Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Forgive my indignation

Latest version of the Nigerian scam came in e-mail today:

Compliments of the season

Forgive my indignation if this message comes to you as a surprise and may offend your personality for contacting you without your prior consent and writing through this channel. When I was searching for a foreign reliable partner I assured of your capability and reliability to champion this business opportunity. I Request you to partner with me in order to finish a transaction worth 18,500.000.00 USD and transfer from here to your country. Your share would be 30% of the mentioned amount above. If you are interested, then reply me with your Full Names,Address,Age,Occupation,Phone,fax/nofor instructions :

9 comments:

Charles said...

Oh... oh.... OH!!!!

David, if you aren't going to do this, than let me! let me have his e-mail! come on.... please? i can't wait to get that money cause i am HURTIN....

David said...

Oh, don't bother with him. I have a much better deal for you. It's a bridge in Brooklyn.

Charles said...

SOLD!

kristentsetsi said...

I wonder if they make enough through these scams to hire me as their email editor. Holy-verbose.

Lahdeedah said...

I am just curious, do they ever make money? Does anyone ever go... ah ha! Thats' the deal for me!

David said...

Years ago, I read that the scam was bringing around $250,000,000 (yes, million) into the Nigerian economy very year. That was before the Great Recession and the spread of the scam to other countries.

I've also read that some victims go to Nigeria to try to get their money back and are never heard from again.

teeth whitening said...

$250m!!!! Can anyone really be that gullible?

David said...

Apparently, lots and lots of people. It's amazing, but there are billions of people in the world.

rabbit vibrator said...

I've had emails like these in the past. They must work with some people unfortunately as the emails keep coming.