the stupidest spam yet!

James Iwanek chthon at
Fri Jun 28 05:24:54 PDT 2002

got an email some time this morning from a guy calling himself daniel ike 
reckons that he wants to put 131 million us dollars in his bank account

ive never heard of a spammer who would give money away, ahh well heres the 

First, I must solicit your strictest confidence in this transaction. This is 
by virtue of its nature 
as being utterly confidential and "top secret".  We are top officials of the 
Government Contract Review Panel who are interested in importation of goods 
into our 
country with funds that are presently trapped in Nigeria. In order to 
commence this 
business, we solicit your assistance to enable us transfer into your account 
the said-trapped 

The source of the fund is as follows: During the regime of the last Military 
government of Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, government officials set up 
companies and 
awarded themselves contracts which were grossly over invoiced in various 
ministries. The 
present democratic government of President Olusegun Obasanjo set up the 
Review Panel and we have identified a lot of inflated contract funds that 
are presently 
floating in the Central Bank of Nigeria ready for payment. However, by 
virtue of our position 
as civil servants and members of this panel, we cannot acquire 
this money in our names. I have therefore been delegated as a matter of 
trust by my 
colleagues in the panel, to look for an oversea partner into whose account 
we would 
transfer the sum of US$31,320,000.00 (Thirty-One Million, Three Hundred and 
thousand United States Dollars) in which we hope to use in purchasing Agro 
equipment, and to enable us to own properties and invest in the stable 
economy of your 
country. Hence, we are sending you this email message. We have agreed to 
share the 
money thus:  

1. 20% for the account owner (you) 
2. 70% for us (the officials of the CRP) 
3. 10% to be used in settling taxation and all local and foreign expenses. 

Due to our poor Telecommunication system and for purpose of strict 
confidentiality you are 
to respond via Fax No: 234 17590503 or  e-mail:  danike at 
acknowledge receipt of this message for proper briefing on the safe modality 
for the 

Yours faithfully 
Dr. Daniel Ike
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