Is This The Mysterious Gadaffi Rumor Source?

Tyler Durden's picture



Hello Distinguished Sir or Madam,

I hope this email reaches you in time.  I would like to offer you a
business proposition.  I am the owner of $60B in Swiss and US bank
account and would gladly offer you a fee of $1B if you will release a
press statement that I am about to surrender to the rebel Transitional
National Council. 

However, to get the banks to release the money, I need you to forward
me the transfer fees in the amount of $1MM so that the banks will
transfer the money to you.  Please forward this payment into my new
untraceable swiss account so that I may send you the $1B payment.

h/t What Me Worry

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Max Hunter's picture

LMAO .. ZH rules


Pladizow's picture

I got this same e-mail and forwarded to Ben.

Dr. Richard Head's picture

I usually respond to those emails with the following -

"I would surely be willing to help you in this matter and would like to talk with you as soon as possible.  I can be reached at 212.902.1000.  Please ask for Lloyd Blankfein and my executive assistant will be able to get you in touch with me and we can get the ball rolling."

Oracle of Kypseli's picture

Another one is:

Dear sir,

Thanks for the offer. Unfortunately, my account is frozen due to a dispute with the bank and they will not release any of my funds until I pay them $100k in dispute.

If you send me the $100k to unfeeeze my account, i will be able to deal with you and sent you the $1MM.


Max Hunter's picture

A few years ago, when I first started getting them, I forwarded them to the local FBI.. :)

LeBalance's picture

but...but...but, that's their origin.

nope-1004's picture

US monetary policy is now RUMOR MILL policy.


What an absolute JOKE !!!!!!


Control commod's through rumors.  THE US GOV'T AND ITS FAILED PRINTING POLICIES ARE A JOKE !!!!!!!!!!!


French Frog's picture

... but erroneous: it would be (no such thing as; here in engerland we don't all belong in the .com family you know)


French Frog's picture

quite clearly you are not looking at where your browser redirect you when you go to

CPL's picture

No, we all least it's not as bad as getting decoyed by

lance_manion's picture

Nope.  Redirection is dependent upon your ISP portal location, I suspect.  If entered as such, a browser remains at, at least here in Canada. 

French Frog's picture

in this case i do offer my most sincere and humble apology


Michael's picture

My world sources tell me North African and Middle Eastern countries are getting ready to pull the plug on the dollar.

Covert withdraw of dollar denominated assets are on-going. Protection of precious mettle reserve measures are underway.

The closing of markets in specific areas to shut out western arbitrage will continue.

A spike in US Treasury yields is imminent.

alien-IQ's picture

ZH: Doin our part to keep the no fly list in seven digit territory.

wagefreedom's picture

whoa-- I thought I was the only guy who got/agreed to this-- am I F'ed??

Gully Foyle's picture


"whoa-- I thought I was the only guy who got/agreed to this-- am I F'ed??"

About two years ago there was a news story regarding a county treasurer who was scammed by this. She lost something like a quarter of a million dollars.

That means you now have the credentials to run for office.

CPL's picture

Education shouldn't be used as a measuring stick to how smart someone is, but more of a guide post on how well they follow instructions by others.

DonnieD's picture

So it's been Ghadaffi sending me those e-mails all this time.

Sudden Debt's picture


And luckely for me, he accepted payment with my visa. I just had to give my account number and security codes.

I'm so going to get rich!


CPL's picture

You are both fools.  I'm waiting for a response back from my nigerian prince.  Any day now my ship will come in.

Arch Duke Ferdinand's picture

""So it's been Ghadaffi sending me those e-mails all this time.""

...Yup....Trying to move his cash to Vancouver BC, Canada...

"Canada's four Western Provinces...with a plethora of natural resources and only 12.5 million citizens, led by gateway city, Vancouver BC...

Based on a combination of environment, health care, culture and infrastructure, Vancouver topped the list of the world's most liveable cities for the fifth straight year, according to a new report....."

anarchitect's picture

Do you really believe this crap? A city where the average home price is 9 times the median income, where an overdue earthquake would come with liquefaction, where the sheep vote socialist, and which has a metro population over 1 million with practically no expressways? Granted, it's a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.

Ahh, the report came from The Economist. Which explains much.

Mae Kadoodie's picture

Ah, the old Libyan scam.  Who hasn't gotten one of those e-mails?

Racer's picture

That is what the banksters are doing every day with POMO

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Dammit, did you respond as well?

Well I was first so you're the looser.

[ L ]

Oh regional Indian's picture

+++ Very nice.

And OT, TD, can I suggest re-christening the ChairSatan a little?


How is ChairShaitan (Shaitan, Etymological parent of Satan, in Arabic).

It's got some Zing and comes off th etongue with a little Swing.


Even the ME will get behind it.


Temporalist's picture

I responded...I said send me some gold I will convert it for you free of charge.

cougar_w's picture

I get those like 3 times a day. I though it was just me.

Gadhaffi must be desperate. I'd help him out except he's a useless old fucker.

alien-IQ's picture

market going red, oil bouncing back. QUICK...START A NEW RUMOR!!!!

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Someone needs to create a random rumor generator.

Where's Banzai7 when you need him?

alien-IQ's picture

something tells me he's conjuring one up as we speak...he rarely disappoints.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Banzai7 is working on Cats this morning. Hilarious.

Those who follow him on twitter get all his stuff fresh off the printer.!/williambanzai7

I Am The Unknown Comic's picture

Thanks for the link!  I think I have a new favourite website!

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

He had me worried when he briefly switched to other barnyard animals, but now he's safely back to least for the moment.

Witnessing an artist in real time is not for the faint of heart.

ISEEIT's picture

The best smart ass is a great smart ass. Nobody beats Tyler.

InconvenientCounterParty's picture


<<Hi please hold for the Col.

>>OK but speed it up. I have a meeting with the NY Fed.

<<LLoyd! hello! this is Mumi long time no see how are the wife and kids?

>>Hey, my good friend, I'm in a real pinch here and you're the first person I thought of calling.

<insert shitty deal here>

gordengeko's picture

TD you got that from chavez didn't you!

Franken_Stein's picture


This is an all-out war now, guys !


Goldman Sachs hires law firm to shut blogger's site


Goldman Sachs is attempting to shut down a dissident blogger who is extremely critical of the investment bank, its board members and its practices.

The bank has instructed Wall Street law firm Chadbourne & Parke to pursue blogger Mike Morgan, warning him in a recent cease-and-desist letter that he may face legal action if he does not close down his website.

Florida-based Mr Morgan began a blog entitled "Facts about Goldman Sachs" the web address for which is just a few weeks ago.

mrdenis's picture

That's Mike Morgan's old site !  

What_Me_Worry's picture

This is probably the happiest moment of my life. 

alien-IQ's picture

as Sandra Bernhard once said: "I feel like a mole on Marilyn Monroe's cheek...I'm just happy to be here"