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The Height of Spam and Scams!

Got an email titled “Urgent Assistance”. I usually delete such emails immediately and report them as spam, and so I did just that.

Contents of the email are the usual. This is not original text, but just the gyst.

Dear Friend

It is a pleasure to contact you at this important time for a possible business transaction. However, I got your information in a business directory from the Ivoirean Chamber of Commerce Industries when I was searching for a reliable,honest and trustworthy person to entrust this business with and your profile got me convinced of your wide experience in business. I am mr chisom Savimbi,a family brother to the late General Jonas Savimbi,leader of the Angolan unita rebel who was shot dead on tuesday 26th febuary 2002 by the opposing forces of Angolan army.

Well, the only part true in this entire para was the part of Jonas Savimbi. ‘Ivoirean Chamber of Commerce Industries ‘; what the hell is that? and where did they find my information from? Am I so famous. And I just learnt that I have a ‘wide experience in business’, when I have never been in any business!

Well, I would normally, have just not bothered to look further, but for something very surprising that happened. Our dear friend [email protected] from who I got this email contacted me on Yahoo! messenger:O (had got the email there).

Let me continue the email…

For the past years now our country have been in political crisis and conflits betwwen the unita rebel and goverment allied forces. As a matter of fact,before the death of General Jonas Savimbi,l was given US$15.8million dollars,45,550carat Diamond and 5400ounce Gold for the purchasing of Fire Arms and Armunations from Russia and a mini Lafeyette Frigate from Ukrain. I considered it a great opportunity as he is now late consphicated the Package and diverted it to ABIDJAN COTE DIVOIRE, in west African Nation the where it has been deposited in a Security Company on a special arrangement as a Treasure.

Wow:O Amazing amount of money haan, but the important question, “Why me?”. Well the mail continued asking my assistance to “transfer” this so called money.

Anyway, I decided to continue the conversation below. Turned out to be a very persistant guy indeed. (Oh did I forget to tell you, he claimed to be Mr.chisom Savimbi.

Well, here is the entire chat conversation:
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