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Mistakes, She’s Made (More Than) a Few

I received the following email. Let’s just say that I won’t be responding, and neither should you. The number of mistakes boggles my mind.

Hope you caught the song-lyric reference in the title.

Until next time! Use the right words!

Attn: Beloved,
Good morning,

Greetings in the name of humanity, I am Mrs. Deborah Calvert Herman a citizen of Australia but presently in the Malaysia,used to beworking for the federal government, I am 50 years old, I am now anew Christian but from all indication, my health condition is really deteriorating and it is quite severe because i been suffering for a long time from cancer of the Lungs, from obvious diagnosis,I won't live more than 1 year, according to my doctors, this is because the cancer stage has gotten to a very bad stage.

My late husband died last five years ago, and during the period of our marriage we couldn't produce any child. My late husband was very wealthy and after his death, I inherited all his business and wealth.

The doctors has advised me that I may not live for more than 1 year, so I now decided to divide the part of this wealth to contribute to the development of the church in Africa, America Asia, and Europe.

I selected you after visiting the website and I prayed over it. I am willing to donate the sum of $25,000.000.00u.usd (twenty five million United States dollars) to the less privileged.

Please I want you to note that this fund is lying in a security company in Malaysia. Once i hear from you, I will forward to you all the information you will use to get fund released from the security company and to be transferred to your account.

I honestly pray that this money when transferred to your account will be used for the said purpose, because I have come to find out that wealth acquisition without humility, all is vanity.

Please provide me with the following information so I can forward it to a church attorney who used to work at times for my late husband's lawyer.

He is diligent and a Christian so I am confident he is going to handle the transaction with you and lead, advice you on how to secure the funds in your favor.

Information needed:
Full name...................................
Full address......................................
Company and address:...........................
Marital status:...............................
Fax no..............................................
Phone no:............................................

I await your urgent reply. (
Your sister
Mrs. Deborah Calvert Herman

May 23, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Another One?

I’m thinking my next book ought to be a collection of emails that clearly are scams because the writer (writers?) obviously don’t speak English as a first language.

I’ll be honest: I didn’t even bother counting the mistakes.

Attn: Beneficiary,

I am Mr Jimmy West,the director of Diamond Bank Benin. This is to

bring to your notice that my office has taking over all the money

Transaction originated from any part of African/ Europe and Asia

counties etc. as Contract payment,Fund inheritance or Lottery

Winning due to Unauthorized/incapability of financial

Institutions/security companies In releasing such huge sum of

money due to Fraud,

terrorist and money Laundry activities going on world wide.

The World Bank Group has Mandated the Diamond Bank Benin via my

Office to release funds to beneficiaries through Cash delivery, Hence

Your Name appears as one of The fund beneficiaries whom their

fund was successfully cleared recently From Terrorist and Money laundry

and your money will be released to you Through International

Cashier’s Bank Draft that will be cash able from any

International Bank in your country or cash delivery been the only way you would

receive Your money to avoid paying excess charges.

As regard to this arrangement,you are advised to contact the

telex director DR. SHITU ABUBAKAR through his direct line

0022967901883 Contact DR. SHITU ABUBAKAR with the contact

information below. Telex director Diamond bank Benin.


DIRECT TEL: 0022967901883

You are therefore advised to forward your direct telephone

numbers, Your complete name and your house address to DR. SHITU

ABUBAKAR for Immediate release of your fund to you Most importantly be

aware that ($3.5Million Dollars) Only was allocated to you,

Be also informed that the Fund Approvals and authorization

document Including Anti-terrorist Clearance Certificate was

issued in your name and has been handed over to DR.SHITU ABUBAKAR to

release to you.

Finally,DR.SHITU ABUBAKAR is standby to receive your

communication and Release your fund to you through Cash

delivery without further


Make your contact directly to him through Email contact any time

because we are working 24 Hours to be able to meet with the

mandate given by the World Bank,

Thanks for your maximum

cooperation. Mr Jimmy West


Until next time! Use the right words!

November 3, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Does Bill Gates Know?

I’ve won more lotteries and inheritances online without entering any of them than I can believe. Now, Bill Gates wants to give me $5 million. I have never met or spoken to Bill Gates. And from the looks of this email, neither have the potential scammers, who like other similar email writers don’t appear to speak English as a first language.

As always, count the mistakes. It starts with the email address, continues with the dollar amount, USD designation, random capitalizations and incorrect capitalizations, spacings, punctuation problems, misspellings, deleted words. I stopped after 35 errors.

Greetings to You

You have been gifted $5 MILLION USD From Mr Bill Gates. Contact me at this email for your claim:

I hope this information meet you well as I know you will be curious to know why/how
I selected you to receive a sum of $5,000,000,00 USD, our information below is 100%
legitimate, please see the link below:

I BILL GATES and my wife decided to donate the sum of $5,000,000,00 USD to you as
part of our charity project to improve the 10 lucky individuals all over the world
from our $78 Billion Usd I and My Wife Mapped out to help people. We prayed and
searched over the internet for assistance and i saw your profile on Microsoft email
owners list and picked you. Melinda my wife and i have decided to make sure this is
put on the internet for the world to see. as you could see from the webpage above,am
not getting any younger and you can imagine having no much time to live. although am a Billionaire investor and we have helped some charity organizations from our Fund.

After taken care of the needs of our immediate family members, Before death we
decided to donate the remaining of our Billions to other individuals around the
world in need, the local fire department, the red cross, Haiti, hospitals in truro
where Melinda underwent her cancer treatment, and some other organizations in Asia
and Europe that fight cancer, alzheimer’s and diabetes and the bulk of the funds
deposited with our payout bank of this charity donation. We have kept just 30% of
the entire sum to our selves since i am sick and am writing to you from hospital,
and my wife will be travelling to Germany for Treatment too.

To facilitate the payment process of ($5,000,000.00 USD) you are to send us

your full names……………..
your contact address…………….
your personal telephone number……………

so that i can forward your payment information to you immediately. I am hoping that
you will be able to use the money wisely and judiciously over there in your City.
please you have to do your part to also alleviate the level of poverty in your
region, help as many you can help once you have this money in your personal account
because that is the only objective of donating this money to you in the first place.

Thank you for accepting our offer, we are indeed grateful You Can Google my name for
more information: Mr Bill Gates or Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Remain Blessed

Mr Bill Gates.

I went to the Gates Foundation website and found a page devoted to scams and alerted the Foundation to this particular scam.

Until next time! Use the right words! Don’t Get Scammed!

October 20, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


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