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“Nigerian Prince” scam through MP


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Jim Turner · · Lakewood, CO · Joined Jun 2012 · Points: 295

Anyone else get one of these?

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Hi Jim, this message was sent from Mountain Project member Linda Uiwe to you using the "Contact Member" feature.

"I am Miss. Linda Uiwe, the only daughter of the late Mr. Edward Uiwe, from the Côte d'Ivoire. My father deposited the sum of three million three hundred thousand euros in a bank here in Côte d'Ivoire before his death, he used my name as his only daughter and the beneficiary of money, his WILL indcate that unless I have an investment purposes overseas. I am now looking for your help to transfer the fund to your account abroad so that you can help me to invest it in some sensible and lucrative business in your country because this is my only hope for my future. I am willing to offer you 20% of the total fund if only you can help me out of my current situation. here my private email address for more detail; (lindauiwe@gmail.com )
Best regards Linda Uiwe (lindauiwe/at/g m a i l. c o m)"

Linda Uiwe

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George Foster · · Durango, CO · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 12

Princess.

Tim Lutz · · Colo-Rado Springs · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 5

sounds legit.  let's see if they will use the funds to print a guidebook

Bill Shubert · · Lexington, MA · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 55

Only 20%? Try to talk her up to giving you at least 35%. I bet she'll agree to it.

MP Team · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2019 · Points: 4

Sorry about that, Jim.  

MP's internal warning sirens started going off this morning that this new user was sending a lot of Contact User messages - pretty much all similar to the one you received. Ms. Uiwe's account was disabled and, as she used the Contact User feature, she doesn't have your actual email address.

Again, apologies for the spam/opportunityforriches.

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth. This is your big opportunity to strike it rich. Man, I wish I were you. Some guys have all the luck.

Jim Turner · · Lakewood, CO · Joined Jun 2012 · Points: 295
MP Team wrote: Sorry about that, Jim.  

MP's internal warning sirens started going off this morning that this new user was sending a lot of Contact User messages - pretty much all similar to the one you received. Ms. Uiwe's account was disabled and, as she used the Contact User feature, she doesn't have your actual email address.

Again, apologies for the spam/opportunityforriches.

Thanks, and no worries.  Glad you guys shut the “princess” down and they don’t have our email addresses.

Randy Von Zee · · Darien, IL · Joined Jul 2017 · Points: 19,014

What happened to Nick?

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275
Randy Von Zee wrote: What happened to Nick?

Nothing happened to him. He's still the site manager, as far as I know. The Big Kahuna.

bruno-cx · · your mom's bedroom · Joined Oct 2009 · Points: 5
FrankPS wrote:

Nothing happened to him. He's still the site manager, as far as I know. The Big Kahuna.

He no longer owns the site, it's property of REI.  Thats twice that he has sold out an internet property to the man, and now he is an employee for REI.  

wing thing · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 85
FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275
bruno-cx wrote:

He no longer owns the site, it's property of REI.  Thats twice that he has sold out an internet property to the man, and now he is an employee for REI.  

I believe he still runs/administers the MP site. I have no problem that REI bought it. Seems to have made little difference. But there was already a long thread on that.

Nick Wilder · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2005 · Points: 3,879
Randy Von Zee wrote: What happened to Nick?

I stopped working for MP/REI about a month ago.  I no longer manage users, deal with the forum, write code, fix bugs, or build features.  I am still a regular volunteer admin (like the ~150 other volunteers) and can edit routes and areas.

England · · ? · Joined Aug 2008 · Points: 270
Nick Wilder wrote:

I stopped working for MP/REI about a month ago.  I no longer manage users, deal with the forum, write code, fix bugs, or build features.  I am still a regular volunteer admin (like the ~150 other volunteers) and can edit routes and areas.

Good for you! Go enjoy yourself. You have held the torch long enough on this S#!t show.

Billcoe · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 818


Can we use Active Junky with that offer?
bus driver · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 1,165
Nick Wilder wrote:

I stopped working for MP/REI about a month ago.  I no longer manage users, deal with the forum, write code, fix bugs, or build features.  I am still a regular volunteer admin (like the ~150 other volunteers) and can edit routes and areas.

Living the (American) dream

plantmandan · · Brighton, CO · Joined Sep 2010 · Points: 50

Only 3.3 million Euros?

Times must be tight in the old money world...  

Jake Gluck · · AZ · Joined Dec 2014 · Points: 40

Technically it is an Ivorian prince scam. 

mediocre · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2013 · Points: 0

If this was a Canadian prince or princess everyone would be throwing money at them.

Y'all are racist.

djh860 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2014 · Points: 110

Bingo!

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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