I’ve received some really bad Nigerian 419 scams over the last few years and a few that made me laugh.
Not many have me ROTFL – that’s rolling on the floor laughing for you in the corner with the baboon face and hairy nose.
But this one landed in my inbox this morning and it just made me, well, ROTFL.
Have a read and enjoy:
From: Duff Harold [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: 22 February 2011 01:54
Subject: Re: YOUR $7.5M CONTRACT PAYMENT
49, Featherstone Street,
LONDON, EC 1Y 8SY
Telephone: + 44 203 286 1573
Fax: 44 207 901 6603
We the entire members of the Royal House of Treasury, on behalf of the Government of Great Britain, under the auspices of the Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth of England II held a meeting this week concerning payment, both foreign and local contractors and some inheritance funds which were not released to the right benefactors Her Royal Majesty, has just informed this office (Royal House of Treasury) that All the listed contractors and Inheritance funds benefactors which their CONTRACT PAYMENT SUM AND INHERITANCE FUNDS were not paid to should be released to them with effect.
We discovered that your payment listed to us Seven million five hundred thousand dollars US$7.5M) approximately Four million Great Britain Pounds (GBP 4M), you are advised to respond with effect so that we will process your payment to be made in any form you wish to receive your funds.
Kindly respond to this office so that your payment will be process and transferred under 72hours of receiving this email, you can contact us on this telephone number + 44 203 286 1573 for a voice confirmation.
On going through files yesterday, we discovered that your file was dumped untreated, so at this juncture, we apologize for the delay of your payment and please stop communicating with any office now and attention to the appointed office below for you to receive your payment accordingly.
Now your new Payment Reference No.-35460021, Allocation No: 674632 Password No : 339331 ,Pin Code No: 55674 and your Certificate of Merit Payment No : 103 , Released Code No: 0763; Immediate Telex confirmation
No: 1114433 ;Secret Code No: XXTN013, Having received these vital payment number, therefore You are qualified now to received and confirm Your payment with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland immediately within 72hours You are directed to reconfirm your full detailed information, as stated:
FULL NAME, HOME ADDRESS, PROFESSION and MARITAL STATUS, AGE, HOME PHONE NUMBER and CELL PHONE NUMBER as well as time to call you on the phone.
And please kindly respond back to this email: email@example.com
For Royal House of Treasury