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SPAM

Post by Sean Hewitt » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:15 pm

I received this today
from James Carter <jamess.carterr@yahoo.com>
to James Carter <jamess.carterr@yahoo.com>
date 3 March 2011 19:26
subject THE ENGLISH CHESS FEDERATION, KINDLY CALL

Greetings.

If you are in the below list forwarded to our office by your State so if you are in the list of the THE ENGLISH CHESS FEDERATION, KINDLY

NB.; Send your contact address for the courier delievery to,

DAC Delievery Dept
UN/US World Assistance Ltd,
Sub-Region Office
2 Plateaux Cocody,
Ivory Coast ( Cote D'Ivoire)
Email: walmaill@ymail.com
Contact Person; Mr. N.E.PRINCE

Get back to me once you have done this for me to order them for a collection and immediate despatch.

In God We Trust,

Dr. James Carter,

The UN/US Official Delegate to RBA.

Here is the submitted list, so chech if you or your family included and get back to me ASAP

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Re: SPAM

Post by cjdemooi » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:38 pm

ANY PRINCE?

I think it sounds a little suspicious myself or that could just be because I'm bitter that I didn't get one

Sean Hewitt

Re: SPAM

Post by Sean Hewitt » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:15 pm

I knew the ECF needed money, but I hadn't realised they'd resorted to scam emails!

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Re: SPAM

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:32 pm

I got one too - how can you send a message to chessplayers and spell "check" incorrectly?
"Kevin was the arbiter and was very patient. " Nick Grey

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Re: SPAM

Post by Michael Jones » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:23 pm

Perhaps because the sender is Czech?

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Re: SPAM

Post by John Upham » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:41 am

Received the same message today.
British Chess News : britishchessnews.com
Twitter: @BritishChess
Facebook: facebook.com/groups/britishchess :D

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Re: SPAM

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:59 am

I haven't been sent it. I feel insulted.

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Re: SPAM

Post by Alex McFarlane » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:49 am

Mine is different.

Greetings.

If you are in the below list forwarded to our office then get back to me for the GOOD NEWS BECAUSE THE SEASON STARTS ON 1ST NOVEMBER 2010 WHICH WILL TAKE YOU THROUGH UNTIL 31ST OCTOBER 2011.

NB.; Send your contact address for the courier delievery to,

DAC Delievery Dept
UN/US World Assistance Ltd,
Sub-Region Office
2 Plateaux Cocody,
Ivory Coast ( Cote D'Ivoire)
Email: walmaill@ymail.com
Contact Person:
Prince E.N.U

Get back to me once you have done this for me to order them for a collection and immediate despatch.

In God We Trust,

Dr. James Carter,
The UN/US Official Delegate to RBA.
Tel +225 4696 8484

Here is the list provided to our office , so check if you are in the list.

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Gareth Harley-Yeo
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Re: SPAM

Post by Gareth Harley-Yeo » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:52 am

Maybe you should reply with the address for Balmoral? :D

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Re: SPAM

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:39 pm

Alex McFarlane wrote:Mine is different.
I received the same version as Alex.

LozCooper

Re: SPAM

Post by LozCooper » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:06 pm

Sean Hewitt wrote:I received this today
from James Carter <jamess.carterr@yahoo.com>
to James Carter <jamess.carterr@yahoo.com>
date 3 March 2011 19:26
subject THE ENGLISH CHESS FEDERATION, KINDLY CALL

In God We Trust,
Maybe "God help us" would be a more appropriate motto :oops:

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Re: SPAM

Post by cjdemooi » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:36 pm

I still haven't got one. Nobody loves me

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Re: SPAM

Post by Alex Holowczak » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:39 pm

LozCooper wrote:
Sean Hewitt wrote:I received this today
from James Carter <jamess.carterr@yahoo.com>
to James Carter <jamess.carterr@yahoo.com>
date 3 March 2011 19:26
subject THE ENGLISH CHESS FEDERATION, KINDLY CALL

In God We Trust,
Maybe "God help us" would be a more appropriate motto :oops:
This was on Celebrity Who Wants to be a Millionnaire. Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen was asked what the motto of the United States was when translated from Latin. He lost £468,000 when he answered "In God We Trust". The question wanted him to say "One out of many", which is the Latin translation of "E pleribus unum", but it was never officially the motto of the United States.

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Re: SPAM

Post by Richard James » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:31 pm

I haven't got one either, but am I bothered?

Only yesterday I won £654,000 in a lottery. Today was even better. A very nice man from the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy told me that if I helped him transfer £20,000,000 he'd give me 40% of it. So I'm suddenly £8,654,000 better off. And then, even better news! A good-looking young girl called Brenda wants to start a relationship with me. So now I have someone to spend all that money on!

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Re: SPAM

Post by cjdemooi » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:41 pm

Now I've got spam - hooray! (although it seems someone else has my job....)

Greetings,

I am the President of the English Chess Federation. We have checked
our records and discovered that you have overpaid your annual
subscriptions and are entitled to a refund of £4,250,012.

Kindly send your bank details to the following address so that we can
credit your account for this amount:

Rev. R. Slicker,
PO Box Bc4,
Nigeria.

Email: RSlicker@gmail.com

Please do not delay!

Your servant,

Rev. R. Slicker, Life President of the English Chess Federation.

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