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 station in 1979. He was on a later Soviet spaceflight, Soyuz T-16Z to the secret Soviet military space station Salyut 8T in 1989. He was stranded there in 1990 when the Soviet Union was dissolved. His other Soviet crew members returned to earth on the Soyuz T-16Z, but his place was taken up by return cargo. There have been occasional Progrez supply flights to keep him going since that time. He is in good humor, but wants to come home.
In the 14-years since he has been on the station, he has accumulated flight pay and interest amounting to almost $ 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 money, we can place a down payment with the Russian Space Authorities for a Soyuz return flight to bring him back to Earth. I am told this will cost $ 3,000,000 American Dollars. In order to access the his trust fund we need your assistance.
Consequently, my colleagues and I are willing to transfer the total amount to your account or subsequent disbursement, since we as civil servants are prohibited by the Code of Conduct Bureau (Civil Service Laws) from opening and/ or operating foreign accounts in our names.
Needless to say, the trust reposed on you at this juncture is enormous. In return, we have agreed to offer you 20 percent of the transferred sum, while 10 percent shall be set aside for incidental expenses (internal and external) between the parties in the course of the transaction. You will be mandated to remit the balance 70 percent to other accounts in due course.
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Now its Amber Rudd! Highly appropriate given the nature of the hoax.
Notorious e-mail prankster fools Tory minister who's leading a crackdown on internet giants
Home Secretary Amber Rudd is the latest target of a hoaxer whose past victims included Anthony Scaramucci and Mark Carney
21:48, 9 AUG 2017 UPDATED21:55, 9 AUG 2017
A notorious e-mail prankster has tricked the Tory Cabinet minister who's leading a high-profile crackdown on internet giants.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd is the latest target of a hoaxer whose past victims included ex-White House communications chief Anthony Scaramucci and Bank of England governor Mark Carney.
The prankster, who goes by the name Sinon Reborn on Twitter and is said to be a a 39-year-old web designer from Manchester, set up a fake e-mail account in the name of Theresa May's chief No10 spin doctor Robbie Gibb.
He messaged the Home Secretary's personal account after Mr Gibb confirmed he was leaving his job at the BBC to join the Prime Minister.
White House special counsel Ty Cobb engaged in a lengthy email exchange with a prankster posing as White House social media director Dan Scavino, during which Cobb asked whether there was "any drone time left" when discussing a Business Insider reporter he described as "insane."
Over the past few days, Business Insider has reported on other email exchanges in which Cobb asked this reporter if she was "on drugs" and delved into his motivations for taking a job in President Donald Trump's White House.
In the new exchange, the self-described "email prankster," who tweets under the name @SINON_REBORN and provided the emails to Business Insider, wrote to Cobb's official White House account on Tuesday night.
Asked to comment on the exchange, Cobb told Business Insider: "No idea--it is a felony of course to impersonate a government official of course, or to conspire to." He did not respond to follow-up questions.
"Good evening Ty, I've sent a complaint to twitter about the content that drugged up extremist, Natasha Bertrand, is spouting about your correspondence. Things like this on social media die quicker than a Mexican's hopes of Citizenship, Ha! but I wanted to tick all the boxes. I presume you've had no further contact from Ms Bertrand? Dan."
Cobb responded: "You the Man! She is insane. Thanks Buddy." ...