I get a colossal amount of spam, usually in e-mail form. This one amused me just because it was as a Skype friend request, and that is different for me as I am relatively new to Skype (yes, I know, late to the game there). Here is the request, verbatim:
Lawyer Ebenezer Sekyi would like to add you on Skype
Enter a message to introduce yourself.Hello Friend, how are you? , I am Lawyer Ebenezer Sekyi, from the Ghana Bar Association. I need your assistance to transfer the sum of $25 Million United States dollars through official bank to bank wire transfer Service to your country. This fund was deposited by my late client Mr. Maj. Gen. Khattiya Sawasdipol the leader of the Anti government protesters who was shot gun on the head on 13th May 2010 he was granting an interview discussion with New York Times.Please kindly read easy here the link:http://www.nytimes.com/ 2010/05/14/world/Asia/14thai.html.
Since i got information about his death, I have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his fund currently deposited with the (National Investment Bank Accra), because the bank cannot release the fund unless somebody applies for it as nest of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in the banking guiding and laws but unfortunately nobody behind for the claim.
It is therefore upon in view of that I now decided to make this business proposal to you to stand contact the bank as the next of kin or relation to the decease for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it, because i don’t want the fund to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill.
Moreover if you would want to work with me to carry out this project, you have to take it at high priority and be serious over this project and also treat it as both urgent and confidential until this fund is finally get to your country.
Kindly furnish me with these following details as: Email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or call me +233246054259.
1. Complete Names & address.
2. Your age, sex, & marital status.
3. Your current occupation.
4. Your Direct Telephone number/mobile
5 Your ID Card
Upon-receipt of the needed information, I shall prepare your file of claim which you will fill and submit it to the Bank for the release of the fund.
Lawyer Ebenezer Sekyi
Sorry Mr. Sekyi, I will have to politely decline both your offer and your friend request.