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 Is this real? Dr. Hermann Gmeiner's Lagos Children's Home

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:45 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Is this real?

"Dr. Hermann Gmeiner's Lagos Children's Home"

This email was received in my HotMail catcher account, so I guess it is a scam.

Anyone ever heard of this charity?


X-SID-PRA: VILLAGES <[email protected]>
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Message-Id: <[email protected]>
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X-OriginalArrivalTime: 25 Dec 2008 19:00:02.0392 (UTC) FILETIME=[FDC3B580:01C966C2]

From: "VILLAGES"<[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 25 Dec 2008 10:57:40 -0800

Good day Sir/Madam

My name is Dr Hermann Gmeiner the national director and founder of the SOS
villages Nigeria Journal, on behalf of the orphanage children we apologize to
have contacted you this way, please bear with us.

The Lagos Children's home is formed by I Dr. Hermann Gmeiner, with a group of
friends; we formed a society which was called in German language "Societal
Socialis", meaning 'a just society where every child will have the same
opportunities' and so the acronym SOS came into being, the SOS villages is run
by the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development (M.W.A.S.D.). Children
in the home are either given up for adoption or they are sent to school to
receive formal education.
In terms of medical care, volunteer government medical doctors are invited to
give relevant medical assistance. But the problem is, we don't have enough funds
available to run the home at minimal and erratic best, this has manifested in
the unimpressive outlook of many of the children in the home. There is an urgent
need of infrastructural change as the present structures are falling apart. The
home needs assistance in the areas of feeding, education and clothing food stuff
(Garri, rice, yam, palm oil, etc), clothes, clothing materials, toiletries, foot
wears, mattresses, pillows, fridges, freezers, television and sponsorship, if
possible money, no matter how much you can help, your Us$ 1 will help and God in
heaven will grant your request as you help the needy. No amount is too small,
because we are looking forward to welcoming more children and this is what this
place is made for, we cannot reject new babies when they are brought to the SOS
village, the reports we! get is that parents are killed, o

Some parents shouts, no money to take care of you" children wail, "please don't
let me die, they say to the children, the society? They do not care because they
pity without taking action, they only walk by like the Levites in the Good
The great stars are wearing off at the speed of light; the future of the world
is becoming dimmer. The symbolic candle of these children is burning out, pigs
eat some, and others die in the cold, while some just become miscreants after
the light with life, let put hands together to help this children, to save their
lives, and protect their futures, they are denied motherly love not that they
are not loved but they are not been showed because they don't have family, The
question is, do they still have hope? Alas! There is hope because the great
light that will descends on this children could be from you with that they
Can get life and thank God for that, SIR/MADAM no matter what you have to help
this children will be rewarded to you by GOD ALMIGHTY.

SOS Children's Villages, Nigeria is an independent, non-governmental,
non-political, non-profitable social development organization, which offers
orphaned, abandoned and children otherwise in need a long-term family-based care
regardless of race or religion. SOS Children's Village concept is based on four
principles - the mother, brothers and sisters, the house and the village. SOS
Children's Village vision is that every child belongs to a family and grows with
love, respect and security and our mission is to build families for children in
need, to help them shape their own future and to share in the
Development of their communities.

We appreciate most warmly the following organizations and individuals whose
contribution made these children long to see

A) Nigeria Bottling Company
B) Mr. Biggs
C) Chocolate Royale, Victoria Island
D) Cactus, Victoria Island
C) Park & Shop, Victoria Island
D Jay Jay Okocha

My Brothers and sisters the little you give to these children will be a plus, we
receive clothes, clothing materials, toiletries, foot wears, mattresses,
pillows, fridges, freezers, and television, receive gift and money world wide if
in your mind you which to give any thing to them you contact the information you
have below.

Mrs. Mariana Kadiri, national director, SOS Children's Villages Nigeria,
35 Ogunmefun Street, PO Box 660 Shomolu, Pedro, Palm grove, Lagos
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:52 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

They work with UNICEF and UNICEF's website backs them up

SOS Kinderdorf International was founded by Herman Gmeiner in 1949 to help children orphaned by WW II. He eventually set up SOS Children’s Villages in 131 countries all over the world, including the Philippines, where Dr. Aldaba Lim subsequently became the founding chairperson. Four principles governed the operations of the SOS Villages: 1) There should be an SOS ‘mother’ for every child, who would love and care for him or her unconditionally; 2) Boys and girls, biologically related or not, should
grow up together as brothers and sisters; 3) The mother and the children under the SOS Villages’ care must live together as a family in one house with all essential amenities; 4) The houses or cottages, typically 8 to 15, comprise one village with the children interacting normally and taking part in activities within the community where the “village” is situated.”
The first SOS Children’s Village in the Philippines was established in 1967 in Lipa City, Batangas, by Dr. Aldaba Lim and then Honorary Consul of Austria, George von Winternitz together with his wife, Susie. Other SOS Villages were eventually set up in Tacloban City, Leyte (1970), Calbayog City, Samar (1972), Cebu City, Cebu (1979), Davao City, Davao del Sur (1982), and in Manila (1989).

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:03 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Validating [email protected]...
Validation results
confidence rating: 0 - Bad address
error : RecipientRejected - Mail server rejected the email address.
canonical address: <[email protected]>

Validating [email protected]...
Validation results
confidence rating: 2 - DNS
The email address passed this level of validation
before the validation stopped due to the error below.
This does not indicate a problem with the address, but
it does not guarantee a good address, either. more info
error at level 3: UnfavorableReplyCode - SMTP server returned an unfavorable reply code, preventing further progress.
canonical address: <[email protected]>

So all you can do is answer this one [email protected] the lad!
The real contact info is on the site

Contact us

SOS-Kinderdorf International
P.O. Box 209
A-6010 Innsbruck
Tel.: +43-(1)-368 66 78
Fax: +43-(1)-369 89 18
E-mail: [email protected]

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:11 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

SOS Children is genuine - from UK Charity Commission register
Our charity exists to help orphans, vulnerable children and children at risk lead a full life by providing a home, a family and a mother to a core group of children in our villages and other support such as education and medical care for a much larger group. Children are involved not only in all decisions directly affecting them but also in the main strategy development of the charity

Both websites and registered at the address given by the UK Charity Commission as the contact address, and the two sites are linked. listed on CC website as correct website URL.

But if I check the official-looking email off the real domain I get
Validating [email protected]...
Validation results
confidence rating: 0 - Bad address
error : RecipientRejected - Mail server rejected the email address.
canonical address: <[email protected]
so this address won't work, which would mean you'd then naturally use the free webmail address. Which always makes me suspicious.

So I'd say that the website is genuine, as is the second email domain, particularly as if I try [email protected]
Validating [email protected]...
Validation results
confidence rating: 3 - SMTP
The email address passed this level of validation
without an error. However, it is not guaranteed to be
a good address. more info
canonical address: <[email protected]>
I get a good email.

So the lad is doing quite a clever piggy-back on some genuine charity domains and websites.

The lad wants you to use [email protected], or hit the "Reply" button

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:22 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm about six emails in on this one. It is a lad, using a legit website to make his scam look real. They are asking to send money not through the real website but by MG.

I have evil, evil plans for this lad.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:17 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

An abuse report to [email protected] would not go astray. It's a paid for internet access package and should be dealt with Evil or Very Mad

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 10:39 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I just sent a touching message via Captain Mal:

Dr Gm3im3r,

Your plea touched me deeply - a reminder (if any was needed) of the inequality rife in this world.

Please explain what I should do.

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