Although I never heard back from "Al" after my last email, I did get a new spam message today that made me laugh:
Dear Beneficiary; We are mandated to transfer you the total sum of $250,000Usd via Western Union by the United Nations,ECOWAS and the Nigeria Government/World Bank to compensate you on the past experience had with scammers and internet fraudsters, I have on a good authority email you the MTCN and sender's details to enable you pick up the first $5,000.00,USD and confirm receipt to us so as to enable us wire the next USD10,000.00 by tomorrow and subsequent ones since we can only send USD10,000.00 a day . Please provide Your Names, Address, Phone Number,Country of Residence to enable us process your first payment of $5,000Usd within the next 24Hours. Sender: Andy Wong, MTCN 839-309- 4906. contact Info; Mr.Paul Chavez Email:email@example.com Online Director/claims agent. Waiting to hear from you soon.