Tuesday, June 04, 2002

E-mail scam

I get a letter almost daily now, with some variation of this:

During our investigation and auditing in this bank, my department came across a very huge sum of money belonging to a deceased person who died on September 1999 in a plane crash and the fund has been dormant in his account with this Bank without any claim of the fund in our custody either from his family or relation before our discovery to this development. Although personally, I keep this information secret within myself as to enable my plans and idea be Profitable and successful during the time of execution. The said amount was US $25,000,000.00 (Twenty Five Million United States Dollars).

As it may interest you to know, I got your impressive information through my good friends who works with chamber of commerce on foreign business relations here in Lome- Togo. It is him who recommended your person to me to be viable and capable to champion a business of such magnitude without any problem Meanwhile all the whole arrangement to put claim over this fund as
the bonafide next of kin to the deceased, get the required approval and transfer this money to a foreign account has been put in place and directives and needed information will be relayed to you as soon as you indicate your interest and willingness to assist me and also benefit your self to this great business opportunity.

First of all who are these idiots? Secondly, I wonder how many idiots fall for this. Thirdly--I wish I'd stop receiving this kind of crap. I block the emails but the names and email addresses seem to be different everyday.