Friday, October 10, 2008

New Nigerian Scam

Hello All

This is to inform you that the Nigerian Hackers have managed a new scheme called "Help" to swindle money out of you. It starts with a small amounts, and God know what they are upto! They give a small window of time to operate and skim out money!

I just called Ramesh, and laughed about it. What a way to swindle people! I believe the email was sent to his wife's email id too! Idiots!

He has promptly informed the authorities and blocked his email id.

Please take care and inform others.

Regards
Divya

This is the text of the message I got in my gmail box, from the address of Ramesh (yahoo id)

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How are you doing today? I am sorry i didn't inform you about my traveling to Africa for a program called "Empowering Youth to Fight Racism, AIDS, Poverty and Lack of Education,It as been a very sad and bad moment for me over here and the present condition that i found myself is very hard for me to explain.

I am really stranded in Nigeria because I forgot my little bag in the Taxi where my money, passport,documents and other valuable things were kept on my way to the Hotel am staying, I am facing a hard time here because i have no money on me to clear my Hotel bill, I am now owning a sum $2000 for my Hotel bill.

I need you to help me out with a sum of $2,500 urgently so that i can arrange and travel back home,I need this help so much and on time because i am in a terrible and tight situation here, I don't even have money to feed myself for a day which means i had been starving so please understand how important and urgent i needed your help.

I am sending you this e-mail from the city Library and I only have 30 min, I will appreciate what so ever you can afford to send me immediately through Western Union or Money Gram and I promise to pay back your money as soon as i return home so please let me know on time so that i can forward you the details you need to transfer the money through Money Gram or Western Union.

Regards
Rmaesh
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First those hackers did few mistakes.

  1. The sent to two women, thinking that one might be the wife
  2. They didn't know the fact that mail exchanges were there as late as few hours before.
  3. They typed his name wrong, and the signature style is different

1 comment:

Kamal said...

அடங்கொக்க மக்கா !!!!!! என்னமா ஏமாத்துறாங்க :(((((((((((