From: Brock (email@example.com)
Date: Tue May 20 2003 - 21:19:50 EEST
I used to get these same messages, typed on a manual typewriter, over 20 years
ago. They were so funny, I think I even saved a copy. I don't think such people
will be thwarted by return spam. I did once try to complain to the FBI online,
and after looking at all the info and the long list of stuff the FBI wanted,
just to file a complaint, I gave up on that. The problem with our technology is
that we make it easy for the crooks and difficult and user-unfriendly for the
person trying to get on with legitimate activity.
Let that be a lesson to anyone designing a new RP system out there.
Ease-of-implementation and use.
Carl Dekker wrote:
> Maybe we should just reply to them will the largest corrupt stl files we can
> find and see how many weeks it takes before they can send another piece of
> junk out to anyone?
> Carl Dekker
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chris Sonon" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
> Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2003 11:40 AM
> Subject: RE: URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL
> STOP!! Sending this crap to this list!! WE don't care about some former
> dead lawyer to some famous Zimbabwe trillionare. I have already
> contacted the FBI about this crap once before. This board is for people
> who want information regarding Rapid Prototyping not how to screwed over
> by some people who have nothing better to do then swindle people. Come
> on people of the RP-ML, mail these morons and tell them to stop it. See
> if they like the hundreds of pieces of SPAM that they send to us.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: SAMUEL EDMONDU [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2003 12:01 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL
> FROM: MR. SAMUEL EDMONDU
> ATTN: THE PRESIDENT/CEO/MANAGING DIRECTOR
> URGENT ASSISTANCE
> YOU MAY BE SURPRISE TO RECEIVE THIS EMAIL FROM ME SINCE YOU DO NOT KNOW
> ME PERSONALLY. I AM MR SAMUEL EDMONDU THE FIRST SON OF DR. ELVIS
> EDMONDU WHO WAS RECENTLY MURDERED IN THE LAND DISPUTE IN ZIMBABWE. I WAS
> FURNISH WITH VIABLE INFORMATION FROM THE WORLD TRADE CENTRE HERE IN
> AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS AND DECIDED TO WRITE YOU.
> BEFORE THE DEATH OF MY FATHER, HE HAD TAKEN ME TO JOHANESBURG TO
> DEPOSITE THE SUM OF FIFTEEN.FIVE MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS
> (US$15.500.00) IN A SECURITY COMPANY THAT MOVE THIS MONEY DIPLOMATICALY
> TO THE NETHERLANDS, AS IF HE FORESAW THE LOOMING DANGER IN ZIMBABWE.
> THIS MONEY WAS DEPOSITED IN A BOX AS DIPLOMATIC ITEMS OF HIGH VALUE TO
> REDUCE THE COST OF TRANSPORTATIONAND TO AVOID MUCH DEMURAGE FROM THE
> SECURITY COMPANY. THIS AMOUNT WAS MEANT FOR THE PURCHASE OF NEW MACHINES
> AND CHEMICALS FOR FARMS AND ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW FARM IN SWAZILAND.
> THIS LAND PROBLEM CAME WHEN ZIMBABWE PRESIDENT MR. ROBERT MUGABE,
> INTRODUCED A NEW LAND RESOLUTION THAT WHOLLY AFFECTED RICH FARMERS
> MAINLY WHITE AND SOME FEW BLACK FARMERS. THIS RESULTED TO THE KILLING
> AND MOB ACTION BY ZIMBABWE WAR VETERANS AND SOME LUNATICS IN THE
> SOCIETY.INFACT A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE KILLED BECAUSE OF THIS LAND REFORMED
> PROGRAM WHICH MY FATHER WAS ONE OF THE VICTIMS.
> IT IS AGAINST THIS BACKGROUND THAT I AM CURRENTLY STAYING IN AMSTERDAM
> AS A REFUGEE AND TO SEEK FOR A TRUST WORTHY INDIVIDUAL/FIRM TO ADVICE ME
> IN MAKING THE RIGHTFULL INVESTMENT AS WELL AS TO PROVIDE FOREIGN
> ACCOUNT(S) WHERE THE FUNDS WILL BE LODGE INTO. SINCE THE LAW OF THE
> NETHERLANDS PROHIBIT A REFUGEE (ASYLUM SEEKER) TO OPEN ACCOUNT OR TO BE
> INVOLVED IN ANY FINACIAL TRANSACTION. AS THE ELDEST SON OF MY FATHER, I
> AM SADDLED WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY OF SEEKING A GENUINE FOREIGN ACCOUNT
> WHERE THIS MONEY COULD BE TRANSFERRED WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE OF MY
> GOVERNMENT WHO ARE BENT ON TAKING EVERYTHING WE HAVE GOT. I AM FACED
> WITH THE DILEMA OF INVESTING THIS AMOUNT OF MONEY IN THE NETHERLANDS FOR
> THE FEAR OF GOING THROUGH THE SAME EXPERIENCE IN FUTURE SINCE BOTH
> COUNTRIES HAVE SIMILAR HISTORY. MOREOVER, THE NETHERLANDS FOREIGN
> EXCHANGE POLICY DOES NOT ALLOW SUCH INVESTMENT FROM ASYLUM SEEKERS.
> AS REGARDS YOUR COMMISSION/REMUNERATION, I AND MY IMMEDIATE FAMILY HAVE
> DECIDED TO OFFER YOU 25% OF THE TOTAL SUM IMMIDIATELY AFTER WE CLEARED
> THE CONSIGNMENT FROM THE SECURITY COMPANY VAULT AND ALSO SET ASIDE 5%
> FOR ALL YOUR EXPENSES (E. I TELEPHONE BILLS, TRAVELLING EXPENSES, HOTEL
> BILLS AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES).
> NOTE: I SHALL COMMIT HALF OF MY SHARE OF THE TOTAL SUM INTO A JOINT
> VENTURE PROJECT PREFERABLY IN THE PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE OR OTHER
> PROFITABLE BUSINESS VENTURE. BE ASSURED THAT YOU STAND NO RISK OF ANY
> KIND. AS SOON AS I GET YOUR CONSENT, I WILL FURNISH YOU WITH THE DETAILS
> AND CONTACT OF THE SECURITY COMPANY AND A FACE TO FACE MEETING WILL BE
> ARRANGE IN ORDER TO KNOW EACH OTHER BETTER.
> PLEASE. CONTACT ME WITH THE ABOVE E-MAIL ADDRESS, WHILE I IMPLORE YOU TO
> MAINTAIN THE ABSOLUTE SECRECY REQUIRED IN THIS TRANSACTION.
> YOURS FAITHFULLY,
> MR. SAMUEL EDMONDU
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