Funny Nigerian Email

I usually don't read my junk email, but this one caught my eye and made me laugh pretty hard. Seems I have a dead “relative“ who died in Nigeria and left behind quite a bit of cash! Lucky me. Too bad I don't know a Michael Evjen ... but wait, he says I don't have to be a blood relative to collect the money.... wow, luckily I was chosen since 'Evjen' is like one of the most common names in Norway. :)

I think I might respond and drag this guy along a bit .... oh the fun we can have.

Here is the email for your enjoyment:

Dear Evjen,

I am Barrister Martins Dike. (SAN), a Solicitor; I am the Personal
Attorney to one Engr. Michael Evjen, a national of your country, who Used to be
a contractor with NNPC here in Nigeria. On the 10th October 2002 my
client, his wife and entire family were involved in a car accident along 3rd
mainland bridge Express Road Lagos Island. Unfortunately they all lost
their lives in the event of the accident, since then I have made several
inquiries to their Embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this
has also proved unsuccessful.

After these several Unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his
Relatives, to locate any member of His family but of no avail, hence I contacted
you since you bear the same surname to my late client. I contact you to
assist in repatriating the money in addition, property left behind by my
client before they get Confiscated or declared Unserviceable by the bank where
these huge deposits were lodged.

Particularly, the Bank where the deceased had an account valued at
about US$7 million dollars. Consequently, the bank issued me a notice to
provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next ten
official working days. Since I have been Unsuccessful in locating the relatives
for over 2 years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin
of the deceased, regardless of your country, with your name/address; some
vitals will be obtained on your favor which will back you as the next
of kin the deceased. The proceeds of this account valued at US$7 Million
dollars can be Paid to you and then you and me can share like this 45% for me
and 45% for you, while we will set aside 10% to pay back for any expenses
or tax as your government may require. I have all necessary legal documents
that can be used to back up any claim we may make.

All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us seeing this deal
through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate
arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.

you don't have to be a blood relative of my client to claim this
inheritance. Pls reply so that I can elucidate on how to proceed next,
Please Reply urgently to enable us discuss further. Via this E-mail

Best Regards,

Barrister Martins Dike. (SAN)