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Greetings from Abidjan

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from: Willson Victor
subject: Greetings from Abidjan

Greetings from Abidjan
Before I introduce myself, I wish to inform you that this letter is not a
hoax mail and I urge you to treat it serious. We want to transfer to
overseas account ($160,000.000.00 ) One hundrend and sixty million US
DOLLARS  from a prime Bank here in Abidjan. I want to ask you, If you are
not capable to quietly look for a reliable and honest person who will be
capable and fit to provide either an existing bank account or to set up a
new Bank a/c immediately to receive this money, even an empty a/c can
serve to receive this money, as long as you will remain honest to me till
the end for this important business trusting in you and believing in God
that you will never let me down either now or in future
I am Mr. Willson Victor , presently promoted to Auditor General in one of
the banks here in Abijian cote d’ivore . During the course of our auditing
last week, I discovered a floating fund in an account opened in the bank
in 2006 and since 2009 nobody has operated on this account again, after
going through some old files in the records I discovered that the owner of
the account died without a [Heir/WILL] hence the money is floating and if
I do not remit this money out urgently it will be forfeited for nothing.
The owner of this account is Mr. Keith Lathan an American and a great
industrialist and a resident of Alaska State, who unfortunately lost his
life in the Auto crash in Alaska , which crashed on January 31 2007,
including his wife and only daughter leaving nobody to claim the money .
No other person knows about this account or any thing concerning it, the
account has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well
that the account is a secret account.
The total amount involved is One hundrend and sixty million US DOLLARS
only [160,000.000.00 DOLLARS  ] and we wish to transfer this money into a
safe foreigners account abroad. But I don’t know any foreigner; I am only
contacting you as a foreigner because this money cannot be approved to a
local person here, but to a foreigner who has information about the
account, which I shall give to you upon your positive response. I am
revealing this to you with believe in God that you will never let me down
in this business, you are the first and the only person that I am
contacting for this business, so please reply urgently so that I will
inform you the next step to take urgently. I need your strong assurance
that you will never let us down, me and a key bank official who is deeply
involved with me in this business.
I guarantee you that this transaction will be executed under a legitimate
arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. The bank
official will destroy all documents of the transaction immediately you
receive this money leaving no trace to any place. I will use my position
and influence to obtain all legal approvals for onward transfer of this
money to your account with appropriate clearance from the relevant
ministries and foreign exchange departments   At the conclusion of this
business, you will be given 30% of the total amount, 70% will be for us.
I look forward to your earliest reply,
Best Regards
Willson Victor.

March 9, 2010 - Posted by | cyber crime, Internet scam, spam and junk mail


  1. But it says right in the first line it’s not a hoax!


    Comment by Dave Brooks | March 10, 2010 | Reply

    • Dave Brooks,
      Well.. I did “treat it serious”.. but I’m afraid I must not be “reliable and honest”, as I simply could not allow such a marvelous opportunity to remain “top secret”. Someone has a chance to pocket $48,000,000, after all.

      BTW.. Lady Boyd sent me another copy of her letter.. but this time the subject line was “Hello!!!”
      … I think the Lady needs to get a new Executive Assistant.


      Comment by techpaul | March 10, 2010 | Reply

  2. Paul, you gotta check out this post from alligators:

    It gave me a chuckle!


    Comment by g | March 10, 2010 | Reply

    • g,
      I had missed that, as I haven’t had time to drop by alligators in the sewer in a long time.. so I thank you for that.


      Comment by techpaul | March 10, 2010 | Reply

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