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Gee, I thinks I is a millionaire.... :D

Got this email duh, how farking stoopid do those farks think I is?? I only send cash!!

Anti-Terrorist And Monetary Crimes Division
FBI Headquarters In Washington, D.C.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001

Attn: Beneficiary,

This is to officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly completed an Investigation with the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network System that you legally won the sum of $3,200,000 USD from a Lottery Company outside the United States of America. During our investigation we discovered that your e-mail won the money from an Online Balloting System and we have authorized this winning to be paid to you via a Certified Cashier's Check.

Normally, it will take up to 10 business days for an International Check to be cashed by your local bank. We have successfully notified this company on your behalf that funds are to be drawn from a registered bank within the United States Of America so as to enable you cash the check instantly without any delay, henceforth the stated amount of $3,200,000 USD has been deposited with Bank Of America.

We have completed this investigation and you are hereby approved to receive the winning prize as we have verified the entire transaction to be Safe and 100% risk free, due to the fact that the funds have been deposited at Bank Of America you will be required to settle the following bills directly to the Lottery Agent in-charge of this transaction whom is located in Lagos, Nigeria. According to our discoveries, you were required to pay for the following -


(1) Deposit Fee's ( Fee's paid by the company for the deposit into an American Bank which is - Bank Of America )
(2) Cashier's Check Conversion Fee ( Fee for converting the Wire Transfer payment into a Certified Cashier's Check )
(3) Shipping Fee's ( This is the charge for shipping the Cashier's Check to your home address and this fee includes Insurance )

The total amount for everything is $600.00 (Six Hundred-US Dollars). We have tried our possible best to indicate that this $600.00 should be deducted from your winning prize but we found out that the funds have already been deposited at Bank Of America and cannot be accessed by anyone apart from you the winner, therefore you will be required to pay the required fee's to the Agent in-charge of this transaction via Western Union Money Transfer Or Money Gram.

In order to proceed with this transaction, you will be required to contact the agent in-charge ( MR.RHODES HOPEWELL ) via e-mail. Kindly look below to find appropriate contact information:

CONTACT AGENT NAME: MR.RHODES HOPEWELL
E-MAIL ADDRESS: [email protected]
Telephone Number : +234-802-980-2397

You will be required to e-mail him with the following information:

FULL NAME:
ADDRESS:
CITY:
STATE:
ZIP CODE:
DIRECT CONTACT NUMBER:

You will also be required to request Western Union Money Transfer or Money Gram details on how to send the required $600.00 in order to immediately ship your prize of $3,200,000 USD via Certified Cashier's Check drawn from Bank Of America, also include the following transaction code in order for him to immediately identify this transaction : EA2948-91090.

This letter will serve as proof that the Federal Bureau Of Investigation is authorizing you to pay the required $600.00 as details will be given to you via information in which he shall send to you, if you do not receive your winning prize of $3,200,000 we shall be held responsible for the loss and this shall invite a penalty of $3,000 which will be made PAYABLE ONLY to you (The Winner).

John Edward (Special Agent) FBI
Washington DC FBI.
Room, 7367
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20535-0001

NOTE: In order to ensure your check gets delivered to you ASAP, you are advised to immediately contact MR.RHODES HOPEWELL via contact information provided above and make the required payment of $600.00 to information in which he shall provide to you
 

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Hey now waitah, that Rhodes Dude is the guy handling the millions my ded nigerian cousin left me. It's been months and I still ain't seed no millins.

An mah mommah still ain't explained which part of me is Nigerian.
 

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seems legit to me

i mean
We have completed this investigation and you are hereby approved to receive the winning prize as we have verified the entire transaction to be Safe and 100% risk free, due to the fact that the funds have been deposited at Bank Of America you will be required to settle the following bills directly to the Lottery Agent in-charge of this transaction whom is located in Lagos, Nigeria.

i mean look at that well written and thought out sentence.
 
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I was rough reading this last night with several beers in me....

I read about a paragraph, then the Charlie Brown teacher thing kicked in, Want, wha wont wha...
 
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Originally Posted by MikeG - With that cash you going to throw a big party? What new equipment will you buy?!
I don't know yet....:drunk:

I should call Mr Rhodes Hopewell collect or email him back just to mess with him or whoever is pretending to be Mr Hopewell.

I like this part, maybe I should wait a bit for the extra 3k.:D

This letter will serve as proof that the Federal Bureau Of Investigation is authorizing you to pay the required $600.00 as details will be given to you via information in which he shall send to you, if you do not receive your winning prize of $3,200,000 we shall be held responsible for the loss and this shall invite a penalty of $3,000 which will be made PAYABLE ONLY to you (The Winner).
 

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Man if I were an expert in check fraud I would so dick around with these guys. I'd send thousands and thousands of fake dollars to them, they'd get all happy they found another sucker.... then the bank would be after them. muahahahahaa.....
 

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If I printed out all the scams I've gotten emailed in the last year, I'd be worth about $2 billion on paper.

The Somalians really should hook up with the Nigerians, because clearly the Nigerians are raking in the money without the need to raid ships. :)
 

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This is probably not a scam as much as it is a sales pitch for old people or people with short memories but I get a recorded call every so often that goes like this.

Hey there, how have you been? I am well, looking at your account and (pause) and I think you are eligible for a new lower rate. Hold on let me see, yep. I know you are interested because the last time we spoke you said you were so let's...... (I hang up about now).

I know I don't drink that much to not know I never spoke to this woman (recording) and never spoke to anyone about my accounts or rates except maybe a live person that I called directly at the bank. It is a shame that some old person out there hears that and actually thinks they had a previous discussion with this woman because they can't remember so figure they must have.

Now if the recording said something like " I know we spoke before because you told me about the dirty magazines you have hidden between your fishing magazines..." they might have me scratching my head.
 
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Now if the recording said something like " I know we spoke before because you told me about the dirty magazines you have hidden between your fishing magazines..." they might have me scratching my head.

It sounds like a good security question for when you forget your password or login.

Where do you hide your porn?
MMW - Read that 419 Scambaiting thing, seems like too much work.
 

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I would copy any paste that hole message and send it to "Mr. Hopewell" wig your name and email in place to collect the bill.
 

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Just call the nearest FBI office & report it. They'll want a copy of the e-mail as well.

I imagine there is a place to forward this e-mail. A call to the FBI seems a bit overkill for a message countless people have received in the past. I get them all the time. I just send them to GMail as suspicious e-mail.
 

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I say that because I got one from some group in Europe that they were after for this sort of thing. They claimed a relative in Europe (I forget where) had died,yada yada yada. I do have many relatives over there,but none that rich in a few hundred years. I had e-mailed some msg to them,& one sent a supposed license copy back. I gave them all the info I had. The agent then told me they knew who they were,& used it to nab them. I thought it was a good thing to do,not only to get them to stop bugging me,but save someone else that might go for it.
 

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I work with a few dopes that would SOOOOOOOO fall for that!

Sadly, I don't think any of them own computers.
 
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