Monday, June 16, 2008

That guy in Nigeria again

Does anyone still fall for this scam?

Holy Cow, I must get 12 of these a week.


Dear friend

I am Mr.Ukom Odogwu, the director in charge of auditing and accounting section of African Development Bank Ouagadougou Burkina-faso in West Africa with due respect and regard. I have decided to contact you on a business transaction that will be very beneficial to both of us at the end of the transaction.

During our investigation and auditing in this bank, my department came Across a very huge sum of money belonging to a deceased person who died on December 26, 2003 in a plane crash and the fund has been dormant in his account with this Bank without any claim of the fund in our custody either from his family or relation before our discovery to this development.For more information about the Air Crash you can visit the CNN web news for the tragedy.

Although personally, I keep this information secret within myself and partners to enable the whole plans and idea be Profitable and successful During the time of execution. The said amount was U.S $30.215M (thirty million Two hundred and fifteen thousand United States dollars). As it may interest you to know, I got Your impressive information through the Bukinabe chamber of commerce on foreign business relations here in Ouaga. Burkina-faso.

Meanwhile all the whole arrangement to put claim over this fund as the bonafide next of kin to the deceased, get the required approval and Transfer this money to a foreign account has been put in place and directives and needed information will be relayed to you as soon as you indicate your interest and willingness to assist us and also benefit your self to this great business opportunity.

In fact I could have done this deal alone but because of my position in this country as a civil servant(A Banker),we are not allowed to operate a Foreign account and would eventually raise an eye brow on my side during The time of transfer because I work in this bank.
This is the actual reason Why it will require a second party or fellow who will forward claims as the next of kin with affidavit of trust of oath to the Bank and also present a Foreign account where he will need the money to be re-transferred into on his request as it may be after due verification and clarification by the Correspondent branch of the bank where the whole money will be remitted from to your own designation bank account.

I will not fail to inform you that this transaction is 100% risk free. On smooth conclusion of this transaction, you will be entitled to 30% of the total sum as gratification, while 5% will be set aside to take care of expenses that may arise during the time of transfer and also telephone bills, while 65% will be for me. Please, you have been advised to keep "top secret" as I am still in service and intend to retire from service after we conclude this deal with you.

I will be monitoring the whole situation here in this bank until you Confirm the money in your account and ask me to come down to your country For subsequent sharing of the fund according to percentages previously indicated and further investment, either in your country or any country you Advice us to invest in. All other necessary vital information will be sent to you when I hear from you.
Yours faithfully,

Mr.Ukom Odogwu.

Until Next Time
Fai Mao
The Blogger who doesn't have any Nigerian relatives


Anonymous said...

Sadly people do.
If they send out a million scam e-mails, maybe 10 people will reply.
I reckon a good way to get rid of these, is if everyone who gets one, composes a nice reply as if they are falling for it.

Sure it will add millions more e-mails to the Internet, but if the scammers all get 30,000 replies, they will have to give up soon.

But, you ask if people fall for it?

You are based in Hong Kong right?

Well, how many people fall for the "you can be a model" scam?

How many old people hand over all their money and valuables to be "blessed"?

How many get a call from their "son" asking for money/

How many fall for the "you buy it for $5, and resell it for $100" scam?

There are plenty of stupid people in Hong Kong who get scammed everyday.

That's why we have ads on TV warning people.

I repeat, there are plenty of stupid people in Hong Kong, and I don't excuse people from the description just because they are elderly.

Fai Mao said...

Gee, and I thought I was a jaded and bitter expat!

However you are probably right

Anonymous said...

Jaded and bitter? How could I be jaded and bitter because other people are fools?

These scams have been going on for 20 years, and yet so many people still fall for them.

Why is it that so many people in Hong Kong are fooled so often?