Email Scam Informative - Beware of yet another email scam

Review by 39744 on 2007-09-30
Here's the latest email scam that made it to my inbox today (I deleted the email address and phone # before posting here):

From Mr. Udo James.
Telephone + 27 74 117 xxxx.


My name is James Udo, the elder son of Mr. Tami Moboyo Udo of Zimbabwe .
This might be a surprise to you about where I got your contact address. I got your address from the South African Chamber of Commerce in Johannesburg , South Africa .

During the current war against the farmers in Zimbabwe from the supports of our President Robert Mugabe to claim all the white-owned farms to his party members and his followers, he ordered all white farmers to surrender all farms to his party members and his followers.

My father is One of the best farmers in our country and because he did not support Mugabes ideas,Mugabes supports invaded my fathers farm and burnt everything in the farm,killing my father and made away with a lot of items in my fathers farm.

Before his death, my father had deposited with of the Security Company in Johannesburg, South Africa the sum of US$25,5 MILLION (TWENTY FIVE MILLION FIVE HUNDERD THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS). After the death of my father, we decided to move to the Republic of South Africa where he had deposited the money in the Security Company as valuables.

So I decided to contact overseas firm or a private Individual that will assist me to move this money out of South Africa because as asylum seekers we are not allowed to operate any Bank Account within South Africa . We have agreed to offer you 25% of the total sum for your assistance, while 75% will be for me and my family to invest in your country.You can reach my Mother on this number but please note that she does not speak much of English. Please do email us through the below email address.

Tel+ 27 74 117 xxxx

Thanks and God bless.
Comments:26 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-10-05
Posted by D. on 2007-09-30:
LOL..what next? Thanks for the post.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-09-30:
I guess these people have no life other than trying to steal?

Thanks for the info..
Posted by D on 2007-09-30:
Hey basher.... I told you that million dollar check was good! James Udo says so..
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-09-30:
These stupid a$$ Nigerians will keep at it as long as there are people stupid enough to fall for it. Report all these scams to spam@uce.gov. They used to do it by sending you a letter, now they use the Internet. They are truly a bunch of morons.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-09-30:
Super, did you see the report CNN did on them?
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-09-30:
Yes, MSNBC did a good report also. If people would stop spending money with spammers, spam would go away. If people would stop giving the Nigerians money they would go away. Simple solution to the problems.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-09-30:
It just makes me wonder what the he11 people do think about? Know what I mean?
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-09-30:
One time I called one of the morons and played him for weeks. He was my best and only friend for weeks, wanted me to meet him in London, the works. When I was done playing him I sent him and email telling him I was really undercover FBI, the end.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-09-30:
They survive on our greed. As long as they can find a greedy mark they will stay at it.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-09-30:
There is most definitely no shortage of greedy people.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-09-30:
Thanks for the info super, I always just mark these as spam email but now I'll forward the information on as well.
Posted by S on 2007-09-30:
Unfortunately there are still folks out there that fall for these scams.... Which is why we are still seeing them...
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-09-30:
How do we know it's not just a couple of guys smokin' some roaches trying to play head games with the internet community? Zimbabwe, Didn't these guys figure using another name more remote would have been almost convincing? Zimbabwe, a popular sounding name for the gullable.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-09-30:
How do we know it's not just the Gestapo?

The Gestapo was established on April 26, 1933, in Prussia, from the existing organization of the Prussian Secret Police. The Gestapo was first simply a branch of the Prussian Police known as “Department 1A of the Prussian State Police”.
Heinrich Himmler (left) chief of the SS, with Adolf Hitler (right)
Its first commander was Rudolf Diels, who recruited members from professional police departments and ran the Gestapo as a federal police agency, comparable to several modern examples such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States. The Gestapo’s role as a political police force was only established after Hermann Göring was appointed to succeed Diels as Gestapo commander in 1934. Göring urged the Nazi government to extend Gestapo power beyond Prussia to encompass all of Germany. In this Göring was mostly successful except in Bavaria, where Heinrich Himmler (head of the SS) served as the Bavarian police president and used local SS units as a political police force.
In April 1934, Göring and Himmler agreed to put aside their differences (due in large part to a combined hatred of the Sturmabteilung (SA)) and Göring transferred full authority over the Gestapo to the SS. At that point, the Gestapo was incorporated into the Sicherheitspolizei and considered a sister organization of the Sicherheitsdienst.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2007-10-01:
got mine in my g-mail today
Posted by S. on 2007-10-01:
How disappointing! I thought I was the only one that James Udo contacted. I'm hurt--absolutely crushed that I may have to split my windfall with others.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2007-10-01:
ponie, just donate my part to the Shrine Hospitals.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-02:
Lidman ... pass that one to Art Bell
Posted by D on 2007-10-02:
I just got an e-mail telling me I just won the Toyota national lottery . 500,000 english pounds. All I have to do is send them my routing number....
Posted by DigitalCommando on 2007-10-02:
500,000 pounds of what, fat, dirt, fur?
Posted by D on 2007-10-02:
Maybe 500,ooo pounds of horsh*t.. I dunno..LOL

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-02:
OF - It's almost worth opening an account for a few weeks just to see what would happen!
Posted by D. on 2007-10-02:
Oh what a feeling!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-02:
500,000 pounds of Spam spam spam spam spam Sausage eggs and spam with spam toast and spam spam spam
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-05:
Today I received one from Wang HongZhang, Chief Disciplinary Officer, Peoples Bank of China. I wonder what a Chief Disciplinary Officer does?
Posted by D on 2007-10-05:
I just got one today from the UN office for the legal affairs telling me that I am an heir to a fortune...

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