Once in a while I have this gremlins in me to just play around a little bit with scammers who write to my in-box and clotted it with junks. There are so many of these and God knows what were thinking? Do they really think people are a bunch of freakin idiots who couldnt differentiate between a genuine enquiry and well…a scam? Just recently I opened up my company email in box and found from someone claiming to be a Specialist Consultant in a consultancy company, based in London , no less.
He wrote that he had received a proposal from a client and this would, eventually will lead them to secure a business partner in my country. Total amount of money to be moved to my account would be Ten Million Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars!
Now…Ive been thinking. I have been in my kind of business for 8 years and never before in my life that Ive seen this amount of money neither have I actually counted them passing my hands.
Below, Ive posted the email in its entirety, with my reply. However, after his second reply, I could not, for the life of me, play any longer. The fun was too much for me to bear alone!
FROM Mr. MOHAMED AL-SADIK
Address: 43 Chapel Street.
Peters Field. London
The above is my details and profile, I am a specialist consultant with AL-SADIK
CONSULTANTS. Just recently we received a proposal from one of our clients
here to secure a reputable foreign partner in your country to help them move
a certain amount of money into your company’s account. I am writing therefore
to offer your assistance in the transfer if this money valued at Ten Million
Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars into your bank account which they have proposed
to invest into your company as a joint venture business.
They are willing to work on your terms and conditions.If you are interested,
kindly get in touch with me, or you can as well contact the Executor of this
project Dr. GRION GEONAH via: firstname.lastname@example.org for verifications
and not forgetting to inform him that you are from me.
N/B: PLEASE ENDAVOUR TO CONTACT ME DIRECTLY TO MY EMAIL ADDRESS AS FOLLOWS
In return, and totally excited over the prospect of investing such huge amount of money, I wrote back…
| Oct 6 (2 days ago)
|I want to invest this money in a factory that produces condoms with chilli and curry flavour. As a consultant, what do you think?
And, he promptly replied……………
We have received your email through our company email account and your idea of investing into a factory that produces condoms is good, before we contacted you we scrutinzed your profile and we hope that you will not do any thing that will bring shame to this firm.Also our client suggested that the funds should be invested into the following projects (1).Trading Industry.(2). Manufacturing Industry.(3). Transportation.(4). Real Estate.
Note we are Consultants agent here in London also as we have intially notified you that we received a proposal from one of our clients here to secure a reputable foreign partner in your country to help them move a certain amount of money valued at Ten Million Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars into your bank account which he have proposed to invest into your company as a joint venture business, regarding your email you are advised to contact the Executor of this project immediately via his contact stated below.
Name: DR. GRION GEONAH
Finally, I must let you know that my client is ready to work with you since he urged to exterblish his project in Malaysia, kindly get in touch with DR. GRION GEONAH upon the receipt of this email , he is in better position to give you every information you need for this transaction.