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Old 05-24-2004, 10:29 AM   #1
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I can't believe this is still going around! Who would fall for this? Have you ever gotten one?

ATTENTION,
First, I must solicit your confidant in this
transaction, this is by virtue of its nature as
utterly CONFIDENTIAL and TOP SECRET. Though I know
that the transaction of this magnitude will make any
one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you
that all will be well at the end of the day. We have
decided to contact you due to the urgency of this
transaction, as we have been reliably informed of your
discreteness and
ability in transaction of this nature.
Let me start by first introducing myself properly to
you, I am williams kenny , a director with the
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Eleme
Refinery. I came to know of you in my private search
for a
reliable and reputable person to handle the
confidential
transaction, which involves the transfer of a huge sum
of money to a foreign account requiring maximum
confidence.
THE PROPOSITION: a foreigner, Engineer James Akmed, an
Oil Merchant/Contractor with the Federal Government of
Nigeria, until his suspension three years ago,
executed with us at Eleme Refinery of NNPC, and had a
total contract executed worth US$28.6 (Twenty Eight
million,Six Hundred Thousand United States Dollar)
which flows in the Corporation's suspense account.
It is because of the allegation/petition leveled
against him that he (Engr. James Akmed) who is a close
friend to the late dictatorship General Sanni Abacha
(formal military President of Nigeria) who died in
office
in 1998 and during his tenure the country experienced
various mismanagement and series of malpractices were
carried out in collaboration with his foreign friends.
However, a Panel were set up to investigate the issue,
who found him (Engr. James Akmed) guilty and the
present Democratic President of Nigeria Chief Olusegun
Obasanjo suspended him from transacting any business
in Nigeria with immediate effect and was asked to
leave the country.
However, these made the contract fund "UNCLAIMABLE"
which was only known to my colleagues and I.
opportunately, all the Contract document including
the
"CONTRACT COMPLETION CERTIFICATE" are with me but the
need for a very trustworthy foreign business man/woman
whom I would present as the Foreign
contractor/beneficiary to claim the fund.
In order to achieve this development, some of my
colleagues and I now seek your permission to have you
stand as the FOREIGN CONTRACTOR so that the funds
would be released and paid into your account as
beneficiary's who executed the contract in the year
1999. All documents and proves to enable you get this
fund will be carefully worked out.
More so, we are assuring you of a 100% risk free
involvement. Your share stays while the rest would be
for me and my colleagues for investment purposes in
your country.
We have agree that, the funds be shared thus, after it
has been transferred into your nominated account: (1)
30% of the money will go to you for acting as the
beneficiary of the fund. (2.) 5% will be set aside
for reimbursement to both parties for any incidental
expenses that may be incurred in the cause of the
transfer. (3). 65% to us the originator of the
transaction.
If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not make
undue advantage of the trust we have bestowed on you
and your Company, kindly get to me immediately on my
E-mail Address as stated bellow.
Please furnish me with your most confidential
Telephone and Fax Number(s), Company Name to use,
Banking information including the A/C Number, Swift
Code (if any).
I assure you that if you will follow my instruction,
the fund shall be in your Account within 7-10 days of
this transaction.
Thanking you for your kind understanding in this
regard.
My best regards,
ENGR. Williams kenny (MNSE)
NB; P/L REPLY TO MY ALTERNATIVE E-MAIL ADDRESS :
w_kehinde01@yahoo.co.uk< /A>



Besides all the other obvious reasons this is bogus, do you think someone with that big of clout in business and finance would be using a YAHOO! email?
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Old 05-24-2004, 10:43 AM   #2
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This is an old scam.
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Old 05-24-2004, 10:45 AM   #3
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I can't believe it's still around, has anybody fallen for it?
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Old 05-24-2004, 10:50 AM   #4
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there is a link floating around somewhere where some guy with all together too much time on his hands and a kick arse sense of humour, replied to this very email. he made a website and posted up each email and his replies to them as they came through.

hilarious shit.

it was posted on here i think when i saw it...or maybe another forum. i wonder if i can dig it up. you'll die laughing.
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I've been getting this for ages.
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Old 05-24-2004, 11:31 AM   #6
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there is a link floating around somewhere where some guy with all together too much time on his hands and a kick arse sense of humour, replied to this very email. he made a website and posted up each email and his replies to them as they came through.

hilarious shit.

it was posted on here i think when i saw it...or maybe another forum. i wonder if i can dig it up. you'll die laughing.
My brother just sent me the link when I forwarded the email to him- he said the same thing, it's hilarious!

http://spl.haxial.net/nigerian-fraud/
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Old 05-24-2004, 11:48 AM   #7
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http://www.apechild.com/lore/nigerian.php

it seems there are lots of very funny people who've messed around with these people.

http://www.silicon.com/research/spec...0002928,00.htm
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That's not the only one?

Looks like the scammers were the ones who got taken!
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Old 05-24-2004, 02:04 PM   #9
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Here's one of the better sites I've seen with Nigerian "scam-baiting" as it's known.

http://www.419eater.com

make sure to check out the forums for more stories.
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Old 05-24-2004, 03:48 PM   #10
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After that many hoaxers had them on the string didn't those idiots ever catch on they were being taken for fools?
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Hey, there's a fool born every minute. I tried out the Nigerian bank scam on Deathbear over at Xeidon.com, and he FELL FOR IT!!! LMAO!!! even though he knows damn well that I'm a convicted fraudster and compulsive liar.
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