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BobGPz
12-14-2005, 11:46 AM
Got this in my email today. Not sure if this is the best place to post for the Non-members, but if not, I'm sure George will move it to the correct place.
This is obviously a scam, but it says it got my name from THIS site.
Here's the letter.... so watch out you all.

From : Douglas Okoye.
Email Address: (douglasokoye04@yahoo.com)
Abidjan, Ivory Coast West Africa

Dearest ,

Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. I got your name and contact from this site ( www.sccoa.com).
I prayed over it and selected your name among other names due to its esteeming nature and the recommendations given to me as a reputable and trust worthy person that I can do business with and by the recommendation , I must not hesitate to confide in you for this simple and sincere business .

I am Douglas Okoye the only son of late Mr.and Mrs. Morgan Okoye. My father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant in Abidjan , the economic capital of Ivory coast, my father was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outings on business .
My mother died when I was a baby and since then my father took me so special. Before the death of my father on December 2004 in a private hospital here in Abidjan he secretly called me on his bed side and told me that he has the sum of (Six million, Two hundred thousand United State Dollars). USD($ 6.200,000) left in fixed deposit account in one of the prime bank here in Abidjan ,that he used my name as his only son for the next of Kin in depositing of the fund. He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his business associates. That I should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice where i will transfer this money and use it for investment purpose.

Dear, I am honourably seeking your assistance in the following ways:
(1) To provide an bank account where this money would be transferred into .
(2) To serve as a guardian of this fund since I am only 22years.
(3) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education because my father advice me to make sure that I finished my education before joinng any business venture.and also to secure a resident permit in your country.
Moreover, sir I am willing to offer you 10% of the total sum as compensation for your effort/ input after the successful transfer of this fund into your nominated account overseas.

Furthermore,please indicate your options towards assisting me as I believe that this
transaction would be concluded within seven working days, you signify your interest to assist me.
Anticipating to hear from you soon.

Thanks and God bless.

Best regards, Douglas Okoye .

NB: Please reply back through my private email (douglasokoye04@yahoo.com)

adpsmp
12-14-2005, 02:01 PM
I would hope no one would be gullable enough to fall for something that obvious...but they say there is a sucker born every minute....

blue94sc
12-14-2005, 02:10 PM
I recently have received two of these type of emails.
Couldn't figure out how they got my email address.
Tis the season!
Bill

rzibilske77
12-14-2005, 07:27 PM
i get these emails periodically, the last one was last week, i just erase them, its so obvious its a bunch of b/s.
Mine have never used sccoa(yet)..lol:rolleyes:

Jake
12-14-2005, 08:23 PM
I would hope no one would be gullable enough to fall for something that obvious...but they say there is a sucker born every minute....
I think they figure it were dumb enough to buy SC's then we'll buy anything :p .

35th SC
12-14-2005, 10:09 PM
I got the same e-mail and it specified SCCoA.com as the reference.

Mike

seawalkersee
12-14-2005, 10:57 PM
Woa...I just posted the EXACT same e-mail.

Chris

Mikessupercoupe
12-15-2005, 12:26 AM
I'VE RECIEVED TWO OF THESE IN THE LAST SIX MONTHS. NOT EXACTLY THE SAME BUT PRETTY MUCH ON THE SAME IDEA. THE LAST ONE WAS JUST THE OTHER DAY. THEY HAVE TO BE GETTING THE EMAIL ADDRESSES FROM OUR MEMBER PAGES.:mad:

BobGPz
12-15-2005, 11:10 AM
I think they figure it were dumb enough to buy SC's then we'll buy anything :p .
Hhahaha!! :D

Chris, I think George has put up an "Announcement" at the top of the forums warning about this. I didn't see it or the other posts about this before I posted too. :o

rallystang
12-27-2005, 03:49 PM
What can they gain from this information? I had a lady call me a few nights ago and said "I was targeted by an identity thief and they would like to get me my money back" then asked for some personal information which I would not give up.(bank acct #)

TwoToneThunder
02-13-2006, 09:40 AM
lets stone them to death

vytas
02-19-2006, 10:50 PM
the scam works generally like this --- you are offered a huge amount of money for some innocent service --- but then once you get involved - you are asked to pay a small fee ---- then another ----and then another --- then you may even be approached by actual person in US or Canada --- pretending to be some bank's representative --- they have it all worked out--paperwork..documents..limo's even --eventually, the millions are of course coming -- but there is always one more small fee -- some people get taken real bad --- to the tune of tens of thousands.

I think they simply send broadcast spam emails - and hope for a few hits. I get them all the time under various email addresses. They appear to come from either West Africa (asking to help in banking transfer), China ( company representative needed) or the UK ( lottery winnings). It's pretty funny !! They all offer huge money for doing nothing - all you need to do is pay a small fee. ( kind of reminds me of penny stock traders....lol)

Cheers !!