[Ads-l] ATM CARD--- CODE (222)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed May 31 16:25:38 EDT 2017


> On May 31, 2017, at 4:11 PM, Shawnee Moon <moon.shawnee at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> I wonder if they use Google Translate Nigerian to English. If I knew Nigerian, I'd type a polite letter and see how it turned out in English.

Not so easy; there’s no such thing (linguistically).  There’s Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, and a bunch of other languages spoken in Nigeria.

LH

> I have entered foreign text to get it translated and got some pretty clunky English.
> 
> Just a thought.
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> Mailed from the Moon 🌜
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>> On May 31, 2017, at 9:48 AM, Geoffrey Nathan <geoffnathan at WAYNE.EDU> wrote:
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>> Strangely enough, I got an actual 'Nigerian' letter just a few minutes ago. It contains errors that do not appear to correspond to any variety of English currently spoken (at least that I am aware of--perhaps those more attuned to West African English might see something I don't).
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>> PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS MESSAGE!!! (sorry, although just retired I still think like an IT security/privacy guy).
>> Just for your amusement.
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>> Geoff
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>> Geoffrey S. Nathan
>> WSU Information Privacy Officer (Retired)
>> Emeritus Professor, Linguistics Program
>> http://blogs.wayne.edu/proftech/
>> +1 (313) 577-1259
>> On Half-time: Generally not in office on Monday or Fridays but I do read email.
>> Nobody at Wayne State will EVER ask you for your password. Never send it to anyone in an email, no matter how authentic the email  looks.
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>> From: Honorable Minister <"www."@galaxy.ocn.ne.jp>
>> Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 11:01 AM
>> Subject: Re: ATM CARD--- CODE (222)
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>> Attention: Beneficiary,
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>> This is to officially inform you that we have verified your inheritance file and found out that why you have not received your payment is because you have not fulfilled the obligations given to you in respect of your inheritance payment.
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>> Secondly we have been informed that you are still dealing with the none officials in the bank all your attempt to secure the release of the fund to you. We wish to advise you that such an illegal act like this have to stop if you wish to receive your  payment since we have decided to bring a solution to your problem. Right now we have arranged your payment through our swift card payment center Asia pacific that is the latest instruction from Mr.president,Muhammadu Buhari (gcfr) president federal republic  of Nigeria and federal ministry of finance.
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>> This card center will send ATM card which you will use to withdraw your money from any ATM machine in the world, you can also shop with the card, but the maximum is Six thousand dollars per day, so if you wish to receive your fund through this method,  please let us know by contacting the card payment center and also send the following information to enable him proceed immediately
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>> 1. Full name:
>> 2. Phone and fax number:
>> 3. Address were you want them to send
>> The ATM card to (B.O box not acceptable, ONLY YOUR ADDRESS):
>> 4. Your age and current occupation:
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>> However, kindly find below the contact person:
>> Mr. Godwin Emefiele
>> Governor Central Bank of Nigeria
>> Tel: +2349083279268
>> Official email:mrgodwinemfiele12 at yahoo.com
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>> The ATM card payment center has been mandated to issue out $10,000,000.00 as part payment for this fiscal year 2016.Also for your information, you have to stop any further communication with another person(s) or office(s) to avoid any hiccups receiving  your ATM payment.Make sure you contact Godwin Emefiele, at this number +234809 4180 250 soon as you receive this important message for further direction and also update me on any development from the above mentioned office. Note that because of impostors,  we hereby provide you with the new government transaction code of conduct, which is (atm-222) so you have
>> to indicate this code when contacting the card center by using it as your subject.
>> 
>> Best regards,
>> Honorable Minister
>> Of Foreign Affairs. Aminu Bashir Wali, CFR
>> Address: No. 3Maputo Street, Wuse Zone 3, Abuja    
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