How To Make $10 MILLION Dollars Overnight On The Internet

Hobnobbing On My Yacht

Over 10 MILLION in 24 Hours

In my wildest dreams I am a very rich person, travelling the world, first class of course, or rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous in prestigious locations, having mega star parties on my own luxury yacht and just living life to the full with not a care in the world.

Last night as I slept my wildest dreams came true.

Over 10 million Dollars without spending a single cent and all i have to do is reply to a couple of emails that I received overnight.

the first email is from a lady in Switzerland a MRS Linda Nora to be exact who, well here is the email so that you can read her poor sob story for yourself.

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Greetings in the name of the lord. My name is Mrs. Linda Nora, 56yrs old from Switzerland.You might be wondering where I got your contacts from but I have really taken my time in searching thoroughly. You came into my mind has the lord has directed me to and am willing to do so. I have noticed that you are God-fearing, courageous, fulfilling and ambitious in life. I want you to know that you have been the chosen one and please, try to do my will because each of my words or statements must not go unfulfilled reaching the unprivileged,orphanages and the needy as you are blessed. Dear Beloved One, I am the above named person but now undergoing medical treatment in Zurich, Switzerland.

I am married to Mr. Tom Nora Collins who worked as a world contractor for over a decade before he died on 5th of July in the year 2004. We were married for fifteen years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for two weeks. Before his death he made a vow to use hiswealth for the downtrodden and the less privileged in the society. Since his death I decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home.When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of ten million United States dollars ($10.000.000 millions us dollars) with a bank in The ivory coast.Presently, this money is still there. Recently, my Doctor told me that Iwould not last for the next six months due to cancer problem.

Though what disturbs me most is my stroke. Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to an individual or better still a God fearing person who will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct here in. I want an individual that will use this to fund and provide to poor and indigent persons,or phanages, and above all the needy. I understand that blessed is the hand that giveth. I took this decision because I do not have any child and relatives. I do not want my husband hard earned money to be misused or spent in the manner in which my late husband did not specify. I do not want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly manner, hence the reason for taking this bold decision.I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I am going to be in the bosom of the Almighty. I do not need any telephone communicationin this regard because of my health . With God all things arepossible. As soon as I receive your reply I shall give y

ou the contact of the bank.

I will also issue you a letter of authority that will empower you as the original beneficiary of this fund, through my Lawyer or by myself. I want you to always pray for me. My happiness is that I lived a life worthy of emulation.Whosoever that wants to serve the Almighty must serve him with all his heart and soul and also in truth. Please always be prayerful all through your life.Please assure me that you will act according to my specification herein.Lastly i want you to also reply me with some vital information of yours such as:

Full Name:

country:

sex:

phone number:

occupation etc.........

Hoping to hear from you.

Thank you and May the Almighty bless you.

Linda Nora

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This is a sad story made to try and capture your emotions, and of course it also works on the principal of human greed, that amount of money would look very good in my bank account, but through reading the experiences of others on the internet I know not even to reply to this "poor" lady. if you do reply to the email you will be asked for bank details where the money can be deposited into and instead of making a quick and easy $10 million, you will find yourself struggling to feed your family because your bank account has been emptied.

I received another email as I slept last night from none other than The Central Bank of Nigeria

Apparently they want to send me a whole heap of cash too, 17.5Million Dollars this time. again the email is here for you to browse through.

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CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA

TINUBU SQUARE, VICTORIA ISLAND,

LAGOS-NIGERIA

[OFFICE OF DEPUTY GOVERNOR]

CONTRACT #: MAV/NNPC/FGN/MIN/007,

FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT

CENTRAL BANK NIGERIA

Our Ref: CBN/IRD/CBX/09801/07

IMMEDIATE CONTRACT PAYMENT NOTIFICATION MAV/NNPC/FGN/MIN/007

Following the protest of the International Community, The World Bank, IMF and the instruction by

The President and Commander in Chief of the armed forces ( Mallam Musa Yar'adua ) that outstanding foreign debts, should be released to the beneficiaries forthwith unconditionally.

From the records of outstanding contractors due for payment with the Government of Nigeria, all the duly approved contractors were all paid last week; we are left with $17,5million

Consequently, my colleagues and Interantional remittance director are willing to transfer the total amount into your account for subsequent disbursement, since we as civil servants are prohibited by the Code of Conduct Bureau (Civil Service Laws) from opening and/or operating foreign accounts in our names.

