy this e-mail as any leakage of this information will be too bad for me.
    Well, too bad for Judy! Nice going, Brian!

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    Quote Originally Posted by campp View Post
    She apparently didn't spend a lot of time in English class...
    I have no doubt it isn't a she, isn't in the military, and more than likely from another part of the world entirely.

    Are there any computer specialists out there that would like to give this a crack? I think I count 6-7 email addresses here:

    Return-Path: <tomnmadel@earthlink.net>
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    id tVWR1Z02S1QboKV01VWRKC; Wed, 23 Jul 2008 13:30:25 -0400
    DomainKey-Signature: a=rsa-sha1; q=dns; c=nofws;
    s=dk20050327; d=earthlink.net;
    b=elm/XKKYMokBBy6vQNe9JUkmB2QtuWI32M7hI7yU7WhD5k3898czHN 5I+1se5pZw;
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    id 1KLiAN-0001YF-6B; Wed, 23 Jul 2008 13:30:19 -0400
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    Message-ID: <26416161.1216834218986.JavaMail.root....earthlink.net>
    Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 18:30:18 +0100 (GMT+01:00)
    From: Judy Weinstein <tomnmadel@earthlink.net>
    Reply-To: Judy Weinstein <judy.weinstein51@yahoo.com>
    Subject: Hello (Its' Urgent)
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    X-Mailer: EarthLink Zoo Mail 1.0
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    AFAIK there's no way to tell from that, as it just shows who they use for email registery. All the IPs come back to their host, either Earthlink or Yahoo.

    The emails ring valid though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian10x View Post
    I have no doubt it isn't a she, isn't in the military, and more than likely from another part of the world entirely.
    Oh, no doubt, I was being my usual sarcastic self .

    I used to get these requests in the 1990's mailed to me from Nigeria, with many of them having counterfeit stamps. Then they went to faxing the requests. Now they simply email. This has been going on for so long, I wonder how many people actually fall victim to this? Somebody must, or they would stop trying.

    Hey, I'm a two-wheeler now
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian10x View Post
    I recieved the following email today:

    Hello,
    How is everything going, I hope great? Though I have not considered this medium to be the best manner to have approached you on this issue being that the internet has been greatly abused over the recent years and is very unsecured for informations of vital importance.

    I have decided to take the chance seeing that no other means could have been faster and more efficient than the E-mail. I write to you irrespective of the fact you do not know me, but please do consider this letter as a request from a brother in dire need of assistance.

    My name is Judy Weinstein (Sgt)an American soldier, I am serving in the military of the 1st Armored Division here in Iraq. As you know we are being attacked by insurgents everyday and car bombs, it will come worst now Saddam Hussein was executed. During one of our rescue Mission we came across a safe that contains the total sum of $21,000,000 (Twenty one Million Us Dollars) that belongs to the revolutionaries, which I believe they use in buying weapons and ammunitions, and it was agreed by all party present that the money will be shared amongst us. You can go to this web link to read about events that took place here:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm

    Out of the total fund my share was $8,000,000 (Eight Million US Dollars).I am seeking your assistance to evacuate my share of the money, which is $8,000,000 out of here to you, in as much as you can assure me that my own share will be safe in your care until I complete my service here. This is no stolen money, and there are no dangers involved, as I have made arrangements with a UN representative based in Asia who promised to deliver the fund to any of my choosing destination.

    I shall be compensating you with US$2,500,000.00 (Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars) on final conclusion of this project, while the rest shall be for me for my investment purposes. One passionate appeal I will make to you is not to discuss this matter with a third party, should you have reasons to reject this offer, please destroy this e-mail as any leakage of this information will be too bad for me. I do not know for how long we will remain here, and I have survived two suicide bomb attacks, which prompted me to reach out for help because I will be migrating to you to invest and start a new life not as a soldier anymore.

    Please if this proposal is acceptable by you, kindly send me an e-mail signifying your interest including your most confidential telephone numbers for quick communication also your home address where the fund would be delivered. As soon as I receive your email with the information, I will furnish you with full details on when and how the fund shall be delivered to you by the diplomat and he will make a contact with you before anything move. Waiting for our urgent reply.

    Best regards,
    Sgt. Judy Weinstein.

    My reply:

    Send the money to:

    Brian Souza
    4192 East Market St.
    Tucson, AZ 85706
    (520)0574-1641

    Please be advised I am currently unemployed so if you need any "assistance" you are out of luck.

    You guys are going to wish you were nicer to me when I am filthy rich. (The same day pigs start to fly out of my a s s )





    Now that I recall, I believe we are related, Brian. Yeah, my 2nd cousin's sister married your 3rd cousins uncle, twice removed, and then your aunt's aunt married my grampas mother's brother...Oh I dunno, the tree's kinda gnarly over on that side.

    But I WAS hoping you'd remember the operation I'm needing, course my insurance won't cover it as I don't have insurance. Anyway, as you are about to receive 2.5 million, could I ask you to send me about 400k for the operation? I can pay you back $5 a month.

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    Bob, I'll do better than that. You tell me what kind of operation you need, I'll do some research online, and do it myself.

    I figure anyone who can overhaul a Mitubishi 2.6 phenolic carburetor without breaking the float bowl should be able to perform surgery without losing the patient.

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    ROFL that's hilarious!

    Did you know there's actually a new sport based on these emails?

    It's called Scam-Baiting.

    It's played in part for fun, and the other part is ethical reasons.

    Here's how you play:

    1. Wait for one of these scam emails to land in your inbox.

    2. Reply to the scammer, with first a greedy suspicion, then warmer tone and questions, and finally, a bald eagerness, over the course of several emails.

    3. Suddenly become suspicious again, and demand proof that you really are talking to whomever the scam artist is pretending to be!

    4. Suggest proof as follows: Photograph of scam artist, holding up a sign: the proof being the fact that he's written your "secret code" on the sign.

    5. Suggest something completely goofy, written usually in txt message speak, but it can be blatant as well.

    Such as:

    "I R a Noob."
    "Ibacarpetbaggerz."
    "Mynameizmud"
    "Nosoup4zhou"
    "irnotleet"
    "ensaneindemembrane"
    "butt-plug"



    As a bonus, you can request the scam artist to balance a fish on his head, or some other fine display for a photograph.



    6. Once you have aquired some trophy photographs, you can submit them!

    http://www.419eater.com/index.htm


    What, might you ask, is the ethical reason for doing this?

    The longer you occupy the time of the scam artist, the more time he isn't trying to scam somebody else, somebody who may be more gullible than you! You may be protecting the assets of another American; an elderly person's retirement, a kid's lawn-mowing money, or the money of a kind-heart but feeble-minded, or just plain gullible person.
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