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  • UCI Psychiatrist Bilked by Nigerian E-Mails (had claimed Reagan had diminished mental ability)

    03/02/2006 4:01:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies · 2,557+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 2, 2006 | William Lobdell,
    A renowned psychiatrist from UC Irvine was duped into squandering at least $1.3 million of his family's fortune on a Nigeria Internet scam, according to a lawsuit recently filed by his son. ...Louis Gottschalk, a neuroscientist, is the founding chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at UCI College of Medicine. He gained national prominence by announcing in 1987 that President Reagan had been suffering from diminished mental ability as early as 1980. He came to this conclusion by using the Gottschalk-Gleser scales, an internationally used diagnostic tool he helped develop for charting impairments in brain function, to...
  • I want to make a huge donation to your website. Can you help me?

    10/09/2005 9:20:54 AM PDT · by Bala Adamu · 8 replies · 302+ views
    Bala Adamu
    My name is Senator Bala Adamu, the chairman of the Senate committee on Pension, insurance and manpower development in the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I am writing you to earnestly Solicit for your assistance in helping to make a huge donation to your website, as part of a transaction deal. Free Republic is my favorite website, and I welcome the opportunity to allow you to share in a recent cash windfall. THE PROPOSITION: We have the sum of US$29,000,000.00 (Twenty Nine Million Dollars) that we intend to transfer overseas through the assistance of a foreign partner....
  • Islamic Terrorists Take Over Nigeria

    08/14/2005 9:11:52 AM PDT · by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 · 8 replies · 807+ views
    Mass Email Spam ^ | 8/14/05 | Hassan Mohammed
    "Hassan Mohammed" Add to Address Book Subject: Last Wish Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2005 8:27:41 -0400 Dear Friend, As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because, I believe everyone will die someday. My name is Hassan Mohammed a merchant in Dubai, in the U.A.E.I have been diagnosed with Esophageal cancer.. It has defiled all forms of medical treatment, and right now I have only about a few months to live,according to medical experts. I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone(not even myself)but my business....
  • (VANITY) To close your PAYPAL ACCOUNT

    08/11/2005 2:46:24 PM PDT · by Fawn · 82 replies · 6,138+ views
    Paypal people ^ | August 11,2005 | ME
    ALL--the other day I was discussing the closing of my PayPal account and what they wanted from me in order to do this. I wrote them again to ask them how I can close my account and I wanted to share this with everyone to show you what you have to do in order to close an account with PayPal. Something I will not do and think is totally unreasonable.What I ended up doing is canceling that credit card.Here is their response to requesting the closing of my account that has been locked do to lack of use (I also...
  • NC Man Charged With Illegal Bank Withdrawals (Ali A. Odeh withdrew 4.6 million)

    06/05/2005 12:59:52 PM PDT · by jern · 80 replies · 1,969+ views
    AP ^ | June 5, 2005
    CLINTON, N.C. -- Federal authorities have charged a Clinton man with fixing bank transactions totaling almost $4.3 million to avoid having the withdrawals reported to the Internal Revenue Service. Ali A. Odeh, 36, was indicted by the grand jury last month on 463 charges of structuring a transaction with RBC Centura Bank in Clinton. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Bruce said a bank must report a transaction of $10,000 or more to the IRS. According to court documents, Odeh, also known as Ali Abdel Latif Mbarak and Ali A. M. Thatata, made 463 withdrawals from July 13, 2000, to June 28,...
  • Has Anyone else received a Nigerian Scam Letter in Freepmail?

    06/02/2005 7:03:33 AM PDT · by Maceman · 41 replies · 1,244+ views
    This morning I received the following Nigerian scam-type letter in my Freepmail box. It was sent by a Freeper named abi000, whose account was established May 16, 2005. I don't know why a Freeper would be sending a message like this thru Freepmail, but since there was no way to report the abuse, I thought I'd just do it on a thread and let the moderators decide what to do. Here is the message: Madam Abigel Kabila From abi000 | 06/02/2005 9:24:49 AM EDT replied Madam Abigel Kabila Tel:225 05-80-59-64 Introduction. My Dear, It is my pleasure to contact you...
  • FR-mail received

    06/01/2005 1:15:34 AM PDT · by dakine · 10 replies · 554+ views
    From N’guessan Richard. From richardessan | 06/01/2005 1:12:21 AM PDT new From N’guessan Richard. Abidjan, IvoryCoast, West Africa. Tell - +225 -07- 46- 06- 07 Attn :The Director, In no doubt ,I know that it will be a suprise to you to present this very great dael to you.I decide so after having understood your good reputation.I want you to give me the maximum assistance , not betraying the trust and confidience which I have in you. I am the son of N’guessan Rex. Patrice.My father was kidnapped by the uniformed men and later found dead on sunday 7th...
  • Latest Nigerian scam

