Strange letter from Nigeria

J. Hobbs hobbsj at efn.org
Tue Oct 23 13:17:11 EDT 2001


Hello

I have also received similar mail with a theme more directed to 
laundering of a great deal of money, from the same Dr.   I suggest 
that you proceed carefully.  If its too good to be true, it usually 
isn't.

Jerome Hobbs,  (Jude Hobbs's significant other.)



>Dear all,
>I just received a somewhat obscure letter purportedly from a presidential
>advisor in Nigeria, who is recruiting consultants to set up 
>permaculture centers
>in Nigeria.
>I copy the letter below.
>
>There are a few strange things about it which almost made me delete 
>it as spam.
>However, if it was a true request I'd like to pass it on to people 
>who would be
>interested in that kind of work. I don't particularly want to work in Nigeria
>and I'm not familiar with the conditions there. Perhaps someone else does.
>Anyway, the strange bits are:
>
>1) the originating address was a Dr. Paul Davis. I can't find a Paul 
>Davis with
>any connection in Nigeria and his e-mail address doesn't appear on the net
>(unless it's well hidden)
>2) the letter is signed by a Dr. Egobia-Biko who's name also doesn't crop up
>anywhere on the net, and in the letter the "my personal email 
>address" is given
>as that of Dr. Davis. The other email address given is also nowhere 
>to be found
>on the net.
>3) I can't find any Nigerian "Agric/Environmental Conservative Foundation" on
>the net or anything close to that name
>4) The letter is riddled with spelling mistakes.
>5) The letter was not just sent to my email address but also to various
>concoctions of mine and my partners name @altavista.com where I never had an
>address.
>6) The dns lookup shows the letter originated in Canada.
>
>So perhaps this is an elaborate hoax which begs the question "Why?".
>
>Perhaps someone here can make sense of it.
>
>Here's the letter:
>Quote:
>"FROM :  THE  PRESIDENCY
>DESK   :  THE PRESIDENTIAL ADVISER
>                     ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION 
>                     AGENCY
>                     PRESIDENTIAL VILLA ABUJA 
>                        NIGERIA
>     
>
>                    RE:  BUSINESS INTEREST
>
>
>I AM DR EGOBIA-BIKO {GED}NATIONAL AGRIC/ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATIVE
>FOUNDATION.WE ARE CURRENTLY MANDATED TO LAISE WITH INTERESTED FOREIGN
>PARTNERS  WHO WILL ASSIST US TO SET UP A COMPREHENSIVE PERMACULTURAL CENTER
>IN EACH OF THE 36 STATES OF THE FEDRETIONOF NIGERIA.
>
>  A COMPANY FROM SOUTH AFRICA WAS CONTACTED TO DO THE FICIBILITY STUDIES OF
>THE PROJECT IN 1998 BUT WAS CANCELLED DUE TO UNDULY BEHAVOUR EXHITED BY
>THEM, COUPLED WITH THE FACT THAT THERE WAS A CHANGE IN GOVERNMENT IN 1999.
>THE DOMCRATIC GOVERNMENT HAS PUT IN ALL THE MECHINARIES IN PLACE AND NOW
>RAEDY TO OPEN DISCUSSIONS WITH ANY INTERESTED PARTNER IN A VIEW OF AWARDING 
>THE CONTRACT .  YOUR ESTEEMED SELF/COMPANY WAS INTRODUCED TO THIS DEPARTMENT
>BYYOUR CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE 6 MONTHS AGO.
>PLEASE KINDLY  SEND TO THIS OFFICE THROUGH THIS EMAIL ADDRESS
>Pres/nipan_ at yahoo.com or   MY PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESS padis at altavista.com
>YOUR LETTER OF INTENT AND YOUR DETAILED  PARTICULARS TO US .
>TO ENABLE US SEND YOU MODALITIES, TENDER DETAILS AND AREAS WE WOULD LIKE TO
>GET  YOU INVOLVED .  
>BEST REGAERDS
>DR EGOBIA-BIKO{GED}
>FOR THE  EXCUTIVE CHAIRMAN "
>
>Unquote
>
>
>---
>You are currently subscribed to permaculture as: hobbsj at efn.org
>To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-permaculture at franklin.oit.unc.edu
>Get the list FAQ at: 
>http://www.ibiblio.org/ecolandtech/documents/permaculture.faq




More information about the permaculture mailing list