ALARM, another Nigerian scam!!!!!!

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  1. Tony Ford

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    Hello folks, this is very important.

    Another Nigerian scam letter has been developed to target Churches... The letter, which follows- gives a sob story of a ex-nigerian con-person who was converted from Moslem to Christian and no longer wishes to live the evil life. The end of the letter is just like the rest of the scams, he is asking for your bank details in order to help release some fund that supposedly belongs to him... PLEASE WARN EVERYONE.

    TONY FORD
    www.rutherglenbaptistchurch.org

    !!!!! HERE IS THAT LETTER....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Beloved in Christ,

    It is a priviledge to hear from God and it gives me
    joy to relate my
    testimony to you haven recieved instruction from God
    through divine revelation.

    I was a Moslem and a retired military top officer in
    Nigerian Army that
    served under the past military regime. I was the
    financial secretary
    to the Armed Force Ruling Council (AFRC). With my
    position as a financial
    secretary, I was able to divert up to $45,000,000.00
    (Forty Five million
    U.S Dollars, into my personal Bank Account, hoping to
    invest the money
    when I’m retired.

    Immediately I got retired, I was converted from Moslem
    to Christian when
    I was preached the words of God through my cousin
    Pastor Paul Osakwe.
    I then gave my life to Christ and became a born again
    Christain.

    Since I gave my life to Christ, I had no rest of mind.
    Some times I think
    of the souls I killed when I was a soldier and the
    dubious ways I diverted
    my country’s money into my Personal Bank Account. I
    then decided to seek
    the face of God for forgiveness and after fasting and
    prayer through
    Divine Revelation, the Almighty God revealed to me
    that the only way
    I could have rest of mind is when I used all my money
    to do the work
    of God. I immediately disclosed my revelation to my
    Pastor and he was
    happy with me.

    I have been thinking of the particular thing to do for
    my God before
    this present civilian president of my country set up
    a panel (Honourable
    Oputa Panel) to probe the Bank Account of the past
    Military officers
    like me. Instead of loosing this money to my
    government, I quickly withdrew
    my money out of my Account and deposited the money in
    a finance and security
    company for safety.

    My Pastor has adviced me to sneak out of the country
    with the money to
    sow it into a ministries abroad. I have decided to sow
    this money into
    your ministry. I am making arrangement to come over to
    your country but
    you need to receive this money from the finance and
    security company
    in cash before I come over.

    The cash has been packaged by the security company in
    consignments and
    ready for shipment but the security company requires
    the address of the
    receiver. Please send to me your names, address and
    your telefax number
    where I can fax the Airway Bill to you to claim the
    consignment over
    there.

    I will be coming over to your ministry with my family
    for thanksgiving
    as soon as I sent out this money to you. Please act
    fast because I dont
    want the panel to know that I want to leave the
    country, they might suspect
    my intention to leave now that the probe is going on.

    I look forward to your response

    God bless you.

    DEACON JOHN NGOZI.
     
  2. Justified

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    I have recieved letters like this one months ago, it's ashame that these people use the name of Christ for these scams! :mad:

    Also, I chat on a board for parents of special needs children, and we always have someone come on there and whisper you and try to get you to send them money for help for their ministry. When you turn them down, they get upset for wasting their time! :rolleyes:
     
  3. Helen

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    These letters are just variants of each other and get sent around with nauseating regularity. They are so false that I am amazed anyone falls for them at all! Their purpose is to get money from you.

    Justified, as the parent of five adopted special case kids, I would be interested in checking that chat room occasionally (and I hate chat rooms!), so if you could email me the URL, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

    Helen

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  4. rsr

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    Oh, no! I've already given them the info!!!!

    We get about 100 e-mails a day, and some variant pops up with routine regularity. As with all other situations, NEVER give your financial information to someone you don't know or don't trust.

    It is disconcerting to see this being pitched at Christians, but to be expected.
     
  5. Justified

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    Helen,

    I sent you a private message! Enjoy!
     
  6. pinoybaptist

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    I always send these letters back with a little colorful refusal.
    Actually, if you install this little utility called email tracker you'll be able to pinpoint exactly who sent the letter from where, and I found they originate either from Colorado or California.
    They mask their actual email address with either hotmail or yahoo.
    Email tracker penetrates right thru the mask.
     
  7. Speedpass

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    I wonder if the people who start these threads are really Nigerian???
     
  8. Tony Ford

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    Well Jimmy,

    If you give them your bank details, you'll find out... ;)
     
  9. rsr

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    LOL
     
  10. Multimom

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    I get about one of these a week and guess what, they aren't all claiming to be Nigerian. I've had them from all parts of Africa. In fact the most recent one I got claimed to be from Romania.

    People be ware. If you feel a bit suspicious go to www.snopes.com and check for yourself all the urban legends and hoaxes circulating around.

    My favorite reoccuring one is "Penny Brown has gone missing".

    PLEASE ALWAYS CHECK OUT A MISSING CHILD ALERT AT SNOPES BEFORE YOU FORWARD IT.

    If the e-mail doesn't reference a local police phone number or a Center for Missing and Exploited Children file number its probably not real.
     
  11. Scott M

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    I get theses things about once a week also. Sometimes I'll have 2 or 3 at a time. The sad part is I didn't get these until I subscribed to this board. I hope that is just a coincidence, since I don't make my e-mail address publicly known
     
  12. Bible-boy

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    I get these type e-mails all the time. Never, Never, Never, give out your banking information to anyone in an e-mail such as this. I just forward them to my internet provider at [email protected] . Then my provider blocks them as a sender of unwanted spam type e-mails. You should check and see if your internet providers do the same. I also forwarded one of these type e-mails to the Internet crime department of the FBI.

    Yours in Christ
     
  13. Speedpass

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    I found out that this stuff is a scam when I forwarded one of these emails to the State Department.
     

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