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Go for it! This is your chance! Oh, how I wish I were a relative of Mr...Yuan Dong! My Nigerian relatives don't have nearly as much cash.

You must really trust us to let us read this 'PRIVATE/CONFIDENTIAL' letter.

I wish I had a lawyer who called me 'friend'.

But you've got to be cautious with these kinds of deals; note he didn't actually specify that he had nothing to do with the client's death - he simply never masterminded it. Read behind the lines!

The funniest scam I ever got was from a Nigerian who was stranded for over a decade on a Russian spaceship. He wanted money to come home. I wrote back and told him to open the door and take one step. It'd be a long one, but he'd make it home for free. Oddly, he never wrote back thanking me.

Maybe he took your advice!

There's a wryly amusing news story on the Nigerian scam artists here.


What, specifically, is the evidence that this letter is a fraud?

I used to think that you were open-minded and welcoming of experiences outside the rationalist gestalt, given your interest in and defense of the so-called "paranormal."

However, I now see that you are merely another childish, closed-minded mocker.

I received it:
DATE 3rd OF Febuary, 2006
FROM: THE DESK OF THE VICE¨PRESIDENT INTERNATIONAL
LOTTERY
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AVENUE NKURUMA SECTOR,104OUAGA BP
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