July 10, 2008

Too good to be true?

The following email was sent to me this morning...

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES SANDTON TOWERS,
JOHANNESBURG PMB. 12701 SOUTH AFRICA.
FROM THE DESK OF: MR. DAVID THABISO (Manager Project Allocation) Email CONFIDENTIAL

Attn: Sir/ Madam, I am a member of the contract award committee and 14 project allocation manager, of the Department of Minerals and Natural Resources in South Africa; I am in search of an agent to assist us in the transfer of (US$45.5M) and subsequent investment in properties in your country. You will be required to.
(1) Assist in the transfer of the said funds.
(2) Advise on lucrative areas for investment.
If you decide to render your service to us in this regard, 20% of the total sum of US$45.5M will be for you. Please I want you to understand that this transaction is a deal and should be treated very confidential.
Thank you and God bless, as I wait in anticipation of your fullest co-operation. Send your E-mail to my Private mailing address:
davidthabiso2008@yahoo.com
Yours Faithfully,
MR David Thabiso

I found this so funny. I have heard of these sort of emails, but I have never received one myself. Jeff got an email like this a few years ago, and played along with it, corresponding with the people a few times, but never giving out personal information. He could only receive his million dollars of inheritance money through a direct bank transfer, and so he did not receive his money at all...haha. Now the American public aren't exactly a bunch of geniuses, but how dumb do they think we are? To believe that I was selected to transfer funds, and am trusted enough to do so, based onlyon the qualifications that I am able to read, and that I have a gmail account. Who would have thought that all you have to do to make 8 million dollars is sit at home and wait for your email address to be selected? Who are they kidding?

1 comment:

The Tomlinson's said...

When Rob was a branch manager for US Bank he would always tell me about these type of things. The sad thing is how many people will fall for it. Rob told me about a 70 year old lady that did something like this and lost 95000 dollars.