Asa-numita scrisoare nigeriana, un mecanism de teapa foarte bine pus la punct, vine mai nou din Coasta de Fildes. Iaca:
Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire
Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. I got your contact from a computerize data following my effort searching for a trustworthy person to assist us.
I am Rapheal Akata, the only son of late Mr and Mrs Alfred Akata, i am here with my only sister .Our father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant in Abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory Coast before he was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outing to discuss on a business deal.
When our mother died on the 21st October 1999,our father took me and my junior sister special because we are motherless.Before the death of our father on 30th March 2004 in a private hospital here in Abidjan.He secretly called me on his bedside and told me that he has a sum of $15,000.000 (Fifteen million united states dollar)deposited in a bank here on his name.
Bla, bla, bla. Ti se cere mai apoi concursul pentru un transfer bancar in tara ta, dupa care ti se trimit niste cecuri false si ti se cer in schimb diferite sume “mici”, de ordinul miilor de dolari, pentru diferite chestii… administrative.
Ar parea ca orice utilizator mediu de e-mail e suficient de versat incat sa nu “muste”. Si totusi nu-i asa. Un pastor si psihanalist american, fost luptator in Vietnam, s-a ales cu o gaura de aproape 100 de mii de dolari. Povestea e expusa de The New Yorker pe larg, aici.