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#2362 by rdmercer1953 Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:06 am
got this e-mail about me geting $8 million and useing a atm card to get the money after setting up a account in this bank, here is the e-mail that i got --- "[email protected]"
<charlesbean> wrote:

> DEAR ROBERT SCHMIDT
>
> THIS IS TO NOTIFY THE RECEIPT OF YOUR ADDRESS WHERE
> YOUR ATM WILL BE
> SHIPPED TO HOWEVER I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE
> TWO PROCEDURES
> INVOLVED IN SHIPPING OF THE ATM. YOU HAVE TWO
> OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM AND
> FOR WHICH YOU SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR.
>
> 1. RECEIVE THE ATM THROUGH DHL,THIS WILL COST YOU
> 700 BRITISH POUNDS. THIS
> SHIPPING FEE INCLUDES BOTH INSURANCE AND COURIER
> FEE.
>
> 2. GO TO OUR ONLINE BANKING AND REGISTER A NEW
> ACCOUNT WHICH WILL BE SETUP
> WITHIN 24 HOURS AND YOUR MONEY WIRED INTO THE
> ACCOUNT AFTER THE RECEIPT OF
> YOUR ACCOUNT OPENING DEPOSIT, ALLOWING YOU TO MAKE
> TRANSFER IN AND OUT OF
> THE ACCOUNT AT YOUR OWN CONVENIENT TIME. THIS WILL
> COST 500 BRITISH POUNDS.
>
> PLEASE INDICATE YOUR CHOICE AND GET BACK TO ME SO I
> CAN START PREPARING TO
> SEND YOU YOUR CARD OR CREDIT YOUR ONLINE ACCOUNT.
>
> MERRY XMAS AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR IN ADVANCE.
>
> THANK YOU
> CHARLES BEAN
>
and here is the bank that they wanted me to open a account at http://www.boe-onl.com/uk/ i did some searching and found the real bank site http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/ and it talk about people useing this bank for not so good things. so i thought i would share this with everyone, and just one other thing i don't fall for any of this free money, it is like this if it sounds to good to be true it most likley is fake.
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#2363 by ChrisSmith Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:20 am
Good catch!!!!

We'll get to work on closing that bank website right away. :=)

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