Thursday, June 03, 2010

Spam, and not the tinned stuff either

I get spam, not too much, but it's there everyday. Mostly it's all detected with my spam filter and I permanently delete it.
Once in a while though I read them, for a laugh mainly and I thought I would share this one with you today, it's not particularly exciting but I had a giggle, it is as follows:

It was entitled, I await your urgent respond!

FROM:Barrister Jones Adams
Jones-Adams Chambers
5 Rings way south west ikoyi
Directphone +23480563-62567(Please, no-one ring this!!)

Dear Sir, (Erm, I wasn't when I last looked)
I am Barrister Jones Adams, A private attorney to Late Mr.Peter Johnson, a foriegner , who used to work as the Project manager with African Petroluem(AP)in oil rich Rivers State south south Nigeria after shall be Referred to as my client. (Ooh such spelling and grammar, some punctuation wouldn't go amiss)
On the 21st of April 2002, my client, His wife and their three Children and All occupants of the vehicle Unfortunately lost their lives on a fatial accedit (How dreadful) on oil rich Port Harcurt Warri experess (?) road. Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended (were they stretched?) relatives but all efforts was just in vain. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to make contacts through the internet to connect any trusted person that will be acted as the next of kin.
I have contacted you to assist in Repatriating the money left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the African Development Bank PLC. These huge deposits were lodged (Now that is bad, perhaps more fibre in the diet) particularly, with the African Development Bank?(ADB) " where the Deceased had an account with undisclose amonth until i conclude with you then the figue will be disclose. (Crumbs!)
The Bank has issued me been the attorney a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated. Since I have been unsuccessful in Locating the relatives for over eight years now.(He's determined)
Now I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you and then you and me can Share (Share??) the money which will be transfered into your bank account I will procure all Necessary legal documents that can be used to back up this claim.All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us seeing this Deal through. (Ah honesty! )
I guarantee that this will be executed under legal arrangements that will protect you from any breach of the law. (That's ok then!)
I await your urgent reply ASAP.(I bet you do!)
Best Regards,
Barrister Jones Adams

It amazes me that people get sucked into these..


  1. You see the odd one or two on A Current Affair (usually older ladies) who get these emails and hand over their savings/sell their house convinced they'll see their money again.
    I remember one time a little old lady sold the house that she and her son's family were living in... and even when they told her it was a scam, she still refused to believe it.
    I guess the defense these scammers make is that if you weren't greedy for money you wouldn't get conned by such emails.
    You'd think these days that an email from Nigeria would raise some flags, no?

  2. Haha! So...are you going to give then the details of your bank account? ( wink)
    It would be good if you could give them a federal police number.

  3. Anonymous12:30 pm

    We get these as well. They must think we are complete retards.

  4. Some people must live a very closeted life not to know what these are :(
    maa..not this time because I won $22 gazillion on the Spanish lottery last week so I don't want to be greedy! :D

  5. Wow...just wow....
    Those pretend words really made me laugh... :-)

  6. I usually get them for erectile dysfunction meds! Lately I have been getting some about the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)....have no idea what those are all about.

  7. Ah yes I get those too, the good think is I can keep it up in the lap of luxury with all my gazillions of dollars but hope the FBI doesn't find out!


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