E-mail spam, junkmail

E-mail spam is a subset of spam that involves sending identical or nearly identical messages to millions of recipients all over the world. Perpetrators of such spam ("spammers") often harvest addresses of prospective recipients from Usenet postings or from web pages, obtain them from databases, or simply guess them by using common names and domains. By definition, spam occurs without the permission of the recipients.

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419 "Nigerian" letters and lottery scams:


Mr Henry Buma Johannesburg South Africa
E-mail:henrybuma@xxxxxxxxxxx

Attn: Chairman/CEO,

My name is Mr. Henry Buma, the stepson of Mr. Terry ford of Zimbabwe. It might be a surprise to you where I got your contact address; I got it from the net. Don't be worried because I am contacting you in good faith.

During the crisis against the farmers of Zimbabwe by the supporters of our President Robert Mugabe to claim all the white owned farms in our country, he ordered all the white farmers to surrender their farms to his party members and their followers. Terry was one of the best farmers in the country and knowing that he did not support the President political ideology, the president supporters invaded my father's farm and burnt down everything, killed him and confiscated all his investments.

Before this unpleasant incident, my mother and Terry had already visited South Africa to deposit the sum of Fifteen Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$15.5M) in the safe vault of a Security and financial company here in Johannesburg South Africa. This action was taken because Terry felt the growing tension on the farm issue but I guess he never anticipated the tragedy that brought his brutal and sudden death.

At the time of deposition, the real content was not disclosed to the security officials; instead, it was
deposited as family valuables valued for the real content in the consignment.

After the bloody incident, we all had to escape out of our country for the safety of our lives. We seek refuge in South Africa and we were permitted to reside here as Political Refugees under section (5.9).

Because of our present and unpleasant status, my mother and I are seriously looking forward to having an overseas partner that will assist us with the convenient and legal transfer of the funds out of South Africa.

If my proposition is considered, for assisting us to transfer this money to your country, we will offer you
25%of the total fund, 75% will be for my family to buy shares in your company or investing in your country under your supervision.

I would appreciate confidentiality and honesty in our correspondence. Your immediate response will be highlywelcomed.

I wait to hear from you. Be with God.

Best Wishes,

Henry Buma,
for family
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DAYZERS LOTTERY NATIONAL PROMOTION. VENLO THE NETHERLANDS
REF N° :
BL6/944523/24
BATCH N°: 62/453/FME
SECURITY DEPOSIT CODE:
DZL/546372/DDZL

Dear Sir/Madam,

We happily announce to you the draw
of the Dayzers National Netherland Lottery International programs held
on the 10th of September,2005.Due to the mix up of numbers, the results
were released on the 13th of September,2005.

Your e-mail address
attached to ticket number: 2443 with Serial number 6328/94 drew the
lucky numbers: 45-62-67, which subsequently won you the lottery in the
2nd category. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of
€500,000.00euros( Five Hundred Thousand Euros).

All participants were
selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 25,000 company
email addresses and 30,000,000 individual email addresses from
Australia, Africa, New Zealand, America, Europe, North America and Asia
as part of International promotion.

CONGRATULATIONS! ! ! Due to mix up
of some numbers and names, you are advised to keep your winning
information confidential until your claims has been processed and your
money remitted to your nominated bank. This is part of our security
protocol to avoid double claims and unwarranted abuse of this
programmed by some participants.

All participants were selected
through an e-mail balloting. This promotional programmed takes place
every two years at the beginning of the year. To file for your claim,
please contact your Claim agent by telephone and email for due
processing and remittance of your prize money to a designated account
of your choice after due processing.

Claim Officer.
Mr:Fred Owens.
Reply Email:dayzersclaim002@walla.com
Alternative Email:
frowens22@netscape.net
TEL+31-619-044-749 .
Fax:+31-847-
176-417

Please be informed that NON RESIDENCE of
NETHERLANDS will be required to procure an Affidavits of Lotto
Claim/Court clearance certificate from the Court in NETHERLANDS prior
to European Gaming Board as required by the paying Authority.

Please
be aware that your Paying Authority will Effect Payment Swiftly upon
satisfactory Report, For due processing and remittance of your winning
prize to designated account of your choice, please treat as urgent.

Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 28th 0f September
2005. After this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed. Please
note, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, remember
to quote your reference number and batch number in all correspondence.
Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform us as soon
as possible.

Note: To enhance the processing of your claim by your
processing officer, you are advised to officially introduce yourself to
the claim agent and also provide them with your valid means of your
personal identification with a copy of this awards notification for
references.

Congratulations once more from our members of staff.

Mrs.
Heiti Rein.
Lottery Coordinator,
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Plane crash fraud


Good Day,

Please accept my sincere apologizes if my email does not meet your business
or personal ethics. I will first introduce myself as Phillip Michael, a
staff in the Private Clients Section of a well-known bank, here in London,
England.One of our accounts, with holding balance of £15,000,000 (Fifteen
Million Pounds Sterling) has been dormant and last operated three years ago.
From my investigations and confirmation, the owner of the said account, a
foreigner by name John Shumejda died on the 4th of January 2002 in a plane
crash in Birmingham; you can view this CNN website
<http://edition.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/europe/01/04/england.plane/
<javascript:ol('http://edition.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/europe/01/04/england.plane/');>>
for details on the crash.

Since then, nobody has done anything as regards the claiming of this money,
as he has no family member that has any knowledge as to the existence of
either the account or the funds; and also Information from the National
Immigration also states that he was single on entry into the UK.

I have confidently discussed this issue with the bank manager and we have
agreed to find a reliable foreign partner to deal with. We therefore propose
to do business with you, standing in as the next of kin of these funds from
the deceased and funds released to you after necessary processes have been
followed.

This transaction is totally free of risk and troubles as the fund is
legitimate and does not originate from drug, money laundry, terrorism or any
other illegal act.On your interest, let me hear from you URGENTLY.

Regards,

Phillip Michael
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