Unintended Humor

Hey everyone! Roh Tae-Woo’s brother is going to make me rich!

Well, just imagine my feeling of serendipity at seeing this in my in-box today!    My rat race is over at last!   Just whatever you do, don’t tell the crack cyber-cops at the Ministry of Information and Communications….

Greetings from me and my family.

Getting your contact was not an easy task because since I am not computer literate, I ordered my son to seek  a partner very far away and he went to the institute of International Business to apply and he paid them
the charges. My name is CHO DAE   SHENG, The brother of   GENERAL. NOH TAE-WOO, the former President of South Korea who ascended to power through a popular electoral victory in 1988 to 1992. After serving duly, he was accused of mass embezzlement which ran into billions of won because of the GREAT OLYMPICS 1988 which brought Korea to the world lime light, and was arrested but released after long years of incarceration and now under scrutiny.

Before my brother’s was overthrown, I secretly siphoned the sum of 30 million United States Currency out of Seoul and deposited the money with a security firm that transports valuable goods and through diplomatic
I am contacting you because I want you to deal with the security company and claim the money on my behalf since I have declared that the consignment belong to my foreign business partner. You shall also be required to assist me in investment in your country. I expect you to declare what percentage of the total money you will
take for your assistance. When I receive your positive response I will let you know where the security company is and the payment pin code to claim the money which is very important.

we do not want the government of my Country to know about the money because they will believe I got the money from my brother while he was still in office as president .Once you confirm the receipt of the money ,I
will come over with my Children to your Country or any Country in Europe to start a new life with my Family.

As soon as payment is effected, and the amount mentioned above is successfully transferred into your account, we intend to use our own share in acquiring some estates abroad. For this too you shall also be our
overseas manager of all our properties and you will be paid based on a certain percentage agreed on by both parties.

For now, let all our communication be by email because my line is right now connected to the South Korean Telecommunication Network services therefore we can not take the chances of being heard.

Thank you in anticipation of your cooperation.

Yours faithfully,

Odd that his name is neither  “Noh” nor “Roh.”  By the way, has anyone ever heard the name “Sheng” as a Korean name, or is that just “Shin” spoken in a Yoruba accent? 


  1. you MUS submit this to NBC Dateline.

    they scam scammers and show it on TV.

    i want to see if these are Koreans or the usual Nigerians.


  2. I can only hope that one day in the near future, we’ll be getting these e-mails from people claiming to be former high-level officials of the deposed North Korean government. I’m entitled to cling to my hopes, after all.


  3. Here is the email response I send to those scams that make it through my spam deflector — it has gotten a couple to slobber over themselves and answer thinking they have almost hooked one:

    I would really love to help. I can do this next week. But first, I need you to wire me at minimum $950. It takes $1,000 USD to open a bank account where I live, and I only have $50 in my saftey fund right now. I can’t open an account. $950 USD should be easy for you to send over.

    I wait expectedly for your reply.

    Best of luck..



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