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Holy Cow!!!

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    Beth37posted 3 years ago

    I almost missed this bit of news in my spam box. How on earth a letter from the FBI got in there, I have no idea, but I am incredibly fortunate I didn't delete it! Once again, I will have to bid you all adieu, as I am about to get very rich and subsequently - as it always goes with the very rich- famous!


    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    Anti-Terrorist And Monitory Crime Division.
    Federal Bureau Of Investigation.
    INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUNDS
    J.Edgar.Hoover Building Washington Dc
    Customers Service Hours / Monday To Saturday
    Office Hours Monday to Saturday.

    Dear Beneficiary,
    Series of meetings have been held over the past 3 months with the secretary general of the United Nations Organization. This ended 2 days ago. It is obvious that you have not received your fund which is to the tune of $1.850,000.00 due to past corrupt Governmental Officials who almost held the fund to themselves for their selfish reason and some individuals who have taken advantage of your fund all in an attempt to swindle your fund which has led to so many losses from your end and unnecessary delay in the receipt of your fund.
    The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the United Nations and Federal Bureau of Investigation have successfully passed a mandate to the current president of Nigeria his Excellency President Good luck Jonathan to boost the exercise of clearing all foreign debts owed to you and other individuals and organizations who have been found not to have receive their Contract Sum, Lottery/Gambling, Inheritance and the likes. Now how would you like to receive your payment? Because we have two method of payment which is by Check or by ATM-CARD?
    (1)ATM-CARD: We will be issuing you a custom pin based ATM-CARD which you will use to withdraw up to $3,000 per day from any ATM machine that has the Master Card Logo on it and the card have to be renewed in 4 years time which is 2017. Also with the ATM-CARD you will be able to transfer your funds to your local bank account. The ATM-CARD comes with a handbook or manual to enlighten you about how to use it. Even if you do not have a bank account.
    (2)CHECK: To be deposited in your bank for it to be cleared within three working days. Your payment would be sent to you via any of your preferred option and would be mailed to you via FedEx. Because we have signed a contract with FedEx Express which should expire by end of Feburary 2014 you will only need to pay $380 instead of $580 saving you $200 So if you pay before end of Feburary 2014 you save $200 Take note that anyone asking you for some kind of money above the usual fee is definitely a fraudsters and you will have to stop communication with every other person if you have been in contact with any.
    Also remember that all you will ever have to spend is $380 nothing more! Nothing less! And we guarantee the receipt of your fund to be successfully delivered to you within the next 48hours after the receipt of payment has been confirmed.
    Note: Everything has been taken care of by the Federal Government of Nigeria, The United Nation and also the FBI and including taxes, custom paper and clearance duty so all you will ever need to pay is $380.
    DO NOT SEND MONEY TO ANYONE UNTIL YOU READ THIS: The actual fees for shipping your ATM-CARD is $580 but because FedEx have temporarily discontinued the C.O.D which gives you the chance to pay when package is delivered for international shipping We had to sign contract with them for bulk shipping which makes the fees reduce from the actual fee of $580 to $380 nothing more and no hidden fees of any sort!
    To effect the release of your fund valued at $1.850,000.00 you are advised to contact our correspondent in Africa the delivery officer Prof.Paul Frank with the information below,
    Name:Prof.Paul Frank
    Email : profpaulfrankpf101@gmail.com
    Phone :+234 7041 846 602
    You are advised to contact him with the information's as stated below:
    Your full Name..........
    Your Address:..............
    Home/Cell Phone:..............
    Preferred Payment Method (ATM / Cashier Check)
    Upon receipt of payment the delivery officer will ensure that your package is sent within 48 working hours. Because we are so sure of everything we are giving you a 100% money back guarantee if you do not receive payment/package within the next 48hours after you have made the payment for shipping.
    Yours sincerely,
    NICHOLAS STORY
    FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
    UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
    WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535
    Note: Do disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices claiming to be in possession of your ATM-CARD, you are hereby advice only to be in contact with Prof.Paul Frank of the ATM CARD CENTRE who is the rightful person to deal with in regards to your ATM-CARD PAYMENT and forward any emails you get from impostors to this office so we could act upon and commence investigation.

