Saturday, January 23, 2010

It's the theater of financiers

I got this email the other day. Haha. Do people really respond to this stuff?? What do you think?



I want to make an
investment/partnership business proposal to you which value sum of $56,559,000
(Fifty Six Million, Five Hundred and Fifty Nine Thousand United States Dollars).
Of which I believe, will be of mutual benefit to both of us.

I need
your co-operation to transfer the above mentioned sum out of Accra-Ghana to your
account. I am confident that you will give your consideration to this proposal
and response positively within a short period of time. I am available to discuss
this proposal with you and to answer any questions you may have in regard to
this fund.
As soon as you give your positive response to this proposal, I
will not hesitate in sending you the details information of this business. This
transaction is 100% RISK FREE.

I look forward to discussing this
opportunity further with you.


Mr. Adofo Kwasi
Barclays Bank
Head Office
P.O. Box GP 2949
Accra, Ghana.

Phone:+ (233) -543-74613

It's the theater of financiers - song: We are the Dead, artist: David Bowie, album: Diamond Dogs


Anonymous said...

Yeah, people do, all the time, which is why they keep doing it. Greed is a pretty powerful thing and sometimes it overpowers thought!

fernvalley01 said...

Silly isn't it , but I suppose if they get someone to respond... sure hope no one does I report them when I get emails like that

cdncowgirl said...

Sadly yes they do. In fact there was an older lady here that got scammed and the bank teller actually helped keep her from getting ripped off.

Her scammer contacted her with the version that a distant/long lost relative died and left her money. She needed to pay a courier an exorbitant amount (I think $20,000) for a suitcase to be delivered which would contain her inheritance. When she told the teller what she needed the money for the teller told her that it didn't sound quite right and to contact the police 'just in case'. After all if it was legit then there would be no problem but if it wasn't...
Of course it wasn't. I have to commend the teller for stepping in. Its too easy to look the other way for fear of embarassing someone or over stepping your bounds.

These scams prey on the naive, the uninformed and the greedy "looking to get rich quick" types.

Paint Girl said...

I hate these emails. I have been getting a few lately, and have been deleting them.
Unfortunately people do fall for these scams, which is so sad. I also hate how people actually send these emails out to scam people!

Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

It's amazing, but I agree with the previous comments. Scammers have the ability to send out millions of messages and you only need 1 percent response to make worth while.

They're the scum o fthe earth as far as I'm concerned.


Shirley said...

I get a handful of these every day in my junk mail file, I mark them a phishing scam and they get deleted. I NEVER open them.

Fantastyk Voyager said...

well, just in case anyone thought I was passing this information on, I'd already altered the email and there is a digit missing from the phone number.

Breathe said...

Darn. I wondered why I was getting a busy signal.


Actually in our credit unions we try to stop members from sending money to these asshats all the time. Especially eldery people. It's awful.