Seriously, why does Skype even have a directory. It seems to only be useful to spammers. Unless, of course, this message is for real:
Hello Dagan, Am a Banker in Ghana with a very important business information to share with you which will be of great benefit to us because it is in connection with your name.One Late Mr. Shafi A.Dagan a citizen of your country had a fixed deposit with my bank in 2006 valued at over $18.4 Million U.S. Dollar, the due date for this deposit was the 16th of September 2009. Sadly Mr. Shafi was among the death victims in the May 12 2008 China earthquake that left over 67,000 people dead.
My bank management is yet to know about his death, I knew about it because he was my friend and am his account officer. Mr. Shafi did not mention any Next of Kin/Heir when the account was opened.Last week my Bank Management requested that Mr. Shafi should give instructions on what to do about his funds,if to renew the contract.This is why I have been looking for a means to handle the situation, because if my Bank Directors happens to know that Mr. Shafi is dead and do not have any Heir,they will take the funds for their personal use, so I don't want such to happen.
That was why when I saw your name on Skype I was happy and am now seeking your co-operation to present you as Next of Kin to the account since you have the same name with him and my bank will release the account to you.The transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law.It is better that we claim the money than allowing the Bank Directors to take it, they are rich already. I am not a greedy person so I am suggesting we share the funds equal 50% to both parties,Let me know your mind on this and please do treat this information as TOP SECRET.I shall give you the full details once I receive your urgent response through email.
Mr. Daniel Asiedu