    1. Minnetonka Twin profile image90
      Minnetonka Twinposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That really fries my can. How do they sleep at night :-0

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        Beth37posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        You obviously didn't see the tidy sum I am about to make, all for only opening an email... I didn't even really read the email, I just saw this amount: $1.850,000.00 and knew that my ship had come in.

    2. writinglover profile image87
      writingloverposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Nothing more than a piece of scam mail. I do get a big kick out of reading those sometimes, even though I shouldn't be doing that at all because you could get malware just by opening those. I actually had two of those come in my old yahoo account trying to intimidate me. They said that there was an investigation on me and that I needed hand over some personal information in order to verify that I wasn't the suspect that they were looking for.

      And of course, you got the lame scam mail that make no sense and you just know that they're that hard up for money. tongue

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        Beth37posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Malware? Oh shoot. lol

      2. gmwilliams profile image86
        gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        SCAM ALERT!  SCAM ALERT!   SCAM SCAM SCAAAAM!!!!!     I also receive such "notices"........DELETE.....

        On a GOOD note, congratulations for making HOTD on your marvelous hub on cilantro salmon.  It is indeed delicious-I LOVE SALMON!

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          Beth37posted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you so much, and don't worry, I deleted... right after I sent them all my personal info and bank acct # so they could get that cash into my hand asap! smile

    3. Cardisa profile image93
      Cardisaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Notice how many times the word 'fund' is used...lol. I get them all the time. Sometimes I read them for "fund" lol lol

      BTW, congrats on getting HOTD!

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        Beth37posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Cardisa, I was absolutely shocked. Never thought it was something one of my hubs would achieve. Most grateful to the HP's staff.

      2. writinglover profile image87
        writingloverposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        +1

    4. Tolovaj profile image83
      Tolovajposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Only $1.850,000.00? I just got 8.500,000.00 last week. Maybe you should make few connections on the other side of Atlantic?

    5. Earl Noah Bernsby profile image88
      Earl Noah Bernsbyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I wonder if Nicholas Story moonlights as a Nigerian prince?

    6. Shyron E Shenko profile image80
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Oh my, while you were waiting for your ship to come in, you missed the boat.
      At the boat would have kept you afloat.
      And as soon as they receive the $380 the will sail away to another port.
      Would you like to buy a Bridge?  Lol.

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        Beth37posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Most certainly! I expect to be coming in to a large sum of money soon, so name your price!

    7. RonHawk profile image75
      RonHawkposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It's important to know that "United Nations Organization" is the proper name, not United Nations.  Also, FPI uses the proper notation for amounts, namely $1.850,000.00.  That's right.  You have won one dollar 85 cents but corrupt Government Officials (they might be corrupt, but at least they are capitalized) are trying to deprive you from it and FPI is trying to restore your dollar 85 and promptly send to you a Master Card (not to be mistaken with Mastercard) for you.  Master Card...  Master the POSsiBilIties (yes, our capitalization program is beGinNinG to MalFunCTIO N   D oo   TOO ovER UZe   

      error error  this does not compute... call FPI right away...
      this message will repeat in 30 seconds

    8. The Examiner-1 profile image76
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Google the address to see if it is real, or check with the FTC. That is most likely spam. You should not have opened it. - you could have gotten a virus which infects your PC. Sometimes they even shut down your computer or hold it for ransom.

    9. Phyllis Doyle profile image100
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Wow ! Are you going to share?  hmmmm - maybe some corrupt officials made some mistakes in my favor, too. I can hardly wait till they send me an email.

    10. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I get these all the time, but you'd think by now they'd realise that as soon as anyone reads "Nigeria' or 'Ghana' anywhere in the email you will know it's a scam....let alone from the FBI, or the incorrect grammar. It was worth a read just for this guy's name though: " president of Nigeria his Excellency President Good luck Jonathan". Let us know if after sending the $380, if you do become a trillionaire or whatever.....

      1. Phyllis Doyle profile image100
        Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Does this mean my marriage proposal from Nigeria  is a scam?  That just breaks my heart.

      2. BigBlue54 profile image60
        BigBlue54posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        That is his name.

  2. barbat79 profile image76
    barbat79posted 3 years ago

    I too have had my share of fortune. ;0  And after I posted to
    craigslist (not leaving my e mail for view) I got a slew which I knew the source...so I played a little with the "do -gooders" since I clearly included a note about scams and such in my ad...I just had to act!

