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Before you go any further, this comment which I found in SPAM is a “fund-raising” SCAM. I am only printing it as an example of some of the “Nigerian” scams out there – this is a new one for me, clearly targeting Muslims. It is hard for me to believe that people act on these letters, and find themselves out of their life savings.

The moral: if it seems to good to be true, it IS too good to be true. Don’t let greed blind you. This is a SCAM:

Dear Sir,

I’m Ali Ahmed, from Gambia West Africa,I want to explain my problem to you as Muslim father.My biological father name is Mohamed Ahmed,my father was born in a christian home,but my father and I find Islamic religion as the only true religion,and my father and I started practising Islam for good two years before my father relatives poison him because he changed to Islam.Now they after me,trying by all means to terminate my life,so that they will wipe Islamic religion in the family, As am writing to you my life is in danger,I can no longer go to my fathers compound,I cannot move freely in the street because their running behind me, My father was a successfully international business man, he trade on mineral resurces all over Africa.My father deposited 20,000 000 Million united state dollars to the national security company Gambia,of which I am the next of kin.All the documents both the depositing certificate is in my possession, Pleas sir, I want you in the name of Allah to help me come to your country and invest this money. May Allah Bless you, You can call me through this number

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Email (removed by blogger)

Thanks
Yours faithfuly
Ali Ahmed

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March 29, 2008 - Posted by | Africa, Blogging, Crime, Fund Raising, Lies, Marketing, Social Issues

7 Comments »

  1. I have received a zillions of similar emails and some sounded really true, but I didn’t bother about them 🙂

    Comment by Joel | March 29, 2008 | Reply

  2. Joel, you’d think people would be smarter, but often the ones the fall for these things are the most sincere believers. They want to help, AND they are tempted by the thought of riches. So they start sending money and end up sending their life savings! They don’t want to think they’ve been conned, so they keep sending more.

    How’d you like the part about the father’s (Christian) family POISONING him for becoming Moslem???

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 29, 2008 | Reply

  3. Weird! They didn’t love their enemies 😮

    Comment by Joel | March 29, 2008 | Reply

  4. Joel, I think it was added for dramatic impact!

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 30, 2008 | Reply

  5. OMG hahaha this is hilarious! They’re “RUNNING AFTER HIM” in the streets!

    Now, i wonder, why is it that a multi millionaire such as ‘Converted Father’ didnt stash that money in a Swiss Account!

    And now ‘Chased after Son’ wants to invest in an unknown country. For all he knows, I could be in Botswana!

    Comment by This Lady | March 30, 2008 | Reply

  6. This “chased after son” will surely need some deposits and fees paid before he can share all that cash, is my guess . . .it is typical Nigerian scam.

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 30, 2008 | Reply

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    Comment by Продажа Skype акков | September 25, 2009 | Reply


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