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hello I am the exiled bass player king of Umbongo and I require your assistance!
Old 19th May 2006
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hello I am the exiled bass player king of Umbongo and I require your assistance!

I got this via email today!

Hello Sir, Mrs

I am Mr LOPEZ FULGENCE manager for the label
IVOIRE-FUN-PROD (IF.PROD) ,we are based in Ivory coast (africa).we want to make a reservation for 4 days in your studio .
We intend to pay by credit card in mode of pre-payment (the
advance of our arrival has). Accept you to them credit cards (Visa,
Master)
Have a terminal of taking away has distance for credit card?
I would like to expose you our problem. I would like that you to help us has
to regulate the travel agency where we have as a practice to reserve
our plane tickets for travel because this angency has a problem with
its terminal of credit card and asks us to regulate has last the
minutes by cash since we already payed the tickets of 03 of our
artists with our last funds.
we would like that you take if possible the sum of 3000 euros on my
credit cards that we will forward to you at the time of the pay of the
reservation of the studio you will carry out a mandate express transfer
by western union on COTE D'ivoire in the name of the Person in
charge for agency EKPARE VICTOIRE 11 B P 1973 ABJ 11 STREET OF
the SLATES ZONE 4 Of agency EBURNIE VOYAGES.
We have certain privileges with this agency and we would wish the
person in charge await only this sum assure us the other tickets and
thus to be in the standards for the voyage because the 3 artists are
already for a festival in Morocco and we must join them in order to
convey our voyage on your premise being given that that is not your
field we will grant you a commission of 500 euros for rendered
service.
We are on standby of your confirmation and if possible of
estimate STUDIO+ TICKETS 3000 euros +YOUR COMMISSION OF
500 euros
Please contact me for further information

Old 19th May 2006
  #2
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So what are you waiting for???
Old 19th May 2006
  #3
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Jules,

I get 10 of those a day

You have to give them credit for being original senting one to you!!!! heh

I just tell them to send a bank check or cash and that stops them dead in their tracks.

Have fun,

Peter Montessi
A Designs Audio
www.adesignsaudio.com
Old 19th May 2006
  #4
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Very nice indeed

and hey, Western Union, crooks never use that...
Old 19th May 2006
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See Jules... no reason to complain about lack of work... when you're good, it just comes from all over the world...
Old 19th May 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Marjan
See Jules... no reason to complain about lack of work... when you're good, it just comes from all over the world...
heh

Jules, you should send him a totally confusing response to equal or best his totally fuk'd up use of words. Tell him you only have northern union where you are and they require photos of your children and thier passports before any monies can be sent. And then the monies must travel by boat to several ports and checked by the mothers of the the childrens passports.........I did something like this once and never received a response back.
Old 19th May 2006
  #7
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Just delete that stuff, it's typically a bulk email anyhow.

Funny though, they're now trying the scam on the service industry!

War
Old 19th May 2006
  #8


IF the musicians are in Morroco, tell them to get a plane ticket from Spain - it's a short swim.....



-tINY

Old 19th May 2006
  #9
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That's funny...my day job is as a photographer, and I get them tailored to my industry.

tv
Old 19th May 2006
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There´s been a long report in Der Spiegel about the Nigerian scammer industry sometime last year. You wouldn´t believe it, nor the numbers.
It´s an industry with think tanks, freelancers, thousands of employees et al ...

They are still making a couple hundred millions with it.

It only proves that a part of the industrial nations never informs themselves. Who would have thought that.

I think it´s about time for some international measure on Chinese spam and Nigerian scam that keeps the whole internet world at messing around with email filters and manual deleting procedures nonetheless etc.

Ruphus
Old 19th May 2006
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Go to the Brad Christensen exhibit at Qualoos.com for the diary of a guy who had the time and sense of humour to 'give it back' to these scam idiots!
Old 19th May 2006
  #12
Thats a fun read James!
Old 19th May 2006
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These people need to be in prison. They'll have a lot of deposits made there.
Old 19th May 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by James Lehmann
Go to the Brad Christensen exhibit at Qualoos.com for the diary of a guy who had the time and sense of humour to 'give it back' to these scam idiots!
I almost feel sorry for Mr. Christensen's victims.
Old 19th May 2006
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I enjoyed this!!! Brad Christensen rock!
Old 19th May 2006
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jules.
that is the best laugh ive had .
i was laughing so hard my doggie thought i had gone crazy and started barking.lol.
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