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Nigerian Email

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Anyone whose email address is available on the internet will eventually start getting Nigerian Scam emails.

It works like this. They say that they found you through some impressive sounding business directory. They then tell you that because of some accounting error they have some large sum of money that they want to smuggle out of the country. They ask for your help in this in exchange for a percentage of the money.

Of course, if you agreed to this scheme you'd find that things start to go wrong. Small (and gradually larger) amounts of money are needed (from you) in order to grease various palms. Of course you don't mind paying out the odd US$1000 here and there as you're soon going to be loaded.

Except, of course, you aren't going to be loaded.

i'm rich!!

Recently I've been getting a lot of these emails and it occured to me to wonder just how much money I've missed out on by ignoring them. So I've started digging some of them out of my mail archives.

Bear in mind that this is a work in progress and that I've been getting them in very large numbers over the last few months so the final total will be much bigger. I've also deleted quite a few of them over the years.

Date Who From Amount (US$) % Cut (US$)
1999-01-01 "Dr Mrs Mariam Abacha" <konzult500@post.com> Nigeria 65,000,000 25 16,250,000
2001-04-30 "alhaji jubril tamata" <alhaji@rediffmail.com> Kano, Nigeria 30,000,000 20 6,000,000
2001-06-09 "MR. EDWARD OKOH." <okoh03@email.com> Nigeria 21,320,000 20 4,264,000
2002-03-23 Eric Brian <nonso200_3@yahoo.com> Jo'burg, South Africa 152,000,000 35 53,200,000
2002-04-06 "Dr. Adebayo Jones" <adebayojones1@yahoo.co.uk> Nigeria 25,000,000 30 7,500,000
2002-04-27 "dr.Adebayo Jones" <abj002@consultant.com> South Africa 27,500,000 20 5,500,000
2002-04-30 "Barrister Bennard Ogodo" <ben_ogodo@qrio.com> Nigeria 75,000,000 20 15,000,000
2002-04-30 "yaro usman" <yaro@law.com> Lagos, Nigeria 19,300,000 30 5,790,000
2002-04-30 "olu_ken@swirve.com" <olu_ken@swirve.com> Lagos, Nigeria 51,500,000 20 10,300,000
2002-05-02 "DR.MRS.MARIAM ABACHA" <maria1ng@lycos.com> Nigeria 24,000,000 20 4,800,000
2002-05-03 "Mr.Alex Bioku" <biokualex@hongkongmail.com> Lagos, Nigeria 21,500,000 30 6,450,000
2002-05-04 Abdul Tukur <abdul_tukur007@yahoo.com> Nigeria 50,000,000 20 10,000,000
2002-05-06 "Dr Adebayo Jones" <abj2020uk@yahoo.co.uk> Nigeria 25,000,000 30 7,500,000
2002-05-06 Mrs Mariam Abacha usmanattah@25419.com Nigeria 55,800,000 20 11,160,000
2002-05-07 "Mrs. Susan Savimbi" <susansavimbi_1972@yahoo.com> Angola 5,300,000 15 795,000
2002-05-11 "dr.owens wiwa" <dr.owens@ogoniland.zzn.com> Nigeria 29,000,000 10 2,900,000
2002-05-16 "OLUFEMI KENNETH IGE" <olu_ken2@excite.com> Lagos, Nigeria 51,500,000 20 10,300,000
2002-05-22 "PRINCE Ubong.K.Abbot" <ukabbot2@yahoo.com> Eleme, Nigeria 80,000,000 20 16,000,000
2002-06-01 "COL.HASSAN LUMUMBA (RTD)" <hlumus505@hotvoice.com> DR Congo 15,000,000 20 3,000,000
2002-06-04 "DR. MARK OKORO." <dr_okoro01@techemail.com> Nigeria 21,320,000 20 4,264,000
2002-06-04 "DR. NKEM OGE" <nkemoge@inbox.lv> Lagos, Nigeria 35,500,000 207,100,000
2002-06-06 "DR.MRS.MARIAM ABACHA" <firstladymariam@talk21.com> Nigeria 24,000,000 20 4,800,000
2002-06-10 "Dr. Adebayo Jones" <abj2000@mail.com> Nigeria 25,000,000 30 7,500,000
Total Cut: 220,373,000

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