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They're not even trying anymore....

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posted on Oct, 27 2003 @ 07:24 AM
Well, I must say that the Nigerian scam artist have grown so lazy that they now put forth little effort to bait someone in. case and point is the fellowing e-mail that I recieved this morning..I mean come on guys...its not even believable anymore...

"Republic Of Ghana
From The Desk Of: Dr Koka
United Bank for Africa P.l.c
Dear (Name Omitted) ,

Compliments. I am [Dr Koka] a Staff of United Bank for Africa Plc, I head
the Audit Department. During the course of the end of year auditing, I discovered
that a certain amount has remained unclaimed. I discovered that this amount
belongs to one Mr. Fredrick Lelyton of USA who died in the plane crash that
occured some time in Ghana. And he left no next of Kin to contact to inherit
his account. He has left a total of US$12.4M Dollars in his account with
our bank, since nobody has appeared as his next of kin.
I now want to use this opportunity to contact you to front as the next of
kin, by providing an account where we can secure this money and use it for
investment purposes. For providing this account, you will be compensated
with 20% of the total value. We will use 10% to offset all charges that
may arise in the cost of this transaction, 70% will be for investment into
any lucreative business with high profit margin and good turnover rate under
your management and supervision. Therefore,if you are interested and capable
of handling a business of this magnitude, do not hesitate to acknowledge
my mail urgently as I have all the logistics to commence the treansfer on
provision of the receiving bank/account expected from you.
I will use my official position in the bank to ensure that due approvals
are granted for the remittance to your account. This business is risk free
and can be concluded within 14 bank working days from the date of your approval
to the date of remittance, but for my security and my job position this
must be kept highly confidential. All I need from you is your address/telephone/fax/mobile
lines banking particulars for easier communication. I expect to hear from
you soon.
Please nobody knows about this business except you and
I therefore you are required to maintain absolutely
confidentiality in this transaction.
My regards to you and your family.
Awaiting your immediate responds.
Thanks and God bless.
Best regard,
Dr Koka.

posted on Oct, 27 2003 @ 07:26 AM

These make me laugh, haven't had one in a few months, used to get them regularly. Can't help but wonder though, how many people actually believe them and follow them up?! I hate to think!

posted on Oct, 27 2003 @ 07:32 AM
Anybody dumb enough to fall for them pretty much gets what's coming to them....

I'll agree though, that one doesn't even sound quasi-believable....they are really slipping...

posted on Oct, 27 2003 @ 07:36 AM
The grammar is nothing short of shocking, really, i could do a better scam and probably even get a few dollars out of it.

My names Dr Nerdling, i was wondering if you'd like to switch long distance to AT&T?

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