Thursday, July 26, 2007
In the money
It looks like I will now never have to worry about money again, for I soon will be coming into billions, perhaps trillions of dollars. For some unknown reason, my yahoo email address has stopped spamblocking all of the Nigerian 419 scam emails, and for the past several days I have been getting flooded with them. I started keeping track of the amounts I was going to get yesterday morning, with the goal of posting this in a week, but after only 24 hours, it started getting too ridiculous. So here is a day's worth of loot that I'm going to receive:
$46 Million from Mikhail Khordokovsky, jailed head of Yukos Oil
$500,000 from Mr. James Morgan (deceased) who apparently knew me.
$25.5 Million from the Equitorial Trust Bank, PLC in Nigeria
$850,000 from the Global Company
$400,000 from Mr. Fred Clean in Nepal
15 Million Euros from the 'July Category 'A' draw'
An unspecified amount from the Central Bank of Nigeria
GBP 850 Million from the Microsoft email lottery promotion (this is close to $2 Billion dollars)
$950,000 from the Global Max Courier Company Benin
$3.2 Million from a woman in the Ivory Coast whose family was killed in Darfur, for me to use:
'...I have prayed and I told God to direct me to an honest Person whom God will use to handle this funds for the less privileged people ,offernage, displace and mother less baby home to receive this fund and utilize it for things that will glorify the name of God. After my prayers...'
$900,000 from John Basil in Benin
GBP1 Million from the Microsoft Lottery Corporation in England
$1.5 Million from Mr. Howard Ferraro who is a 'Spanish base business man.'
'$21,437,000.00 Million' (which if it's not a typo is over 21 trillion dollars) as the next of kin of the late Ronald Lake and his wife who used to work with Frank Howard Allen Realtors.
and my personal favorites:
$1 Million from the UN and Central bank of Nigeria 419 Scam Victims compensation fund, and
$35 Million from the Global Exchange Bank in Nigeria. I have been made aware of this through the 'Nigerian Investigation Department Ant-Fraud [sic] Unit':
'...BEWARE OF HOODLUMS...Based on the finding in this investigastion department we wish to warn you against some touts. We have been informed that some touts are contating you in respect to the collection of your fund in the total sum of $35 Million U.S.A Dollars that was long approved in your favour through the Global Exchange Bank of Nigeria. As a matter of fact we have been on this investigation assignments for some time codely known to no one but the Presidency and some top government official who are in support of this investigation team to help stop fraudalent activities in this country.
Although we have been able to come up with some good result about the people that have extorted money from you illegally and i wish to list them so that you will personally indicate them by writting back because we want to make your paymen to you without any delay but we must surely deal and bring this names to book if only you will indicate correctly any of them...'
So now I'm going to start up the spam blocking process again for these emails. After all, once you've got 21 trillion dollars, trying to acquire more is just plain greedy.