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furshur
SFN Regular

USA
1536 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2006 :  09:49:51  Show Profile Send furshur a Private Message
But who would have thought that I would get it in private mail on the SFN site? You got to be kidding me!!!! Thanks fatu001 I have felt so neglected.


[Moved to the Report Problems folder - Dave W.]

If I knew then what I know now then I would know more now than I know.

Edited by - furshur on 08/29/2006 09:51:25

Starman
SFN Regular

Sweden
1613 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2006 :  09:59:23   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Starman a Private Message
Me to!


From the FAQ:
quote:
Using Private Messaging:
...Any misuse of this feature may result in the locking of your account so please do not use this service to spam or harrass other members.
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furshur
SFN Regular

USA
1536 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2006 :  10:03:03   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send furshur a Private Message
Sending the scam on a skeptic web site?? What were they thinking???



If I knew then what I know now then I would know more now than I know.
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H. Humbert
SFN Die Hard

USA
4574 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2006 :  10:20:37   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message
Yep, I got the same one.


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

"Face facts with dignity." --found inside a fortune cookie
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Starman
SFN Regular

Sweden
1613 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2006 :  10:21:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Starman a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by furshur

Sending the scam on a skeptic web site?? What were they thinking???
Yipie!
Easy money, how could we possibly lose?


"Any religion that makes a form of torture into an icon that they worship seems to me a pretty sick sort of religion quite honestly"
-- Terry Jones
Edited by - Starman on 08/29/2006 11:18:34
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Ghost_Skeptic
SFN Regular

Canada
510 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2006 :  10:28:56   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Ghost_Skeptic a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Starman

quote:
Originally posted by furshur

Sending the scam on a skeptic web site?? What were they thinking???
Yipie!
Easy money, how could we possibly loose?


Even better than PIPs.

This is Ivorian not Nigerian so it must be legit.

"You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink. / You can send a kid to college but you can't make him think." - B.B. King

History is made by stupid people - The Arrogant Worms

"The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism." - William Osler

"Religion is the natural home of the psychopath" - Pat Condell

"The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter" - Thomas Jefferson
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BigPapaSmurf
SFN Die Hard

3192 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2006 :  10:45:35   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message
Yeah anyone who uses French for their county name cant be a liar.

quote:

From: kone fatu
Av.12 RD 16,Apt.39B, Triechville
Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire.
PLEASE REPLY ME WITH THIS MY EMAIL ADDRESS (kone_fatu001@yahoo.fr)
URGENT ASISTANCE
Good day Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business
relationship with you I am Kone Fatu From Abidjan Cote
d'ivoire, I wish to request for your urgent assistance in my investment plans
in your base,I wish to invest in manufacturing and real estate
management in your base,this is because I inheritated an important sum from my
late father who died in recent political crisis in Cote d'Ivoire here.
Before the death of my father he informed me near his hospital bed at
chu- teaching hospital, that he has saved the total sum of
($10.700,000) Ten Million Seven houndred thousand united states dollars only, in
one of the bank here in cote d Ivoire.
This money was been deposited for my social security and for fruitful
international investment.That is why I need you to keep this transaction
highly confidential and trustworthy person who will assist me to
receive this fund overseas for investment establishment purposeindurities and
lucratives profitable ventures.
Further directives and details about the deposit and on how to move
the fund successfully into your private bank account in your country
will be given to you as soon as I get your response,
PLEASE REPLY ME WITH THIS MY EMAIL ADDRESS(kone_fatu001@yahoo.fr )

Yours Faithfully.
kone fatu

"...things I have neither seen nor experienced nor heard tell of from anybody else; things, what is more, that do not in fact exist and could not ever exist at all. So my readers must not believe a word I say." -Lucian on his book True History

"...They accept such things on faith alone, without any evidence. So if a fraudulent and cunning person who knows how to take advantage of a situation comes among them, he can make himself rich in a short time." -Lucian critical of early Christians c.166 AD From his book, De Morte Peregrini
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GeeMack
SFN Regular

USA
1093 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2006 :  12:08:31   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send GeeMack a Private Message
Moi aussi!
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beskeptigal
SFN Die Hard

USA
3834 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2006 :  12:13:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
We all got one. Sorry, Kil, I fwded mine to you before seeing this thread.
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Wendy
SFN Regular

USA
614 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2006 :  12:24:44   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Wendy a Yahoo! Message Send Wendy a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by beskeptigal

We all got one. Sorry, Kil, I fwded mine to you before seeing this thread.

