We've all received them - those e-mails from Nigeria or Ghana telling us about the plight of the widow/brother/son of an ex-government official who has fallen on hard times. But if only you - through God's grace and your Christian love (tough luck if your a Buddhist or Muslim I guess) - will help all will be made right. He/she has not just a million but a hundred million dollars that nobody but little old you can help him/her/it spirit out of their war-torn, corrupt, godless country. And for this help you will receive not 5, not 10, not 15 but 20% of those hard gotten millions.
Its difficult to believe that people give credence to any of these scams but I guess greed clouds judgment more than I realize - otherwise they wouldn't still be popping up every so often. But I have to admit this one that showed up in Laurent's colleague Remo's e-mails has to be one of the most original 419 scams I've every read.
A bit of research indicates that it may have been created as a spoof of 419 e-mails and if it is kudos to the creator. If not, anyone want to contribute to get the poor SOB back to his loved ones while he's still in good humour?
17 lulgio - San Alessio Confessitore