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Message from the Chief Protocol of Independent Corrupt Practises Commission (ICPC)

I got a phishing spam this morning from Nigeria!

Typical 419 that I usually see: Office of the Seante House Nigeria

Nothing unusual in that, you say – the Nigerian 419 scam has been going on for years!  It even has it’s own scambusters (see references later) and the actual advanced fee fraud is usually just called a 419 scam because that’s it’s number in the Nigerian criminal code, apparently.

Anyway, I’ve not seen this particular version, and so I provide a full copy of all the spelling, syntax and language mistakes for your information and enjoyment.

From: Mrs. Marisa Smith <[email protected]>

Subject: Pls Reply

Attention: Sir,

I am Mrs. Marisa Smith the Chief Protocol of Independent Corrupt Practises Commission (ICPC) in alliance with economic community of West African states (ECOWAS) with head Office here in Nigeria. We have been working towards the eradication of fraudsters and scam Artists in Western part of Africa With the help of United States Government and the United Nations.

We have been able to track down so many of this scam artist in various parts of west African countries which includes (NIGERIA, REPUBLIC OF BENIN, TOGO, GHANA CAMEROUN AND SENEGAL) and they are all in our custody here in Lagos Nigeria. We have been able to recover so much money from these scam artists. The United Nation Anti-crime commission and the United State Government have ordered the money recovered from the Scammers to be shared among 100 Lucky people around the globe.

This email is been directed to you because your email address was found in one of the scam Artists file and computer hard disk in our custody here in Nigeria. You are therefore being compensated with $2.5 Million Dollars. We have also arrested all those who claim that they are barristers, bank officials, Lottery Agents who has money for transfer or want you to be the next of kin of such funds which do not exist.

Since your name appeared among the lucky beneficiaries who will receive a compensation of $2.5 Million, we have arranged your payment through our swift card payment centre. The swift card ATM has been specially prepared to enable you withdraw your money in any ATM machine in any part of the world, but the maximum is Five Thousand Dollars Only per day.

For proper execution of this project i decide to handle payment myself. Provide the information bellow to enable him prepare your ATM Master Debit Card including your Pin to access it.






Best Regard,

Mrs. Marisa Smith

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Economists and Scams

Why Economists and Scam Merchants are the Same

Today’s news that the cost of the global credit crunch meltdown has quadrupled in a year should come as no surprise to followers of the GoogleTreasureChest scamsters.  See :

Meltdown losses of ‘$4 trillion’

@AmazonLast year, the highly salaried ‘professional’ economists at the IMF, many having spent a lifetime in the field, said the cost would be $1T.  Now it’s going to be $4T.  Presumably next year it will be $16T?  I think my guess is as good as anyone’s – and that’s all they appear to be doing for their pay – guessing.

It’s not a skill being an economist.  It’s certainly not a science.

It’s actually more like the Google Treasure Chest scam than a professional approach to money management.  All they’ve actually done is say the cost is small, and then whack on huge bills afterwards.

  • If they knew things would get this bad then they should have said so initially instead of lying.
  • If they didn’t know, then what are they being paid for?  They should be sacked for incompetence.  Can they not add up?

The worst part of it all is that the IMF can and do impose swingeing conditions on national bailouts.  Ghana is the latest country to feel their whip.  All Ghana is asking for is $1G,  1/4000th of the IMF’s miscalculation!  Ghana will have to sell it’s soul, grow cash crops instead of food for it’s people, and be in hoc with the IMF devil for decades.  If the rich countries had kept their 2005 promises, none of this would have been necessary.

Now can you see the similarity between an economist and a Scam merchant?


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