I’m Glad I Haven’t Been Forgotten Completely

It’s been a long time since I got one of these in my inbox!

Attn Please:

Payment of your Contract/Inheritance Fund Value US$7.7M.

SORRY FOR THE DELAY OF YOUR PAYMENT.

We have on the 13th of April 2011 received a payment credit instruction from The acting president of the Federal Government of Nigeria and in Collaboration with International Monetary Fund (IMF) to credit your account With your contract funds valued at $7.7m (Seven Million Seven Hundred Thousand United State Dollars) from the government reserve account through ATM CARD or BANK TO BANK transfer.

These funds have been programmed for immediate release but we can not Transfer it directly to you, as we are having a little problem with International Monetary Fund (IMF) and secondly a woman from the united States by name (Mrs. Janet White) came to our office with an application Letter stating that you gave her the power of attorney to be the beneficiary Of your Outstanding Contract/Inheritance fund, she made us to believe that You are dead and that she is your next of kin.

We got your email address from the initial contract file and decided to send You a notice mail through this address hoping to find out if you are dead or Alive and to find out if you, at any time gave this woman the power of Attorney to represent you because we are almost ready to transfer part Payment of US$7.7m part of your outstanding funds to her nominated bank Account stated below:

Bank Name: Washington Mutual Bank
Address: 1723 Palmdale Bulv.
Palmdale Ca. 93550, USA
Acct #: 3573813158
Rout #: 322271627
Swift code #: WMSBUS66
Beneficiary: JANET WHITE.

Be informed that every arrangement regarding your cash payment through ATM has been made and will be released to you as soon as you reply this email .

If you are not aware of these above instruction and development, do respond to this email immediately by contacting the Payment Officer for Debt Management Office, Remittance Dept Central Bank Of Nigeria,

Mr.GEORGE GREG
Email Address is:(georgegregmax@gmail.com)
PHONE NUMBER:+234-806-390-4037

Finally you are required to forward to him an Acknowledgement email with your full details below:

1) Your Full Name__________________
2) Married/Single_________________________
3) Current Home Address_______________________
4) Your Telephone Number_________________________
5) Age and Sex_______________________
6) Occupation______________________
7) Copy ID or International Passport for Identification

Regards

The Governor Central Bank of Nigeria
SANUSI LAMIDO SANUSI

Therefore, I offer you this:

Turing Time!

This is interesting. There are comments showing up (very occasionally, since this is a pretty low-traffic blog) which specifically address the content of posts — and which are from fairly obvious spam sources. For example, on the “Playing For The Planet” page, I just got this:

19 Apr 2011, 8:34am
by Can I Get a Mortgage

Please post an update and pictures if possible after the next concert. Love the picture about the Sindhoor dance theater. Beautiful detail.

Have the spambots evolved to actually generate meaningful content relationships? Is there actually a human being named “Can I Get A Mortgage?”