I am planning to start my own business and looking for partners.

After writing my CFA Level 3 exam in June 2009 I am planning to start my own business in Toronto, and I am ready to take part in any consulting activities and micro-projects of any type related to investment, financing, M&A, etc. I would also like to invite you to participate in the projects where I will need your knowledge and experience. From now on, I am interested in meeting ambitious people from Toronto and around the globe, who are: - CFA Program graduates OR HAVE DIPLOMAS AS - Financial engineers, - Economic statisticians, - Actuaries, - Securities lawyers. Feel free to pass this email to your colleague who might be interested. You can always drop me a line with your remarks/ideas/suggetions/opportunities at: InvestmentAnalysis (at) gmail.com

My name is Antonio Reale I am the family Lawyer of Mr&Mrs. Raymond & Dorene Beck, 60, Sweet Home, Oregon United State of America here in the Nigeria. I am contacting you with regard to transfer of a huge sum of money from the deceased account. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that everything has been taken care off, and all will be well at the end of the day. I decided to contact you due to the urgency of this transaction. PROPOSITION; I am the family Lawyer of Mr&Mrs.Raymond & Dorene Beck, 60, Sweet Home, Oregon who died in an air crash along with his wife on the 31st October 1999 in an Egyptian airline 990 with other passengers on board. You can confirm this from the website below which was published by CNN.WEBSITE. Since his death, none of his next-of-kins has come forward to put claims for this money as his heir, because they all died in the same accident himself and his wife (May their soul rest in peace). Though, the bank where he deposited has made several publications to locate the family members, but all was not successful. they cannot release the funds from his account unless someone applies for claim as the next-of-kin to the deceased as indicated in their banking guidelines. Upon this discovery, I now seek your permission to have you stand as a next of kin to the deceased, as all documentations will be carefully worked out by me for the funds (US$35,000,000.00) to be released in your favour as the beneficiary’s next of kin. Because after five years the money will be called back to the bank’s treasury account as unclaimed bills and the money shared amongst the directors of the bank. So it was as a result of this, I conceived the idea of searching for a foreigner who can apply as the next of kin/beneficiary. It may interest you to know that i have secured from the probate division an order of mandamus to locate any of the deceased beneficiaries. Please acknowledge receipt of this message in acceptance of my mutual business endeavor by furnishing me with the following informations, if you are interested. 1.A Beneficiary name? In order for me to prepare the document for transfer of the funds in your name. 2. Direct Telephone and fax numbers. For our personal contact and mutual trust in each other. I shall be compensating you with 25% on final conclusion of this project, I have set aside 5% for expenses and 70% shall be for my colleagues (the account officer for Mr R.Becks and who intend to retire after the conclusion of this transaction. If this proposal is acceptable by you, please endevour to contact me immediately. Do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed on you, I await your urgent mail to my personal Email: XXXXXX@XXXXX.com or by telephone (01234567890) - [real telephone number] Regards, Antonio Reale

On behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the estate of Late Engr. Jurge Krugger. I once again try to notify you as my earlier letter was returned undelivered. I wish to notify you that late Engr. Jurge Krugger made you a beneficiary to his WILL. He left the sum of Twenty Million, One Hundred Thousand Pounds Sterling (£20, 100.000.00GBP) to you in the Codicil and last testament to his WILL. This may sound strange and unbelievable to you, but it is real and true. Being a widely traveled man, he must have been in contact with you in the past or simply you were nominated to him by one of his numerous friends abroad who wished you good. Engr. Jurge Krugger until his death was a member of the Helicopter Society and the Institute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers. He was a very dedicated Christian who loved to give out. His great philanthropy earned him numerous awards during his life time. Late Engr. Jurge Krugger died on the 13th day of December,2004 at the age of 80 years, and his WILL is now ready for execution. According to him this money is to support your humanitarian activities and to help the poor and the needy in our society. Please if I reach you as I am hopefully anticipating your response, endeavor to get back to me as soon as possible to enable me conclude my job. I hope to hear from you in no distant time. Note: You are advise to contact me with my personal email address: info_associates213@yahoo.com.hk I await your prompt response. Yours in Service, David Walt Esq Publication Assistant Attorney at Law

I am Dr.Hanson Duke, the Director Credit And Foreign Bills of Access Bank Plc in Africa. On the 23rd of Feb. 2005, a contractor made a deposit for 12 months valued at USD$25.5million. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we discovered from his contract employers,that the depositor had died. On further investigation. I found out that he died without making a will. The money is still sitting in our Bank and According to the Laws, here in the Nigeria banking sector, at the expiration of 5`(five) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Government Treasury if nobody applies to claim the fund. Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you to stand in as the next of kin to the depositor. We shall employ the services of an attorney to arrange the transfer of rights and privileges of the deceased to you. If you are interested kindly reply this mail to this my personal and confidential E-mail address:drhansond2008@yahoo.co.jp Best regards, Dr.Hanson Duke Access Bank Plc

hahah …man i wonder how many people fall for these . I get atleast 2-5 emails a week from Africa .

After the West went to Africa and got/stole oil, gold, natural resources etc… Now Africa is hitting back very hard :-). I Receive several a day and there are a lot of dummies who fall for those solicitations I watch Dateline the other day and those pirates/skimmers are killing us. It is pay back time!!! But they won’t get me!!! I even made a girlfriend over there, maybe she is a Boy. who knows? The picture does sound her

so… how are all these replies related to the original post?

kblade Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > so… how are all these replies related to the > original post? Some people never get it…

Next time you get one of these emails from Africa, shoot them an email right back letting them know that you would be happy to work with them on an IPS!

