By Vincent Tan
To provide some inspiration for you readers who might be keen on participating in our “Scam Letter” contest, here’s a sample letter that we have put together. If you are keen to join, do draft up your own version of a scam letter and send it to us! Who knows you might snag something in return too!
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Dear Mr Sir,
I am Mugunta Mutum (meaning Good and Loyal Fiend), the Lord Prime Minister of the Nigerian Empire. Excuse my English, I speak easy my native Hausa.
I am coming to you, dear Sir/Madam, because I deeply trust you. Your Facebook and Instagram page show you are a man/woman of integrity and unshakeable courage.
Let me speak my sad, sad, heartbreek story to you. I was born the younger of three children, but because of a wicked monkey that came into the hospital and ate my birth certificate, I was disposed as an orphan.
I grew and rose up to become strongest in whole orphanage, but then, I was adopted and lost my title. I lived with my new house and family, and loved them, but they were poor and I wanted to be rich. So I successfully started my own MUGUNTA MUTUM sports shoes brand. It was selling so good and I earned £1,000,9877,321. But my rival, the hated Yan Sanda (may his badge rust forever!) closed my factory and confiscated my child workers. I had to hide my unbelievable fortune in a shoebox and throw it down a well to escape criminal charge and taxes.
Please, you must help now you see my fate. I only need £20,0666 from your kind self, whereby I can reclaim my birthright and buy the well from a foolish farmer and become rich again. On my honour as Lord Prime Minister, I will pay you many times back, 40.000,000% of my wealth.
PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR PRECIOUS NAME, BANK ACCOUNT, AND PIN NUMBER I AM ALWAYS IN YOUR DEBT.
Your merciful servant,
The Lord Prime Minister,
Mugunta Mutum XIVILX