    Especially since they were a ring of scammers with fake e-mails I noticed.  they coordinated either one or more people were behind this transparent scheme.
    Sooooooo:  he he
    I (with the help of my utility tools to safeguard me) began responding with just a note that I am part of the FBI's ongoing effort to capture and eliminate scammers.  (I didn't say I was FBI, just that I was part of the effort!)
    They stopped!
    What a miracle!  I was so mad I had to have some fun on them.

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      Beth37posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe *you sent me that email! Why do you want to give me so much money? What's in it for you barbat? I've got my eye on you now.

      1. barbat79 profile image76
        barbat79posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        rowl!

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          Beth37posted 3 years agoin reply to this

          I googled "rowl" and I still don't know what it means.

          1. The Examiner-1 profile image76
            The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

            "roll over without laughing"?? (scratch, scratch)

            1. Phyllis Doyle profile image100
              Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              hahahaha  good one!

          2. Phyllis Doyle profile image100
            Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this
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              Beth37posted 3 years agoin reply to this

              I know quite well the sound the cougar makes. lol wink

      2. barbat79 profile image76
        barbat79posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        The comments were funny, but so you don't become confused by me response, it is rolling over with laughter, Beth. 
        I wasn't being insulting toward you.

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          Beth37posted 3 years agoin reply to this

          I wouldn't have imagined that... a sweet little puppy like you.

          1. barbat79 profile image76
            barbat79posted 3 years agoin reply to this

            wink

    2. barbat79 profile image76
      barbat79posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I thanked them for sending the e-mails since I now had their IP addresses  LOL

      1. profile image0
        Beth37posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        You're all way more savvy than I.

  3. BigBlue54 profile image60
    BigBlue54posted 3 years ago

    I had one like that on my old Yahoo account. They did not realise that the IMF was not part of the UN.

    I also had one from someone at the British embassy in America, not using their email address, saying they had a box full of money for me. Like they were just going to send me a box full of money, no questions asked. If there was a box the first thing I would have known about it would be when the Police, Her Majesties Customs and Excise and probably one or two other agencies came knocking at my door.

    I had one from someone who worked in a bank in Africa who wanted to use my bank account in what was a bank fraud to steal money from someone else's account.

    I had one from a US army Sargent stationed in Iraq. Him and his buddy had done this big oil deal, because that's what they were all doing over there, and now his buddy was dead he needed my bank account to get all the money out.

    There were several others of a similar vain. I think the thing that annoyed me most was that all were obvious scams and no one had even tried to make them believable.

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      Beth37posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I just like how they ask for my name. lol

      1. Phyllis Doyle profile image100
        Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Well, that is exciting news.

        I got a marriage proposal from a guy in a third world country who is soon to be a millionaire. I am pondering ....

        1. BigBlue54 profile image60
          BigBlue54posted 3 years agoin reply to this

          You go for it. We're all expecting an all expenses paid invite to the wedding. big_smile

          1. Phyllis Doyle profile image100
            Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Cool - you can be the best man.  cool

            1. BigBlue54 profile image60
              BigBlue54posted 3 years agoin reply to this

              Don't mind that. I am not being the be maid of honour. Much as I like you I am not shaving my legs for anyone. sad

        2. barbat79 profile image76
          barbat79posted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Oh I would like to be the maid of honor!  Gee I never got a proposal of that kind!  Wow I am feeling left out. lol

    2. tirelesstraveler profile image81
      tirelesstravelerposted 3 years ago

      It these scams didn't work they wouldn't use them  This chaps my hide.

    3. paradigmsearch profile image94
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

      I really do need to start proofing my emails before sending. Oh, well...

    4. cfin profile image82
      cfinposted 3 years ago

      Emailethem back on a fake email address claiming to be princess Zebonya from the planet trampoline. Make a counter offer of a new kind of salt for their fries, a yoyo and an orange frog that can burp the intergalactic anthem.

      1. RonHawk profile image75
        RonHawkposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        O' say can you sing (burp)
        By the dawn's early bird special (burp burp)

    5. Alastar Packer profile image86
      Alastar Packerposted 3 years ago

      Gee kids, look at that big ship; its got a rich cargo!
      It ain't your ship, and it isn't my ship,
      ah, but I've got a ship someplace,
      and it's coming in someday,
      and when it does...well, all good hubbers are invited to the party!

