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Envahi par le scam…

04/17/07

This post is more than 10 years old. It might not reflect my current skills and convictions.

Non, il ne s’agit pas d’une faute d’orthographe dans le titre. Depuis quelques jours, je suis envahi pas le scam (dans ma boîte Gmail) en plus d’être envahi par le spam (dans ma boîte Gmail et sur mon blog).

Qu’est ce que le scam ?

Le scam est une des escroqueries les plus répandues et les plus lucratives sur Internet. Cette arnaque a pour but d’abuser de la crédulité des gens en utilisant les messageries électroniques (courriels et téléphones portables principalement) pour leur soutirer de l’argent. Le moyen d’éviter de se faire arnaquer est d’identifier la source du message, et d’en vérifier la pertinence par comparaison sur le web. Et, surtout, il ne faut pas croire que l’on peut devenir riche facilement, en aidant quelqu’un qui vous a contacté par hasard.

Le scam est également appelé arnaque nigériane (en raison de son origine) ou encore fraude 4-1-9 (numéro de l’article du code nigérian sanctionnant ce type de fraude).

Voici un exemple de mail que j’ai reçu aujourd’hui :

MR.ALIMUSA HENRERE
AFRICAN DEVELOPEMENT BANK
BURKINA FASO (ADB)
OUAGADOUGOU - BURKINA FASO.
WEST AFRICA.

DEAR FRIEND/DIRECTOR/CEO

I AM ALIMUSA HENRERE AND I AM THE DIRECTOR OF THE ACCOUNTS & AUDITING
DEPT. AT THE  AFRICAN DEVELOPEMENT BANK OUAGADOUGOU - WEST AFRICA. WITH DUE
RESPECT I HAVE DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU ON A BUSINESS TRANSACTION THAT WILL BE
BENEFICIAL TO BOTH OF US.

AT THE BANK'S LAST ACCOUNTS/AUDITING EVALUATIONS, MY STAFFS CAME ACROSS AN
OLD ACCOUNT WHICH WAS BEING MAINTAINED BY A FOREIGN CLIENT WHO WE LEARNT WAS
AMONG THE DECEASED PASSENGERS OF AN AIRLINE CRASH ON 6TH NOV.2002.

SINCE THE DECEASED WAS UNABLE TO RUN THIS ACCOUNT SINCE HIS DEATH. THE
ACCOUNT HAS REMAINED DORMANT WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIS FAMILY SINCE IT
WAS PUT IN A SAFE DEPOSIT ACCOUNT IN THE BANK FOR FUTURE INVESTMENT BY THE
CLIENT. SINCE HIS DEMISE, NOBODY, NOT EVEN THE MEMBERS OF HIS  FAMILY HAVE
APPLIED FOR CLAIMS OVER THIS FUND AND IT HAS BEEN IN THE SAFE DEPOSIT
ACCOUNT UNTIL WE DISCOVERED THAT IT CANNOT BE CLAIMED SINCE OUR CLIENT IS A
FOREIGN NATIONAL AND WE ARE SURE THAT HE HAS NO NEXT OF KIN HERE TO FILE
CLAIMS OVER THE MONEY. AS THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPT, THIS DISCOVERY WAS
BROUGHT TO MY OFFICE SO AS TO DECIDE WHAT IS TO BE DONE. WITH THE FEW
PERSONEL IN MY DEPT, WE DECIDED TO SEEK WAYS THROUGH WHICH WE CAN TRANSFER
THIS MONEY OUT OF THE BANK AND OUT OF THE COUNTRY TOO. THE TOTAL AMOUNT IN
THE ACCOUNT IS TEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THUSAND  DOLLARS (USD
10,500,000.00).

WITH OUR POSITIONS AS STAFF OF THE BANK, WE ARE HANDICAPPED BECAUSE WE
CANNOT OPERATE FOREIGN ACCOUNTS AND CANNOT LAY BONAFIDE CLAIM OVER THIS
MONEY WHILE WE WERE CONTEMPLATING ON WHAT TO DO. A FRIEND OF MINE WHO WORKS
WITH THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY RECOMMENDED YOUR PERSONALITY TO ME
AND ADVISED ME TO ASK YOU FOR HELP, TO TRANSFER THIS MONEY OUT OF THE
COUNTRY. THE CLIENT IS A FOREIGN NATIONAL AND YOU WILL ONLY BE ASKED TO ACT
AS HIS NEXT OF KIN AND I WILL SUPPLY YOU WITH ALL THE NECESSARY INFORMATIONS
AND BANK DATA TO ASSIST YOU IN BEING ABLE TO TRANSFER THIS MONEY TO ANY BANK
OF YOUR CHOICE WHERE THIS MONEY COULD BE TRANSFERED INTO.

I AND MY PARTNERS HAVE DECIDED TO GIVE AWAY THIRTY % (30%) TO YOU
FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE AND TEN (10%) FOR ANY EXPENSES THAT MIGHT ARISE
DURING THE TRANSACTION OF THIS TRANSFER. WE WANT TO ASSURE YOU THAT THIS
TRANSACTION IS ABSOLUTELY RISK FREE SINCE WE WORK IN THIS BANK AND THAT  IS
WHY YOU SHOULD BE CONFIDENT IN THE SUCCESS OF THIS TRANSACTION BECAUSE YOU
WILL BE UPDATED WITH INFORMATION AS AT WHEN DESIRED.

WE WILL PLEASE WISH YOU KEEP THIS TRANSACTION SECRET AS WE ARE HOPING TO
RETIRE WITH OUR SHARE OF THIS MONEY AT THE END OF TRANSACTION WHICH WILL BE
WHEN THIS MONEY  SAFELY HITS YOUR ACCOUNT. WE WILL THEN COME  OVER TO YOUR
COUNTRY FOR SHARING ACCORDING TO THE PREVIOUSLY AGREED PERCENTAGES. YOU
MIGHT EVEN HAVE TO ADVISE US ON POSSIBILITIES OF INVESTMENT IN YOUR COUNTRY
OR ELSEWHERE OF OUR CHOICE. MAY GOD HELP YOU TO HELP US TO A RESTIVE
RETIREMENT. AMEN.

CONTACT ME ON EMAIL SO THAT WE CAN DISCUSS IF YOU ARE INTERESTED TO HELP
ME.(dr_alimusa_henrere@hotmail.com )

THANKS AND REMAIN BLESSED.
MR.ALIMUSA HENRERE
AFRICAN DEVELOPEMENT BANK  (ADB)

Malheureusement, ce genre de fraudes a déjà eu des conséquences dramatiques par le passé :

* En juin 1995, un Américain a ainsi été assassiné à Lagos, au Nigeria, après avoir tenté de récupérer son argent.
* En février 2003, un Tchèque a tué par balle un diplomate nigérian qu’il prenait pour un responsable de l’escroquerie.
* En janvier 2004, un Britannique s’est suicidé suite à une dépression provoquée par une escroquerie par scam.
* En décembre 2004, un Grec, victime de scam, a été kidnappé à Durban en Afrique du Sud. Une rançon a été demandée mais n’a pas été payée. Il a été mutilé puis exécuté.

Soyez donc vigilants, si vous recevez ce genre d’emails, ne les prenez pas au sérieux et jetez les immédiatemment à la poubelle.

Source : Wikipédia

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