I am not making this up and I didn’t get this some office joke e-mail forward. This was sent to as is, looking completely normal. E-mail spam should has come a long way. This somehow made it through my spam filter.
The letter, in it’s entirety:
From joy aka
Dear One,My name is Princes Joy. The Daughter of (Late Chief Johnson aka ) Who
lost his life in the course of the crisis here in Cote D’ivoire on the
7th of November last year on his way to their company ( Nestle Food Plc)
. My father willed to me as next of kin, the sum of $8.7 Million US
Dollars which he deposited in an account here in Abidjan Cote D’ivoire in
west Africa, with enabling conditions for the release of the fund which
are as follows:(1) That I must be 20 years or above.
(2) That upon request for the release of the fund, there must be
evidence of investment intentions especially outside west africa,
I contact you therefore to confirm if you can absorb me in partnership
in your company or
possibly advise me on any investment opportunity in your country. When
I reach agreement with you, the bank will release my fund into an
account that you shall nominate and I will come over to you to commence
business partnership with you and the fund.I expect your urgent response including your addresses, your telephone
and fax number.Thanks for expected cooperation.My regards,
I don’t even know what to say. Honestly.