A recent study has concluded that Nigerian fraud letters are intentionally unbelievable, so as to weed out any but the most stupid of possible victims. That may be so in some cases, but I happen to think that most of these electronic missives are just drafted by really, really, stupid people in the first place. Here’s a recent example:
Subject: WARNING FROM THE FBI OFFICE
From: Robert Mullerll <firstname.lastname@example.org>
FBI HEADQUARTERS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
J.EDGAR HOOVER BUILDING 935
PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW WASHINGTON
We will send a copy of this to U.S.State Secretary John Kerry ,the president of Nigeria and United Nations office in Nigeria to take note of this,
We Advice You Contact Us Immediately, and also contact the person Mr Godwin Ugo who will direct you and advice you on what to do.
Your’s sincerelyRobert S. Mueller, III