Friday, December 29, 2006

The latest Nigerian scamorama
In which a Third World criminal with limited English has the cheek to impersonate an English noble or at least the widow of a knight or baronet:
From: Lady Toreth Hughes
52 Oxford Street,
I know of course the famous and bustling Oxford Street in London but does the imposter? Apparently not. It’s simply in England, which is like writing ‘Sunset Boulevard, United States’.
Here writes Lady Toreth Hughes, suffering from cancerous ailment.
And bad grammar.
I am married to Sir Richard Hughes an Englishman who is dead.
Charming in a macabre ‘Addams Family’ or even fittingly Pythonish way (like the dead parrot).
My husband was into private practice all his life before his death. Our life together as man and wife lasted for three decades without child. My husband died after a protracted illness. My husband and I made a vow to uplift the down-trodden and the less-privileged individuals as he had passion for persons who can not help themselves due to physical disability or financial predicament. I can adduce this to the fact that he needed a Child from this relationship, which never came.

When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of 20 Million (20 Million Great Britain Pounds Sterling which were derived from his vast estates and investment in capital market) with his bank here in UK. Presently, this money is still with the Bank.

Recently, my Doctor told me that I have limited days to live due to the cancerous problems I am suffering from. Though what bothers me most is the stroke that I have in addition to the cancer. With this hard reality that has befallen my family, and me I have decided to donate this fund to you and want you to use this gift which comes from my husbands effort to fund the upkeep of widows, widowers, orphans, destitute, the down-trodden, physically challenged children, barren-women and persons who prove to be genuinely handicapped financially.

I took this decision because I do not have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are bourgeois and very wealthy persons and I do not want my husband's hard earned money to be misused or invested into ill perceived ventures. I do not want this money to be misused hence the reason for taking this bold decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I do not need any telephone communication in this regard due to my deteriorating health and because of the presence of my husband's relatives around me. I do not want them to know about this development.

As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the bank in UK. I will also issue you a Letter of Authority that will empower you as the original beneficiary of this fund. My happiness is that I lived a life worthy of emulation. Please assure me that you will act just as I have stated herein. Hope to hear from you soon.

You can contact me through my personal email address:

Lady Toreth Hughes
Needless to say I sent this charming titled woman my bank-account routing number straightaway. :)

This is even more old-school (insert appropriate hip-hop hand motion here) than being phished or ‘I made you a mix tape’.

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