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Old 19th July 2006, 09:50 PM   #1
Tachyon is offline Tachyon  Sweden
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I just received this spam/scam from a user at diyaudio.
Better to bring this to attention if any newbies don't know of this yet. Google "nigeria scam".

This is a message from murphy005 at diyAudio Forums (
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/index.php ). The diyAudio Forums owners
cannot accept any responsibility for the contents of the email.

To email murphy005, you can use this online form:

OR, by email:

This is the message:

From :Murphy Doudou
Letter of Relationship and Establishment Aid.
Abidjan Cote d' Ivoire West Africa.
For logistic reason contact me on e.mailmurphykonah001@yahoo.fr)

Attention: Respectful
Greetings and How are you today.
I am Murphy Doudou.I would like you to Please permit me to apply
through this medium for your co-operation and to secure an opportunity to
invest and do joint relationship and business establishment with you in
your country.

I have a substantial capital I honourably Inherited from my late father
Chief Kindibe Boga Doudou who was minister of Interior and deals in
Cocao and coffee platantion with Gold, diamond Minining and Trading in
bouake Northern District of Coted' Ivoire.But the Epmigo rebels killed
Him on the first day this poltical crises started on the September
19,2002 mutiny that equally lead to the death of former military junta
Robert Guei.
This you can find on web page report on.CNN.com - Ivory Coast Rebel
Uprising Spreads

I am contacting on you because of my need to deal with person whom I
can lay trust and personal confidence on with hope that he will not let
me down.
Because since the murder of my father, I have been subjected to all
sorts of harassment and intimidation with lots of negative reports
emanating from the Rebels which have resulted to war in our country Cote d'
Ivoire in West Africa since this past years.

I intend to invest this fund in profitable areas in your country into a
very lucratives business venture of which you are to advise and execute
the said venture over there for the mutual benefits of both of us.Most
especially is for you to help me come over to your base if possible for
You be able co-operate with me to become my business partner in your
country and create ideas on how money will be invested, properly managed
and the type of investment after the money is transferred to your
custody with your assistance.
I inherited this sum from my late father whom the rebels killed
because he was not supporting their selfish intrest to topple the president
Gbagbo the present president.
Meanwhile, on indication of your willingness to handle this
transaction sincerely by protecting my
Interests and upon your acceptance of this proposal.I will furnish you
with the full details information, procedure on how to continue.
The exact amount involve is mentioned below and we shall mutually
agree on your percentage interest or share holding for helping me to secure
the release of the deposit and investing the fund into a lucratives
profitable venture in your care.It is The sum of Nine Million Five
Hundred Thousand Five USD ($9.500.000.00)USD I shall be glad to reserve this
respect and opportunity for you, if you so desire, but do urge you to
give the matter your immediate attention it deserves.
I want you to be rest assured that everything is in order and
legitimate it was due to the political crises in our country that have resulted
to war which cause everybody to find a way of geting out from the
country, that makes me to use this medium to request for your assistance
hoping that you will not let me down.
This fund is legitimately acquired by my late father from sales of
cocoa and coffee and diamond dealings.If my proposal interests you, Please
forward your reply including your telephone number and fax to my
private email address so that I can provide you with more clarifications
about it all.
Looking forward to your prompt response on
Murphy Doudou
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Old 19th July 2006, 10:18 PM   #2
pinkmouse is offline pinkmouse  Europe
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Thanks, we're looking into it.
“One of the poets, whose name I cannot recall, has a passage, which I am unable at the moment to remember, in one of his works, which for the time being has slipped my mind, which hits off admirably this age-old situation.”
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Old 20th July 2006, 02:35 PM   #3
zinsula is offline zinsula  Switzerland
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I believe that SY has locked murphy005 since one week or so, after that I informed him about the same thing.

It's strange this guy can still send E-Mails through the forum.....

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Old 20th July 2006, 02:42 PM   #4
SY is offline SY  United States
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I did lock him out. We'll have to see how he managed to do that.

I hate scammers.
"You tell me whar a man gits his corn pone, en I'll tell you what his 'pinions is."
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Old 21st July 2006, 02:38 AM   #5
Geek is offline Geek
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Did you check the headers? It might not have come from here at all.

Running the email source with full headers through http://www.spamcop.net will reveal the true origin of the email.
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