An Email from the President of Nigeria
I never thought I’d hear from him but lo and behold I opened my inbox and there it was…a scammer pretending to the the President of Nigeria. I have blogged about this new tactic being used by the scammers a few months ago…click here to read this. It seems that they are now taking it to another level and using the name of the president of the country. What makes it even sadder is that there are people who will receive something like what I did and think it is the real thing. .
When will it end?
Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 20:42:14 +0200 (MEST)
From: “email@example.com” Subject: BEWARE OF NIGERIA SCAMMERS!!!
THIS IS THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA,HOW ARE YOU TODAY AND YOUR FAMILY IF FINE THANK’S BE TO GOD ALMIGHTY.
I CONTACTED YOU TO INFORM YOU THAT AM SORRY OF WHAT YOU HAVE PASS THROUGH IN NIGERIA PLEASE AM VERY SORRY FOR THAT.
PLEASE ACCEPT MY SYMPATHY I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I CONTACTED YOU OF ONE REASON,TO INFORM YOU THAT THE MONEY THAT YOU HAVE BEEN LOOSING TO NIGERIA SCAMMERS.
I PROMISE YOU YOU WILL RECOVER IT BACK,I WILL COMPENSATE YOU WITH AMOUNT OF $5.2 MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS BUT PLEASE I WANT YOU TO REPLY ME BACK WITH YOUR INFORMATION BELOW.
THE INFORMATION I NEED FROM YOU ARE LISTED BELOW.
1, YOUR FULL NAME’S
2, YOUR ADDRESS
3, YOUR PHONE NUMBER
4, YOUR AGE
5, YOUR OCCUPATION
6, YOUR INHERITANCE AMOUNT HOLD IN ONE OF MY BANK.
7, YOUR INTERNATIONAL/DRIVER’S LICENSE.
BUT PLEASE I WANT YOU NOT TO GO INTO NIGERIA INTERNET BUSINESS BECAUSE IT IS A SCAM ANYBODY THAT CONTACTED YOU TO INFORM YOU OF A TRANSACTION PLEASE EMAIL ME TO LET ME KNOW.
AND THAT PERSON WILL BE CAUGHT,BUT PLEASE IF I HELP YOU WITH THIS MONEY DONT EVER DO ANYTHING INTERNET TRANSACTION BECAUSE IN NIGERIA IS ALL ABOUT SCAM.
AND AM FIGHTING AGAINST IT WITH FEDERAL BUREAU INVESTIGATION SERVICE IN YOUR COUNTRY AND THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIME
YOU ARE ADVICE TO REPLY ME ON MY PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS VIA EMAIL:(firstname.lastname@example.org)
AWAIT TO HEAR FROM YOU,
PRESIDENT OLUSEGUN OBASANJO
No offense, but if you would fall for this then you would fall for anything. Most people would not communicate with someone claiming to be president that doesnot know how to spell. Even better, does not know how to use spell check!