419: They haven’t forgotten me after all

It’s been so long since I received a solicitation from a 419 scammer in my email. It’s made me come over all nostalgic for the good old days of alt.folklore.urban, and analysing minute changes in these scam-mails as they got sent around.

For any of the old mates feeling equally nostalgic, the wording is beneath the fold. Note how it now includes warnings against listening to warnings from authorities or contacting them about the emailer.

Dear Friend

How are you today? Hope all is well with you and your family?, You may not understand why this mail came to you. But if you do not remember me, you might have receive an email from me in the past regarding a multi-million-dollar business proposal which we never concluded.

I did not forgot your past effort by trying to help me, now I want to tell you that i have suceeded in getting those funds transferred under the cooperation of a new partner from Spain. Contact my secretary in Cotonou De federal Republic of Benin because I have left the whole instruction to him on your behalf and instruct him where to send the$225,000.00 with out any further delay for your compensation.

His name is: [Name Redacted] SECRETARY.
Email : redacted@redacted.fr t

his moment,I’m very busy here in Spain,Because of the investment projects, which the new partner and I are having at hand. NOTE:You are advised to stop any further
communication with your local representative(s)any officials (s) department whom may call you or email concerning the cheque draft what sum of USD$225,000.00 except Mr.[Name Redacted] .You are advise not to accept any fax or telephone calls that does not come from him. Because he is the only person I left the order how to deliver the cheque draft to you, and you may call him immediately you received this message for more information through the instruction I left.

[Name Redacted]

I feel so special!

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