Given he "is so intoxicated to explain" I suggest that more slightly
more restrained refinement might be in order
Forward Fee 419 scam FAIL.
He didn't even offer me the sum of $100,000,000 (ONE HUNDRED MILLION
US DOLLAR) as a sweetener to the deal...
I really don't see the motivation in sending this guy the cash - still
- we could have a whip 'round at ccp4 workshop in Jan?
(A Physics pal of mine had more fun baiting FF419ers -
2009/12/4 Bernhard Rupp <[log in to unmask]>:
> Try unrestrained refinement first.
> From: CCP4 bulletin board [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ming
> Sent: Friday, December 04, 2009 12:24 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [Bulk] [ccp4bb] PLEASE I NEED YOUR HELP.
> How are you today? May this emergency appeal finds you well,i am sorry i do
> not inform you about my travel to Africa for a program. The program is
> taking place in three major Countries in Africa which includes Ghana,Nigeria
> and South Africa. It has been a very sad and bad moment for me that the
> condition i found myself is so intoxicated to explain.I am stranded in
> Nigeria because I forgot my little bag in a taxi where my Atm card,all the
> money i have with me and some important documents are,i am so confussed
> right now that i do not know what to do or where to go.Please i need your
> urgent help to send some money to me so that i could be able to come back
> Please i need the sum of $1,500USD as a loan to enable me sort-out myself
> and confirm my Basic Travelling Allowance fees back home,but if you cannot
> come up with all the requested amount due to the short notice, kindly go
> ahead and send me any amount you can and email me the transfer details. I
> will be so grateful to receive it and i promise to pay back the money to you
> as soon as am back home.
> Kindly understand that i am in a very tight and horrible situation at the
> moment that i could not even afford to take a good meal due to the fact that
> i do not have a cent with me. I know you will never disappoint me and that
> is why i have to contact you in this regard and please as you endeavor to
> help me with this money i don't mean you should disclose my predicament to
> anybody for my personal reasons till when am successfully back home.
> However,it is not compulsory you will send me the money but if my situation
> and our good relationship touches you quickly proceed to any of the western
> union money transfer local
> stores or post office around you and transfer me the money as soon as you
> have received this emergency appeal.
> Western union money transfer is the most convenience and safety way to
> receive money here without any delay or problem.
> Below is my information where to send the money to me through western union.
> Receivers Name: Ming Zhou
> Address: 45 Awolowo Road Ikoyi
> City: Lagos Island
> State: Lagos
> Zip Code:23401
> Country: Nigeria
> After you have sent the money, kindly email me the western union transfer
> details such as:
> MTCN(Money transfer control number)
> Test Question: What is your year of birth?
> Answer: 1954
> Amount Needed: $1,500USD
> I will check my email soonest to pick up the western union transfer details
> to enable me come back home with the next available flight and i will need
> the transfer # MTCN (money transfer control number) as soon as possible.
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