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August 29, 2006
12:24 pm
Bala C
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I have received a message from the newest member here - which I believe is a scam - used to be something that was sent to all commodity trading companies in the late 80's / early 90's.

Not sure how to report this member so have just sent an e-mail to moderators and also posted a warning in case others receive the same e-mail about $6.5 million!!

Bala

Bala :)
http://www.thechocolatecellar.co.uk

Bala :) www.thechocolatecellar.co.uk
August 29, 2006
1:09 pm
alex_h
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thanks, bala.

for safety's sake i would not in any case reply to the message to prevent any involvement in a scam.
much has been written about this type of scam and it is best to delete the message or pass it on to an agency that deals with such matters.

August 29, 2006
2:17 pm
Seventy%
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Thanks all for pointing this out. Seems a bizzare amount of effort to go to in an effort to draw people into an obvious con.

I've deleted this member now.

Let me know if any more appear.

Martin

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http://www.seventypercent.com

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August 30, 2006
9:29 am
Domenico
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Same thing happened to me, too. Nigerian letters...Nice to hear about the deletion.

September 13, 2006
8:14 pm
seneca
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I just received one of these today (the classic Cote d'Ivoire one, it appears) from:
goodness (amanda_dad3@inbox.ru)

http://bittersweetcafe.blogspot.com

http://bittersweetcafe.blogspot.com http://www.bittersweetcafe.com
September 13, 2006
9:08 pm
Alan
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I also received one today. This makes time number two. I'm sure it is the same person. Martin, do you have the capability of blocking IP addresses?

Alan

[url="http://www.Patric-Chocolate.com"]Patric Chocolate[/url]
September 19, 2006
6:14 pm
Alan
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Martin,

Just got another one today from member: Mary

---------------------------------------
DEAREST ONE,

I GOT YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION THROUGH THIS SITE ( AND I DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU DIRECTLY,HOPING THAT BY ALMIGHTY GOD GRACE YOU WILL SUCCESSFULLY ASSIST ME OUT FROM MY SITUATION AFTER MY SEVEN GOOD DAYS PRAYERS AND FASTING OVER SEEKING FOR AN OVERSEES GUARDANCE .

I AM MARY KANE (22 YEARS OLD) THE DAUGTHER OF LATE JOSEPH KANE WATTARAH WHO WAS A FAMOUS POLITICIAN BASED IN ABIDJAN,THE ECONOMIC CAPITAL OF IVORY COAST WHO WAS ASSINATED. I AM SEEKING FOR YOUR URGENT ATTENTION TO HELP ME TRANSFER THE SUM OF (US$10,500,000.00 )TEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATE OF AMERICAN DOLLARS INTO YOUR NOMINATED BANK ACCOUNT OVERSEAS FOR AN INVESTMENTS PURPOSES,SUCH AS REAL ESTATES MANAGEMENTS AND STOCK MARKERTS.

PLEASE SWEET HEART, I AM WILLING TO OFFER YOU 15% OF THIS MY TOTAL FUND AS YOUR COMMISSION FOR YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE TO ME.PLEASE KINDLY WRITE FOR MORE IMPORTANT DETAILS CONCERNING THIS MY MUTUAL TRANSACTION. SEND URGENTLY REPLT TO (mary_kane301@yahoo.com

YOURS SWEET HEART,
MARY KANE

[url="http://www.Patric-Chocolate.com"]Patric Chocolate[/url]
September 19, 2006
11:49 pm
seneca
USA
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Got the same one today as Alan, fyi...

http://bittersweetcafe.blogspot.com

http://bittersweetcafe.blogspot.com http://www.bittersweetcafe.com
September 19, 2006
11:52 pm
Seventy%
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I've deleted that user again - didn't think to check the IP before that. Will try next time. If it's any consolation, we're getting a spate of fake orders from Ghana using US credit cards, so you're not the only ones suffering!

We'd like to engage with cacao producing countries, but this is not exactly what I had in mind...

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September 20, 2006
10:07 am
alex_h
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i just received the same email Alan received. this time from mary123 though...

September 20, 2006
1:01 pm
Alan
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quote:


Originally posted by alex_h

i just received the same email Alan received. this time from mary123 though...


