Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Stop the Scam, Scammers!

Below are actual letters i've received in my SPAM at least once a week.
Clearly i know these people are scammers and it upsets me these people continue to send the emails!
Do they really want me to believe they have millions of dollars they want to donate to poor little ol' me?
How did i get so lucky?
How did they get so lucky? 
 Yeah right?
And why do these scammers continue to use Africa
and her plight to market in all these scams?
Or illness and medical issues?
There are real and important issues to discuss in the world.
Ooooh...they upset me so much!
But what upsets and saddens me the most is that
there are people out there who fall for these scams.
And will forward their accounting information.
I am BEGGING scammers out there to refrain from the insanity and STOP the scams!
Most people are not falling for them anyway!
Just stop the madness...

      Scam letter One:

Dear Friend.
Greetings to you. My name is Rona Yovani Kwee. I am the account officer to most of the politicians, I have a business of Nine Million United State America Dollars ($ to be transfer to your account for investment. It has been more than 10 years ago, most of the greedy African Politicians used our bank to launder money overseas through the help of their Political advisers.
Most of the funds which they transferred out of Africa were gold and oil money that was supposed to have been used to develop the African continent. Take Libya PRESIDENT Mouammar Gaddafi for example. He export to his foreign accounts billions of American Dollars each year. CNN AND BCC NEWS WILL TELL YOU MORE. This is the fund he got from Libya oil. Mouammar Gaddafi recieves Billions of US Dollars every year from Libya oil only. The Political advisers always inflates the amounts before transfer to foreign accounts. So I also used the opportunity to divert part of the fund. And i have at the moment Nine million US dollars ($
Be rest assured that everything will be handled confidentially because this is a great opportunity we cannot afford to miss, as it will make our families profit a lot. It is 100% grantee and risk free
Awaiting to hear from you soon.
Yours Faithfully,
Rona Yovani Kwee

Scam letter Two:

Dear Beloved, 
I am Miss.Ekaterina Ptakhina  and i have been suffering from ovarian cancer disease and the doctor says that i have just two days to leave. i am from (eastern Province) Russian  but base in Africa Burkina Faso since eight years ago as a business woman dealing with gold exportation.
Now that i am about to end the race like this, without any family members and no child. i have $4.Million US Dollars in Africa Development Bank (ADB) Burkina Faso which i instructed the bank to give  it  to St Andrews Missionary Home in Burkina Faso .
But my mind is not at rest because i am writing this letter now through the help of my computer beside my sick bed. i also have $5.5Million US Dollars at Eco bank here in Burkina Faso and i instructed the bank to transfer the money to the foreigner that will apply to the bank after i have gone that they should release the fund to you, but you will assure me that you will take 50% of the money and give 50% to the motherlessbabyhomes, charity homes. In your country for my heart to rest.  YOU ARE TO CONTACT THE BANK THROUGH THIS EMAIL ADDRESS:  (
Yours Sincerely
Miss.Ekaterina Ptakhina



Heather said...

I hate it, too, but sadly, I don't think some people will ever stop. I guess all we can do is continue to hit "delete."

Elizabeth and Kyle @ Love Is the Adventure said...

Lol, my heart bleeds for you, motherlessbabyhomes.

They're almost funny - they have so many bizarre details.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

The sad part is that people actually fall for these. It's sad.

Lauren said...

we get these all the time on our office email account...crazy, crazy stuff!

Babydreams2011 said...

Girrrl, how bout I JUST deleted two before I came to check blog updates! smh... I love that I can block them in outlook express, but for every 2 I block I get 4-6 new ones in the month so it is never ending.. And you are right, someone out there is falling for it, or they wouldn't continue to do it, which is really sad..

Nicole J @ Knocked Up said...

Ugh these letters are the worse! The people who send them should be ashamed of themselves for trying to take advantage of others.

ASingleMothersJourney said...

I hate getting these and it's only been since I started blogging. They must be stopped!

Frugalista said...

I got this junk before blogging so I'm not sure it's b/c of blogging. It's so lame and annoying. I hope people aren't falling for it anymore.

Tatiana said...

Those are the most ridiculous letters I have ever seen! Oh my gosh! She has two days to live? I just about died laughing. How stupid do they think that people really are?

Nini said...

The sad part is not only do people fall for this LAWYERS have fallen victim to this. Hubby and I recently watched a episode of I think it was 20/20 or 60minutes where a law firm actually fell for one of these letters. It's a NY firm. I'll try to look up the episode and let you know....pretty damn interesting to watch. Sad that people actually fall for this stuff.

Angela of "Grahangela" said...

These scam letters are so ridiculous! I just roll my eyes at them, but some people actually fall victim to it. So sad. My friend James made light on his blog of an actual scam letter he received. Actually messed with the scammer's head a little bit. It's very funny! Check it out:

~ Angela

Melissa said...

I get these all the time too and it drives me crazy! I actually think there is a site now that you can report these people to 'cause it is happening so often now. The really sad part is...there are so many people who actually fall for these scams! Hope you are having a wonderful week!


Lauren@Tennessee Honey said...

I hate spam!!! I love my gmail account takes all the spam away from me:)
I just can't believe people fall for that stuff...tisk tisk.

Anonymous said...

OH MY! I have heard of scams like these!! You should report these.

Anonymous said...

The other day I had 134 SPAM comments in my spam box thingy on my blog. I was like WHAAAAA???? How ridiculous is that? Ugh. Anyway - I don't get it. And it's pathetic. And the worst is that people actually fall for this?! So sad

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

You're right! These are ridiculous! The worst thing is that people actually fall for these! Agh! Crazy! I try to ignore the scammers...but sometimes it's just fun to read for a little comic relief! :)

Faith said...

ugh, upsets me so bad too! why do they have to use Africa?! that upsets me more! i'm hoping that people don't fall for the scam anymore ... has been way too much media attention brought to this scam that i hope the scammers just stop already. but that's a perfect world and i know they'll be working soon on another scam. really sad. but i believe in karma.

Anonymous said...

I especially like when they pretend to be someone I might actually know.... My real friends & family know I don't have any money so ain't no need contacting me. LOL