Personnalized 419 scams

Ah! Personnalized 419 scams. I just received this, in my professional mailbox, no less:

Barrister Edu Evans& Associate Palm grove House, 1 Shaam Ave, I lupeju Lagos State. Tel:+234-803-394-7345 Alternative Email:(

Dear Nonnenmacher,

I am barrister Edu Evans A solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney to Mr.Larry Nonnenmacher,a ational of your country, who used to work with shell development company in Nigeria and as well a one time secret
agent in transfering of money overseas for the Late head of state of Nigeria {Late Gen.SANI ABACHA}.my Before his death On the 21st of April 1999 client, his wife And their three children were involved in a car accident along shagam express road in which all occupants of the motor died}.

My client{MR.LARRY}deposited as family belongings in a CONSIGNMENT {ie jewelries} the sum of $15m in a finance company here in Nigeria for himself, with the hope of transferring it to his country as soon as he is on leave.

Since his death I have made several enquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives this has also proved unsuccessful.

After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his last name over the Internet, to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you.

I contacted you to assist in repartrating the money and property left behind by my client before they get confisicated or declared unserviceable by the Finance Company where this huge deposits were lodged.

particularly, Citi Trust Securities & Finance Ltd where the deceased had anaccount valued at about 15million dollars has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confisicated within the next ten officialworking days. Since i have been unsuccesfull in locating the the relatives for over 4 years now I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name so that the proceeds of this account valued at 15million dollars can be paid to you and then you and me can share the money. 60% to me and 30% to you and 10% for any expenses which may be incurred in the course ofthis transaction. I have the all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make.

All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this dealt through.I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.Please get in touch with me by my email or through my mobile telephone number;+ 234-803-394-7345 or alternative email:( to enable us discuss further, kindly forward your Address,private elephone and fax number.

Best regards,

Barr. Edu Evans.

Sure Edu, I knew Larry very well.

For fun and facts about 419 scams, search The Register. I particularly like the cosmic 419er lost in space.


Ha, ha. That Nigerian cosmonaut story is hilarious. It's genius that his return space was taken up by mere stocks.
On a less hilarious note, I'm getting more and more of these types of emails.

Even more funny, see

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