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    I had this Private Message:

    Dear friend,
    Dear friend,

    I am Mr.Alfred Kojo, the director in charge of auditing and accounting section of Union Togolaise De Banque Lome-Togo in West Africa with due respect and regard. I have decided to contact you on a business transaction that will be very beneficial to both of us at the end of the
    transaction .

    During our investigation and auditing in this bank, my department came across a very huge sum of money belonging to a deceased person who died on November1st 1999 in a plane crash and the fund has been dormant in his account with this Bank without any claim of the fund in our custody either from his family or relation before our discovery to this

    Although personally, I keep this information secret within myself and partners to enable the whole plans and idea be Profitable and successful during the time of execution. The said amount was U.S $15M (Fifteen million United States dollars). As it may interest you
    to know.

    Meanwhile all the whole arrangement to put claim over this fund as the bonafide next of kin to the deceased, get the required approval and transfer this money to a foreign account has been put in place and directives and needed information will be relayed to you as soon
    as you indicate your interest and willingness to assist us and also benefit your self to this great business opportunity.

    In fact I could have done this deal alone but because of my position in this country as a civil servant(A Banker),we are not allowed to operate a foreign account and would eventually raise an eye brow on my
    side during the time of transfer because I work in this bank. This is the actual reason why it will require a second party or fellow who will forward claims as the next of kin with affidavit of trust of oath to the Bank and also present a foreign account where he will need the money to be re-transferred into on his request as it may be after due verification and clarification by the correspondent branch of the bank
    where the whole money will be remitted from to your own designation bank account.

    I will not fail to inform you that this transaction is 100% risk free. On smooth conclusion of this transaction, you will be entitled to 30% of the total sum as gratification, while 10% will be set aside to
    take care of expenses that may arise during the time of transfer and also telephone bills, while 60% will be for me and my partners. Please, you have been advised to keep "top secret" as we are still in service and intend to retire from service after we conclude this deal with you.

    I will be monitoring the whole situation here in this bank until you confirm the money in your account and ask us to come down to your country for subsequent sharing of the fund according to percentages
    previously indicated and further investment, either in your country or any country you advice us to invest in. All other necessary vital information will be sent to you when I hear from you.

    I suggest you get back to me as soon as possible stating your wish in this deal.
    I look forward to receive your mail ASAP through my private email address

    Yours faithfully,

    MR.Alfred Kojo.
    Any explanations?

  • #2
    That's a standard piece of email spam.........Mark will probably be interested to know that spam PM's are being received.


    • #3
      Do people actualy fall for this kind of nonsense?


      • #4
        Not just spam but scam. Ten foot pole and all that.

        so long and thanks for all the fish


        • #5
          Spam post to report a spam message

          Unless this is the beginning of a campaign to rename the forum Civ2-General/Help/Nigerian Email Scams.
          "I'm a guy - I take everything seriously except other people's emotions"

          "Never play cards with any man named 'Doc'. Never eat at any place called 'Mom's'. And never, ever...sleep with anyone whose troubles are worse than your own." - Nelson Algren
          "A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic." - Joseph Stalin (attr.)


          • #6
            Actually, this is a variation of one of the oldest running scams. I first met it in the 1980s when it was delivered by Telex. (Does anyone remember Telex?) The bank is usually in Nigeria, and the amount of money has grown a bit over the years.

            Does anyone fall for it? I've never heard of anyone taking the bait, but you don't need a very high success rate to meet the low costs of setting it up.

            Interesting, but not surprising that it should be tried using PM. I wonder if anyone's had it as a mobile text message yet?

            RJM at Sleeper's
            Fill me with the old familiar juice


            • #7
              Apparently the take-up is about 0.1% although this drops off once they ask for your bank details etc -- but over the years I guess they have made a 'living'...

              Now why rosebud with 3 posts should get this whilst we with a combined 10,000 or so don't ...
              "Our words are backed by empty wine bottles! - SG(2)
              "One of our Scouse Gits is missing." - -Jrabbit


              • #8
                Perhaps the number of posts shows that you're net-savvy and whoever sent this was hoping that a relative newbie might fall for one of the oldest in the book....

                I know it's really mean because we were all newbies once, but I am very tempted to.....
                :danc :dance....., no, shouldn't!


                • #9
                  Hehe I also noticed the settler and was suspicious. But that's a bit unfair, so I waited for someone else to say it first.


                  • #10
                    And why is a settler posting it here?

                    It's almost as if all his overconfident, absolutist assertions were spoonfed to him by a trusted website or subreddit. Sheeple
                    RIP Tony Bogey & Baron O


                    • #11
                      And he appears to be a DL. what a surprise.
                      It's almost as if all his overconfident, absolutist assertions were spoonfed to him by a trusted website or subreddit. Sheeple
                      RIP Tony Bogey & Baron O