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New Spam Beware!!!

Posted by deconut, Jan 22, 2010.

I just wanted to warn everyone - we have a Spam Artist in our mist - I am getting emails from this person and so are others - I have reported them but I wanted you all to know....if you receive a message from them, you can report them - there is a note at the bottom of the page that reads:
"report Spam" - please do so - we do not want this type on our site!! Hope this note finds you all drinking the best of the best!! Below is what I and many other have received:::


It is my pleasure to write you after going through your profile i decided to contact you to help me out of my problem, however is not mandatory nor will i in any manner compel you to honour against your will,but first Iet me introduce myself to you.

My name is loraine komo, Am 20 years of age, I am a student of high school before I lost my parents in a car accident last year, so I have been out from school and been looking for a sincere person that I will trust and love.

I am the only child of my late parents and that has made me to run away from our family house because my uncles are after my life to take away my inheritance which my late father left for me in a Bank here in Cote D'ivoire. My entire dream is to find somebody that I can trust with my future life and inheritance and also who will be able to invest it wisely in any lucrative business.

Nobody knows about the inheritance which worth $6.5 million dollars in Cash deposited in a Bank here with my name as the next of kin. And I want you to also keep it very confidential till we can be able to transfer this money from the Bank here to your country and I will fly to join you immediately for future plans of continue my education once a join you in your country.

I have to trust somebody to save my future and that is why I am trusting you now I want you to understand my critical situation and give me the love and assistance that I need, so that I will have a better life and also enjoy my inheritance with you. I will tell you more about myself as soon as I hear back from you, your interest to assist me and also build more trust to be able to have a better understanding,Please for more details about this transfer contact me back through my pravet email for securite reason(

I look forward for your urgent response, thank you and God bless you.

best regard
Loraine komo"


Reply by dmcker, Jan 22, 2010.

Just another Nigerian scam. Dozens, scores, no hundreds of variations of them out there. I've been receiving them since the late '80s when they were merely snailmail addressed to President, 'XYZ' Corp., Tokyo, Japan. They got the address out of the phonebook, and in those days the sums were much larger (30-60 million dollars). A few foolish Japanese in the bubble economy of the day ended up going to Africa as part of their assistance in 'reclaiming' and 'protecting' the sums, for supposed commissions of up to 1/2 of the total. After wiring various amounts from their side to 'facilitate' the process, they were either left high and dry, or in the worst case kidnapped for even larger ransoms then they had already paid. I believe there was even a fatality or three during those years.

The Internet brings many more possibilities, and I've warned Facebook and other sites about a range of them I've received, even Apple hardware proferred by 'jameson' or other family-name-for-first-name non-English natives at 1/10 price sourced out of electronics merchants in the British Midlands with payment due by wire transfer to banks outside Shanghai. Besides Nigerians there are also Russians who've been active in this type of scam over the past couple of decades, usually hiding behind stories about young Russian females who want a better life and love in the West.

This one you've received is merely the umpteenth variation on that old long-con, the Spanish Prisoner. Cute that they're so 'cleverly' shifting attention way from Nigeria, using a Cote d'Ivoire context. ;-)

Just do as you've done, report the Spam to Greg or Philip, and do not, under any circumstance, followup with the sender. As our grandparents told us, anything that looks too good to be true usually is....

Reply by amour, Jan 23, 2010.

Thanks dmcker,..... once again to the rescue.
You are always there for us.
I used to get them when I worked in the United Nations.
Everything you wrote above is true to form.
I got the same letters in the post .
Some also spoke about the oil industry and monies
from oil subsidies and the like.
I also got similar email messages from 2006 but
they ceased during late last year.

In London many Nigerians have been imprisoned
for draining innocent persons' bank accounts.
Everyone should now be able to figure out what a horrible
world of scamming we drink wine in. How unfortunate.
The only thing honest is honest wine!
We must all ignore these scam messages completely as dmcker warned.

Reply by Philip James, Jan 23, 2010.

If you give me the user name of this person I'll delete their account.


Reply by deconut, Jan 23, 2010.

Isreal - is the username - they signed up yesterday - thanks Philip!!

Reply by zufrieden, Jan 23, 2010.

Love that "poetic" stanza (free-form) reply, amour!

Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Jan 24, 2010.

I have deactivated Israel's account.

Thanks for the vigilance and heads up everybody.

You cooperation in ridding Snooth of abusers such as Israel is greatly appreciated!

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