Hope we all know this is bogus, I reported it to the HubPages abuse center:
Rita Dominic, (firstname.lastname@example.org) rita4u on HubPages
has sent you this message.
(email address not verified)
From Rita Dominic,
AV 332 rue 1269
Cote D Ivoire Abidjan,
Dear beloved one,
I know that this mail will come to you as a surprise but in brief introduction I am Sister Rita Dominic From Monrovia
Republique of Liberia, presentely I am in neighbouring Country Abidjan Cote D Ivory West African where my late father
deposited the money for ownworld transfer,
I'm contacting you to assist me transfer my inheritage fund wish my late father deposited before his death, My father
was formally the director of the Liberian Gold Mining Cooperation, and because of his position the ruling party poison
my late father in collaborating with my uncle,
But before the death of my father in private hospital, He told me about a sum of ($2,500.000.00 Million united state
dollars, which he deposited with my name as the only child in a neighbouring country called Cote d’Ivoire. Presently I
have arrived to Cote d’Ivoire Abidjan. This is why I have decided to contact you seeking your assistance to help me
transfer out my money to your care for and investment purpose and to continues my education as my late father
instructed me, after which I will come over to Live with you, and continue my living and education there in your country.
please i am a motherless child i lost my mother when she was giveing birth to me,
Dear for your urgent assistnce on this transfer i am willing to offer you 15% of the total fund, for you time and effort on
this transaction, Please I will like you to send to me your following personal and contact information’s as in: this will
aneble me to introduce you to the Bank as the Bank told me that i will prensent to them my late father foriegn partner
wish will be provided by me, contact me email@example.com
1. Your full Name.
2. Your private phone and fax number
3) your age and your occupation
From Rita Dominic
Go ahead and answer it and see how many telemarketer calls you get. That would be the least of your worries if you fall for this one.
I really love the way she validates herself as a Sister of some order then wants you to conspire with her to get some money.
I just saw her on another forum...her name was mentioned, and quoted.
Haven't recieved that but yea that is total SPAM
There is also a spammer in the forums like this is some sort of dating website. *gag*
hmm, no I did not see this, just the recent streaker spamming the forums now with her email, etc.... it's a crazy world.
come on, elisabeth.
two and half mil? quite tempting.
perhaps a hub??
plus she wants to come live with me, now how could I pass that up?? you're right, it does sound like a hub, hmm...
multi-million dollar roommates...
it gets more tempting by the minute!
You contact her then blue dog and long time no talk dude!
took your suggestion and wrote a short hub about this, blue dog, thanks for the idea!
Haven't received this one for a while but this one and several like it have made the rounds several times in the past 10 years or so - guess there's a new crop every so often.
I, and at least one other hubber I know of though, have received several emails purporting to be from young women in an Ethiopian or some other) refugee camp looking for "friendship, a long term relationship" and someone to help free them from durance vile.
At first I thought it was a rather sad mistake, and that I had been targeted because I posted a comment to one of Mark Knowles hubs - sincere apologies, Mark! It had nothing to do with your site, LOL - but having received several with very similar wording, I now believe it's a scam to wring money from people who they hope are gullible enough to want to help "free" these young women.
Be very afraid - there's another scam born every minute
When you get emails from someone at HubPages via the contact form, there's a link at the bottom for reporting spam. This is exactly the sort of email that deserves that click.
Thanks blue dog, I don't think I will completely recover from the events until my Papa actually passes on instead of staying on earth and suffering.
so far, I'm the only one who got this particular message, looked up her user name, she has no pic, hubs or fans
The "motherless child" thing is a "nice touch". I can't say I've see that one before.
This is the oldest SCAM on the internet and similar ones are always coming from Africa, especially Nigeria
Reporting them is usless since a "friend of a friend" will start a new one
A friend of mine received almost the same email about 5 years back. Beware, they might make an attempt to transfer some cash from your bank account to their's by getting PIN and passwords using such personal info and in case you would have fallen for this and have sent this info, I am sure there would have been another mail from this particular sender asking for more personal info regarding your bank accounts.
So are you telling me that I shouldn't have quit my job because I'm not getting my money?
Are you telling me that I was scammed AGAIN?
Go to ebolamonkeyman.com to read some hilarious stories about how these guys scam the scammers. One of the best ones is about Father William U. Touchme.
We here all see it as a scam but unfortunately many people see it as legit.
A couple month back I was watching one of those shows hmmm 20-20 or something like that.
In the year 2008 alone Americans and Canadians were scammed out of billions of dollars with these kinds of scams alone.
I personally know someone who fell for it and had spent 700 dollars before I could intervene and tell them they were doomed and would never seee their money. They had to send 700 for so called processing fees.
The state of our economy is why things have got so bad. People are desperate and they see something that seems too good to be true.
They are mostly called Nigerian scams because that is where they originated because even up till today in Nigeria you cant get charged for such a scam.
It's so sad that people fall for these scams, I get questionable mail through the post all the time, it's depressing.
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