I'm rich! =-O (in Off-topic)

TheHatchetman July 15 2009 10:45 PM EDT

just clickin through my email and I come across:

"Good Day,

I received encouraging information about you and how trust worthy you are. I am delighted with such a useful information. I am the manager of Auditing and Accounting department of African Development Bank Group (A..D..B) Ouagadougou Burkina faso.. I Hoped that you will not expose or betray this trust and confident that i am about to repose on you for the mutual benefit of our both families. I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of (US$29.2M)million to your account within 10 or 14 banking days.

This Fund has been dormant for years in our Bank without claim. I want the bank to release the money to you as the nearest person to our deceased customer (the owner of the account) died along with his supposed next of kin in an air crash since Dec 26th 2004. I don't want the money to go into our Bank treasurer as an abandoned fund. So this is the reason why i contacted you so that the bank can release the money to you as the next of kin to the deceased customer.

Please I would like you to keep this proposal as a top secret and delete it if you are not interested.

Upon receipt of your reply i will give you full details on how the business will be executed and also, note that you will have 40% of the above mentioned sum if you agree to handle this business with me.
If you are really sure of your integrity, trustworthy, and confidentiality,
reply urgently and to prove that, include your particulars as follows.

Private telephone and fax numbers?..........
Country of Origin?.................................
Your occupation?..................................
Your official age?...................................
Your passport or ID card number?..............

Waiting to hear from you.
Yours truly,
CALL ME::+226 76 46 88 50
NB: The fund is free from drug and laundering related offenes."

11.68m for me :D

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] July 15 2009 10:48 PM EDT

"Please I would like you to keep this proposal as a top secret and delete it if you are not interested."

You didn't follow his directions!!!! You might lose your chance for all the money. ;)

Demigod July 15 2009 10:53 PM EDT

Holy crap, you're so lucky. DO IT!

And if you need any more bad advice, just let me know.

Mikel July 15 2009 10:53 PM EDT

wow 60% for a finders fee. That 40% might be enough for you to cover the taxes on the whole amount.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] July 15 2009 10:55 PM EDT


Man, evidently abunch of people are becoming rich. Why do I have to be so unlucky.

TheCakeIsTheTruth July 15 2009 10:56 PM EDT

I used to get these all the times, there different every time. Good read though.

Mikel July 15 2009 11:06 PM EDT

Not nearly as much as this got spent! http://www.yahoo.com/s/1100791 Wow! A Quadrillion-Dollar Credit Card Bill North Texas man gets 17-digit surprise on his credit-card statement! This is what it looks like: $23,148,855,308,184,500.00. It's more than 2,000 times the national debt -- and, according to Jon Seale's online credit card statement, itメs what he spent July 13 at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] July 15 2009 11:10 PM EDT

any restaurant in a tower is going to be expensive, but that is just ridiculous! ; )

bartjan July 16 2009 1:09 AM EDT

If you write 2314885530818450000 as a hexadecimal number, you get 2020202020201200. 20 is the ASCII code for a space. So it's just a simple programming error where a programmer put spaces when zeros should have been used :)

Tyriel [123456789] July 16 2009 1:18 AM EDT

"So it's just a simple programming error"

Aren't things usually tested to prevent quadrillion-dollar errors?

And OMG HATCH DO IT RIGHT NOW! I want some of the money, too!

kevlar July 16 2009 1:27 AM EDT

wanna get rich, just play Eve Online


AdminShade July 16 2009 1:32 AM EDT

Isn't this just about spam? I get such mails daily, they all involve me having to send either personal details (for them to make passport) or money (for them to steal it).

Revs July 16 2009 1:36 AM EDT

I read about an awesome reverse scamming scheme against these types of things about a year ago on BBC online.

The recipient of the email replied and wrote on an on about how he can only help a fellow brother of the "red hand", his religion. The scammer complied and asked how to join the recipients religion, and then did so by taking a picture of himself with a red hand print on his right pectoral, along with a membership fee of $25.00 USD.

So the recipient gave the photo over to the feds and went out to lunch. =)

{CB1}[umk]Fangs July 16 2009 1:52 AM EDT

@Revs: That's called scam baiting, where they scam the scammers. People actually publish their "adventures" online and they can be really funny to read about.

This site has such things posted there along with pictures etc... :)
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