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Spam via Skype!



Got to work this morning, and saw this message left for me via Skype:

“[6:00:13 AM] Andrie Bramintya says: Good Day King,

I am Mr. Andrie Bramintya, Branch Manager of Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Limited of 1 Raffles Place #32-00 OUB Centre Singapore 048616. I have urgent and very confidential business proposition for you.A British Oil consultant/contractor with the Singapore Solid Minerals Corporation, {Mr.Wilson H. Diamond} made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US$10,750,000.00 (Ten Million, Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars) in my branch. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply….”

No, no, no!!!! Please, no Skype spam. Bummer. Just thought I’d warn all you Skype users.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/1340111 Matthew

    I get the Nigerian “business proposition” spam all the time. At least whoever wrote the Nigerian scam was smart enough to attribute his “proposition” to a foreigner in order to explain his bad English. What excuse does an “Australian” have for a sentence like “I have urgent and very confidential business proposition for you?”

    Maybe he drank too much Fosters. Isn’t it funny, too, how the writer of these emails always feels it necessary to spell out the amount of money involved? As if we will be compelled to believe anyone who can spell out a large sum of money.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/1340111 Matthew

    I get the Nigerian “business proposition” spam all the time. At least whoever wrote the Nigerian scam was smart enough to attribute his “proposition” to a foreigner in order to explain his bad English. What excuse does an “Australian” have for a sentence like “I have urgent and very confidential business proposition for you?”

    Maybe he drank too much Fosters. Isn’t it funny, too, how the writer of these emails always feels it necessary to spell out the amount of money involved? As if we will be compelled to believe anyone who can spell out a large sum of money.

  • Anonymous

    Hey…i got the spam this morning from that loser…i sent an email to skype hoping that they will cut him off…

  • Anonymous

    Hey…i got the spam this morning from that loser…i sent an email to skype hoping that they will cut him off…

  • Anonymous

    i got scammed hard from this spam. after researching “singapore solid minerals corp” i realized how ignorant i had become..

  • Anonymous

    i got scammed hard from this spam. after researching “singapore solid minerals corp” i realized how ignorant i had become..

  • Anonymous

    I just got an email from a guy named “Matthias Zimmerman” from the HVB in Singapore saying pretty much the same thing, except it was a guy named William Al-Sayeed from Singapore Solid Minerals COrporation who died and he’d left $15,750,000. It’s really sad how people feel the need to scam people like this and how some people really do get scammed! What they dont realize, though, is that some people, like me, don’t believe something so stupid and do their research sometimes. I say we need to something about this, or people will continue to be scammed by these fakes!

  • Anonymous

    I just got an email from a guy named “Matthias Zimmerman” from the HVB in Singapore saying pretty much the same thing, except it was a guy named William Al-Sayeed from Singapore Solid Minerals COrporation who died and he’d left $15,750,000. It’s really sad how people feel the need to scam people like this and how some people really do get scammed! What they dont realize, though, is that some people, like me, don’t believe something so stupid and do their research sometimes. I say we need to something about this, or people will continue to be scammed by these fakes!

  • Park Perales

    Just found this email in my Outlook:

    新しいメールアドレスをお知らせします

    新しいメールアドレス: m_ray032002@yahoo.co.jp

    I am Michael Ray, Branch Manager of Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Limited of Singapore I will like you to provide immediately your full names and address for the transfer of US$20,750,000.00 Million, I will like you stand as a the next of kin to Mr.Wilson H. Diamond Michael Ray.

    – RAY MICHAEL

    I wonder how do these people manage to have access to your personal email address?

  • Park Perales

    Just found this email in my Outlook:

    新しいメールアドレスをお知らせします

    新しいメールアドレス: m_ray032002@yahoo.co.jp

    I am Michael Ray, Branch Manager of Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Limited of Singapore I will like you to provide immediately your full names and address for the transfer of US$20,750,000.00 Million, I will like you stand as a the next of kin to Mr.Wilson H. Diamond Michael Ray.

    – RAY MICHAEL

    I wonder how do these people manage to have access to your personal email address?

  • http://www.monasutherland.com Mona

    How do they do it? It's automated, right???