18 November 2006
I may be able to give up my work soon, and perhaps emigrate to the Bahamas.
I believe I’m about to become a multi-millionaire!
I’ve just received an e-mail from “Mr.Adukarim”, who is the “secertry of auditing and dept africa development bank in ouagadougou b/fWest Africa” who says that, if I send him my bank details and personal information, I may get a 40% share in “sum of $10.8million Dollars (Ten million eight hundred thousan Dollars)” because one of his customers died when the plane he was travelling in crashed in Nigeria. To avoid taxes, this money has to be sneakily transferred out of the country via a helpful Westerner like me.
It may sound dodgy but the e-mail reassures me it’s “100prcent risk free!”
WOOOOH! I’m in the money!
(Now, that’s sarcasm.)
posted by Duncan Idaho @ 2:31 PM
At 5:11 PM, Anonymous said…
The problem is, a woman who doesn’t feel like spending her life actually earning a living might actually fall for the scam.
At 5:38 PM, Anonymous said…
even I got the same email. I replied I want 80% instead of 40% and the guy never replied back.
At 12:31 PM, Anonymous said…
Big Red Flag. This is part of a world wide con job known as 419, named after the article in the Nigerian penal code that forbids these practices. Beware!
At 7:46 PM, Anonymous said…
And people really fall for this shit?
At 3:51 PM, Acolyte said…
Sad thing is that there are idiots who actually fall for that crap.
I delete em all!
At 10:25 PM, Duncan Idaho said…
They must work for the fraudsters though:
The criminal uses information they trick from the gullible victims and commonly strips their bank account.
These style of incidents alone cost the UK economy £150m a year – with the average victim losing £31,000 the report said.
A sucker born every minute!
At 10:41 PM, JS said…
I usually send this guy an e-mail telling HIM that he can send my winnings in the form of elephants, slaves and nigerian yellow cake