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    E-mail scams through 'official' channels

    I was pretty appalled to see this story tonight...

    "Australian Don Walker was contacted by someone working at the Australian High Commission in Nigeria three years ago. He was told an uncle, who Don knew had been working in Nigeria's oil fields for 30 years, had died and now Don was in line for an inheritance. Don was told to contact a man to make arrangements about how he needed to access the estate. That inheritance never existed yet Don spent his life savings trying to get it. He's left with nothing."

    This particular guy seemed well aware of e-mail scams and said he'd have ignored this, but for the fact that it came through the Australian High Commission. Where will it end?

    Alan

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    Re: E-mail scams through 'official' channels

    And *is* there an Australian High Commission in Nigeria? If so, why? <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>
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    Re: E-mail scams through 'official' channels

    Apparently so - Mr. Iain Cameron Dickie - Australian High Commission in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. As to why, well I guess when the number of boys exceeds the number of jobs, it becomes necessary to devise novel and obscure methods of generating more "jobs for the boys."

    Alan

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    Re: E-mail scams through 'official' channels

    <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15> Sound reasoning!
    Charlotte

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