Jilara (jilara) wrote,

Nigerian Letters Aplenty!

Wow, it must be the time of year! I got *five* different Nigerian Letter scam emails! Some are getting to be quite clever and amusing, actually. One was personalized, claiming that they were looking for relatives of Mr. Marcel Jilara, obviously using my account name as a possible last name, to give All This Money to. However, they accidentally forgot to change the name in one place. Whoops.

There are new variations. One is from "Jewel Taylor" supposed wife of the deposed Liberian strongman prez, asking for help getting diamonds and gold bars out of the country to ---you guessed it! Nigeria. I liked the line "The lives of myself and my children are at risk ever since my husband engaged himself in this rebel of a thing." Even President Bush gets cited as a party to this, in helping with the Nigerian asylum! I saved it as a true classic.

There's a Phillipine variation, too. That one was amusing in being blatant about help smuggling out our ill-gotten gains embezzled from the government. Refreshingly up-front about it.

There's probably an sociologist somewhere, tracking variants to study. (This is exclusive of the FBI, of course, who have a different interest.)

  • Updates to Everything -- Busy, busy!

    Okay, it's been too long since I checked in, and now everything has changed on LiveJournal. Serves me right, I guess. Two jobs and my regular stream…

  • Finns and Discrimination in the 19th century

    I'd heard about the discrimination from older family members, when I was growing up. I'd heard about the slogans like "Never marry a Finn or a…

  • Health is Encouraging

    Good news.My rheumatoid syndrome seems to be responding nicely to the more body-friendly treatment (hydroxychloroquinine, plus fish oil,…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened