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by richard_music richard_music 11/27/09181 Comment Comments »
Since season 2 began I´ve had a huge increase in spam, about 70% of messages I receive are spam.
But this last one I got really takes the biscuit, here´s a copy of what I received:

From: wilsonlarryesq (13 hr. ago)
Congratulations! You have been chosen as one (1) of the fifteen (15) winners of this months FAN IQ online cash splash promo selected from the Germany region by our internet processing unit. Our fifteen (15) winners have been selected from five continents: Europe, Asia, South America, North America and Africa. Your Username is the 5th beneficiary in this promo which was chosen at random by our Digitec Random Internet Processing Service (D.R.I.B.P.S). Congratulations once again from FAN IQ, You are entitled to the sum of $200,000.00 (Two Hundred Thousand U.S Dollars Only). Your winnings will be collected via a Cashiers Cheque or Valid Account. Contact the fudiciary agent provided to you for the remittance of your winnings through your e-mail address used for registration on the FAN IQ network using the information provided below. Your Fudiciary Agent: Musa Ahmed Contact Email: netsurfremit@live.co.uk Your Full Names:......................... Your Country of Residence/Nationality:......................... Your Contact Phone Number:......................... Your Occupation:......................... Your Current Email:............................ Best Regards, Will Larry, The FAN IQ Team.


I don´t think I won anything really did I???????



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#1 | 1768 days ago
Cherrie (+)

Here's one I received today; these people have brass balls.

From: tonywilliams_8 (2 days ago)
Larry Associates & Chambers. Solicitors & Advocates, Accra - Ghana. Compliment. Dear Friend, I crave your indulgence for the unsolicited nature of this letter, but it was borne out of desperation and current development. Please bear with me. My name is Barrister Wilson Larry, a legal practitioner and the personal Attorney to late Mr. Michael Harris who died in Air France plane which disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean were Brazilians and French nationals, airline officials said along With his wife Mrs. Anne on the 31 May 2009 Air France plane among the 216 passengers on board flight 447(May their soul rest in peace).I know that my client had no living kin but I went ahead and made several inquiries to their embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives but this has proved unsuccessful. You can confirm this from the website below which was published by BBC. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8077858.stm I only did so to be double sure of this fact. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where these huge deposits were lodged, particularly in the Stanbic Bank Ghana where the deceased had an account valued at about $25 Million Dollars, The bank has issued me a notice that in the event that no next of kin comes up for the claim, the account will be confiscated if not claimed and we have just about few months. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over years now I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at US$25 Million Dollars can be paid into your nominated bank account and then you and me can share the money in the mode. 60% shall be for me and 35% for you and 5% shall be map out for expanse that are being made within the transfer. I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please your telephone and fax number urgently needed for further discussion. I look forward to your urgent response. Best regards, Barrister Wilson Larry Esq. E-mail:barr.wilsonlarry12@hotmail.com
  
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#1 | 1768 days ago
Cherrie (+)

Here's one I received today; these people have brass balls.

From: tonywilliams_8 (2 days ago)
Larry Associates & Chambers. Solicitors & Advocates, Accra - Ghana. Compliment. Dear Friend, I crave your indulgence for the unsolicited nature of this letter, but it was borne out of desperation and current development. Please bear with me. My name is Barrister Wilson Larry, a legal practitioner and the personal Attorney to late Mr. Michael Harris who died in Air France plane which disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean were Brazilians and French nationals, airline officials said along With his wife Mrs. Anne on the 31 May 2009 Air France plane among the 216 passengers on board flight 447(May their soul rest in peace).I know that my client had no living kin but I went ahead and made several inquiries to their embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives but this has proved unsuccessful. You can confirm this from the website below which was published by BBC. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8077858.stm I only did so to be double sure of this fact. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where these huge deposits were lodged, particularly in the Stanbic Bank Ghana where the deceased had an account valued at about $25 Million Dollars, The bank has issued me a notice that in the event that no next of kin comes up for the claim, the account will be confiscated if not claimed and we have just about few months. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over years now I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at US$25 Million Dollars can be paid into your nominated bank account and then you and me can share the money in the mode. 60% shall be for me and 35% for you and 5% shall be map out for expanse that are being made within the transfer. I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please your telephone and fax number urgently needed for further discussion. I look forward to your urgent response. Best regards, Barrister Wilson Larry Esq. E-mail:barr.wilsonlarry12@hotmail.com
#2 | 1768 days ago

