Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Money in the bank

Returning briefly to the African theme, I received another generous cash offer from a benevolent Nigerian in my inbox this morning.

The e-mail purportedly comes from Ocha Douglas, a bank manager from Lagos - and guess what happens when you type that name into Google – yes, the first hit you get is this site on fake fee/lottery scams. A mere coincidence, I’m sure. Ocha is obviously a kind soul as one of his customers, Haryanto Tomo, an Indonesian gent was killed in the tsunami, but not before having deposited $10.5 million in the bank. How convenient. So Ocha’s intententions are purely altruistic as he/she just wanted to send the money on to Mr Tomo’s family, but was unable to track them down. Again, how very convenient. So the $10.5 million could be on its way to me. All I need to do is provide my contact details and it will be transferred.

And just to prove that he/she is genuine, Ocha has stipulated “It may interest you to know that this is no Scam or fairy tale email”. That’s reassuring. Just for a moment I thought it was another scam, but since Ocha has given me his/her word, I stand corrected. Fear not Ocha, my details are on their way.

4 comments:

Lorainne said...

Why do all these dodgy people have your email address?????

Antonio from Italy said...

How lucky you are!
Use all that money properly, think of your friends!
;-P

Anonymous said...

how many blogs can you write about Nigerian email scams?

CW said...

As long as I keep getting them they're worth writing about!