[Imported from Whale Oil Beef Hooked on Blogger]
I saw this article the other day and thought to myself, ha ha ha now the Nigerians can accept EftPOS and Credit Cards for their scams.
“So what we’ve done is work with this company in Sydney made up of several Nigerians living in Australia but [who] have very high level contacts to Interswitch in Lagos, and into the political arena in Nigeria.”
I bet they are high level….just imagine the Nigerian emails now.
FROM: Mr. Ben Ahore
Central Bank of Nigeria
TO: D. Umbass
I have been requested by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company to contact you for assistance in resolving a matter. The Nigerian National Petroleum Company has recently concluded a large number of contracts for oil exploration in the sub-Sahara region. The contracts have immediately produced moneys equalling US$40,000,000. The Nigerian National Petroleum Company is desirous of oil exploration in other parts of the world, however, because of certain regulations of the Nigerian Government, it is unable to move these funds to another region.
You assistance is requested as a non-Nigerian citizen to assist the Nigerian National Petroleum Company, and also the Central Bank of Nigeria, in moving these funds out of Nigeria. If the funds can be transferred to your name, in your United States account, then you can forward the funds as directed by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company. In exchange for your accomodating services, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company would agree to allow you to retain 10%, or US$4 million of this amount.
However, to be a legitimate transferee of these moneys according to Nigerian law, you must presently be a depositor of at least US$100,000 in a Nigerian bank which is regulated by the Central Bank of Nigeria.
If it will be possible for you to assist us, we would be most grateful. We suggest that you meet with us in person in Lagos, and that during your visit I introduce you to the representatives of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company, as well as with certain officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
If you are unable to meet in person, then not to worry we have now obtained very good EFTPOS technology from much good New Zealand company and can now accept credit card transaction over the Interweb.
Please call me at your earliest convenience at [Phone Number]. Time is of the essence in this matter; very quickly the Nigerian Government will realize that the Central Bank is maintaining this amount on deposit, and attempt to levy certain depository taxes on it.
Yours truly, etc.