Stupid Punts!

Stupid Punts!


Examples of the "Nigerian scam" that flood my email box everyday.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

My thanks to one of my regular readers who sent me this scam that he recently received. The scammer attempts to pull on the heart strings by claiming to have cancer.

However, I am at somewhat of a loss to understand what "cancer of the plevics" is!

Needless to say, it is scam and should be thrown in the trash can.

My Dear ,

I crave your indulgence at this mail coming from somebody you have not know before. I decided to do this after praying over the situation.

You should please consider the transaction on its content and not the fact that you have not known me before. I need not dwell on how I came by your contact information because there are many such possibilities these days.

I would like to introduce myself as Mrs.zeynab Ibrahim Ali, of Repulic of Benin, widow to Late Mr. Usman Ali (for Consular of the benin embassy in Madrid, Spain. I have been recently been daigonosed of Cancer of the Pelvics. I am writing from my sick bed.

There is this USD$7.2M (seven million two hundred thousand american dollars)my husband has in an account with the Financial Bank, Benin of which I am the next of kin. With my health condition and because my husband and I have no children, I am looking for a credible person to whom I will pass the right of next of kin.

This person will apply to the bank and request for the transfer of the fund to his/her bank account. This is on the condition that you will take 25% of the fund for yourself, 5% used for expenses, while you will use the remaining 70% for the less previlege people in the society. This is in fulfilment of the last request of my husband that a substantial part of the fund be used to carter for the less previleged.

If this condition is acceptable to you, you should contact me immediately with your full names and contact information so that I will ask our family lawyer to prepare the authorization that will give you the right of next of kin to the account in the bank. I will also give you a text of the application you are to send to the bank.

I cannot predict what will be my fate by the time the fund will be transfered into your account, but you should please ensure that the fund is used as i have described above.I will prefer that you reach me via this email address:

I look forward to your response.

Best regards to you and your family,

Mrs .Zeynab Ibrahim Ali.

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