amazed (again, don’t you just love the internet?)

amazed (again, don’t you just love the internet?)

I got the following in the mail today. This one smells like it could run a bit… (reprinted in the original’s all caps)

From: “Dr.Isah Gambo” drisahgambo@hotvoice.com

Date: Thu/04/18, 2002 10:08:16 Europe/London

To: help@pumpernickle.net

Subject: WASALAAM ALAIKUM

ATTN:THE PRESIDENT/C.E.O,

I WRITE YOU AFTER PROPER CONSIDERATION THAT A TELEPHONE CORRESPONDENCE/05/NOT BE AN IDEAL MEDIUM TO CONTACT YOU ON THIS MATTER.

FIRSTLY, I WILL LIKE TO INTRODUCE MYSELF.I AM DR.ISAH GAMBO A SENIOR ACCOUNTANT IN THE OFFICE WITH THE HONOURABLE GOVERNOR OF CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA.HEADED BY MY BOSS,THE GOVERNOR,DR.JOSEPH SANUSI.I GOT YOUR CONTACT DURING MY SEARCH FOR A RELIABLE FOREIGN PARTNER ON THE NET.THOUGH DURING MY SEARCH,I DID NOT MAKE MY INTENTION KNOWN TO THE GOVERNOR SO IT WOULD REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL TO BE EXPLICIT .

RECENTLY,IN THE COURSE OF AN INDEPTH VARIFICATION EXERCISE INSTITUTED, I MADE A DISCOVERY THAT PROMPTED THIS PRIVATE COMMUNICATION WHILE CONDUCTING OUR USUAL VARIFICATION EXERCISE BEFORE BEEN AUTHORISED BY THE BANK TO EFFECT PAYMENT TO OUR DESERVING BENEFICIARY,MR.JOHN EBANKS WHOSE PAYMENT HAS BEEN APPROVED AND WAS TO BENEFIT FROM THIS QUARTER’S PAYMENT, DIED SOMETIME AGO AFTER A BRIEF ILLNESS.PRESENTLY,ALL EFFORTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO LOCATE ANY OF HIS BENEFACTORS HAS PROVED ABORTIVE,AS THEY NO LONGER RESIDE IN THEIR FORMER HOME/OFFICE ADDRESS CONSEQUENTLY.

I AM SOICITIG FOR YOUR HAND IN ACTING AS HIS NEXT OF KIN IN COLLABORATION TO DIVERT THIS FUND ALREADY APPROVED FOR PAYMENT IN CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA.ALL I REQUIRE OF YOU IS TO ACCEPT TO ASSIST ME SINCE I’M NOT A FOREIGNER AND AS SUCH,CANNOT STAND AS THE NEXT OF KIN TO LATE MR.JOHN EBANK AND IMMEDIATELY,I WILL DIVERT EVERY INFORMATION IN THE PAYMENT FILE WITH AN AFFIDAVIT ON NEXT OF KIN AND THE BENEFICIARY TO THE PAYMENT OF US$13.5M(THIRTEEN MILLION,FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND U.S DOLLARS) ALREADY APPROVED FOR PAYMENT IN THE CENTRAL BANKOF NIGERIA .I WILL BE GLAD TO TRANSFER ALL OWNERSHIP RIGHTS TO YOUR NAME IN FAVOUR OF YOUR COMPANY AND YOU AS MODALITIES ARE IN PLAY TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHT AS THE NEXT OF KIN AND THERE IS NO RISK INVOLVED.

IN ANTICIPATION OF YOUR FAVOURABLE REPLY, YOU AND I WILL DISCUSS ON THE MODE OF SHARING THE MONEYAFTER I RECEIVE YOUR POSITIVE RESPONSE.NOTE THAT THIS TRANSACTION IS 100% RISK FREE ,HENCE WE ARE HERE TO PERFECT THE ENTIRE PROCESS .THIS IS A LIFE TIME OPPORTUNITY BEFORE US AND WE WOULD NOT LIKE TO SEE IT GO BY .

I AM SINCERELY COUNTING ON YOUR SUPPORT TO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE FOR ME TO HAVE A PROPER INVESTMENT PLANS IN REAL ESTATE BUSINESS IN YOUR COUNTRY .ALSO TO BUY LUXURY APARTMENT FOR MY RESIDENCE UPON MY ARRIVAL IN YOUR COUNTRY.

I AWAIT YOUR EARLIEST RESPONSE.

YOURS SINCERELY,

DR.ISAH GAMBO