One of the funniest Nigerian emails yet...

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  1. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    One of the funniest Nigerian emails I have received to date :D
    Complete with an "official" masthead

    Click for larger version to read... and tell me what part you find to be the funniest part for you. For me, it is where it says "get back to me if the name above is yours..." while the name above is "Dear sir / madame"

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  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I lol'd. Especially like him telling me to ignore the other emails and the cc's were a nice touch.
     
  3. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    I find the CCs on the bottom hilarious ... the FBI and the Attorney General? :cool:

    The guy who wrote it is probably the smartest guy in his village ... folk hero status.
     
  4. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    You know it's legit when the FBI is CC'd.

    If you don't want to take advantage of this amazing deal, I will. After all, it is from the United Nation. All the other nations be darned.
     
  5. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    I really do wish there were statistics on how many people actually fall for this type of letter. It's almost illegible, and obviously a complete scam. But I would bet you my life savings that there are a decent number of people who respond.
     
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    If you don't not do this then you aren't not an idiot.
     
  8. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    I love all the CC: at the end. I'm glad they are really getting the word out on this important matter.
     
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    Of course you can!
     
  12. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    The cc'ed addresses were a nice touch!

    Ignoring other scam artists is funny. Guess they are not playing fair! :D

    I would be curious to see as well.
     
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    Interesting that they got the AG's name right, but CC'd the "Anti Fraud Unite USA" and "Nigerian President". :D
     
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    Dawg,

    Forward me email one that now. I must take advantage of before they gave away all monies.

    :D
     
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    Finally! I never thought I'd get paid for my troubles. (Paid in monies, of course).
     
  16. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    If you want to have some fun with them, you could run a 419 Eater type revenge on them. :)

    Some of the stuff they con these con men into doing is great.
     
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    Lol. :D I personally, I like the "Anti Fraud Unite" very much. And of course the e-mail address. :)
     
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    Now that I think about it, probably a good idea to get in early! :p :D
     
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    There is an ad campaign in British Columbia currently whose theme is "Imagine if we believed everything we heard"...

    One of the ads shows two fellows talking about how going to be rich.

    It's related to this thread, and funny. YouTube link here.
     
  22. karsten macrumors 6502a

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    i found a scam running from craigslist for free puppies, some guy who moved to africa and would send the dogs back over here. that was new to me.
     
  23. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    LOLOLOLOL

    The best touch is the professional heading and lovely grammar. I love the CCs. I wonder when it says FBI who they intend to send it to?
     
  24. carlgo macrumors 68000

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    I also would like to know how well they do with these! Have to get an incompetent person now and then.

    But...there was a cartoon, a huge sailing yacht in a tropical paradise. The balloon says: "Well, I got an email from Nigeria...".
     

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