There I was, innocently cleaning out my email spam traps, when look what I should find…
NEED A SOLID PARTNER AND PROOF
From: UK AIRPORT OFFICER (email@example.com)
I am Frank Williams Director Inspection Unit United Nations Inspection Agent in heathrow International Airport London UK. During our investigation, I discovered An abandoned shipment from a Diplomat from West Africa under ship forwarder was transferred from west African Airport to our facility here in LONDON UK and when scanned it revealed an undisclosed sum of money in a Metal Trunk Box weighing approximately 110kg each. The consignment was abandoned because the Content was not properly declared by the consignee as money rather it was declared as personal effect to avoid diversion by the Shipping Agent also the Diplomat inability to pay for Non Inspection Fees.
On my assumption, each of the boxes will contain more that $3 to $4M each and the consignment is still left in storage house till today through a registered shipping Company, Courier Dispatch Service Limited a division of Tran guard LTD. The Consignment they are two metal box with weight of about 110kg each (Internal dimension: W61 x H156 x D73 (cm). Effective capacity: 680 L.)
Approximately, The details of the consignment including your name the official document from United Nation office in west Africa are tagged on the Metal Trunk box. I will advice you to Provide your Phone Number and Your full address, to cross check if it corresponds with the address on the official document including the name of your nearest Airport and other details. You can send the required details to me for onward delivery. All communication must be held extremely confidential. I can get everything concluded within 3-6 hours upon your acceptance and proceed to your address for delivery. But i must get assurance from you concerning my 50% before i will proceed.
I want us to transact this business and share the money,since the shipper have abandoned it and ran away.I will pay for the Non inspection fee and arrange for the boxes to be moved out of this Airport to your address, Once we are through i will deploy the services of a secured shipping Company geared to provide the security it needs to your doorstep. or i can bring it by myself to avoid any more trouble. But i will share it 50% to you and 50% to me. But you have to assure me of my 50%.
Below are my direct telephone numbers and i wait to hear from you. Please contact me only on this email address (firstname.lastname@example.org)
INSPECTION OFFICER UNITTED KINGDOM DIPLOMAT AGENCY
Now, I don’t recall requesting any multimillion dollar shipments from West Africa, but if this inspection officer is willing to play ball, who am I to turn down all that money? And this email has really forced me to open my eyes and look at some of my prejudices. I had just assumed that everyone working for the UK Diplomat Agency had a solid command of the English language. Well, you learn something new every day.
But before I could even write back to Frank, I received…
Re: MR CHRIS LUCAS GET BACK TO ME
From: Mr.Chris Lucas (email@example.com)
My Name Is Mr.Chris Lucas.Of Group Finance Director Department Of The Barclays Bank London Plc. I Am Sending This Private Email Based On The Confidentiality Of The Transaction. Please, I Will Like To Advise If After Going Through My Proposal And You Do Not Accept It; Kindly Keep It To Your Self. As Of This Moment, I Am Still In Service With The Barclays Bank. And I Will Not By Any Means Like To Lose My Job, If You Are Not Interested. I Have Put In Over 23 Years In This Bank But I Do Not Have Anything To Show For It.
This Is Just My Opportunity To Make Sure That I Give My Children A Decent Training. Infact I Am Sick And Tired Of Everything Here I Need To Get Out. I Found Out That You Almost Met All The Statutory Requirements In Respect Of Your Payment. Please Be Equally Advised That No Security Company In world Can Handle Your Contract Payment/Inheritance Fund With Any Bank Without The Instructions Of The Barclays Bank .
Your Problem Is That Of Interest Group In The Barclays Bank London That Is Supposed To Transfer Your Fund valid at USD$25.5 Milion With The Approval Of The Board of Directors (B.O.D) A Lot Of People Are Interested In Your Payment And That Explains Why You Receive Emails And Phone Calls From Different People Everyday. Their Whole Game Plan Is To Frustrate You In Order For You To Abandon The Contract Payment And Then, They Will Be Comfortable And Free Enough To Transfer The Contract Funds Into Their Overseas Account. Their Aim And Target Is Not The Money You Are Giving Them But To Frustrate You. Hence, You Have Lost Trust On Whom To Believe To Be Genuine.
I Can Assure You That This May Last For Years, Yet Nothing Happens. To Sum It Up, I Wish To Assure You That With My Positon Here In The Group Finance Director Department, I Will Punch The Computer And Credit Into Your Account Straight. I Can Accomplish This Under Five Working Days. But We Have To Reach An Agreement. First Of All, You Have To Let Me Know How Much You Will Give Me At The Consummation Of This Deal.
Finally, You Will Have To Accept To Keep This Transaction Strictly
Confidential If You Accept My Proposal, Kindly Get Back To Me Immediatel And Confirm Your Par-ticulars On Reply.
Whoa! This has got to be legit, because all Barclays Bank correspondence Is Written With Every Word Capitalized! And Chris sounds like he’s willing to accept less than half of the $25.5 million! It’s so nice to find someone who isn’t all about the greed, the way Frank is.
And I was very surprised to learn that those Phone Calls From Different People Everyday were actually from Barclays and not about that credit card I’m behind on. I really need to stop screening those 800 numbers! I don’t remember any $25.5 million wire transfers being made to me recently, but I’m such a doofus. I didn’t remember the huge crates of cash being shipped from Western Africa either!
Anyway, I don’t want to be greedy. I only need a few million to live on. And these guys have been so nice, and risked so much to help me. I know what I’m going to do. I’m going to ask Chris from Barclays to keep $8 million and send me the other $17.5. Then when Frank arrives with the $8 million cash in crates, I’ll tell him he gets to keep all of it, just for being so loyal to me!
What a great day! I can’t believe I almost didn’t read those emails because they ended up in my spam folder.