Just a word of advice to make sure most out there aren't drawn into an unfortunate situation. With the increasing number of laws against spam around the globe, the trend has not been for spam to decrease, but rather for more and more spam to be criminally motivated. Therefore, do not respond to spam. Do not follow links in spam. Do not purchase anything advertised by spam. Do not pursue job offers that arrive via spam. Do not believe that your bank sent you that account closure warning. Don't act on that "hot stock tip" you didn't solicit. Do not attempt to collect lottery winnings from lotteries you didn't enter, and don't assist in the relocation of millions of dollars even if it's offered by a poor widow or orphan who wants you to use it for the Lord's work. Assume that the spammer is a crook who wants to fleece you six ways to Sunday. You'll be much, much safer that way. Here are a couple going around. They start with the following "Greeting?" and a further sob story.
My Name is Mrs Farida Waziri the new Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
chairperson in Nigeria.
I understand you are expecting your delayed fund to be wired to your bank
account, but some top government officials and bank partners will not tell you
the truth about the whereabouts of your fund and all they are doing is to tell
you to pay outrageous fees which you refused to come up with, but I will not do
that based on my conscience and that is why I have contacted you to let you know
the truth because i know you have gone far in trying to get this fund and must
have paid some amounts of monies to persons you are not supposed to give out a
dime to. etc.............................
My name is Mr. Frank Chang, and I am the vice president of Hong Kong Mettlurgical Import and Export company.We are using this medium to reach out to qualified and competent individuals/companies for employment as our sales collection representative for both Canada/USA over this holiday Season. Our company is highly patronized by customers from the USA/CANADA and we export products such as China Clay, Timber, Arts and Craft and a host lot of services from Hong Kong to our numerous clients in these regions. This opportunity comes with a very good renumeration and if interested in working with us please forward your following details so we can communicate back with you immediately and set up a file for you at our database. etc........................
Dear beloved friend,
With warm heart I offer my friendship and greetings, I hope this mail meet you in good time. However, as we have not met personally or had any dealings in the past. I have heard so many good things about you, I humbly ask that you take due consideration of its importance and immense benefit. I sincerely seek your confidence, as I make this proposal to you as a person of integrity.
I am Mrs. Jane Anderson from Swistzerland, deaf and suffering from a long time cancer of the breast, from all indication my conditions has really deteriorated and I can not work or do things that are stressful. According to my doctors they have told me that I may not live for the next few months, this is because the cancer stage has got to a very bad stage. I was brought up in a motherless baby’s home before I got married to my late husband for twenty years without any child. My Husband (James Anderson) died on air crash on a vacation to the Canary Islands, Spain. Since his death I decided not to re-marry, I sold all my inherited belongings and deposited all and the sum of 3.5 million dollars with a Security Company in Europe. Etc...........................................
Letter Four: Attn, Dear,CONTACT WESTAN UNINO NOW
We have concluded to effect your payment $1.5,000.000.00 thousand dollars through westan.union today, but the maximium amount you will be receiving each day starting from tomorrow is $5,000.00 two time daily until the funds is completely transfered.
westan.union Agent: James Emma. Though, Mr.James Emma $5,000.00 made in your name today so contact James Emma and tell him to give you the mtcn, sender name and question/answer to pick the $5,000.00Pls let me know as soon as you received all your funds 1.5,000.000.00.
Finally; bear it in mind that you will pay for the TAX CLEARANCE charges of $125 dollars before you will start receiving your daily payment, and that you help you and to avoid all superiour demand from government that delayed your payment confirmation till date. You are to send the TAX CLEARANCE in the name of their cheif protocol officer given to you and once you send the fee ensuer to forward the payment details directly to the western union money transfer E-mail (address deleted) for proper confirmation and subsquent action immediately they receive the charges. Etc......................................
For more sob stories and wonderful scams. go to http://scamoftheday.com/wordpress/ Have a safe and wonderful holiday season from yours trulyWarren Adie-Riley