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    Postal Service Declares War on Nigerian Scam

    People who are stupid enough to fall for that crap deserve to learn their lesson the hard way.


    WASHINGTON The e-mails arrive out of the blue, from Nigeria or other exotic countries. They tell of inheritances, political problems, other reasons someone needs to get money out of the country. If you help, they promise to let you share the money.

    Unfortunately, thousands of people fall for the scam, losing an average of $3,000 to $4,000 each.

    So far this year, an average of more than 800 people a month have filed complaints about such scams.

    Hoping to stem the losses, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service announced an international crackdown Wednesday in which more than 540,000 fake checks with a face value of $2.1 billion have been seized.

    There have been 60 arrests in the Netherlands, 16 in Nigeria and one in Canada, the Postal Inspection Service said, and the effort is continuing.

    "There is no room in the mail for any of these phony come-ons," Postmaster General John Potter said.

    Most of the cons start with e-mails telling of an inheritance or lottery win and ask the victim to help bring the money to the United States. The victim is asked to cash a check that comes in the mail and to send part of the money back to the person sending it, said Greg Campbell, inspector in charge of global security and investigations for the Postal Inspection Service.

    Then that person disappears with the money and the original check bounces, leaving the victim with a loss.

    Retired people have lost their nest eggs and young families have been defrauded of their savings for a home, Potter said.

    Many of the cases originate in the Netherlands, where West African con artists operate from Internet cafes, said Johan Van Hartskamp, commissioner of the Amsterdam police.

    In what he called "Operation Dutch Treat," police have arrested 60 people there, with three extradited to the United States and four more facing extradition. The rest are being prosecuted in the Netherlands, he said.

    Ibrahim Lamorde, director of the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, said the problem is monumental and "will only be surmounted through global efforts."

    U.S. Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher said: "There is no lottery. There is no inheritance. The checks are not real. But there are real victims. The crime knows no borders, and our coordinated law enforcement knows no borders."
    "Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack. -- Gen. George S. Patton

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    Yup. I recieve these things all the time. One has to love the effort put forth via "spelchek, let alone grammatical skills...

    Here's a recent offering:

    "steel unemployed?

    Our company name is xxxxxx, and our main business is to sale and to
    collect ancient furniture all over the world (Asia, the Europe). We
    distribute the remarkable sets of the furniture created by the demand
    crowned heads, clerics of high categories, scientific and other
    representatives of the Middle Age high society, each of which ordered
    to embody
    its position and the category in a complex stucco moulding. The ancient
    furniture brings thevspirit of history and charming beauty (both
    external and internal) in an interior - each of our parties possesses
    personal energy, value and even individuality.

    Now we launch the same business in the United States of America. For
    this reason we have some vacancies in our branch in the USA. Our main
    offer is a position of sales manager, apart time job , and for this
    we need people of 21-60 years. The salary for such kind of job is 7% or
    1700$ of each transaction. Your main task is to recieve payments from
    our customers on your name to your mail adress and immidiately to send
    money back to our Sales Manager. If all this is interesting to you,
    you wish to cooperate with our company you only should contact us as
    soon as possible and send your resume. This work is interesting enough
    and it is not so difficult to do, and it is the only chance to try
    yourself in financial employment!

    The main requirements for this work: the good communicative skills show
    the ability to work in a team. Ability to keep interest of the company
    more than your own interests.
    You also should have USA citizenship.

    You can send your resume directly on our e-mail: xxxxxx

    Best regards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullwinkle View Post
    bullwinkle....thats fucking hilarious!!!!!!

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