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2007-11-09 19:56:10 -

Compliments and please accept my highest regards and esteem. I'm sending you this business proposal having gone through my serious search in the internet even through this medium (Internet) has been greatly abused, I choose to reach you through it because it still remains the fastest, surest and above all the most secured medium of communication. This project requires an urgent and reliable foreigner for proper handling and smooth execution hence your choice.

I am the auditor-general in one of the prime banks in Conakry, I have under my custody the total sum of $8.5M from the account of a deceased who died in the United Nation special court detention few weeks ago, he's by name ( Late Chief Sam Hinga Norman ) he was the Former Defense Minister of Sierra Leone , I discovered from my record that the above mentioned deceased has no WILL or Heir and no other person knows about this funds , Hence it became imperative to seek for a reliable foreigner therefore I am soliciting for your assist to transfer aforementioned funds into your account since this fund can only be approved to a foreigner who has adequate information to lay the claim as the beneficiary of the fund. Be assured that the necessary information required to establish this claim will be made available to you in due time, I will make sure all modalities will be put in place to ensure the successful transfer of the fund to your nominated account.

I have equally decided for optimum result that this transaction will be based completely on the following terms and conditions strictly; 55% of the fund will come to me and 45% goes to you.

I assure you the fullest and absolute co-operation and a hitch-free operation in this regards. I equally guarantee you total protection throughout this transaction. You are indeed very free to ask questions you dime necessary for further clarification and please endeavor to keep secret all the information concerning this transaction.


Mr Mohammed Saidu.

2007-04-04 22:53:49 -
(Part 2)

i've gotten this email for the second time this year. If you read on, you'll likely deduce what i've deduced... it's an attempt to pull unsuspecting recipients into a money laundering scheme:

From: Kayla
To: Bobby
Subject: Receivables clerk - part-time position with a foreign asset management company
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 23:05:15 +0000 (GMT)

The receivables clerk position is commission-based, and it will typically take up to 6 hours per week to complete your tasks. Your core responsibility will be to receive the funds from our US investors into your designated bank account, reconcile the payments with your supervisor as required and transfer specified funds into our managed investment accounts. You will be in charge of contacting your bank in order to obtain transfer status information, confirmations and account activity reports, as well as handling daily communications with your bank. You should be able to perform your duties during regular business hours.

You will receive a 2% flat-rate commission from the gross amount of each transfer that is remitted into your designated account (for instance, if $20,000 is credited into your account, you will be retaining a commission of $400). Your commission is available immediately, so there is no need to wait for the payroll check in the end of the month. You can expect to handle up to $100,000 per month at this position, generating pre-tax earnings of up to $2,000 per month.

From the tax aspect, you will be paying your income tax, either as an individual or as a business entity, calculated as a percentage of the commissions received for fulfilling your duties. It should be understood that it is your sole responsibility to report your incomes to the IRS. Being a foreign legal entity, ICRA is unable to withhold your income tax on your behalf.

You will be receiving the investment funds exclusively from our US clients via secure electronic Wire transfer used by major US banks for funds and securities settlement. This means that no funds will be deposited into your account unless the transaction is reviewed and confirmed by the remitting and recipient banks. Thus, there is no financial risk on your end. You will never be required to cash a check, make a remittance before the funds are cleared into your account or engage into any other financially risky activity.

In order to qualify for the position, you must be a permanent US resident aged 21 and above. It is recommended that you set up a separate bank account for the receivables service (a list of preferred banks is available). However, you may also use an existing account.
Since all communication with your supervisor will be handled via email/fax/phone, you should have full-time access to these facilities and be available for communication in regular business hours. It should also be underlined that business owners utilizing business bank accounts will be subject to higher receivables turnover, and thus, higher commissions.

You can submit your resume for this position at:

Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. Please use the following vacancy code: ICRA0704. Per our privacy policy, your information will be kept confidential and will nit be used for any other solicitations.

