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Mandriva courts 419 scammers

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Mandriva has moved to open a direct sales channel to the 419 scammer set.

Okay, okay. The Linux maker actually pitches its new African headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria as one step toward bridging the so-called digital divide. "The goal of Mandriva West Africa is to provide local distribution of Mandriva Linux and other integrated open source applications in English and French throughout the West Africa region," the company said in a statement. Mandriva will try to work with local PC makers and sellers, software makers and educational bodies to spread the Mandriva Linux operating system love.

And why not? Even email attackers deserve a nice Linux distro.

Full Story.

Dear Friend

Dear Friend,

I am the assistant manager of marketing at the foreign sales
department MANDRIVA WEST AFRICA .

In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of €25M
(Twenty five Million Euros) in an account that belongs to one of
our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in November
2002 in a plane crash.

Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his
next if kin to come over and claim his refund because we cannot release
it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the
deceased as indicated in our company guidlines and laws but
unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation
died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for
the claim.

It is therefore upon this discovery that I now decided to make this
business proposal to you so that the money will be released to you as
the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent
disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don't want this
money to go to the shareholder as unclaimed.

I propose that 30% of this money will be for you as my foreign
partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account, 10% will be
set aside for expenses incured during the business and 60% would be
for me. Thereafter I will visit your country for disbursement
according to the percentages indicated.

Therefore, to enable the immediate transfer of this money to you as
arranged, you must apply first to Mandriva as relation or next of kin
of the deceased indicating your bank name, your bank account number,
your private telephone and fax number for easy and effective
communication and location wherein the money will be remitted.

Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by e-mail a text of
the application which you'll fill in and send to Mandriva's email
address.. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this
transaction is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any atom
of fear as all required arrangements have been made for the transfer.

You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter
for further clearifications.

Yours faithfully,
DR AMIRI BABO

re: Dear Friend

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