Needless to say, the trust reposed in you at this juncture is enormous.. In return, we have agreed amongst ourselves to offer you 25% of the transferred sum, 5% shall be set aside for any incidental expenses during the course of this transaction, you will then be mandated to revert the balance to us in due course.

You must however NOTE that this transaction is subject to the following terms and conditions; our conviction of your transparent honesty and diligence, that you must accord this transaction with utmost confidentiality and secrecy.

1) Your full name.

2) Phone, fax and mobile

3) Company name, position and address.

4) Profession, age and marital status.

5) Copy of int'l passport, any valid ID card.

As soon as the info above are received, we will forward you the bank online web page to set up an account free of charge and the funds will be credited into your account and you can transfer to any account of your choice and the account we will provide for you.

For us to consider you serious and start processing your payment reply to this email.

YOURS SINCERELY,

DR. WILLIAM SMITH

CENTRAL BANK (CBN)

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This one is different from the first but the end result is the same, give them your bank details and your account will be cleared out rather than filled up.

The Bad News

With all of this money heading to my bank account it is just a pity that my bank is having major problems with my account along with the money emails whilst I was asleep i received these mails.

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Dear Abbey Member,

Due to the high number of fraud attempts and phishing scams, it has been decided to implement EV

SSL Certification on this Internet Banking website.

The use of EV SSL certification works with high security Web browsers to clearly identify whether

the site belongs to the company or is another site imitating that company's site.

It has been introduced to protect our clients against phishing and other online fraudulent activities.

Since most Internet related crimes rely on false identity, Abbey went through a rigorous validation

process that meets the Extended Validation guidelines.

Please Update your account to the new EV SSL certification by Clicking here.

Abbey National plc.

Online Banking Security Department

Copyright © 2008 Abbey National plc.

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I removed all of the links in this email.

I am not an account holder with this bank or any of this banks partners, this is another scam in which the links send you to an identical website where enter all of your account details and the scammers use this information to empty out your real account. as is the email I received on the same night from this bank.

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Account Alert - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:

Dear Lloyds TSB Customer,

Lloyds TSB is continuously working to increase security for

all Internet Banking users. To ensure the integrity of our online payment system, we periodically review accounts.

Your account might be placed on restricted status. Restricted accounts continue to receive payments, but they are limited in their ability to send or withdraw funds.

To lift this restriction, you need to confirm your identity. All restricted accounts have their billing information unconfirmed, meaning that you may no longer send money from your account until you have updated your billing information on file.To initiate the confirmation process, Click Here

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The links again I removed.

BEWARE OF YOUR EMAIL INBOX, IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE IT PROBABLY IS.

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qlcoach 8 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

Well you had me going there. Very entertaining Hub with a powerful message. Please see how I try to help others in new ways too. Sincerely: Gary Eby, author and therapist.


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allshookup 8 years ago from The South, United States

I get those letters daily. I mark them as spam, but the next day they are back with a new addy. I feel your pain. Good hub.


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artspeck 8 years ago from Washington

Hi Jimmy,

Great post as always.

Reading your headline made me think you had passed your modest £6000 target BIG TIME.

Maybe instead of the Picasso Alison wanted as first choice, or the Scenic which was her second choice, you had bought a fleet of Rolls, or even a fleet of Lamborghini Gallardo Supreleggera's. Dream on:-)

I think we would loose you permantly to Vegas or Florida then.

How is the target doing?

Keep them coming.

Art


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mortimas 8 years ago

I always get the money when I respond to those, to date I have three hundred and sixty seven million in my checking account. I do not know why people like you are always trying to call everything a scam or a ripoff. In fact I could probably send you thirteen million of mine (U.S. tax laws) prevent me from sending more. Just email me and I will get all your bank info and passwords to all your accounts, Thanks.


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Tater2tot 8 years ago from ~~~

wow. That sucks! I thought it really happened at the beginning... I was so excited for you! Ohh well... if everything was just givin to you, how would you learn any lessons in life?


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2patricias 8 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

Golly! If someone gave us all that money we could buy the bargain wristwatches and prescription drugs that are advertised in our Spam Mailbox.


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Chuck 8 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

Jimmy, great Hub as usual. I receive lots of these except that the heir to a fortune ones are all from rich ladies in the UK. As to the Nigerian Bank scam I have apparently been on their list for the past 8 t0 10 years as I get them regularly in both my personal email and my work email.

Oh, and your title really grabs one's attention. Good work.

