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CAUTION: SARAH DUKE SCAM!
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Posted 4/17/14 , edited 4/17/14


At about 3:20 am Eastern US time, I received a highly suspicious pm from sarah111. It reads:


Dearest one,

I do sincerely apologize for my intrusion of your privacy here in this wonderful site, I have a serious concern with which I believe you might be of help and for this reason, I cannot but reach out to someone. My name is,
Mrs Sarah Duke. A Nationality of Cape verde
I am married to late Mr. David Duke, who worked with the United Nation Office in Iraq for 18 years before he was killed in a Car bomb accident along side with my two kids when they went there for a visit.
We were a dedicated Christians (Catholic) and decided to serve mankind to the best of our ability. Since his death, I have lived with ! the memories, fighting effortlessly to live a normal life but all to no avail.
I suffered mentally and psychologically and shortly was diagnosed of Cancer. I lived with the scourge praying earnestly for divine intervention. Just 4 days ago, the doctor informed me that I have just about two weeks more to live. I was not shocked. I accepted the news in good fate.
My dear beloved, it is in this regard that I write to you, having sourced you after fervent prayers. Before my husband died, he deposited a sum of $8.3Million (Eight Million, Three Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) with a bank in benin.
I alone have the deposit details and they will release the deposit to no one unless I instruct them to do so. The bank has no single idea of what’s the history or nature of the deposit. They are simply awaiting instructions to release the deposit to any party that I may direct. This is the situation. I will simply nominate you as the next o! f kin and have them release the deposit to you.
I have wholeheartedly decided to donate the entirety of this fund to any devoted believer or organization and to achieve this, I need an individual that will utilize this funds adherently for these purposes:
1: For the sick, less-privileged and destitute.
2: For the Widows and the motherless babies e.t.c.
3: orphanages, Research centers and widows propagating.
4. To adopt children and give them good future

These are the wishes of a dying woman. They are the desires of my heart, hence my decision as I do not have a child to take over my inheritance. Please, understand that I am not doing this because of fear of death as I am certain where my place already is.
When I receive your response, I will direct you at once to an attorney who shall assist you with the deposit portfolio transfer of ownership procedures.
I wish to state here that! my communication with you will seize once I have given you the attorney contact and of
course a letter of authority mandating the bank to entertain your claims of right of ownership.
All I need from you is Truthfulness, Honesty and Sincerity assuring me that you can in all honesty and obedience utilize the funds for the purpose with which it is meant.
In any a case, a quick response from you will be highly appreciated as I am already on a count-down and may not have ample time to finalize the procedures. Any delay in response may compel me to source for other measures or perhaps choose the alternative which I will not be happy to. Please, do not see this as a strange possibility or an unbelievable Opportunity to make wealth, rather see this as a rare chance to assist the less privileged in truth and in spirit with a substance.
Do not betray my confidence in you.please reply me on my personal email which -snip-

I insist that you reply me via this address.

I await your immediate response.
Thank You and Bless You richly!
Mrs Sarah Duke




Immediately upon reading it, I Googled "Sarah Duke scam." Not surprisingly, my skepticism proved correct. Here are two links that unearth the fraud:

http://www.419scam.org/emails/2011-11/14/00086511.2.htm

http://csn.cancer.org/node/269844

Given the likelihood of the scammer having had sent similar messages to many other CR users, I have taken it upon myself to warn others. I imagine that most of us wouldn't be fooled by this sort of ploy, yet I find it appropriate to spread the word, nonetheless.

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Posted 4/17/14 , edited 4/17/14
Hi,

Thank you for bringing this to our attention, I will take immediate action against this user.
If anyone else comes across a similar PM from this individual, please delete it.

Also, please report other accounts have been sending around the same.
(Not on the forums though, please use the proper report function for this.)
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Posted 4/17/14

George_z wrote:

Hi,

Thank you for bringing this to our attention, I will take immediate action against this user.
If anyone else comes across a similar PM from this individual, please delete it.

Also, please report if other accounts have been sending around the same.


You're welcome.
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Posted 4/17/14
I always read that people find spam in their mailboxes, site inboxes and etc.

But for some reason I've never gotten a single spam mail in my mail nor on any other site!

The only time I see spam is on sites like the CR forums and youtube where spambots posts things like "my mom gets 1000000€ per day from www.[a site].com go to this site and see how"

I wonder why I've never gotten spam in my inbox!?!?!?


George_z wrote:


Also, it would be smart to pin this thread so that more people could see it.
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Posted 4/17/14
So all those mails I receive from a nigeria prince is fake? ;_;
Posted 4/17/14
Sarah Bish?
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Why don't i get something like that????? is that because i'm not pretty enough!?!
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Posted 4/17/14
Thanks for the advice.

*Bows* *Resumes Drinking Coffee*
Posted 4/17/14

Baka-God wrote:

So all those mails I receive from a nigeria prince is fake? ;_;


I know da feels bro :c
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Posted 4/17/14

Baka-God wrote:

So all those mails I receive from a nigeria prince is fake? ;_;


I see you lurk more than post now.
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Posted 4/17/14
We've reached the big time if we are getting 419 scams!
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Posted 4/17/14

TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:

I always read that people find spam in their mailboxes, site inboxes and etc.

But for some reason I've never gotten a single spam mail in my mail nor on any other site!

The only time I see spam is on sites like the CR forums and youtube where spambots posts things like "my mom gets 1000000€ per day from www.[a site].com go to this site and see how"

I wonder why I've never gotten spam in my inbox!?!?!?


I get those as well and the ones talking about how you can earn thousands of dollars by working at home.
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Posted 4/17/14 , edited 4/17/14
Thanks for the info!



I was rather skeptical of this myself.
Posted 4/17/14 , edited 4/17/14
I never get spam. *Cries*
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Posted 4/17/14 , edited 4/17/14
Old news, it's the same "please help me" chain scam that circled the net back the mid 90's just with different writing. Best to just delete and block/report.
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