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Yet another Scam email…

December 17, 2009

At this point, I have to ask whether there is anyone with an internet connection and a spam catcher, er .. email account who hasn’t received some version of the “Nigerian Bank Scam”  ?   Today, I received yet another despite my employer’s best intentions…On a scale of 1 to 10, I give this one about a 2 because the storyline is a bit more detailed.   It still fails horribly because it, like all the rest, can’t provide a plausible reason why the recipient was chosen or why the sender can’t address the recipient by name.    Above all, keep this proposal confidential.  Ok ‘Michel’, whatever you say…  




Société Ivoirienne de Banque (SIB) 



Dear Friend, I know that this mail will come to you as a surprise as we never meet before. I am the FOREIGN REMITTANCE MANAGER of (SIB) Société Ivoirienne de Banque, I Hoped that you will not expose or betray this trust and confident that I am about to repose on you for the mutual benefit of our both families.

I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of ($8.4M) Eight Million Four Hundred Thousand United States Dollars immediately to your account. The money has been dormant (in-active) for eight years in our Bank here without any body coming for it.I want to release the money to you as the nearest person to our deceased customer, An Iraqi Foreign Oil consultant/contractor. Mohammad Al Nasser made a fixed deposit with my bank in 2004.

He was among the dead victims in December 26 2004 Earthquake in Jawa , Indonesia .Mohammad did not mention any Next of Kin/Heir when the account was opened. And I am his account officer. and if my Bank Directors happens to know that Mohammad is dead they will take the funds for their personal use.

I don’t want the money to go into our Bank treasury as an abandoned fund, so this is the reason why I contacted you, so that my Bank will release the money to you as the nearest person to the deceased customer.

Please I would like you to keep this proposal as a top secret and delete it if you are not interested.

Upon receipt of your reply, I will send you full details on how the business will be executed and also note that you will have 40% of the above mentioned amount if you agree to help me execute this business. Thanks and waiting for your urgent response,

Best Regards 



4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 18, 2009 8:13 am

    Ha ha yeah i get them too.My junk box is full of mails about openings for freshers like one of these..

    IBM Fresher Walkin Dec 17 – 18 | Cognizant Tech Fresher Walkin | Brigade Corp Fresher Walkin | SAIL Fresher Walkin

    CMS Recruit Fresher | INTEL Tech, Horizon, SAIL Recruit Fresher

    R Systems Recruit Fresher | Dell, HSBC, Shoppers Stop Recruit Fresher

    Tata Recruit Fresher | RR Donnelley, Sofcon, ICICI Recruit Fresher


  2. December 23, 2009 11:38 am

    So what are you going to do with the millions?

  3. December 23, 2009 6:56 pm


    Keep this confidential, but I’m going to use the money to buy the brooklyn bridge. I got this great offer in my inbox just the other day….

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