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An Unbelievable Email


I received the following email. There just is no way this is real.

I am Mr.Donald Trump the president of the united states of america and I am written to inform you about your Bank Check Draft brought by United Embassy from the government of Benin Republic to the white house Washington DC and has been mandated
to be deliver to your home address on Friday, being June 02, 2017 as soon as you get back to me with your below information.

Receiver's Name_______________
Address: ________________
City _______________
Country: ____________
Next Of Kin_____________
Phone Number: _____________
Age_____________
Nationality_____________
Text Question And Answer___________
Attach Copy Of Your ID _____________
  
You check is containing the sum of $60 million USD.
Here is my number.(253)336_8597) and (202) 852-3953) E-mails is
(mrdonaldtrumpthepresident@gmail.com) OR (mrdonaldtrumpthepresident@yahoo.com) you can call me or send me an sms, but i prefer sms because I'm always busy in the white house and i can't be able to pick calls all the time.
 
I will be waiting to hear from you immediately, thanks and God bless you.
 
Sincerely
Mr.Donald Trump
The president

How unreal can this be? There are too many ways to count. It boggles my mind.

The email address is phony; Trump wouldn’t use a gmail or yahoo email address. The capitalization errors are numerous. There has been no news that the president has had anything to do with the African nation Benin in his 100-plus days in office.

I actually want to call the phone numbers but am afraid to.

Please, please, please, nobody believe this.

Until next time! Use the right words!

leebarnathan.com

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A Response to a Scam Email


I’m not sure if I should laugh, cry or wince. Maybe all three.

I especially love how this obvious scam email tries to establish credibility with a link that supposedly takes you to the actual BBC News website’s home page but in fact goes to an Error 404 message. How legitimate is that?

I am Attorney Mamadou Samurai , I have decided to bestow this trust on
you, which I pray you will not ignore or betray. I apologize in
advance for any inconveniences this may cause you. I am the Personal
Attorney to late Engineer P. B. Corcoran, who was a contractor here in
Benin Republic. He died 2003 with his entire family perished in
Air-Crash on board from Cotonou. View the below BBC web site for more
information, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/ africa/3348109.stm

As a matter of fact, my client made a fixed deposit amount, valued at
($18.5m) Million USD with a Financial Institution here in Benin Rep,
upon the duration time of their agreement, His Bank started contacting
him but no response consequently, the bank issued me a notice to
provide the next of kin to the deceased as his personal attorney, or
have his account confiscated after ten years, as it is in the law of
this country.

Since then, I have made several contacts to his countries embassy in
order to locate any of my clients extended relatives, which had also
been unsuccessful. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the
relatives for over two years now, I seek your consent to present you
as the next of kin of the deceased since none of his relatives were no
way to be found so that the proceeds of this account valued at $18.5
million dollars could be transferred into your bank account.
Thereafter, we will both share it in percentage according to our
contributions to boost the success of this great transaction.

I have all the necessary information’s that can be used to back up the
claims from the bank where the fund was deposited by the deceased. All
I require is your honest cooperation to enable us make this great
benefiting transaction successfully.

I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement
that will protect you from any breach of the law. And the way we are
going to achieve this, I will need the following information from you,

Your Full Name and Address, Your Age, Occupation and Position,
Your Telephone and Mobile for Communication Purpose. For privacy, reply to my
private Email attorneymamadousamurai3@gmail.com

I await your reply ASAP.

Best Regards,
Attorney Mamadou Samurai

If I could reply, I’d reply like this:

Dear Mamadou Samurai (if that is indeed your real name. How do you get an African name meaning  “Mohammed” and a Japanese name meaning “a member of the warrior class of feudal Japan?”):

Not only do I ignore and betray this trust, I don’t apologize for anything. There is no P.B. Corcoran, no plane crash, no money, no embassy contacts. I am not the next of kin, nor have I ever been to Africa. You cannot pass me off as next of kin as this is an illegal act and, therefore, not a legitimate arrangement as you say. This is obviously a scam and I will report you to the highest authority. There is nothing legitimate about this. It is all a breach of law. There is nothing honest about cooperating with you. You will never get my personal information, and I will not be privately replying to your private email ASAP.

You obviously don’t speak English as a first language, for if you had, you would have known the following:

  1. What to capitalize and not capitalize,
  2. Proper punctuation,
  3. Proper word tense,
  4. Proper word choice (example: “countries embassy” instead of “country’s embassy and the name of the country: Republic of Benin, not Benin Rep)
  5. Redundancy

Worst Regards.

Until next time! Use the right words!

leebarnathan.com

November 8, 2016 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.

Name: DR. SHITU ABUBAKAR

DIRECT TEL: 0022967901883

Email:diamondbank04@citromail.hu

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

delay.

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

Ugh.

Until next time! Use the right words!

leebarnathan.com

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