Former President of Liberia Has My Email Address

I don’t usually post messages from Nigerian scammers, but this one amused me. Apparently someone is trying to pass themselves off as Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia. I can’t help but wonder if this works better than pretending to be someone unknown.

Of course, I suppose Charles Taylor isn’t all that well known in the US and impersonating him may be no different than impersonating some fictional bank executive, unknown missionary, other wealthy (yet non-existent) being.

Anyway, for your amusement (or lack thereof, since you all have junk email folders of your own…), here’s Charles Taylor’s very personal letter to me.

I AM CHARLES TAYLOR,

The Former President of Liberia.
As you may be aware that the President Chief Olusegun
Obasanjo (GCFR) has granted me asylum in Nigeria and
we are presently leaving in Calabar Eastern part of
Nigeria.
Please I have what I will call my family last hope
money of $ 115,000,000M TO TRANSFER to any foreign
trusted person who will help me to invest this fund
into any good business, As I can no longer have any
other means of livelihood.
Please if you are interested in helping me to received
this BOX that is presently with online security
company
COMPANY in Spain Europe. As after successful delivery
of this BOX to you, 30% of the total fund will go to
you. My son will come to your country to start up a
business with your assistance so that we can be able
to live again.
This fund is in a box deposited to the online security
company
COMPANY (Madrid Spain) as a family box before leaving
for
Calabar in Nigeria. The company is not aware of what
is inside the box as I told them that the box belongs
to my friend and that I will inform my friend to apply
for the collection of the box since we are not allowed
to be attending to visitors or receiving .
So please I will advise you to apply as the owner of
this box. So that as soon as this BOX is DELIVERED to
you. You will arrange for the coming of my son to
your country for proper investment. There is no risk
in this as you are aware that our family is now free
since we left Liberia to Nigeria peacefully.
APPLY TO : online security company COMPANY
INSTRUCT THEM TO GIVE YOU THE INSURANCE POLICY COVER
NOTE ON YOUR BOX NUMBER 5895 MB. BOX FOR ONWARD
DELIVERY.
God bless you as you help my family.
Yours sincerely,
CHARLES TAYLOR
Former President of Liberia.
N/B: I will send to you the Certificate of deposit,
Change of Ownership Certificate to your NAME and Power
of Attorney as soon as you collect the INSURANCE
POLICY COVER from them .So that you can send it to
them, for immediate deliver of your box to your
address .