Here’s a wrinkle on the usual Nigerian e-mail scam that I’d not seen before: the letter from the “police”.
INTERNATIONAL POLICE (INTERPOL)
RC-32657, INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT COMMAND,
My dear, we trying to call you to explained you on phone that we have three gentlemen arrested in the Western Union but one of them came from Nigeria and through our investigation we discover your email address and phone number from them which i used to call you.
Please we don’t have anything with you now but all we need is for you to send down your home address and your phone number and you count very well how much you have spent under scammer’s down here in Africa soo far because first thing tomorrow morning we will lead them to court and from the court they will be charge to jail.
So you do mail us back now with this needed details if you don’t know the exactly amount you have spent to Africa especially in UK and Nigeria under scammer’s control then you just tell us that you don’t know the amount so that the court will charge the Country how much they will pay you as your re-Compensation.
We await to have the details from you as soon as you get this mail. On what ever happen to Court we wil let you know.
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INTERPOL COMMAND.
I’m afraid that Supperintendant Cottarelli (who presumably moonlights as a maitre d’) will be kept waiting indefinitely.