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Very Creative e-mail Scam...

By Goofy Newfie ยท 7 replies
Oct 22, 2002
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  1. I know I will probably be scolded/spanked for such a long post, but I had to share this with you guys, in the hopes that you will laugh as hard as I did when I received it yesterday. Do people actually fall for this stuff? Maybe people can respond by sharing some "doozy" e-mail scams of their own.




    I am Mrs Sifa Mahanya Kabila the widow /second wife of the late
    president of Democratic Republic of Congo, Laurent Desire Kabila who
    was shot by his bodyguard on 16th January 2001.

    Since the death of my husband and the inception of the new
    administration headed by General Joseph Kabila the son of the first
    wife, my family has been suffering severe humiliation of all sorts
    Gen Joseph Kabila, with his new government has gone as far as to
    frozen all bank account belonging to my husband and all
    our properties are been confiscated by him.

    My children and I are just lying low for now to let the situation
    calm down Forseeing all the dangers ahead I deposited the sum of
    US$ (Twenty eight million united states dollars) as
    consignment with a security company in Europe so that we can have
    something to live on later in life.

    All I want from you is your assistance to clear this consignment from
    the security company in Europe since we cannot travel at this time as
    our passport has been siezed, nor can we declare ownership of the
    consignment because of our names. This means you will have to travel to
    Europe to do this clearance We are keeping it low at this time in Congo, so that we
    will be able to get this money to resolve our present predicament As
    a result of this we need a foriegn partner in whose name we can
    obtain all the necessary documents to make you the bonafide owner of
    the consignment so that you can recieve and clear the consignment
    into a bank account.

    After the clearance of the consignment you will also assist us in
    investing the money in real estate and buying a family home in the
    UK, I know we have not met each other but I am very confident that we
    will be able to establish the necessary trust that we need to execute
    this project, considering the fact that it will be of mutual benefit
    to you and my family.

    You should indicate your interest in assisting me so that I can link
    you up with my first son, Johnson Boy Kabila who will give all the
    details and the documents you need to ensure that this project is
    achieved. He will also give you the name of the security company
    their contact and the country in Europe If you are ready to assist us
    your share will be 30% of the US$

    Please send an email to me with your telephone and fax numbers so
    that my son will be able to get accross to you for the commencement
    of the project.

    Reply immedaitely this is rather urgent.


    Mrs Sifa Mahanya Kabila.

  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7



    Ouch.... That hurt.....!
  3. Goofy Newfie

    Goofy Newfie TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 199


    I take it that you are not willing to be Mrs. SIFA MAHANYA KABILA's agent in this matter.:giddy:
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    Well, maybe a better idea would be to write down my name, address, current account number and credit card details and just post them on a warez search engine page thing....
  5. Goofy Newfie

    Goofy Newfie TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 199

    And then sit down and wait for your "share" of the 28 Million.:D

    P.S. I just "Googled" SIFA MAHANYA KABILA, and I found this:

    Tanko Zuba Web Site
  6. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I rarely bother to even read any chain letters that people send me. They are all worthless and just waste time. This is quite funny, and YES I am sure there are quite a few people that will donate money.

    Ths just goes to show you the intelligence of the general public.
  7. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    I don't know about "Democratic Republic of Congo" currency, but in the United States "US$" means twenty eight bucks. Everything after the first decimal is meaningless.
  8. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,319

    Annoyingly enough I get an email just like that almost every day now. That's even with my email set to not download 7 delete anything over 30k.

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