Friday, September 1, 2006

My favorite 419 scams....

I've started receiving quite a few 419 scam e-mails at my work address. Instead of just deleting them, I tend to browse through them, seeing what creative take on "Send me your money!" they can come up with next.

This week, I've received a couple really awesome ones.

Just today, I got a post-dated one with this fantastic line:

"This mail might come to you as a surprise and the temptation to ignore it as unserious could come into your mind; but please, consider it a divine wish and accept it with a deep sense of humility. "

It's the first part that kills me. Please do not ignore this as unserious.

Another from my close friend "Tessy":

"From Tessy Benson.

Dearest one,
How are you today? I hope that you are fine, that is great.
It is a great pressure to mail you this morning with my request of assistant from you, please go through this mail very well and get back to with your ability."

She continues... in great dramatic, pulp-fiction fashion....

"I am Tessy Benson, daughter of late Chief Philip Benson. My father was a highly reputable business magnate (a cocoa, diamond and gold merchant).

It was sad to say that my father passed away mysteriously during one of his business trips. Though his sudden death was linked or rather suspected to have been masterminded by an uncle of his who travelled with him."


"I never know the caring of my mother because my mother died when I was just 4 years old which made my father to take me so special when he was alive"

(Tessy, you may want to get some professional counseling about that....????)

"...and he never hide anything from me and before the trip that leads to his death, He called me and explained many things to me and also told me that he has the sum of Nine million,Five hundred thousand United State Dollars.(USD$9.500,000) deposited in one of the security companies here in Abidjan Ivory coast West Africa, which he disguised and declared the box to contain family valuables instead of money,by this way the company does not know the true content of the box."

And the plot thickens.........


David said...

That's really funny! What's almost as funny is the effect reading this has had upon me: that I now want to write horrible-awesome pulp fiction!

Anonymous said...

she sent me just about the same e-mail but the sum was 4,7 mil $. is it really fake? she almost tricked me =)). but.. i`m only 16.