Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The UK 419 scammers

If you've been using the web and email for any amount of time then the chances are you've had a 419 scam email drop into your inbox at some time. If you don't know what this type of scam is then head over to 419eater to find out more.

It would seem that the UK scammers are fed up with the nigerians getting all the attention and have started to send out the following email:

Dear Sir,

I am Abacha Blair, nephew of the Head of State and Commander In Chief of the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom.We have come into £14,000,000 (Fourteen Million Pounds) which has been lent to us by noble supporters of the regime, which we must transfer to an account in your country before it is found by agents of the security services (The Electoral Commission, Parliamentary Standards Committee and Scotland Yard).

These moneys must only be used for the doing of good works which is why we have contacted you as an upstanding member of the community. As a trusted individual, please send us your bank account details and we will TRANSFER IMMEDIATELY the sum of £14 Million UK Dollars into your account.

It is very important that you only spend these moneys on community benefit projects although as a consideration we will pay you a HANDLING FEE of 20% (TWENTY PER CENT) and nominate you for a PEERAGE in the HOUSE OF LORDS in the British Parliament.Please send your BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS today as it is urgent that you help us in the doing of these good works.Thank you many times for your kind assistance which God will thank you for

Yours sincerely

Abacha Blair

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