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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Dr CO Marthins wants to know my religion

It's comforting in a weird sort of way that...like the changing of the seasons, like the coming of the holiday season, like the inexorability of Scranton's city government to function...there are still laughably bad Internet scams still out there.

From my Hotmail account, I give you Dr CO Marthins...




FROM THE DESK OF DR.CO MARTHINS
The Head of File and Auditing Department,
BANK OF AFRICA (B.O.A)
Ouagadougou Burkina-Faso (West Africa)
REMITTANCE OF US$25,300 million
CONFIDENTIAL IS THE CASE. VERY URGENT ATTENTION
This message might meet you in utmost surprise, however, it's just my Urgent need for foreign partner that made me to contact you for this transaction I am a banker by profession from Burkina Faso in West Africa and currently holding the post of director Auditing and accounting unit of the bank.
I have the opportunity of transferring the left over Funds ($25.300 million) of one of my bank clients who died Along with his entire family in a plane crash.
Hence, I am inviting you for a business deal where this money can be shared between us in the ratio of 50/40 while 10% will be mapped out for expenses. I will like to inform you that this transaction is 100% risk free, WHILE further details of the transfer will be forwarded to you as soon as I receive your return mail. And also promise me that you will not disappoint me when this fund hits your account.
Meanwhile the World Bank Group has mandated the BANK OF AFRICA Burkina Faso to release this unclaimed fund immediately when the next of kin is discovered with due application.
This payment will be effected through Swift Telegraphic Transfer in conjunction with the support of the World Bank.
Your Urgent response is needed for immediate transfer of this fund IN TO YOURRECEIVING BANK ACCOUNT.
(FILL THIS FORM BELLOW PLEASE AND RESEND IT TO ME).
1) Your Full Name.............................
2) Your Age....................................
3) Marital Statuses............................
4) A copy of your photo identity
5) Your Cell Phone Number......................
6) Your Country................................
7) Your Occupation.............................
8)  Sex....................................
9) Your Religion...............................
Please keep this proposal as a top secret and delete if you are not interested.
Regards,
Dr.co Marthins
Bank Of Africa, Burkina Faso-West Africa.

1 comment:

Gort said...

I got the same email and a few others along the same lines. What is amazing is that people still fall for this nonsense