Chuck


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Paraglider 8 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

I was wondering, Jimmy - inflation here in Qatar is running rife, and normally I wouldn't ask, but since you've got al this extra cash floating around, if I send you my bank details maybe you could help me through a difficult patch. . .

Good hub. I've found that gmail is better than most at clearing all that garbage straight into Spam where it belongs.


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Anamika S 8 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

Well, I have seen atleast 20 such mails from the so called Banks and heirs and i send them to where it belong. Spam! I have reported a few too..


Z Heath 8 years ago

Good content, I'm lovin it, thanks for the hub!

-Zak Heath


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nouveau 8 years ago

very interesting title. what would you do if you really got the money? ;))


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Network Marketer 8 years ago from Qld Australia

Very entertaining hub I have also had these sort of emails I never thought of putting them into a hub very cleaver thinking


Ananta65 8 years ago

Great hub. Although it's quite easy to detect scams. Nothing comes for nothing. Nobody will ever, EVER give you something (especially big amounts of money), unless they know you personally. And second: a bank will never, NEVER send you an e-mail to ask you to confirm your information.


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B.T. Evilpants 8 years ago from Hell, MI

I received an email similar to the Mrs. Nora one. I replied to it, and told them that I had received the first installment of $10,000, and would put it to good use. I thanked them cordially, then moved the email to my spam folder.


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bawinner 8 years ago

A good message!

Keep up the Good Work!


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earnestshub 8 years ago from Melbourne Australia

This is a great idea. I also get these emails almost daily. Gmail does make it simple to remove them. I have tried many spam blockers, but they are mostly cumbersome and outlook usually blocks the good mail as well.

Nice way to get the attention focussed on these scams.


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marketingcoach 8 years ago from Georgia

A great article. Your right, we always have to keep our eyes out for scammers.

Donna


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Hey wait a minute, Jimmy!!  Mrs. Nora told me that I was the chosen one!  The Bank of Nigeria, along with several others have been in contact with me MANY times over the past 2 weeks to let me know about funds that only await my information to claim.  AND, I've won several international lotteries.

I have enough money owed me to sink a yacht.  I guess we could split it, is 5 million enough to buy that used car that you're saving up for?

Why am I so poor?


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dizongroup 8 years ago from Pacific Northwest near Mr. Rainier

I get those all the time. I reply to let them know I'm interested and where do I send the details, but they never get back to me. LOL


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Just got the newest one.  Jimmy - ya wanna go halvsies? Note that he says that I have to be on the phone with him all the time...he's obviously unaware of my preference to avoid the phone or he would have chosen a different method. Ya know, it's that lack of attention to detail that loses the sale.

(PLEASE SEND ALL INFORMATION BY MAIL FOR THE SECRET OF THE TRANSITIONS / ( CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS) . Dear Friend, This message might meet you in utmost surprise, however,it's just my urgent need for foreign partner that made me to contact you for this transaction. I am a banker by profession from Burkina faso in west Africa and currently holding the post of Director Auditing and Accounting unit of the bank.I have the opportunity transferring the left over funds ($5.5million) of one of my bank clients who died along with his entire family on 31ST October 2000 in a plane crash. You can confirm the genuine of the deceased death by clicking on this web site Hence,i am inviting you for a business deal where this money can be shared between us in the ratio of 60/30 while 5% will be mapped out for expenses.If you agree to my business proposal.further details of the transfer will be forwarded to you as soon as i receive your return mail and phone call. have a great day. N.B As you know this is a great business chance between me and you, Please as soon as you got this mail if you are interested, 1, You must make sure You will be calling me on phone all the time once the transaction started and once you receive this my first mail, Make sure that You have money for telephone calls, i will also ready with money on my side, 2, Please if you are not able to communicate with telephone forget about the business, 3, Expenses inside the bank here We Are To Share it Together Take NOTE , But anything bank needed from you in your country You will take responsibility of it, take note of this please to avoid at the end you will say to me i did not tell you, 4, My promise to you is 100% no risk, i will cover everything here and the transaction will move very 100% OK; 5, Again My coming to your country once the money transferred , Me and you will exchange our photos, For you to know me in your country airport, 6, Now if you are interested i need urgent and fast reply, because we have only 14 working days to tackle this business this year, We need to be fast over it, FRIST I NEED THIS DATAS FROM YOU 1, Your Photo scaned to Me...................... 2, Your Full Name........................ 3, Your Telephone Number.................. 4, Your Age.............................. 5, Your Occupation........................ As Soon As i Receive This Datas I Will Now Send To You An Application Letter Of Claim Which You Will Send To Bank For The Transation With Best Regard


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

By the way...if you want to delete the above comment because of its length, go right ahead. I don't think the world will be a worse place because of doing so.


