ButterflyLady29
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New Nigerian phishing scam

I'm not real sure if this is okay or not. Not trying to break any rules here but I did want people to know about the latest scam.

I got an email stating that my email was found on the hard drive of a Nigerian scammer and the anti-scam department of Nigeria wants to get my $5 mill back to me so I need to send them my ATM info so I can get my money all at once instead of in $5,000 increments limited to one transfer per day.

Forewarned is forearmed. I sure don't want to see anyone ripped off by these cons.

imafan26
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Re: New Nigerian phishing scam

I got something similar. It is hard to get rid of, more of them keep coming through and it gets harder because when I try to block them, it says I cannot block my own email. The spammers will actually get your contact list and spam others on your list as well.
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Allyn
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Re: New Nigerian phishing scam

How about if I don't give my ATM information and just send me the $5,000 per day? No, really, that's okay. I don't need it in a lump sum. Five grand per day is fine.

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Re: New Nigerian phishing scam

imafan26, that sounds like a virus.

imafan26
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Re: New Nigerian phishing scam

I added malwarebytes and super anti spyware. The anti virus did not detect it, only the anti malware programs.
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Re: New Nigerian phishing scam

If it came from an email it is not from your computer. Are you telling me I am not going to get my millions, rats!
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