From: Barrister Roy Smith Chambers London/England, Email: barrroysmith@gmail.com Dear Friend, This letter is not intended to cause any embarrassment in whatever form, rather it is intended to contact your esteemed self, following the knowledge of your high repute and trust. Firstly, I must solicit your confidentiality. I know that a proposal of this magnitude will make anyone apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that it is made in good faith and will be of mutual benefit. I am Barrister Roy Smith in England, the personal attorney to Mr. Kenneth, herein after referred to as my client, a national of your country, who used to work with Shell Petroleum Development Company in England. My client and his entire family were involved in a fatal motor accident, which unfortunately claimed their lives, along the express road, sparing none of the occupants of the vehicle. I have since then made several enquiries to your Embassy, in a bid to locate any relation of my late client, and these efforts of mine have not been productive. I came across your name during my search which is why I have contacted Considering my lack of success in my bid to locate his relatives for over two years, I solicit your consent to enable me produce you as the Next of Kin to my deceased client, since you both bear the same last name. The funds will then be transferred to you as the beneficiary and shared according to a proposed sharing pattern /ratio of 60:40 i.e. 60% for me and 40% for you. I will provide all the necessary and legally obtained documents to back up any claim we make regarding this process, and will just require your understanding and cooperation to enable us achieve success within a legitimate arrangement, eliminating any liability resulting from any breach of the prevalent laws. Your urgent response will be highly appreciated. My direct contacts have been provided; use it accordingly for effective communication. You can as well forward to me your Tell/Fax number immediately for more clarification on my late client. Thank you. Best Regards, Barrister Roy Smith. Email: barrroysmith@gmail.com

Hello, Your resume was found on the job site. We examined your candidacy and want to offer you a position in our company. If your resume changed, please send us an updated version to email, indicated at the end of the letter. My name is Maria Bowman, I am a employee manager in the company Poland Investments Inc. Briefly about our company: we deal with selling and purchasing of certificates of metal in Europe. Our central office is located in Poland. The first license for activity in Poland was provided in 1998. Nowadays, we have our offices and employees all over the world. We work with individual clients, as well as with corporations. We offer ideal conditions of work. Once in a year we grant a 2-week vacation on the resorts of Poland. All our employees are provided with a whole kit to have the possibility of working in every part of the world. Absolutely gratuitous we grant a laptop (brand Dell, HP or Apple) and mobile phone (brand Blackberry or iPhone), we pay for internet access and mobile communication. We aren’t standing still and that is why having the European market conquered we move on to reach the U.S. one. The primary stage - is to form the staff. And namely you are offered a position in dynamically developing company. At the stage of forming the staff we offer a possibility of flexible schedule or part-time occupancy. Annual salary is $125,000. We appreciate well-educated employees; that is why if you have MBA, the raise in the salary is granted. Each certificate of degree is individual that is why the markup must be stipulated with head manager, after being accepted for employment. With the expansion of the influence of our company in the U.S. market, promotion track is naturally granted to you. We are always glad to answer all your questions and stipulate the conditions of collaboration. You can get in touch with us by phone (from 8 am till 6 pm, Monday-Friday) or through email in any time, convenient for you. We are looking forward to your answer. Maria Bowman, Poland Investments maria.bowman.pi.inc@googlemail.com

I love how this has taken off…

Let’s talk soon. Sincerely, Matthew Lesko

Dear Sir/Madam, Please, pay attention to this message. It is a job offer sent to you by one of the international organizations providing escrow services worldwide. More than 20 countries all over the world have customers working with our company- enterprises, business groups or individuals. We have already entered your country market and have reached the remarkable progress in spite of the recession conditions. Your candidacy was chosen by the specialists of our team online recruiting department. Your profile was chosen from thousands of curriculum vitae resumes at job seeking web portals, your skills and experience must be ideal for working as our team member. So if you are searching for the position at the moment, we are happy to offer you this chance. Here is MS inc business description. Mitrowska Service incorporated started in 2004 as a small group of businessmen in Poland. Our activity included assisting the customers who purchase/exchange/sell different types of digital currencies such as eGold, eBullion, MoneyBookes, Liberty Reserve and many others. We have reached our success due to high-quality service, low priced rates and strong online support for our customers. Our clients know that their funds will be handled with the most safe and accurate way, they receive a quick result and save their own money as we keep all the expenditures maximum low. As our company has just entered US and UK markets, we are in search of hard-working, reliable and motivated employees. The candidate must be energetic, communicative and punctual. You must be the person who takes care of his/her own business reputation and who can be trusted. The general requirements are: -To be legally trouble free and have a clean record -To have a personal and working cell phone -To be computer skilled as a intermediate user -To have an internet access during the working hours -To be disciplined, attentive and responsible The benefits we provide are: -Fixed basic salary with many comfortable ways of payment -The opportunity of working on the remote basis -Flexible schedules, gliding hours of work -Worthy bonuses depending on the profit we make together -We provide the most modern communication devices to all our employees (Apple iPhone 3G/Blackberry devices, Macbook PRO/Sony VAIO laptops) after the first and second trial month of working together -2 weeks paid vacation twice a year -Company covers all taxes; employee receives an invoice declaring his/her income Please, remember that you don�t have to make any investments to startup, MS inc does not run business with suspicious individuals or groups, we do not operate checks or money orders, we have a strong security system that helps to protect our customers and employees. You have a chance to enter the successful, perspective and hard-working team, and we will provide maximum for you. The number of the positions is limited, so make sure you are enough motivated to take this excellent chance to be well and stable paid and have a strong career growth opportunity! Please, email us back only at: mitrowskacompany@gmail.com We are looking forward to start our cooperation, Best Regards, George Kotkovitch, MS Inc.