It's That Scammer Again
TerritorialMale Sunday, September 10, 2006
Oh goodie! It is such a privilege to be finally noticed by the Esteemed Nigerian Scammer, or it could even be South African. The IP address in the header tells a different story though.
A quick WHOIS
check points me to California, USA. Marvelous! This new age technology. A letter from a First World scammer to a Third World dunderhead like me. I'm not worthy of this. Really! But what do I do now, what do I do? Do I toy around with him just like Chris Condon
or do I just ignore him? I can't stop rubbing my hands in glee.
Let me introduce you to my Honourable Scammer. He call himself Barrister Esom Ndu. "Are you originally from Assam
, Me Lord?
. I am not familiar with Ndu as an Indian surname I must inform, Sir."
He informs me that and his rich client has met with a tragic plane crash. So what else is new?
Here is the transcript of his letter with a few inputs from yours truly. Enjoy!
ATTN: FROM THE DESK OF: BARRISTER ESOM NDU.
Ndu & Associates
No. 54 Idowu Matin Street.
Private E-mail: email@example.comDear: Friend, I am Barrister Esom Ndu a solicitor at law. The personal attorney to a late Mark, foreign expatriate who hails from your country and shares the same last name with you. I wish to bring to your hearing a business proposition, which is by nature strictly confidential, and i beg your pardon to accept my unsolicited email to you, (What?) I will like to seek your help in which I know that a deal of this magnitude will make anyone worried and apprehensive but I am assuring you not to be afraid, as all will be well at the end of this endeavor. This is a genuine transaction and is 100% risk free. All I'm demanding from you is your honest co-operation to enable us achieve our goal, and not a perfidious person. On the 6th of May, 2002 it was reported to us that my Client, his wife and their only daughter were involved in a Local Plane Crash (He writes a lot like J. A. Prufrock.) at Kano State,enroute Abuja (The Capital City) all occupants in the Plane lost their lives, unfortunately on this same flight were other dignitaries like the Sports Minister and a host of others. (Poor fellow!)The following websites could be referenced:http://www.usafricaonline.com/ngrkanocrash.htmlhttp://www.hinduonnet.com/2002/05/05/stories/2002050503070101.htmhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/1968616.stm (Ah, references! How thoughtful?)Since then I have made several enquiries to your Embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to track his last name over the Internet, to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you. I contacted you to assist in claiming this fund from the finance house where he deposited it before his untimely death. The finance company where the deceased had an account valued at about USD$7. Million dollars has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next ten official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 2 years now I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name so that the proceeds of this account valued at USD$7. million dollars can be paid to you as the next of kin. (Yipee! I'm rich, I'm rich!) All I need is your full maximum support and cooperation to enable us achieve this transaction within 10 working days and I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. (You're a barrister afterall.) If you are interested in this transaction, kindly furnish me with your full name, address, private telephone and fax numbers to enable us commence all the legal documents immediately. Your direct telephone and fax number's are needed for easy communication and do your best to maintain the absolute confidentiality involved because of the officials. Best regards,Barrister Esom NduPLEASE SEND YOUR REPLY TO MY PRIVATE E-MAIL.(Private E-mail:( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Whattodo folks, whattodo?