Raising an Eyebrow.

Fake Million Dollar Bill

Things must be looking up for me!  Why?  Because I just got this message in Facebook from Joseph Nougenou!  

Dear [Stuck]

I am Barrister Kabir, a solicitor at law. I am making this proposal to you in respect to the death of Late Mr.J.R.Phillips, who was my client until death leaving some huge amount of money (USD 8,500.000, Eight Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in a bank. After unsuccessful attempts to locate their relations, I decided to contact you. I need your assistance in getting this fund back from the bank. You have to send me with your full information such as:

1.Your Full Names.
2.Your Address.
3.Your Occupation.
4.Your Age.
5.Your Telephone number
6.Your Email Address.

Am waiting to hear from you.



Contact me through my email address,
Rue de Belgique Cassablanca,
Email: barristerkabir@gmail.com

Pretty exciting stuff, right?  Even though all I could think of when I read it was, “I wonder who shot J. R.?”

So I decided to click on the profile picture of the sender, to learn a bit more about him.  Apparently, Joseph Nougenou looks like this:

Joseph Nougenou.  I dunno, maybe he had gender dysphoria and had to do something about it.  Don’t judge, haters.

I wondered who else might have gotten a letter, and I came up with thisReally?  A scam?
A fraud?  My ship never came in after all! 

Awww, dangit!

raised eyebrow

photo credits Simon Davison & Shimelle

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7 thoughts on “Raising an Eyebrow.”

  1. Crap. There goes my chance to come to you as your favorite sister and beg for a mill or so for a very needy vacation………JR, huh? Good old JR. And you say he left you all that money….and you did not believe Joseph Nougenou? You are SUCH a suspicious observer.

  2. You’ll notice I said ‘needy vacation’ as opposed to ‘needed vacation’. It was a’purpose. Everything I need is needy.

    1. Yeah, I would have brought you along. We could have gotten a couple balcony staterooms on one of those Carnival ships…I hear they’re pretty cheap these days. Oh well…another day, another dream dashed against the rocks. Sigh.

    1. Thank you. It’s true — I saw my whole Richie Rich life before me in all its splendor…but alas, it was not to be. What I could do with Eight Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars…! That’s some huge amount!

  3. Hello, I got a similar message in facebook yesterday. I thought I was going to be a millionaire but damn it! I googled it and saw your comments. Here’s the message I received yesterday:
    I’m Mr.Joseph Nounegnou, Attorney to the Court of Lomé (TOGO). One of my clients, who shares the same name as yours who died following a car accident which resulted in an internal bleeding, I put myself in contact with you to seek your help to share the money left behind by my client (a sum of € 6 million Euro) is currently in the bank.
    Please contact me via the email below for more details: ( josephnounegnou@outlook.com )
    Best regards.
    Royal Legal In-com
    Mr. Joseph Nounegnou (Esq)
    Solicitors & Advocate
    Rue du Haho,PB 333, Lome-Togo

    That’s ridiculous 🙂 who can believe it ??? 😀

    1. I know, right? I’ve been hearing about these scams for years, but this is the first time I’ve had it happen to me. I’m glad you found my post — hard to believe that people do fall for it, but P.T. Barnum was right when he said there was a sucker born every minute. Sorry about the millionaire thing, though. Guess we’re both destined to work for a living. 😉 Thanks for the visit!

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