We all know that a good percentage of Nigerians spend their days doing dodgy email scams. And who can blame them when it is estimated that American alone chokes up $200 million a year. I one case they even convinced a Brazilian to send $242 million dollars for a ‘new airport’.
I sold a couple of mobiles on Ebay recently and received several emails from Nigerian’s who wanted to order several phones at well over their saleable value. This is an obvious scam where I ship them phones and they pay via some service that doesn’t work or seems like it works and then doesn’t once the phones are shipped. The lowest of these approaches is the one below where they tried to use the recent tragic tsunami disaster in the con.
HELLO SELLER, I AM A PASTOR IN A CHURCH IN AMERICA, AM NOW IN INDONENISIA COS WE HAVING A PARISH THERE SO AHVE COME TO MEET SOME OF OUR MEMBERS WHO LOST THERE FAMILIES IN TSUNAMI CRISIS MOST ESPECIALLY MY PASTOR WHO WAS KILL BY THE CRISIS, AND WIFE AND FAMILIES RE IN AFRICA (NIGIRIA). SO I WILL LIKE TO BUY TWO OF THIS ITEM FOR HIS WIFE AND HIS ELDER SON WHO RE MANAGING A SCHOOL IN NIGERIA. SO I WANT THEM TO BE USING THIS ITEM TO BE COMUNICATION WITH THE REST OF FAMILIES IN INDONESIA. I WILL BE PAYNNG FOR THIS ITEM THROUGH BIDPAY WESTERN UNION AUCTION PAYMENT. I WILL BE PAYING 192.50 FOR EACH ITEM. IF YOU RE INTERESTED IN SELLING THIS ITEM PLS IMMEDIATELY BECAUSE THEY NEED IT VERY URJENTLY BEFORE NEXT WEEK TUESDAY. PLS IF YOU RE MAILING ME BACK CALCULATE THE ITEM SHIPPING VIA DHL OR FEDEX. BEST REGARD. PASTOR JUVENILE..
What a pack of wankers.