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  1. #1
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    request for urgent business relationship

    has anyone else received this e-mail? it's so insultingly transparent of a scam to get your bank account number, that it's hilarious! Check this out.....

    Mr. Ngozi Chukwu.
    Lagos - Nigeria,
    Tel:- 234-1-7598197.
    Fax:- 234-1-7597472.

    Attn: President/CEO


    Firstly, I must solicit your confidentiality. This is
    by virtue of it's nature as being utterly
    "confidential" and "TOP SECRET". Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make anyone apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day. A bold step taken shall not be regretted I assure you.

    I am Mr. Ngozi Chukwu. and I head a seven man tender
    board in charge of contract awards and payment
    approvals. I came to know of you in my search for a
    reliable and reputable person to handle a very
    confidential business transaction, which involves
    the transfer of a huge sum of money to a foreign
    account requiring maximum confidence.

    My colleagues and I are top official of Federal
    Government Contract Review and Award Panel. Our duties
    include evaluation, vetting, and approval for payment
    of contract jobs done for the Federal Ministry of
    Aviation(FMA) etc.

    We are therefore soliciting for your assistance to
    enable us transfer into your account the said funds.
    Our country looses a lot of money everyday that is why
    the international community is very careful and
    warning their citizensto be careful but I tell you "a
    trial will convince you".

    The source of the fund is as follow: During the last
    military regime here in Nigeria, this committee
    awarded a contract of US$400 Million to a group of
    five construction firms on behalf of the Federal
    Ministry of Aviation (FMA)for the supply and
    installation of landing and navigational equipment in
    Lagos and Port Harcourt International Airports.

    During this process my colleagues and I decided among
    us to deliberately over inflate the total contract
    sumof US$428 Million with the aim of sharing the
    remaining sum of US$20.5 million.

    The government has since approved the sum of
    US$420.5Million for us as the contract sum, but since
    the contract is only worth US$400M the remaining
    US$20.5Million is what we intend to transfer to a
    reliable and safe offshore account, we are prohibited
    to operate foreign account in our names since we are
    still in Government.

    Thus, making it impossible for us to acquire the money
    in our name right now, I have therefore been delegated
    as a matter of trust by my colleagues to look for an
    oversea partner into whose account we can transfer the
    sum of US$20.5Million.

    My colleagues and I have decided that if you/your
    Company can as the beneficiary of this funds on our
    behalf, you or your company will retain 20% of the
    total amount (US$20.5Million)while 75% will be for us
    (officials) and the remaining 5% will be used in
    offsetting all debts/expenses incurred during this
    transfer.We have decided that this transaction can
    only proceed under the following condition

    (a) Our conviction of your transparent honesty and
    that you treat this transaction with utmost secrecy and confidentiality

    (b) That upon Receipt of the funds you will release
    the funds as instructed by us after you've removed
    your share of 20%. Please acknowledge the receipt of
    this letter using the above e-mail address. I will
    bring you into the complete of this transaction when
    I've heard from you.

    Your urgent response will be highly appreciated as we
    are already behind schedule for the financial quarter.
    Please do be informed that his business transaction
    is 100% legal and completely free from drug or money laundering.

    Only trust can make the reality of this transaction.

    Best regards,

    Mr. Ngozi Chukwu.
    "We have enough youth. We need a fountain of SMART!"

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    The funniest part about this is that I'm sure someone is falling for this right now and emailing this guy their bank account number.
    Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split. - Robert E. Howard

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    Don't let the scalpers see this sweet deal!!!! Make it a sticky thread
    "Hokey packaging and ancient gimmicks are no match for good detail on your figure, kid."
    "I am a Klingot from Oklahoma in human boy form."
    "We came, we saw, we conquered... We, woke up!"

  4. #4
    I got two emails like that form seperate people. However, both of them also came form Nigeria...
    Who would possibly be dumb enough to do that?

  5. #5
    I have received many versions of the same thing since I first got on the internet in 96.
    "Roger Nasty Butler!"

  6. #6
    Never got that one myself, but I keep getting the "Bill Gates wants to share his fortune" email.

    What really jumps out at me is the ridiculous way in which the con artist (I use the term loosely, since this is an insult to hardworking con artists everywhere ) use some poor English to make it look authentic. Business-wise, I'm guessing that a non-native English speaking person entrusted to deal with 400 million American dollars will have a much firmer handle on the language than that email would have you believe.

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    These come in daily to the public e-mails at work. I've seen them from other African nations, too. Maybe the scammers figure that Americans don't keep up with African politics enough to know it's fake?

    Caesar, are you referring to the one about the AOL/Microsoft e-mail tracking system that always includes the fake lawyer note at the end that says, "I'm a lawyer, I know the law and I'll be G-- d---ed if they're going to scam us"?
    That's my jacket!

  8. #8
    That con is a classic! At least 30 years old for sure, I have gotten about a half dozen of that in the past year but each time it makes me laugh because it's a really basic grift. I'm getting sick of my email box being full of regular spam, so at least this spam (and the world's stupidest pyramid scheme, like what would stop me from simply continuing the chain without sending in my dollar to all 5 previous people - besides the fact that's illegal?) gives me a chuckle.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    Kylo Ren - came from Space Brooklyn, although he moved to Space Williamsburg before it was trendy.

    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

  9. #9
    Chux, that's it exactly!

    I am so incredibly lucky when it comes to Spam, I just don't get much of it. When I do, it's usually from people I know trying to get rich off of Gates.

    Beyond forwarded emails, I mainly get junk mail from my fantasy sports sponsors (I play the free leagues so they have to cover costs ) and my student loan servicer likes to offer a slice of Spam once in awhile.


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