Loyal fans of the blog--that'd be you, Mom--will recognize the old "friend" who has once again reached out to us for today's Spam Report.
You may remember Mrs. Supini Thrunkul from a couple months ago when she and I traded multiple emails because she had $47.3 million in the China Minsheng Bank that apparently belonged to my long-lost, never-existing, now-dead for 7 years cousin, Dr. Dietrich Schrager. At the time, she had me correspond with her lawyer, Barrister Skunk Moon, who remains my favorite figure in the months I've been writing this blog. I couldn't make this stuff up.
Well now, she's back, apparently having not yet scrubbed her email list for duds like mine. She's writing me now from a different email address, offering up a different phone number and representing a different bank (Tai Yau Bank Hong Kong), but that $47.3 million is the same. So, too, is the claim that it's the money of a dead relative and I'm the one who needs to get it or the Chinese government will take it to deal with its "liquidation crisis."
I've responded, so you don't have to. You should never play along with these folks as it only encourages them. I'll let you know what she/he says.
That said, feel free to share them with me: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org and I can use them to help warn our neighbors.
Take care and just hit delete.
From: Mrs.Supini Thrunkul [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2014 11:18 AM
To: Adam Schrager
Subject: Comprehensive Details
Dear Adam Schrager
Let me explain the reason why i contacted you. I am Mrs.Supini Thrunkul from Tai Yau Bank Hong Kong,I need your cooperation to transfer $47.3 million US Dollars to any trusted account within your control.
I contacted you because there is an account in our bank belonging to a customer who previously operated business in china, but has been confirmed dead in china.
This account has been dormant for 7 years and we have not heard a word from anybody who knows this customer.
We have investigated and confirmed he has no family, no wife and children. The money has stayed long enough with the bank and it is about to be reverted to the OWNERSHIP of the China Government, due to liquidation crisis.
Now the only way this money can go out of this account is when a fellow, who is lucky enough to share the same family name or nationality of the deceased, can be presented to the bank as the next of kin to the deceased.
This can be done and achieved effortlessly by a registered lawyer in China who will secure valid documents in your names to present your file to the admin department. Once this is done, the bank has no choice but to transfer all the money to your account. After the money has been transferred to your account, you will have to pay me 20% and you take 80%. Is This Ok by you? This Transaction is legal and 100% risk free. But you must keep it secret .
The process of transaction can be concluded within 4-5 working days and the money will be in your account. Write back to me immediately so that i can give you a registered lawyer contact details and i will tell you what next to do.
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