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    Foreign contract for services

    My sales rep comes to me all excited with a potentially lucrative approach by email. And here it is:
    From: Myles Dugenfelder [mailto:dugenfelder4@yahoo.co.uk]
    Sent: 11 April 2007 11:22 AM
    To: CBxxxxxx
    Subject: Re: Pest control contract



    Dear CBxxxxxx ,

    Greetings! My name is Myles Dugenfelder, an Australian contractor working with Sicogi, a road construction company and I am also a commission agent. Presently I am in Ivory Coast for a road construction contract that will last through the end of the year.

    First, I must let you know the essence of this contact and how it shall benefit both of us. From the information I got from the Federal Ministry of Environs & Agriculture, here in Abidjan state the Southern Ivory Coast, the government is about awarding a Pest Control Contract to any reputable company with International Standard that can come to Ivory Coast to execute a contract.

    Furthermore, the pest control contract is going to take place in the abandoned Grasshoppers International Hand Ball Stadium, “Stade International De Boule De Main De Sauterelles” where the company will start working on the clean up of the stadium and environs, also evacuation of pests, termites, cockroaches, rats etc... Are to take place because that's the proposed venue for the up-coming sports festival to take affect Soon.

    The said area occupied 22 acres of land space including the games village. Can your company handle such a big contract? I am introducing you based on commission bases; I will help your company with the help of my friend in the ministry to make sure this contract will be awarded to your company.

    Be informed that the ministry will be responsible for contacting the Ivory Coast embassy in your country to help facilitate your travelling documents, such as the issuance of your visas to Ivory Coast depending on how many field workers coming for the job. I want you to quote your price for this contract and add my commission, the ministry will pay 100% advance before the contract begins and payments are only done by Bank Transfer, my friend in the ministry will use his weight in the office to make sure this contract is awarded in your company's name.

    Let me know if you can handle such a big contract and also let me know if you can be able to come to Ivory Coast. I can be reached at any time on +225-01-63-44-91 that's my mobile number in Ivory Coast.

    Thanks so much for your time,

    All the best,

    Egnr. Myles Dugenfelder.

    Sicogi.
    So, I do a little Google and it doesn't take long to find a rather similar offer titled Pest Control Partnership. To save clicking and to cover that the page might disappear one day, it goes like this:
    PEST CONTROL PARTNERSHIP

    To: undisclosed-recipients:;
    Subject: PEST CONTROL PARTNERSHIP
    From: Myles3300@netscape.net (MYLES DUGENFELDER)
    Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2005 02:52:38 -0500


    Attn: Sir/Madam,

    Greetings! My name is Myles Dugenfelder, a British
    Honduras contractor working with Strabag , a road
    contruction company and I am also a commission agent.
    Presently I am in Nigeria for a road construction
    contract that will last through the end of the year.

    First, I must let you know the essence of this contact
    and how it shall benefit both of us. From the
    information I got from the Federal Ministry of
    Environs & Agriculture, here in Abia state the eastern
    Nigeria, the government is about awarding a Pest
    Control Contract to any reputable company with
    international standard that can come to Nigeria to
    execute a contract.

    Furthermore, The pest control contract is going to
    take place in the abandoned Grasshoppers International
    Hand Ball Stadium where the company will start working
    on the clean up of the stadium and environs, also
    evacuation of pests, termites, cockroaches, rats
    etc... are to take place because thats the proposed
    venue for the up-coming sports festival to take affect
    soon.

    The said area occupied a 22 acres of land space
    including the games village.Can your company handle
    such a big contract? I am introducing you based on
    commission bases, I will help your company with the
    help of my friend in the ministry to make sure this
    contract will be awarded to your company.

    Be informed that the ministry will be responsible for
    contacting the Nigerian embassy in your country to
    help facilitate your travelling documents, such as the
    issuance of your visas to Nigeria depending on how
    many field workers coming for the job. I want you to
    quote your price for this contract and add my
    commission, the ministry will pay 100% advance before
    the contract begins and payments are only done by Bank
    Transfer, my friend in the ministry will use his
    weight in the office to make sure this contract is
    awarded in your company's name.

    Let me know if you can handle such a big contract and
    also let me know if you can be able to come to
    Nigeria. I can be reached at any time on
    +234-805-7102696 that's my mobile number in Nigeria.

    Thanks so much for your time,

    All the best,

    Egnr. Myles Dugenfelder.
    Strabag.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    I smell a rat just seems like too much of a pun
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    Well. Our Mr Dugenfelder from Australia believes that any similarity between his approach and that of Mr Dugenfelder from British Honduras some two years ago is purely coincidental
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Clearly Mr. Dugenfelder has been working the South African list. I've had quite a few people email me and ask me what I think. I've been posting them a link to this thread in reply.

    I thought I'd include this latest one I got.

    Hi Dave,

    This is that guy from the ivory Coast’s explanation as to the findings that you placed in the forumsa..

    Can you please reply with your opinion...



    Dear Chris ,

    Thanks for your e-mail ; The speech was hold and everything is in normal postion, I don't know how this Nigerians got my information's and e-mailed your company without knowing that I've done that all ready .

    But all I know for sure is that Nigerians are scammers, They have network which they used in hijacking informations in other to find who to scam, For as all I know I don't know anything about how this comes .

    But be aware of Nigerians, I don't know exactly how you maybe feeling regarding this matter but anyhow let me know what is your position now and remember the contract has been won .

    Hoping to hear from you soon.

    Best Regards

    Engr Myles Dugenfelder.
    My opinion? I'm thinking of moving this thread into the Jokes forum...
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    I pity the poor person who really does have the same name as a scammer/spammer. When someone (e.g. company looking to hire the person) does an internet search on the name....
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    What a horrid thought. I think I better google my name and see what comes up. The problem is what can you do about it.

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    I guess the only thing you really can do is establish a healthy online image for yourself which you have control of. At least you can then show who you are, and how you are not the same person.
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    Really Funny - It comes from "miles of diggin' in the veld" and the guy constructs roads!!
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    You'd never guess what's number one for myles dugenfelder on Google right now...

    And unfortunately there appears to be a perfectly genuine fellow of the same name. But to be honest you can spot the difference in the writing style without even trying that hard.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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