No se si les habrá llegado esos mails de un supuesto abogado nigeriano, que pide el número de cuenta bancaria de uno, para, según dice, depositar como $10,000. Como es de esperar, lo que hace, en realidad, es vaciar completamente la cuenta, y desaparecer.

Pues bien, según The Register, uno de estos individuos fue arrestado, y acusado por robo, conspiración, y obtención de dinero en base a falsas premisas, por 376 años (!!). Harrison Odiawa, cuyo alias era Abu Belgori, logró sacar $1,939,710 de un americano.

En fin, aún existen varios más de estos estafadores, no exactamente de Nigeria (aunque la mayoría de mails provenía de ahí), así que como regla, jamás den datos importantes, y menos por email, a personas desconocidas. La recomendación de mami de no hablar con extraños, aún se aplica en el ciberespacio.

EDIT: Que casualidad, me acaba de llegar uno de estos mails, así que les pongo un ejemplo:

Greetings!!

AS YOU READ THIS MY EMAIL MESSAGE AND TO SHOW YOUR INTEREST,
KINDLY REPLY ME THROUGH MY PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS BUT IF NOT INTERESTED
PLEASE DELETE TO TRASH AND DO NOT DISCLOSE TO THIRD PARTY AS IT IS ONLY
INTENDED FOR YOU PERSONALLY

 

FROM THE AUDIT DEPARTMENT
RAND INTERNATIONAL BANK
SOUTH AFRICA
private
[email protected]}
 
My Name is William Penn, the chief auditor of RAND INTERNATIONAL BANK main branch here
in SOUTH AFRICA . On a routine inspection i discovered a dormant account with a
Ballance of $25,000,000,00 {Twenty Five Million United States of America Dollars}.
On
Further investigation, i also discovered that the account holder Late
Mr.Morris Thompson,of alaska america who perished in alaska plane crash
airlines flight 261 with other passengers aboard
as you can comfirm it through this web sites bellow:
http://archives.cnn.com/2000/US/02/01/alaska.airlines.list/

 

He died leaving no beneficiary to th e account, the bank will approve this money to any
foreigner
who have information about this account which i will give to you.
because the former operator of this account is a foreigner from alaska
America and i am certainly sure that he is dead and nobody will come to
claim this money again.Therefore i need your full cooperation
in
this transaction, i will provide all the necessary information needed
in order to claim this money, but you will need to send to me
information about yourself so that i will trust you for this business
your full name and address including you phone/fax number and your occupation

I want to assure you that this transfer is 100% risk free
you have nothing to worry about because i am with the account
information of Late Mr.Morris which i will give to you. Finally, i
promise you 30% of the total money for your corporation and assistance
while 60 % will be for me there after i and my family will visit your
country for investement and 5% will be maped out for any expensis that
might
made in the procees of succeeding the transaction while remaining 5%
will be donated to the charity and motherless babies home.

 

If you are interested, am looking forward to hear from you
Best Regard’s
William Penn
private
[email protected]}


Así que ya saben, si reciben un mail similar a este, ignórenlo y borrenlo.