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I have recently heard of a widowed lady whose (supposedly) grandson called
her with a sob story and needed $8500. He used her grandson's name and
she said he sounded just like her grandson. He asked that she not tell his
folks. She got the money and wired it to Canada as instructed. Never heard
from him again and found out it was NOT her grandson. Poor lady.

Here's the latest one I received. The disclaimer is mine:

This is a SCAM and is merely copied here for anyone interested
to read. Do NOT follow the instructions!
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2012 COCA COLA COMPANY AWARD UNIT UK
GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS MOTLEY RD
LEEDS WEST YORKSHIRE LS16
5PZ UNITED KINGDOM.




Telephone: +44-7017039522
Email:[email protected]








STAR PRIZE WINNER:







We are pleased to inform you about the final announcement of the 2012 Coca
Cola U.K World Wide Email online lottery. This is the final draw we are
about distributing winnings to the winners; your e-mail address was picked
by 2012 COCA COLA COMPANY AWARD UNIT UK. Your fund is now deposited with
our Affiliate Bank here in UK in a temporary Account and shall be sent to
you on the Approval of your payment. You will receive this fund by
Telegraphic Transfer (Bank Wire) or Diplomatic system of payment to your
Locality.




However, the 2012 Coca Cola U.K World Wide online lottery is no doubt, a
momentous achievement in the chequered history of This Corporation.On behalf
of the entire staff of the Organization, we wish to congratulate all
non-Governmental Organizations who have in no little way contributed
immensely towards the success of this draw as well as taking concrete steps
towards its actualization. In person of (Bill Gate, Carlos Slim, Warren
Buffett and the U.K Government) All participants were selected randomly from
World Wide e-mail address Directories. This promotion is part of the
financial empowerment program of the COCA COLA COMPANY UK in its struggle to
alleviate poverty. We advise you to donate at least 20% of this prize amount
to the nearby orphanage home in your locality




2012 COCA COLA COMPANY WINNING PRIZE NOTIFICATION.




Reference number: UKNL-L/200-26937:



Serial number: S/N-00168 :



Ticket number: 887-13-865-37-10-83:



Winning Amount: 600,000.00.GBP:




You are advised to complete the below form and send it back to:(
<mailto:[email protected]> [email protected]) for verification and
payment.



Full name......................................
Address........................................
Age............................................
sex............................................
Nationality....................................
Home Telephone#................................
Mobile Telephone#..............................
Email address..................................
Marital Status.................................
Occupation.....................................
Winning Amount:................................


********************************************************


NOTE: The following Reference Numbers has been assigned to you and you are
required to quote it in every mail that you send to us: UKNL-L/200-26937.




While basking in the euphoria of this achievement, I wish to seize this
opportunity to acquaint you with guidelines as you must follow in order to
complete your claims. On our part, we have a mandate to see you through. We
will work assiduously to realize this mandate as we respect your views,
opinions and most importantly protect your Privacy.


*******************************************************



Select Payment Option




1: Bank Telegraphic Wire Transfer



2.: Diplomatic System of Payment


State your selected mode here ...................


For option 1. [Bank Telegraphic Wire Transfer], Provide your Banking details
below;




Bank Name..............................................
Bank Number............................................
Account Name...........................................
State/Province.........................................
Country................................................


For option 2. [Diplomatic System of Payment], Provide your full home/office
address below;


Receiver Name...........................................
Address.................................................
Postal Code.............................................
City....................................................
State/Province..........................................
Country.................................................


Kind Regards
Rev. Valentina Serdari., Chief Executive
(Prize Administrator)
Mobile : +447017039522
E-mail:[email protected]

(UK Coca-cola Award Unit ).
Copyright 2012 Coca Cola Company/UK National Lottery
All rights reserved. Terms of Service - Guideline 100860 8556 2548 9576ZA
 

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Glad you posted that FH.

I heard about that one a year or more ago and didn't think to post a warning about it.

An elderly friend was called by someone impersonating his age 20 or so grandson, using very similar language and speech patterns, even the voice sounded the same, with a similar story. Fortunately, he was a tough enough grandfather to stall, stating he couldn't get that kind of money without calling his bank. Instead, he called the kids dad and was told he was at work, and knew nothing of any travel, so when they called back, he told them he couldn't get his money and he expected the next phone call they got would be from the law!

I have heard of banks stopping payment on suspicious appearing checks and saved losses to fraud for customers, a GOOd way of an entity 'saving us from ourselves', as opposed to the customary attempts by our goverment to do it!mrj
 

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What they also do is Say "Grandma" or "Grandpa" to get them to say the name of a grandchild.
A friend's mom had it done to her. Same sort of sob story. Her mom almost sent the money. She also got mad at our friend for not helping her daughter.
Finally had her daughter call her grandmother and tell her she was fine and never called her for money.

I told them about the scam because I had heard about it too. The Grandmother said the girl on the line sounded like her granddaughter and she was so certain it was her.
 