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megabucks 8 years ago from Nigeria

It's very interesting reading this information. I am sure the information will help many people from falling victms. I received many of such fraudulent informstion too. I am a Nigerian with my integrity intact. I feel sad that many people globally have the impression that all Nigerians are fraudulent. With all sense of responsibility, I boldly say that most Nigerians are honest and harworking people.

The issue of frauds are common everywhere. There are bad and good people in every society. There is no society with 100% of good people. In order to buttress my point, how come that most Internet Multi level marketing opportunities from other part of the world makes more money from Nigeria? The unfortunate thing is that after sometime, most of the Internet opportunities either stopped paying or keep shifting the goal post.

Examples are www.diamondcashclub.com and www.cashcards.net that did not pay millions of cash owned Nigerians that have promoted their programs with genuine and sincerity of purpose. There are other quality programs like www.clickbank.com and www.paypal.com that refused to do business with Nigerians because of the few fraudulent people. That is like throwing away the baby with the bathwater. They are not encouraging the millions of Nigerians that are interested in doing legitamate business online.

As a way of encouraging the genuine Nigerians looking for genuine online opportunities. Nigerians are now coming out with genuine online opportunities to show the world that we are good people with good intentions. Examples of such programs that I am actively promoting are www.quantumlife-online.com/megabucks and www.ijoyaa.com/megabucksteam. What we need is understanding and encouraging the country of about 150 million people to contribute positively to the Internet world.


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States

Great hub, Jimmy! If only we could get paid 10 cents for each one of these we put in spam, who would need them? lol. I hope that one day everyone will realize that the only way to get rich quick is to count their blessings! Keep up the great work!

Bonnie


Clint Eagar 8 years ago

I wrote about email/paypal scams on my blog and a lot of people have been commenting on it. Its good that you took the time to create this hub, we all need to be more careful when using the internet.


franco86 8 years ago

Honestly, I will not give it a damn to even look at it once i see the title in the email. I wonder how they get our emails since we are not giving out of ours to anyone else besides our friends


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munroenet 8 years ago from Paso Robles

I got an email stating that a young girl had gone missing. So I started to look it over and then checked online. Only to find out that it was a fake missing report, Terrible!

check it out: http://hubpages.com/misc/Amber_Alert_On_5707


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starrkissed 8 years ago from Arizona

I was recently stupid enough to give $80 to a company over the phone so that I could get all the tools I needed in the mail for an at-home job. Well, basically they sent me a book that wasn't worth $80 and a sheet of paper with details about how to obtain information via a FREE website. But sometimes we have to learn the hard way. =/

I get fake emails like the ones you've showed above, quite a bit. It's insane how bold people are when it comes to scamming others.


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C.S.Alexis 8 years ago from NW Indiana

Guess everyone is getting rich like me! AND I THOUGHT I WAS THE CHOOSEN ONE. Good laugh here Jimmy. C.S.


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kainth56 8 years ago

good to see same mails i am receiving from last 8 years

when we have not internet in India i Receive these Kind Of Fraud By Postal Letter


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sunnycb 8 years ago

Probably this is the easiest way to trap in those gullible people...I have only found ONE person receive this kind of money and that also in the hub itself...( the 4th comment by mortimas )

Anyway nice way to put across the message.

Greeat!!!


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esocial 8 years ago from California

Yep, it's sad to get junk like this. GOod hub for warning others!


strosdegoz 8 years ago

I also get many of those e-mails but i know that they are attemping to steal your money instead of sneding you any!!!


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hardikinn 8 years ago

same story happened to me also

thanks for shared your experience with other

Great informatiive HUB


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JohnKhoo 8 years ago

Anyone can receive more SPAM emails like this if you are trying to sell products or services in B2B websites like alibaba.com. I received at least 10 emails like this every month. Sometimes, i am thinking, how can they allow such spams emails flowing around in their member's inbox? They should have strong spams emails filtering to protect and prevent their members being trapped into one of the spammers.


sandra rinck 8 years ago

And I was really hoping to find out how to make 10 mill in one night.


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KSTEAM 8 years ago from Scottsdale, AZ

Very Interesting


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starcatchinfo 8 years ago

INTERESTING HUB INDEED


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byee 8 years ago

It really is sad that we still get spammed because there ARE people out there who still fall for this stuff.


