Please... spammed on AR???

So I have been getting old recycled spam lately. You know the one.. the story of the overseas person contacting you about how you can help them inherit a fortune and if you help you get a split of that fortune. Only thing is you have to put up so much money to prove you are able to be trusted, or some other reason you need to give them cash.

I have begun getting this email over and over again lately. mostly because of my blogging and online networking. But now I get this same email here at Activerain!

Here it is for those of you unfamiliar with this scam:

Name:Mr.Yetumu.
Email Address:mrbyetumu1@yahoo.fr
Subject:Urgent Reply.
IP:41.207.162.1
Message:Dear Sir,

I know that this message will come to you as a surprise. I am Mr,Biko Yetumu, the director of Accountant for the Bills and Credits in the Foreign Remittance Department of Ecobank, Here in Lome Togo.

I got your contact through an international web directory,Your profile made me to contact you because I was searching for a reliable and trustwordthy person who can not betray me, because I have been praying to my God to direct me to the rightful person to entrust this fund to.

There was one of our client Mr.John BRIANT, A United States Citizen Who died on 29 January 2002 in a plane crash which also claimed the life of his only child, Who untill death was the next of kin to the fathers money in our bank ECO-BANK.

I am the only director that knows his bank's information, because he use to be my good friend when he was alive,He left about (US$5.5Million)in his account.

At this juncture I want to transfer this US$5.5Million into the account you wish to nominate. I will do the paper work here claiming that you are the next of kin to this client, and that you want to transfer the sum into your account abroad.

If we employ the service of a highly Accredited Lawyer that means it will take us only 8-10 working days to transfer this money into your nominated account because He will change the data and information in
the file of the deceased as to enable us transfer it swiftly.He will also arrange for the affidavit of support from Ministry of Justice claiming that you are the right beneficiary of this fund.

I will give you 30% of the total sum of the US$5.5Million for assisting me 5% expencess that will come out in this transation 5% will be donate to the charity. Upon receipt of your reply,I will give you full details on how the business will be executed this transaction.

I Hope that you will not expose or betray this trust and confident that i repose on you.Rebember the transaction is 100% free risk if you will only follow up my instruction and advice.

Yours Faithfully,
Mr.Yetumu.
Email:mrbyetumu1@yahoo.fr
Tel:002289063512.

N.B: PLEASE DO FORWARD ME YOUR PRIVATE TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBER INCASE I NEED URGENT CONVERSATION WITH YOU.

If you get this, or anything like it, send a copy of it to your ISP's abuse email. Most of them are abuse@ISPname.com or spam@ISPname.com. They can help block the spam and if it is coming on the same server actually block the server.

And remember that this is a hoax just seeking your money.

Ed Nailor - Providing money for Charlotte home purchases

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Rainer
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Tony Grego, 317-663-4173 #1 Trade Association for Alternative Inv
REISA - 317-663-4173 - Indianapolis, IN

I get about six emails that look like this everyday.

I figure that I will save them all and collect at the end of the summer then hit it real big

 

Tony

Feb 28, 2008 03:08 PM #1
Rainer
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Mike Gambino
Prudential Patterson Realtors - Florissant, MO
GRI
These e-mails always make me wonder how many fools reply.  Certainly there must be enough that do for them to keep sending out the e-mails.  As much as the news and web inform people about these scams, there are always some that think maybe it's true.
Feb 28, 2008 04:00 PM #2
Rainer
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Jolynne Photography, Creative Wedding Photography, Family Portraits, Bar Mitzvahs
Jolynne Photography - Hemet, CA
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Biko emailed you, too? Man...he's got a lot of very wealthy clients. Maybe we're in the wrong business. :)
Feb 28, 2008 07:02 PM #3
Rainer
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Jolynne Photography, Creative Wedding Photography, Family Portraits, Bar Mitzvahs
Jolynne Photography - Hemet, CA
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Biko emailed you, too? Man...he's got a lot of very wealthy clients. Maybe we're in the wrong business. :)
Feb 28, 2008 07:02 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Carol Culkin, ReeceNichols
ReeceNichols Real Estate - Overland Park, KS
Overland Park Residential Real Estate

I was just sitting down to write a post on this because I got one of these emails today  subject line reads: Please Reply Urgent. (Sent via Activerain).

I did an AR search first before posting, and found that you already put out the message. Thanks for spreading the word.

Feb 29, 2008 12:26 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Sandra Workman
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Kankakee, IL
BBA, Broker, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR, CNE, ePRO, CNHS
Thanks for the ISP tip, I send these e-mails to spam, but more and more come through daily.  I signed up for another site that I read about on AR and now I'm getting even more.  One even said "I'm contacting you after viewing your profile on Active Rain, your help is urgently needed."
Feb 29, 2008 12:29 AM #6
Rainer
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Naoma Doriguzzi - Virginia Beach, VA
Nothing but junk emails! I hate getting these! Delete...Delete... Don't they have anything better to do?
Feb 29, 2008 12:56 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

The good old Nigerian or 411 spam letter. Most of these emails come from the free email accounts like Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, etc. If you forward the email with all of the header information to the email account (e.g., abuse@yahoo.com), they will check it out and cancel the account. Also check inside the email, they will sometimes put in their real emal address for you to give a response. Send an abuse email to that ISP too. It probably won't stop them from coming, but at least you will have gotten one off the street even if it is only for a short period of time.

What I do now is "Blacklist" them with my spam killer program. Now I don't ever have to deal with them any more.

Good Post!

Feb 29, 2008 03:44 AM #8
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