And I thought season two was going to get rid of spam..............ha ha ha. Its funny how all these attornys are all based in Africa..................
#3 | 1768 days ago

Lol they had forget me,boo hoo,not that I like spam but I like to have a good laugh:)
#4 | 1768 days ago

I DONT HAVE ONE ,MAYBE THEY KNOWS I AM A POOR WI8DOW?
#5 | 1767 days ago

Put them in here if you want, or send them to one of us Mods and we will post them for deletion.  It's really hard to get rid of all these dang spammers, then set up *robot* accounts and keep making new ones and sending out this crap.  We get rid of them as fast as we can find them.  Thanks Richard and Cherrie. 
Richard and Cherrie, I have reported both of the ones you put in here, Richard's and Comment #1, 11/29/2009, 1:35am ET.  ~Seal
#6 | 1767 days ago

seal_warrior1 wrote:
Put them in here if you want, or send them to one of us Mods and we will post them for deletion.  It's really hard to get rid of all these dang spammers, then set up *robot* accounts and keep making new ones and sending out this crap.  We get rid of them as fast as we can find them.  Thanks Richard and Cherrie. 
Richard and Cherrie, I have reported both of the ones you put in here, Richard's and Comment #1, 11/29/2009, 1:35am ET.  ~Seal
thanks for that Seal. I did send a copy of this to Ty. but never heard anything, you are the only one to respond. Thank you loads my friend
#7 | 1767 days ago

richard_music wrote:
thanks for that Seal. I did send a copy of this to Ty. but never heard anything, you are the only one to respond. Thank you loads my friend
You're very welcome kind sir, anytime!       (ps.  I wouldn't spend all those pennies in one spot!)
#8 | 1767 days ago

richard_music wrote:
And I thought season two was going to get rid of spam..............ha ha ha. Its funny how all these attornys are all based in Africa..................
Actually Season 2 had nothing to do with Spam and Phishing on the site. We're still investigating and trying to develop some more permanent solutions for it.

As Seal said, you're welcome to stick it in here and I'll make sure to remove them, or you can send them directly to me or a mod.
#9 | 1767 days ago

(Edited 11/29/09 5:26PM by Jess)
Also - as for that particular spam that Richard received; please please know these things:
  • There are no secret contests - if we have a contest of some sort, you'll know about it through announcements and blogs by me, 100%InjuryRate, and/or Ty - and you'll need to knowingly enter.
  • If you win a contest of some sort on FanIQ, you will find out by either Ty, myself or 100%InjuryRate; not some random user name.
This is another clever scam someone has come up with, and we're removing these people as quickly as we can.
#10 | 1766 days ago

(Edited 11/30/09 7:07AM by richard_music)
and here is the latest one:

From: elizebethmass1 (5 hr. ago)
From: Miss Elizebeth Massinga. Accra- Ghana West African Email- elizebethmass2@i12.com Dearest One, It's my pleasure to contact you for a business venture which I am intend to establish in your country. Though we have not met before but I strongly believe we now have to risk confiding in someone to succeed from my present situation and for the best of my future. l am Miss Elizebeth Massinga., the only Daughter of late Chief and Mrs. Massinga., I wish to request for your assistance in a financial transaction and I want to invest in Manufacturing and real estate management in your country. I have Fourteen million Five hundred thousand united states dollars.USD($14,500,000) which my late father kept for me in a security company abroad, Now I have decided to invest these money in your country or anywhere safe enough outside this country for security and political reasons , If you can be of an assistance to me, i will be pleased to offer to you 20% Of the total fund for your kind and humane assistance. Now permit me to ask these few questions: - 1. Can I completely trust you? 2. Promise not to sit on my money when reaches your country? Consider this and get back to me immediately through my email(elizebethmass2@i12.com)for further explanation and conversation on how we will proceed. Awaiting your immediate response. Thanks and God bless. Best Regards Elizebeth

I wonder why Accra in Ghana keeps picking on me???!!!!???
#11 | 1766 days ago

And another one!!!

From: awesome_leticia (4 min. ago)
Hello handsome,how are you doing today?Hope all is fine and well with you overe there.My name is Leticia and I am a 31 years old single female from Ghana...I will love to get to know more about you if you dont mind.You can contact me on my private email which is awesome_leti@yahoo.com if you want to correspond as well and we can chat and take it from there.Hope to hear from you soon as its been great writing to you. Email Address:awesome_leti@yahoo.com Yahoo Id:awesome_leti

This is what I mean, 3 messages and 2 of them are spam. I can assure you Jess, it wasn´t that bad on season 1.................