Daniel Pyle 8 years ago

Jimmy,

I apologize if you were misled by my email. What I meant was first come first served. I am currently looking for the heirs of a Nigerian prince. You will do quite honestly we trust you in the name of the lard.


haveittodayray 8 years ago

Have seen hundreds of these "Nigerian Scams" over the years, and all of us will see many more in the coming months. They simply prey on people by massive emails sent out, in some cases a million or more. If they get a fractional amount to reply they will have walked away with millions and scammed many unsuspecting people.

There is another scam out there, and that is many of the MLM's companies, such as those that try and get you to sell pills, vitamins, lotions, skin care, energy/health drinks, vacations, insurance, etc. Most people that are lured into these, quit within 90 days, lose their initial investment and get stuck with the inventory/product they had to purchase in the first place. The companies really don not care since they have sold the product to you.

If your looking for a get rich quick scheme, let me tell you right up front, there are none. All real businesses requires having the right mind set, determination, persistence and consistency, along with never, never, giving up on your dreams and goals in Life.

Continued success in whatever business you go into.

Warm Regards and God Bless

RayandJudyLanfear


jazzdrive3 8 years ago

They must be somewhat successful, because these emails keep coming and coming.


Binay Sah 8 years ago

Nice Interesting as well as useful Hub.

Keep it up jimmy!


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Patriot 8 years ago from India

I also got this type of email specially from lady and I meticulously avoided those emails. Thanks for sharing this info, so that users who are new to internet can be safe playing.


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mureksoy 8 years ago from Florida USA

Very interesting hub! I get these emails all the time too! It's so sad that these people prey on the folks that need a break in the worst way.


madmatt0898 8 years ago

wtf lol this rocks


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BUTTERQUEEN 8 years ago from Newark, DE

I get these emails everyday. Sometimes at least 10 a day. I didn't need an expose story on Primetime to tell me it was fake. However I know lots of folks who come to me, "their internet savy" friend and ask me if it is legit. Of course now anything I get from NIGERIA, i look at as suspicious which is very sad because all Nigerians are not thieves. I was married to one for 8 years and he was a very honest man. He even blasted critically on those repping his country and giving them a bad name. Still there are more bad than good and it isn't neccesarily a Nigerian at the helm. It could be anyone living in Nigeria. Anyway, this scam is obviously hard to stop because I've received these emails for years and each one I've reported yet here comes another one tomorrow. I hope it ends soon. Now moving on, the ones coming from the UK, Ireland, and right here in the US are still popping up and using real people's names like Ambassadors, Bill Gates, etc. I'm still waiting for the one from 'Donald Trump'.


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waynegm 8 years ago from California

Looking for a good lawyer that can take my index "delete button" finger in to court and I can claim a class action suit against everyone in the world who sends me spam , kinda like an Oppositie Class Action, where I got after everyone, instead of Everyone going after someone !!

On a serious note, I receive SPAM daily , I got 292 spam emails from YAHOO users alone in the past month - everything from work at home to %*&!@* with Farm !@&!(! perversion.

You can easily create an email address, go to one newsgroup, say on conspiracies or the bible or gardening, and I will guarantee in the next month or two, you are going to get email about everything from A to Z and AA through ZZ and AAA -What can we do about it? Get a good "hurt your index finger" lawyer because you click del so much !


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Juliet Christie 8 years ago from Sandy Bay Jamaica

Great writing. You hold the readers attention right from the beginning. I get these letters at least once  per month. But it is getting very scary. Sometime you wonder what they will come up with next. Don't mention spam mail I get at least 400 a day.

The lottry is another case in itself. So many young people are getting rich off the lottery scam even school children. They buy a list of names from companies who do telemarketing. then they call individuals who buy lottery and tell them they have won but they are to send money for processing fees. Most of the individuals they prey on are retired individuals. all over the world. They buy the fanciest cars and the most gorgeous homes. The government is on to them and many were taken in by the police.

It is aledged that for no apprent medical reasons,many are dying mysteriously and these death cannot be classified or termed as murder. Isn't that something.


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KelMichel 8 years ago

Oh how I'm sure most internet marketing people are use to these, but I always tell family and friends about email scams and to never click a link in the email.


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mentor82 8 years ago from Miami, FL

Highly needed article. I have receive these types of emails myself. For a minute there, I thought I was looking at an email in my account. Great way to get the message out.

