|SPAM: The Unloved Meat.
||[Nov. 20th, 2003|04:35 am]
|[||In the Moment
|||||AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap||]|
This one's actually a lil' more clever.
They want your response first.
It's actually typed well, and they go through such a long story.
Asking me to be morally bankrupt and participate in identity fraud, that is priceless.
As Follows . . .
Mr. Francis Johnson
Courtesy of Business opportunity, I take liberty
anchored on strong desire to solicit for your
assistance on this mutual beneficial and risk free
transaction with you, which I hope you give urgent
attention. To be precise, I am Mr. Francis Johnson the
Manager of Bills/Exchange at the Foreign
Exchange/Remittance Department of UNION BANK OF
NIGERIA PLC. In my department, we discovered an
abandoned sum of US$12,524,000.00 (Twelve Million,
Five Hundred and Twenty Four Thousand United States
Dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our
customers who died along with his entire family in
1988 Lockerbie Pan American Airline plane crash.
Since we got information about his death, we have been
expecting his next of Kin to come over and claim his
money, because we can not release it unless somebody
applied for its next of Kin or Relation to the
deceased as indicated in our banking procedure, but
unfortunately to no avail, and nobody has come forward
to claim the money (because the mentioned next of kin
which is Son died as well).
Therefore, upon this discovery I and other two
officials in my department now decide to establish a
cordial business relationship with you, hence my
contacting you. We want you to purportedly present
your good self as the next of Kin or relation of the
deceased so that we can prepare documentations and
release the funds (US$12.524 Million) into your
account for safety and subsequent disbursement since
nobody is coming for it and again we do not want the
funds to go into the Governments account as “Unclaimed
The banking law and procedures herein stipulates that
any account abandoned or dormant for a period of some
years is subjected to be closed and all money
contained therein will be forfeited to the Government
Treasury Account. Now it is being speculated that the
above sum will be transferred into Government Treasury
Account as unclaimed funds on or before December 2003.
The reason for you to present your good self as the
next of kin in occasioned by the fact that the
deceased customer was a foreigner.
Mode of sharing after the successful completion of the
transfer is as follows, for the role you will be
expected to play in the whole exercise, we have agreed
to give you twenty five (25%) of the total sum, and 5%
has been set aside for expenses we are going to
encounter by both parties in the process of this
transaction and the remaining 70% shall be for my
colleagues and I. In support of the aforementioned,
you are urged to reply this letter indicating your
readiness and interest to participate in the business.
After you reply, you will be advised on the next step
I quite believe that you will protect our interest by
keeping this business Top Secret and Confidential, as
your interest will be equally protected in order to
achieve and maintain maximum confidentiality. Trust to
hear from you on the above Email address:
firstname.lastname@example.org in the letter as I
count on your earliest response.
Mr. Francis Johnson
What kind of a world do we live in where an email disguised as an offer . . . is a silly con job?
Oh, that's right . . . reality.
Thankfully, I don't live there.
Mr. Francis Johnson, Goooooooo . . . with a smile!