A Rose by any other name is still a Nigerian Scam
Just about every day I find another Nigerian scam in my email box. They are coming in different names and sometimes different descriptions but a Nigerian Scam is always just another Nigerian Scam.
Below are a couple parts of the messages I received lately. They are using different names but the content is the same. Just remember these are not real or for use.
Mrs. M. Pete….This is the very Second time I am contacting you’ please respond.
Please excuse this humble email if it offends your sensibilities, but I have no other means to contact you. I cannot talk on the telephone, so I did a search for your email address, which I found on the International Business Directorate Email Data Search. My name is Mrs. M Pete, I’m a 52 years old woman.
Mr. Richard Keny:
THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT THERE IS A BANK DRAFT IN THIS OFFICE DEPOSITED BY A PRIVATE ORGANIZATION BODY ON THE 31th OF MARCH 2010.
YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS WAS ATTACHED TO IT AND IS TO BE POSTED TO YOU.
WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU TO CONTACT US FOR YOUR CONFIRMABLE BANK DRAFT WHICH CONTAINS THE SUM OF $1.5MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS AND SOME VITAL DOCUMENTS.SO KINDLY GET BACK TO THIS OFFICE(REGULAR MAIL POST OFFICE BENIN REPUBLIC) TO AVOID FRAUDULENT ISSUES CONCERNING IN THIS SERVICE.
CONTACT MR.Richard Keny
EMAIL:( email@example.com )
TEL/FAX +229-98-44- 89.22
YOU ARE TO CONFIRM AND PROVIDE TO US YOUR POSTAL ADDRESS BELOW.
YOUR FULL NAME……….
YOUR POSTAL ADDRESS……..
NOTE: THAT YOU ARE TO PAY FOR THE STAMP DUTY FEE OF $68 USD.YOU ARE ADIVSE TO SEND THE
Barclay’s Bank London….
Please note that I have in the past few weeks written you of this intention of allowing me to advice Barclay’s Bank London to wire the sum of 12,500,000GBP into your account for you and me to share. To this, I feel like reminding you back once again that the Barclay’s Bank London had concluded to wire the above amount into your account.
Please reconfirm your current address and telephone number to me again also contact me through my direct email address thus: firstname.lastname@example.org