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FYI! IS THIS A NIGERIAN SCAM?

Got this in the mail back in November, no return address on the envelope, the postage and postmark were from Canada. I don't know how they got my name, never contacted them for business or work. They want me to deposit the $3,400.00 check and keep $100.00 and remit $3,100.00 money via Western Union and the difference for service charges and shopping.
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Jesus Christ, Dominic! Nothing gets by you does it.
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lol you honestly gotta ask dominic? no one's gonna just randomly mail you free opportunities :P
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Shoulda offered to sell him a hydrogen generator. Or that new cold fusion home power supply that's been on all the technical blogs lately.
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Hey dude! It is not a scam. I know because I participated in a similar venture just 2 weeks ago. They promised me a check by Christmas. I'm patiently waiting. They are so sincere and care about my welfare. It's like money falling from the sky.

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The Nigerian Email Division of Feel The Love Enterprises does not run "scams" or "cons". We are in the business of making people rich, by matching honest Americans with the children of African dictators who need to use an honest American's bank account to transfer the millions their parents stashed away. How dare any of you hold the practice of genocidal murder of these poor orphans parent's against them? These children need help. It is really quite simple, we will send you check for your expenses, but we need you to cash the check immediately, send us 90% of the cash since we have no American bank account, and we will then catch the first plane to your town and deliver these millions to you. PM me and I will match you with your very own African Dictator's Orphan. Please hurry, it is almost Christmas and my shopping budget needs help this year. Help an orphan now, it's Christmas.

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It must be a scam. Usually what happenes is after you cash the check immediatly then your bank will find out later that the check was a fake one and you will be responsiable to pay back the full amount plus any additional fees.
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just give me the money; the outcome will be the same.
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It must be a scam. Usually what happenes is after you cash the check immediatly then your bank will find out later that the check was a fake one and you will be responsiable to pay back the full amount plus any additional fees.
I am suing you for making my trade secrets public.

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