Lixo eletrônico não é novidade.
Todos os dias, minha caixa de e-mails amanhece abarrotada de spams de todo tipo.
Ao longo do dia, mais uma dezena de mensagens com todo tipo de publicidade entope meu correio virtual.
Além dos e-mails de editoras tentando vender assinaturas e empresas com lançamentos, recebo uma quantidade enorme de mensagens de pessoas das quais nunca ouvi falar.
Em geral com nomes africanos e/ou muçulmanos (mas já recebi de supostos soldados americanos no Iraque).
Sim, certamente meu endereço eletrônico está na lista de mensagens de picaretas ao redor do mundo.
Comecei, por curiosidade, a ler algumas das mensagens.
Quase todas foram (teriam sido enviadas) por alguém em Burkina Faso que trabalha num banco ou é viúva de um figurão que morreu num desastre aéreo, sofre de câncer e tem apenas alguns dias mais de vida.
No caso do sujeitos que dizem trabalhar em bancos, a mensagem diz que ele descobriu uma quantia (em geral algo entre US$ 5 milhões e US$ 10 milhões) adormecida numa conta sem movimentação há vários anos.
O sujeito diz que chegou ao meu nome graças a contatos na alta direção da empresa, que me recomendou como sendo pessoa altamente confiável.
Ele quer meus dados pessoais (em geral nome completo, idade, endereço, senha do e-mail, número da conta bancária, telefone) para poder transferir parte do dinheiro.
Eu ficaria com algo entre 40% e 50% do valor. O sujeito com outros 40% ou 50% e o restante, quando houvesse, seria doado a orfanatos e instituições de caridade que cuidam de mães abandonadas.
As viúvas dizem que o dinheiro está preso no banco e, por causa de um golpe de estado, não conseguem movimentar os recursos.
Mas eu, como estrangeiro, poderia fazê-lo com grande facilidade.
Tenho enorme curiosidade de conhecer o pessoal que cria essas mensagens e como a quadrilha funciona.
Hoje recebi um e-mail, em inglês, de um sujeito que está à beira da morte num hospital no Paraguai.
Ele escreve como se fôssemos velhos amigos que tivéssemos tentado operação semelhante no passado.
Outro sujeito diz que, depois de jejuar e orar, recebeu a mensagem de que eu era pessoa confiável para receber US$ 5 milhões.
Um outro ainda se dispôs a, depois de receber meus dados pessoais e endereço, viajar até aqui para me encontrar e discutir detalhes da transferência.
O incrível é que uma quantidade enorme de gente responde a esses e-mails e acaba caindo no golpe.
Uns perdem alguns milhares de dólares ao enviar aos bandidos dinheiro que supostamente seria destinado a cobrir taxas referentes a operações bancárias.
Abaixo, uma seleção de alguns dos incríveis e-mails:
I AM MRS MIMI PHILIP
BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER.
BANK OF AFRICA (BOA)
OUAGADOUGOU , BURKINA FASO .
I will like you to help me, in receiving of this fund into your Bank Account .However; it's just my urgent need for foreign partner that made me to contact you for this transaction. I am the manager of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance Department of BANK OF Africa (B.O.A) here in Ouagadougou , Burkina Faso. In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of (US$27.2 Million dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign Customer (MR. PAUL LOUIS from Paris, France) who died along with His entire family in July 2003 in a plane crash.
I am afraid if this money stays in our bank without claim for long period of time, our government will step in because
The Banking laws here does not allow such huge amount of money to stay
Dormant for more than 8years. And you will be receiving this money into your Bank account within 10 or 14 banking days.
The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after Eight years an above, the money will be transferred into the Bank treasury as unclaimed fund. I agree that 30% of this money will be for you as foreign partner in respect to the provision of a foreign account, and while 70%would be for me.
If you agree to my business proposal, further details of the transfer will be forwarded to you as soon as I receive your return mail. Make sure you keep this transaction as your top secret and make it confidential till we receive the fund into the account that you will provide to the Bank. Don't disclose it to any body, because the secrecy of this transaction is as well as the success of it, have a great day.
Place contact me immediately
Mrs Mimi Philip
Compliments of the day to you my name is Mr Erick Nikema Auditing and Accounting section manager African Development Bank in Ouagadougou Burkina faso.I seek your partnership to relocate this sum of( US($39.5M ) to your account for the benefit of our both families. and i am open for negotiation terms of percentages so far you put in your utmost attention and sincerity due to the nature of this transaction.This is a genuine business,only i can not operate it alone without using a Foreigner who will stand as a beneficiary to the money,that is why i decided to contact you to assist and also to share the benefit together with me.Please respond to me via email for more details on how the business will be executed.
Mr Erick Nikema
Greetings My Good One,
My name is Brenda, i saw your Emailaddress today through my private research and i became interested tocontact you ok, i will also like to know you more and i want you toreply me. so i can give you my picture for you to know whom i am and iknow whom you are too.
