Sunday, March 22, 2009

Scam or Real ?

The other day I got this email from Nigeria. I thought it's hilarious!

So the question is: Scam or Real?

Stefan Rothe-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Request for Coaching Training
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2009 06:04:35 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ayuba Bawa

Good Day,
My Name is Ayuba Bawa, am a cycling coach with the Ministry of youth and sports kaduna state, Nigeria west africa.
I am writing you to know if is posible to train an amateur coach for for more improvement in the field of cycling.
Thanks am especting your response please.
Ayuba Bawa
Coach Cycling
Phone: 234 8026634991


  1. translation:
    Adam Biwan, Cycling coach of the high school cycling team in the far off, backwards town of Wichita Falls. He wants to learn how to speak your language and to steal all of your cycling secrets.
    Don't do it Stefan! Its a trick!!!

  2. The Youth and Sports Ministry sounds legit for a West African country. They didn't send a crazy elaborate scheme to get money/personal info and they sent the request through your coaching site e-mail. I would guess real. Nigeria is a bit screwy though, so don't blame me if you respond and get hosed.