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    This arrived in my in-box tonight:

    good day to you sir,. my name is adekunle bukola ,i 18yrs. i am a female from nigeria ,,actaully i am a student athlete that needs your support i any way i have a personal best of 11.58secs (100m) and 23,80secs in 200m,i would be so grateful to you if you can help me by getting me connected toneccessary people that can get me invitations to meets and other opportunitieseven if i can school in your place, it would be a great previlege if you could coach me to run good ..here is my no + 234 807 96306 .i could have your sopport if i can study there also.
    i am countigng on your reply sir
    Her address is [email protected]

    All yours, coaches!

    K E N
    K E N

  • #2
    What are you waiting for?
    You there, on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons!

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    • #3
      In the light of the many, many money-making scams from that part of the
      world: If someone does take her up on the offer, make very sure to
      verify that she is genuine, before sending money for plane tickets (or
      similar).

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      • #4
        Originally posted by imaginative
        In the light of the many, many money-making scams from that part of the
        world: If someone does take her up on the offer, make very sure to
        verify that she is genuine, before sending money for plane tickets (or
        similar).
        But at the same time, I wouldn't dismiss it straight away. After all, this is how Olusoji Fasuba found his coach and that partnership has worked out pretty well (9.85, world indoor gold, etc).

        If she has run 11.58 and 23.80 in official competitions, she should be on Tilastopaja. But the only athlete I've found that she could be are 'Adekunle Jasper' with listed PBs of 11.71 / 24.36 (perhaps 'Jasper' is her middle name...).

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        • #5
          Originally posted by imaginative
          In the light of the many, many money-making scams from that part of the
          world: If someone does take her up on the offer, make very sure to
          verify that she is genuine, before sending money for plane tickets (or
          similar).
          In general that is a good policy. I suspect any college would need a variety of educational background verifications anyway.

          One thing in her favor is her email address is over 4 years old - usually the scam email addresses are no more than a few weeks old at the time the solicitations go out.
          There are no strings on me

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          • #6
            SCAM SCAM SCAM

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jacksf
              SCAM SCAM SCAM

              We'll see. I just added her to my yahoo messenger list requesting more info.

              Facebook page -

              http://www.facebook.com/people/Adekunle ... 1004162545

              edit - By the way, not too many scammers have a facebook page, or take the time to fake one.
              There are no strings on me

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              • #8
                In the Nigerian championships results for 2007 on carfu's website she appears as Adekunle B. Jasper, so looks very likely to be the same athlete.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jacksf
                  SCAM SCAM SCAM
                  I'm as cycnical as the next guy when it comes to random emails from overseas (a former colleague of mine once lost £10,000 / $20,000 in a Nigerian email scam), but based on the Fasuba experience mentioned above, I'd be inclined to believe this.

                  If it were a scam, she'd have said her PBs were 10.9/22.1 and that her uber rich uncle has just passed away and left her thousands of dollars to go towards a college education and track and field tuition. Also, why would scammers target track and field coaches? They're hardly the richest out there!

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                  • #10
                    i CANNOT believe some people are seriously considering this and investing ANY amount of time in it :shock: :shock: :shock:

                    Just because Adekunle B. Jasper has a facebook page and competed in the NGR champs, does NOT mean that she is the one sending e-mails to ingenuous track fans.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by guru
                      Originally posted by Jacksf
                      SCAM SCAM SCAM

                      We'll see. I just added her to my yahoo messenger list requesting more info.

                      Facebook page -

                      http://www.facebook.com/people/Adekunle ... 1004162545

                      edit - By the way, not too many scammers have a facebook page, or take the time to fake one.
                      The girl in this picture does not run an 11.58 and a 23.80. I dare anyone to call that number. Remember folks, just dialing the number alone can mess you up.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Aiden
                        Originally posted by guru
                        http://www.facebook.com/people/Adekunle_Bukola/1004162545
                        The girl in this picture does not run an 11.58 and a 23.80.
                        Two words: Nombulelo Mkenku.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Jon
                          Two words: Nombulelo Mkenku.
                          Funny, I thought of exactly the same person after reading Aiden's post. I saw her in person in Bydgoszcz this year, and you'd never think she could be any good if you just looked at her.
                          Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                          • #14
                            bahrain or qatar should be calling her now...

                            i don't get the whole facebook, myspace phenomena. i can't view the page in question because i refuse to register. the other day, someone sent me an invite to join one of the two, can't remember which. i wrote my friend back, "dude, you are 50-something, why are you on myspace? myspace is for teenagers or pedophiles."

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                            • #15
                              you gotta be under 25 to get the facebook craze...

                              it's like cell phones for kids, only worse...

                              lot's of predators out there...

                              i'd probabaly contact the nigerian federation, ask for background info on her...

                              but the academics would be the key concern....most colleges are mechanics to verify academic standing, and it's the ehad of my list...

                              i'd follow up, and wait to see how qucikly money was requested...

                              or whether she wants to marry you....

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