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A letter from Cameroon

Post  hönkki on Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:55 pm

I received today this letter from Africa and the sender even called me by the phone. The phonecall was short and I didn't understud much what he said, but obviously someone wants to come to Finland and learn to play TF. Have anyone else received this kind of a letter ?


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Mr. President

We are Cameroon Sport table Football Association, following the application for membership of Cameroon to FISTF.

Our country, Cameroon is still amateur in this sport. our office manager to decide to visit some federation who have the experience to acquire much knowledge in the practice of this sport.

we want to send some of our members for a touchdown and a session of your meeting with federation

The delegation will consist of 05 persons

if you have to receive us, thank you for confirming

pending read greetings sport.

THE PRESIDENT

FONDJOU SIELINOU ALEXIS

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*CAMEROON SPORTS TABLE FOOTBALL
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*C S T F *
*B.P: s/c 1688 YAOUNDE - CAMEROUN*

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Re: A letter from Cameroon

Post  panagios on Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:32 pm

they sound Greek Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Re: A letter from Cameroon

Post  Guest on Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:40 pm

I use to get a lot of these emails. It is a visa scam. What the person wants from you is an email or letter inviting them to Finland. With this they can apply for a visitor's visa & possibly ask you to help them pay for their airline tickets. They will enter Finland & never leave the EU.

I don't know what the law is in Finland, but in the USA, where I live, you become legally & financially responsible for them.

How I stopped the emails was by telling them that if they get their own visas, pay for their own tickets, & enter the USA without my assistance I would agree to see them.

If they are legit this will not be a problem for them.

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Post  Admin on Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:48 pm

For sure if they wrote to Silvio Catania, they wouldn't get any answer... lol!
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Post  hönkki on Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:09 pm

How I stopped the emails was by telling them that if they get their own visas, pay for their own tickets, & enter the USA without my assistance I would agree to see them.

I answered something like that. Thank's Simon.

By the way, were there some players from Nigeria in the WC 2006 ?

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Re: A letter from Cameroon

Post  Admin on Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:26 pm

Never seen guys from Nigeria in Europe. I know there were some Nigerians playing. They even sent me some pictures a few years ago but I haven't heard from them for over one year.
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Post  Guest on Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:40 pm

hönkki wrote:By the way, were there some players from Nigeria in the WC 2006 ?
I also get emails from Nigeria from people claiming to have played for the Nigerian U17 team in the U17 World Cup in midfield or as a striker (never defenders or goalkeepers) & they want to come play for the So Cal Subbuteo Club.

I use to reply to them that the So Cal Subbuteo Club is not a football/soccer club. But it has never stopped these emails from coming.

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Re: A letter from Cameroon

Post  hönkki on Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:52 pm

Never seen guys from Nigeria in Europe. I know there were some Nigerians playing. They even sent me some pictures a few years ago but I haven't heard from them for over one year.

Ok. I remember there were some rumours that someone from africa wanted to come to WC, but obviously he never came.

Actually, a couple of years ago I met a nigerian student in Finland. He said that they play in Nigeria some tablefootball game which is a bit like subbuteo. The bases of the figures are made of caps of bottles and they flick them also. The basic idea sounded pretty much the same as in our game. I played with him one game subbuteo and he was one the best firsttimers I have ever met. Unfortunately I never heard of him after that.

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Re: A letter from Cameroon

Post  von K. on Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:09 pm

hönkki wrote:I played with him one game subbuteo and he was one the best firsttimers I have ever met. Unfortunately I never heard of him after that.

At least us finns and Martin Hodds know the reason for this...

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Re: A letter from Cameroon

Post  Martin Hodds on Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:17 pm

von K. wrote:
hönkki wrote:I played with him one game subbuteo and he was one the best firsttimers I have ever met. Unfortunately I never heard of him after that.

At least us finns and Martin Hodds know the reason for this...
Laughing Laughing

Kari, was the score 0-0 by any chance ? Cool

I have previously had emails from several African countries. It's exactly as Simon describes, a visa scam so they can prove they have been invited into an EU country.

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Post  Admin on Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:01 pm

We also had a few "players" in Togo. They were given material from Astrobase and they later sent some pictures of action play to FISTF. It was good fun to see their referee wisthling during the game :-)
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Re: A letter from Cameroon

Post  hönkki on Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:11 pm

Kari, was the score 0-0 by any chance ?

No. Lucky me, he didn't know the direct freekicks are forbidden.

I fixed it so that from now on all the letters from Cameroon goes to Zinga. He is the new Chairman anyway.

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Re: A letter from Cameroon

Post  hönkki on Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:06 pm

Our friends in Cameroon are very enterprising ...


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Dear Mr Vesa,

With utmost happiness it is a pleasure for me to get in touch with you its been a while when i discovered the game we had been playing locally actually has a arena where we could express our talent internationally.For this reason we wish to participate in your upcoming event schedule to take place in May 2011 in Helsinki.

With much excitement it would a period for our team to really discover the sport internationally and be able to be a partner with your federation for future exchange training session which will help in the performance of our athletes personal skills on the international skills and upcoming events in the nearby future.

While hoping to enter into a new dawn of partnership between our teams we hope to hear from you the soonest.

Yours Sincere

Public Relations Officer
Nkengifor Nkeshia Valery





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Re: A letter from Cameroon

Post  Admin on Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:00 pm

The same association but not the same contact person as in January... Very Happy
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Re: A letter from Cameroon

Post  hönkki on Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:41 pm

The same association but not the same contact person as in January...

There must have been the elections drunken


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Post  Admin on Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:53 pm

I hope the new Board was not elected in a tricky way... lol! lol! lol!
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