Just received another e-mail scam, this time from: '' jan scheider'', subject: ''Urgent Transaction''.
The gist of the story is that the government of Zimbawe ejected all the white people from the country. She had the foresight to send her $28,750,000.00 US to an European country before their bank assets were frozen. (Very smart person)
Because I, known to CruiseMates as BW, is such a reliable person that she would pay me 20% of her hard earned savings, 20% of $28,750,000.00 = $5,750,000.00 if I would accept her $28,750,000.00 so that she could come to Canada and invest her fortune.
With that kind of $, DW and I could cruise for a long while, don't you think?
I get this one or one similar virtually every day of the week. I got one this morning
that was phone rather than email. They would pay our outstanding invoice if only I faxed them (to an international phone number) our bank account details. Funny, we have three customers in Canada, but we do not sell internationally otherwise.
Do people actually fall for these things?
It was on the news here in Fl. that a man in Daytona Beach gave the scammers 250K and when the police told him it was a scam, he said "oh no I have to put up this money in order to collect my millions."
Not all of us old-timers in Florida are that stupid, Carol. I only sent the Nigerians $5G myself. Boy, did I put one over on those guys! But I do wish I hadn't given them all of my bank account info. Oh well, I'm pretty sure that they're basically honest folks. I'll let you all know when I get my payoff. It's only been about 18 months since I last heard from them. Come to think of it, it was about the same time that the bank told us they were closing out that empty savings account of ours. What a coincidence! lol
I get them daily too! I pray no one falls for them. Especially an elderly or someone not knowing better!
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Some people actually play along with these scammers and do what is called "scam baiting." They tell the scammer they will meet them say in Amsterdam under a light post where there is a camera, and actually get photos of these creeps waiting for you to show up. One man was so good at scam baiting he actually got them to send HIM money, because he claimed to be a minister of a wealthy church, and he wouldn't send the scammers any money unless they paid to belong to his church. It was all pretty funny reading!