Monday, September 12, 2011

What Will They Think of Next?


Lookslike those greedy Nigerian princes have found a new approach.



Icannot believe there are actually people who fall for these scams.Personally, I find it insulting that they think we're really thatdumb/naive/greedy to take such lame bait. Consider: someone in such asupposedly high position would be fluent enough to write this incorrect English (grammar, spelling, etc.). If she weren't. It wouldbe written for her by someone in her organization who is fluent.


Andshe doesn't even have a government email address. It's a Gmailaccount, for crying out loud!



Attention: 


My nameis Mrs Farida Mzamber Waziri the Economic and Financial CrimesCommission(EFCC) Executive Officer and Nigeria's Anti-CorruptionChief. I understand you are expecting your fund sum to be wired toyour bank account for some years now but your expectation has notbeen met.


I amcontacting you to let you know the truth because i know how far youmust have gone in trying to get your funds which has caused you topay huge sums of money into wrong hands most especially to internetfraudsters from my country(Nigeria) who frequently impersonate theidentity of real Government and Bank Officials to help makethemselves and their scam appear legitimate in a view to defraudunsuspecting fund beneficiaries off their hard earned money. 


I willbe ready to help in delivering your fund sum to you with your honestand sincere co-operation. For a quicker response to your letter icould be reached immediately via the email contained herein:mrsfarida.mzamberwaziri68@gmail.com


Regards, 
MrsFarida Waziri, 
Chairperson, 
EFCC.


11 comments:

  1. Ah, the standard tactics of the Nigerian scammer (scammeritis Nigerianitis annoyingus)... poor grammar, capitalization of letters that require none, and seeming sincerity, all meant to hook you in and rob you blind.

    Love that money trap!

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  2. Oh Norma, watch out! LOL I think it's horrible that these idiots are out there preying on unsuspecting people all over the world! Makes an interesting character study though-imagine this guy sitting behind his computer, turning to his friend, "Give me Nigerian-English dictionary."

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  3. Have you ever seen the credit card ad where people are calling Customer Service and getting some idiot in a remote location who calls himself "Peggy?"

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  4. Didn't she even learn punctuation? I agree. They must think we are really stupid or have no use for our money. When will this ever stop?

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  5. They're even on online dating websites. Someone contacted me. Their first mistake was using a stock picture of a male model. This immediately raised suspicion because if he's that good looking why would he have problems getting dates?

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  6. On the other hand, maybe in a few years their money will be worth more than the dollar ...

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  7. Mark, that day may be coming sooner than we think.

    Deb--there was a scammer on WD a while back, sending all the guys a photo of this hot-looking girl (stock photo, of course), making all kinds of promises in exchange for their help.

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  8. That is just crazy...what do these people think we are...? Obviously stupid.

    Great blog.

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  9. I checked my SPAM folder on Gmail the other day and I had 10 different Nigerian spam emails. I don't even have enough time to post them all!

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  10. LOL...I too wrote a blog about the scammers just about a month ago. In my blog, I wrote a letter back, using bad punctuation, spelling and a request for their personal info. It was fun! Love your blog!

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