    05/25/2005 1:50:13 AM PDT · by bad company · 13 replies · 689+ views
    BC | BC
    THe latest of the seemingly endless Nigerian scams is here. What they are doing now is to agree to buy something from you over an internet site, (e-bay) such as a car. They offer a good price and are willing to pay shipping to nigeria. The rub occurs when you get their money order. It is for too much money. Several thousands over the agreed upon price. They ask you to send them a money order for the difference. You being an honest person do just that. The problem is that the money order they sent you is worthless. The...
  • Latest Nigerian Email Scam Cites Estate of . . . Late Sen. Paul Wellstone!

    03/08/2005 4:08:20 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies · 1,048+ views
    Nigerian email scam | governsleast governsbest
    Those Nigerian scammers are getting creative! The classic formulation is, of course, that of some foreign official who has died leaving ill-gotten gains which the scammer would be only too happy to share if the email recipient would willing to let the scammer use his bank account to receive the funds. But in this variation, the deceased government official who has died without identifiable next-of-kin is none other than . . . the late Senator Paul Wellstone of Minnesota. Just how Wellstone supposedly came by the $9+ million left in a European bank account is not explained! Anyone else receive...
  • 419ers morph into Murder Incorporated [Nigerian spam now threatens to kill recipients]

    07/19/2004 12:49:59 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 19 replies · 1,230+ views
    The Register ^ | July 19, 2004 | Lester Haines
    It's easy to dismiss Nigerian 419 advance fee fraudsters as a bunch of chancers who prey on the gullible and the greedy and occasionally get lucky. After all, a fool and his money are soon parted, and the victims of these scams have brought financial misfortune on themselves, isn't that right?However, reader Ben Whitaker has just received a particularly nasty piece of work with the Lads from Lagos written all over it. He notes: This is a rather sinister twist on 419, where instead of just duping the greedy and stupid, this actually will terrify some new web users, like...
  • Turning the tables on Nigeria's e-mail conmen

    07/14/2004 6:28:00 PM PDT · by Central Scrutiniser · 5 replies · 495+ views
    BBC ^ | 7-13-04 | Dan Damon
    Turning the tables on Nigeria's e-mail conmen By Dan Damon BBC, London Mike is a "scambaiter," dedicated to fighting back against those who send out the notorious 419 e-mails, promising untold wealth to anyone gullible or naive enough to disclose their bank details. Mike asked us not to use his full name because he's dealing with some heavy cross-border criminals. Those who fall for the 419 cons are hoping for millions His group of volunteers at use their computer skills to fool the scammers, to disrupt their crimes, and to have some fun at the scammer's expense. Every day,...
  • $20,000,500,00 Liquified Gas Plant Account ('Nother Nigerian 419 Scam Alert)

    06/22/2004 1:40:56 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 19 replies · 210+ views
    Dear Friend, PROVISION OF BANK ACCOUNT TO DEPOSIT FUNDS I am Barrister Adeniji Johnson, principal Attorney to Daniel Amachree General Manager Finance of Nigeria LNG, World Class Liquified Gas Exporting Company. In November 2002, my client receieved gratification of Twenty Million,Five hundred thousand US Dollars ($20,500,000.00) from the contract awarded to foreign firms for the consrtuction of and maintenance of 250 Million (LPG)gas plant at Warri Refinery. Hence the Funds is under the custody of a security Firm in Nigeria for safe-keeping, I have been mandated by my client (Daniel Amachree ) to seek assistance of a trustworthy foreign...
  • I seek your concept (latest Nigerian scam is Beninian!)

    06/16/2004 9:45:51 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies · 663+ views
    "Barrister John" <> | June 16, 2004 | I seek your concept
    Utman & Kokuo Chambers Solicitors & Advocates. 06 BP 1409 Akpakpa Dodomey, Cotonou - Benin Republic. Tel/Fax:+229-601-480. Dear [Tolerance Sucks Rocks], I am Barrister John Kokuo, an attorney at law. First I must solicit your confidence in this transaction.Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day. A deceased client of mine, Mr Will Petrie, hereinafter, referred to as my clientele,who was a contractor with Emelite gold mining company here in Benin, a national of your country,...
  • Nigerian Scam with new wrinkle (Your relative died etc etc)

