Subject: Re: PROPOSAL
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 6 May 2002 04:36:24 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.scheme
Message-ID: <ab5188$10tnoq$>
Bob <> asks:
| ""BARRISTER AHMED NAS"" <> wrote:
| > I am Barrister Ahmed Nas, a family lawyer to our
| > former military rule,General Sani Abacha who died...
| > ... Recently, the wife was banned from traveling outside...
| > Although, a lot of money have been recovered...
| > there's still huge sums of money in hard currencies that
| > we have been able to move out of the country for safe keeping...
| Does anyone know what the scam is here?  I don't plan on replying, but I
| wanted to know what the catch is, and could't find anything on Google!

It's a variant of the "Nigerian bank scam". Seaching on those
three words will give you *thousands* of hits(!) such as these:


There have been numerous variants, many using the name of some
other African nation, or different government officials or relatives,
such as the one on c.l.scheme (which seems to be a variant of
<URL:>), or different banks
or petroleum companies, but it's all just the same old bunko.

It's been going on for years & years, but unbelievably, people *do*
still continue to fall for this stuff!!  (*sigh*)


Rob Warnock, 30-3-510		<>
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