gleichman Posted September 30, 2008 Report Share Posted September 30, 2008 Watch out for the following scam email. It was reported today in the New York Times. QUOTE From: Minister of the Treasury Paulson Subject: Request for urgent confidential business relationship Dear American: I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude. I am minister of the Treasury of the Republic of America. My country has had crisis that has caused the need for large transfer of funds of US$700bn. If you would assist me in this transfer, it would be most profitable to you. This transaction is 100 per cent safe. This is a matter of great urgency. We need a blank check. We need the funds as quickly as possible. My family lawyer advised me that I should look for a reliable and trustworthy person who will act as next of kin so the funds can be transferred. Please reply with all of your bank account, IRA and college fund account numbers and those of your children and grandchildren to email@example.com so that we may transfer your commission for this transaction. After I receive that information I will respond with detailed information about safeguards that will be used to protect the funds. Yours faithfully, Minister of Treasury Paulson, Nigeria, Washington DC . Quote Link to comment
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