I just got one of these typical Nigerian millionaire/lottery emails, but this one is actually amusing.
I'm just putting in excerpts as it just goes on and on, but I'll put ...... where the edits are and parenthesis () when I can't resist commenting. Enjoy.
(Get the subject line:
Subject: YOU ARE WON CLAIM YOUR PRIZE
ACCREDITED LICENSED AGENT MR VAN BART TWIST H. TO EUROPA ATLANTIC
SECURITY FIRM LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL.
Sir/Madam (oh, you mean you don't know my name?)
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the
Lottery Winners International programs held on the 28th april, 2004.
e-mail address attached to ticket number with serial number
drew lucky numbers which consequently won in the
2nd category, you have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out (?) of US$1000,000.00 (one million United States Dollars) CONGRATULATIONS!!! Due to mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you ..(blah, blah)...
This lottery was promoted and sponsored by presidents of the World Largest softwares, (Soft--wares? Does that mean their impotent?).......
"To file for your claim, please contact our FIDUCIAL (what is a Fiduc?)Agent MR. VAN BART TWIST (and shout)of the EUROPA ATLANTIC
SICURITY (as in sic-semper...) FIRM LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL.
"Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications. please remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all
correspondence (to speed up our money launderings)
yours, Mrs. J. so in so