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When I checked my inbox today I found this obvious scam email.

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Dear Friend,
This message might meet you in utmost surprise, however,it's just my urgent need for foreign partner that made me to contact you for this transaction. I am a banker by profession from Burkina faso in west Africa and currently holding the post of Director Auditing and Accounting unit of the bank.

I have the opportunity of transfering the left over funds ($10,500,000.00) of one of my bank clients who died along with his entire family in Central England in the year 2003 and since his death occured, no body have show up as his next of kin for the claim because the account is untraceable.

Please note down that once the fund get transferred into your account, you will take 40% of the total sum for the assistance and role you are going to play in this transaction,(10%) will be used to establish a charity organization in your country with your supervision while the remaining will be for me and my other loyal colleagues here.

If you agree to my business proposal.further details of the transfer will be forwarded to you as soon as i receive your return mail. have a great day.


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Mr Butrus Yazid

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I LOL'ed when I saw this, I was like Suuuuure you're gonna give me 4M$.

Anyone else get this?


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haha Yeah I just got that. Epic Fail lol I get one of those about every month, similar idea, have seen many different variations. Makes me wonder if anyone actually get's scammed by these still. Or better yet would be cool to troll one of these guys and waste his time/give him useless info.
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Or better yet would be cool to troll one of these guys and waste his time/give him useless info.
Just like havin fun with telemarketers, I love doing that.
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LOL it must be real!!!
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...Or better yet would be cool to troll one of these guys and waste his time/give him useless info.
There's actually a vast community of people who do this. Some of them go to the point of trolling them for months, photoshopping up fake ID's and documents to convince them, wasting their time driving to different towns to wait for western union payments that never come, getting them to do stupid things and take pics to prove they're serious, etc.
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Yeah Africa and Nigeria.... Let's see... where did I put
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Obvious idiot is obvious:



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That scam is almost as old as the internet... I apparently have relatives all over the planet, unfortunately they all died and left millions upon millions that are just waiting for me....

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