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Sunday, September 12, 2004

Funny Spam

Received funny spam to my S. Pate account:

Dear Pate,

I am Barrister John Great an advocate and Solicitor. I am the Personal Attorney
to Mr. Fredrick Pate a foreigner,who used to work with European velopment
Company in Nigeria.On The 21st of April 2001, my client, his wife and their three
children were involved in a car accident along Sagbama Express Road. All ccupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives.

Since then I have made several enquiries to his embassy to see if i can locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has all the while proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives (i.e. same surname) over the Internet, to locate any member of his family but of no avail, hence I contacted you.

I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the money left behind by my client before it is confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposit were lodged. Particularly, the Bank where the deceased had an account valued at about 15.5 million dollars has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin to the deceased or have the account confiscated within the next twenty one 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 since you are still a foreigner, so that the proceeds of this accounvalued at $15.5million USD can be paid to you and then you and me can share the money, 60% to me and 35% to you, while 5% should be for expenses or tax as your government may require. I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claimwe may make.

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

Best regards,
Barrister John Great
John Great and Associates (Attorney at law)
16 Williams Street, SW,
Ikoyi, Lagos-Nigeria.

Looked up, who is listed as the return address:
Registrant:, Inc. (XQIFXFIGLD)
360 W. 4800 N.
Provo, UT 84604


Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:, Inc. (22386757O) domreg@MYFAMILYINC.COM
360 W. 4800 N.
Provo, UT 84604
801-705-7000 fax: 801-705-7001

I think I'll pass on this fine offer.


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