    04/29/2004 12:58:46 AM PDT · by GeronL · 9 replies · 295+ views
    e-mail ( | who knows
    Dear Looney, I am Barrisster Issa Agabi , I am the Personal Attorney to Engr.Michael Looney national of Your country, who used to work with Chevron Company in Nigeria. On the 21st of April 2001, my client, his wife and Their three children were involved in a car accident Along Sagamu/Lagos Express Road. Unfortunately they All Lost their liv es in the event of the accident, since Then I have made several enquiries to your Embassy to Locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his...
  • New version of the Nigerian scam

    03/10/2004 2:19:40 PM PST · by WinOne4TheGipper · 12 replies · 200+ views
    email | unknown | e-mail
    Dear Metz, I am Mr.Babatunde Douglas an accountant with one of the reputable banks in Nigeria. I am also an accounts officer to late Mr. Johnson Metz, a national of your country, who was a contractor with Shell Development Company in Nigeria. On the 1st of April 2001,Mr.Johnson, his wife and their two Children were involved in a car accident along Sagamu express road. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then we have been trying to locate any of Mr. Johnson’s extended relatives, but this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided...
  • Life, literature and intellectuals (Liberal Falls For Nigerian Bank Scam & Blames Bush!)

    01/06/2004 5:03:27 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies · 220+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 5, 2003 | Suzanne Fields
    <p>If you can't accuse a television producer of being an intellectual, you certainly can't describe a newspaper columnist as being one. Nevertheless, the Chutzpah Award for the year that just died must go to Polly Toynbee of London's daily Guardian for an enlightened rationalization and demonization that boils over like volcanic lava. Ms. Toynbee fell for the infamous Nigerian scam, and she had to find somebody to be mad at, and it couldn't be herself.</p>
  • Easy life turns tough on Nigeria's global con men -

    12/06/2003 4:48:20 PM PST · by UnklGene · 7 replies · 563+ views
    The Telegraph - UK ^ | December 7, 2003 | Philip Sherwell
    Easy life turns tough on Nigeria's global con men - (Filed: 07/12/2003) Professional fraudsters once fleeced gullible foreigners of thousands of pounds with ease. Now they are struggling to make money from their old tricks. Philip Sherwell in Lagos reports. With his gold rings, flashy watch and easy line in patter, Udo Akpan is every inch the professional conman. He slouches in his chair in a noisy bar in Lagos and reminisces about his 11-year career as a fraudster. It has been a good life, he says, one that has allowed him to support his wife and two children and...
  • Ebola Monkey Man: Pissing off Nigerian 419 Scammers One At a Time

    08/27/2003 9:55:20 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies · 1,639+ views
    ATTENTION: This site is dedicated to all the hardworking people who have either been scammed or annoyed by a Nigerian 419 Scam Artist. My intention is not to offend anyone. OK, that's a lie. My intention is to offend anyone who will sink low enough to take advantage of a hard working person. I love all people, except those that cause pain. If you are not a scammer and find this page offensive, use your head and please do not add it to your favorites section. Oh, and relax, it's all in good fun.WARNING!!!! SOME OF THESE SCAMS CONTAIN HARSH...
  • Scam Leaves Hill Staffer in the Red

    07/17/2003 9:58:58 PM PDT · by TheMole · 45 replies · 1,123+ views
    Roll Call (via CAS mailing list) ^ | July 16, 2003 | Damon Chappie
    Until last November, Krista Donahue considered herself a huge fan of credit unions. In 1998, working as a field director for Hill & Knowlton, she helped marshal support for legislation that expanded membership access to credit unions. After the bill became law, she was one of the first lobbyists to open an account with the Wright Patman Congressional Federal Credit Union, the 50-year-old financial institution serving House Members and staff. But since Donahue attempted to sell her car over the Internet last fall, a series of mysterious e-mails and phone calls from Nigeria, a craftily forged cashier’s check and a...
  • Request For Foreign Partner

    07/06/2003 6:45:08 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 3 replies · 156+ views
    Rich and Fertile Human Greed | July 6, 2003 | LIM
    Government Of Liberia, PLC Union House Marina Monrovia, Liberia. Request For Foreign Partner Dear President Bush, I sincerely write to seek your co-operation and trust to enable my colleagues and I carry out an urgent diplomatic opportunity in my department. I work in the government of Liberia PLC; currently I am President of this country. Due to unforeseen events I may soon be forced to abdicate this office. I have managed to transfer to numbered accounts in the Union Bank of Nigeria, my domiciliary account the total sum of $95.5 million ninety five million five hundred thousand USA Dollars, under...