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1. Posted by wales100 (Budding Member 9 posts) 12y

Got an email from someone by this name via this site. It read:

MR.NATHANEAL DOUGBO.
THE HOLY CRESCENT MOSQUE
40/42 AGO PALACE WAY
COCODY COTE d'IVOIRE
Email:[email protected]

HOWEVER, I HAVE ALREADY SENT YOU THIS SAME LETTER BY POST ONE WEEK AGO, BUT I AM
NOT SURE IF IT DID GET TO YOU SINCE I HAVE NOT HEAR FROM YOU, HENCE MY RESENTING
IT AGAIN.

PERMISSION TO REMIT US$11 MILLION INTO YOUR COMPANY OR PRIVATE ACCOUNT IS MY
PLEASURE TO WRITE AND INFORM YOU OF A TRANSACTION INVOLVING THE TRANSFER OF
S$11,000,000.00 (ELEVEN MILLION U.S.DOLLARS) ONLY INTO YOUR FOREIGN ACCOUNT FOR
SAFEKEEPING PENDING MY ARRIVAL WITH MY COLLEAGUES FOR THE SHARING WITH YOU AS
THE ACCOUNT OWNER INTO WHICH THE MONEY IS REMITTED.

I AM Mr.NATHANEAL DOUGBO AN ACCOUNTANT WITH THE IVORIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM
CORPORATION(INPC), COTE D'IVOIRE AND THIS MONEY ORIGINATED FROM OVER-INVOICED
CONTRACT EXECUTED FOR THE CORPORATION SOME YEARS BACK. THIS CONTRACT HAS LONG
BEEN COMPLETED BY A FOREIGN FIRM AND THE CONTRACTOR DULY PAID. I NOW SEEK IF YOU
WOULD PERMIT THE SURPLUS TO BE REMITTED INTO YOUR ACCOUNT. AS A MATTER OF FACT,
WE ARE TOP GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND WE CANNOT COME OUT OPENLY TO CLAIM THIS
AMOUNT. THIS IS WHY WE ARE LOOKING FOR A COMPETENT AND HONEST COMPANY OR
INDIVIDUAL ABROAD WHOSE DOCUMENTS WOULD BE TENDERED BY US HERE IN COTE D'IVOIRE
AS ONE OF THE CONTRACTORS THAT EXECUTED THE PROJECT.HOWEVER, I WOULD WISH TO
RECEIVE YOUR PERSONAL ASSURANCE THAT YOU WOULDNOT SIT ON THE MONEY WHEN IT GOES
INTO YOUR ACCOUNT.MORE IMPORTANTLY, YOU KEEP CONFIDENTIAL THIS TRANSACTION, IN
ORDER NOT TO TARNISH THE CONFIDENCE REPOSE IN THE OFFICIALS INVOLVED IN THIS
TRANSACTION.TO EFFECT THIS TRANSFER,

I THEREFORE REQUEST THE FOLLOWING:YOUR ACCOUNT NUMBER,YOUR BANK NAME
,ADDRESS,TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS WHERE THE MONEY WOULD BE TRANSFERRED INTO AND
ALSO YOUR PRIVATE FAX AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR QUICK COMMUNICATION.SO FAR,
AFTER DUE CONSULTATIONS,YOU ARE STRONGLY AND RELIABLY RECOMMENDED TO US ALTHOUGH
WE HAVE NOT MEET OR ENTERED INTO ANY KIND OF CONTRACT WITH YOU BEFORE AS TO KNOW
THE EXTENT OF YOUR HONESTY, BUT BASED ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS, I PERSONALLY WANT
TO BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE HONEST ENOUGH AND WOULD NOT SIT ON THE MONEY IF FINALLY
GOT INTO YOUR ACCOUNT. IT IS ON THIS NOTE THAT I CONSIDER IT PROPER TO WRITE YOU
ASKING FOR YOUR PERMISSION AND SUPPORT TO TRANSFER THIS AMOUNT INTO YOUR
ACCOUNT.YOU SHOULD NOT FEAR ANY RISK BECAUSE WE HAVE CONCLUDED ARRANGEMENT TO
SAVE GUIDE YOU IN THE TRANSACTION. THIS BUSINESS IS 100% RISK FREE. HENCE IT
REQUIRES HIGH LEVEL OF CONFIDENCE AND SECRECY.

MEANWHILE THIS IS THE BREAKDOWN OF THE SHARING MODALITIES:

A. 15% WILL BE USED TO SETTLE TRANSFER CHARGES AND LEGAL PROTOCOLS.

B. 25% IS FOR USING YOUR ACCOUNT.

C. 60% OF IT WILL BE FOR US THE ORIGINATORS.BE INFORMED THAT ON COMPLETION OF
THIS BUSINESS I WILL USE PART OF MY MONEY TO INVEST IN YOUR COUNTRY UNDER YOUR
CARE.PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TRANSFER OPERATION WILL TAKE SEVEN TO TEN WORKING DAYS
TO BE COMPLITED.PLEASE CONTACT ME BY THIS ABOVE E-mail ADDRESS.

MY DEEPEST PRAYER IS FOR YOU.

NATHANEAL DOUGBO.

Any ideas who this muppet is? Surely the administrators of this site should be aware of his nonsense? Can anything be done?

2. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 12y

More than likely the email didn't actually come from this site, but rather was "spoofed" to appear that it came from this site and actually came from somewhere else.

this is from a website on email headers. "An important consequence of the existence of envelope information is that the message From: and To: headers are meaningless. The contents of the From: header are provided by the sender; and so, counterintuitively, are the contents of the To: header. Mail is routed only based on the envelope To, never based on the message To: header." (source: http://www.stopspam.org/email/headers.html)

The key lines are actually the ones that start with "Received:"

If you have the entire mail header, that would help in determining if the offender is from this site or from some other place.

3. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 12y

Hi there,

I presume you mean he sent you a message through the message center. You would have also received an email from us notifying you of the new message, which had the message included.

This user was already flagged as a spammer a couple of days ago (username 'dougbo') after sending out 4 of these messages. One of the recipients put in a spam report and he has been blocked from sending or receiving any more messages. In addition any messages that were already sent by him should not be possible to read anymore. If you're getting this from a different username than 'dougbo', please let me know and I'll stop that username as well.. It's really all we can do in this situation. It's a free site after all and unfortunately that means that spammers can sign up for free as well

We try to keep on top of them though to discourage them as much as possible. If you get another one, report it as spam and we'll deal with the offendor promptly! Otherwise, we have no way of knowing.

Oh, and I should be sure to point out that NO-ONE other than Sam and myself have access to any of the Travellerspoint member's email addresses. So the only emails you should be getting as a result of signing up here are notifications and newsletters (if you've chosen to get them).

Cheers, Peter