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Would you fall for this Scam ?

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Would you fall for this Scam ?

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I am ANGELINA LAWTON, 63 Years Old Woman and Wife of Late ROBERT LAWTON
who died on the 13th of March 2011 after a brief illness. After the Death
of my husband I became the Head of his investment and I have decided to
spend the rest of my life in my Ranch before I finally join him in his
resting place. Presently, I have willed out almost all of our assets to
several Charity Homes and to some of the Less Privilege in different
Countries because I have no seed of my own to inherit if you are wondering
what the reason for My Generosity might be it is because I have no one to
inherit it as my late husband and I had no child due to my barrenness
which was not an issue because we loved each other even till death.
The sum of Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds is
currently in a Dormant Account with 1OneWorld Mobile and Internet Bank Plc
and can be yours if you want it to be, there is no hidden agenda and you
absolutely have nothing to worry about. The Account which the Money is
deposited is Currently Dormant and has been for over One year now, which
means you might be ask by the Bank to Pay for the Account Activation Fee
before they can begin the Transfer Process of the Money to your Account.
If you think you are capable and up to the task of handling the Transfer
of the Money to your Own Personal or Business Account anywhere in the
World and receive after 24hours of Transfer, then all you have to do is
contact the International Transfer Department of the Bank with this Email
(aaabbbccc@).
When Contacting them, be sure to send them your Full Name, Contact
Address, Occupation, Date of Birth and Phone Number alongside this
Transaction Pin Code (xxxyyyzzz), as soon as they see the
Transaction Pin Code, you will be directed to the Agent in charge of the
Account who will assist you in the Transfer Process of the Money and be
sure to ask them how much is the Account Activation Fee, the Account was
opened and Cash Money Deposited on the 4th of July 2013, also ask them to
show you proof of Cash Deposit on that day before you continue with the
Transaction, make sure you have received and verify the date on the Proof
of Cash Deposit Certificate, remember, the Cash was deposited on the 4th
of July 2013 (4/7/2013).
I hope this finds you in good health and I also Pray this Money brings you
more success and Peace of Mind as this is the only email you will ever
receive from me, it is up to you now.
Yours Faithfully,
Angelina Lawton.

Great British Pounds !!!
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Re: Would you fall for this Scam ?

Sadly some greedy people fall for this guff otherwise the practise would die away.
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Re: Would you fall for this Scam ?

Fall for it?......I wrote it!!
Do you think it was too flowery?
Oh well, back to..."Hello, my name is Dr Jonathan Umbabwe, and I am administering the last will and testament of....." Grin
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Re: Would you fall for this Scam ?

Def. where do I send all my (non existent) money to?  Grin Wink
jab1
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Re: Would you fall for this Scam ?

Cry I never seem to get these so inviting emails - even on my old TT accounts, which do get the PPI/Gas boiler/car hire &c rubbish.
I'm frankly amazed that these things are still doing the rounds, but as AlaricAdair says, sadly some people must still be responding to them.
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Re: Would you fall for this Scam ?

Quote from: AlaricAdair
Sadly some greedy people fall for this guff otherwise the practise would die away.

I can never understand quite how people fall for it to be honest. They always stink of the word scam to me and apparently i'm as tick as two shorties.
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
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Re: Would you fall for this Scam ?

No
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Re: Would you fall for this Scam ?

Quote from: 7up
I can never understand quite how people fall for it to be honest..

To be honest I can.
Some people who have been brought up to be honest and trustworthy can expect others to be likewise.
They may not be as worldly wise as others and not have taken onboard the various messages put out regarding spam emails of this kind.
They may be old with failing mental faculties and easily confused.
The scammers out there know these people exist and prey on them for considerable financial gain.
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Re: Would you fall for this Scam ?

Just another variation on the advance fee fraud, aka Nigeria 419.
Surprised it mentioned the advance fee already though - usually they wait a bit before telling you some unexpected fee needs to be paid for the non-existent money.
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Re: Would you fall for this Scam ?

I think they're using this approach to make it look more credible, saying there is money to be paid upfront, implying a degree of honesty about it.
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Re: Would you fall for this Scam ?

Quote from: Strat
Quote from: 7up
I can never understand quite how people fall for it to be honest..

To be honest I can.
Some people who have been brought up to be honest and trustworthy can expect others to be likewise.

I was brought up to be honest and trustworthy yet I am still aware of people out there who are scammers and i can still sniff one out a mile off.
Honestly considering i'm supposed to be such a dunce i wonder how i'm so streetwise and yet apparently many with money (who are supposed to be of superior intelligence) fall for this sort of thing and then loose thousands.
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
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Re: Would you fall for this Scam ?

The answer might, in some cases be, easy come easy go, or in other cases simply greed.
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Re: Would you fall for this Scam ?

didn't think dormant accounts require a "fee" to re-activate?
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Re: Would you fall for this Scam ?

They might if it's a Nigerean bank - if it even exists.  Wink Crazy
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Re: Would you fall for this Scam ?

why bother even taking the time to read these type of e-mails.... add as spam
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