Only problem is that most people want to get something for nothing and even our most sincere efforts will not help the masses.

Here's To Your Success,

Tabitha


endurance 8 years ago

excellent hub my friend and all too true as well. I have received emails exaclty like what you have...scams are taking over and they seemed to be here to stay. again this is excellent.

endurance


hudaifi mustaf 8 years ago

well my name is hudaifi who lives in the u.s i go to school,i can' wait to finish my school so dat i can get out of da life iam in now which is abused by my aunts.I tried to get a job so dat i can help my self,but i couldn' found it because i don't have a friend to advice me when iam about to lost my mind, or not to let me feel alone.so dat was all about my story and also more.please i want you to teach me ways to make money,so dat i can live better life,thanks.God bless all of you.


Chris Clark 8 years ago

Funny and useful hub -- thanks. Although, personally, there are times when I feel like anybody stupid enough to fall for one of these scams is just getting what they deserve!


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shauny 8 years ago

ive received the same mambo-jumbo, its part of net life i suppose.


Joshua 8 years ago

I get emails like that all the time and If it sounds to good to be true it usually is!


Jurie J. Schoeman 8 years ago

The same happened to me luckily I went to investigate and realised that this was a big scam, I searched there e-mail adresses and numbers and found copy's of these number's and e-mail's sended to other people, i know that there is site's that give out these type of numbers that are linked to scam.


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waynegm 8 years ago from California

Does the Can-Spam Act really work?


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megamass 8 years ago from Portugal

excellent hupage congratulations.


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pakas 8 years ago from TUNKHANNOCK

Great Hubpage lot's of info Congray's


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careyborth 8 years ago from MKE & MALIBU

I hate to admit I fell for one a few years ago, which lead to someone charging porn site visits in England, on my debit card. I fell for the account was comprised on AOL trick. Thankfully, my bank handled it for me.


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quiet tracer 8 years ago from South-Asia

Hi jimmy

Beleive it or not... I am the one of the victims of such a scam. :-( But thank to my GOD ALMIGHTY who saved me at the right time. I first had a mail in my inbox in which one million dollars of my lottery prize were mentioned and that e-mail was again from one n only NIGERIA. I sent them my details (that was the one big mistake) but then I was asked to send them $1200 as it was processing fee, here I got something in my mind. I thought they are certainly a scam because if they were right, they should have minus the fee from my prize. Anyhow, then I searched on google about their company AUSTRALIAN LOTTERY and finally found that they are one of the biggest scamers over the internet. Thank GOD I didn't send them any money otherwise I might have lost my $1200.

I am also very pleased to have your hub on this topic because I was thinking of writing such an article to save other people from such scammers. But I think you have done this work for me. So thank you.


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ADB 8 years ago from Canada

Great hub! I am so sick of getting these emails but you can't really block them because they will just use another address. Thanks for posting this.


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HBOBOB 8 years ago from Pittsburgh, PA

Very creative Hub, loved it!

But I still can't believe people still really fall for these. The ones who write them really have a very sad life.


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Research Analyst 8 years ago

Oh such an unfortunate experience, I have seen these type of emails before, the person is usually in another country and is asking for some type of help and a need to either send money or receive money. Most banks are now putting a hold on any such checks, money orders or insane deposit amounts. I feel sorry for the people who get scammed.


Learning Journey 8 years ago

A humorous yet scary hub! It is interesting to see how these hoaxes have upgraded their amounts in tune with inflation too.


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sana.lakhani 8 years ago from United Kingdom

I know what you mean; i get these mails too; I'd be the richest person on earth if it were true.


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magnoliazz 8 years ago from Wisconsin

Believe it or not, I was getting emails like this 10 years ago! Once in a great while I still get one. I reply and tell them I have contacted the FBI and that their arrest is imminent!

I watched a program on TV about this, where even a doctor got scammed out if 100,00.00 FEES for collecting the money. It is hard to believe that anyone would fall for this, but they still do. It makes me sick!


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magnoliazz 8 years ago from Wisconsin

One other thing,,,,if you really want to scare these scammers, tell them you have placed a HEX on them. They are from countries where they believe that kind of thing, and I think it kind of scares them.

I tell them I am placing a HEX on them that will ruin their sex lives! LOL!! (Evil Laughter) We all know how the mind works, and how a suggestion like this might just make their sex lives less than perfect!

That's what they get....LOL!! LOL!! (More evil laughter!)