You can also submit any inquiries online at:

2007-04-04 22:52:09 -
i've gotten this email for the second time this year. If you read on, you'll likely deduce what i've deduced... it's an attempt to pull unsuspecting recipients into a money laundering scheme:

From: Kayla
To: Bobby
Subject: Receivables clerk - part-time position with a foreign asset management company
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 23:05:15 +0000 (GMT)

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to inquire on your availability for part-time employment.

Nominated as Russia's most innovative real estate development company in 2005 by RBC Daily, ICRA Development Co. (ICRA) is headquartered in Moscow, Russia. Currently, the company is looking for responsible and motivated team-players to occupy part-time receivables clerk positions in the United States. As a receivables clerk, you will process and facilitate real estate investment funds transfers initiated by our US clients, reporting directly to the regional receivables manager. A successful candidate is an efficient communicator who is also
comfortable with numbers. Previous book-keeping or clerical experience is considered as a major advantage. College education or any entrepreneurial experience is another plus.

No relocation is required from a successful candidate, and 90% of the job can done at your home or office. This opening is a great opportunity for a candidate looking for an efficient trade-off between workload and compensation, such as senior citizens or self-employed individuals.

ICRA is a real estate investment company who is also licensed to perform real estate trust and fund management activities in Russian Federation. Currently, the company is launching a closed-end mutual fund that will invest into commercial real estate property acquisitions and development around Russia. ICRA is dedicated to providing investors reduced risk and superior returns through its extensive experience of developing and managing real estate properties. Due to the high risks associated with such investments, this opportunity is only open to qualified purchasers as defined by defined by Rule 501 of Regulation D of the US S.E.C.

To learn more about our company, please visit us online at

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2006-07-15 23:17:15 - Mrs. U
Rec'd an email from JP Morgan Chase Bank "phishing" for name and other acct info

2004-05-05 16:25:54 -
We are getting allot of suuport@citibank,

2004-04-13 00:46:50 -
I recently received the following FRAUDULENT e-mail!
Please investigate.

At 11:13 PM +0200 04/12/04, wrote:
Received: from by vml with SMTP; Mon, 12 Apr 2004 16:07:57 -0400
X-Header-Overseas: Mail.from.Overseas.source.
X-Originating-IP: []
Received: from JACKIE ([])
by (8.12.10/8.12.10) with SMTP id i3CK7AYF360734;
Mon, 12 Apr 2004 16:07:40 -0400
X-Message-Info: BWHQxGF16rE0YtlJ8JwjdK5N0D9s46ED
Received: from ([]) by with Microsoft SMTPSVC(5.0.2195.6824);
Mon, 12 Apr 2004 18:09:35 -0300
Received: from (imprint3 [])
by (1.34.2/9.16.8) with ESMTP id q4DN2du61121
for ; Mon, 12 Apr 2004 19:12:35 -0200 GMT
Received: (from r1actaeon@localhost)
by (1.15.3/0.68.2) id s8RI6xa73609;
Mon, 12 Apr 2004 14:15:35 -0700 GMT
X-Authentication-Warning: k2idiosyncrasy set sender to using -f
MIME-Version: 1.0
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 23:13:35 +0200
From: ""
Subject: Verify your E-mail with Citibank
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;

Content-Type: text/html;

Will someone please apprehend and prosecute this scumbag?
You must think people really stupid... I know I'm not THAT stupid.
Die you fraud! A long slow painful death... Bloodclot!
I know I'd never do business with a bank that asked me to send my PIN
over the internet.

Content-Type: text/html;

Dear Citibank Member,

This email was sent by the Citibank server to verify your E-mail
address. You must complete this process by clicking on the link
below and entering in the small window your Citibank ATM/Debit
Card number and PIN that you use on ATM.

This is done for your protection - because some of our members
no longer have access to their email addresses and we must
verify it.

To verify your E-mail address and access your bank account,
click on the link below:


Thank you for using Citibank


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