Thoughts around an African conman's fraud

Frank Robert, an African spam/conman, sent me this fraud-mail today. Thought it funny, so I decided to print some of it:

Peace of The Lord Be with You! In my search for a reliable and God fearing person and having gotten your contact through prayers and painstaking efforts I have decided to seek your help in carrying out my last wish.

I must have been drunk and somehow telepatically interfered with a christian and his conversation with God. Err… Reliable? God fearing? Sir, I beg your pardon, but you seem to’ve confused me with someone else. Are you quite certain that you didn’t connect that prayer in the right way? Flipped a switch downwards instead of upwards, like? Hmm..

My wife and two children died in a car accident six years ago.

Tough luck, Frank.

Presently, I’m in an hospital where I have been undergoing treatment for oesophageal cancer. I have since lost my ability to talk and my doctors have told me that I have only a few weeks to live.

Frank, you are indeed an unlucky bastard. I hope you see that religion doesn’t come with a warranty. And, God can not be held responsible for any acts of God, right? I mean, that’s regular legal stuff. Maybe you put your money on the wrong horse, Frank. Or maybe you need to spend that $6.2 million dollars on better doctors instead of sending them to me?

You can send your regards to This e-mail address is part of a pyramid scheme where Nigerian (or even Saharan;) mobsters try to fraud money from you. I took the liberty of placing the address on this webpage, in the hope that someone will put him up on a SPAM list. Would’ve been nice.

Read more about how the Nigerian frauds work over at!

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