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Strange Email for the day…

Dear Sir,

This letter may come to you as a surprise, I just want to share a mutual business relationship with you which will benefit both of us at the end of it.

However let me briefly introduce myself to you, I am Mr. ALABA ERIC. I work with the Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF) in Nigeria. In my department we discovered an accumulated money amounting to $25million U.S. Dollars which was not claimed by the foreign contracting firm. Now we want to use you as one such contractor firms and recommend you to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the payment of this money ($25million).

All we need from you is a viable and reliable bank account in which to pay this money. All arrangements
has been completed for easy and successful transfer of this money into the bank account which you will
provide for us. No risk whatsoever is involved.

Please as soon as you indicate your interest on this deal SEND YOUR BANKING DETAILS.

Kindly keep this deal very very confidential till everything is over and you receive this money into
your account.

Your line of business does not matter, only your cooperation is needed.

Thank you and expecting to hear from you soonest.

Yours faithfully,

ALABA ERIC

4 Comments

  • pen

    September 7, 2000 at 9:51 pm

    funny, innit? 🙂

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      September 7, 2000 at 10:01 pm

      I feel really sorry for anyone who falls for it… or maybe that’s just natural selection at work? *ponder*

      😉

  • sirreal13

    September 8, 2000 at 10:37 am

    Nigeria Calling

    I got the same weird e-mail yesterday, only it goes as follows. A friend in the Attorney General’s Office for California forwarded a copy to the FBI. Apparently people have actually made arrangements to meet these nuts and end up being held for ransom!

    FROM THE DESK OF
    ALHAJI ABDUL ABACHA
    SECURITY TEL/FAX NO: 234-2-2315334.
    SIR,

    ATTENTION: MR MIKE #######.

    RE; REQUEST FOR INTERNATIONAL FUND REMITTANCE ASSISTANCE
    .
    ON BEHALF OF MY FAMILY LATE. HEAD OF STATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
    GEN. SANNI ABACHA. I HEREBY SOLICIT YOUR CORPORATION TO ASSIST US TRANSFER
    URGENTLY THE SUM OF USD$31,500,000.00 (THIRTY-ONE MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED
    THOUSAND DOLLARS ONLY) INTO ANY OF YOUR NOMINATED ACCOUNT.

    THIS FUNDS ARE PART OF LEGACY LEFT BEHIND FOR ME BY MY LATE FATHER THOUGH SOME
    OTHER FUNDS ARE STILL TRAPPED IN THE SUSUPENCE ACCOUNT OF THE CENTRAL BANK OF
    NIGERIA. (CBN). THE SUCCESSFUL TRANSFER OF THIS FIRST INSTALLMENT WILL ENABLE
    US PLAN AHEAD FOR THE SECOND REMITTANCE. THE REASON FOR SOLICITING YOUR
    ASSISTANCE WAS BORNE OUT OF FACT THAT ORDERS HAS BEEN RECEIVED FOR THE
    IMMEDIATE PAYMENT OF ALL OUTSTANDING DEBTS OWE CONTRACTORS, AS SUCH THIS FUND
    HAS BEEN INCLUDED IN THE LIST.

    TO EFFECT REMITTANCE THROUGH THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA, WE REQUIRE YOUR BANK
    NAME, BANK ADDRESS, BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER, THE BENEFICIARY NAME TO THE ACCOUNT.
    WE ALSO REQUIRE DETAIL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SORT OF INVESTMENT YOU MAY
    INTRODUCE TO US.

    IF YOU CORPORATE, WE WILL CONCEDE TO GIVE YOU 15% THOUGH THIS NEGOCIABLE AS I
    AM READY TO TRAVEL AND MEET WITH YOU IN ANY VISA FREE COUNTRY AS OUR MOVEMENT
    IS NOW BEING MONITORED BY THE PRESENT REGIME.

    HOWEVER,WE APPEAL TO YOU TO KEEP THIS TRANSECTION VERY CONFIDENTIAL AND
    CONSIDERING OUR REPUTATION AND SERIES OF INVESTIGATION GOING ON ABOUT MY FATHER
    ‘S WEALTH ACQUIRED DURING HIS REGIME.

    WE HAVE AS WELL ARRANGED TO PAY THIS FUNDS INTO YOUR ACCOUNT, BY TELEGRAPHIC
    TRANSFER OR BY CASH IN THE CENTRAL OF NIGERIA OFFSHORE PAYMENT CENTER IN EITHER
    TORONTO CANADA OR LONDON.

    PLEASE SEND ME A FAX OR MAKE A PHONE CALL IMMEDIATELY UPON THE RECEIPT OF THIS
    LETTER TO MY SECURITY TEL/FAX NUMBER 234-2-2315334 WHICH IS ON FOR TWENTY-FOUR
    (24) HOURS.

    YOURS SINCERELY,

    ALHAJI ABDUL ABACHA.

    NB. THOUGH THIS IS NOT THE BEST MEDIUM TO TRANSMIT THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE
    BEAR WITH ME SINCE WE ARE ONLY TRYING TO BE CAREFUL.

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      September 8, 2000 at 11:37 am

      Re: Nigeria Calling

      My first clue is the ALL CAPS bit… *sigh* It would be nice if people thought about this sort of thing, and just how realistic it is…?