TITLE: A ‘mark’ of my respect!
SCAMMER NAME: Ahmed Sadiq
SCAMMER LOCATION: Lagos, Nigeria
SCAMBAITER: Shiver Metimbers
I’ve had a bad couple of months! Added to the regular influx of between 60 and 100 normal scam emails a day I seem to have had far more than my fair share of donation scammers. Ahmed Sadiq is one such scammer.
When I received Ahmed’s introduction email, I was a bit too busy to indulge him and decided to tell him exactly what I thought of him. Ahmed made the mistake of continuing his correspondence with me, probably under the delusion that he could extract money from me.
I take on the identity of two different”victims” in this particular scambait. Lance Myboyle is the Managing Director of a large communications company, and then we have father Bruce Corbin, head of the accounts department of the Holy Church of The Tattooed Saint!
A tip for any prospective scammers who may be reading this; please do your research!
From: Ahmed Sadiq
To: Lance Myboyle
Date: Sunday, October 09, 2005
Subject: Good day
May the innumerable peace that Allah brings be and remain with you. Yeah yeah Ahmed. Whatever. I know this might be the first of its kind. Please bear with me.
I am Ahmed Sadiq, a university undergraduate of Weister City University, London (?!). Ever since I was a boy, I have dreamed of visiting the Holy Ground (Gracelands?) Mecca (oh). It has been my utmost heart desire that one day I will make it to be part of the struggle for Allah’s sake. Having the burning sensation of working for Allah to a great height, I feel that this vision will only be complete if I finally reach there. Careful Ahmed. I’m sure that burning sensation is probably a urinary tract infection. Better get it checked out.
This was why four (4) of us were chosen in my school to be part of this year’s fasting. So preparations are been made now for our travel but there is a little problem.
And this problem is my main aim of writing. The school sponsored us partly and had told us to complete the money for our flight tickets. I have sourced for funds everywhere; I have even sold some of my new books but all to no avail. So I resorted to this means. And I pray that this little sum wont hold me back in the fight for Allah’s supremacy.
All I need is, please, a support towards this dream. The travel tickets are ready and preparations are almost complete for our travel. Please I beg of you, may Allah replenish abundantly anything you can sacrifice for his service. Anything you can offer me will be highly appreciated I look forward to hearing from you soon.
If you get an unsolicited email similar to this ladies and gentleman, please remember it’s a scam, plain and simple. I’ll let Ahmed know exactly what I think.