6 de febrero de 2007

Antología de cartas nigerianas

Cuando todo el mundo recibía las llamadas cartas nigerianas, a mí no me llegaba ninguna, así que me alegré cuando, a finales de agosto, recibí el siguiente mensaje:

FROM THE DESK OF DR MIKE SAWA.
BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER.
AVENUE DE LA RESISTANCE DU 17 MAI.
BANK OF AFRICA. BURKINA FASO.01 BP 362.
FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT.
OUAGADOUGOU ,01 BURKINA FASO.

DEAR SIR.

I am the manager of bill and exchange of the foreign remittance department,(B.O.A) BANK OF AFRICA Burkina ,

Sir i am trusting this deal to you buy faith and hope that you will handle it without know problem .In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of US $10.m (Ten million US dollars ) In an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in january 12th 2000 in a plane crash with (kenya air line)in cote d'voire, abijan.

Since we got information about his death , we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim this money because we can not release it to any person unless somebody apply to the bank as a next of kin or relation to the deceased customer as it is indicated in our banking guidelines
and laws , unfortunately , we discovered that the only next of kin died alongside with him a prolitical problem being his only daughter left nobody or relation for claim.

It is therefor upon this discovery I decided to make this business proposal to you as a foreigner and for you to stand as the next of kin or a relation to deceased person for and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for the claim and I don’t want this money to go into the bank’s treasury as unclaimed bill fund .

The request of a foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasion the fact that the customer is a foreigner , a Burkinabecan not stand as a next of kin to a foreigner.

I agree that 35% of this money will be for your as foreigner partner in respect to the provision of a foreign account , 5% will be set aside for expenses incurred during the business , 60% will be for me thereafter, I will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentage
involved asindicated .

To enable the immediate transfer of this money to your private account You have to apply first to the bank as relation or next of kin to the deceased customer .

For me to be re-assured that you will not betrayed me i want you to send to me your full datas as stated below.

Your full name.
Your house resident address .
Your telephone number.
And you national identity card

Upon receipt of your reply , I will send to you the text of the application that you will use to apply to the bank as next of kin I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is 100%hitch free and do not entertain any fear as all required arrangement has been made for the
transfer .

Trusting to hear from you as soon as possible .
Your’s faithfully


El prolijo estilo del Dr. Mike Sawa contrasta con el sintético de Mou Xinsheng, cuyo mensaje he recibido hoy, y que, sinceramente, no se toma la estafa demasiado en serio:

Hello,
I want to solicit your attention to recieve money on my behalf.

The purpose of my contacting you is because my status will not permit me to do this alone.
When you reply this message,

I will send you details of the business and more information about myself.

My personal email is: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Thank you.
Mou Xinsheng

El mensaje del letrado James Smith, recibido el 1 de febrero, merece una mención especial por su oportunismo:

Dear Sir/Madam

I am Barrister James Smith the personal attorney to Mr.Alexander
Litvinenko the late Russian ex-spy.Before his death my client made a
confessional statement to me that he has the sum of $10,500,000,00 USD in a
security firm that is undisclosable right now.
As a foreigner your assistance is needed to claim the funds,every legal
backing document will be sent to you.For your effort you will be
rewarded with 30%.
If you are interested reply to my personal
email: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

N.B:This email should be held on the basis of high confidentiality


Por último, el sitio 419 Eater publica consejos para estafar a los estafadores nigerianos, incluyendo la historia de un tipo que respondió a un mensaje como los anteriores diciendo que no puede enviar dinero, porque el que tiene lo dedica a pagar a artistas africanos que realizan tallas en madera. No tiene desperdicio.

1 comentario:

Anónimo dijo...

¡Menudo análisis!
A mí, las cartas me llegaron por el mes de noviembre pero nunca llegué a pasar del primer párrafo.
Si hubiera respondido alguna, habría pedido al autor que incluyera como epígrafe de su carta, el siguiente mensaje:
¡¡No leer jamás!!