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A google-able Nigerian Money Scam?

Most Nigerian money scam emails contain nonsense names, fictional details, but this one actually has a little ring of reality to it:

Dear Sir/Madam

I am Dora Baciro Dabo a 24 years old daughter of the late Baciro Dabo, i write to plead with you to be my trustee and guardian for a handsome reward, as the bank has asked me to provide somebody who will stand as my trustee to enable them release my inheritance worth ($3,200,000.00) which was left for me by my father, late Baciro Dabo, the former Territorial Administration Minister and the presidential aspirant in Guinea-Bissau who was brutally killed on Friday 5Th June 2009, iam ready to give you %30 of the total sum if accepted, please get back to me for more information on this proposal.

Dora Baciro Dabo

Turns out there really was a Presidential candidate, killed on June 5th, 2009, by the name of Baciro Dabo. Nicely done, whoever you are; you may actually score some sucker with your stinking lies.

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A new twist

Here’s a new twist on the Nigerian bank scam email, this time tugging at one’s sympathy AND one’s desire to do something charitable:

Hello. My name is Mubaraq Ahmed, an Oil & Gas merchant in U.A.E. I’av been diagnosed with prostate and esophageal Cancer that was discovered very late due to my laxity in caring for my health. It has defiled all form of medicine and right now, I have only about a few days to live according to medical experts; I need your help in distributing my funds to charities as I have no family.if you can help me you will take 20% out of the funds and give 80% to the local charities of your choice. If you can help respond back to me on my private email: Regards, Mubaraq Ahmed

Of course, what’s stopping him from just giving the money directly, himself, perhaps in his own country, is beyond me. Will wonders never cease?

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