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From: scion3/1/2009 7:20:21 PM
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BROWN, CHANNING [BROWNCD9@mailbox.sc.edu]

Goodday,

I am Channing Brown Secretary to Mr. Paul Wolfenden, Manager of ABN AMRO BANK 250 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4AA .

My Boss has a business proposal valued at £21,000,000.00 GBP (Twenty-One Million Pounds) from His Branch.

Get back to him via the below email address to enable him furnish you with full information concerning this letter via email.

Contact Person: Mr. Paul Wolfenden
Email: paulwol@mail2uk.com
Sincerely,
Secretary.

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From: Quahog3/24/2009 1:56:50 PM
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A New Low:

**************************

Beloved,

If you had few months, few weeks, few days, few hours, few minutes, few seconds left to live in this World, how would you live it? How would you make the most of it? How do you make an impact? How would you want to be remembered? Would you just "merry round", sit, and lie till your time is up? Or, would you change the world in your own "little" way?

I am a Woman and a Widow living with Cervical Cancer for a while and, it's obviously having the better of me. When I was told of the diagnosis, I did undergo surgery and treatment but, it's all up in the air now. When my Husband died, death to me seemed very unfair. Now, I know He is no longer far from me because, I will be reunited with him in Paradise. Losing my husband was a terrible loss. The tragic incident causing his death, left me with an injury to the Larynx nerve thereby, causing Aphonia (Loss of the voice and the inability to speak).

The knowledge of me dying of cervical cancer, has led to me re-thinking my life, and I am ready to make an impact. I have decided to make the most of my little time left on this earth. I have decided to will everything I have got to the motherless, the orphans, the separated, the sick, victims of disaster and the cancer welfares all around the world. Friends, I will keep sending this mail out till I get a "Good Fellow" with a sound mind and a good spirit...ready to change the World with me.

I am seeking someone who can selflessly help me to make my wishes come true. Needless to say that, I am a very wealthy woman. Now, riches can not buy me health. My bank accounts cannot bring life. My lands and properties cannot even add a day to my life now. These riches are a waste to me right now and, I must not be selfish with them. I am willing to give out millions of dollars from my husband's wealth inherited by me to the needy. All I need you to do is: HELP ME REACH THE WORLD. I need you to help give out Funds and Properties I will handover to you, to all the needy in your Country and around the World. I am promising to offer you a reward close to a Million US Dollars and, some of my Landed Properties for your service. But, I want this work to come from your heart and do not be motivated by the money and properties I am promising you. Are you the "Good Fellow"? Can you work with me? Can you make sacrifices? Do not wait till you have no time to live like me. Act Now!

Lastly, what will you be remembered for? As for me, I will make an impact. Let's change the world together. If you are ready to work with me, please, indicate your willingness and readiness by sending an email to me on the email address below:

Email: makeachange212@hotmail.com

Bless You.
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Email sent using my WebMail access.

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From: scion5/21/2009 8:46:57 AM
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DEAR FRIEND I NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE

My name is Sgt. Sgt Martins Scott, I am an American soldier with Swiss background, serving in the military with the army's 3rd infantry division. With a very desperate need for assistance, I have summed up courage to contact you. I found your contact particulars in an address journal. I am seeking your kind assistance to move the sum of ( $ 25 million u.s. dollars ) Twenty Five million united states dollars to you, as far as I can be assured that my share will be safe in your care until I complete my service here, this is no stolen money, and there are no danger involved.
Source of money:
Some money in various currencies was discovered in barrels at a farmhouse near one of Saddam's old palaces in Tikrit-Iraq during a rescue operation, and it was agreed by staff Sgt Kenneth buff and I that some part of this money be shared among both of us before informing anybody about it since both of us saw the money first. This was quite an illegal thing to do, but I tell you what? No compensation can make up for the risk we have taken with our lives in this hell hole. Of which my brother in-law was killed by a road side bomb last week. You will find the story of this money on the web address below;

news.bbc.co.uk

The above figure was given to me as my share, and to conceal this kind of money became a problem for me, so with the help of a British contact working here and his office enjoy some immunity, I was able to get the package out to a safe location entirely out of trouble spot. He does not know the real contents of the package, and believes that it belongs to a brithish/american medical doctor who died in a raid here in Iraq, and before giving up, trusted me to hand over the package to his family in united states.I have now found a much secured way of getting the package out of Iraq to your country for you to pick up, and I will discuss this with you when I am sure that you are willing to assist me. I want you to tell me how much you will take from this money for the assistance you will give to me.

One passionate appeal I will make to you is not to discuss this matter with anybody, should you have reasons to reject this offer, please and please destroy this message as any leakage of this information will be too bad for us soldier's here in Iraq. I do not know how long we will remain here, and i have been shot, wounded and survived two suicide bomb attacks by the special grace of god, this and other reasons i will mention later has prompted me to reach out for help, i honestly want this matter to be resolved immediately, please contact me as soon as possible my only way of communication is email.Indicate your interest in assisting me as well as Providing the following information to facilitate the smooth conclusion of the Transaction.

