I got an email from my Angolan friend, Dorathy Barnado, today.



I am Dorathy Barnado the wife of a late Military General an erstwhile top-ranking member of a frontline liberation movement in Angola,whose organization had engaged the Angola government in a protracted civil war since 1975.

I am therefore contacting you to assist me in channeling $4.5Million U.S Dollars belonging to my late husband into a productive investment ventures instead of war.I looks to make this investment discreetly under discretionary asset management arrangement.

I have contacted you on the consideration that you can assist me and work out the possibility of placing this fund with you for management either in your existing establishment or other venture to be undertaken at your discretion under terms to be agreed upon. I therefore prefers that this investment be made in your country.

I shall be expecting your response in order to furnish with details of the funds. All replies in response of this mail shall be directed to my private email address: dbarnado@[spammer].net

Yours truly,
Email: dbarnado@[spammer].net

OK, she’s not my friend, and I do not know her. But I can spot a scammer when I see one, and “Dorathy” is such a scammer. To be specific, this is an example of a Nigerian 419 scam, even though she claims to be in Angola.

I frankly don’t care how much they promise, I know it’s a scam. And you can’t cheat an honest man.

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