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Neil ofthe nene

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Just received this email

My name is Kane luis (Attorney). I wrote to you earlier, but you didn't
answer. I need your help to claim my late client's funds (€
17,500,000 million)
deposited in a bank here in my country. Please note that your surname is
similar to that of my late client, which is why I contacted you to
help me If you are interested contact me at this email address:
aneluis46@gmail.com

The only problem is that the email was received on the Wellingborough & District Nene AC email account. His client must have a strange name.

In all seriousness, do people still fall for these scams?
 

spanky

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The fact they keep sending them suggests someone still falls for them.

The problem with email is you can play the numbers game - it costs nothing to send an email, so if only 1 in a million people respond, that might be enough... and sending a million emails is not a problem. In the old days sending a million letters or making a million phone calls was not practical.

I hate to think what the next wave of scams will be.
 

62tucker

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Thought I could be rich this morning. Email off lottery. Forgot they actually done that as that long since I won.
Quick sign in. £5
Was thinking if it was £1 million it would spoil my lie in 😉
 

ukzero1

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Just received this email

My name is Kane luis (Attorney). I wrote to you earlier, but you didn't
answer. I need your help to claim my late client's funds (€
17,500,000 million)
deposited in a bank here in my country. Please note that your surname is
similar to that of my late client, which is why I contacted you to
help me If you are interested contact me at this email address:
aneluis46@gmail.com

The only problem is that the email was received on the Wellingborough & District Nene AC email account. His client must have a strange name.

In all seriousness, do people still fall for these scams?
You mean it's a scam??? Oh sh ugger.

The last email like that I recieved was from someone claiming to be a King of some place in Africa. That was about 3 or 4 years ago.
 

62tucker

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Does anyone look at their junk emails.
Some crazy stuff in mine.
I just had a look after reading this and found this one.

221 girls in a radius of 3 miles. choose by parameters.

Hope it’s not a scam as just put my walking boots on and a pocket full of condoms 👍
 

Arry

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Apparently "Natalie" wants my body... presumably either for experiments or summat akin to that... or possibly a green card... or maybe even my bank details...
 

juttle

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All I ever get is penis enlargement devices and viagra offers. It’s reckoned that various companies send out targeted emails after somebody’s been searching for something, I’m wondering if EID has been using my iPad!
 

160642fishing

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I can't think anyone would be stupid enough to respond to the original posters email on the principal that the amount involved is so large,the ones that seem to work for them are the ones requesting amounts as small as £2.49 or thereabouts for extra postage or carrier charges,when people find out it's a scam they usually can't be bothered following it up for such a small amount and as has been said earlier if they mass market emails it can be a nice little earner
 

GeoffW

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Just received this email

My name is Kane luis (Attorney). I wrote to you earlier, but you didn't
answer. I need your help to claim my late client's funds (€
17,500,000 million)
deposited in a bank here in my country. Please note that your surname is
similar to that of my late client, which is why I contacted you to
help me If you are interested contact me at this email address:
aneluis46@gmail.com

The only problem is that the email was received on the Wellingborough & District Nene AC email account. His client must have a strange name.

In all seriousness, do people still fall for these scams?
Yes they do. When I was working in Ghana a few years back, there was a case where an American has lost a fortune paying money up front for his wedding to an Ashanti princess, whose dowry was supposed to be her own weight in gold:D

This book is worth a read - 419
 

bigdavewsf

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lots of videos on youtube of scam baiters...lots of dedicated call centres ( mainly based in india) that scam people, they target elderly less tech savvy people with antivirus scams, refund scams, tech support etc etc...quite scary when you see the pressure and tricks they play on people...rats the lot of them
 

Scribe

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Unusual surname Nene immediately set the alarm bells ringing...........as for the e-mail that's definitely a scam. :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

Merry Christmas Neil. :upthumb:
 
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