I reckon any story is a good story from an African point of view. ———- Forwarded message ———- From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> Date: 27 Oct 2008 14:03 Subject: COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN PAYMENT To: OFFICE OF THE SENATE HOUSE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN PAYMENT (RESOLUTION PANEL ON CONTRACT PAYMENT) IKOYI-LAGOS NIGERIA Our Ref: FGN […]
I always wonder about these emails quoting my “contract/inheritance”. It looks as though they just want to keep their “bases covered”. ———- Forwarded message ———- From: CUSTOMERS SERVICE OCEANIC BANK <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2002/12/19 Subject: INTERNATIONAL CREDIT SETTLEMENT OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS To: INTERNATIONAL CREDIT SETTLEMENT OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS OCEANIC BANK […]
Apart from the fact that this message is all in capital letters, it’s just a copy of earlier e-mails on the same subject. Here’s an earlier David Marks scam e-mail ———- Forwarded message ———- From: ATM CARD DELIVERY SERVICE <email@example.com> Date: 2008/5/18 Subject: IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF YOUR PAYMENT VIA ATM CARD To: OFFICE OF […]
A lot of the Africans write their messages in capitals. They don’t seem to haver heard that on the Internet it’s like shouting at someone.
It’s obvious this mail is designed to to target people who have been in contact with 419 and lottery crooks before. Maybe they are wondering why they have not recieved any money and this one is an attempt to get these people to part with their money again. ———- Forwarded message ———- From: <firstname.lastname@example.org>Date: 2008/5/10Subject: […]