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WHITTIER -- The e- mail offering to donate $25 million to St. Michael Orthodox Church in Whittier was from a former military officer who had converted from Islam to Christianity.
"Praise the Lord!' it began.
Brother Joseph Azeez Sanni of Nigeria claimed he had accepted bribes before his religious conversion. Now, he felt guilty and wanted to donate the funds to the Whittier church. He said he could not give it to a Nigerian ministry because the government might investigate.
"Send to me necessary banking information and bank address, telephone and fax number,' the e-mail said. "This is real and not a joke.' "This is real all right a real scam,' said Mike Moregon, special agent for the U.S. Secret Service in the Los Angeles office.
The right thing to do is to tell them to give back the money they have stolen. What shall a man give in exchange for his soul? If you want to catch one of these greedy people then you must think like them and set a trap that forces them to pick up the money from an obsevable location e.g. you have a friend in Nigeria and have sent the money to him. Please go and pick it up soon.