8th November, 2002
My favourite part of this mind blowing piece of spam stupidity is the CAPS LOCK in important words. Since when does capitals increase the faith in you? I could not have written a better example of what NOT to be fooled by myself.
I hate spam.
From: "ENGR.JOHN BELLO"
Date: tor nov 7, 2002 00:15:45 Europe/Copenhagen
Subject: urgent reply needed
STANDARD TRUST BANK LIMITED
FROM: MR.JOHN BELLO (ACCOUNTANT)
First I must solicit your confidence in this transaction, this is by
Virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and top secret.
Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one
Apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that all will be well
At the end of the day. We have decided to contact you due to the
Urgency of this transaction, as we have been reliably informed of your
Discreetness and ability in transaction of this nature.
Let me start by introducing myself properly to you. I am MR. JOHN
BELLO the Chief Accountant with the STANDARD TRUST BANK LIMITED. I
Came to know you in my Private Search for a Reliable and Reputable
Person to handle this Confidential Transaction, which involves the
Transfer of huge sum of Money to a Foreign Account requiring Maximum
THE PROPOSITION: A Foreigner an Australia, Late Eng. Steve Moore (Sir.)
an Oil Merchant with the Federal Government of Nigeria, until his death
months ago in Kenya Air Bus (A310-300) Flight KQ431, Banked with us at
STANDARD TRUST BANK LIMITED, Lagos and had a closing balance as at the
end of September, 2000 worth US$35,500,000.00 (thirty five Million five
hundred thousand United State Dollars), the bank now expects a next of
kin as beneficiary.Valuable efforts are being made by the STANDARD
TRUST BANK LIMITED to get in touch with any of the Moor's family or
relatives but to no success. It is because of the perceived possibility
of not being able to locate any of Late Engr. Steve Moore (Sir.)' s next
kin (He had no wife or child that is know to us). The Management under
the influence of our Chairman and Members of the Board of Directors,
that arrange has been made for the fund to be declared "Unclaimed" and
subsequently be donated to the trust fund for arms and ammunition to
further enhance the course of War in Africa and the World in General.
In order to avert this negative development some of my trusted
colleagues and I now seek your permission to have you stand as next of
kin to Late Engr. Steve Moore (Sir.) so that the fund US$35.5 Million
will be released and paid into your account as the Beneficiary's next
of kin. All documents and proves to enable you get his fund will be
carefully worked out. We have secure from the probate an order of
mandamus to locate any of deceased beneficiaries, and more so we are
assuring you that this business is 100% Risk Free
Your share stays while the rest be for myself and my colleagues for
investment purpose. According to agreement within both parties.
As soon as we receive an acknowledgement of receipt of this message in
acceptance of our mutual business proposal, we would furnish you with
the necessary modalities and disbursement ratio to suite both parties
with out any conflict.
While replying furnish me with your private fax and phone numbers for
MR. JOHN BELLO
STANDARD TRUST BANK LIMITED