Thursday, February 28, 2008


In all my years on the internet (since 1993) I have never, ever received that Nigerian bank scam email.

At last, I've got one, although it's a variation of it involving Gambia. I've finally joined the club, how exciting! I'll say no more, let the spam speak for itself:

My dear, I am miss Melina Salman from Juba, Sudan, presently in the Gambia prison, single and 19 years old. After accessing your details in the internet site i copied out only your email address. Immediately after going through your information i made up my mind to contact you for long term relationship, because you are my choice of trust and i see nothing wrong with the choice that i have made in you. Now that i am in a state of absolute confusion I must let you know that my daddy was the Financial controller to the Common Wealth North African Region.
About my parents; My mummy died in labour when she was giving birth to a baby in the hospital in Juba, and both my mummy and the baby died together, then i was only 11 years of age. My daddy died in a car accident and the car driver that jammed my daddy's car ran away and my daddy's lawyer and my daddy's brother are among the suspects, and they are all against me because of my daddy's properties in Sudan.The following information is my purpose of choosing you. Before my daddy died he made me the beneficiary of the amount of 9 Million gbp£ in his account with Islamic Bank in Dakar, Senegal. On my way travelling to Dakar, Senegal i arrived this country called Gambia on transit, on the same night i arrived Gambia i was attacked by 2 big boys in my guest house (hotel) room, they robbed me, collected my hand bag that contained all my travelling money, as if that was not enough, they tried to rape me so i collected the nearest object in the room and heated one of them on the head and shouted to the hearing of the neighbouring compounds and people came out and descended on the criminals, the next morning the police came to the guest house and arrested me, since then i have been kept under awaiting trial here in this central prison Gambia because the criminal i heated paralysed as a result of the severe beating given to him by the neighbourhood.
I am among the girls newly appointed to head the girls sector in this prison, hence i have the advantage to use the prison computer to communicate with you, and i will be very glad to also have a detailed information about you. From here i communicated with Islamic bank and they said that because of the written agreement that my daddy signed with them that i must be present in their bank to withdraw the money by myself OR that i should appoint a foreign partner who will receive the money on my behalf. the money is my only hope in life. as soon as Islamic Bank transfers the money into your bank account, you will use some of the money to get me out of here, then the same week of my release you will fly down here in Gambia and i and you will depart to your home in your country together.
If you cannot come to gambia you will send down enough money from my money in your account for my freedom and my journey to meet you in your country airport and you will be at your airport to welcome me. I want you to help me receive the amount and also be my financial and investment manager. I dont want islamic bank to transfer all the money at the same time, i want the bank to transfer only 4.5 million first and after they will transfer the remaining 4.5 million.
I am waiting your reply
Miss Melina Salman

1 comment:

ProblemWithCaring said...

broke your cherry eh?

(and here I thought dateline's to catch an internet thief, put them outta business...)

hey, at this point, its a better investment than real estate - am i right? haha.

also - nice blog