It might have something to do with what verisign have been doing. The sitefinder service
basically validates what were invalid domains. Evil Spammers Who Must Die (tm) now can get
the spam through.
What's failing is you used to be able to refuse bogus domains.
..or something like that.
(although in this case gawab.com
appears to be valid)
cat 'The Internet'|sed 's/verisign/scum/g'
>> "Dan Clark" <dan(a)scarfies.net>
24/9/2003 4:13:45 PM >>>
Just wondering if it is just me that is receiving an influx of these
kind of messages relating to offshore accounts and foreign money etc? These
used to be common then they stopped, but now they are back. Maybe my SPAM
filter has broken.
----- Original Message -----
From: "JULIUS J BALA" <j_bala2003(a)gawab.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 4:09 PM
Subject: PLEASE ASSIST
FROM: DR. JULIUS JUBRIL BALA,
FEDERAL SECRETARIAT COMPLEX,
Best wishes of good health and success in your pursuits particularly
proposal as contained in this letter.Before going into details of
my proposal to you, I must first solicit you to treat with the utmost
confidentiality, as this is required for its success.
My colleagues and I are senior officials of the Federal Government of
Contracts Review Panel who are interested in investing some funds
that are presently floating in the accounts of the Central Bank of
Nigeria.In order to commence this transaction, we solicit your assistance to
enable us transfer into your account the said floating funds.
We are determined to conclude the transfer before the end of this quarter
The source of the funds are as follows: During the last military
regime,government officials awarded contracts that were grossly
over-invoiced to Contractors.The present civilian government set up the
Contract Review Panel, which has the mandate to use the instruments of
payments made available to it by the decree setting up
the panel, to review these contracts and if necessary
pay those who are
being owed outstanding amounts. My colleagues and I have
identified quite a
huge sum of these funds which are presently floating in the Central Bank of
Nigeria ready for disbursement and would like to invest some of it for our
However, by virtue of our positions as civil servants and members of this
cannot acquire these funds in our names or in the names of
companies that are based in Nigeria. I have therefore been mandated, as a
matter of trust by my colleagues in the panel, to look for a reliable
overseas partner into whose account we can transfer the sum of
U.S.$16,500,000.00(sixteen million,five hundred thousand U.S. Dollars). That
is why I am writing you this letter.
We have agreed to share the money to be transferred into your account,if
with our proposition as follows; (i) 10% to the account owner
(you). (ii) 80% for us (the panel officials). (iii) 10% to be used in
settling all expenses (by both you and us )incidental to the actualisation
of this project. We wish to invest our share of the proceeds of this project
in foreign stock markets and other business till we are
ready and able to have access to them without raising
any eyebrows here at
Please note that this transaction is 100% safe. We intend to effect the
within fourteen(14) banking days from the date of receipt of the
following information: Your name, company's name, address,telephone and fax
numbers . The above information will enable us write letters of claim and
job description respectively. This way, we will use your company's name to
apply for the payment and backdate the award of the contract to your
company. We are looking forward to carrying out this transaction with you
and we solicit your utmost confidentiality in its execution.
Please acknowledge the receipt of this email by replying urgently.
to furnish me with your phone number so that I can call you
and bring you into a more detailed picture of this transaction when I hear
Dr Julius Bala.
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