There are a lot of the so called Nigerian 419 email scams around.
Here’s how one recipient made it fun.
Plot 23,Tjani Street G.R.A, Kano State, Nigeria.
I am Mohammed Abacha, the eldest son of the late president of Nigeria, i was falsely acussed of murder and as such was imprisoned, but thanks to Allah,i have been released for my innosence. Well dear friend i need your assistance in transfering some of my money into your account, because the government is making plans to seize them, as they did to my fathers own.Please view these site and read it’scontent carefully,http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/wor…wsid_741000/74
1506.stm The ammount is $12 million in a Security Company Abroad. All that is needed is for me to instruct the company to transfer the funds to your account, i will renumerate you with 20% at the end, but most of all is that i solicit your trust in this transaction. I have been confined only to Kano and all my calls are monitored,So i will get my private attorney to get you the needed informations.
Please reply to (mohammed48@…)
This is the response:
Dear Mohammed: I know just how you feel. My uncle, the Emperor of the People’s Republic of Arkansas deposited 500,000 Arkansas shekels in the bank of Nigeria. He was assassinated by the Baptist Christian Militia And thereafter had to go into hiding. I was accused of helping my uncle hide from the revolutionary forces and for three years was surrounded by pygmies who followed me everywhere I went . Thanks to Allah, or maybe it was Zeus, all of the pygmies called in sick one day and I was able to escape. Now, I’d need to recover my Arkansas shekels from the Bank of Nigeria .
All I need from you is your bank account number, routing code, credit card numbers with expiration dates, a few samples of your signature, your birth date, your mother’s maiden name, your thumbprint, the name of your pet, your astrological sign, and a naked picture of your grandmother. I’m sure you would end up with more Arkansas Shekels than you can count. I will also introduce you to an attorney, also a friend of Capt. DuBois, who is prepared to send you a huge bill for doing absolutely nothing to facilitate this transaction. The bill should be paid promptly, or he’ll sue you. For extra money, he’ll refer you to a patent lawyer, an accountant, and a psychic.
Mohamed, you seem to be the kind of guy that I can trust. If you help me you will have more Arkansas shekels than you can count. you will not have to worry about your 12 million American dollar chicken feed. We’re talking shekels here .
Crown prince Mr. Doctor Kazimierz Korwiczski