I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. (J.R.R.Tolkien, The Two Towers)

When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force.

Marko Kloos "Why the Gun is Civilization"

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Nigerian 419 scams

Got these two in my e-mail today. Both are classic examples of the "Nigerian 419 scams."

Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 12:48:02 +0000

Dear Friend,

Good day and Compliments,
I am writing this letter in confidence believing that if it is the wish
of God for you to help me and my family, God almighty will bless and
reward you aboundantly and you would never regreat this.

I am a female student from University of Burkina faso, Ouagadougou. I
am 25 yrs old. I'd like any person who can be caring, loving and home
oriented. I will love to have a long-term relationship with you and to know more about you. I would like to build up a solid foundation with you in time coming if you can be able to help me in this transaction.

Well, my father died earlier two months ago and left I and my junior
brother behind. He was a king, which our town citizens titled him over sixteen years before his death.

I was a princess to him and I am the only person who can take care of
his wealth now because my junior brother is still young and my mother is
not literate enough to know all my father's wealth. He left the sum of USD 7, 350, 000.00 dollars (Seven Million,Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand US Dollars)in a security company.This money was annually paid into my late fathers account from Shell petroleum development company(spdc)and chevron oil company operating in our locality for the compensation of youth and community development in our jurisdiction.

I don't know how and what I will do to invest this money somewhere in
abroad, so that my father's kindred will not take over what belongs to
my father and our family, which they were planning to do without my
present because I am a female as stated by our culture in the town.a

Now,i urgently need your humble assistance to move this money from the
security company to your bank account, That is why I felt happy when I
saw your contact because I strongly believe that by the grace of God, you will help me invest this money wisely.

I am ready to pay 20% of the total amount to you if you help us in this
transaction and another 10% interest of Annual After Income to you, for
handling this transaction for us, which you will strongly have absolute
control over.
If you can handle this project sincerely and also willing to assist me in lifting this fund, kindly reach me,

Please, note that this transaction is 100% risk free and I hope to
commence the transaction as quick as possible, I will send you my school
identification card as soon as I hear from you.

Yours sincerely,
Princess Joy Anthony.

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Subject: Your kind attention needed.
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 11:37:10 +0000

Hello Dear,

This mail might come to you as a surprise and the temptation to ignore
it as unserious could come into your mind but please consider it a divine wish and accept it with a deep sense of humility.

I am Mr. Usman Sankara, the manager in charge of Auditing department
of Bank of Africa (B.O.A)Ouagadougou Burkina Faso in West Africa, with due respect and Regard, I have decided to contact you on a business
transaction that will be very beneficial to both of us at the end of the

During our investigation and auditing in this Bank, my department came
across a very huge sum of money belonging to one of our deceased
customer who died on July 30th 2002 of a ghastly motor accident and the fund has been dormant in his account with this bank without any claim of the fund in our Custody either from his family or relation before our discovery to this development. Although personally,I keep this information secret to enable the whole plans and idea be Profitable and successful during the time of execution, the said amount
is Fifteen million three hundred thousand United States dollars(US$15.3m), as it may interest you to know, I got your impressive information on my search for a reliable partner, I contacted you to be my partner and person to be reliable and capable to champion a business of such magnitude without any problem.

Meanwhile all the arrangement to put claim over this fund as the next
of kin to the deceased, get the required approval and transfer this money to a foreign account has been put in Place and directives and needed information will be relayed to you as soon as you indicate your interest and willingness to assist me and also benefit your self to this great business opportunity, In fact I could have done this deal alone but because of my position in this country as a civil servant and we are not allowed to operate a foreign account and would eventually raise eye brow on my side during the time of transfer because I work in this bank.

This is the actual reason why it will require a second party or fellow
who will forward claims as the next of kin with affidavit of trust of oath to the bank and also present a foreign account where he will need the money to be re-transferred into on his request as it may be after due verification and clarification by the correspondent branch of the bank where the whole money will be remitted from to your own designation bank account.

I will not fail to inform you that this transaction is 100% risk free,
on smooth conclusion of this transaction, you will be entitled to 30% of
the total sum as gratification, while 5% will be set aside to take care of expenses that may arise during the time of transfer, while 65% will be for me, please you have been advised to keep "Top Secret" as I am still in service and intend to retire from service after we conclude this deal with you.

I will be monitoring the whole situation here in this bank Until you
confirm the money in your account, and ask us to come down to your country for subsequent sharing of the fund according to percentages previously indicated and further Investment, either in your country or any country you advice us to invest in and all other necessary vital information will be send to you when I hear from you.

I suggest you get back to me As soon as possible and also include your
personal phone/mobile and fax numbers for easy communication.

Yours faithfully,
Mr. Usman Sankara
The manager in charge of
Auditing department of
Bank of Africa (B.O.A)
Ouagadougou Burkina Faso.

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