I reckon any story is a good story from an African point of view. ———- Forwarded message ———- From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 […]
It certainly sounds good. They are basically counting on previous victims being totally naive.
Which e-mail is more successfull: the official looking scam e-mail or this one? What do you think? ———- Forwarded message ———- From: SENATE PRESIDENT <email@example.com> Date: 2008/9/6 Subject: IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF YOUR CONTRACT FUND VIA ATM SWIFT CARD1 To: OFFICE OF THE SENATE HOUSE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN PAYMENT (RESOLUTIONPANEL ON CONTRACT […]
The crooks obviously spent some time creating Graphics, the and the official Mumbo Jumbo in the text. I am sure it will impress a lot of people. ———- Forwarded message ———- From: Office Of Senate House Nigeria Date: 2008/9/6 Subject: *****Attn: Contractor! Your Payment Approval***** To: Cc: list not shown OFFICE OF THE SENATE HOUSE […]
These jokers are trying the “catch previous victims” ploy. I am sure there are enough of those to make this venture profitable. That is, if the people believe what is written here. ———- Forwarded message ———- From: MR. ERNEST C. EBI. Date: Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 12:31 PM Subject: ATTN: HONORABLE BENEFICIARY To: CENTRAL […]
Here’s a case of the “pot calling the kettle black”! They claim they are responsible to recompense victims who have lost money to crooks running 419 scams. Very amusing! ———- Forwarded message ———- From: FIDELITY BANK/ UNITED NATIONS 2008 SCAM VICTIMS COMPENSATIONS (CODE 1122). Date: Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 12:16 AM Subject: )FIDELITY 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.