The Spam Report: Day #60: "Complement of the season 2014"
We recently got new laptop computers here at work and while I've been able to tweak the settings somewhat, I remain vexed by the small print I see when I log on.
I'm using my reading glasses which have been taped together thanks to my sitting on them a couple months ago and being too stubborn to realize that in my mid-40's, this condition is not going to miraculously go away.
Unless I contact Barrister Richard Henk, who now lives in the Netherlands with his family, but who traveled to London and the Royal Bank of Scotland back in December, 2009 to make a $6 million deposit with Mr. Mohammed Asraf. Apparently, Mr. Asraf subsequently died in an Air India crash in May, 2010. I'm sure with the money he'll share with me, I can find a cure to the middle-age-bad eyesight disease that I have.
Now, I should point out the link Mr. Henk provides in the email that I independently confirmed through Google (since we NEVER click on links in emails from people we don't know) says a Mr. Muhammed Asraf died in that plane crash.
I had to put on the reading glasses to make sure I was seeing that accurately. Yes, Mr. Henk switched "Muhammed" to "Mohammed." I'm guessing the bank would think that matters.
Spelling matters. The fine print matters. Avoiding being scammed matters.
Reading glasses matter... no matter how much I want to fight it.
The moral of today's Spam Report is: Nothing says welcome to the new year like access to millions in an overseas bank account that belongs to a guy who was killed in a plane crash being offered to you by an English lawyer who can't spell his own former client's name accurately.
If you have spam emails you want to warn your neighbors about, feel free to send them to me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Then, just hit delete.
From: BARRISTER RICHARD HENK [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2014 7:21 AM
To: Adam Schrager
Subject: complement of the season 2014
ING BANK NV
Foreign Transfer Services
ING Bank LEGAL ADVISER DEPARTMENT
contact Manager Barrister Richard Henk
2000 AB Haarlem (Noord-holland
Post Office Box 71 2000 AB haarlem
Haarlem, by Giant Savings
Tel:+31 684 96 7050
Tel: +31686 33 06 87
Complement of the season 2014
This is barrister Richard Henk I am living in the netherland with my family, and I am a legal adviser/business consultant, I am inviting you to business opportunity which involved a huge amount of money for investment,. Considering the fact that this is a 6,000,000.00 Dollars' deal, I have other business opportunity coming up because this is just a begining of the 2014. I very careful and also because we have not met face to face. You and I do hear of many Internet frauds nowadays. Now, I want to put my faith in you and if at the end you do good we continue other great deal and if you run away with the money, I will stop other higher opportunity.. This is Mr. Asraf's account information and all you need is information to get this deal reach you in your country of origin which I barrister Richard Henk have in my possession.This has to do with bank to bank transaction, and I am working with the above bank address for your immediate contact.
Bank name: Royal Bank of Scotland
Bank Address: London, England
Account name: Mohammad Asraf
Account Number: 1103-8022-1351
Account Balance: 6,000,000.00 U.S. Dollars
Date of deposit: 19th December, 2009
Account officer: Anita Morgan
I was with Mr. Asraf as a legal witness when this money was deposited as fixed deposit in 2009. Since his demise, I have visited this bank three times. This is all you need at the moment to contact the bank. If there is any query from the bank, do not answer them until you hear from me. And our agreement still stands: 40% for you while 60% for me (in our agreement is our faith. Ensure it stands, Please).You asked for the confirmation of his involvement in the plane crash. Now I provide it for you below on this website: