An estranged super-richprince asking you for some fund is part and packet of the Internet experience. The usual patter isa moderately dry business proposition where a small advance-fee could recall millions of dollars within a few months. But at a time where everybody can spot a fishy email victimize, one conman has upped his game.

The email realized its channel into the inbox of the website Anorak , whichcouldnt refuse sharing the plight of good old-time Abacha Tunde. Harmonizing to the letter, below, he was Nigerias firstly astronaut who was unwittingly left on board trade secrets Soviet space laboratory when the Soviet Union disbanded in 1990( actually1 991 ).

However, he was still getting paid for his years of ongoing solitary service, is tantamount to over $15 million. A cool 20 percentage of that fund could now be yours … if you compensate$ 3 million for a reappearance spaceflight to pick him up. Of trend, he needssomeone else to pay the upfront overheads, as thelaw prohibits civil servant to open and operate foreign accounts.

Unfortunately, there has never been a Nigerian person in space nor would it be possible the stay in space since the 90 s without many cargo moves in between. On meridian of that, the email says he’s exclusively “ve been there” for 14 years hitherto he was left stranded in 1990, suggesting that it are liable to be old-time. But, then again, it’s probablybest not to fact-pick the email too much.

Theres no telling if the email is a genuine assault at a victimize or only a parody. Or even some viral marketing for Matt Damons new film where he inevitably getsstranded in space again.

Regardless, we wish you well, Major Tundewherever you may be.

Check out a snippet from the email below and find the full version on Anorak .

Dear Mr. Sir,


I am Dr. Bakare Tunde, the cousin of Nigerian Astronaut, Air Force Major Abacha Tunde. He was the first African in space when he made a secret flight to the Salyut 6 space laboratory in 1979. He was on a afterward Soviet spaceflight, Soyuz T-1 6Z to the secret Soviet military space laboratory Salyut 8T in 1989. He was stranded there in 1990 when the Soviet Union was dissolved. His other Soviet crew members returned to ground on the Soyuz T-1 6Z, but his region was taken up by reappearance cargo. There ought to have occasional Progrez supply flights to retain him departing since that time. He is in good humour, but wants to come home.

In the 14 -years since he has been on the terminal, he has accumulated flight spend and stake is tantamount to virtually$ 15,000, 000 American Dollars. This is held in a trust at the Lagos National Savings and Trust Association. If we can obtain access to this fund, we can region a down payment with the Russian Space Authorities for a Soyuz return flight to accompany him back to Earth. I am told this will cost$ 3,000, 000 American Dollars. In ordering to access the his resources of the fund we need your assistance.”

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