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anybody else get this scam message from "hubpages member??"

  1. elisabethkcmo profile image76
    elisabethkcmoposted 8 years ago

    Hope we all know this is bogus, I reported it to the HubPages abuse center:

    Rita Dominic, (ritadominic15@yahoo.com) rita4u on HubPages
    has sent you this message.
    (email address not verified)

    From Rita Dominic,

    AV 332 rue 1269

    Barré Treichville

    Cote D Ivoire Abidjan,

    P.O.Box 19950

    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 ritadominic@cantv.net

    1. Your full Name.

    2. Your private phone and fax number

    3) your age and your occupation

    4) Addressed

    From Rita Dominic

    1. rhamson profile image78
      rhamsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. lorlie6 profile image83
      lorlie6posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I just saw her on another forum...her name was mentioned, and quoted.

  2. LOT2DO profile image38
    LOT2DOposted 8 years ago

    Not received such, but thanks for the info.

  3. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    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*

  4. rebekahELLE profile image89
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    hmm, no I did not see this, just the recent streaker spamming the forums now with her email, etc.... it's a crazy world. hmm

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      Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol streaker lol good one rebekah good one!

      1. rebekahELLE profile image89
        rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        she must have been desperate!!!!! lol

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          Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Yep definitely so sad that ppl get that way where they are throwing themselves at others... poor kid lol

  5. blue dog profile image72
    blue dogposted 8 years ago

    come on, elisabeth. 

    two and half mil?  quite tempting.

    perhaps a hub??

    1. elisabethkcmo profile image76
      elisabethkcmoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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...

      1. blue dog profile image72
        blue dogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        multi-million dollar roommates...

        it gets more tempting by the minute!

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          Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          You contact her then blue dog lol and long time no talk dude!

          1. blue dog profile image72
            blue dogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            yes, been a while.  hope you're recovering from recent events.  i can see by your new avatar that you honor the memories....

        2. elisabethkcmo profile image76
          elisabethkcmoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          took your suggestion and wrote a short hub about this, blue dog, thanks for the idea!

  6. RedElf profile image86
    RedElfposted 8 years ago

    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 big_smile

  7. relache profile image89
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    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.

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    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. sad

  9. elisabethkcmo profile image76
    elisabethkcmoposted 8 years ago

    so far, I'm the only one who got this particular message, looked up her user name, she has no pic, hubs or fans

  10. Lisa HW profile image73
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    The "motherless child" thing is a "nice touch".  I can't say I've see that one before.  lol

    1. elisabethkcmo profile image76
      elisabethkcmoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      that's true, and her multi-millionare father was killed by poisoning, in a conspiracy with her uncle and the ruling party

  11. Gabriella D'Anton profile image60
    Gabriella D'Antonposted 8 years ago

    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

  12. habee profile image95
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Gee, I dunno, guys. Seems legit to me.  LOL!!!!!!!!!

  13. Ultimate Hubber profile image60
    Ultimate Hubberposted 8 years ago

    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.

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    bloodnlatexposted 8 years ago

    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?

  15. habee profile image95
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. elisabethkcmo profile image76
      elisabethkcmoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      thanks, Habee, I'll do that!

  16. fishtiger58 profile image78
    fishtiger58posted 8 years ago

    Omg, this looks just like my junk mail box.

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    shinujohn2008posted 8 years ago

    I get many types of such letters

  18. Dale Mazurek profile image73
    Dale Mazurekposted 8 years ago

    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.

  19. wrenfrost56 profile image83
    wrenfrost56posted 8 years ago

    It's so sad that people fall for these scams, I get questionable mail through the post all the time, it's depressing.