But never mind, another one for you to blast off to the Moon.......................Or back to Ghana....lol.
#12 | 1766 days ago

richard_music wrote:
And another one!!!

From: awesome_leticia (4 min. ago)
Hello handsome,how are you doing today?Hope all is fine and well with you overe there.My name is Leticia and I am a 31 years old single female from Ghana...I will love to get to know more about you if you dont mind.You can contact me on my private email which is awesome_leti@yahoo.com if you want to correspond as well and we can chat and take it from there.Hope to hear from you soon as its been great writing to you. Email Address:awesome_leti@yahoo.com Yahoo Id:awesome_leti

This is what I mean, 3 messages and 2 of them are spam. I can assure you Jess, it wasn´t that bad on season 1.................

But never mind, another one for you to blast off to the Moon.......................Or back to Ghana....lol.
I can assure you that it WAS just as bad in season 1.  Maybe you just didn't personally receive as much spam, but that doesn't mean it's gotten worse because they decided to start picking on you recently.
 
#13 | 1764 days ago

Richard, your spammers from comments #10 and #11 have been reported. 
#14 | 1764 days ago

And removed :)
#15 | 1763 days ago

I have to laugh this time, or maybe cry?

I know I´m not the youngest, but must these spammers rub it in by sending me letters like this?

From: alhassan_2009 (13 hr. ago)
I am very happy to write you this letter and how are you and how is work. i hope you are fine as i am in Ghana. i want you to take as your friend and my name is jabaru and i want you to take me as you grandson and i hope you like me to be your grandson so that i can you my grand mom but please try and give me your email address so that i can write you or chart with in yahoo messenger and my email address is alhassanjabaru@yahoo.com and have a nice day and take care, good you and the lovely family. good bye
 
Anyway, my family is big enough thank you very much. Oh yes, its from Ghana again....*sigh*
#16 | 1763 days ago

seal_warrior1 wrote:
Richard, your spammers from comments #10 and #11 have been reported. 
Thank you seal. I´ll give you loads more if you want.....................lol.
#17 | 1763 days ago

Cheers, drinks on me as soon as I get the payout...............lol.

Actually those spams that think I´m hot I keep, cos it does my ego good.
#18 | 1763 days ago

richard_music wrote:
I have to laugh this time, or maybe cry?

I know I´m not the youngest, but must these spammers rub it in by sending me letters like this?

From: alhassan_2009 (13 hr. ago)
I am very happy to write you this letter and how are you and how is work. i hope you are fine as i am in Ghana. i want you to take as your friend and my name is jabaru and i want you to take me as you grandson and i hope you like me to be your grandson so that i can you my grand mom but please try and give me your email address so that i can write you or chart with in yahoo messenger and my email address is alhassanjabaru@yahoo.com and have a nice day and take care, good you and the lovely family. good bye
 
Anyway, my family is big enough thank you very much. Oh yes, its from Ghana again....*sigh*
Thanks for the report, Richard! I removed alhassan_2009
#19 | 1762 days ago

Jess wrote:
Thanks for the report, Richard! I removed alhassan_2009
Thanks Jess.
Didn´t get any spam today...............:)
#20 | 1761 days ago

Oh Look, I got a business proposal today!

Do you think its worth investing?

From: mariamtaylor (1 hr. ago)
Good Day, I would like to apply through this medium for your co-operation and to secure an opportunity to invest and do joint business with you in your country. I have a substantial capital i honourably intend to invest in your country into a very lucrative business venture of which you are to advise and execute the said venture over there for the mutual benefits of both of us. Your able co-operation is 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 help and assistance. Meanwhile,on indication of your willingness to handle this transaction sincerely by protecting our interests and upon your acceptance of this proposal,I would furnish you with the full detailed information, procedure,amount involve and mutually agree on your percentage interest or share holding for helping me to secure the release of the deposit and investing the money in your country under your proper management and care. 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. If this proposal is acceptable by you,please do not make undue advantage of the trust i bestow on you,and your urgent reply is highly needed today,for more detailed informations and oral talks. Please you should write me through my private email at ( mariamtaylor@gmail.com ) Best regards,and have a great day. Yours Faithfully, Mrs.Mariam Taylor.

According to her pofile she is a male...................not a good start.............lol.


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