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I think I am one of the "lucky" few to receive an offer from this gentlemen from the African Development Bank, Nigeria. The story is quite creative - not the same old one -
The "Bill and Exchange Dept" of the bank has come across an old account belonging to a foreigner who died in a plane crash! Apparently the client has no kin and our man wants to transfer $17.5 million to my account.
My friend from ADB is generous enough to give me 25 percent.
Apparently somebody from the Nigerian Chamber and Commerce recommended "my personality" to him. ;)
I have a prebuilt email program that puts any email with the word Nigerian into the junk mail so I didn't get this.
Not me. I read them to keep abreast of current uh, 'tactics' so-to-speak. Well, that and I use Eudora Lite 3.0.6.
Look through the 'personal favorites' and the 'top 20 letters' after 'Nigerian Scam Artists'. I think you'll get a laugh out of posters who actually have ongoing dialogue with the UCE/SPAMers themselves. :)
Hey, stay away from this deal! That was my Uncle and I'm going to Nigeria to claim the money. Can anyone deposit $5000 in my bank account for my plane ticket? I'll gladly renumerate you with 25% of the money I collect!
Or a stupid one...
To me, stupid is knowing better and doing something they know to be wrong anyway.
I'd be more inclined to use the terms ignorant (as in was not aware that this scam has been around for ages and being), or gullable.
This is a lot nicer than the e-mails because I get to admire these colorful stamps from South Africa.
Hey, they must be really making big money if they can afford to send out zillions of these letters from South Africa.
I then said to have a nice day.
I doubt anyone read it and I don't work in international policing, but it was deeply satisfying nonetheless. :)
"Scamorama presents The Lads From Lagos"
Some recipients actually have managed to lead the
scammers along into sending $5 as a proof of