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This blog is dedicated to help preventing internet fraud and internet scams. Scambusters was a radio show I started in Albany Oregon, but due to defaulted payment by the radio station we took the show offline. Regardless of this issue we still wish to help prevent internet fraud and save people from internet loss. I have been interviewed and featured in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times & Daily News, The London Times & AARP Newsletters. Please watch this blog for latest tips and tricks and scams to avoid.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

SCAM > Harry Ego > Fwd: Private Notice Pls.Read.

Harry does have an EGO if he thinks people will fall for such a blatant Nigerian Scam.  Really even saying you are from Nigeria in a email is enough reason to ignore and mark it as spam.  Plus why is Mr. Ego in China?

Just because the emailer can send you a link to an authentic story does not make the email real.  I can link to Obama wins election, that does not mean I am representing Obama.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Harry Ego <>
Date: 2011/1/19
Subject: Private Notice Pls.Read.

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am  Harry Ego the attorney to Chief James O. Ibori (formal Governor of the Richest State in Nigeria for 8years), i am looking for your cooperation in building a Tourist Hotel or Real Estate in your country with my client funds that is deposited abroad in a Trust Account because i cannot be in charge of the funds myself as the attorney in charge, i have the power as the attorney in charge to make a new heir to the funds with the consent of my client (Chief James O. Ibori).

I am sorry if this is not in line with your profession. My client Chief James O. Ibori was arrested by the Interpol in Dubai for Money Laundering recently.

Please click for your perusal...

I need an experienced person like you to assist me to set up, develop the project and assume responsibility of ownership as chairman but will be bringing in profit/distribute profit monthly or annually.

You should observe utmost confidentiality and be rest assured that this transaction is risk free. I shall give you more information upon receiving your response.


 Harry Ego.

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