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Venezuelan scammer - begging letters

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Received today:

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Dear  staff  of  Norvic Philatelics .

I´m  a professor of  "History" at a local High School.
I´d like to know if you can send  as donation (by Postal Service)
some postage stamps from Great Britain.

I need  these postage stamps, in order to get better my classes
with my students, focused on Philately as a source to learn
world history, arts and sciences.

If you wish to help, you can use the following postal address:

Prof. Reinaldo Sanchez. Apartado Postal 90.
Municipio Barinas. C.P. 5201. Estado Barinas.
Republica de Venezuela. (South America)
I rarely send any stamps for these begging letters, though they sometimes seem genuine. I googled this guy and found The Times write-up from 2010.
That said, a few weeks ago, as I now see, I got half-caught. An email arrived from one "Reinaldo Sanchez" in Venezuela, asking for a whole list of my books. He claimed to teach in a university, and explained: "I need the publications because I am working on a project with my students based on a study of the historical evolution of Greek and Roman Art"
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I suppose it is one way to stock a book shop. But if you get asked, unless you are a keen supporter of the Venezuelan book trade, I would save your books.
Same applies to your stamps.
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Post by mikeg »

In the past few months, everyone in my family has received the old fashioned Nigerian scam letters by mail- this time from Spain :shock:

I have a couple of them somewhere- if I find one will scan and post here 8)

Unfortunately, the stamps on the envelopes were not forgeries :cry:

Strangely, I am the only one that did not get one. Even those people know how cheap I am :lol:
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And today, I get this
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prof.reysanchez@gmail.com
Mr. Kenneth Sequeira.

I am professor of "History" at local High School.
I would like to know if you can send as donation
(by Postal Service) the following item:

Arabian Countries Postage Stamps.

These postage stamps will be used, with my
students, in order to use Philately to learn the
History and Culture in some Arabian Countries.

If you wish to help, the postal address is:


Prof. Reinaldo J. Sanchez.
(Apart. Post. 90).Parokia Barinas.
Municipio Barinas.Estado Barinas.
C.P.5201.Republica de Venezuela.
(South America)
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This guy is scam artist of music cds too 8)


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Post by MrSamoa »

Maybe the widow of the Nigerian diplomat who passed away, and is trying to find someone to help her claim her US$15,000,000 can send him some stamps.

We should get this guy in contact with some Nigerian widows. :lol:
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Post by jaywalker »

I'm wondering what quote "History" unquote is (that is, what distinguishes it from quote History unquote).

Very lucky high school to have a professor as an instructor....
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