Monday, December 10, 2007

Finally, My Ship Has Come In

A stroke of good fortune has finally come my way, via an e-mail from Mr David Bello:

AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK(A.D.B)OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA-FASO,WEST AFRICA . Dear Friend, I know that this message will come to you as a surprise. I am Mr,david bello the Assistant director foreign remittance Department African Develoment Bank (ADB) Here in Ouagadougou Burkina Faso. I Hope 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 ($14.3)million to your account within 14 banking days. This money has been dormant for years in our Bank without claim. I want the bank to release the money to you as the nearest person to our deceased customer, the owner of the account died alongwith his supposed next of kin in an air crash since July 31st 2000. I don't want the money to go into our Bank treasurer as an abandoned fund. So this is the reason why i contacted you so that the bank can release the money to you as the next of kin 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 give you full details on how the business will be executed and also note that you will have 30% of the abov
e mentioned sum if you agree to handle this business with me. Best Regards. Mr. david bello"

So soon I should be rolling in all that African money. Yippee!!


Anonymous said...

This type of scam, originally known as the "Spanish Prisoner Letter", has been carried out since at least the sixteenth century via ordinary postal mail.

According to billions of dollars have been scammed from US Citizens. It was already estimated at $5bn ten years ago when I spoke to the Fife polis about it. They had not been contacted about it before, but put me on to the Met, who knew about the scam but had no records of anyone being taken in. I suppose US Citizens getting online before most may have had something to do with it. I suspect that greed, gullibility, and willingness to participate in schemes of dubious legality also played their part.

Carrier said...

U spawny baistert Mowgli! Well done!

Orpheus H Cumlouden said...

Aye, guid research Anonymoose, bit ye could have gaun closer tae hame with the story i Mary Hellish's menage. Noo there wiz a tale i scandal an extortion.