1,072: SPAM-O-RAMA: WE'RE NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF OFFENDING YOUR PERSONALITY
After a long hiatus, isn't it time to peak into the latest and greatest in the world of spam? Truth be told, little has changed other than the rapidly increasing volume. Still the same old requests for help from esophaegal cancer victims in west Africa, offers of employment for Asian oil companies, etc. You'd think seeing these scams ad nauseum would reduce their effectiveness, but there is a sucker born every minute.
Here's a recent example. As usual, the original spellings are retained, though some details may be fudged. - JB
Forgive my indignation if this message comes to you as a surprise and may offend your personality for contacting you without your prior consent and writings through this Chanel No 5. I got your contact from the proffesional data base found in the internet Yahoo tourist search. When i was searching for a foreign reliable partner.I assured of your capability and reliability to champion this businees opportunity.
After series of prayers/fasting/genuflections.i was divinely directed by my internet Yahoo guru to contact you among other names found in the data base Yahoo tourist search.I believe that God has a way of helping who is in need, epsecailly when their name is Jamieson.
I am (Ken Kotangoro Esq),the Head of file Department in African developent bank (ADB), a finance building specialty is pentagon-shapes.
In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $ 15 million U.S.A dollars ( fifteen million U.S.A dollars) . In an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in (Monday 29 February 2001) in a plane crash death. Since we got information about his death, we have expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relati or family pet on to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines, but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation or pet iguana died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim, not even Aunt Mitzi. It is therefore upon this discovery that I and one official (Oberto Duotanguo) in my department now decided to make this businness proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it ever and we don’t want this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill of fare.
The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained uncalmed after five years, the money will be transfered into the Bank treasury as unclaimed fundy. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner, and a Upper Voltan cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner, so don't stand, don't stand so close to me. We agree that 30% of the first 7% this money will be for you as foreign partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account, 10% of the first 1% will be set aside for expenses incured during the business and 60% or 145% of remainder would be for me and my woman colleague Inga. There after i will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated.
Therefore to enable the immediate trnansfer of this fund to you as arranged, you must apply first to the bank as relations or next of kin of the deceased indicating your bank name, your bank account number, your credit card number, your private telephone and fax number for easy and effective communication and location where the money will be remitted.Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text of the application to transfer your 30% of the 7% plus a 12% convenience for me. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch free and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required arrangements have been made for thetransfer, the photons are in yore favor.
You should contact me on my number 00226-7885 75 97 immediately as soon as you receive this electronik letter. Trusting to hear from you immediately.
Ken Kotangoro (Esq.)
FROM (ADB) OUAGADOUGOU UPPER VOLTA.
GOD BLESSINGS,PROTECTIONS AND GUIDIANCE TO YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY. WATCH THEM CAREFULEE.
(FILL THIS FORM BELLOW PLEASE AND RESEND IT TO ME).
1) Your Full Name
2) Your Age
3) Marital Status
4) Your Phone Number
5) Your Fax Numbers
6) White or Whole Wheet?
7) Your Country
7) Your Occupation
9) Your Religion
10) Your Forger
POST SCRITUM:You have to keep everything secret as to enable the transfer to move very smoothly in to the account you will prove to the bank for my benefitt.As you finished reading this letter call me immediately so that we discuss very well over this business. Prayse you my tourist friend!