I just wanted to forward this reply to one of my ads
on iciworld. It is a Nigerian fraud type letter and unfortunately they are
now taking advantage of iciworld to spread their scams.
Executive Member of ICIWorld
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 1, 2007 05:45 PM
To: One of our members.
Subject: Inquiry re: Want on the ICIWorld service
Email message from Dr.Smith Owen.
Compliment;How are you doing? Hope you have not forgotten me, is your past
efforts and attempts to assist me In transferring those funds, I made sure
you are not left out the Benefit of the transaction hence I kept aside for
you sum of Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars.($500,000.00)Draft.
I and my new partner agreed to compensate you with that amount for all
your past efforts and attempts to assist me in this matter.I Appreciated
your efforts at that time very much, so feel free and get in touch With my
secretary Mr. Franklin Oyeka and instruct him on how to send the Bank
draft to you. Please do let me know immediately you receive the Draft so
that we can Share the joy together after all the sufferness atthat time.
In the Moment, I'm very busy here because of the investment projects which
I And my partner are having at hand, finally,remember that I had left
Instruction to my secretary so as soon as you contact him, he will send
the Draft to you, so feel free to get intouch with my
Below is the contact of my secretary:
Mr. Franklin Oyeka
With Best Regards,
The above email is just one of many examples of Nigerian scams on the
Internet. In the Weekly Conference Call Training sessions we cover
Everyone should be aware of this type of scam,
fraud. Everyone in the world should
see the ICIWorld
News Page. There will be people you can report this to
including RCMP, FBI and others. In fact you may even want to send this
page to everyone you know so they also can be aware of what is going on.
You will see Fraud alerts also from banks and others.
One of the advantages of dealing with a
knowledgeable real estate professionals is your ability to protect the
public against falling victim to these types of scams.
One of the reasons people hire real estate
professionals is for them to qualify the enquiries. Real estate
professionals have to separate the tire kickers, time wasters, fraud
artists from the real buyers and sellers in the marketplace.
If anyone else on our service receives any of
these types of email, if you don't mind, I would like to be aware of it in
order to inform our members.
One of the things we have done is to hide a
members email address. However one can click on EMail in a listing
and fill it out. This is what one of our members is reporting.
Gary Nusca, CCIM