Good morning all,

Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I spent the last few days in San Francisco, at the annual conference of the Investigative Reporters and Editors organization. 1500 journalists from the world of broadcast, online, newspaper and magazines were learning, sharing, refining their craft.

There are a lot of folks out there doing wonderful work to help their communities. 

Anyhow, helping our community has been the inspiration behind The Spam Report.

I don't think I had ever thought more of the African nation of Burkina Faso than I have since I started this. Today, I was queried about whether I wanted to pretend to be the long-last relative of a Frenchman (oui, oui) who has a huge dormant account in a Burkina Faso bank or if I wanted to go into business with a Burkina Faso nut salesman (think sesame and cashews).

Pretty sure neither one of these are on the up and up, so I've put them both here as a warning. That said, I do love nuts.

However, one has to wonder how a Burkina Faso nut salesman finds a Wisconsin reporter, don't you? And this sentence doesn't exactly inspire confidence, "I am not telling you to send me money but to come down and see the market  you want to buy."

Just hit delete.

Take care,


From: [] On Behalf Of michael salomon
Sent: Monday, June 30, 2014 4:00 AM
Subject: NEED A BUYER.

Dear Friend,

My name is Mr DARANGO MICHEL SALOMON ,i am living in Burkina-faso.If you are in need of  SESAME,CASHEW NUTS you can get it here in Burkina-faso.

They are two quality here of sesame:

1-Pure white.
2-Dirty white.

You can get those SESAME from the best region who use to produce that means direct from the farmers.I can also help you in those things:

1-Help you rent a store.
2-Help you get an forwarding agent.

After you are in the possession on your sesames ,cashew the  truck can help you to the port of your own choice.We have three nearest ports like:

1-TEMA PORT ( Ghana).

2-COTONOU PORT ( Benin ).

3.LOME PORT ( Togo )

I am not telling you to send me money but to come down and see the market  you want to buy. You can also contact me with my number ( Tel:+226 76-18-95-40  - +226 79-19-02-52 )

NB/ For my side after satisfation you have to pay me my commission :

1-For showing you all place you can get those sesames  cashew .
2-According to the quantity of the sesames, cashew you buy.
3-If you want my commission  can be per tonnes of what you buy.

Infact we can discuss that one face to face and i believe that you will be very satisfy.

Here is my alternative email address" " or " "


-----Original Message-----
From: Diani Kabori []
Sent: Sunday, June 29, 2014 6:56 PM


From: Mrs Diani Kabori.

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Dear Friend,

Compliment of the season to you; this message might meet you in utmost surprise.

However, it's just my urgent need for foreign partner that made me to contact you for this transaction I am a banker by profession from Burkina Faso in West Africa and currently holding the post of manager auditing and accounting unit of the bank. I have a business proposal of Ten Million United States Dollars which I want you to handle with me from my bank as the  beneficiary to the fund.

This fund is the balance deposit by one of our late customer from France Mr. Paul Louis Halley, he was an importer/exporter and a shareholders in telecommunication here in Burkina Faso. Firstly, you will have to open communication with our bank by applying for the claim as the (beneficiary) to the fund, I shall be directing you on process to get this fund transfer into your account after applying. All expenses incurred by you and me in this transaction will be deducted out from 5% of the total fund before the sharing of the money in ratio of 50/50.

 From banking experience it will take up to fourteen (14) working days to conclude this transfer, also this fund can be transfer to you in any form of your choice. This matter should be a confidential between you and me and please delete it if you are not interested; If you are interested, please send me your full contact information as below and thereafter I will send to you TEXT OF APPLICATION FORM to apply for the fund. I will appreciate your kind gestures towards this fortune, may the Almighty God who provide for everyone bless you.

1. Full name:.........

2. Current Address:.........

3. Telephone N°:...........

4. Occupation:.............