This pile of illiterate gibberish arrived in my mail box this morning.
Quite what "Dikko" (how very appropriate!) means by offering me "condolences" I have no idea.
He then goes on about investing in a factory, only to change his story half way through and talk about a hotel.
The block capitals used throughout this pile of shite aren't very inspiring either.
It is clearly a scam by a moron.
Regrettably there are people around the world who fall for this.
are FROM ;JAMES DIKKO COTE D'IVOIRE
(PLEASE - BE - HONEST - WITH - ME)
IT IS MY PLEASURE WRITING YOU WITH THIS FEW LINES OF MINE TO KNOW IF YOU CAN BE OF MY HELP, I LOOK FORWARD TO THE DAY WE CAN MEET. MY CONDOLENCES FOR YOU. MY NAME IS MR. JAMES DIKKO, I AM ABOUT TO GO ON RETIREMENT FROM MY JOB AS AUDITOR WITH OUR BANK HERE IN( ABIDJAN) BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR 2008.I WRITE TO INFORM YOU OF MY INTENTION TO INVEST IN A FACTORY OR REAL ESTATE OR ANY OTHER BUSINESS IN YOUR COUNTRY AND TO REQUEST YOU TO ASSIST ME IN CARRYING OUT THE FEASIBILITY STUDIES ON LOCATION, TYPE AND ESTIMATION ON HOW MUCH IT WILL COST TO ESTABLISH A FACTORY, EITHER BY OUTRIGHT PURCHASE,OR ALREADY EXISTING BUT DILAPIDATED ONE AND RENOVATE OR SETTING UP A NEW ONE ENTIRELY.
IF YOU SINCERELY CARRY OUT THIS SURVEY, KINDLY GIVE ME A FEEDBACK AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE,I WILL GIVE YOU THE POWER OF ATTORNEY TO BUILD & MANAGE THE HOTEL ON MY BEHALF, I HAVE(US$27,000,000.00)THAT I DEPOSITED IN A FINANCE COMPANY HERE IN THIS COUNTRY FOR THIS PROJECT, AND 15% WILL BE FOR YOU WHILE THE REST WILL BE FOR ME WHICH YOU WILL USE TO START THE PROJECT ON MY BEHALF.I AM PRESENTLY DOWN WITH SICKNESS AS A RESULT OF MY OLD AGE BUT I HAVE BEEN ASSURED BY MY DOCTOR THAT I WILL BE FINE AND BACK TO WORK SOON.PLEASE DO LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE CAPABLE OF HANDLING ALL THESE.
I WILL BE EXPECTING YOUR REPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE § PLEASE DO SEND THE LISTED INFORMATION OF YOUR'S.
d)YOUR PRIVATE PHONE NUMBER..............
f)YOUR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT OR ID CARD..........
MAY GOD ALMIGHTY GRANT YOU THE WISDOM TO CARRY OUT THIS PROJECT.
MR. JAMES DIKKO