Chinese 419?

The problem with these damn 419 letters is that spam filters sometimes don’t catch them. This one is short and sweet – the dude doesn’t even give me imaginative the back story or tell me how many millions of “US American Dollars” I will get out of this:

Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007 18:59:11 -0800
From: Mou Xinsheng
Subject: Greeting From China

I want to solicit your attention to recieve money on my behalf.

The purpose of my contacting you is because my status will not permit me to do this alone.
When you reply this message,

I will send you details of the business and more information about myself.

My personal email is:
Thank you.
Mou Xinsheng

Of course the poor English grammar and spelling is intact, even in this super condensed version of the 419.

[tags]spam, scam, 419, niggerian, mou xinsheng[/tags]

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8 Responses to Chinese 419?

  1. Tony Radcliffe UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Mac OS says:


    I got the same thing.

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  2. Unfortunately 419 scams and scammers are still going strong.

    Luckily there is a group of people out there on the internet putting a damper on their scams!

    Check out

    These guys get even with these crooks, and sometimes even get them arrested even though they are in Nigeria.

    They are also avidly fighting eBay scammers as well, a terrific group there.

    Last year at one time they got a group of scammers arrested; I think the count was around 50 or so.

    There is a lot of funny stuff there too, you have to see what they make these scammers to so get “paid”, check out their “mugu museum”

    Johhny D

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  3. Matt` UNITED KINGDOM Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    I wonder, if you tried to pull a 419 scam but were actually English yourself (or at least a fluent English speaker) would you get more people falling for it…

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  4. Luke UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux says:

    Perhaps, but then you would probably be tracked down and arrested relatively quickly after your first successful scam. These people thrive, because it’s probably easier to get away with this sort of thing if you live in a poor third world country.

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  5. jenny NEW ZEALAND Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    Well I have had a couple from the UK lotteries and then one from some Gas and Oil company where customers will be sending me cheque so sick. I was looking to work from home and all this noncense arrives in my email and sadley I fell for it. Lets stop them please.

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  6. Luke UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    Oh man… Sorry to head that jenny. There might be some links that could help you here:

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    steven kone

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    4:52 am (11 hours ago)
    My name is Mr.Steven Kone a Banker and accountant with a prime Bank in Abidjan.I am the personal accounts manager to Engr Kary .MCCREA,a National of your country, who works with an oil servicing company here in Cote Ivoire.

    My client, his wife, and their three children were involved in the ill fated Kenya Airways crash in the coasts of Abidjan in January 2000 in which all passengers on board died. Since then I have made several inquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives but has been unsuccessful.After several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his last name over the internet,to see if I could locate any member of his family hence I contacted you.

    Of particular interest is this huge deposit with our bank here in,where the deceased has an account valued at about ($16 million US dollars).They have issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or the bank will declare the account unservisable and thereby send the funds to the bank treasury.

    Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over last 2 years now, I will seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last names, so that the proceeds of this account valued at ($16million US dollars) can be paid to you and then you and I can share the money.

    All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through.I guarantee that this will be executed under all legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. In your reply mail, I want you to give me your full names, address, date of birth, telephone and fax numbers.If you can handle this with me, write me back for more details .
    Thanking you for your anticipated cooperation.
    Mr.Steven Kone

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  8. Luke UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    LOL! This is too funny!

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