Found today, in the Agricoli mailbox, the way into Economic Nirvana. All we have to do is put our trust, and ATM card, in the hands of the Chief of some Nigerian tribe (along with some important personal finanacial details). We have long been on the receiving end of such windfall e-mails, and have snorted with righteous glee at the news reports of yet more Americans being swindled by this kind of stuff. And really, how gullible are people. And yet the stories of the flim-flam man continue, removed from the small towns and two-lane highways of our great country and past times, and interjected into the great miasma of the Blogosphere.
Read and enjoy, and wonder at the boldness of the swindle and the stupidity found in the quest for easy money (Spelling and grammar as received):
RE: Notification of Your Inheritance Fund
This is to officially inform you that we have verified your inheritance file presently on my desk, and I found out that you have not received your payment till date, due to some stringent bureaucracies.
Secondly, you are hereby adviced to stop dealing with some non-officials in the bank as this is an illegal act and will have to stoop if you so wish to receive your payment immediately.
After the board meeting held at our headquarters, we have resolved in finding a solution to your problem. As you may know, that the presidency has implemented a new policy with regards to payments to be made through an ATM Swift Card Centre in Europe, America, and Asia Pacific, which is the instruction given by our president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (GCFR) Federal Republic of Nigeria. This mode of payment has been ongoing for over a period of time which will soon come to an end, as his tenure expires at the end of May, 2007.
This ATM Swift Card Centre will send you an ATM card which you will use to withdraw your money in an ATM machine in any part of the world, but the maximum is ($10,000.00) Ten Thousand Dollars per day. So, if you would like to receive your fund this way, please do let us know by forwarding the below details to the Swift Card Payment Centre on this eamil: – swiftcard email@example.com
(1) Your full name
(2) Address where you want the payment centre to send your ATM card via DHL or Fedex.
(3) Phone and Fax number
(4) Your total fund to be received.
Instead of loosing your fund, please indicate to the Card Centre the total sum you are expecting and for your information you have to stop any further communication with anybody or office. In this regards, do not hesitate to contact me for more details and direction, and also please do update me with any new development.
Thanks for your co-operation.
Chief Uffort Akaette
Secretary to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Can this really work?