The following Nigerian email arrived in Sheryl’s inbox this morning:
A very good day to you. I may have to troubleyour sense of
personal achievement and reward for an opportunity properly
taken advantage of.
I am Mr. Michael Jay Ramsey, a representative and an attorney to
Kenneth Lay, the former chairman & CEO, Enron Corp. Industry:
Energy & Natural Resources Home. He deposited (US $21,000,000.00)
with me when he was in power as the chairman of the Corp.
I am contacting you because I want you to deal with the Finance
house and claim the money on my behalf since I have declared
that the Funds belong to my foreign business partner. You shall
also be required to assist me in investment in your country.
I hope to trust you as a God fearing person who will not sit
on this money when you claim it, rather assist me properly,
shared in these percentages, 60% to me and 40% to you. …
Maybe it’s a parody… but I don’t think so.