STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
WE ARE MEMBERS OF A SPECIAL COMMITTEE FOR BUDGET AND PLANNING OF THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WORKS AND HOUSING(FMWH). THIS COMMITTEE IS PRINCIPALLY CONCERNED WITH CONTRACT AWARDS AND APPROVAL. WITH OUR POSITIONS, WE HAVE SUCCESSFULLY SECURED FOR OURSELVES THE SUM OF THIRTY ONE MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS (US$31.5M). THIS AMOUNT WAS CAREFULLY MANIPULATED BY OVER-INVOICING OF AN OLD CONTRACT.
BASED ON INFORMATION GATHERED ABOUT YOU, WE BELIEVE YOU WOULD BE IN A POSITION TO HELP US IN TRANSFERING THIS FUND (US$31.5M) INTO A SAFEACCOUNT. IT HAS BEEN AGREED THAT THE OWNER OF THE ACCOUNT WILL BE COMPENSATED WITH 20% OF THE REMITTED FUNDS, WHILE WE KEEP 70% AS THE INITIATORS AND 10% WILL BE SET ASIDE TO OFFSET EXPENSES AND PAY THE NECESSARY TAXES.WE INTEND TO USE PART OF OUR OWN SHARE TO IMPORT FROM YOUR COUNTRY AGRICULTURAL AND
CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY.
THIS IS BECAUSE THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT OF MY COUNTRY IS EMPHASISING ON PROVIDING FOOD AND HOUSING FOR ALL ITS CITIZENS BEFORE THE NEXT ELECTION. HENCE, AGRICULTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT ARE IN HIGH DEMAND OVER HERE. WE SHALL ALSO NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE IN THIS REGARD ON A COMMISSION TO BE AGREED UPON WHEN WE FINALLY MEET.
ALL MODALITIES OF THIS TRANSACTION HAVE BEEN CAREFULLY WORKED OUT AND ONCE STARTED WILL NOT TAKE MORE THAN SEVEN (7) WORKING DAYS, WITH YOUR FULL SUPPORT. THIS TRANSACTION IS 100% RISK FREE.
IF THIS PROPOSAL SATISFIES YOU, PLEASE REACH US ONLY BY EMAIL FOR
MORE INFORMATION.
PLEASE, TREAT AS URGENT AND VERY IMPORTANT.
YOURS FAITHFULLY,
ISIOMA PROSPER.

The above is an amusing spam message I received today, which was send to a shell mail account I used a couple of months ago to leave comments on a Radio-based weblog. A variation on an old theme, of course, but the amusement factor almost makes the annoyance of dealing with crap like this worthwhile.
Anybody know if Radio has fixed its vulnerability to email-harvesters reading comments threads yet?
(The return email address for this piece of crap was [email protected], by the way. Harvest away, spam-robots!)

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  1. Freaky Deaky, stav.
    I got this one:
    Fax:234-1-7597517
    REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP.
    Firstly I must solicit your strictest confidence in this subject. This is by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and top secret. A member of the Nigeria Export Promotion Council (N.E.P.C.) who was part of the federal government delegation to your country during a trade exhibition gave your particulars to me. I have decided to seek a confidential operation with you in the execution of the deal described hereunder for the benefit of all the parties and hope that you keep it top secret because of the nature of the business.
    Within the ministry of petroleum resources where I work as a director of engineering and projects, and with the co-operation of four other very top officials, we have under our control as overdue contract payments, bills totaling Thirty One Million United States Dollars, which we want to transfer to a foreign account, with the assistance and co-operation of a foreign company to receive the said funds on our behalf or a reliable foreign individual
    account to receive the funds.
    The source of the fund is as follows: during the last military government here in Nigeria which lasted bout eleven months, government officials set up companies and awarded themselves various contracts which were grossly over-invoiced in various ministries. The present civilian government is not aware of the atrocities committed by their predecessors and as a result, we have a lot of such over invoiced contract payment s pending which we have identified floating at the central bank of Nigeria ready for payment. However by virtue of our position as civil servants, we cannot acquire this money in our names. I was therefore delegated as a matter of urgency by my colleagues to look for an over seas
    partner into whose account we would transfer the sum of US$31,000,000.00 (THIRTY
    ONE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS) hence we are writing you this letter.
    Since the present civilian government is determined to pay foreign contractors l debts owed
    so as to maintain an amiable relationship with foreign governments and non-government
    financial agencies. We have decided to include our bills for approval with the co-operation of some officials of the federal ministry of finance (F.M.F) and the central bank of Nigeria (C.B.N). We are seeking your assistance in providing us with a good company account or any other offshore bank account into which we can remit this money by acting our main partner and trustee or acting as the original contractor. This we can do by swapping of account information and changing of beneficiary and other pertinent information to apply for payment. By this act, we would be using your company information to apply for payment,
    and prepare letters of claim and job description on behalf of your company. This process would be an internal arrangement with the departments concerned.
    I have the authority of my partners involved to propose that should you be willing to assist us in this transaction, your share as compensation will be us$6.2 million (20%), us$21.7 million (70%) for us and us$3.1 (10%) for taxation and miscellaneous expenses.
    The business itself is 100% safe, provided you treat it with utmost secrecy and confidentiality. Also your area of specialization is not a hhindrance to the successful execution of this transaction. I have reposed my confidence in you and hope that you will not disappoint me. Please fax your response to my confidential fax number 234 1
    7597517 to indicate your willingness in assisting us. I will bring the complete picture of the
    transaction to your knowledge when I have heard from you.
    Thanks for your co-operation,
    Yours faithfully,
    Dr Jack.
    Looks like it came from the same spam factory, which seems to be staffed by meth-addicted schizophrenics. My only question is why are they targeting people like us? what possible demographic profile could our like fit?

  2. I get the Nigerian one rather often, though a few weeks ago I got a Sierra Leone one, which was a refreshing change. The one you got is interesting because it doesn’t request your bank information right off the bat, like most do, but instead want you to get in contact. Nice twist.

  3. Everyone gets these.
    So far I have only received 3 million of the promised 31 milliion from those conniving Nigerian bastards though.
    Back to Amway I guess.

  4. that was me by the way.

  5. Hahaha… I have £100 if you want to pinch any Mr Prosper.

  6. Hello holy dear kind resolve great blessed liberal Lord
    *$*$*$* 2501 [email protected]
    Hello dear Sir / Lady.
    1) I have US$ 41,500,000:00 fund in Respect Central bank Of Nigeria,
    2) I would like you open an account number in your respected Bank and transfer my fund in to my account number in your respected Bank.
    3) The Central Bank Of Nigeria need US$ 5,800:00 for transfer fee charges, kindly send this fee charges, and mines from my fund and put 41,494,200 in to my account number in your respected Bank.
    4) If you are agree with this manner kindly send my your contract and I will send my proof of fund for you.
    many thanks with best respect
    gentleman mohammad shahlaei.

  7. See http://www.ebolamonkeyman.com for people pissing off Nigerian 419 scammers one at a time!

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