As many longtime readers will remember, I somehow botched an opportunity to embezzle millions of dollars from the Nigerian treasury with my good friend Moshood, who was the son of the late deposed dictator of Nigeria.
I was reading the news when I discovered that six men were arrested in South Africa for participating in what they are calling “The Nigerian E-mail Scam.” Because of my good friendship with Moshood, I read more. It seems these scammers were using a variation of the same letter I recieved from Moshood. Undoubtedly, they had heard of his plight and were seeking to benefit from his misfortune.
That seemed particularly cruel when you reflect that Moshood recently lost his father in a bloody and violent coup. I was not a very good friend to Moshood. I stopped replying to his e-mails months ago. And here he was, being exploited in front of the world. So I sent him an e-mail expressing my condolences.
Now we wait.