I am getting some mails but i dont know woh is sending. nigeria is that place from where i am getting mails?
those mails are regarding Charles Taylor former President of Liberia.
- landkmLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
I get those to they are a scam. They want you to send bank account information phone number etc but don't.
Scams And Shams Found In Your Email
You will probably encounter more and more junk mail (spam) in your email box as your address gets known on the internet. Your email address can be found at any newsgroup site that you have posted to, any response to any newsgroup item that you have made, any chat room that you have participated in or simply anywhere that you have given your email address on the net. As a result, you can be part of a bulk email list used by con artists trying to peddle their scams and shams. Here are a few scams that you might encounter in your email:
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Health and Diet Scams. These offers that you find in your email box tout new methods to lose weigh effortlessly or with some magic pill. The representations are false but many people want to pay the necessary price to find out for themselves.
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- Anonymous4 years ago
Am sick and tired of hearing scam emails are from Nigeria/Africa, those people don't know much about programming, the real problem is the people repling the mail only to fall victims as a result of their greed, I recieve phished emails every week from scammers out there and not from africa (if not companies like eBay and Paypal would have being blowing an alarm ) but from here among us, you don't see me complianing because am not stupid, the scamming will stop one day, and hopefully you will see the the real problem
- 1 decade ago
Don't reply. Most of those e-mails are scams. Besides, Charles Taylor is no longer in Nigeria. He is standing trial elsewhere in Africa.
- willberbLv 41 decade ago
Don't invest in the diamonds. Those bastards took my money, I don't want it to happen to you too. Chuck Taylor All Stars were a good tennis shoe from back in the day, but thats a separate issue.
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- 1 decade ago
Did you live in Nigeria before? or have you ever been there?
Well, I lived there before but I dont anymore and I get alot of those e-mails too, just delete them, thats what I do.
- shaikhmohdmusaLv 41 decade ago
I received several since 2000 , even a contract ready, for me to collect deposit money in Europe,all I have do,to pay some money in advances, so Gals and Guys -open your eye,dont be conned,by these creaturesSource(s): If you want to recieved some,just register for frienships on the net, or LIKELY on single-gi
- rachelframecoryLv 41 decade ago
Just don't send them any money. Ever. And don't cash any checks from Nigeria. You may end up having to cover them. DON'T CASH THEM. They're bogus.
- correrafanLv 71 decade ago
They are all a scam. Just delete them or report them as spam.
- 1 decade ago
if you don't want to get the emails, report them as spam when you open the email. You should not get them anymore.
- 1 decade ago
DO NOT ANSWER, IT IS ALL A SCAM ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, YOU WILL BE VERY SORRY IF YOU DO ANS. NEED TO PUT THEM ON "IGNORE"