Scammers, obviously, like living dangerously. And you know, it used to be said that the best brains are the ones who turn crooks, eventually. Today, however, it seems that being a crook has become so cheap and easy that even the un-gifted and the uncreative, the nitwits, morons or dickheads are braving it. Somehow, something must be making it attractive for them to dare do what even the very clever often fail at.
The world appears to have no more courage to enforce our long standing values. Sooner or later, when you look closely enough, you might find that even those crusading for what is right are indictable for wrong-doing. It, therefore, appears that being clean is a rare state these days. So, the crooks; knowing that society is restrained by its own lack of moral rights to act boldly against them, are getting more adventurous by the day.
The following is a quote of an e-mail I saw in my spam box from a network of crooks impersonating Mrs Farida Waziri of the Nigerian EFCC. Please, read and be enlightened.
"fromMrs. Farida Mzamber Waziri
dateTue, Mar 23, 2010 at 3:02 PM
subjectDID YOU AUTHORIZE MRS. JANET MILLER TO CLAIM YOUR FUND?
hide details Mar 23 (6 days ago)
Warning: This message may not be from whom it claims to be. Beware of following any links in it or of providing the sender with any personal information. Learn moreAttention: Beneficiary
I am Mrs. Farida Mzamber Waziri (Chairman) Efcc Investigation Office Nigeria, there is presently a counter claims on your funds by one MRS. JANET MILLER, who is presently trying to make us believe that you are dead and even explained that you entered into an agreement with her before your death, to help you in receiving your fund $10.5M So here comes the big question.
Did you sign any Deed of Assignment in favor of (MRS. JANET MILLER)?. thereby making her the current beneficiary with this following account details: MRS. JANET MILLER, AC/NUMBER: 6503809428. ROUTING/122006743, B/NAME:CITI BANK, ADDRESS:NEW YORK,USA We shall proceed to issue all payments details to the said MRS. JANET MILLER,
if we do not hear from you within the next two working days from today.However, you are advice to email the bank immediately and confirm to them also if MRS. JANET MILLER is from you or not.
1) CONTACT NAME: MR.KENNETH YINKA
2) CONTACT TELEPHONE: +234-1 743 6770
3) BANK NAME: IBTC CHARTERED BANK
4) OFFICIAL E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that you have less than 48hrs to get in contact with the paying bank before they proceed to issue all payments to the said Mrs.Miller.
Mrs. Farida Mzamber Waziri"
How are the dimwitted able to execute something as delicate as this? I think because they operate in groups. In a group the moron feeds off the brainy ones. In fact they complement themselves. They've been at it for long now. I've seen their mails impersonating the President of Nigeria, the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, and many bogus claims about my winning in promotions I never took part in.
They are all over the world, on the internet, through your mobile phone, through your use of your bank account, and the most deadly and decisive is when they get your attention face to face; they can persuade you to part with your very life. Please, beware.