Have 419ers bled Africa dry?
Shocking evidence of fiscal collapse
It appears that the days of riches beyond the wildest dreams of avarice pouring forth from Africa are finally over.
Let's face it, the well had to run dry eventually. After Mariam Abacha had taken her cut, and the multiple relatives of Liberia's Charles Taylor had left the continent with suitcases bulging with what was left after Nigerian civil servants had plundered the oil project underspend booty, well, see for yourself...
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 18:21:03 -0400
From: desmond c mumbah <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: I NEED YOUR HELP
I GOT YOUR CONTACT WHEN I WAS DOING A PRIVATE RESARCH ON INTERNET. I AM DESMOND MUMBAH 29 YEARS OLD THE FIRST SON OF DR.MOSSES. D. MUMBAH THE FORMER MINISTER OF MINES AND POWER IN SERRIA LEONE WHO WAS KILLED IN A POLITICAL CRISIS IN MY COUNTRY WITH MY MOTHER, BUT NOW I AM IN GHANA WITH MY JUNIOR BROTHER LIVING IN A REFUGEE CAMP AND I INHERITED AN AMOUNT OF $15 U.S.A.DOLLARS FROM MY FATHERS WEALTH WICH I WANT TO INVEST IN YOUR COUNTRY OR ANY OTHER COUNTRY YOU MAY THINK OF IN A VERY PROFITABLE BUSSINES .THIS MONEY IS NOW IN A STORAGE COMPANY IN LONDON.
PLEASE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED TO ASSIST ME YOU CAN REPLY FOR MORE DETAILS, OR YOU CAN ALSO CALL ME ON THIS MY PRIVATE NUMBER FOR MORE DISCUSSION, TELL, +233-27-7403782.
We can only hope that the London security company are taking very good care of Desmond's cash. After all, there are plenty of people out there who would quite readily assume the identity of one of his long-lost relatives, walk brazenly into the building and pocket the lot. Desmond, be careful, it's a jungle out there. ®
The usual ta very much to reader Dixon Kenner who alerted us to the perilous state of Des's finances.