An enduring trait of Nigerian letter scammers—indeed, of most con
artists—is their reluctance to walk away from a mark before his
resources are exhausted. On February 5, 2003, several days after the
checks were revealed as phony, after Worley was under siege by
investigators, after his bank account had been frozen, after he had
called his partners “evil bastards,” Worley received one more
e-mail from Mercy Nduka.
“I am quite sympathetic about all your predicaments,” she wrote,
“but the truth is that we are at the final step and I am not
willing to let go, especially with all of these amounts of money
that you say that you have to pay back.” She needed just one more
thing from Worley and the millions would be theirs: another three
“You have to trust somebody at times like this,” she wrote. “I
am waiting your response.”
Nothing more to add other than it's a scam, people!
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