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LdBidz 8 years ago from New York

This is a great hub... people need to know what type of scams are out there and your doing a good job letting them know...A+


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Hello!! I received these everyday and they are absolutely pathetic. I thank you for writing this article and making us aware of it again. One would think that , these human beings would figure out that a majority of us will definitely not fall for that. With so much money going around the Internet one would think that a majority of us would be filthy rich and would be hob knobbing together.


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waynegm 8 years ago from California

Here's one I got today: This gets old ......

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Hello DearMy name is Mrs. Elena Morris; I am a dying woman who has decided to donate what I have to you and the charity organization around your community. I am 62 years old and I was diagnosed for cancer for about 2 years ago immediately after the death of my husband who has left me everything he worked for and because the doctors told me I will not live longer than some weeks because of my health i decided to WILL/donate the sum of $5.700.000.00 to you. Here is the Contact information of my Attorney below:VAN DER JOEL ADVOCATENANTWOORD 1070 AM PARNASSUSWEG BOULEVARDAMSTERDAM NETHERLANDSEmail: luiqq@netscape.netBarr: Van Der Joel Advocaten and tell him that I have WILLED $5.700.000.00 to you I know I don’t know you but I have been directed to do this.Best Regards,From Mrs. Elena Morris.

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My reply to them that feeding on cancer for fraud is one of the most disgusting things one can do. I told them there life expectancy once they end up in jail for this type of crime and inmates find out is anywhere from 5 seconds to 3 days.


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jsawvel 8 years ago from Boulder, CO

Rob a bank after dark?


oaldecena 8 years ago

Good Info. Thanks!


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Traveling Nani 8 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Are people still falling for these? It's awful. The second worse is companies that promise you things like website, promotion , etc., they take your money and then you never hear from them again. Hard lesson to learn


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sumosalesman 8 years ago from Somersworth New Hampshire

These things are so ridiculous. I canceled one auction on eBay a few years ago because someone offered me a reasonable amount of money. Then when they offered like $4000.00 for a $400 item I got suspicious. So I answered back and Mr. Jimmy Kang became Thomas Mbviti became Shean Hui, each with a different email address. Guess they had a few hot potatoes going already. I told them all to get bent.

At least they can be fooled back... :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5zZl-ojL_g


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shadow boltz 8 years ago from Shadow

entertaining....

but the headline.... was catchy!


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profiler 8 years ago from Currently in this universe

WoW, such a nice hub!

I know one day I will reach your level, I will work hard on it!


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Project Mobius 8 years ago from Toronto, Canada

In the end, you will be fine as long as you are not greedy :)

When you see something that is too good to be true, most of the time it is!

Great hub


fluffy girl 8 years ago

dreams do come true but not for me i don't live in fantasy wourld i live in reallity and it fells good


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blogit2050 8 years ago from india

very good information

i also used to get this kind of emails


paul williams 8 years ago

yes i know about these my brother and his friend fell for this and hi and his friend lost 10,000 dollars when i get them i send one back saying if i have money coming to me then send it i put my name address and that's it i tell them if they don't send it i guess its a fraud then and guess what they never email me back that's how i take care of that i did answer a paypail email and i was stupid and put my password in and someone made a card up and took my money out of my account luckly i have a pretty cool bank they had my money back in an hour and i reported it to paypal so be very careful when answering any if there asking for passwords social number don't give it


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philipmok 8 years ago from Singapore

Hi Jimmy,

Your TITLE really get me "excited" and I had concluded that if it is going to be so GOOD, it is going to be SCAM!

I received such "GOODIES" frequently via email, sms and phone calls too. If I am greedy ... I will fall for it! Luckily ... I heard too much of such "GOODIES".

Beware! Don't be greedy ... Only work deserves REWARDS!

Cheers,

Philip Mok - Singapore


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nancydodds1 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

Its very interesting and nice. I got more information from your hub it helped me lot. Thanks for sharing this hub.


vehemently 6 years ago

Now I'm feeling a bit sad as I thought I was special. Last week I received an email from Mr. Bright N. Addo offering to give me 30% of his $5.6m that he has sitting in his bank in Ghana, and today I got an email from Mrs Linda Nora offering to give me $95m!! I've sent my bank details and expect the money any day now. I'm glad that they are both christians as I feel that the money is truly coming from their hearts. But now I find that I'm not the only one getting this money. I dunno, I feel slightly used. I almost even cancelled the order on my new Aston Martin. Almost.

Actually I am thinking of starting a support group as I am sure there are plenty of others who feel this way. We should all put our money together and buy a small island where we can all get together.