I believe we can move from here andknow one another ! ( Remember that age distance or color does notmatter but love, relationship and connections matters allot in life ) Iwill be happy to seeing a good responds from you and i have a veryimportant matter to discuss with you in my next mail that will favouryou and me, Thanks and remain Great ok.
Your's Beloved Brenda. GOOD BYE, MY SUNSHINE.
Just Click the email: xxxxxxx
Hope all is well with you and your family.
I am Blaise Samake I currently hold the post as the Audit Account Manager of our bank in Ouagadougou Branch, Burkina-Faso. I got your contact from a reliable web directory. We can see actually that the world is a very small place to meet people but what matters most for me is to transact with a person with full trust. I have developed the trust on you after one week of fasting and praying. Due to the trust, I made up my mind to disclose this confidential business to you.
We are in position to reclaim and inherit the sum of US$10, 000 million without any trouble, from a dormant account which remains unclaimed since 7 years the owner died. This is a U.S Dollar’s account and the beneficiary died without trace of his family to claim the fund.
Upon my personal audit investigation into the details of the account, I find out that the deceased is from Atlanta America, which makes it possible for you as a foreigner no matter your country to lay claim on the balance as the Foreign Business Partner or Extended Relative to the deceased. Your integrity and trustworthiness will make us succeed without any risk. Please if you think that the amount is too much to be transferred into your account, you have the right to ask our bank to transfer the fund into your account bit by bit after approval or you double the account. Once this fund is transferred into your account, we will share the fund accordingly.
40%, for you,
40%, for me,
3%, had been mapped out for you for the expense you make in this transaction,
17% as a free will donation to charity and motherless babies homes in both our countries as sign of breakthrough and more blessings.
If you are interested to help without disappointment or breach of trust, reply with your full details,
1. YOUR FULL NAME:........
2. YOUR CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBE
3. YOUR AGE:........
4. YOUR SEX:.........................
5. YOUR OCCUPATIONS:..........
6. YOUR COUNTRY AND CITY:........
7. YOUR PHOTO OR LOCAL IDENTITY:...............
so that I will guide you on the proper banking guidelines to follow for the claim. After the transfer, I will fly to your country for sharing according to our agreement.
Assurance: Note that this transaction will never in any way harm or foiled your good post or reputation in your country, because everything will follow legal process.
I am looking forward to hear from you soonest.
Mr Blaise Samake
My name is 2nd Lt Margaret Peterson,amemberoftheU.S.army Medical Team, which was deployed to Iraqatthebeginningofthe warin Iraq. I would like to sharesomehighlypersonalclassifiedinformationabout my personal experienceandrolewhich Iplayed in thepursuit of mycareer serving under theU.S1stArmored whichwas at thefore-front of thewar in Iraq.Dear Friend,
Myname is 2nd Lt Helen White,amemberoftheU.S.army Medical Team, which wasdeployed to Iraqatthebeginningofthe warin Iraq. I would like tosharesomehighlypersonalclassifiedinformationabout my personalexperienceandrolewhich Iplayed in thepursuit of mycareer serving undertheU.S1stArmored whichwas at thefore-front of thewar in Iraq.
Iwouldholdbackcertaininformationfor securityreasons for now untilyouhave foundthetime tovisit the BBCwebsitestated below to enableyouhave aninsightintowhat I intend sharingwithyou, believing thatitwould beofyourdesired interest one-way ortheother.
Getbacktomehavingvisitedtheabove website to enable us discuss inamoreclarifyingmannerto thebest ofyour understanding. I willbevivid andcoherent inmy nextmessagein thisregards, meanwhile,could you send me an emailconfirming thatyou havevisited the site and that you have understoodmy intentions?
2nd LT Margaret Peterson.
AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK,
OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA FASO
My name is Williams Grant,Manager Auditing and account section of the bank,I discovered a dormant account during our annual auditing exercise in my office,and my further investigation revealed that this account has not been operated on for quite a long time.It will be in my interest to transfer this fund worth $30 million into an account offshore,
I have all the plans safely worked out and will need the co-operation of a foreign partner in order to successfully make this transfer,If you can assist in getting the money transferred,contact me immediately so that I can give you more details.
Remember this is absolutely confidential,do also provide me with your full name and address,Mobile Phone Lines,Nationality,Age And Occupation..
Regards and respect,
Mr Williams Grant
Manager Audit/Account sec ADB
I am in Accounts Department in our bank. I have the opportunity of transferring the sum of (10.5m USD).This fund originally belonged to one of our bank customer who died in the year 2002.
My request is for to stand as next of kin in this business and also a foreign partner. Based on the fact that this is a deal, I propose that 50% of this fund for you and 50% for me.
I will give more detail of the transfer process soon I receive your response. If you are interested, then fill the list below data's and your comment. I expect that your reply for more details immediately you receive this letter.
Your Full Name............................
Your Company name:...........................
Your Direct Phone N °:........................
Your Fax N°.....................................
Your Age :......................................
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