12.12.13

Phishing/scam email of the day

I thought I'd share this little gem just because it is slightly unusual (in that the sender is 'in the UK') while at the same time having all the hallmarks of a scam or phishing email. (nice to see that this type of scam dates back to 1830 - obviously not involving email!)

Anyway here it is in all it's glory, enjoy.

Hello,
 
I'm Sandra Baker, I'm 15 years old girl I live in Bolton UK before my Dad died in a car accident 3 years ago, I now live with my step-mother in Warrington.
My mother died immediately she gave birth to me. My dad late Mr. John Baker was a big business man in UK before he died in a car accident 2010 I am the only child of my father, he died 3 days after the accident.

 
He bequeathed all his life savings to me, I tried to raise money from the bank but the bank MD CEO refused, he said I should present someone old enough so that they can transfer the funds to the person, with the fact that i can not be in control of the huge amount of funds because I am still a teenager and it is contrary to the law of the United Kingdom.
 
I would have told my step mother to help me in raising funds from the bank but she is not a good woman, my father warned me against her life before he died, now that I live with her, I now understand that what my Dad said about her was true, because it does not give me attention she do not care if I'm correct or not.If you are interested please reply me on my email: (email removed)
 
Regards,
Sandra Baker

This email is an example of Inheritance Fraud



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1 comment:

  1. It's sad that some poor people actually fall for these :(

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