Skip to comments.Lowbridge scams the Nigerian 419 Email Scammers
Posted on 05/16/2004 2:37:38 AM PDT by lowbridge
Okay, to be more exact, this email scammer is NOT Nigerian, but from Abidjan. However, I do have a few Nigerians "on the hook" as we speak. I'll see how those pan out, and will post them on my site if they turn out any good.
Why would I want hamburger from the Death Star when I can get Prime Rib in Nigeria?
Subject: Nigerian Astronaut Wants To Come Home
Dr. Bakare Tunde
Astronautics Project Manager
National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA)
Garki, Abuja, FCT NIGERIA
Dear Mr. Sir,
REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE-STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
I am Dr. Bakare Tunde, the cousin of Nigerian Astronaut, Air Force Major Abacha Tunde. He was the first African in space when he made a secret flight to the Salyut 6 space station in 1979. He was on a later Soviet spaceflight, Soyuz T-16Z to the secret Soviet military space station Salyut 8T in 1989. He was stranded there in 1990 when the Soviet Union was dissolved. His other Soviet crew members returned to earth on the Soyuz T-16Z, but his place was taken up by return cargo. There have been occasional Progrez supply flights to keep him going since that time. He is in good humor, but wants to come home.
In the 14-years since he has been on the station, he has accumulated flight pay and interest amounting to almost $ 15,000,000 American Dollars. This is held in a trust at the Lagos National Savings and Trust Association. If we can obtain access to this money, we can place a down payment with the Russian Space Authorities for a Soyuz return flight to bring him back to Earth. I am told this will cost $ 3,000,000 American Dollars. In order to access the his trust fund we need your assistance.
Consequently, my colleagues and I are willing to transfer the total amount to your account or subsequent disbursement, since we as civil servants are prohibited by the Code of Conduct Bureau (Civil Service Laws) from opening and/ or operating foreign accounts in our names.
Needless to say, the trust reposed on you at this juncture is enormous. In return, we have agreed to offer you 20 percent of the transferred sum, while 10 percent shall be set aside for incidental expenses (internal and external) between the parties in the course of the transaction. You will be mandated to remit the balance 70 percent to other accounts in due course.
Kindly expedite action as we are behind schedule to enable us include downpayment in this financial quarter.
Please acknowledge the receipt of this message via my direct number 234 (0) 9-234-2220 only.
Yours Sincerely, Dr. Bakare Tunde
Astronautics Project Manager
I wish I could see the scenes at the Western Union locations as they tried to claim the money.
bumped bookmarked and please put me on the ping list .... this is a classic
If the "lawyer" is to be believed, he went to every single WU location in his city: ",this money was not fund from all the western union office located in the city.so i don't know where else to go."
This is part of the fun. Sending them on wild goose chases to Western Union offices, airports, hotels, other cities, etc. As long as they think you got money for them, they'll go anywhere you tell them. This also wastes THEIR time when they could be using the time to more productively scam other people who are naive and can be cheated.
Thanks for the laugh!
ping me with updates please.
You're funny AND smart! Deadly combination in a man! LOL!
Thanks for sharing this
You made my Sunday morning. Thanks for the laugh!
Ping me with updates please.
Just be careful. (and I hope you're notifying the proper authorities...)
Please ping me for updates.
Dude, I'm dyin' here... hahahahah
Pretty funny stuff but man, you got too much time on your hands.
Man, you are too much. Very funny.
Have you seen this? ISH all the way!
If we have a Hall of Fame around here, you are in!!!
I spoke to your lawyer. He says imperial credits are almost as worthless as old republic credits on Tatooine. I do know a space slug who can help you though. He has many contacts. email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep on Forcing
"Whachoo talkin' 'bout, Lowbridge?!"
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