Comment: I received one of these emails, my first response to the email was I'm a struggling small business owner if this is a scam it is a cruel one. Mr. Frederic Obot responded I contact you in good faith. We corresponded for about a week with him sending me business registration certificates, tax certificates and approvel letters. I wanted to see how far he would go. Then he asked me for jewelry to bribe the Dept Management Department (DMD) board, when I told him I'm sorry I can't do that he said it's ok he'll do it on his side. He then said the DMD will contact me, I didn't hear from him for another week, then I got an email from him asking me to call him. He then ask me for $1000.00 - $1500.00 because I had to pay a penalty for not being able to travel to one of there sites to sign the final documentation. He also said they spent alot of money over there to get the papers backdated.
Comment: My mother-in-law put her name in a sweepstakes box a month ago. At the time we were in Maryland. We live in North Carolina though. Anyway she has goten a call from this number in Jamaica saying she won 2.1 million dollars. They told her to Western Union the taxes on the winnings and Fedex will bring her a check. Do you have any info on this?
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Milky White Midway Bill
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quote:Originally posted by snopes: ...she won 2.1 million dollars. They told her to Western Union the taxes on the winnings and Fedex will bring her a check. Do you have any info on this?
Snopes, you should tell these induhviduals that your "processing fee" is 9.75% of the winning amount - bank check only in advance.
Midway "wait, I send it Western Union but it comes back from Fedex? hummm " Bill
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