I had read about these but never recieved one until today! I now feel such a part of the internet generation!!
Don't have a clue what I am talking about, check here:http://www.crimes-of-persuasion.com/Crimes/Business/nigerian.htm
Read this site from some guy who decided to screw around with the fraudsters! - Funny stuff, though some graphic images.http://www.haxial.com/spls-soapbox/nigerian-fraud/
Long story short, if you get an email like this:
APPEAL FOR URGENT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE IN YOUR
Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into
business relationship with you. I am Victor Strasser, the only son of
late Mr. and
Mrs. Fredrick Strasser. My father was a very wealthy
merchant in Abidjan , the economic capital of Ivory
coast, my father was poisoned to death by his business
associates on one of their outings on a business
My mother died when I was a baby and since then my
father took me so special. Before the death of my
father on January 2001 in a private hospital here in
Abidjan he secretly called me on his bed side and told
me that he has the sum of Eight million, five
hundred thousand United State Dollars. US($8.500,000)
left in fixed/suspense account in one of the prime
banks here in Abidjan ,that he used my name as his
only son for the next of Kin in depositing of the
fund. He also explained to me that it was because of
this wealth that he was poisoned by his business
associates. That I should seek for a foreign partner
in a country of my choice where I will transfer this
money and use it for investment purpose such as real
estate management or other wise and profitable
Sir, I am honourably seeking for your assistance in
the following ways:
(1)To provide a bank account into which this money
would be transferred to .
(2)To serve as a guardian of this fund since I am
only 19 years without investment knowledge.
(3) To make arrangement for me to come over to your
country to further my education and to secure a
resident permit in your country.
Moreover, sir I am willing to offer you 15% of the
total sum as compensation for your EFFORT/INPUT after
the successful transfer of this fund Into your
nominated account overseas while 3% will be maped out
for any expenses we may incure.
Furthermore, please indicate your options
towards assisting me as I believe that this
transaction would be concluded within Seven working
days you signify interest to assist me.
Anticipating to hear from you soonest.
Thanks and God bless.
Just ignore it!! Apparantly though they have scammed over 9 Billion dollars so far appealing to people's greed!!