Thursday, April 03, 2008

Missed by two days...

From email this morning...
NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE YOUR URGENT ATTENTION !!!!!!
FROM:DR.TONY FRANK
ECOBANK/UNITED NATIONS

COMPENSATIONS PAYMENTS
TO:WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.

Attn:,

REF/PAYMENTS CODE: TRASNFER#06654 $80,000USD.

This is to bring to your notice that I am delegated
from the United Nations to Ecobank Abuja to pay 100
Nigerian 419 scam victims $80,000USD. each,you are
listed and approved for this payments as one of the
scammed victims,get back to me as soon as possible
for the immediate payments of your $80,000USD.
compensations funds.


The cynical part of my mind says "Cute April Fool's joke". The even cynicaller part of my mind says "What better target than a self-selecting group of proven chumps?"

7 comments:

Mikee said...

The Security Council will have to fight off the attempts of the Human Rights Committee to grab all this moolah....

Paul Simer said...

You think that's bad?

Try being the employee of a church with your email listed on the front page.

Turns out there's a whole niche in the Nigerian scammer economy just for gullible pastors and office managers.

I guess there's a ton of widows who are about to die of cancer but want their money used for world missions. Apparently all they need is the church's bank account number....

Makes sense, I suppose. Most mid-size and up churches have far more cash on hand than your average individual.

Rabbit said...

I've received a half-dozen emails from Kofi Annan hisself with the same or similar offers of 'restitution'. Maybe they're working in tandem. I'd hate to think they're in competition to give all this money away.

You'd think folks would catch on by now.

Regards,
Rabbit.

Jeff said...

You are so fortunate! It's about time you won the lottery. Not enough to live on forever, but enough to get you by for a while comfortably. :)

He did leave a way to get back with him didn't he. Otherwise, it'd just be a cruel joke.

Matt G said...

I just saw a new version on this: The "scammee" signs up for as many scams as possible, intentionally, and then when he or she cashes the fake money orders or travelers cheques that they're sent, he or she claims that they sent all the money back. "I've been scammed!"

Meanwhile, the money goes up in meth smoke and paid off late debts.

Ritchie said...

www.419eater.com A web site devoted to scamming the scammers, getting them to photograph themselves doing silly things, holding scandalous signs, and has a selection of scam letters-"It turns out I have cancer, and the doctors say it may be serious". Submitted for your qlryih.

staghounds said...

I was at my littermate's and Okra was yapping to internet fools. One bunch was women who had been economically and/or emotionally drained by iternet dating.

They had set up a web support group.

Littermate said, "Now THAT is the place to meet women!"