Thursday, 6 October 2011

Very funny email from a very silly scammer

I've just received a response from a scammer. He must have read this week's column in The Voice which included this:

Dear Consumer’s Voice #1

I receive this kind of message on many occasions.

The messages reads:

 How are you today, Hope all is well with you and your family?
I am using this opportunity to inform you that this multi-million-dollar business has been concluded with the assistance of another partner from Chile who financed the transaction to a logical conclusion. Due to your effort, sincerity, courage and trust worthiness You showed during the course of the transaction. I have left a certified international bank cheque for you worth of $850,000.00 cashable
anywhere in the world.


Mr.Pascal Nelson.
Cotonou, Benin Republic.

His email address:

Therefore, You are required to use this code when you contact him:

Code question: The red blue

Code answer: Never was red
Do let me know immediately you receive it. At the moment, I'm very busy here because of the investment projects which myself and the new partner are having at hand,


Andy .M. Dozie”
You clearly know this is a scam, don’t you? All the signs are there, the free email address, the email from the blue, the unbelievable nature of the email and the fact that they don’t know your name. People don’t just spontaneously get in touch and offer total strangers vast quantities of cash. It just doesn’t happen.

My suggestion is either to delete the email immediately or reply and tell this guy where he can stick his scam. Please also tell him we’re not that gullible in Botswana and that he should get a real job. Don’t feel the need to be polite.

The scammer's response goes like this:
"Good afternoon,

You are wrong i was directed by ( My boss Mr Andy Dozie) to send the $850,000 USD and the money has been issued on cheque . Let me have your address where you want to receive the cheque also your tel number is needed. As soon as i receive the information i will go to any courier delivery company and deliver the cheque to you.

Nelson Pascal"
If you feel like having some fun why don't you email "Nelson" and tell him what you think of him?

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