Pete, drop everything and get over here as fast as you can!
We can make our fortunes in Nigeria. The call was from my lawyer. I am a geologist specializing in the analysis of oil exploration results. So at the smell of this oil rag, I was in my car zooming across town at a high rate of knots. I burst into his office and without a word he tossed a letter across the desk.
FROM: Mr. Ben Ahore
Central Bank of Nigeria
I have been requested by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company to contact you for assistance in resolving a matter. The Nigerian National Petroleum Company has recently concluded a large number of contracts for oil exploration in the sub-Sahara region. The contracts have immediately produced moneys equaling US$40,000,000.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Company is desirous of oil exploration in other parts of the world; however, because of certain regulations of the Nigerian Government, it is unable to move these funds to another region.
Your assistance is requested as a non-Nigerian citizen to assist the Nigerian National Petroleum Company, and also the Central Bank of Nigeria, in moving these funds out of Nigeria. Etc., etc., etc.
The only thing not suggested is taking a Cash Advance to pay for a ticket to Nigeria.
The Great Nigerian Scam
"Let's examine the letter," I say.
"What for? Let's phone for tickets to Nigeria! Where exactly is it?" ... click here to read the rest of the article titled "Email scam? Drop everything! You're going to be rich!"