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Dec 27, 2018 02:35:17   #
GARGLEBLASTER
 
This one comes from Korea. Note the spelling of "UINTED NATIONS" and he also asks me to "contact me back" and signs himself with the very convincing name of John Smith.:

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Subject: ATTENTION BENEFICIARY
To: Recipients <SYS0101@hnkkorea.com>
From: UINTED NATIONS <SYS0101@hnkkorea.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:23:27 +0100
Reply-To: barristerjohsmith02@gmail.com

Attention:=20

UINTED NATIONS <SYS0101@hnkkorea.com>

01:12 (7 hours ago)


Attention:

I am Barrister John Smith, the new attorney with United Nation, I am writing to notify you of a payment file containing funds that has been issued out to you by the Federal Ministry of Finance in-conjunction with the United Nation/International Monetary Fund (IMF).

I am new in this office and I have orders from the United Nation/International Monetary Fund (IMF) and United State Government to contact beneficiaries and make sure they receive their payment via ATM Master Card or Bank to Bank Transfer.

Please, Can you kindly tell me the reason of your delay concerning the delivery/transfer of your funds and Why you have decide to abandon your payment worth of $12.5 million USD? If you fail to contact me back on or before 72 hours, we shall cancel the delivery/transfer of your funds and return your funds back to government reserve account, your delivery/transfer process is still pending.

If you are ready to receive your payment then make sure to contact me back on your choice, Also make sure when contacting me you are to fill out the below information correctly.

Full Name:................... Home/Office Address:................... Cell/Mobile Phone Numbers:...................Nearest Air Port:??????????.

Yours Sincerely,
Barrister John Smith

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Dec 27, 2018 05:48:56   #
foathog
 
"HE" says he's "new in this office". It appears that he's new to the English language too. LOL Anyone one who falls for that crap DESERVES to be taken.

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Dec 27, 2018 05:54:49   #
Largobob
 
Thanks for posting. I already completed my reply with full information to process my claim.

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Dec 27, 2018 05:56:23   #
f8lee
 
I remember reading in one of the geek mags many years ago (perhaps Byte, for those who recall it) a piece about the scammers' motives. It said that, according to MI5, on an average week 6 people showed up in the lobby of the hotel in London where they were supposed to meet that famous Nigerian prince to collect their share of his fabulous wealth.

Think about it - that's how many peple were stupid enough to fall for the (to any intelligent person) obvious scam. Obviously, when emailing is free, these shit stains who do it can send out literally hundreds of millions of them and know that there are idiots who will fall for their BS. It was because of things like this that a proposal was put forth to charge a tiny fraction of a penny for every email sent by anyone - the idea being that for normal folks the annual "bill" would amount to being $.2 but for scumbags it would add up since they send out so many.

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Dec 27, 2018 06:15:24   #
Architect1776 (a regular here)
 
foathog wrote:
"HE" says he's "new in this office". It appears that he's new to the English language too. LOL Anyone one who falls for that crap DESERVES to be taken.



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Dec 27, 2018 06:21:33   #
edwdickinson
 
I received the same email. Are you trying to tell me I'm not getting my 12.5 million?

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Dec 27, 2018 06:37:35   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
You might laugh, but suppose it's legit.

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Dec 27, 2018 06:46:28   #
catchlight.. (a regular here)
 
LOL 1000 times... anyone who falls for this deserves the consequences unless the are handicapped or elderly. Amazing

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Dec 27, 2018 06:46:29   #
Dalek (a regular here)
 
I guess they have moved from Nigeria to Korea, Hmmm I never get the money

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Dec 27, 2018 07:05:53   #
Bunko.T
 
jerryc41 wrote:
You might laugh, but suppose it's legit.


You never get anything for nothing.

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Dec 27, 2018 07:25:26   #
fourg1b2006
 
I got these emails awhile ago. Today i'm a very rich man hahahah..just kidding. Don't fall for this garbage.

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Dec 27, 2018 10:14:10   #
Sunnely (a regular here)
 
Yours Sincerely,
Barrister John Smith[/quote]

Folks, got a confession to make. John Smith is a friend of mine. He works at Starbucks and makes damn good coffee. This must be one of his concoctions.

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Dec 27, 2018 11:22:54   #
DirtFarmer (a regular here)
 
Just to address the thread title:
I don't believe Korea is really much of a weird place. And the scams come from everywhere, even the USofA

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Dec 27, 2018 13:30:24   #
Almostageezer
 
Wonder if that is North Korea or South Korea?

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Dec 27, 2018 15:32:24   #
Harry0 (a regular here)
 
Scams will always be avail. Human nature- it's more fun to get over to get ahead.
These scams depend on one basic premise- can I convince you to be a crook? A thief?
Once that happens you don't deserve respect or sympathy. Especially to them.
Rant:
I've got an in-law that likes to pull the "Biz Man's Lunch Scam", even on family gathers.
At the restaurant, the bill comes. He wants our help for his breakout business. If we pay cash to him, he'll use his business card to pay it, as a tax deduction. We all agree, right? He counts the money, looks sad- "Somebody is a little light here! Can everybody add a little more, to cover tax and tip?!?!" Everybody looks at each other. This is LA. Tip is 15%, tax is 10%, so my $20 meal costs $25, and I already put $30 into the pool. Drop a tenner in the hat with everyone else. He recounts, "That's better!" gets up and pays the bill. 2 other guys and I talk- the only time the underpay happens is when this guy does this. December 24th, 15 of us eating. He pulls it again, and we're ready. Each guy stated the meal cost and the payment. Wife and I ate lite- a $28 bill, and I dropped a pair of $20. Hmm, the only people that don't pay are Mr Business and his haughty wife.
Yes, we agreed to assist him with a tax scam that gives him and his wife a free meal and some extra cash along with a nice deduction. We pay a minor part of our taxes to help subsidize cheats like this. He doesn't respect those who go along with him, nor likes those that don't.

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