The Boston Diaries

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Tuesday, Debtember 15, 2015

Get your dirty hands off my money, Clemon Cockett! I'm not dead yet!

While I was sick, I recieved this lovely piece of email with the most intriguing subject line:

From
"Zenith Bank Plc"<admink@ovh.net>
To
undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject
IF YOU ARE ALIVE?? CALL ME +2348075633839
Date
Thu, 3 Dec 2015 19:00:16 +0200

ATTENTION BENEFICIARY,

WE NEED TO CONFIRM THAT THIS IS TRUTH BEFORE THIS BANK (ZENITH BANK NIGERIA PLC) WILL RELEASE YOUR FUNDS TO ONE CLEMON COCKETT. YOUR PAYMENT OF FOUR MILLION THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS HAS BEEN APPROVAL AND SCHEDULE FOR TRANSFER INTO YOUR ACCOUNT BY ZENITH BANK NIGERIA PLC.

WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN, ARE YOU TRULY DEAD OR ALIVE?????

NOTE: CLEMON COCKETT CAME TO MY OFFICE FEW DAYS AGO WITH NEWS THAT YOU WERE INVOLVE IN A CAR ACCIDENT LAST YEAR DECEMBER 2014,THAT LED TO YOUR DEATH, NOW CLAIMING THAT YOUR FAMILY AUTHORIZED HIM TO MAKE CLAIMS ON YOUR BEHALF THAT YOU ARE DEAD. HE ALSO SUBMITTED NEW BANK ACCOUNT TO THIS OFFICE IN FAVOUR OF MR. CLEMON COCKETT WITH A SWORN AFFIDAVIT OF FACT & CLAIM FROM THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS. PROVING THAT YOU ARE DEAD AND CLAIMING TO BE YOUR NEXT OF KIN.

IF TRULY YOU ARE DEAD, MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PEACE, BUT IF YOU ARE NOT DEAD, YOU ARE ADVISED TO URGENTLY RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL AND ALSO CALL ME ASAP FOR MORE DIRECTIVES.

BE INFORMED THAT WE HAVE DECIDED TO PUT A STOP TO THE FUNDS TRANSFER, UNTIL WE CONFIRM THE AUTHENTICITY OF CLEMON COCKETT CLAIMS. THEREFORE YOU ARE ADVISE TO RESPOND BACK WITHIN 24 HOURS, IF NOT THE BANK WILL HAVE NO OTHER OPTION THAN TO CREDIT HIS ACCOUNT BELOW:

BANK NAME: ICICI BANK OF CANADA
BANK ADDRESS:MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO L5B 4M4 CANADA
ACCOUNT NAME: CLEMON COCKETT
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 101783463
SWIFT CODE: ICICCATT
TRANSIT NUMBER:70002-340
ROUTING NUMBER:034070002

TO CONFIRM THAT WE ARE DEALING WITH THE REAL YOU, RECONFIRM YOUR INFORMATION AS REQUIRED BELOW:

1. YOUR FULL NAMES :—————————————-
2. YOUR FULL ADDRESS :—————————————-
3. YOUR DIRECT CONTACT PHONE NUMBER :————————
4. DO SEND A COPY OF YOUR IDENTIFICATION, ID CARD OR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT——————–

IF YOU ARE ALIVE?? CALL ME +2348075633839

WAITING FOR YOUR URGENT REPLY.

THANKS.
MR.STANLEY AMUCHIE -
INVESTIGATION AND DEBT SETTLEMENT DEPARTMENT
ZENITH BANK NIGERIA PLC
TEL: +2348075633839

This has to be the most amusing Nigerian scam I've seen yet!

But … um … no. I won't be sending you a copy of my identification, nor calling you.

But it's an amusing attempt.

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