MY DESK: MADISON -

Thanks to Troy from Oxford for today's submission to the Spam Report.

If the world's scammers had their way, every living being would know the story of Zsolt and Geza Peladi. They are the Hungarian brothers who were living in a cave, struggling to find food from day-to-day, before the death of their maternal grandmother in Germany made them millionaires (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/hungary/6704685/Brothers-living-in-cave-to-inherit-billions-from-lost-grandmother.html)

I'm still stunned frankly this story hasn't yet been optioned by Hollywood. It really is a Ripley's Believe it or Not-type tale.

However, the stories Hollywood tells are usually chalk-full of make believe. Random people don't reach out to people they don't know and tell them their fortune lies in an inheritance from an unnamed relative.

Also, one of the Spam Report's telltale fraudulent signs is apparent. The sender's email is different than the one they want you to respond to. Big red flag.

So, the moral of today's Spam Report is this: The vast, vast, vast, vast majority of us will never be contacted out of the blue by someone claiming our fortunate future lies in responding to them about an inheritance from someone whose name they don't share.

There's a far greater likelihood of the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series, me winning the Powerball and the existence of Bigfoot being conclusively proven than the email Troy sent us leading to anything good.

Thanks Troy.

Have a great day everybody.

Adam

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From: Arjun Rawat <Arjun.Rawat@convergys.com>
Date: Sat, Nov 9, 2013 at 6:17 AM
Subject: Re: Inheritance
To:

I have an Inheritance for you contact me for more details: akilah_saeedi@msn.com