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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

"I demand for your patience..."

I received this email today. Totally believable and realistic, of course. I'm quite certain Caroline hails from United States of America, don't you?
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Greetings, My name is Caroline Becky from United State of America, I demand for your patience as i know that my mail may come to you as a surprise since we never meet before. Meanwhile i Contacted you for establishment of a project in your country, If you would not mind.
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In my country? NOT.

Good for a chuckle though.

8 comments:

  1. Every now and then we get an e-mail like this. It sounds like an Asian person learning English and not doing very well at it. You'd think they would at least try to get someone to write their lies who is more fluent in the language! Pathetic. But still good for a chuckle. --Fred & Deb in AZ

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  2. Leaves the bad taste of a Nigerian scam in my mouth....

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  3. There can't be to many Caroline Beckys in the U.S.- right?

    Why don't you look her up and give her a call? LOL

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  4. I'm sure if you send over all of your important banking numbers, Ms. Becky will take GREAT care of them to get you some lottery winnings or something. ;)

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  5. Don't be so racist/nationalist/whatever. Ms. Becky could very well be a graduate of our Government School System......

    CU74

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  6. Nigerian scam -- they are a dime a dozen and can get quite complex. When suspected or when the ring leads to the head honcho, he disappears back to Nigeria for a bit.

    I've been very proud to indict many people in this Nigerian Scams, but shocked to see how often they actually DO SCAM PEOPLE.

    Lana

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  7. The emails like this will never be in a better format with better syntax or sentence structure.

    You see, this type of email is a sifting tool to detect stupid people. And oh my Lord are they out there.

    Your average person with normal common sense sees right through the scam and immediately deletes the email.

    The person who responds (except for those who play with the scammers for fun) has shown the scammer that they're stupid, or greedy enough to fall for the scam.

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