Jan Tan May Yen 6 years ago

I don't see how all of you can get 10 million from linda nora when 10 million is all she has!!!!!!!!!!!!


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KatieCohen 5 years ago from San Francisco, CA

wow, that's so fucked up. I mean, do people really do this stuff to other people?


Bernardine 4 years ago

Wow, my Dad was the first one decades ago to receive such a similar letter. He almost lost a few hundred dollars had he actually provided his details. But didn't. This is really a huge disappointment though, because people should help increase each other through real and valuable talents and resources, not rob each other. Easy money, easily disappears. And these thieves should no that if they haven't paid for the consequences yet.


mikey 4 years ago

its easy to spot a scam, its usually someone with an accent, ask him his name its probably an american name, call him out on it and hang up, this guy was giving me a government grant and wanted me to pay 300 dollars in taxes to india and he sounded indian i asked his name and he said David Williams, my reply was aren't you muslim? david is a christian name, he yelled at me and told me to just pay the money or I'm gonna miss out on my 50,000 dollar grant. these people are stupid and smart. to catch them is real easy, order a prepaid credit card that won't be activated till you put money on it, give them that number, then call them back after you give them the card info, the number will be disconnected, once they can't get the card to work they will call the next day from a different number telling you the card can't hold that much money and for you to go to a western union to send money to donate to a charity, so the western union won't take 1500 dollars for the transfer, get the address and the name of the charity, its gonna be to any country besides the USA, call the FBI and give them this information, help us stop scams.


Brohi liaquat ali 4 years ago

Thax.infom me.


amy 4 years ago

I got a letter from a woman saying she was dieing with cancer I really beleaved it.then her Attorney emailed me,and wares information so I did I gave him everything and more because I beleaved him intill I looked his name up,and found out it was all lies.what can I do about it.


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Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

Your title's are great. No wonder you get so much traffic and are doing so well on Hub Pages. The rest of us can learn from you.By the way, is everyone in Scotland as funny as you???


david martinez 4 years ago

I was scamed. I received a letter and supposed to buy a list of names. made 200 letters and mailed them out. there was 6 names on the list and i was to send 1 dollar to the the first two people on the list and then place my name last THIS can work if all do it but i didn't even get 1 dollar


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Ruby H Rose 3 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

Haha, this is a fantastic hub Jimmy, awesomeness! I had just as much fun reading the comments and learning from those as I did your hub! I use to get many more scams a few years back, even got a virus once from some kind of spam I opened by mistake, fortunately, all it did was crash my computer. I found this hub searching for a link answering a question about what I would do if given $10,000. So, thanks this will be great information. What a challenge!


ihatescamers 3 years ago

i probably have like 20 of those emails, they r so tempting but i know its fake so i leave it alone.


shamun 3 years ago

Dear sir, if i don't receive 10 billion us dollars which i have earnt for the past seven years and amjad khan can never go wrong if i don't get my cross cheque of 10 biilion dollars by next ten days i wont disclose that trick which is an ace up my sleeve i will show you'll how only american citizens from 10 yrs of age and more how every single american citizen from ten years of age and above will be provided weekly cheques on friday at 3pm only ten thousand us dollars every week for every american citizen week after week and as a matter of fact that 10 billion us dollars cheque i have to give to paris hilton to marry me get it clear. shamuncalvert.


Frank 3 years ago

i need some money.


Davinder 2 years ago

l want 10 million dollars


jeanrose 22 months ago

that's a scam


Dev 21 months ago

I got same story in SMS but from a lady named Melissa Gadaffi


ThePookster19 6 months ago

I want 10 million dollars please, My family can't move to a house now because my mom's bank account got hacked by a Russian man and it was 5,000 dollars and then my dad lost 600 dollars and then my mom lost 250 dollar check and that is a total of 800 dollars wasted. So now my family can't move and we have only 2,00 dollars now.


Moez Mekni 2 months ago

Hello I wish you are fine .I d like to know friendly if you can provide me with a money donation to make me start my successful project .I d be too grateful if you make me this donation I need it very much .thx a lot waiting for your answer

Name Moez Mekni

thank you for you

PLEASE LET MY DREAM COME TOO TRUE

PLEASE LET MY DREAM COME TOO TRUE

PLEASE LET MY DREAM COME TOO TRUE

Best Regards


Roy Charles Peppers 2 months ago

dont lie to me. I just want the money. A million dollars aint so much is it

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