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Old 21 Jan 2007
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Strange Email from an account in the Hubb

Hi there,

Don't know if this is worth reporting, but I just got a strange email from someone registered on the HUBB. It looks like spam, and there might not be anything you can do, but in case you need to know I'm reporting it. Email:

please l will like you to mail me at (komoa40@*****.com) for something very important now.
waiting to hear from you
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Anything weird is worth reporting, thanks!

This could be anything, including something legit from someone whose English isn't so good. OR it could be all kinds of bad things. It's probably not legit, but no guarantees. Could be a Nigerian scam!

He does NOT appear to be registered - no one with that email.

Try creating a new Hotmail/Yahoo disposable address and reply for fun. Don't let him know where you got his email, just write and say "You wanted me to email you about something important?"

Or just ignore it. If he tries again it's probably legit.

PM me with the results please!
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Hi Grant,

Thanks for the reply.

I've sent an email to see what happens, hopefully something fun!

I can give you the username and email registered on the account if you want. I haven't posted it here in case it is genuine ...

Thanks
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I am about to become VERY rich

Yes it looks like I can start my trip early .... below the contents of the email I got in reply. It was sent my HUBB member godisgreat710 for your interest

Dear Sir,

lnfact am very excited for your quick responce,please l will like you to accept an offer from me which l believe will turn our life arround,infact each time l see you on that site l always have this feelings that l like you and since then l have been thinking that l will mail you concerning this important offer.
I PRAY THAT ALMIGHTY GOD IN HIS INFINITY MERCY WILL HELP YOU IN ALL YOUR ENDEAVOUR IN LIFE AS YOU WANT TO HELP ME OUT OF THIS UNBEARABLE DISASTER THAT HAS BEEN DISTURBING MY FUTURE. I PRAY FOR GODS FAVOUR AS YOU HELP ME.

I am Komoa Paul, The only child of late Mr and Mrs Komoa, My Late father was a very wealthy Cocoa merchant based in Abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory Coast before he was poisoned to death by his Business Associates on one of their outing to discuss on a business deal.

When my mother died on the 21st october 2001, my father took me so special because i am motherless. Before the death of my father on 24th Octobre 2006 in a private hospital here in Abidjan.

He secretly called me on his bedside and told me that he has a sum of (US$6,500,000.00)six million five hundred thousand united states dollars) left in a suspense account in a Local Bank here in Abidjan, that he used my name as his only son for the next of kin in deposit 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 ,(such as real estate management), Am 20 year old.Dear, i am honourably seeking your assistance in the following ways .

1) To provide a new Bank Account where this money would be transfered.
2) To serve as the guardian of this fund.
3) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education and to secure a residential permit for me in your country.
Moreover, dear, i am willing to offer you 20% of the total sum as compensation for your effort input after the successful transfer of this fund to your nominated account oversea.

I have the believe that one day I will become a person in life if you could help me out of this big disaster, I pray that God will also help you, (amen).Please contact me immediately if you're interested to assist me & l will give you the bank contact so you to call them and ask whatever you wish to ask them about this money my late father left for me and the bank director told me he will send all the original documents of this money to you immediately you agree to receive the money into your account.

Hoping to hear from you soonest.

Thanks And God Bless.

Best regards.
Komoa Paul.
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yep, that's the Nigerian scam!

I'll ban his ass.
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419 scam

Try a search on "419 scam" in any search engine.
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Make My Day!

Ollie,
I get this kind of mail every other day and I have a folder for them;
They're filed under "Jokes"!

I would have been a zillionaire by now if every mail/deal is true!
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Of course .......

Yes I know its a fraud and I know there is tonnes of spam, the only reason I reported it is because it came from a HUBB member.
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