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  Advance -fee Fraud aka Nigerian Letter Scam
by Sara Coslett
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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There are no short cuts to a better life.
Whatever that means.
We are born. We work. We die.


Exactly who are these gullible people?

Sending their hard earned,

and much needed savings to con artists?

Believing some anonymous person

would actually offer them millions of dollars

that is just languishing in a foreign bank,

as a result from the opportune demise,

of some strangers dearest and most benevolent,

but suddenly departed, loved one.




Go spam someone else.

I’ll keep my privacy,

and my bank account,







(Please everyone, familiarize yourself with all the variations on the advance-fee email scam. There are many tools on the Internet that can help you. But, if you get an email asking for access to your bank account, or asking for you to wire a small amount of money, in exchange for millions of dollars -- DELETE IT.

More info can be found at the link below.)


Wikipedia: Advance-fee Fraud

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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/25/2010
Why I hate spam. ANY spam. If I don't know the sender, I don't read it -- just delete. Safer that way. :(

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 7/23/2010
hard to believe folks get taken by these still-a good reminder!
Reviewed by krishna bhatt 7/22/2010
It is good and also applicable for the Spams trying to sell Viagra.
Reviewed by Lori Moore 7/22/2010
I agree with Jude.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 7/21/2010
As Jude says this has been going on a long time but there are still those who fall for the scams and the vultures feed on them so it is important to say what you say.
Good to see you back posting, Sara.

Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 7/21/2010
Sara, I can't believe that anyone with a ounce of sense would fall for this now. A few years ago, possibly, but now?
I'm sure anyone that would fall for this scam, reading your warning will thank you.
Reviewed by jude forese 7/21/2010
this has been going on for many many years ... it's unbelievable people still fall for it ... but then again, there are many newcomers to the computers and the internet like the aged and the very young, so i guess this reminder is important to all of those who may not yet comprehend the fraud and abuse ...
Reviewed by Stuart McCallum 7/21/2010
Bravo! Absolutely Sara, I constantly receive (fraudulent e-mails) from scammers arriving in my spam. I use a simple equation to save time: SPAM = DELETE

Thank you for posting.

Best, Stuart :)
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/21/2010
Thanks for the warning....I get those alot..I delete them all.
If I do not know who ANY e-mail is from...I delete it!!

Love Tinka

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