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Email Scam with a Twist -- A True Story

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Kindly email me the confirmation # as soon as you are done so I can pick up funds here with it.

Let me know the cost of transfer too as I will be glad if refund all as soon as I'm back home.

Love, Angelica




I am so glad you are all right. That had to be terrifying.

Here's what I can do--I can send $1000. I just need your agreement to do one thing.  

A Nigerian prince has $4 million in a US bank account and cannot get it out. He has assigned it to me but I need a co-signer.

If you agree to do this, I will split half my proceeds - $200,000 - with you. Will you do that? If so, I will go right down to Western Union.

GUN POINT! Oh my god that must have been FRIGHTENING!

Let me know as soon as you can.



Well, whaddyaknow, the perpetrator didn't respond--I guess their English was good enough to understand they'd been out-scammed!


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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing for over 25 years. She studied art with Harold Ransom Stevenson in Sea Cliff NY for seven years before opening her own art school. Stevenson had (more...)

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Just brilliant!... by Meryl Ann Butler on Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 11:18:38 PM
love the twist.I was just warning a few friends ab... by Rob Kall on Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 11:37:16 PM
that he wished he'd thought to send a western uni... by Meryl Ann Butler on Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 11:53:35 PM
We need you on Wall Street!... by Daniel Geery on Wednesday, Mar 16, 2011 at 1:12:45 AM
u quack me up, dahlink!... by Meryl Ann Butler on Wednesday, Mar 16, 2011 at 1:19:32 AM
I love this story! A similar scam involving my so... by ValerieJ on Wednesday, Mar 16, 2011 at 9:03:54 AM
I'm glad your mom was on top of it!... by Meryl Ann Butler on Wednesday, Mar 16, 2011 at 9:50:58 AM