Re: [CR]West African Threats

Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer

From: "Peter Jon White" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]West African Threats
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2003 00:05:09 -0400

It's nothing to worry about. They are just scam artists. And they're way across the pond in Africa. Just delete all mail from them.

They've been running these scams since way before anybody heard of the internet. I was getting snail mail from them in the late 1980s. It started just after I placed a few ads in Bicycling Magazine, for my business.

Peter Jon White Peter White Cycles 24 Hall Rd. Hillsborough, NH 03244 603 478 0900 Phone 603 478 0902 Phax

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Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2003 11:15 PM
Subject: [CR]West African Threats


What's the deal with these West African guys and their money-laundering schemes? Have you guys reported them?

I recently joined CR to eMail people who enjoy discussing, buying, selling and trading vintage race bicycle parts.

Since joining the site, I continue to get unsolicited eMail from West Africa from many parties claiming to want to buy my "bicycle" (I've had multiple bikes, frames, and components for sale on eBay, so I know these offers are bogus) for insane amounts of money. I guess they want to move cash to the States. I eMail them back and tell them I've reported them and to stop harassing me. I've noticed that other members on the site have commented on these phony offers, as well.

Today, I got a response from a fellow who just won't quit eMailing me. Here it is:

Subj: Re: thanks Date: 7/8/2003 12:37:11 PM Pacific Standard Time From: <A HREF=""></A> To: <A HREF=""></A> Sent from the Internet (Details)

<A HREF="mailto:Sunsurfslopes,">Sunsurfslopes,</A> I have investigate concerning you and I have gotten all neccessary information concering you, your house, ways everything about you,infact you are in trouble for the rest of your life. believe you me.

I take this threat pretty seriously. What should I do? Hey, I'm just trying to sell some old bikes here, not get mowed down by a hail of gunfire.

Please advise on next steps.


Bob Fulghum
San Diego