1) Your Full Name: ----------------------------------
2) Your Address: ------------------------------------
3) Your Telephone Number: ---------------------------
4) Your Fax Number: ---------------------------------
5) Your Mobile Number: ------------------------------
6) The Name of the Closest Airport to your City of
Residence: ------------------------------------------

God Bless
Sgt Martins Scott.

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From: Quahog7/3/2009 11:35:19 AM
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From: "Pavel Bagrov" <[spoofed victim's email]>
To: [Hiro Protagonist]
Date: Friday - July 3, 2009 2:56 AM
Subject: Job Offer
Attachments Mime.822 (3446 bytes) [View] [Save As]

Are you not arranged by your low pay-envelope? To get up every day early
in the morning and to set forth for an office already there are not
forces? Does the permanent shortage of money keep on trot? There is not
present minutes, on the rest?

Then you are indeed necessary something to change. We offer an unique
commercial proposal.We assist you you to heave up the social status In
the minimum terms and we will give you unique opportunity. For this
point you are needed quite a bit! Namely:

a) Minimum knowledges of PC or Laptop ;
b) You must be not younger 18 ;
c) Ability to use web resources and it is correct to express the ideas;
d) To have a 3-4 o'clock of spare time in a day.

I am the manager of largest company .We are engaged in software
development. And in connection with the increase of geographical
interests of company the need of increase of the state of employees
appeared. To date we need additional shots which will present our firm
in different regions and different countries.

We will give you all necessary terms. We will make a flexible chart by
which you will always have spare time. Deservingly we will pay your
labour and we will give the real possibility of quarry growth. And you
will be able to obtain all of it in the earliest possible time.

You consider that you befit us, then send your resumes and contact
information to e-mail : contact@trade-step.ru

Our workers will give you all necessary information and all will explain
in shallow details. We are looking for your suggestions!

With kind regards
Skilled manager
Pavel Bagrov

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From: scion9/21/2009 4:09:40 PM
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I am Dr.Bradley Archie Purchasing Manager to Medivet Veterinary Group Co Ltd, UK.

Dear sir,

I am writting this letter out of a genuine desperation to find a reliable partner in an unfolding transaction.I seek your help and genuine co-operation to our mutual benefit and I believe that you will not let down the trust and confidence I am about to repose on you.I am Dr.Bradley Archie Purchasing Manager to Medivet Veterinary Group Co Ltd, UK. I used to represent my company to several Asian countries to purchase a product called Adequan i.m injection r/x equine,this is a vaccine use for the treatment of animals.Now, I had a car accident and I can not go for this trip because of my present condition this is why i am contacting you.

I will introduce you to my company's General Manager as the main supplier of the vaccine. Per packet of the vaccine cost $7,500 in UNITED STATE, but in Asia Malaysia where I have been purchasing, it only cost $2,600 per packet and you will supply to my company at the rate of $6,500.Per packet.

Note, do not disclose the actual cost of the vaccine i.e. $2,600 to my company GM as this will affect our profit. My company's directors don't know the seller of this product and the seller doesn't know my company directors, I 'll introduce you as the main supplier. My company normally purchase 20, 30-150 cartons in each trip I make depending on the product we have left in the company. The distributor of this product is a Malaysian,you will purchase the product from the Malaysian dealer and supply to my company, my company will now pay you cash on delivery.

Let the above mentioned be in mutual beneficiary for us and an opportunity to embark in future engagements. If you wish to take up this offer,kindly mail me and I will reply you with all the contact details and that of my MG whom you will contact and send you quotation. I also will give you the price to quote.

If you have any question,feel free to ask.

Best Regards,
Dr.Bradley Archie

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From: scion9/21/2009 7:05:13 PM
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Hello Sir/Madam,

My name is Larry Brown Esq. Financial Consultant/Attorney based in London. I write to you based on a request by an investor and his need for investment/funds transfer. My company most times represents the interests of very wealthy Investors/Individuals due to the sensitivity of the position they hold in the society and the unstable investment environment of their country, they evacuate majority of their funds into more stable economies and developed nations where they can get good yield for their money.

I was recently approached by a Reserved Client of mine, whom I had personally worked with a few years ago when he was a Finance Minister and wants me to source for a reliable and trustworthy individual such as yourself, who will be willing to receive money on his behalf abroad, and at the same time advise on what form of investment that will be embarked with the funds when perfectly received.

The client has offered these terms:

1. 25% commission paid to you upon receipt of the funds through the original sum to be transferred. The funds in question are $125.3Million US Dollars.

