a blog with cultural bulimia.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

'Good' Crooks and 'Bad' Crooks.

Dear Sir,
Confidential Business Proposal

Having consulted with my colleagues and based on the information gathered from the Nigerian Chambers Of Commerce And Industry, I have the privilege to request your assistance to transfer the sum of $47,500,000.00 (forty seven million, five hundred thousand United States dollars) into your accounts. The above sum resulted from an over-invoiced contract, executed, commissioned and paid for about five years (5) ago by a foreign contractor. This action was however intentional and since then the fund has been in a suspense account at The Central Bank Of Nigeria Apex Bank.
I have been receiving this email for years now. If they keep sending it, people must fall for the scam.

And who are these people that fall for it?

Naive? Well, a naive but honest person won't act on the offer to rip off miserable people from a poor (even if corrupt) country. These people are the 'Bad' Crooks - dishonest AND stupid.

They deserve the consequences.