I got this yesterday in my email. Totally stoked about the cashola coming my way and the fact the Secretary General of the United Nations cares enough to contact me personally. That was really nice of him.
It's about time the UN cracked down on those 419 scams and repaid the good, hardworking folks who, through no fault of their own, have fallen victim to these unscrupulous con men.
This is an exact copy of the email...minus a few details in the mailto links. The spacing, spelling and stylization are exactly the way they are in the email I received. Now, just because I'm sharing this with you, that doesn't mean I trust you not to jump my claim and grab my BANKDRAFT Cheque by trying to pass yourself off as me. That's why the mailto links have been slightly modified.*
From: Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon email@example.com
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
ATTENTION:BENEFICIARY, How are you today? Hope all is well with you and family?, You maynot understand why this mail came to you.We have been having a meeting forthe passed 7 months which ended 2 days ago with the then secretary to theUNITED NATIONS. This email is to all the people that have been scammed inany part ofthe world, the UNITED NATIONS have agreed to compensate them with thesum of
((US$ 450,000 FOUR HUNDREND AND FIFTYTHOUSAND DOLLARS)) Thisincludes every foreign contractors that may have not received
their contract sum, and people that have had an unfinished transactionorinternational businesses that failed due to Government problems etc.Wefound your name in our list and that is why we are contacting you,thishave been agreed upon and have been signed.You are advised to contact MrJim Ovia of our paying center in Africa,as he is our representative inNigeria, contact him immediately for your Cheque/International Bank Draftof ((US$450,000 FOUR HUNDREND AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS)) This funds arein a Bank Draft for security purpose ok? so hewill send it to you and youcan clear it in any bank of your choice.
Therefore, you should send him your full Name and telephone numberyourcorrect mailing address where you want him to send the Draft to you.
Contact Mr. Jim Ovia immediately for yourCheque: Person to Contact: Mr Jim Ovia
YOU ARE ADVISED TO FURNISH HIM WITH THIS BELOW INFORMATION:
1. YOUR FULL NAME.
2. SHIPPING ADDRESS.
3. TELEPHONE NUMBER(CELL PHONE IF ANY)
4. AGE AND MARITAL STATUS.
6. A COPY OF YOUR ID Thanks and God blessyou and your family.
Hoping to hear from you as soon as you cash your BankDraft.
Making the world a better place. Regards,
Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.
Well, I'm off to send my personal information to the UN's paying center in Nigeria. The first round's on me once I get my BANKDRAFT.**
*They've also been modified just in case some stupid motherfucker reads this, doesn't get the joke and tries to claim the money. You can never predict the ability of stupid people in large numbers to do dumb things...and then sue me for their own lack of brains.
**Seriously, I will buy a round for everyone once I get my money from the UN's Nigerian paying center. Would I lie?