Stupid Punts!

Stupid Punts!


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

Thursday, November 30, 2006

This illiterate scammer wants me to help him commit fraud, then he wants to go into a business relationship with me.

Now, seriously, what kind of imbecile does he think I am?

Why would I wish to go into business with a man who happily invites me to help him commit fraud?

I should also point out the other very obvious issue here, namely that there is no bank account and no cash.


From: Alex Johnson

Attn: President/CEO,

I am Mr. Alex Johnson, the chief Auditor of ABSA BANK SOUTH AFRICA (ABSA BANK). I got your contact address from your country’s Trade Journal. You’re impressive and managerial records made me to solicit for your partnership in these regards. You are the only person that I have contacted in this business with the believe that you will not let me down.

After going through some old files in the records department, I discovered that there is an account opened with this bank in 1998 and since 2004; no body has operated on this account. The owner of this account is late Mr. Jerome N. Snaga, a foreigner and a miner at the Anglo Gold Platinum Mining Company in Mafikeng, as a geologist by profession and he died since 1998. Up till now, no other person knows about this account or anything concerning it, the account has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that this company does not know anything about this account and the amount involved is US$ 22Million (Twenty-Two Million United States Dollars).

I want to first transfer US$12 Million (Twelve Million United States Dollars) from the money into a safe foreign account abroad before the rest, but I’ve not gotten a trusted foreigner. I am only contacting you as a foreigner because this money cannot be approved to a local bank here, but can be approved to any foreign account because the money is in US dollars and the former owner of the account Mr. Snaga was a foreigner and because of the need to involve a foreign account, I need your full co-operation to make this work smoothly because the management is ready to approve this payment to whoever that has correct information to this account of which I will give to you later, if you are able to handle such amount in strict confidence and trust According to my instruction and advice for our mutual benefits because this opportunity will never come again in my life. I need your strong assurance, trust and reliability.

With my position now in the office, I can transfer this money to any reliable account, which you can provide with assurance that this money will be intact pending my physical arrival in your country for sharing. I will destroy all documents of transaction immediately we receive this money, leaving no trace of any place.
You can also come to discuss with me face-to-face then the remittance will be made in the presence of both of us. Then we will fly to your country at least two days ahead of the money going into the account.

I have the tendency to invest my own share of the money in your country in expectation to sound management and good capital returns according to your advice. Be assured that you stand no risk of any kind as the fund belongs to us now. Therefore, after the eventual stage of the transfer of this fund, I am offering you 35% of the total fund, 60% will be for me while 5% will be set aside for expenses that might incur during the course of this transaction OR you can call me to discuss on the percentage if this did not go well with you.

I strongly believe that associating with you to embark on these funds; other business ventures will derive a huge success thereafter. I will use my position to influence to effect approvals for onward transfer of this money to your account with appropriate clearance forms from the ministries and foreign exchange department. I am counting on your sense of confidentiality, as it is my desire to keep this to yourself. You can contact me for more details via my Phone/ e-mail address with your reference.

Looking forward to your urgent response,

Best regards,

Mr. Alex Johnson.

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