Ivory Coast invites you to get rich! :-)

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    Ivory Coast invites you to get rich! :-)

    Been a while since I had one of these but - thought this one was quite well crafted compared to some - well, for a scam

    I guess there are still some gullible folks out there who may fall for this garbage.
    FROM. DIVINE AND JOY LEO.
    DANANY ASSYLUM CAMP ABIDJAN,
    COTE D' IVOIRE.

    Attn:Director/Ceo
    CONFIDENTIAL

    I am Divine Leo the only son of late former Director of
    finance,Chief Nta Leo Sierra-Leone diamond and mining
    corporation.

    I must confess my agitation is real, and my words is my
    bond, in this proposal.

    My late father diverted this money meant for purchase of
    ammunition, for my country, during the peak of disastrous
    civil war in my country, now he has deposited the money
    with BANK, where I am residing under political asylum,
    with my younger sister.

    Now the war in my country is over with the help of ECOMOG
    soldiers, the present government of Sierra Leone has
    revoked the passport of all officers who served under the
    former regime and now ask countries to expel such person
    at the same time freeze their account and confiscate their
    asset, it is on this note that I am contacting you, all I
    needed from you is to furnish me with your bank
    particulars:

    1) Account name
    2) Account number
    3) Bank address, telephone and fax number

    For you to assist me transfer this money in your private
    bank account, the said amount is (Eighteen Million Dollars)
    $18 Million. I am compensating you with 15 % of the total
    money amount, now all my hope is banked on you
    and I really wants to invest this money in your country,
    were their is stability of Government, political and
    economic welfare.

    Honestly I want you to believe that this transaction is
    real and never a joke. My late father Chief Nta Leo gave me
    the original copies of the certificate
    of deposit issued to him by the BANK on the date of
    deposit, for you to be clarify because, I do not expose my
    self to anybody I see, I believe,that you are able to keep
    this transaction secret for me because this money is
    the hope of my life, it is important.

    Please Mail me immediately after you must have gone through
    my message fill free and make it urgent. That is the reason
    why I offered you 15 % ,of the total money amount, and in
    case of any other necessary expenses you might incur during
    this transaction.

    N.B Try and negotiate for me some profitable blue chip
    investment opportunities which is risky free which I can
    invest with this money ,when it is transferred to your
    account, personally I am interested in estate management
    and hotel business, please advise me.

    Mail me back immediately you receive this message for more
    explanation.

    And promise me and my younger sister and our mother to be a
    father considering our situation and not to betray us.

    Thanks and God bless
    Best regards
    DIVINE AND JOY LEO.
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    Jeez, Chris...don't be so quick to write it off as a scam

    15% of 18 million could allow you the ability to retire comfortably and purchase the few firearms that you don't already own :sport08:

    How come these golden opportunities never come my way? :chairshot
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    "They're ain't many troubles that a man can't fix with seven hundred dollars and a thirty ought six"- Jeff Cooper

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    How come these golden opportunities never come my way?
    Must be TA, you ain't yet found the right after-shave! LOL
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    Oh Man

    My heart goes out to the guy.
    That is such a terrible situation to be in.
    I just sent him my bank account number and my social security number too... just in case he also might need that for anything.
    I don't even want the money...just a date with his sister ~ happy to help the dude out.

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    QK - magnanimous as ever LOL
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    The Scam

    There was a short piece done on TV about these mostly Nigerian type scams & the 20 other assorted "variations" of this one.
    Did you know that you can be procecuted by the Nigerian Govt. for participating in an attempt to defraud their government but, the scammers can't be touched? ~ Unreal.
    I guess there are people in the U.S. that are still biting on this garbage or they wouldn't still be sending them out. And we wonder about what exact sort of people should not be carrying firearms.

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    I always forget the site but ''something'' 409 IIRC - where the guy running it ''scams them back'' - there are some highly amusing records there of how they got some of their own medicine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Team American
    How come these golden opportunities never come my way? :chairshot
    I'll be happy to forward you my next 50 or 60 offers. I get more than I can possibally use.........
    Rick

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    I saw Elvis the other day at the range and he has made a ton of money doing this. OBTW he told me that he never will be able to forgive his daughter for marrying that"white boy".----------

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    Quote Originally Posted by rstickle
    I'll be happy to forward you my next 50 or 60 offers. I get more than I can possibally use.........
    LOL! I don't think my bank account would do them any more good than it does for me
    "I surrounded 'em"- Alvin York

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    Thx - I knew it had 409 in it somewhere Ooops nope - 419!
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    so you open up a bank account at a new bank deposite .50 cents to open and send him that information.
    I recieved one of the "I'm a Barrister for" ones that said someone with my last name had died, 25 million, no aparent heirs, please send personal info asap. etc. I was having fun playing stupid with him, he vever did provide proof of the certificate of death, news articule, employment data, or any of the other stuff I asked for.
    "The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century

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    Thanks for that link Wayne...some pretty funny stuff there, but you do need to register to access most of it
    "I surrounded 'em"- Alvin York

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