Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Hello Nigeria!

Dear Mr. Osakwe,

I find your offer very interesting. While I admit that large amounts of money would be very useful to me I'm afraid that I must insist on confidentiality.


Lydia Richmond

Greetings From Nigeria

I recently received my first NIgerian scam email. Well it might not have been my first, but it was the first to make it past the spam filter, so I figure I’ll let you all observe the nest of vipers I have planned for this guy.

Here is the original email he sent me. Seems almost legit.

From :The Desk of John Osakwe
Contract Review Penal (CRP)
Federal Ministry of Environment
Lagos, Nigeria
Internet Fax Number: 1 806 *** ****
Reply To: ***

Dear Friend,

Urgent Funds for Investment.
I am John osakwe, a member of the Contract Review Panel of the Federal Ministry of Environment (FMEnv), Nigeria. I am contacting you to be our reliable partner/agent to assist us to receive and investment of Twenty Seven Million, Three hundred Thousand United States Dollars only into your designated bank account in subsequent investments in education, properties, agriculture, construction, software design and supply, or any business of your choice, to initiate a proper and structured relationship in your country.

You will be required to;
(1). Assist in the transfer/receive of the above amount in your designated bank account (virgin or existing account).
(2). Advised on lucrative areas for investment with a large yearly turn-over profit
(3). Assist us in the purchase of properties
(4). The fund is intended to be invested through you/your agency in the purchase of facilities and assets in your country.
(5). This transaction will result in you being paid a commission of 25% off the investment capital.
(6). The transaction desire absolute confidentiality and professionalism in the handling of this matter.

Please let me know what your response will be to an offer to receive investment funds in cash and if the above investment proposals interest you and you sincerely wish to advice and assist, I urgently want you to me the information as stated below so that we can commence the mutual beneficial transaction without delay and onward transfer of the funds into your designated bank account;

(1). Your Full Names and Address
(2). Your Telephone and Fax Numbers and if available
your cell phone Number.

You shall be given 25% of the total sum of US$27.3M for the services rendered as soon as the funds are confirmed in your bank account within or less than 14 days of the final commencement/take-off of the transaction/project. Moreover, our investment shall also be under your sole supervision since you know what to invest in making profits in your country. Your swift copy of your email should be forwarded to:***

Yours faithfully,

John Osakwe

- john osakwe

Oh, and if he doesn't like the email address I set up for him then I'll fall back on the one he actually sent the email to.