I just got the same one again too, from Mary123. Looks like someone is stepping up his/her efforts. It really would be great to block that IP if possible...if indeed it is the same one each time.

[url="http://www.Patric-Chocolate.com"]Patric Chocolate[/url]
September 20, 2006
3:35 pm
seneca
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Yep, I got it as well. mary123 (marykane123456@yahoo.com)
Any ideas?

http://bittersweetcafe.blogspot.com

http://bittersweetcafe.blogspot.com http://www.bittersweetcafe.com
September 20, 2006
3:44 pm
Masur
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Maybe something like this (Subject "Unanswered love", posted
Monday, September 04, 2006)

[url]http://www.thewetnoodle.blogspot.com/[/url]

"Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos" (Maricel E. Presilla)

"Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos" (Maricel E. Presilla)
September 20, 2006
4:28 pm
Seventy%
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Ok, to stop this becoming a flood, new members now require approval by me before they are allowed to join. Painful, and it may mean some delays joining, but I think it's the only way. Obviously we don't want to put members off because they're receiving this kind of junk.

Sorry new members!

Martin

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September 27, 2006
1:06 pm
Seventy%
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I'm now filtering out the obvious spam members. I've just approved a few who don't have many details in their profile. Please keep an eye open for any problems or rogue emails. If we still get problems, we might have to require more profile details before approval.

Apologies to anyone genuine from Ghana or Ivory Coast - please email me if you have a real interest in chocolate and want to be a member.

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October 31, 2007
10:05 am
Masur
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I've received three e-mails from jessi kole Abidjan, Ivory Coast West Africa:

quote:


My Dear one,
i am jessi kole
the only daugther of late Mr. and Mrs. joseph kole My father was a
very wealthy cocoa merchant in Abidjan , the economic capital of Ivory
coast, my father was poisoned to death by his business associates on one
of their outings on a business trip .

My mother died when I was a baby and since then my father took me so
special. Before the death of my father on March 2006 in a private
hospital here in Abidjan he secretly called me on his bed side and told me
that he has the sum of twelve million,seven hundred thousand United State
Dollars. USD ($12,700,000.00) left in fixed / suspense account in one
of the prime bank here in Abidjan ,
that he used my name as his only daugther for the next of Kin in
depositing of the fund. He
also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was
poisoned by his business ssociates.
That I should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice
where i will transfer this money and use it for investment purpose such as
real estate management or hotel management .

Dear, I am honourably seeking your assistance in the following ways:

(1) To provide a bank account into which this money would be
transferred to .
(2) To serve as a guardian of this fund since I am only 20years.

(3) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further
my education and to secure a resident permit in your country.

Moreover, Dear, i am willing to offer you 15% of the total sum as
compensation for your effort/ input after the successful transfer of this
fund into your nominated account overseas.

Furthermore, you indicate your options towards assisting me as I
believe that this transaction would be concluded within fourteen (14) days
you signify
interest to assist me. Anticipating to hear from you soon.

Email me to my private email now ok : ?????@yahoo.com
Thanks and God bless.

Best regards,
jessi kole


Anyone else?

"Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos" (Maricel E. Presilla)

"Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos" (Maricel E. Presilla)
October 31, 2007
10:10 am
Seventy%
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Looks like this was a 'sleeper' spammer - they registered Nov 2006 before we really started filtering registrations. (Only about 1 in 20 are now genuine).

Strange they decided to spam email now.

That user is now deleted and apologies to everyone who received the email.

Site Admin
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October 31, 2007
2:51 pm
JasonBunting
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quote:


Originally posted by masur

I've received three e-mails from jessi kole Abidjan, Ivory Coast West Africa...

Anyone else?



I just received this one as well. I am really bummed out because I thought I was so special. :P

j a s o n b u n t i n g

j a s o n b u n t i n g
October 31, 2007
3:07 pm
seneca
USA
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Same here...just chiming in. At least the spammers had the decency to customize the story to 'wealthy cocoa merchant'. Not the most believable tale in the world, but at least they looked at the site they were spamming :-)

http://bittersweetcafe.blogspot.com
http://www.bittersweetcafe.com

http://bittersweetcafe.blogspot.com http://www.bittersweetcafe.com
November 1, 2007
11:10 am
76percentdark
United Kingdom
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phew, it wasn't just me who got one then!

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