Sadly enough scammers have discovered Active Rain and I just received an email overnight through Active Rain. It is a Nigerian money scam. The email was quite lengthy and convincing. This is the heading and the first paragraph of the letter:
From Eric Obieche
Abidjan -Cote d`Ivoire
CONFIDENTIAL AND URGENT ATTANTION
I know that this letter may or may not come to you as Surprise. But after much considerations I decide to write to you. I am ERIC OBIECHE, a Sierra Leonean.I am the Son of Dr federick Obieche and a former student of the federal university of Freetown sierraLeone. my Father Dr Federick Obieche was the former finance minister of sierra Leone.
This type of email has been going on for years. I first started receiving them in 2001. The writer asks the recipient to contact them and pay a certain amount of money to them for the right to handle millions of dollars for their country. They make it sound attractive and of course it is nothing but a scam. It would be wonderful if there was a way to block them from Active Rain.
I have copied the email and sent it to authorities. There is a website that describes these kind of scams
'Nigerian' money scam: What happens when you reply?
Good luck and please be careful. DO NOT RESPOND TO THESE EMAILS AT ALL, JUST REPORT THEM TO AUTHORITIES.
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