They probably do.
Witness the invite that I and about 39 other prospective scamees received:
"Nouvel événementRe,urgent reply from Mr. Ruben W. Moussa"
|When|| Thursday, 23 October 2014|
09:30 PM to 10:30 PM
(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time - Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London
|Where||Good day to you and your family. I ( Mr. Ruben W. Moussa ) the inspector General of The Police National BENIN(PN). We received a letter this morning from the Central Bank of Nigeria and the US Treasury Department informing our office that you sent Mr. Allen Smith and Mrs. Cynthia Edward from Canada. These individuals claim to be your representatives, they presented a DEATH CERTIFICATE on your behalf stating that, you are DEAD and before you passed away you instructed them to come and claim your COMPENSATION fund for you, as the rightful beneficiary. udemezugo is typing... udemezugo: elow is the account details which they provided and instructed the Bank to transfer your compensation fund valued US$4,500,000.00. Bank Name: BANK OF AMERICA (BOA) Bank Address: 2075 S. Victoria Ave Ventura, CA 93003 Account Name: Mr. Allen Smith. Type: Checking ABA # 322271627 Acct # 1951204345 Amount: US$4,500,000.00 If you did not send them, you are required to provide us with the below information (for official verification) via email:firstname.lastname@example.org 1. Your Full Name; 2. Your Age and Occupation; 3. Marital Status; 4. Direct Telephone/Fax Number; 5. Home and Office Address: As soon as we receive the requested information from you, we are going to forward it to the Bank where you will be directed for your fund to be released to you. This is in line with the latest Presidential release as a result of numerous petitions by International Comity/United Nations/ European Union/ Federal Bureau of Investigation/ Homeland Security etc on how people are hiding here (in Benin ) to perpetrate this evil act and rubbishing the image of our dear country. Regards Mr. Ruben W. Moussa I.G, Police Nationale (PN) Interpol Financial Crimes Dept INTERPOL + 229-6687 0826|
You'll note that I was one of the other 34.
Due to my own busy schedule, I wasn't able to respond straight away to this. Thus -- on the morning of October 27, 2014 -- I received this follow up:
"Nouvel ?v?nementRe,urgent reply from Mr. Ruben W. Moussa" has been
Bet he hates when that happens.
But I wasn't about to let him feel totally ignored as I am so often in email land:
Too bad so sad...I was so looking backward to it. Can I still attend four days ago and get credit?
Moussa didn't bother to reply.
See how I'm ignored?