      Thanks for the song Eddie C...

      1. Phyllis Doyle profile image100
        Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Awesome !  I am ready to PARTAAAAY !  I think I see that ship out there ... sailing this way.

        1. Alastar Packer profile image86
          Alastar Packerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          I'll buy a great big ice cream factory...and all the HP kids will get in free...

          Your definitely invited as chief hostess, Phyllis!

          1. Phyllis Doyle profile image100
            Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Way so awesome !!!!

            1. Alastar Packer profile image86
              Alastar Packerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              Yes! Thanks. The line (except for HP) are from a song called "When My Ship Comes In" sung on the Goldwyn movie "Kid Millions" by that wonderful philanthropist of yesteryear, Eddie Cantor. Credit where it's due, eh, Phyllis.smile

              1. Phyllis Doyle profile image100
                Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                OMGosh ! Eddie Cantor !  I thought that was  a familiar line. Wow, I have not heard about Eddie Cantor for so long. He was so popular in his day. I love his songs.  Nostalgia ....

    6. Alastar Packer profile image86
      Alastar Packerposted 3 years ago

      Only if its on the moon, Shyron...any discounts?

    7. DzyMsLizzy profile image98
      DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago

      Spam/scam all the way.  Why would it cost you ANY money up-front for a hunk of plastic, and you are supposedly getting millions???  This is nothing more than a money-making scheme for the perpetrators, and any money sent to them needs to be kissed goodbye.
      I understand that scam e-mails of this nature are now being handled by the Dept. of Homeland Security. ...That is who you need to contact about this....
      They are always offshore, and possibly 'fundraising' for terrorist groups.....and if not, they are still criminals preying on the less fortunate.

    8. Sharkye11 profile image96
      Sharkye11posted 3 years ago

      Wow. Yours is better than mine. I had one last night from the FBI saying that I was guilty of using my computer to engage in serious crimes and that I was being fined.

      All I have to do is to go to Walgreens and buy a pre-paid credit card (for something to the tune of $5000) and send it immediately to a P.O. box somewhere.

      Otherwise the FBI is going to come take me and my computer in and torture us both into confession.

      Naturally, I would just jump up and do that, but they kinda made me mad. Since they didn't come right out and say they were the FBI. They used the name of one of my email contacts, which is the only reason the letter was opened to start with. Then it locked my browser and I had to stop writing and give my computer a complete check-up to make sure it didn't catch anything.

      So, they can just wait. I don't have time to run to Walgreens. Especially since they specified it should be one near my home, in Las Vegas. Hahaha.

      1. Earl Noah Bernsby profile image88
        Earl Noah Bernsbyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        That's called "ransomware":  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ransomware

        Who thinks up this stuff, anyway??  yikes

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        Beth37posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        That sounds serious. I can no longer have any contact with you as I am on the right side of the law and in very good with the FBI, it would appear.

    9. NateB11 profile image96
      NateB11posted 3 years ago

      I haven't gotten that one, but I've gotten others like it. And that's why I'm so stinkin' rich now. Wooo-hooo!

    10. Millionaire Tips profile image94
      Millionaire Tipsposted 3 years ago

      Wow Congratulations!  First Hub of the Day, and now all this cash.  Remember the little people. <-- that would be me when you are feeling especially generous.

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        Beth37posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I'm sorry, I wont be sharing, the promised sum will just cover my utilities.

    11. RTalloni profile image89
      RTalloniposted 3 years ago

      Soooooo, you're to become a camillionaire soon.  Do you think it will change you?

      And if you invest to become a cazillionaire, will you move to have the word cazillion taken from the urban dictionary and placed in the real one?

      1. profile image0
        Beth37posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I find that post so interesting, I can't even respond. I will ponder...

    12. harisnefo profile image82
      harisnefoposted 3 years ago

      I apologize on behalf of Nigerians. so sad to read this!

      1. Jodah profile image91
        Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Yes if these people have all that money surely a small portion could be given to the starving and poverty stricken in countries like Nigeria rather than offering it to other people all over the world.....

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        Beth37posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        lol! Don't take that upon yourself, I credit the Federal Bureau of Investimagations.

