I checked my old email account recently and found several of those nigerian scams cluttering up my inbox... My mouse hovered over the "report and delete" button when I thought
"I wonder how long I could string some SOB in nigiria along with the promise that I was going to give out my bank account information?"
I of course had to try this and I want YOUR help. Here is his email:
FROM MR BAKA YOKO.BILL & EXCHANGE MANAGERBANK OF AFRICA-BURKINA FASO Dear friend.I know that this letter may come to you as a surprise.I got youraddress through a local Business directory on the web.I must apologize for taking some of your valuable time to explain a proposal that I believe will be of utmost benefit to us.I am manager of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance departmentof Bank of Africa. In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $11,300,000.00 USD( Eleven Million Three Hundred Thousand US Dollars)in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in a plane crash On the morning of October 31st 1999. view the site: www.zenpageweavers.com/malikahti/journal/flight.htmor on BBC WORD NEWS link: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/503838.stmSince the bank got information about his death we have been expectinghis next of kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot releasethe fund unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to thedeceased as indicated in our banking guidelines and laws butunfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin died alongside withhim at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim and ourbanking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remains unclaimedafter five years,such money will be moved into the banking treasurer asunclaimed fund. The request of a foreigner as next of kin in this business isoccassioned by the fact that the deceased customer was a foreigner and a Burkinabecannot stand as next of kin. 25% of the total money will be for you as aforeign partner while 5% will be set asite to cover any expenses that might beincured during the process of transfering the fund to your nominatedbank account. If you're willing to handle this deal with me kind get back to me withyour Private telephone and fax numbers for easy communication/your personalpicture to enable me know whom i'm dealling with.I will send to you theapplication form which you wil apply directly to the bank.Note:I demand the hightest trust from you to keep this businessstrictlyconfidential for security reasons as you may know that the bankdon't know that i am the one who contacted you to stand for this claim.Best regards,Mr Baka Yoko.+226 76566458
Here is my response:
MR. Baka Yoko.
I read your letter with some interest as $11.3 million is no small sum. However I must ask: Is this business not illegal?
I look forward to hearing back from you and perhaps we can do business.
So how can you help? Simple! Sugest what kind of shit I should feed this dork and I will report here what I get back.. I know this has been done before but it still seems like a good time so suggest away!