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Old 11-10-2017, 03:54 AM
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Their website is very annoying, tho:
https://www.rescam.org/
That may be the worst website I've ever seen. And I remember geocities.
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:48 PM
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Two thoughts:
(1) I haven't received an email like this in a long time. I kinda thought they went out of style. So, I just checked the yahoo email account that I use for this stuff, and, sure enough, there was at least one there. I might follow up on it.
Dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnnn....

The Reverend E. C. Samuel would like to have a word with you...

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On Saturday, November 4, 2017, 10:00:57 AM CDT, Rev E.C Samuel <revecsamuel344@gmail.com> wrote:




OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
DEPT: FOREIGN FUND MONITORY & INVESTIGATING UNIT
FEDERAL SECRETARIAT IKEJA
LAGOS NIGERIA

OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL
REV. E.C SAMUEL
DIRECT TELEPHONE: 234 80 269 404 58
Email: revec.samuel@yandex.com, alhajiisaah_mohammed07@ hotmail.com

OUR REF FGN/ FMIU/ 010/ 2017 Your Ref: …………

Attn: MR :
Bob Ama
200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA .S.A

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

HAVE YOU RECEIVED YOUR FUND, IF NOT CONTACT US FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF YOUR FUND IN THIS THIRD & LAST QUARTER PAYMENT OF THE YEAR 2017?

YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS APPEAR IN THE LIST OF PAYMENT THAT IS WHY I AM CONTACTING YOU. YOU ARE TO PHONE ME IMMEDIATELY YOU RECEIVE THIS MAIL ON MY DIRECT TELEPHONE NUMBER 234 80 269 404 58.

YOUR URGENT REPLY IS AWAITED.
YOURS FAITHFULLY


REV. E.C SAMUEL

DIRECTOR GENERAL

...so I reply...
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I am the whom to it may concern.


I have ont received my payments as promised even though I already sent the transaction fee.


I cannot call you since I lost my phone in a freak accident. email only please.


Thank you, Rev General, you are a kind man.


Sincerely yours,
Bob Ama

same old setup:
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Rev E.C Samuel <revecsamuel344@gmail.com>To:Bob Ama
Nov 10 at 6:11 AM
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
DEPT: FOREIGN FUND MONITORY & INVESTIGATING UNIT
FEDERAL SECRETARIAT IKEJA
LAGOS NIGERIA

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
DEPT: FOREIGN FUND MONITORY & INVESTIGATING UNIT
FEDERAL SECRETARIAT IKEJA
LAGOS NIGERIA

OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL
REV. E.C SAMUEL
DIRECT TELEPHONE: 234 80 269 404 58
Email:
revec.samuel@yandex.com, alhajiisaah_mohammed07@ hotmail.com

OUR REF FGN/ FMIU/ 010/ 2017 Your Ref: …………

ATTN: MR, BOB AMA
200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA .S.A

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

I acknowledged your mail, and the contents noted. Here in the list of payment to rightful beneficiary in this 3rd quarter payment schedule 2017, your name Mr. Bob Ama appears as one of the beneficiary that will receive their fund under this last & final quarter payment schedule 2017.



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You are advise to reconfirm the following information of yours that we can reconfirm from our central system and recommend payment immediately Your full name & address, your business address, your date of birth, your direct telephone , mobile number , house telephone numbers , email address ,your full banking details and your scan copy of your identity card for signature verification purposes. You are therefore inform to follow my instruction and advise strictly to enable you receive your fund under this 3rd and last quarter payment schedule 2017.


After our due verification, we shall inform you our payment modalities.

YOUR URGENT REPLY IS AWAITED.
YOURS FAITHFULLY

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Are the payments quarterly or monthly? Will you withhold the foreign fund taxes as required by FAS60, FAS97, the SEC, the SCC, and the BIG10?
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:05 PM
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"Mr. Bob Ama": it took me a second or 2.
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:34 PM
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"Mr. Bob Ama": it took me a second or 2.
Most of my material is borrowed, and this one is no exception. It's an old "joke" from around here...I don't remember from where, though.
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:36 PM
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Hey, I found it:
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Hey Bruce, you should encourage Obama to come on the AO and discuss some of these issues.

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Well, he did quote Contingencies during the campaign! The AO can't be far behind.

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His whole campaign was pretty web savvy, so I'm thinking he might be open to the idea?

What steps do we need to take to make this happen?

Should I send Rahm an email, or should I go straight to the top? bobama@whitehouse.gov
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:49 PM
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just for kicks I forwarded them an email (the Reverend E. C. Samuel one).

They send you back a link (https://www.rescam.org/conversation/...xiK2p6OXRudz09). I can't copy/paste their conversation, so if you're really interested you'll need to visit that link.

In the meantime, if *I* hear back from the good Reverend E. C. Samuel, I'll let you know.
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:43 PM
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In the meantime, if *I* hear back from the good Reverend E. C. Samuel, I'll let you know.
Hey, I did...
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OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
DEPT: FOREIGN FUND MONITORY & INVESTIGATING UNIT
FEDERAL SECRETARIAT IKEJA
LAGOS NIGERIA

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
DEPT: FOREIGN FUND MONITORY & INVESTIGATING UNIT
FEDERAL SECRETARIAT IKEJA
LAGOS NIGERIA

OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL
REV. E.C SAMUEL
DIRECT TELEPHONE: 234 80 269 404 58
Email: revec.samuel@yandex.com, alhajiisaah_mohammed07@ hotmail.com

OUR REF FGN/ FMIU/ 010/ 2017 Your Ref:

ATTN: MR, BOB AMA

200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA .S.A


TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

I received your mail and be inform that we made payment on quarterly basis, Now that your payment falls into the 3rd and last quarter payment schedule 2017, after our verification of your payment file here with us, we shall include your payment file to those that the Federal government will release their fund in this 3rd & last quarter payment schedule 2017.



You are advise to reconfirm the following information of yours that we can reconfirm from our central system and recommend payment immediately Your full name & address, your business address, your date of birth, your direct telephone , mobile number , house telephone numbers , email address ,your full banking details and your scan copy of your identity card for signature verification purposes. You are therefore inform to follow my instruction and advise strictly to enable you receive your fund under this 3rd and last quarter payment schedule 2017.



After our due verification, we shall inform you our payment modalities.




YOUR URGENT REPLY IS AWAITED.
YOURS FAITHFULLY


REV. E.C SAMUEL
I'll just insist on monthly payments
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Quarterly payments are not acceptable. They cause trouble with budgeting. I need you to revise your proposal to include monthly payments.


Please respond.


Bob Ama
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Old 11-16-2017, 10:41 AM
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What the heck is a payment modality? lol It's a wonder anyone ever falls for these, the bad grammar, spelling, and punctuation should be enough to give it away.
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Hop on the old FB or twitters and I guarantee you'll see plenty of people with equally bad or worse grammar/spelling. It's a sad truth, but a large % of our population is just simply not smart.
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Old 11-16-2017, 11:11 AM
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Hop on the old FB or twitters and I guarantee you'll see plenty of people with equally bad or worse grammar/spelling. It's a sad truth, but a large % of our population is just simply not smart.
No kidding, look who they elected.
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