Re: i need your help

From: Flick Harrison (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Aug 25 2008 - 16:56:15 PDT


Clearly a spammer has hijacked / spoofed esperanza's account and is
scam-spamming her email list.

Notice the different email in the text vs the posting address.

I replied to the email for a laugh and got a bounceback from the
gmail account. What that means I don't know... probably her account
got yanked for spamming.

Chuck is right to reject this type of email out of hand. Searching
the frameworks list for esperanza's name is hardly necessary or worth
the effort to recognize a 419 scam.


On 25-Aug-08, at 4:17 PM, Margaret Jamieson wrote:

> Chuck,
> I don't mean to be tart with you. I don't know you, but you seem
> like a reasonable poster. I am just imagining what kind of a
> situation she may be in.
> MJ
> On Aug 25, 2008, at 6:46 PM, Chuck Kleinhans wrote:
>> Ah, from Nigeria, of course! Am I the only one who finds it
>> strange that this person has never communicated to the list
>> before, makes their first contribution with a chirpy little note
>> to answer Gene Youngblood and then two and one half hours later
>> sends this desperate plea; especially when "I have been
>> starving".....the default solution for this kind of dilemma (if it
>> is genuine) is to go to the embassy or consulate of your nation.
>> Perhaps I could put you in touch with a Nigerian fellow who
>> contacted me a few days ago about 2.5 million $US that he was
>> holding for me.
>> On Aug 25, 2008, at 12:14 PM, esperanza collado wrote:
>>> How are you doing today? I am sorry i didn't inform you about my
>>> traveling to Africa for a program called "Empowering Youth to
>>> Fight Racism, HIV/AIDS, Poverty and Lack of Education, the
>>> program is taking place in three major countries in Africa which
>>> is Ghana , South Africa and Nigeria . It as been a very sad and
>>> bad moment for me, the present condition that i found myself is
>>> very hard for me to explain.
>>> I am really stranded in Nigeria because I forgot my little bag
>>> in the Taxi where my money, passport, documents and other
>>> valuable things were kept on my way to the Hotel am staying, I am
>>> facing a hard time here because i have no money on me. I am now
>>> owning a hotel bill of 300EURO and they wanted me to pay the
>>> bill soon else they will have to seize my bag and hand me over to
>>> the Hotel Management, I need this help from you urgently to help
>>> me back home, I need you to help me with the hotel bill and i
>>> will also need 1000EURO to feed and help myself back home so
>>> please can you help me with a sum of 1300EURO to sort out my
>>> problems here? I need this help so much and on time because i am
>>> in a terrible and tight situation here, I don't even have money
>>> to feed myself for a day which means i had been starving so
>>> please understand how urgent i need your help.i have decided not
>>> tell my family so that they will not be worried.when I return I
>>> will tell them and they will understand.
>>> I am sending you this e-mail from the city Library and I only
>>> have 30 min, I will appreciate what so ever you can afford to
>>> send me for now and I promise to pay back your money as soon as i
>>> return home.You need to transfer the money through Money Gram or
>>> Western Union .Pls reply back to my alternate email address at
>>> (address suppressed) because Gmail service is very bad here in
>>> Africa so i can give you the payment details on time Hope to hear
>>> from you soon.
>>> Regards,
>>> esperanza
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