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Well done to Outblaze!
I was particularly impressed with this response from Outblaze Abuse Desk when I reported yet another of those dreadful Nigeria Scams!
Outblaze: "The account you reported is now terminated, along with today's quota of sundry other Nigerian generals, bankers, engineers, attorneys and relatives of dead dictators... There is only one thing that we hate more than spammers - 419 (nigerian) scam artists abusing our systems".
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From: Outblaze Abuse Desk
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 6:30 AM
Subject: Re : Report of a Nigeria Scam! Fw: From Mr Patrick Bekele
Thank you for contacting the outblaze.com abuse desk.
The account you reported is now terminated, along with today's quota of sundry other Nigerian generals, bankers, engineers, attorneys and relatives of dead dictators.
Outblaze is one of the largest providers of webmail services in the world. As a responsible ISP, we hate spam, and we do not allow our network to be abused by spammers.
There is only one thing that we hate more than spammers - 419 (nigerian) scam artists abusing our systems.
Please see http://home.rica.net/alphae/419coal/ for more about this well known scam.
Our acceptable use policy can be found at http://www.outblaze.com/antispam/index.htm
Thank you for reporting this incident. Please feel free to report further incidents of abuse originating from our users to us at abuse @ outblaze.com
We encourage you to use http://www.spamcop.net to send out automated spam complaints, if you face difficulties complaining manually to each spam you receive.
Outblaze Abuse Desk
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This e-mail arrived today. Looks very similar to those exposed at www.zyra.org.uk/rogues.htm !
Received: From <blar blar blar etc... complete headers included!>
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From: Mr Patrick Bekele
To: some harvested address or other
Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2003 1:32 PM
Subject: From Mr Patrick Bekele
From Mr Patrick Bekele
I am Mr. Patrick Bekele and my sister is Miss Rose Bekele, we are the children of late Chief Sam Bekele from Sierra Leone.
I am writing you in absolute confidence primarily to seek your assistance to transfer our cash of thirty Million Dollars ($30,000.000.00) now in the custody of a private Security trust firm in Europe the money is in trunk boxes deposited and declared as family valuables by my late father as a matter of fact the company does not know the content as money, although my father made them to under stand that the boxes belongs to his foreign partner.
Source of the money: My late father Chief Sam Bekele, a native of Mende District in the Northerh province of Sierra Leone, was the General Manager of Sierra Leone Mining co-operation (S.L.M.C.) Freetown . According to my father, this money was the income accrued from Mining Co-operation's over draft and minor sales.
Before the peak of the civil war between the rebels forces of Major Paul Koroma and the combined forces of ECOMOG peace keeping operation that almost destroyed my country, following the forceful removal from power of the civilian elected President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah by the rebels. My father had already made arrangement for his family thats talking about my mother, my little sister and myself to be evacuated to Abidjan Cote d' Ivoire with the CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT he made with a security firm in Europe through the aid of U.N evacuation team.
During the war in my country, and following the indiscriminate looting of Public and Government properties by the rebel forces, the Sierra Leone mining coop. Was one of the target looted and it was destroyed. My father including other top Government functionaries were attaked and killed by the rebels in November 2000 because of his relationship with the civilian Government of Ahmed Tejan Kabbah.
As a result of my father's death , and with the news of my uncle's involvement in the air crash in January it dashed our hope of survival. The untimely deaths caused my mother's heart failure and other related complications of which she later died in the hospital after we must have spent a lot of money on her early this year . Now my 18 years old sister and myself are alone in this strange country suffering without any care or help. Without any relation, we are now like refugees and orphans.
Our only hope now is in you and the boxes deposited in the Security Firmm,To this effect, I humbly solicit your assistance in the followings ways.
1. to assist me claim this boxes from the security Firm as our beneficiary
2. to transfer this money (USD$30M) in your name to your country
3. to make a good arrangement for a joint business investment on our behalf in your country and you, our Adviser/ Manager For your assistance, I have agreed with my younger sister that 20% of the total amount will be for your effort and another 10 % to cover all the expenses that may incur during the business transaction, Last, I urge you to keep this transaction strictly confidential as no one knows our where about.
Please as you show your willingness, Forward to us your full name, address and Tel/ Fax numbers, to me via my private email address as indicated below, this is for security reasons as I will only be accessing my private email earnestly awaiting your response.
May God bless you as you assist us.
Mr. Patrick Bekele
Don't be fooled by any such Nigeria (419) Scam. Well done to ISPs for closing these things down! Some are better at closing them than others. Speed is of the essence in shutting down such scams. Also see the importance of closing down the drop-box
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