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    Jim it is a scam and it is not out of Germany. Do not even answer this.
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    Now, get this, try to go to the url given at the end of the email. Notice something?

    Take another glance at the email and you'll note that they tell you to direct your email to blahblahblah.org. Put in the same url as before but replace the .com with .org. Viola!

    What does this prove?! Diddly squat. Well, maybe that the person who wrote the email for was a bit careless.

    The site looks to be that of a legit business, and the email addresses that they have you write to for information do in fact use the same domain as from the email "blah@deginvest.org".

    Here is the link to their faq:
    DEG faq

    They look legit, especially since having a developed website as a scammer is something very risky to do. I'd ask as many questions as it took to get myself feeling comfortable if I were considering going with this, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (jimscott @ Nov. 03 2005,1:49)]Having now just read your response to the female president topic, it is exceedingly clear that you were being sarcastic.
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    I wouldn't get involved with any kind of offer via email. And I wouldn't go clicking any links either. If you don't know who its from, delete it.

    Legit businesses don't use email to get business...particularly financial institutions. I've heard there are a lot of foreign online banking things that are scams going around. That sounds like one of them.

    And no you aren't going to get free clothes from The Gap, a free computer from Bill Gates nor is anything "cool" going to pop up if you forward some silly email to 10 people in 10 minutes. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
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    http://mines.acp.int/html/orgi_47_en.html

    This in addition to some further research leads me to be able to firmly say that this is a legit business. They have references to them, tracks all over the internet- it's a real business. But the fact that a business is a business doesn't seem to slow down a lot of people screwing you anyway, so you should still be wary should you decide to contact them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (PlantAKiss @ Nov. 02 2005,9:16)]I wouldn't get involved with any kind of offer via email. And I wouldn't go clicking any links either. If you don't know who its from, delete it.

    Legit businesses don't use email to get business...particularly financial institutions. I've heard there are a lot of foreign online banking things that are scams going around. That sounds like one of them.

    And no you aren't going to get free clothes from The Gap, a free computer from Bill Gates nor is anything "cool" going to pop up if you forward some silly email to 10 people in 10 minutes. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
    Yup i gota agree with PlantAKiss on this one. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smilie4.gif[/img]
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    Ladies and Gentleman, I present to you "phishing". This is a common practice and E-mails like this are fake 99% of the time.

    In addition, this forum (notice the name of it) shows a similar E-mail from the same company. The company used often exists and is reputable (i.e. Paypal, Ebay, etc...) but somebody not so clever has stolen the page's design and logos and is using it for scamming.


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    I think this is the exact body of your E-mail. Often you can Google part of it and see if you come up with a SCAM forum.

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