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New Scam - from FerrariAds.com

Discussion in 'Other Off Topic Forum' started by FastTalk, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. FastTalk

    FastTalk Formula Junior

    Aug 20, 2002
    556
    Calabasas, CA
    Full Name:
    Adam Alexander
    So, I set up a brand new email account just for the purpose of selling my Fcar. The only place I have listed an ad is in Ferrariads.com. I accidently misspelled my own last name (Alexaner, instead of Alexander) in the ad, and I was suprised to see someone send me an email with the samne mis-spelling.

    It is a different variation of the same old scam. I just thought it was interesting that someone is specifically targeting Fcar sellers.

    I guess there is no point in responding because they are looking for Mr. Alexaner (not Alexander)... So, if Mr Alexaner is out there, you have $28.3M waiting for you :)

    My Ad: http://www.ferrariads.com/cgi-bin/classifieds/classifieds.cgi?search_and_display_db_button=on&db_id=1167&query=retrieval

    Email message:

    PATRICK DIALLO <patrick_diallo3@yahoo.fr>

    To:
    <fastalk@mac.com>

    Date:
    Wed Mar 31, 2004 06:14:04 PM PST

    Subject:
    Adam Alexaner (URGENT)

    ATTN:*Adam Alexaner

    I am Barr.Patrick Diallo, solicitor and notary public,
    the personal attorney to Mr. Mark Alexaner.Who is a
    national of your country.On the 21st of April 2002, my
    client, his wife and their only son were involved in a
    car accident
    along Accra / Kumasi express road.Unfortunately they all
    lost their
    lives in the event of the accident, since then i have
    made several
    enquiriesto locate any of my clients extended relatives
    and this
    has also proved unsuccessful.
    *
    After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to
    trace his relatives over the Internet, to locate any
    member of his family but of no avail, hence I contacted
    you.I contacted you to assist in repatriating the money
    and
    property left behind before they get confiscated or
    declared
    unserviceable by the bank where my client lodge these
    huge
    deposits.Particularly, the bank where the deceased had an
    account valued at about U.S$28! .3 million U.S dollars.
    Consequently, the bank issued me a notice to provide the
    next of kin
    or have the account confiscated within a short time.
    *
    Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives
    for over some years now,I seek your consent to present
    you as the next of kin of the deceased since you share
    the same surname so that the proceeds of the account
    valued at
    U.S$28.3 million can be paid to you for both of us to
    share the funds; 70% to me and 25% to you, while 5%
    should be for expenses or tax as your government may
    require. I have all necessary legal documents that can be
    used to backup the claim.All I require is your honest
    cooperation
    to enable us see this deal through.
    *
    I guarantee that this will be executed under a
    legitimate arrangementthat will protect you from any
    breach of the law.Please get in touch with me through my
    e-mail to
    enable us discuss further.
    *
    Thanks for your kind co-operation
    Barr.Patrick Diallo
     
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  3. F-passione

    F-passione Karting

    Mar 31, 2004
    173
    Orange County, CA
    Thanks for the heads up. This guy may be randomly farming e-mail accounts with some kind of puter program and not necessarily lurking around F-Ads.com

    Wow, the woods are full of these guys. It's the modern day con I guess.
     
  4. tifosi69

    tifosi69 Formula 3

    Dec 23, 2003
    1,671
    Atlanta, Ga.
    Full Name:
    Al-Al Cool J
    Those ******* Nigerians!!
     
  5. UroTrash

    UroTrash Three Time F1 World Champ
    Consultant Owner

    Jan 20, 2004
    33,471
    Purgatory
    Full Name:
    Internet Poseur
    Here's a link posted by a fellow F-chatter (I'm sorry I don't remember who the F-chatter was; please post and take credit for this!) that addresses these scams.It is hilarious and has great links as well:





    http://www.419eater.com/html/stev_ebe.htm
     
  6. matkat

    matkat Formula 3

    Mar 18, 2003
    1,840
    Scotland
    Full Name:
    Dave McGuire
    I posted an ad on the Ferrari club U.K. owners site,had tons of these scam letters afterwords,unfortunately we only have ourselves to blame if we give our addresses out,personally I read them and have a good laugh about it after all they are no problem to delete.
    Dave Mc
     
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