NIGERIAN Scam – Please do NOT SEND MONEY, I am not in Nigeria

Dear Shaded Viewers,

I am the victim of an internet fraud. I know that everyone in my address book has been receiving this Nigerian Spam. I am not in NIGERIA . PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT SEND MONEY. THIS IS A SCAM. DO NOT WRITE TO ME at because I will not receive it the Nigerian Shady Viewers are the only recipients of that address. Look at the response they have sent to Nicola Formichetti now they are customizing their spam to reflect what ever they receive in my mail or read on this blog. I DO NOT NEED YOUR MONEY TO GET BACK FROM NIGERIA FOR LONDON FASHION WEEK.




Here is the initial letter:

I have given all information over to Internet Crime Complaint Center. I suggest if you have had your e mail account compromised you do the same.

how are you doing today i am sorry that i didn’t inform you
about my travelling out of the country on an official assignment,
“journalism of course” i was going to cover and bring back story from
a glamourous fashion show in south africa. It has been a very sad and
bad moment for me, the present condition that i found myself is very
hard for me to explain, i am really stranded in Nigeria cos the flight
i boarded with my camera man Anthony had a late night stop over here,
and we forgot our luggages and my small hand bag in the Taxi where my
money, passport, documents and other valuable things were kept on our
way to the Hotel that we intend to spend the night, we have informed
the Nigerian authorities to help recover our stuffs, and they have
assured of doing their best to get it back. i also contacted our
embassy back here regarding helping me out to reach our destination,
they said it will cost me and anthony $2000 to secure a new passport
and visa because we need it to be able to get into south africa. I am
facing a hard time here because i have no money on me, and am afraid
of informing my office of this, because i will be put-off the
assignment immediately, i had to work hard to beat susan to it she is
a serious threat and competition to my job, the complicating thing
about this whole issue is that this is my first major assignment of my
career, ooh God i am so confused.I need you to help me with the visa
money and i will also need $1600 to feed and help myself and anthony
until the visa is ready, so please can you help me with a sum of $3500
to sort out my problems here? I need this help so much and on time
because i am in a terrible and tight situation here. I sent you this
e-mail from my pocket blackberry thank goodness i had it in my pocket
i found your email address there. I need this help from you urgently,
pls visit any western union outlets around you and send the money to
Anthony he was smart to have had an extra passport in his camera bag
though it has expired, but we have been assured that he can receive
the money with
it. so below is the address to send it to……

Name:Anthony ikpe
Address: 45 churchill st.
City: victoria island
State: lagos,
Zipcode: 23401
Country: Nigeria

even if you cannot afford the whole money I will appreciate what so
ever you can afford to send me for now and I promise to pay back your
as soon as i return home.
Really hope to read from you soon
Diane Pernet.

Sent from my AT&T Wireless BlackBerry

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.