View Full Version : E-fraud and the magic word

Loose rivets
6th Oct 2006, 18:44
Has anyone noticed that when the scammers come out of the woodwork, the word ‘Client' seems to appear without fail.

My latest punter (for my D50 camera) not only used the word, but just does not seem to be aware of what their road looks like, and it happens that Google Earth gives a stunning 3Dish pic of every house.

Also, the written English is poor...in a non Hispanic sort of way. Eastern Europe comes to mind.

It is as though there is a Fraud School, where the students are taught to say confidence building things. ‘My Client' sounds important....to an idiot.

As an aside, I sold my Chevvy Blazer on Craigslist for the cost of one telephone call to the buyer. So, this free forum will hit the likes of e-bay and it remains to be seen what happens to the local freebee newspapers. Their days are numbered one would think.

6th Oct 2006, 20:25
They also say "God Bless You" a lot in the Nigerian 409 scams.

6th Oct 2006, 21:44
ATTENTION Honorable Contractor,
We apologies, for the delay of your payment and all the inconveniences and inflict that we might have indulge you through. However, we were having some minor problems with our payment system, which is inexplicable, and have held us stranded and indolent, not having the aspiration to devote our 100% assiduity in accrediting foreign contract payments. We apologies once again.
From the records of outstanding contractors due for payment with the federal government of Nigeria. Your name and company was discovered as next on the list of the outstanding contractors who have not received their payments.
I wish to inform you that your payment is being processed and will be released to you as soon as you respond to this letter.
Also note that from my record in my file your outstanding contract payment is us $14.7 million dollars (fourteen million seven hundred thousand united states dollars).
Please re-confirm to me if this is inline with what you have in your record and also re-confirm to me the followings for record verification and proper documentation to avoid future embarassment.
1) Your full name.
2) Phone, fax and mobile #.
3) Company name, position and address.
4) Profession , age and marital status.
5)Working I’d/Int'l passport..
As soon as this informations are received, your payment will be made to you in a certified bank draft from central bank of Nigeria and a copy will be given to you for you to take to your bank and confirm it.


No room in my account for any more money since I have now been taking up several offers a day of this nature.
Anyone wishing to bag some free money, please help yourself.:}

6th Oct 2006, 22:55
i use 3 yahoo email accounts regular. the 3rd one is for dodgy sites that require registration.
ive not checked on the 3rd one for a while. so i checked today for a laugh. i had 330 emails. almost without exception, they were all for either viagra/penisgrowbag/ or just plain old nigerian scams.

the funniest ones were the huge number of barcalys bank ones, asking to verify my details. funny cause the last time i had a barclays account was in c1971.

7th Oct 2006, 00:05
That Barclays thing is very odd. I've been getting about five of those a day for the past several weeks. I spamcop 'em all. For the first three weeks, the "home server" for the scam link to Barclays was at that famous spamsite, kornet.net. Now, it's at an ISP I'd never heard of in Colombia.