Would someone please help this dear lady

oldbaldy

LE
Moderator
#3
FaceLikeAPingPongBall said:
From: evelinejonathan1986@yahoo.co.jp

Dearest one,
Greetings!

Kindly permit me to discuss this problem of mine with you.I am Miss Eveline Jonathan. My Father was the chairman of contract review panel in my country Cote d'Iviore before the problem of the land reform program and political crises in my country he was assasinated together with wife on the 26th september, 2005. Before the escalation in Cote DIviore just of resent I recovered $4.8Million US dollars from over inflated contracts by some government officials. So this money was in my possession and I lodged it in a security company here in Abidjan. I have been trying to fly out of this country but it has been difficult for me to travel because of the present problems here in Cote d'voire, Africa.
So I want you to help me make claims of this fund (4.8MU.S.D) beficiary and transfer the money to your account or any account of your choice before I can get a visa to fly down. So that we can share the money. I have agreed to give you 20%, of this Money for your assistance, and 77% would be mine and the other 3% would be set aside for any expenses that we may incure during the course of this transaction. And part of my 77% would be invested in your country in any profitable business propossed by you. While a large part of my share will be also be used to help the suffering people of my country.
We have never met, but I want to trust you and please do not let me down when this fund finally gets into your account. Please if you are interested, get to me through my email address to enable me feed you with more details and all necessary documentations. Here is my email address:
Please treat this as confidential.

Best regards.
Eveline Jonathan.
Dam, I thought it was only me she offered it to.
 
#4
http://www.met.police.uk/fraudalert/419.htm

419 Fraud / Advance fee fraud
SCD6 Economic and Specialist Crime OCU is issuing warnings, as part of a crime prevention initiative against a type of fraud commonly know as 'West African' or '419' advance fee fraud. This section of the Metropolitan Police website will serve as a resource providing warnings and advice to help potential victims protect themselves as well as publishing important legal information.

What is West African "419" fraud?
Advance fee fraud or '419' fraud (named after the relevant section of the Nigerian Criminal Code) is a popular crime with the West African organised criminal networks. There are a myriad of schemes and scams - mail, faxed and telephone promises designed to facilitate victims parting with money. All involve requests to help move large sums of money with the promise of a substantial share of the cash in return.

This type of scam, originally known as the "Spanish Prisoner Letter", has been carried out since at least the sixteenth century via ordinary postal mail. These scams have come to be associated in the public mind with Nigeria due to the massive proliferation of such confidence tricks from that country since the mid-eighties, although they are often also carried out in other African nations, and increasingly from European cities with large Nigerian populations, notably London and Amsterdam.

The laws from Section 419 and laws in place in other jurisdictions criminalising the offences do not scare away the criminals who profit from these crimes. The stakes and profits are simply too high and many government officials are believed to be involved with the criminal gangs.

Victim's individual monetary losses can range from the low thousands into multi-millions. True figures are often impossible to ascertain, because many victims, embarrassed by their naiveté and feeling personally humiliated, do not report the crime to the authorities. Others, having lost so much themselves, become "part of the gang" recruiting more victims from their own country of residence. There are tragic cases of victims being unable to cope with the losses and committing suicide.

See also:
How the fraud works
How they find victims
What to do if...
Meetings
Magic money - Wish wash
Useful Contacts
Credit Reference Agencies
Contact Us
If you believe you might be being set up as a target for fraud or if you are an investigator and you think you might be dealing with this type of activity then please contact the SCD6 Economic and Specialist Crime OCU at the address or by e-mail.
 
#5
So what you're saying Poppy, is that you think that the original e-mail could be some sort of scam?

After fifteen or so years of the Internet, thank the Lord that there are sharp-minded people like you around. Without your helpful post I might have fallen for it.

:roll:
 
#7
Nice advice Poppy, but should we not be happily mocking those that are greedy (and/or stupid) enough to fall for these. These scams only work because some people think that you can get something for nothing (think pyramid scams). If you fall for one of these you deserve to have your bank account cleaned out.
 
#8
wehappyfew said:
Nice advice Poppy, but should we not be happily mocking those that are greedy (and/or stupid) enough to fall for these. These scams only work because some people think that you can get something for nothing (think pyramid scams). If you fall for one of these you deserve to have your bank account cleaned out.
Isn't that a bit like say to a judge, she was wearing a short skirt and asking for it?
 
#9
wehappyfew said:
Nice advice Poppy, but should we not be happily mocking those that are greedy (and/or stupid) enough to fall for these. These scams only work because some people think that you can get something for nothing (think pyramid scams). If you fall for one of these you deserve to have your bank account cleaned out.
sorry - only just noticed this is in the naafi bar :roll:

thought you may have liked to know this is a very common fraud attempt - you would think they could dream up something new by now
 
#10
This is probably a more relevant scam which we should all be aware of, especially as so many homes are empty during the day:

Read on and take heed:



A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 0906 6611911 (a premium rate number). DO NOT call this number, as this is a mail scam originating from Belize .

