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    Rabble Rousing Random Ramblings by S Jagadish is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.

    August 19, 2004

    The Nigerian business scandal is at it again. [tongue firmly in cheek]


    I write to inform you of our desire to Liquidate estates or landed
    properties in your country on behalf of the Director of Contracts and
    Finance Allocations of the Federal Ministry of Housing and Internet
    Searching in Nigeria.

    Considering his very strategic and influential position, he would want
    the transaction to be as strictly confidential as possible. Currently he
    is in a "quiet period", so he is not speaking very much, and he wants
    his identity to remain undisclosed at least for now, until the
    completion of the transaction. IT IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT NOT TO ATTRACT
    they have been a great hinderance of late in our efforts to achieve a
    desirable outcome.

    Hence our desire to have an agent; in fact, many. I have therefore been
    directed to inquire if you would agree to act as one of our agents in
    order to actualize this transaction.

    The deal, in brief, is that the director has executed a large investment
    overseas which, though successful, has been problematic to liquidate due
    to its size and currency, and problematic overseas regulations. The
    director wishes to liquidate this investment in order to pursue other
    investments in estates, properties, and securities. The funds with
    which we intend to carry out our proposed investment in your country is
    presently in coded accounts at Credit Suisse First Boston, and Morgan
    Stanley. The primary hindrance is that these funds are in the Nigerian
    currency, the "Goog". We need your assistance in order to change this
    currency for dollars. Once you have acquired these "Goog"s, you must
    wait one day before exchanging them for dollars yourself.

    For this, you shall be considered to have executed a contract for the
    Federal Ministry of Housing and Internet Search in Nigeria for which
    payment should be effected to you by the Ministry, but indirectly. The
    contract sum shall run into US$1.8 Billion, of which your share should
    be 5% if you agree to be our agent. (Our original contract sum was $2.7
    Billion, however due to problems with other agents we have been forced
    to take additional measures in order to acquire the cooperation of new
    agents, possibly including yourself.) As soon as payment is effected,
    and the amount mentioned above is successfully transferred, we intend to
    use our own share in acquiring some estates. In the light of this, I
    would like you to forward to me the following information:

    1. Your stock brokerage account if any
    2. Your personal fax number
    3. Your personal telephone number for easy communication.
    4. Your Bank Account Details
    5. Your Social Security Number

    Once you have furnished this information to us, we will a lot you a
    special "bidder ID" with which you can place a "bid" on the contract sum.

    are seeking many agents so it is OK if you do not have this full amount.
    Your money will first be transferred into our special Credit Suisse /
    First Boston / Morgan Stanley accounts, in exchange for the Nigerian
    currency "Goog", and one day later you will be able to exchange this
    Nigerian "Goog" currency back again for 5-10% more than your bid.

    Again, it is most important NOT TO DISCUSS THIS WITH THE UNITED STATES
    SECURITIES EXCHANGE COMMISSION, as they have not looked kindly upon our
    5-10% guarantee and have been problematic to us on several fronts as of

    You are requested to communicate your acceptance of this proposal
    through our below stated email address , after which we shall discuss in
    details the modalities for seeing this transaction through. Your quick
    response will be highly appreciated. Thank you in anticipation of your

    Yours faithfully,


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