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Oh Skype Spam You Make Me Laugh

Why oh why do spammers use Skype to send me stupid IM’s? I’ll tell you why, to make me laugh. Who knew I had an Indonesia Italian relative name Shafi Spagnuolo. LOL! By the way Skype, if your reading you might want to figure something out. I get at least 2 spam messages a day with stupid crap like this.

Dear Spagnuolo,

I have been in search of someone with this last name“Spagnuolo”so when I saw your name I was pushed to contact you and see how best we can assist each other. I am Dr. Jerry Wood, the regional manager of United Bank for Africa GHANA (UBA). I believe it is the wish of God for me to come across you on search now. I am having an important business discussion I wish to share with you which I believe will interest you because, it is in connection with your last name and you are going to benefit from it.  

One Late Shafi Spagnuolo,a citizen of your country had a fixed deposit with my bank in 2004 for 36 calendar months, valued at US$18,400,000.00 (Eighteen Million, Four Hundred Thousand US Dollars) the due date for this deposit contract was 16 of January 2007. Sadly Shafi was among the death victims in the May 26 2006 Earthquake disaster in Jawa, Indonesia that killed over 5,000 people. He was in Indonesia on a business trip and that was how he met his end.

My bank management is yet to know about his death, I knew about it because he was my friend and I am his account officer. Shafi did not mention any Next of Kin/ Heir when the account was opened, and he Shafi was not married and no children. Last week my Bank Management requested that should give instructions on what to do about his funds, if to renew the contract.

I know this will happen and that is why I have been looking for a means to handle the situation, because if my Bank Directors happens to know that Shafi is dead and do not have any Heir, they will take the funds for their personal use, so I don’t want such to happen. That was why when I saw your last name I was happy and I am now seeking your co-operation to present you as Next of Kin/ Heir to the account, since you have the same last name with him and my bank head quarters will release the account to you. There is no risk involved; the transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law.

It is better that we claim the money, than allowing the Bank Directors to take it, they are rich already. I am not a greedy person, so I am suggesting we share the funds, 50/40%  to both parties 10% for expenses, my share will assist me to start my own company which has been my dream. Let me know your mind on this and please do treat this information as TOP SECRET. We shall go over the details once I receive your urgent response strictly through my personal email address: xxxx@hotmail.com
we can as well discuss this on phone, let me know when you will be available to speak with me on phone. Have a nice day and God bless.

Anticipating your communication

Dr. Jerry Wood.

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11 thoughts on “Oh Skype Spam You Make Me Laugh

  1. db says:

    haha!! i just got one for someone named Shafi Barwick.! its always a good laugh!

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  2. Funny stuff, I get these as well. I only use Skype now when I have a call to do otherwise it is not loaded.

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  3. Heather says:

    Did anyone try to follow up with this “Jerry Wood” and see what he was going to try to do, like get money from you, to help him retrieve the supposed 18 million? Or what?

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  4. Higher S says:

    I get this same but he is presents itself as Allen William.

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  5. Anthony says:

    lol.. same thing happened to me. maybe i’ll keep up with him to see what he tries to do.

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  6. suspicious says:

    he is really very stupid who have such a time to waste like all that…..i also got im’s on Skype…Jerry Wood MF….

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  7. Asad says:

    hahhaha i got the same mail from jerry wood hahhaha…i made a fake email and sent him a mail..lolx…. im trying to get him to send me his passport copy and identity card so i can put him in his place buhahhaha…. its fun to mess with such spammers buhahha

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  8. Kiki says:

    I just received one from “Mr.Barry Roger, a Banker here in GHANA”. I have to admit that when I saw the number $8,400,000.00 I kind of hoped that it was real, but other than that, very funny. His address is barryroger91@yahoo.com.

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  9. anti-spammer says:

    Just experienced similar situation from FREDRICK FRANCE (Skype name: fredrick.france98). Thank god!! I googled it and now relieved.

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  10. Dvoy says:

    ” I am having an important business discussion I wish to share with you which I believe will interest you because, it is in connection with your last name and you are going to benefit from it.” by Jerrywood.uba

    LOL!

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  11. Rich says:

    ahhahahahaha just got one from Rock Williams. The best scam I’ve seen yet. I am printing this one out and framing it.

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