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It appears that decent 419 scam emails are like buses - you wait ages for one and then eight turn up at once.

Only yesterday we were lamenting the recent lack of imaginative material from the Lads from Lagos, but not only are they now offering themselves into sexual servitude, they're also breaking into the oil business. Good timing, too, what with the current Iraq punch-up already pushing up the price of black gold:

ATTENTION: THE PRESIDENT/CEO SALE OF 2 MILLION BARRELS OF BONNYLIGHT/QUA IBOE CRUDE OIL PER MONTH FOR 12 CALENDAR MONTHS

Sir,
We offer for sale, 2 million barrels of bonnylight/Qua-Iboe crude oil per month for 12 Calendar month. The price shall be calculated on the current platt/brent less US $4 net and US $6 gross to the buyer on CIF, while FOB shall be discounted on US$7 gross and US$5 net to the buyer. The mode of payment shall be by a non-operative, bank guarantee, standby letter of credit or a financial guarantee bond with a validity of sixty (60) days. This non-operative shall be operational with a 2% performance bond from us.

Any interested buyer should endeavour to forward an LOI/ICPO as soon as possible, a FCO will be issued to the buyer on receipt of an intent. You can reach us on telephone No. 34-80-33226559 for more details.

Yours, ENGR. EVIDENCE YOUNG

Nicely done, and thanks very much to reader David Hough for forwarding this excellent business opportunity. Our advice: buy, buy, buy! ®

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