Nigerian scams are modernizing

I sometimes laugh of these scammers, but sometimes I am quit amazed of their capability to adapt to the spam filters.
My Google account caught this spam:

New nigerian scam

In text, this is :

Good Day,

I am Mr. Ming Yang,Director of operations of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd,Sai Wan Ho Branch,Hong Kong.I am here-by seeking your service in helping me receive a large amount of money and in giving a clear research and feasibility studies on areas I could invest on.Your services will be paid for,and you will be a partner,if your recommendation is accepted.

For security purpose,due to telecoms interception in Hong Kong,I shall not accept or acknowledge any phone call.Only emails would be treated in relation to this proposal but not without this code;[CODE NO:AM-001].My contact:ming_y047@yahoo.com.hk
Kind Regards

What’s wrong here ?

  • There is no amount of millions of dollars/Yen/EUR or something else.
    There is no story whatsoever
    No conditions
    They even require that you don’t contact them by phone
  • Cool, but not good enough to escape the spam filters.


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