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A very gracious fellow

Seth

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Email:


BullardPrivado & Associates
Estate & Probate Law Firm.

Dear Friend,

I am John Mimnaugh, a lawyer serving with BullardPrivado & Associates. I have contacted you to assist in distributing the deposits left behind by my deceased client before it is confiscated or declared unserviceable by the security firm where this deposit is lodged. The security firm has issued me a notice to contact the next of kin, or the deposits will be confiscated.My proposition to you is to seek your consent to present you as the next-of-kin and beneficiary of my client so that this deposits can be transfered to you overseas. Afterwards we can share the amount on a mutually agreed-upon percentage. All legal documents to back up your claim as my client's next-of-kin will be provided. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through.

This process will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect us from any breach of the law. If this business proposition offends your moral values,please do accept my apology while I must use this opportunity to implore you to exercise the utmost indulgence to keep this matter extraordinary confidential whatever your decision while I await your prompt response.

Sincerely Yours
John M. Mimnaugh
bullprivado.com

Ah, isn't that nice of him? He's actually going to make me, an overseas stranger, the beneficiary.

These things just get more and more pathetic:)
 

petef

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Evidently it works on once in a while or we wouldn't keep seeing them.
It makes me think that along with histroy, math and science, they ought to be
teachng in the schools practical things such as how to avoid scams and stay
safe on the Interent, along with how to manage finances, how to balance
a checkbook, and stuff like that.

---pete---
 

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Excellent points.

I'm of the opinion they should teach the basic 3 R's along with practical information such as you posted Pete. After that, let them pursue the disciplines that they have a passion for instead of forcing them to memorize useless facts.
 

AdvancedSetup

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LOL - Yes, that is the problem Pete. I was reading the news the other day and they were saying that one of the US Government departments that handle this type of scam, continue to get about 800 cases a month.

That means that there are still almost 10,000 people a year that are at least potentially a victim or semi victim of this type of junk. Just amazing considering how it's plastered in online news, on TV news, on radio, etc.. and still people fall for it.
 

petef

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Seth said:
Excellent points.

I'm of the opinion they should teach the basic 3 R's along with practical information such as you posted Pete. After that, let them pursue the disciplines that they have a passion for instead of forcing them to memorize useless facts.
Unfortunately, it will probably never happen because it makes too much sense. :)

In the past, I've read some very interesting articles about why the public
schools are the way they are and not really teaching correctly. Memorizing
useless facts has it's advantages because it develops the mind a certain way
to just accept things and not analyze the information. This can be advantagous
if you are training people for a workforce where they need to take orders
and follow procedures without questioning.

It's been said that the purpose of schools in America are intended for
social change over learning development. Anyway, this is getting way
off topic, so i'll just end here.

Bottom line, there will always be uneducated or gullable people that
will fall for Email scams as you posted. Best we can do is educate the
people we come in contact with and hope the knowledge with spread.

---pete---
 

Seth

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It's off topic Pete, but worthy of a new thread, as I think many members would be interested in discussing such.

I'll start a new thread on the subject a little later. Or, feel free to start one on your own.