Every so often, I get one of these spam emails that triggers some sort of memory. That's not easy as I've bemoaned recently about how my kids don't sleep and I'd forget my own name at times if it weren't attached to my email.
For some reason, the story of Peterson Ehido from Harare, Zimbabwe and how he was offering me part of his family claim from a political asylum camp in the Netherlands sounded familiar. In the email, he told me that helping him recover his father's savings was "100% FREE FROM RISK."
Anyone who reads this regularly knows how much I love it when people write in all CAPS. That's sarcasm by the way.
Anyhow, it's a good thing that you can search within email boxes.
So, I found he had sent me the exact same email about a month ago, in mid-January, save for one major detail. Back then, he told me the story about how his father had placed with a private security company $3.2 million and that "netherland law forbiddes me to handle this transaction because Iam not a citizen of the netherlands."
I have no idea if that's true or not, but that's not germane to today's Spam Report. What is relevant is that when he sent me the message today (which somehow contained a Sent Date of March 10, 2014), the amount of money he wants my help with to be $7.2 million.
Where'd the extra $4 million come from?
C'mon Peterson Ehido. If you're going to scam me and anyone else, you can't just miraculously find $4 million more that your father stored and that you have access to because you're his first born. Doesn't work that way.
Just hit delete folks.
Hope you had a nice weekend.
From: PETERSON EHIDO [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2014 9:25 AM
To: Adam Schrager
Subject: YOU ARE INVITED TO MY FAMILY CLAIM PLEASE
Address; Keijenbergseweg 10/12
Complement of the day to you and your love ones
I hope my email will arrive to you at good time.
My name is peterson Ehido from the Harare city of Zimbabwe, I live in the above address political asylum camp the netherlands.
Why I'm contacting you is to know how we can have a personal conversation over
my late father property which was WILL to me after the death of my father.I am telling you but it is secret from my family
that my late father secured his consignment in the netherlands vault and this is reason I am inviting you for retransfer of my later father consignment as the new beneficiary to your safe company vault or private company for security and further investment. It is my father private fund in netherland which was deposit before his death. In the year 2010 my father have a brief inlness which too his life
and brought sorrow in my life and my mother lives. I would not go far about his death because is painful to repeat the story again please.please be well informed that I am the first son of my father this is why I am in the netherland political asylum camp attempting to claim this
consignent.My father lodged in private security company the box containing of the sums of
seven million two hundred thousand united states dollars.($7,200,000.00) The netherland law
forbiddes me to handle this transaction because Iam not a citizen of the netherlands, according to my registration in the netherland political asylum camp.I will release all neccessary details to you as I hear from you please.
I have call the company and explain my father death, I am the first son and the claim document is in my possesion
and the director advise that I should come forward for the claims. I would like you to represent my name
as the new beneficiary and claim my consignment. It is 100% FREE FROM RISK. The company advised that I must be with a new beneficiary
to make it easy and simple as i registrated in political asylum camp.
In my next mail I will explain the full details of the consignment box and it secure and free from risk,
I shall tell you more about myself when I read from you.
You may as well tell me little more about yourself when replying. He is my mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Please you are free to call my only line +31 617646561
Waiting for your reply.
Thanks and best regards,