Terrible news for me this morning. Chief Mustapha Ouank was due to transfer $47,500,000.00 (forty seven million, five hundred thousand United States dollars) from the National Petroleum corporation into my account this morning, and it hasn’t arrived.
Now I discover that the SAT – 3 cable which connects Nigeria to the Internet has been damaged underwater, and Nigeria will only have a skeleton Internet service for the next 10 days.
The damage to the mainstay of Nigeria’s terrestrial Internet service provision, SAT3, has disrupted businesses in the private and public sectors across the country as most banks could not meet their obligations to their customers.
There must be anxious people all over the world waiting for their millions to arrive – and lowly clerks in Nigerian Petroleum companies having their hopes dashed today.
Estimates put the losses gains from these “Nigerian Advance Fee” operations at over $1 million “every single day” in the U.S. alone.
This could be an economic disaster of biblical proportions. Be on your guard, if you receive an e-mail from a Nigerian offering to transfer money to you in the next few days, it will be fraudulent, they don’t have Internet at the moment…..best wait for a genuine one.