A scammer began his ploy by asking if my character's email address was good. Read it here:
PAYMENT FILE: CBN/FGN203/16.
PRIVATE E-MAIL: email@example.com
Can you please confirm if you are still using this email address. It would be quite pleasing if you can assure me that you are the owner of this email address so that I can give you more details about your inheritance fund with our Bank. Due to the urgency of the meeting held today,there is presently a counter claims on your inheritance funds by your relative (Mr.Andrew Lee) who is presently trying to make us believe that you are DEAD and even explained that you entered into an agreement with him that he should claim your fund as your next of kin.
From the records of outstanding beneficiaries due for payment, your name and your email address was discovered as next on the list of the outstanding beneficiaries who have not received their payments. I wish to inform you that your part payment is being processed and will be released to you as soon as you respond to this notification letter. Also note that from my record in my file your outstanding part payment is One Million Three Hundred Thousand Dolars.
Please if you did not sign or authorize him to receive your fund on your behalf, kindly reconfirm your details to enable us process your payment if you are still alive. YOUR NAME: YOUR ADDRESS: YOUR PHONE NUMBERS:
However we shall proceed to issue all payments details to him if we do not hear from you. We are sorry for any inconvenience and delay in transferring of this funds must have caused you.I wait for your urgent reply.
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA.
DIRECT EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
My character's response was something of a buzz kill:
No I sold it to Libyan terrorists operating on Uranus as a cover for their illegal octopus sex with accordians videos. Why?
The *Jeopardy Theme* is still running, and no reply is forth, fifth, sixth or more coming it seems. Guess the scammer isn't interested in dealing with Libyan terrorists operating on Uranus as a cover for illegal octopus sex with accordion videos.
I for one can't understand that...