2. Your details will be used to have the funds evacuated and you will stand as the principle owner of the funds and will deal directly with the Finance Company without the involvement of the Investor.

If these terms are agreeable to you, kindly write to my private email:
larryb@informaticos.com and I will provide you with all necessary information and procedures involved.

Sincerely yours,

Larry Brown ESQ (President)
L. Brown & Associates Limited.

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From: Quahog10/15/2009 2:13:39 PM
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HELLO FRIEND:

My name is Sgt.Dave Cole, I am an American soldier with Swiss background, serving in the military with the army's 3rd infantry division. With a very desperate need for assistance, I have summoned up courage to contact you. I found your contact particulars in an address journal. I am seeking your kind assistance to move the sum of ( $ 25 million u.s. dollars ) Twenty Five million united states dollars to you, as far as I can be assured that my share will be safe in your care until I complete my service here, this is no stolen money, and there are no danger involved.

Source of money: Some money in various currencies was discovered in barrels at a farmhouse near one of Saddam\'s old palaces in Tikrit-Iraq during a rescue operation, and it was agreed by staff Sgt Kenneth buff and I that some part of this money be shared among both of us before informing anybody about it since both of us saw the money first. This was quite an illegal thing to do, but I tell you what? No compensation can make up for the risk we have taken with our lives in this hell hole. Of which my brother in-law was killed by a road side bomb last week.

You will find the story of this money on the web address below;
news.bbc.co.uk

The above figure was given to me as my share, and to conceal this kind of money became a problem for me, so with the help of a British contact working here and his office enjoy some immunity, I was able to get the package out to a safe location entirely out of trouble spot. He does not know the real contents of the package, and believes that it belongs to a brithish/american medical doctor who died in a raid here in Iraq, and before giving up, trusted me to hand over the package to his family in united states.

I have now found a much secured way of getting the package out of Iraq to your country for you to pick up, and I will discuss this with you when I am sure that you are willing to assist me. I want you to tell me how much you will take from this money for the assistance you will give to me.

One passionate appeal I will make to you is not to discuss this matter with anybody, should you have reasons to reject this offer, please and please destroy this message as any leakage of this information will be too bad for us soldier's here in Iraq.

I do not know how long we will remain here, and i have been shot, wounded and survived two suicide bomb attacks by the special grace of God, this and other reasons i will mention later has prompted me to reach out for help, i honestly want this matter to be resolved immediately, please contact me as soon as possible my only way of communication is email.Indicate your interest in assisting me as well as Providing the following information to facilitate the smooth conclusion of the Transaction.

1) Your Full Name: ----------------------------------
2} Your address:---------------------------------------------
3) Your Telephone Number: ---------------------------
4} Your Fax Number:----------------------------------------
5) Your Mobile Number: ------------------------------
6) The closest airport to your city of Residence ---------------------
7) Your id card or passport copy.

I look forward hearing from you immediately as am still in iraq for peace keeping mission.
God bless you and family.

Sgt.Dave Cole.

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From: S. maltophilia3/22/2012 4:56:46 AM
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windowssecrets.com

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To: S. maltophilia who wrote (116)3/22/2012 10:15:33 AM
From: Jeffrey S. Mitchell
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Any time someone purposefully overpays and asks you to rebate the difference, especially via Western Union, you know it's a scam. In the case you cited, it was a fake email PayPal receipt the money had been transferred into the seller's account. Worse is when the scammers actually send you a legitimate looking check that you (stupidly) cash. The check appears to clear, you send money, and not only a week later do you find the check was fake, but now you yourself are the one who committed a crime! I had someone try to pull this on me when I advertised a house for rent on Yale's housing web site. It was actually a blast pretending I believed them and making them jump through hoops. Scammers know no bounds.

- Jeff

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From: S. maltophilia6/21/2012 2:47:22 PM
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Are Nigerian scammers crazy e-mails actually very clever? An analysis from Microsoft Research suggests that Nigerian scammers need to sound as ridiculous as possible, so that only the most gullible will reply to them.......

news.cnet.com

The Microsoft research paper:

Why do Nigerian Scammers Say They are from Nigeria?
Cormac Herley
Microsoft Research
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA, USA
cormac@microsoft.com
ABSTRACT
False positives cause many promising detection technologies
to be unworkable in practice. Attackers, we
show, face this problem too. In deciding who to attack
true positives are targets successfully attacked, while
false positives are those that are attacked but yield
nothing.
This allows us to view the attacker’s problem as a
binary classification. The most profitable strategy requires
accurately distinguishing viable from non-viable
users, and balancing the relative costs of true and false
positives. We show that as victim density decreases the
fraction of viable users than can be profitably attacked
drops dramatically. For example, a 10× reduction in
density can produce a 1000× reduction in the number......

research.microsoft.com

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