Thursday, April 20, 2006

It's so ridiculous that it's just pitiful.

Wow, check out this lucrative email I just got from a complete stranger!

I have a new email address!

You can now email me at:

From:Mr. Amara Akubuisi

Attn: Sir/Madam

Good day to you and your family,

It is my humble pleasure to write this letter irrespective of the fact that you do not know me. However, I came to know of you in my private search for a reliable and trustworthy person that can handle a confidential transaction of this nature in respect to our investment plans in real estate. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day.

Let me start by first, introducing myself properly to you,as this letter may come as a surprise to you, but from a sincere mind with honest desire for your assistance to ESTABLISH a mutual business relationship with you. I got your address from an honest, trustworthy and God fearing individual who might assist me implement instructions as left for me by my father, CHIEF LEO AKUBUISI , of blessed memory. I hope you will not impede the trust and confidence I repose in you.

In brief introduction,

I am MR. AMARACHUKWU AKUBUISI, an Ivorian,Ivory Coast Nationality. The only child of CHIEF and MRS LEO AKUBUISI,who was a very rich Gold and Diamond merchant, based in Abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory Coast before he was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outing to discussion a business deal.

When my mother died on October 24 1999, my father took me so special since I am motherless. Before the death of my father on January 26th 2006 in a private hospital where he was admitted treatment in London. He, my father called me secretly to his bed side and told me that he kept a sum of $8,500,000 ( Eight Million five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in a suspense account in a Private Security Firm that he uses my names as the next of kin in the fund.

He also explained to me that it was because of this money that he was poisoned by his business partners and that I should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice where I would move this money and used it for an investment such as (real estate management or stock market).

Note,the funds are already with a security company, If you can be willing to assist me, you will be given every vital documents relate to the deposit for claim on my behalf as I cannot travel out from my Country at the moment because of certain conditions given because of the present as the situation in my Country that brought destruction / hell to our great nation and traveling out from here now is practically difficult, the rebels is trying to frustrate our Diamond/Gold businesses here.

If you accept this offer of assistance, What I need from you are as follows:

1. You should go to the Security Company to secure the funds in cash and open a Bank account in your country for me with the credentials I will give you.

2. I will like you to tell me what will be your percentage/commission as compensation for your effort after the transferring of these fund to your nominated account overseas.

3. As soon as you confirm to me by e-mail your readiness to travel to the Security Company, I will send the PIN code number of the consignment to you and also the security Company's information.

4. Please note that this project is 100% risk free but you must keep it very secret and confidential with strong assurance that you will not let me down at all.

5) To serve as the guardian of this fund since I am a boy of 26 years.

6) To make arrangement for me in your country to continue my education career and to procure me a residential permit in your country.

Dear,pls.Send an email for more details as soon as you receive this mail.

Please, I will be happy if this transaction will be concluded within (14)working days from now.

Thanks in anticipation for co-operation.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. Amara Akubuisi

- akubuisifamily

The sad thing is that there are people out there who fall for this. There must be, or the thugs would quit trying and move on to some other means of conning nice ordinary people. Makes me sick.


Jennifer said...

Oh dear. That is ridiculous and freaky.

Bezzie said...

Ha ha, "a boy of 26 years" Lemme tell you Chunkito's butt is out on his own after the magic 18!

And am I the only one getting a weird vibe from the phrase "my father took me so special since I am motherless"? Ewwwwww.

Dan said...

Let's see it is hard to get out of his country but when in London he found out about the money anddid nothing but return to his homeland?

The "boy" needs some help. What if this is the one time it is a true email? What if this was the one time I decided to try crack?

Penny Karma said...

There are just SO many things that disturb me about this letter.

I love how he explains that he realizes that I don't know him, but he assures me that I came to know of me through a "private search for a reliable and trustworthy person..." and later explains that he got my address from "a God-fearing and trustworthy individual."

He calms my qualms by saying that "a transaction of this magnitude" might make the average person raise an eyebrow, but he assures me that "all will be well at the end of the day." Oh, ok then.

So at this point he's laid groundwork sufficient enough to him, and he starts turning up the heat a little at a time. "Please do not impede the confidence and trust I repose in you." Gee, I would hate to disappoint Chief Leo Akubuisi (of blessed memory) and the Godfearing and trustworthy individual who referred this asswipe to

Then he adds suspense and intrigue. A business deal gone wrong, co-workers poisoning his father, the deathbed revalation of a Vast Sum of Money, aha, this must be where I fit into his vision.

Then, the list of demands. Open a bank account for me. Don't worry, it's 100% risk free... just don't tell anybody.

Tell me how much money you want to keep for yourself as commission, whatever amount you want, just tell me. Don't be shy. Money's no object. (Since you really won't be getting any anyway.)

Serve as guardian of this account, then get me a residential permit and allow me to continue my education.

Oh, and if you could have all of this secured in 14 days, that'd be great.

Yeah, I'll get right on that. Actually, I think I'll offer to send you CASH, if yu give me your mailing address.

If these jaggoffs put half as much effort into a legitimate job as they do casting these email nets and hoping to snag a sucker, they'd be rich anyway.

Anonymous said...

You must go check out It's hilarious! It's a site dedicated to scamming these scammers right back and in some cases coming out financially ahead!

When is this SP round over. Is it over already? Can I tell you who I am yet? It's so freaking hard to keep it a secret!