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Nigerian scam letter

#1
We are all used to the poor spelling and grammar coming out of Central Africa, but generally we can figure out what it is they are after. This one though has gone right over my head, I suspect it must be a followup email to someone else that landed in my inbox.


Ccentral Bank of Nigeria
reply all mails to :Email: fred123.f@yandex.com
Phone: +234 7086 277 119
NOTE: For None Appearance, Do Not Contact George Mikel, if you can not pay for the cost of delivery and Kindly Reconfirm:
Your Full Name:
Your Country:
Your Address:
Your Occupation:
YOUR Current/Valid Residential Address:
Your Age:
Your Sex:
Your Direct Mobile Number:
Your Nominated Delivery Address:
Your Scan Copy of your Identification:
We have concluded delivery arrangement with all COURIER SERVICES, Courier Company to be fully insured by Nicon Insurance Corporation. In view of this development, you are requested to choose from the options listed below your choice and cost of delivery
{UPS DELIVERY}
Mailing $ 110.00 00.00
Insurance $ 180.00 00.00
Doc Processing fee $ 60 .00 00.00
TOTAL $ 350.00 00.00 (THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY UNITED STATE DOLLARS)
{DHL DELIVERY}
Mailing $ 190.00 00.00
Insurance $ 270.00 00.00
Doc Processing fee $ 90.00 00.00
TOTAL $ 550.00 00.00 (FIVE HUNDRED AND FIFTY UNITED STATE DOLLARS)
{FedEx DELIVERY}
Mailing $ 250.00 00.00
Insurance $ 330.00 00.00
Doc Processing fee $ 170.00 00.00
TOTAL $ 750.00 00.00 (SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY UNITED STATE DOLLARS)
For oral discussion, you can reach george mikel, on email or call his office telephone line given to you above as soon as you receive this important message for further directions and also update him on any development from the above mentioned office. Note that it is because of impostors, we hereby issued you our code of conduct, which is (001) so you have to indicate this code when contacting the card center by using it as your subject.
Sincerely Yours,
Mrs. Sherry Moore.
Chief secretary Remittance Officer,
Central Bank of Nigeria,
In Respect of the World Bank
 
#2
I stopped getting letters from various members of staff from nigerian banks and now am recieving letters about an ammount of money that is being held for me by the washington department of the FBI (apparently!)
 
#3
We are all used to the poor spelling and grammar coming out of Central Africa, but generally we can figure out what it is they are after. This one though has gone right over my head, I suspect it must be a follow up email to someone else that landed in my inbox.
Stop reading other peoples emails you nosy cunt.

PS - Just write Yes on it and return it :)
 

Wordsmith

LE
Book Reviewer
#5
So they want $750 a week. Lets assume one individual sends out 500,000 emails a week and gets a 0.01% response from idiots. That's still five people forking over $750 - or $3,750 a week. Annually that's nearly $200,000.

I'm assuming not all Nigerian scammers are illiterate and can write more plausible emails that the examples everyone gets. In which case someone is doing quite nicely out of all this.

I looked up the scam on Wikipedia.

Nigerian scam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Estimates of the total losses due to the scam vary widely since many people may be too embarrassed to admit that they were gullible enough to be scammed to report the crime. A United States government report in 2006 indicated that Americans lost $198.4 million to Internet fraud in 2006, averaging a loss of $5,100 per incident. That same year, a report in the United Kingdom claimed that these scams cost the United Kingdom economy £150 million per year, with the average victim losing £31,000.
Evidently fleecing the gullible is quite profitable.

Wordsmith
 
#8
I stopped getting letters from various members of staff from nigerian banks and now am recieving letters about an ammount of money that is being held for me by the washington department of the FBI (apparently!)
Oh I get those - the FBI are going to arrest me if I don't comply with their requests for information about me.
 
#10
There's no shortage of people willing to hand over cash on the promise of getting more back. For years I was looking after the IT of the "boiler rooms" in Barcelona and you'd be surprised how easy it can be


I have fuck all sympathy for anyone that lost money to them


Curling one out
 
T

TheSnake

Guest
#17
There's no shortage of people willing to hand over cash on the promise of getting more back. For years I was looking after the IT of the "boiler rooms" in Barcelona and you'd be surprised how easy it can be


I have fuck all sympathy for anyone that lost money to them


Curling one out
Like your work with trying the 3 letter thingy
 
#18
I can't be arrsed to start a new thread and there are probably loads anyway but does anybody wanna help out this poor unfortunate fellah?

Any contribution can be sent to me and I will of course forward them to poor old Sameh with your best wishes. :)

It's titled - Sad News............I need your help!

"I'm sorry for this odd request because it might get to you too urgent but it's because of the situation of things right now. I'm very sorry to bother you with my troubles but I'm in some terrible situation right now and need your urgent assistance. I'm with family on holiday in Manila Philippines, I know I didn't mention anything about it to you but we are in trouble.

I'm stranded in Manila Philippines and need your help getting back home. I came down here this past weekend on a short vacation trip but unfortunately for me, I was robbed at gunpoint at a taxi park. Everything I had on me including my phone, credit cards were all stolen, It was a terrible ordeal to go through but looking on the bright side I wasn't seriously hurt or injured and I'm still alive which is the most important thing. The good thing is I still have my passport, I just don't have enough some money to sort my hotel bills and travel back home. Unfortunately for me, I can't have access to funds without my credit card since the robbers have my card now, I've made contact with my bank but it would take at least a week to get a new one to me. Please I would really appreciate if you could help me out here. I was wondering if you could help me with a quick Loan and I promise to refund you as I get back in two days time. All I really need is about £1,580. But if the whole amount can't be covered, I would gladly appreciate any amount you can put in to help. Western union is the best way to get the funds to me. Please kindly let me know if this is possible so that I can provide my wiring details needed to make the transfer.

Looking forward to hearing from you, I will check my email every 30 minutes for your reply as I've got limited access to internet here.

Thank you
Sameh"

Obviously genuine!
 

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