I didn't get one. I prefer to think it's because I am feared, but I expect it's because I don't get here as often as I should.

Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do on a rainy afternoon.
-- Susan Ertz
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McQ
Skeptic Friend

USA
258 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2006 :  13:24:50   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send McQ a Private Message
So how did we all get them? Mine came to my "private" email address. I didn't think SFN gave out our email addresses. Can anybody explain this?

Elvis didn't do no drugs!
--Penn Gillette
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furshur
SFN Regular

USA
1536 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2006 :  13:42:15   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send furshur a Private Message
It came from our newest member fatu001 - he joined and immediately started spaming us, didn't make a single post. I would guess he is no longer a member.


If I knew then what I know now then I would know more now than I know.
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McQ
Skeptic Friend

USA
258 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2006 :  13:53:10   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send McQ a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by furshur

It came from our newest member fatu001 - he joined and immediately started spaming us, didn't make a single post. I would guess he is no longer a member.





Yep. That would explain it! Thanks, furshur.

Elvis didn't do no drugs!
--Penn Gillette
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25976 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2006 :  14:03:01   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by McQ

So how did we all get them? Mine came to my "private" email address. I didn't think SFN gave out our email addresses. Can anybody explain this?
If you've opted to let other SFN members send you emails (and I can see that you have), they won't know what your email address is, but they can still send you emails through our servers. Messages sent in this fashion will begin:
Hello [YourName]

You received the following message from: fatu001 (kone_fatu001@yahoo.fr)

At: http://www.skepticfriends.org/forum/
fatu001 sent me the same email seven times, and also sent it twice to my wife. All sent from the SFN.

She is now banned.

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
Evidently, I rock!
Why not question something for a change?
Visit Dave's Psoriasis Info, too.
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pleco
SFN Addict

USA
2996 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2006 :  14:08:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message
quote:
She is now banned.


You banned your own wife?!?

I got one too. I now feel special, like a unique snowflake.

by Filthy
The neo-con methane machine will soon be running at full fart.
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Paulnib68
New Member

USA
28 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2006 :  14:30:02   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Paulnib68's Homepage  Send Paulnib68 a Yahoo! Message Send Paulnib68 a Private Message
Aint been here in at least a year, and I got it too.

Hello Paulnib68

You received the following message from: fatu001
(kone_fatu001@yahoo.fr)

At: http://www.skepticfriends.org/forum/

From: kone fatu
Av.12 RD 16,Apt.39B, Triechville
Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire.
PLEASE REPLY ME WITH THIS MY EMAIL ADDRESS (kone_fatu001@yahoo.fr)
URGENT ASISTANCE
Good day Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business
relationship with you I am Kone Fatu From Abidjan Cote
d'ivoire, I wish to request for your urgent assistance in my investment
plans
in your base,I wish to invest in manufacturing and real estate
management in your base,this is because I inheritated an important sum
from my
late father who died in recent political crisis in Cote d'Ivoire here.
Before the death of my father he informed me near his hospital bed at
chu- teaching hospital, that he has saved the total sum of
($10.700,000) Ten Million Seven houndred thousand united states dollars
only, in
one of the bank here in cote d Ivoire.
This money was been deposited for my social security and for fruitful
international investment.That is why I need you to keep this
transaction
highly confidential and trustworthy person who will assist me to
receive this fund overseas for investment establishment
purposeindurities and
lucratives profitable ventures.
Further directives and details about the deposit and on how to move
the fund successfully into your private bank account in your country
will be given to you as soon as I get your response,
PLEASE REPLY ME WITH THIS MY EMAIL ADDRESS(kone_fatu001@yahoo.fr )

Yours Faithfully.
kone fatu

The meek shall inherit the earth, but the bold will inherit the stars.
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