Monday, February 16, 2004

Nigerian Scam letter

I seem to be on the Nigerian Scam E-mail hotlist. SOOOOO annoying. I am going to post some of the best ones. (And why are these e-mails always in capital letters????)

Subj:GOOD DAY Date:2/16/2004 8:19:24 AM Eastern Standard TimeFrom:freduche10@ny.comTo:freduche10@ny.comSent from the Internet (Details)I AM THE MANAGER OF BILLS AND EXCHANGE AT THE FOREIGN
REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT OF THE UNION BANK NIGERIA PLC. WE DISCOVERED AN ABANDONED SUM $18.5M USD EIGHTEEN POINT FIVE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY IN AN ACCOUNT THAT BELONG TO ONE OF OUR FOREIGN CUSTOMER (MR. XAVIER ARIGONI) WHO DIED ALONG WITH HIS
ENTIRE FAMILY IN NOVERMBER, 2002 IN AN ADC PLANE CRASH AT EGIRIN RIVER.
(This is very tragic! A plane crash!)SINCE WE GOT INFORMATION UNFORTUNATELY, NEITHER THE FAMILY MEMBERS NOR THE RELATION HAS APPEARED TO CLAIM THIS MONEY. (Oh no!)WE AGREE THAT 40% OF THE MONEY WILL BE FOR YOU AS FOREIGN PARTNER.THEREFORE TO ENABLE THE IMMEDIATE TRANSFER OF THE FUND TO YOU AS INDICATED, YOU MUST APPLY FIRST TO THE BANK AS A RELATION OR NEXT OF KIN OF THE DECEASED;
INDICATING YOUR BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER AND LOCATION WHERE
THE MONEY WILL BE REMITTED.
fred_UCHE13@YAHOO.CO.UK (Hm. A different e-mail than above! And why is it from the UK if he is in Nigeria?)

1 comment:

bunkboy925 said...

I just got one the other day (at my office e-mail nonetheless) that claimed I was the sole winner of $20 million dollars in a British lottery. All I needed to do was send them about $5,000 so they could process the transaction. Yup, my check is in the mail.