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Beware: new email fraud!

 
 
George
 
Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 10:04 am
Dear American:
I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship
with a transfer of funds of great magnitude.

I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America. My country
has had crisis that has caused the need for large transfer of funds of
US$800 billion. If you would assist me in this transfer, it would be
most profitable to you.

I am working with Mr. Phil Gram, lobbyist for UBS, who will be my
replacement as Ministry of the Treasury in January. As a Senator, you
may know him as the leader of the American banking deregulation
movement in the 1990s. This transactin is 100% safe.

This is a matter of great urgency. We need a blank check. We need the
funds as quickly as possible. We cannot directly transfer these funds
in the names of our close friends because we are constantly under
surveillance. My family lawyer advised me that I should look for a
reliable and trustworthy person who will act as a next of kin so the
funds can be transferred.

Please reply with all of your bank account, IRA and college fund
account numbers and those of your children and grandchildren to
wallstreetbailout@treasury.gov so that we may transfer your commission
for this transaction. After I receive that information, I will respond
with detailed information about safeguards that will be used to
protect the funds.

Yours faithfully,
Minister of Treasury Paulson
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 10:05 am
@George,
Very Happy

Thanks George...
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 10:43 am
A friend in Australia sent this one to me, and I posted it elsewhere on a2k.
JTT
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 10:54 am
@cicerone imposter,
I've already received my money. Better hurry and get yours.
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 10:58 am
@JTT,
Did you read about the stock broker who stole from his clients, to just
turn around and give it to the Nigerian scam people?

That's how stupid the stock brokers are!

Quote:
e amount of cash with the victim having to put up some of his own money to set up bank accounts.

"Yes, he fell for that scam," Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau said. "It's a classic example of a con man getting conned."

Morgenthau alleged that Axel began stealing in 2003, requesting checks for his clients and then forging their signatures and depositing the money in his own account. His alleged victims included a retired teacher, a 90-year-old woman and an 83-year-old man suffering from dementia and his daughter, who was dying from ovarian cancer.

Tripp & Co. has made up its clients' losses, and Axel has made restitution of about half the amount. A hearing was scheduled in November for "possible disposition," suggesting a plea bargain.


cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 10:58 am
@JTT,
Why don't you share yours? The government taketh away, and I've understood the condition of life since childhood about death and taxes.

Now the government wants to reward incompetence and greed for the wealthy, and I know I won't get back what I lost in the stock market, cause I ain't wealthy.

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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 11:21 am
@CalamityJane,
The article was cut off - here it is complete

Quote:
NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A New York stockbroker has been charged with stealing from his clients and sending some of his ill-gotten gains to a con artist using the Nigerian e-mail scam.
Michael Axel, a broker with Tripp & Co., entered a plea of innocent Thursday to forgery and grand larceny, the New York Post reported.

Prosecutors said that Axel fell for an e-mail offering in 2005 from someone claiming to be a Nigerian lawyer. The typical e-mail asks for help moving a large amount of cash with the victim having to put up some of his own money to set up bank accounts.

"Yes, he fell for that scam," Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau said. "It's a classic example of a con man getting conned."

Morgenthau alleged that Axel began stealing in 2003, requesting checks for his clients and then forging their signatures and depositing the money in his own account. His alleged victims included a retired teacher, a 90-year-old woman and an 83-year-old man suffering from dementia and his daughter, who was dying from ovarian cancer.

Tripp & Co. has made up its clients' losses, and Axel has made restitution of about half the amount. A hearing was scheduled in November for "possible disposition," suggesting a plea bargain.


cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 11:28 am
@CalamityJane,
The FBI is now investigating those finance companies to see if the CEOs did anything fraudulent, but I don't find any comfort from it. It's the congress that worries me more.
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