    13. merej99 profile image84
      merej99posted 3 years ago

      Hey Beth37 - when I open up my junk folder hot chicks want me, I can get a huge discount on hair removal and - my favorite - apparently I need a penis enlargement.  Can I be stinkin' rich with you?  LOL

      1. profile image0
        Beth37posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, I get those too. How did they know I was unsatisfied with the size of my... portfolio?

    14. Travelweb13 profile image61
      Travelweb13posted 3 years ago

      It looks like a good setup for e-noobs and the greedy ones

    15. Kiss andTales profile image69
      Kiss andTalesposted 3 years ago

      In reply to this letter I got a similar letter from a top Goverment attorney General.Under a name. Someone is using the Goverment in their scams. Do not send money or trust them with personal Id's they can even steal money from your ATM cards ,or bank cards used on line, my daughter was a victim a month ago.

    16. Hendrika profile image81
      Hendrikaposted 3 years ago

      I receive them on my computer on my cell, I am a millionaire over and over. Fortunately I do not need a penis enlargement!LOL

      1. barbat79 profile image76
        barbat79posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        When I signed up for something, I under gender I put "male" instead of female and not my true personal info.  That was a number of years back and now I still get spam for male enhancement and messages from "hot chicks"  I have cleared them all by blocking them.  There are programs that alter the e-mail address it comes from so it can get through under a different e-mail address.  The things programmers create!  Snail mail used to feel much easier.  Just toss it in the garbage! (after removing your label for a different kind of thief !!)

    17. Nell Rose profile image91
      Nell Roseposted 3 years ago

      You can't have that money cos they told me it was mine, so there! lol!

    18. DrMark1961 profile image100
      DrMark1961posted 3 years ago

      Who cares about 1,850,000 USD. Didnt you get the email yet about a free puppy from a Cameroon breeder who has too many Yorkies?
      Dont count on Pinterest, Beth.

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        Beth37posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Free puppy?! Is a yorkie a Nigerian dog?

        1. DrMark1961 profile image100
          DrMark1961posted 3 years agoin reply to this

          For only $380 shipping costs, you can find out.

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            Beth37posted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Done!

            1. BigBlue54 profile image60
              BigBlue54posted 3 years agoin reply to this

              I think you may be Beth. sad

              If you are talking about the dog then its full name is Yorkshire Terrier. I feel I should point out that Yorkshire is not in Nigeria. For one thing we don't get anywhere near as much sunshine.

              The other Yorkie is a chocolate bar Try not to get the two confused. One is small, hairy and was originally used to hunt rats and the Yorkie bar is none of those things. It's the only one of the two that tastes of chocolate. big_smile

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                Beth37posted 3 years agoin reply to this

                Yeah, we were talking about Nigerian prince scams... just a joke.

              2. chasmac profile image98
                chasmacposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                BigBlue54 - You shouldn't be telling Beth about Yorkie bars. Remember, they're not for girls.

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcjlzSod0CE

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                  Beth37posted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  Chocolate's always for girls. smile

                2. BigBlue54 profile image60
                  BigBlue54posted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  If you want to tell Beth she cannot have a Yorkie bar be my guest. While you're doing that I'll call for an ambulance for you. smile

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                    Beth37posted 3 years agoin reply to this

                    What the world really needs is a chocolate puppy.

                    1. DrMark1961 profile image100
                      DrMark1961posted 3 years agoin reply to this

                      I think you just gave the Nigerian scammers a new idea.

                    2. Phyllis Doyle profile image100
                      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                      Chocolate puppies would be great for dieting. If you bite off the ears they scream, so you won't eat the whole thing.

                3. Phyllis Doyle profile image100
                  Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  Not uh ! I love  those York peppermint patties. Girls can have them, too.

                  1. barbat79 profile image76
                    barbat79posted 3 years agoin reply to this

                    I am with you, Phyliis !  Chocolate, peppermint and Candy Crush!   not to be confused with crushing an dog with your canine teeth!  OK now I am worse than Beth!  LOL

    19. BigBlue54 profile image60
      BigBlue54posted 3 years ago

      If you've got fleas Beth we'll have to get you a flea collar.

      If you promise to behave and not bite the postman you can stop. smile

    20. mr-veg profile image67
      mr-vegposted 3 years ago

      Can I get 1 % of your wealth wink

     
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