28 April, 2006

Nigerians use email scams

The Washington Times, America's Newspaper, rivals Khaleej Times

How dumb is this reporting? What kind of rock have they been living under that he or she thinks this is a scoop? I got just as much scam email from Africa when I lived in the US as I do in the UAE.

Email like this spacebar-challenged person:

Mrs.Willifred Erbele writing from /Centre Hospitalier et Universitaire De Yopougon Abidjan Cote D'Ivoire.
West Africa.

Greeting to you in the name of our Lord,

I am the above named person from cote d'ivoire I am married to Mr.Lazuraus Erbele who is an Oil Consultant/Contractor with the Abidjan Cote D'Ivoire National Petrolum Corpration Ivory Coast for nine years before he died in the year 2004,We were married for eleven years without a child.

He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before his death we were both born again Christian and we worship in glourios chapel church of God. Since his death I decided not to remarry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is against.

When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of $1 Million (one million U.S. dollars)in the security company in Abidjan Cote D'Ivoire Presently,the fund is still with the security company.

Recently, my Doctor told me that i have serious sickness which is cancer problem. The one that disturbs me most is my stroke sickness but I pray to God to heal me so that I will be alive and see his work done as my late husband instructed me.

Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to a church or individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein,I want a church that will use this fund for orphanages widows,propagating the word of God and to endeavor that the house of God is maintained,The Bible made us to understand that blessed is the hand that giveth.

I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not Christians and I dont want my husband efforts to be used by unbelievers,I dont want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly way,This is why I am taking this decision,I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going,I know that I am going to be in the bosom of the Lord.

Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace I dont need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health hence the presence of my husband relatives around me always,I dont want them to know about this development, With God all things are possible.

As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the Security Company and my Doctor to communicate with them and claim the donation of the consignment by all means which no one is aware of the contents as money,it was deposited as confidential family valuables.for security reasons.

I want you and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my shephard.My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian and whoever that Wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and Truth.

Any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing for another church or individual for this same purpose.Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I Stated herein.

Hoping to receive your reply for more details and pls always put me in prayer so that our good God will heal me from my sickness.

Remain blessed in the Lord.

Yours sister in Christ,
Mrs.Willifred Erbele.
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7 comments:

nzm said...

I got this one from Arafat's widow Suha.

It came about 3 days after his death. She obviously doesn't believe in wasting time.

Anonymous said...

u would think that even with all that info,that they r scam artists,some people just don't get it!

nick said...

My goodness...quoting the Bible in an e-mail scam - Scandal!

Seabee said...

JB, it's much more sinister than dumb reporting.

The story is about how Dubai is a money-laundering centre, but the 'evidence' is nothing to do with money laundering, it's about the Nigerian scams to empty peoples' bank accounts.

The agenda of the writer & newspaper are obvious.

Hey M, I got that one too.

beef steak! said...

but is it true? about dubai being amoney laundering(?) center?

Saby.J.R said...

I have received something similar and the person has changed their name to Doris Tamo wife of Lucas Tamo.

It reads as follows:

Mrs. Doris Tamo.writing from /
Centre Hospitalier et Universitaire
De Yopougon Abidjan Cote D'Ivoire.
West Africa.
Reply to this my email box( d.tamo110@yahoo.fr).

Greeting to you in the name of our Lord,

I am the above named person from cote d'ivoire I am married to Mr. Lucas Tamo who is an Oil Consultant/Contractor with the Abidjan Cote D'Ivoire National Petrolum Corpration Ivory Coast for nine years before he died in the year 2004,We were married for eleven years without a child.

He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before his death we were both born again Christian and we worship in glourios chapel church of God. Since his death I decided not to remarry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is against.

When my late husband was alive he deposited a consignments ( one trunk box) containing the sum of $2.5MUSD (Two million Five Hundred Thousand United State. Dollars)in the security company here in Abidjan Cote D'Ivoire Presently,the fund is still in the security company.

Recently, my Doctor told me that i have serious sickness which is cancer problem. The one that disturbs me most is my stroke sickness but I pray to God to heal me so that I will be alive and see his work done as my late husband instructed me.

Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to a church or individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein,I want a church that will use this fund for orphanages widows,propagating the word of God and to endeavor that the house of God is maintained,The Bible made us to understand that blessed is the hand that giveth.

I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not Christians and I dont want my husband efforts to be used by unbelievers,I dont want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly way,This is why I am taking this decision,I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going,I know that I am going to be in the bosom of the Lord.

Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace I dont need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health hence the presence of my husband relatives around me always,I dont want them to know about this development, With God all things are possible.

As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the Security Company and my Doctor to communicate with them and claim the donation of the consignment by all means which no one is aware of the contents as money,it was deposited as confidential family valuables.for security reasons.

I want you and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my shephard.My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian and whoever that Wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and Truth.

Any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing for another church or individual for this same purpose.Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I Stated herein.

Hoping to receive your reply for more details and pls always put me in prayer so that our good God will heal me from my sickness.

Reply to this my email box( d.tamo110@yahoo.fr).

Remain blessed in the Lord.

Yours sister in Christ,
Mrs. Doris Tamo.

Saby J.R. said...

I cannot believe scammers would quote the Bible to prey on others kindness and sympathy.

This is truly disgusting behavior.

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