If you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message you will already have been billed £15 for the phone call.

If you do receive a card with these details, then please contact Royal Mail Fraud on 02072396655 or,

ICSTIS (the premium rate service regulator) at www.icstis.org.uk or telephone 0800 500212.
 
#11
This is probably a more relevant scam which we should all be aware of, especially as so many homes are empty during the day:

Read on and take heed:



A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 0906 6611911 (a premium rate number). DO NOT call this number, as this is a mail scam originating from Belize .

If you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message you will already have been billed £15 for the phone call.

If you do receive a card with these details, then please contact Royal Mail Fraud on 02072396655 or,

ICSTIS (the premium rate service regulator) at www.icstis.org.uk or telephone 0800 500212.
 
#12
FaceLikeAPingPongBall said:
wehappyfew said:
Nice advice Poppy, but should we not be happily mocking those that are greedy (and/or stupid) enough to fall for these. These scams only work because some people think that you can get something for nothing (think pyramid scams). If you fall for one of these you deserve to have your bank account cleaned out.
Isn't that a bit like say to a judge, she was wearing a short skirt and asking for it?
I think there is a bit of a difference between someone wearing clothes which attract unwanted attention and someone who greedily thinks that they will get something for nothing. Seems quite a clear difference. Anyway this is the NAAFI so I hope that anyone who falls for this loses every penny.
 

Biped

LE
Book Reviewer
#13
That's nothing. I've had visits (regular) from people claiming to want to talk to me about God.

When they've got themselves in the front door, I've found myself making donations to their church, AND going to it!

I was told to expect the coming of The Lord and that The End Times are Nigh!! Well, they had me frightened alright; the end of the world is what they were talking about.

I put all my money in to their coffers to ensure that I was one of the lucky ones that got saved, but, and it's a big BUT - this Lord bloke hasn't turned up to do the job.

I've been waiting around now for the world to come crashing down, only to have myself saved at the last minute by some geezer who's going to leap from the sky and make me one of his 'special' people.

Can I get my money back if he doesn't turn up to do the work?
 

old_fat_and_hairy

LE
Book Reviewer
Reviews Editor
#14
We should all extend the hand of friendship to this lady. She is obviously in sore need of help, otherwise why would she go begging to strangers for assistance? I will take it upon myself to counsel and comfort her in her hour of need, but without sending money or details, other than the ones I obtained when a bloke dropped his wallet near me.
Poppy is to be thanked and commended for her public-spirited advice. We treasure her.
 
#15
I've emailed her and said I am a nudist and only deal with fellow nudists, so if she would send me a picture of herself in the nude I would agree to help her.
 
#16
director_of_diplomacy said:
This is probably a more relevant scam which we should all be aware of, especially as so many homes are empty during the day:

Read on and take heed:

A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 0906 6611911 (a premium rate number). DO NOT call this number, as this is a mail scam originating from Belize .

If you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message you will already have been billed £15 for the phone call.

If you do receive a card with these details, then please contact Royal Mail Fraud on 02072396655 or,

ICSTIS (the premium rate service regulator) at www.icstis.org.uk or telephone 0800 500212.
Sorry chaps, but a lot of this is rot. There's no way that you can be billed £15 just to make a call. It originates from a viral that started somewhere inNI and has sice spread and evolved rather.

Check it all out on Snopes...

B-T
 
#17
director_of_diplomacy said:
This is probably a more relevant scam which we should all be aware of, especially as so many homes are empty during the day:

Read on and take heed:



A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 0906 6611911 (a premium rate number). DO NOT call this number, as this is a mail scam originating from Belize .

If you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message you will already have been billed £15 for the phone call.

If you do receive a card with these details, then please contact Royal Mail Fraud on 02072396655 or,

ICSTIS (the premium rate service regulator) at www.icstis.org.uk or telephone 0800 500212.

WRONG
URBAN MYTH

http://www.sophos.com/security/hoaxes/parcel_delivery.html
 
#19
Biped said:
That's nothing. I've had visits (regular) from people claiming to want to talk to me about God.

When they've got themselves in the front door, I've found myself making donations to their church, AND going to it!

I was told to expect the coming of The Lord and that The End Times are Nigh!! Well, they had me frightened alright; the end of the world is what they were talking about.

I put all my money in to their coffers to ensure that I was one of the lucky ones that got saved, but, and it's a big BUT - this Lord bloke hasn't turned up to do the job.

I've been waiting around now for the world to come crashing down, only to have myself saved at the last minute by some geezer who's going to leap from the sky and make me one of his 'special' people.

Can I get my money back if he doesn't turn up to do the work?
Sorry Biped. no money back guarantee after 28 days :D . Have a letter of complaint ready for St. Peter :wink:
 
#20
Behind the scenes Poppy controls some 2,000 IP addresses located in Nigeria, don't be mistaken for her helpful advice. She's sucked many vulnerable pensioners dry, as she's emptied their accounts.
 

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