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Message 2843 - Posted 17 Jul 2012 18:10:38 UTC

Just received 2 (two) private messages with the following text:

Subject Dear Good Friend
Sender linda
Date 17 Jul 2012 17:44:00 UTC
Message Dear Good Friend

I contacted you,after so many prayers and fasting towards your profile.I choosed you as a good & honest person,whom i can confide all my trust with,in this urgent business transaction.

Let me firstly introduce myself, My name is Linda Andrew,from Coted'Ivoire. The only child of late Mr Joseph Andrew . My mother died when i was a kid and My late father is the owner of J&T Cocoa Industries. But my father died recently and he was poisoned by his brother and before his sudden death,He called me privately and told me of huge amount of money ( us$7,800,000.00. ) Which he deposited in a BANK,here in my country and used my name as the next of kin,as her only child.

Now,i am Orphan of mother and father and I want you to help me out, in providing a bank account,where this total funds, (us$7,800,000.00.) Seven Million Eight Hundred Thousand United State Dollars, which my late father deposited in the bank with my name as the next of kin,will be transfered into,over there in your country,for my investment purposes in your country with you. Also you will advice me on a good and profitable investment,which i can set-up in your country,after the successful transfer.

Please, i am honourably soliciting for your kind and urgent assistance in the following ways:
1) To provide a bank account where this money will be transfered into.
2) To serve as the guardian of these fund ,since i am still minor.
3)To make arrangement for me in your country to continue my educational career and to procure to me a residential permit in your country.

Sincerely speaking from my heart, i am willing to offer you 15% of this my total funds, as a reward for your assistance in helping me out. Not only this,you will also be my oversea guidian and take care of all the companies or any business venture,which i will set-up in your country.

Anyway,urgently reply me rightnow, for more details about me and about this my total funds i wants to transfer into your bank account, if you are really ready and interested to help me out in this assistance. I am eagerly waiting to hear from you now.

Infact, i am seriously fasting and praying now, before writting you this letter, because, this money here is what is left for me and my life.I prayed you understand, because if anything happened to it, i will beg for the rest of my life.

Thanks for your assistance and take care and also may God bless you as you help me out.Email me at linda17andrew@yahoo.com
Your new good friend,

Linda Andrew

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Message 2846 - Posted 17 Jul 2012 19:28:38 UTC

Noted...

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Message 2857 - Posted 19 Jul 2012 14:43:38 UTC

UPDATE
Received another message from "linda 121" - I'd already blocked "linda". Scam message follows:

Subject Dear Good Friend
Sender linda121
Date 18 Jul 2012 11:46:21 UTC
Message Dear Good Friend

I contacted you,after so many prayers and fasting towards your profile.I choosed you as a good & honest person,whom i can confide all my trust with,in this urgent business transaction.

Let me firstly introduce myself, My name is Linda Andrew,from Coted'Ivoire. The only child of late Mr Joseph Andrew . My mother died when i was a kid and My late father is the owner of J&T Cocoa Industries. But my father died recently and he was poisoned by his brother and before his sudden death,He called me privately and told me of huge amount of money ( us$7,800,000.00. ) Which he deposited in a BANK,here in my country and used my name as the next of kin,as her only child.

Now,i am Orphan of mother and father and I want you to help me out, in providing a bank account,where this total funds, (us$7,800,000.00.) Seven Million Eight Hundred Thousand United State Dollars, which my late father deposited in the bank with my name as the next of kin,will be transfered into,over there in your country,for my investment purposes in your country with you. Also you will advice me on a good and profitable investment,which i can set-up in your country,after the successful transfer.

Please, i am honourably soliciting for your kind and urgent assistance in the following ways:
1) To provide a bank account where this money will be transfered into.
2) To serve as the guardian of these fund ,since i am still minor.
3)To make arrangement for me in your country to continue my educational career and to procure to me a residential permit in your country.

Sincerely speaking from my heart, i am willing to offer you 15% of this my total funds, as a reward for your assistance in helping me out. Not only this,you will also be my oversea guidian and take care of all the companies or any business venture,which i will set-up in your country.

Anyway,urgently reply me rightnow, for more details about me and about this my total funds i wants to transfer into your bank account, if you are really ready and interested to help me out in this assistance. I am eagerly waiting to hear from you now.

Infact, i am seriously fasting and praying now, before writting you this letter, because, this money here is what is left for me and my life.I prayed you understand, because if anything happened to it, i will beg for the rest of my life.

Thanks for your assistance and take care and also may God bless you as you help me out.Email me at linda17andrew@yahoo.com
Your new good friend,

Linda Andrew

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Message 2865 - Posted 23 Aug 2012 10:57:42 UTC

Similarly, I have had a couple of the same spam/phish messages, the most recent from "mariam55".
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Message 2867 - Posted 23 Aug 2012 14:22:45 UTC

Yes, got one too from "mariam55" 2 days ago - this project/website is quickly climbing my threat list.

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Message 2868 - Posted 23 Aug 2012 23:16:02 UTC - in response to Message ID 2867.

Yes, got one too from "mariam55" 2 days ago - this project/website is quickly climbing my threat list.


Just got the same....



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Message 2870 - Posted 27 Aug 2012 19:11:11 UTC

Fixed...

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