Thanks for your comments and helpful places to go to "turn in these
culprits". I tried a few of them but no responses or did not work on some.
In any case, I just finished playing one of these scam artists for the past
5 to 6 weeks until they stated I needed to come up with $25000 for legal
fees and "govt fees/charges" to transfer said "$24,500,000" to my accounts.
I, of course, did not provide real account numbers or real names so as to
keep them from accessing them to "withdraw money" using phoney checks or
I even had these scam artists calling to say "we are anxious to transfer
funds as soon as legal/govt fee is paid". Every transaction I made and/or
received I forwarded to the FBI and the corresponding Email account service
(abuse@Yahoo.com in most cases).
I really wish there was a responsive service out there that would act
immediately on squashing these nasty devious people. I am sure there are
people out there who would fall for these "get quick rich schemes" but I do
not think they deserve to be scammed like this, no matter what.
It is somewhat unbelieveable how many of these such scams have crossed my
email in the past months - mostly using "yahoo.com" email service.
I probably was wrong in playing along with these scammers but I wanted to
find out how long it would take them to ask for money, and how much they
would ask for. Well, it took about 2-3 weeks to finally ask for money, and
as I stated before, it amounted to $25K the first go round. Most likely, it
would continue to go up from there.
I am thinking I should write a SAS program that will collect these scammers'
email accounts and then turn around and BLAST them with millions of email
messages just to clog up their accounts but then everyone else would suffer
from all those "emails I send" and I would become "ashamed" for doing it.
Oh well, thanks again for your info.
BTW, I have some pieces of a certain bridge I am willing to sell in case you
are interested <VBG>.
Have a great weekend.