Who’s reading something like that?

A spam mail that slipped through my filter today:

CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA (CBN) WIRE/TELEX DEPARTMENT TINUBU SQUARE LAGOS NIGERIA. REPLY TO THIS EMAIL:[…] ATTENTION:SIR/MADAM, THIS IS TO NOTIFY YOU THAT YOUR OVER DUE INHERITANCE FUNDS HAS BEEN GAZETTED TO BE RELEASED, VIA KEY TESTED TELEX TRANSFER (KTT) DIRECT WIRE TRANSFER TO YOUR ACCOUNT,AS WE ARE PROCESSING THIS IMMEDIATE FUND RELEASE,WE RECEIVED AN ORDER TO EFFECT TRANSFER THAT YOU ARE AWARE BY YOUR PARTNER. BELOW IS THE BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATIONS SUBMITTED BY HIM MR. ALEX K[…] OF […]Denver, Colorado 80233 USA Phone-303-[…] FOR THE FUND TRANSFER OF $10.5MILLION USD IN YOUR FAVOR. BANK INFORMATION: JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. […], Colorado 80233 USA Beneficiary: […] Co. Inc Account No: […] Routing No: […] Swift Code: […] WHY WE INCLUDED HIS DIRECT CONTACT PHONE NUMBER SO THAT YOU CAN PERSONALLY CONTACT HIM TO ENQUIRE AND CONFIRM TO US THAT YOU ARE AWARE OF THIS DEVELOPMENT TO AVOID WRONGFUL WIRE TRANSFER AS THE CBN,AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY WRONGFUL TRANSFER. AS SOON AS WE RECEIVE THIS CONFIRMATION FROM YOU, WE WILL COMMENCE WITH ALL NECESSARY PROCEDURES IN OTHER TO REMIT THIS MONEY INTO A CERTIFIED ACCOUNT. THE CENTRAL BANK TELEX DEPT, DIRECTOR, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE (FMF) EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND THE SENATE COMMITTEE FOR FOREIGN OVER DUE INHERITANCE FUND HAVE APPROVED AND ACCREDITED THIS REPUTABLE BANK WITH THE OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE/FOREIGN OPERATIONS, TO HANDLE AND TRANSFER ALL FOREIGN INHERITANCE FUNDS THIS LAST QUARTER PAYMENT OF THE YEAR ENDING 2007. HOWEVER, WE SHALL PROCEED TO ISSUE ALL PAYMENTS DETAILS TO THE SAID MR ALEX KUMMER , IF WE DO NOT HEAR FROM YOU WITHIN THE NEXT 48HRS FROM THIS CRUCIAL NOTICE. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THE DELAY IN TRANSFERRING OF THIS FUND MUST HAVE CAUSED YOU. IF FIND ANYTHING CONFUSING, QUICKLY CONTACT ME BY PHONE, IF THE NEED ARISES. CONGRATULATIONS. DR JACKSON OKAFOR , CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA (CBN). CC: SENATE PRESIDENT CC: BOARD OF DIRECTORS [FPD] CC: ACCOUNTANT GENERAL OF NIGERIA

I replaced some data with “[…]”.

For saving their dishonor: The text itself was formatted with sensible line breaks, but these criminal dimwits declared it as Content-Type: text/html, which led to this display in my Thunderbird…

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