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Re: Re: AOL sucks
« Reply #30 on: June 24, 2003, 01:04 AM »
Here it is...
http://www.nomoreaolcds.com/

That is an AWESOME website!  Truly amazing!  I love this picture below...  :o

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Re: AOL sucks
« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2003, 11:28 AM »
Let's not forget the fake commertials when people say AOL is the best and all that crap!
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Re: AOL sucks
« Reply #32 on: June 24, 2003, 12:47 PM »
I used AOL for 2 years before I got DSL. I would never use the PC because it was such a dreadful experience. However one isp takes the trophy for the most pathetic service imaginable... NETZERO. If you've used it then you know what I'm talking about. Makes AOL seem like high speed.  ;D
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Re: Re: AOL sucks
« Reply #33 on: June 24, 2003, 01:41 PM »
However one isp takes the trophy for the most pathetic service imaginable... NETZERO. If you've used it then you know what I'm talking about.

I tried them out for a very short stint, and that stupid toolbar that HAD to be open all the time drove me nuts.  The speed of my connection was very quick, but that damn toolbar ruined everything.  They didn't say that crap was going to have to be on at all times.
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Got my first "Nigerian Fee" scam e-mail today!
« Reply #34 on: July 21, 2003, 03:24 PM »
Wow,

I had read about these but never recieved one until today!  I now feel such a part of the internet generation!!

Don't have a clue what I am talking about, check here:

http://www.crimes-of-persuasion.com/Crimes/Business/nigerian.htm

Read this site from some guy who decided to screw around with the fraudsters! - Funny stuff, though some graphic images.

http://www.haxial.com/spls-soapbox/nigerian-fraud/

Long story short, if you get an email like this:

Victor Strasser
Tel:225 07588798
Abidjan,Cote d'Ivoire


APPEAL FOR URGENT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE IN YOUR
COUNTRY.


Dear Friend,

Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into
business relationship with you. I am Victor Strasser, the only son of
late Mr. and
Mrs. Fredrick Strasser. My father was a very wealthy
cocoa
merchant in Abidjan , the economic capital of Ivory
coast, my father was poisoned to death by his business
associates on one of their outings on a business
trip.


My mother died when I was a baby and since then my
father took me so special. Before the death of my
father on January 2001 in a private hospital here in
Abidjan he secretly called me on his bed side and told
me that he has the sum of Eight million, five
hundred thousand United State Dollars. US($8.500,000)
left in fixed/suspense account in one of the prime
banks here in Abidjan ,that he used my name as his
only son for the next of Kin in depositing of the
fund. He also explained to me that it was because of
this wealth that he was poisoned by his business
associates. That I should seek for a foreign partner
in a country of my choice where I will transfer this
money and use it for investment purpose such as real
estate management or other wise and profitable
investment.

Sir, I am honourably seeking for your assistance in
the following ways:

(1)To provide a bank account into which this money
would be transferred to .

(2)To serve as a guardian of this fund since I am

only 19 years without investment knowledge.

(3) To make arrangement for me to come over to your
country to further my education and to secure a
resident permit in your country.

Moreover, sir I am willing to offer you 15% of the
total sum as compensation for your EFFORT/INPUT after
the successful transfer of this fund Into your
nominated account overseas while 3% will be maped out
for any expenses we may incure.

Furthermore, please indicate your options
towards assisting me as I believe that this
transaction would be concluded within Seven working
days you signify interest to assist me.

Anticipating to hear from you soonest.

Thanks and God bless.

Sincerely yours,
Victor Strasser.

Just ignore it!!  Apparantly though they have scammed over 9 Billion dollars so far appealing to people's greed!!

Scott :)
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Re: Got my first "Nigerian Fee" scam e-mail today!
« Reply #35 on: July 21, 2003, 03:43 PM »
Heh.  Congrats on finally joining the club Scott!  I've gotten at least 15 - 20 of those things over the past year or so, not always from Nigeria though, but the identical scam nonetheless.  Pretty sad knowing that there's a lot of suckers out there who are actually falling for this nonsense, and getting completely taken!   :-\

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Re: Got my first "Nigerian Fee" scam e-mail today!
« Reply #36 on: July 21, 2003, 04:15 PM »
All I get are stupid eBay email scams!  >:(

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Re: Got my first "Nigerian Fee" scam e-mail today!
« Reply #37 on: July 21, 2003, 04:19 PM »
I bet if I tell him I live in Canada I never hear from him again.  No one wants our damn money!!  lol

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Re: Got my first "Nigerian Fee" scam e-mail today!
« Reply #38 on: July 21, 2003, 04:23 PM »
I bet if I tell him I live in Canada I never hear from him again.  No one wants our damn money!!  lol

Scott

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Re: Got my first "Nigerian Fee" scam e-mail today!
« Reply #39 on: July 21, 2003, 06:53 PM »
Scott, that was your very first Nigerian email!?!?  I get AT LEAST one of those a week, and it's been that way since the email's creation.

Dale, I've been getting a lot of those eBay scams too.  Just wish I could get keep them from getting in my inbox.
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Re: Got my first "Nigerian Fee" scam e-mail today!
« Reply #40 on: July 21, 2003, 08:58 PM »
I'm right there with Chris. At least one a week and now more as our system managers seem to be taking summer holidays.  I'm closer to one a day than one a week now and the other sort that tells me my anatomy is inadequate are also starting to sneak through.  Oh well, what can you expect when you hand an entire governments computer system to a relative's company. ::)
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Re: Got my first "Nigerian Fee" scam e-mail today!
« Reply #41 on: July 21, 2003, 11:04 PM »
I've been on the internet since 96 and surprisingly, I've never gotten one of those nigerian email scam things
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Re: Got my first "Nigerian Fee" scam e-mail today!
« Reply #42 on: July 22, 2003, 10:03 AM »
I just got TWO of these emails from "MR. HAROLD MFWAMBA."  This is really getting old and annoying!   >:(
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Re: Got my first "Nigerian Fee" scam e-mail today!
« Reply #43 on: July 22, 2003, 12:01 PM »
I've been on the internet since 96 and surprisingly, I've never gotten one of those nigerian email scam things

I never gotten one either and that's fine with me!!
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Re: Got my first "Nigerian Fee" scam e-mail today!
« Reply #44 on: July 22, 2003, 03:36 PM »
I've been on the internet since 96 and surprisingly, I've never gotten one of those nigerian email scam things

Would you be happy if I forwarded one of these to ya, so that you can say you have gotten it?   ;)   :-*
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