B-Town Blog Gets Its First Nigerian Scam Email!
We’ve received numerous “419 Nigerian Scam” emails over the years to our personal emails (yay us!), but this is the first one that has ever been actually copied and pasted into a blog “Contact Us” page that requires the sender to manually enter a “captcha” code (proving that they’re live humans) in order to send.
And for that, we salute you “Mrs. Jennifer Peters”, aka actually-live-human Nigerian scammer sitting in a rundown “coffee shop” with internet access somewhere in Nigeria (or possibly Madrid, or perhaps even Burien?).
Here’s the letter, exactly as received Tuesday at 2:25:39pm PST:
Hello Dear, My name is Mrs.Jennifer Peters; I am a dying woman who has decided to donate what I have to you/church. I am 59 years old and I was diagnosed for cancer for about 2 years ago immediately after the death of my husband who has left me everything he worked for and because the doctors told me I will not live longer than some weeks because of my health idecided to WILL/donate the sum of $2 500 000 Two million five hundred thousand dollars to you for the good work of humanity and also to help the motherless and less privilege and also for the assistance of the widows.I wish you all the best and may the good Lord bless you abundantly and please use the funds well and always extend the good work to others. Here is the Contact information of my Attorney below: Orbin Law Firm Abogado De Justicia Calle Embajadores,106.2,Madrid,Spain Notario & Tribunal Sr Pedro Antonio Phone+34625731905 Fax:+34911014835 Email:[email protected] and tell him that I have WILLED $2 500 000.00 to you and I have also notified him. I know I don’t know you but I have been directed to do this. Thanks and God bless. NB: I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until the task is accomplished as i don’t want anything that will jeopardize my last wish. From Mrs.Jennifer Peters.
And for those skeptics who say “Scam? That ain’t no scam! You should get the money doofus!” we present to you numerous links that show that yes indeed, Mrs. Jennifer Peters is indeed part of the Nigerian scam email biz:
Of course, if any gullible BTB Readers want to pursue this, feel free to contact the “Attorney” mentioned above at the numbers listed and give them all of your bank account info so they can “wire you the money.”
Soon, you’ll be RICH I SAY RICH!
Oh, and don’t forget to also give them your PIN number and Mother’s maiden name too, and we’ll see ya at the bank!