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mailing about false solicitations below primarily for list moderators
Sean
----- Original Message ----- > > 
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > I wish I didn't have to write messages like this,
> > but there are some
> > 
> > sick
> > 
> > people out there.
> > 
> > Rick and I as list moderators have been getting
> > messages addressed to
> > 
> > the list owner from several people using hotmail
> > addresses.
> > 
> > Now it seems they are targeting lists with blind
> > members.  The CC
> > 
> > fields of
> > 
> > the messages contain such lists as those dealing
> > with JFW,  and other
> > 
> > lists
> > 
> > with the words Guide" or "Blind" in them.
> > 
> > It is always someone from another country who has
> > lost a family member,
> > 
> > usually the father, and they are asking you to help
> > them get funds that
> > 
> > the
> > 
> > supposed now dead person had deposited in a Swiss
> > bank account.
> > 
> > This is a SCAM of the highest order.
> > 
> > Do not let them con you or anyone you know into
> > cooperating with them.
> > 
> > They want you to set up a bank account and they will
> > give you some of
> > 
> > the
> > 
> > funds.  You won't ever see any money from this, and
> > you may very well
> > 
> > wind
> > 
> > up in jail or at the very least out of some of your
> > own cash.
> > 
> > Up till now, we have been just deleting and ignoring
> > these messages,
> > 
> > but
> > 
> > when Rick spotted addresses of list dealing
> > specifically with blind
> > 
> > people
> > 
> > we decided to put the word out.
> > 
> > The person or persons who are making up this false
> > information must be
> > 
> > surfing the net, looking for groups of people they
> > consider gullible.
> > 
> > Don't
> > 
> > become a victim and don't let anyone else you know
> > become one either.
> > 
> > Spread the word.
> > 
> > The message subjects are-
> > 
> > "I NEED YOUR HELP" or "URGENT".
> > 
> > The message is usually not addressed to any one
> > person but to "Dear
> > 
> > Sir" or
> > 
> > "Dear friend".
> > 
> > And it's always the same story.
> > 
> > Someone has recently died or been killed, and the
> > family needs your
> > 
> > help to
> > 
> > get large amounts of cash before their government
> > seizes it.
> > 
> > Remember, this is not real, but a scam to get your
> > bank account number
> > 
> > or at
> > 
> > the very least money from you.
> > 
> > Forward this to any list owners or lists you feel
> > might benefit from
> > 
> > the
> > 
> > Heads up.
> > 
> > PeeJay
> > 
> > List owner and moderator
> > 
> > [guidedogs@yahoogroups.con]
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to
> > 
> > http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
> > 
> > 
> > ----- End forwarded message -----
> > 
> > --
> > 
> > Buddy Brannan, KB5ELV/3   | "And if the ground
> > yawned,
> > 
> > Phone: (814) 455-7333     | I'd step to the side and
> > say,
> > 
> > Email: davros@ycardz.com  | "Hey ground! I'm
> > nobody's lunch!"
> > 
> > http://www.ycardz.com/    | --Eddie From Ohio
> > 
> > 
> > ===================END FORWARDED
> > MESSAGE===================
> > 
> > 
> > 
> >
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