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The Ota Faction
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Mr. Evan Williams has included a link to a BBC article about a plane crash, where he obviously took one name from the list of the dead and ran with it (and spelled it wrong). How nice.


Dear Sir/Madam,

It is my pleasure to contact you after my satisfactory appraisal and
acceptance
of your proven track records.

I am Mr. Evans Williams Head of Auditing Bank of Africa, Benin. On
Wednesday 19
April 2000 one Mr. Andreas Schranne a German National and a property
magnate
whom I was his accounting officer made a numbered time(Fixed)Deposit
valued at
$6,550,000.00 (Six Million,Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars) for
twelve
calender months in my Bank Branch.

Upon Maturity, we sent a routine notification to his forwarding address
but got
no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered
that
Mr.Andreas Schranne,his wife and only daughter was aboard the AF4590
plane,which crashed on Monday, 31 July, 2000 into the Hotelissimo.You
can read
more about the crash on visiting this site:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm

My investigation proved that he died with his supposed next of kin(the
daughter
Mrs. Andreas Eich ) in the crash. The total sum $6,550,000.00 is still
in my
bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at
the end of
each year. No one will ever come forward to claim the fund.

Consequently, I shall present you to stand in as the next of kin to the
late Mr.
Andreas Schranne so that the proceed of the account value sum of
$6,550,000.00
will be transfer to you and both of us we share it. Sixty five percent
(65%)
for me and Thirty five percent (35%) for you. Upon acceptance of this
letter I
shall give you all the details you need to know about the deposit.You
do not
need to make any travel because of this transaction, just confirm your
participation and all you need do is to forward an account where the
money will
be transfered to after the necessary paper works are done.

I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement
that will
protect you from any breach of the law as I will use my position as the
Bank's
Director and his accounting officer to secure approvals and guarantee
the
successful execution of this transaction.

Please be informed that your utmost confidentiality is required.

Awaiting for your urgent reply.

Best Regards,
Mr Evans Williams

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N11/N12
I'm Dreaming of a White Sale


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Ugh...that's sick. You should reply, "I know you require confidentiality, but unfortunately that's not an option. I think you know what I mean."

My brother got a very professional looking e-mail from eBay, explaining that he needed to confirm his account information, and would be please enter his name, address, SSN and credit card number in the form below. He sent the form back to them, but written in pieces in the boxes was "Oh man, I don't know who you are but you guys are so NFBSKed! You really must think I'm stupid."

He forwarded the original e-mail to the police and we haven't heard from them again.

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MissEltoe
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Lucky you!

You should be doing a dance and singing, "We're in the money!"

[Roll Eyes]

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GrandMal de Caesar
I Saw Three Shipments


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Isn't bad spelling part of the charm of these pieces of scuzzy cyber-garbage. That and the appeal to greed, of course.

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