This was in my inbox today. I wonder how I got on "the list"
"Very Urgent Attention,
Please permit me to introduce my humble self to you, I'm Mr. Ola Vincent I am the International Relation's Manager with African continental Bank Nig Plc. (ACB) I'm 48yrs old, I got your email address on the Internet, and my confidence reposed on you. I hope you read this message carefully and reply me immediately. Although we have not met before, but I suggest that this transaction will bring us together. My dear, we have a customer, a foreigner but based here in Nigeria, his Name is Mr. Hamilton Creek. He is from Atlanta Georgia United State of America, but based here with his wife and his two children, Mr. Hamilton has being banking with our bank for the past 4yrs, some time August 2002, Mr.Hamilton was on his way to his house, and unfortunately,Mr. Hamilton ran into a Trailer load of Groundnut Oil, and died immediately, their car got burnt, no single soul was saved, Mr. Hamilton Creek and his entire family was confirmed dead.
My Board Of Directors and Management of African continental Bank Nig Plc has mandated and instructed me to look for Mr. Hamilton Creek relation/relatives and his next of Kin to come and claim Mr. Hamilton's Fund, Since August 2003 till date, I have been looking for Mr. Hamilton creek relation's and relatives/Next of Kin to come and claim Mr.Hamilton's Fund which he deposited with our bank, I have contacted his Embassy and after 3days, his Ambassador told me that Mr. Hamilton Creek has no relation and no next of kin, their Ambassador told me that Mr. Hamilton used his first son as his next of kin, but it is quite unf> ortunate that Mr.Hamilton Creek died with all his family members. The reason why I contacted you is thus, Mr. Hamilton is dead, and his only son whom supposed to inherit his properties and money also died with him. As at this moment, nobody or person[s] coming to claim this money from our bank. The board of directors and management of our bank has told me that if nobody or person[s] apply for the claim of Mr. Hamilton Fund, the bank will return Mr. Hamilton's Fund into our Federal Reserve. In the Light of the above, I want you to stand as the Relation/relative of Late Mr.Hamilton Creek.I want you to act as the Hamilton's relation, so that you will inherit Mr.Hamilton Creek Money which he deposited with our bank, it might interest you to know that Mr. Hamilton has a Domiciliary Bank Account with our Bank and he has a total sum of US$25M Million Dollars, this is the exact amount which late Mr. Hamilton Creek has in his domiciliary Account, > and this money is still in his account as unclaimed money.This transaction is very easy and simple, and it is 100% risk free, I'm the Manager for International Relations with African continental Bank Nig Plc, and the Management and Board of Directors of t> he Bank are waiting for me to provide to them the Relation or next of Kin to late Mr.Hamilton Creek, of which I told them that I am still searching for the next of kin to the deceased.
Finally, if you are interested with this transaction, I will front you to the bank as the only next of kin to late Mr. Hamilton Creek, and I will let the bank know that you are the only right person to inherit late Mr. Hamilton Funds and properties. If you agree with me, I will present you to my bank as the rightful person/next of kin to Late Mr. Hamilton Creek, and all Mr. Hamilton Creek Properties and his Money US$25M Twenty Five Million Dollars will be transferred into your own Account as Mr.Hamilton Creek next of kin., if you are interested, just email me at email@example.com if you are interested, late Mr. Hamilton Funds will be Credited into your Account and all his Properties will be released to you either through Courier Services or the Bank will Cargo all his properties to you in any were you want it. So reply me immediatel> y and let me know what you say, feel free to ask any questions. We will share Late Mr. Hamilton Creek Funds 50-50; you will take 50% of the US$25M. Which is US$12.500,000.00 Twelve Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars, while the Balance of the same amoun> t will be mine. I will be waiting for your immediate response.
Reply your mail to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and have a nice day. Friendly Regards Mr.Ola Vincent
I'm reporting this as spam, but I doubt if it'll do the trick.
I just got one that said it was from Bank of America (where I do have an account) it had their logo on the top, and they said that someone has been trying to get into my account many times with a bad password and that they wanted me to clink on the link below or my account would be closed. I looked at the link and that's when I caught that they spelled America with a "K" Amerika!! I called the bank and they told me to forward the e-mail and they would try to trace it. It was a scam to get personal info ( SS#) from me.
I sent an email to a person that had an add on Puppy finder .com with no picture of the Yorkie that they were selling wanting to see a picture of his puppies. They were from Africia. The man posed himself as a doctor & told a sad story about his son dieing & he wanted to sell a female & a male Yorkie puppies.com. He wanted to sell be both puppies for $800 & they would ship for free from Africia to America (Madison, WI) I knew it was to good to be true.Then he wanted me to wirer money to him by Western Union. So I typed in his email address in Google & sure enough it was a scan.Please be careful because I almost did it. Here is his email address below: email@example.com Sherri
They get weirder every day. Why would Mr. Ola Vincent possibly need to tell you he is 48 years old and exactly how does a load of peanut oil (groundnut) kill you if you run into it???? Unless the person getting the email is total dope, they might as well make the subject line say "this is a scam" because there are soooo many clues in this one. It is sad that people actually fall for this crap. If anybody has a PayPal account, watch out for those emails as well. If the email does not address you by name and says "dear customer" it is not legit. It's another attempt to get personal info. Paypal will alway address you by name.