Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/09/08/university_of_nigeria/

419ers launch online educational facility

Welcome to the University of Nigeria

By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 8th September 2004 12:19 GMT

We're delighted to report today that would-be 419 advance fee fraudsters can now avail themselves of the finest academic training available anywhere, courtesy of the University of Nigeria.

This new online resource - which heralds itself as the "World leader in ethical business studies" and "creator of the advance fee methodology and related business technologies" - will certainly prove a great hit among the lads from Lagos eager to gain paper qualifications in their chosen career.

The university's comprehensive course list includes:

Challenging stuff indeed. Prospective students who might be concerned that such a level of academic rigour comes with a hefty price tag need not fret unduly:

Recognizing the need for assistance with tuition, University of Nigeria offers a variety of financial aid options. Our university is in the position of funding your complete tuition in addition to providing for housing, meals, and other expenses you may incur while attending school. We will wire you $10 million into your account and whatever you do not use, just send back upon graduation. You will never have to repay the gift. We will ask that you setup a fax machine on your end, are able to provide pertinent information about yourself and, in return, regard us as a family member for providing this great service. This gifting program has been made possible through Prince Daju Bajukabee and he welcomes you into his family and beautiful and lush country of Nigeria.

And you can't say fairer than that. Wannabe 419ers are directed to the University of Nigeria's enrolment page. We'll leave the last word to highly-satisfied former alumnus Andy Jones:

The University of Nigeria has given me the gift of happiness and financial freedom. In less than a month, I was up and running in my own international online business. I made friends with people all around the world, and convinced many of them to invest in my advanced fee service. Many people have told others about me. In fact, I think the US Government wants to do business with me 'cause they are always calling me day and night. Thank you, University of Nigeria for giving me the necessary skills to land big-fish accounts like the USA!

Bootnote

Thanks to reader Ged Carroll for forwarding us this delicious prospectus.

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