Hello fellow zobopians! Once again I get the craziest spam e-mail. It ‘almost’ seems legitimate. But why would anybody from good ol’ jolly England contact me about money? I don’t know anybody in in the U.K. about somebody who died in 1999. This ladies & gentlemen is called “phishing” e-mail. Anyone can send out mass e-mails to see if anyone responds to it. Duh! I don’t like people playing games with me! If you get one of these e-mails, just ignore it. [The e-mail is copied as-is.]
from email: David Lambert firstname.lastname@example.org
sent: Feb 27, 2014 12:45:32 PM
South Quay Plaza
183 Marsh Wall
Do accept my sincere apologies if my mail does not meet your personal ethics. I would like to introduce myself, I am David Lambert and I work with the staff in the accounts management section of a well-known bank here in the United Kingdom.
One of our accounts is holding a balance of Ўк48,375,000 (Forty Eight million, Three Hundred and Seventy Five Great British Pounds) and has been dormant for some years now.
From my investigations and confirmations, the owner of this account died on the 16th of February 1999 in an autocrash in Birmingham, here in the UK.
Since then no one has responded in anyway with regards to claiming the funds. As far as we can tell he has no family member that is aware of the existence of either the account or the funds. Information from the National Immigration Office also states that he was single on entry into the UK.
I have confidentially discussed this issue with some of the bank officials and we have agreed to find a reliable foreign partner to deal with us. We thus propose to do business with you, standing in as the next-of-kin. We will process these funds from the deceased and release them to you, after due
processes have been followed.
This transaction is totally risk free as the funds is
legitimate and devoid of any illegal/illicit activity. Please think this over and should you be interested, do let me hear from you ASAP.
SPAM, SPAM, SPAM, SPAM, SPAM! Until next time…