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Here's anotheer one:



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From: Sgt.Bari Swati

I am Sgt.Bari Swati, a US Marine Sgt.serving in the 1st Battalion, 6th
Marine Regiment.I am presently in Afghanistan.I have summoned up
courage to contact you for an assistance to evacuate some cash (Four
Million Dollars)to the States or any safe country.

SOURCE OF MONEY:

Some money in various currencies was discovered and concealed in
barrels with piles of weapons and ammunition at a location near one of
the Taliban Caves during a rescue operation and it was agreed by all
party present that the money will be shared among us.

I will provide you with more details upon the receipt of your response.

Semper Fi.

Respectfully,
Sgt Bari Swati
United States Marine Corps.
Afghanistan
 

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2012 COCA COLA COMPANY AWARD UNIT UK
GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS MOTLEY RD
LEEDS WEST YORKSHIRE LS16
5PZ UNITED KINGDOM.




Telephone: +44-7017039522
Email:[email protected]








STAR PRIZE WINNER:







We are pleased to inform you about the final announcement of the 2012 Coca Cola U.K World Wide Email online lottery. This is the final draw we are about distributing winnings to the winners; your e-mail address was picked by 2012 COCA COLA COMPANY AWARD UNIT UK. Your fund is now deposited with our Affiliate Bank here in UK in a temporary Account and shall be sent to you on the Approval of your payment. You will receive this fund by Telegraphic Transfer (Bank Wire) or Diplomatic system of payment to your Locality.




However, the 2012 Coca Cola U.K World Wide online lottery is no doubt, a momentous achievement in the chequered history of This Corporation.On behalf of the entire staff of the Organization, we wish to congratulate all non-Governmental Organizations who have in no little way contributed immensely towards the success of this draw as well as taking concrete steps towards its actualization. In person of (Bill Gate, Carlos Slim, Warren Buffett and the U.K Government) All participants were selected randomly from World Wide e-mail address Directories. This promotion is part of the financial empowerment program of the COCA COLA COMPANY UK in its struggle to alleviate poverty. We advise you to donate at least 20% of this prize amount to the nearby orphanage home in your locality




2012 COCA COLA COMPANY WINNING PRIZE NOTIFICATION.




Reference number: UKNL-L/200-26937:



Serial number: S/N-00168 :



Ticket number: 887-13-865-37-10-83:



Winning Amount: 600,000.00.GBP:




You are advised to complete the below form and send it back to:( [email protected]) for verification and payment.



Full name......................................
Address........................................
Age............................................
sex............................................
Nationality....................................
Home Telephone#................................
Mobile Telephone#..............................
Email address..................................
Marital Status.................................
Occupation.....................................
Winning Amount:................................
 

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Faster horses said:
2012 COCA COLA COMPANY AWARD UNIT UK
GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS MOTLEY RD
LEEDS WEST YORKSHIRE LS16
5PZ UNITED KINGDOM.




Telephone: +44-7017039522
Email:[email protected]








STAR PRIZE WINNER:







We are pleased to inform you about the final announcement of the 2012 Coca Cola U.K World Wide Email online lottery. This is the final draw we are about distributing winnings to the winners; your e-mail address was picked by 2012 COCA COLA COMPANY AWARD UNIT UK. Your fund is now deposited with our Affiliate Bank here in UK in a temporary Account and shall be sent to you on the Approval of your payment. You will receive this fund by Telegraphic Transfer (Bank Wire) or Diplomatic system of payment to your Locality.




However, the 2012 Coca Cola U.K World Wide online lottery is no doubt, a momentous achievement in the chequered history of This Corporation.On behalf of the entire staff of the Organization, we wish to congratulate all non-Governmental Organizations who have in no little way contributed immensely towards the success of this draw as well as taking concrete steps towards its actualization. In person of (Bill Gate, Carlos Slim, Warren Buffett and the U.K Government) All participants were selected randomly from World Wide e-mail address Directories. This promotion is part of the financial empowerment program of the COCA COLA COMPANY UK in its struggle to alleviate poverty. We advise you to donate at least 20% of this prize amount to the nearby orphanage home in your locality




2012 COCA COLA COMPANY WINNING PRIZE NOTIFICATION.




Reference number: UKNL-L/200-26937:



Serial number: S/N-00168 :



Ticket number: 887-13-865-37-10-83:



Winning Amount: 600,000.00.GBP:




You are advised to complete the below form and send it back to:( [email protected]) for verification and payment.



Full name......................................
Address........................................
Age............................................
sex............................................
Nationality....................................
Home Telephone#................................
Mobile Telephone#..............................
Email address..................................
Marital Status.................................
Occupation.....................................
Winning Amount:................................

You can't win that! I already did!! They sent me an email telling me I did. What a bunch of cheats! :twisted: :twisted:
 

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On another forum a poster told about advertising an irrigation engine on Craigslist. He got a response from some overseas guy with limited English communication skills who wanted to purchase the irrigation engine as a gift for his son.

Now that is a very thoughful father. What son would not appreciate receiving an irrigation engine as a gift???? :p :p :p :p :p :p
 

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