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Aren't I the lucky one?

Funny what you find in your spam mail, this weeks mail has broadened my horizons to include penis enlargement treatment, a link to a young lady of dubious morals and, wait for the drum roll, a lady offering me a swift card. I'm so thrilled, I've been picked out with 99 other lucky souls to share in USD4,500,000 and to be given, gratis, a swift card enabling me to obtain a maximum of USD 5,000 per day from any ATM in any part of the world. I'm a little concernend about the detail though. This very nice lady has promised me my card via UPS but then tells me that she's only signed a contract until 5th December of last year, damn, I knew there would be a catch.

So for the weekend funny bone, here's the mail in full-


FROM THE DESK OF FARIDA WAZIRI.CHAIRMAN ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION(EFCC) FOREIGN OPERATIONS DEPT, NIGERIA PLC,LAGOS-NIGERIA.  Notification of payment by ATM Master Credit Card. Attn: Dear Beneficiary, I am Mrs.Farida Waziri the acting chairman of ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION (EFCC). EFCC in alliance with economic community of West African states (ECOWAS) with head Office here in Nigeria. We have been working towards the eradication of fraudsters and scam Artists in Western part of Africa With the help of United States Government and the United Nations We have been able to track down so many of this scam artist in various parts of west African countries which includes (NIGERIA, REPUBLIC OF BENIN, TOGO, GHANA, CAMEROUN, AND SENEGAL, abijan) and they are all in our custody here in Lagos Nigeria. We have been able to recover so much money from these scam artists. The United Nation Anti-crime commission and the United State Government have Order the money recovered from the Scammers to be shared among 100 Lucky people around the globe. This mail is been directed to you because your email address was found in one of the scam Artists file and computer hard disk in our custody here in Nigeria. You are therefore be compensated with $4.5 Million Dollars. Who claims that they are barristers/bank officials Lottery Agents who has money for transfer or want you to be the next of kin of such funds which do not exist. Since your name appeared among the beneficiaries who will receive a compensation of $4.5 Million we have arranged your payment through our swift card payment center, Feel free to contact the processing officer Dr Kingsley Chuks the swift card has been specially prepared to enable you withdraw your money in any ATM machine in any part of the world, but the maximum is Five Thousand Dollars Only per day. Because we have signed a contract with UPS which should expired December 5th 2010. Below are few list of tracking numbers you can track from UPS website to confirm people like you who have received their payment successfully. Name :William QuiringUPS Tracking Number: 1Z388VT40193510200 ( Name: Charles DickUPS Tracking Number:1Z388VT40191983418 ( Name: Angie MooreUPS Tracking Number:1Z388VT40194678976( Name :Jevaughn BarnesUPS Tracking Number:1Z388VT40190533987 ( Name :Sharon Lee McCartyUPS Tracking Number:1Z388VT40192092398 ( .................................................................................................... Name : Donna L. Vargas:UPS Tracking Number: A3722239171 ( : Rovenda Elaine Parsey:UPS Tracking Number:A3722239055 ( are advice to contact, processing officer Dr Kingsley Chuks with your provided information's required. CONTACT PERSON: Dr Kingsley ChuksCONTACT ADDRESS:  Provide the information bellow to allow him prepare your card including your Pin. 1)YOUR FULL NAME2)YOUR RECEIVING ADDRESS3)YOUR PROFESSION4)YOUR ID/AGE.5)YOUR PHONE AND FAX NUMBER Best Regard, Mrs. Farida Waziri(Acting Chairman EFCC)


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A Finextra member
A Finextra member 20 May, 2011, 20:28Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Had me going til I saw the Yahoo address.

Seriously - enlighten me as to the point of luring you to a UPS tracking site?

Roy McPherson

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