Every get an e-mail that implies that you have won the lottery or that if you will just help this unknown person out you will be rich beyond your dreams?
Best advice is to just delete the e-mail and do not ‘pass go’. It is true that you will not collect your $200, but you also won’t drain your bank account. This e-mail proposes to aid in committing a number of crimes. When the Phishing e-mail works it makes it doubling hard to report that you were scammed to the authorities. Anyway on with the e-mail, it tells quite the tale bad grammar and all.
Before I introduce myself, I wish to inform you that this letter is a very important one and I urge you to treat it serious. This letter must come to you as a big surprise, but I believe it is only a day that people meet and become great friends and business partners. Please I want you to read this letter very carefully and I must apologize for barging this message into your mail box without any formal introduction due to the urgency and confidentiality of this business and I know that this message will come to you as a surprise. Please this is not a joke and I will not like you to joke with it ok,
With due respect to your person and much sincerity of purpose, I make this contact with you as I believe that you can be of great assistance to me. My name is Sr. Gulliver Fritsch, from Paris France. I am a telex manager in a bank here in my country, please see this as a confidential message and do not reveal it to another person and let me know whether you can be of assistance regarding my proposal below because it is top secret.
I am about to retire from active Banking service to start a new life but I am sceptical to reveal this particular secret to a stranger. You must assure me that everything will be handled confidentially because we are not going to suffer again in life. It has been long time now that one of the directors of Dutch Construction Company here deposited a huge sum of (€25million Euros) here in a fix suspense deposit with our bank and I’m the account holder to the late deceased as he did not Will the funds to anybody before he died.
Before I send this message to you, I have already diverted the funds to an escrow account belonging to no one in the bank. The bank is anxious now to know who the beneficiary to the funds is because they have made a lot of profits with the funds. It is more than Eight years now the Dutch Construction Company director died and no one to claim these very funds because there is no next of kin. The (€25million Euros) has been laying waste in our bank and I don’t want to retire from the bank without transferring the funds to a foreign account to enable me share the proceeds with the receiver. The money will be shared 50/50.I only want you to assist me by providing a reliable bank account where the funds can be transferred.
You are not to face any difficulties or legal implications as the director of the foreign remittance department of the bank is a closed friend to me therefore he’ll handle the transfer very well. If you are capable of receiving the funds, do let me know immediately to enable me give you a detailed information on what to do. I don’t want to miss this golden opportunity but you must keep the details of the funds secret to avoid any leakages as no one in the bank knows about the plans.
Please get back to me if you are interested and capable to handle this project, I shall intimate you on what to do when I hear from your confirmation and acceptance. If you are capable of being my trusted associate, do declare your consent to me. I am looking forward to hear from you immediately for further information.
Sr. Gulliver Fritsch,