MY DESK: MADISON -

I'm not even sure where to start with the email below as it's just fraught with problems. I've been trying to think of something pithy to say and remain stumped.

I like that he's apologizing for invading my privacy, but let's just be blunt here: You're more likely to see a Saola, a long-horned ox, in the hills of Vietnam (http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/rare-mammal-sighted-vietnam-years-20870364) than you are to share an inheritance with a Mr. Soon from Singapore who apparently is so well connected with "influential and wealthy" clients that he's reaching out blindly to you to help him with a secret account of 105 million Euro.

So, I just broke out the conversion calculator on line and that's more than $141 million. Maybe I should help out Mr. Soon after all. Or maybe I should just hit delete.

The Saola is a pretty rare animal in case you're wondering.

Oh, and by the way, this guy gets major points off for incorrectly spelling the word "consent" in his subject line. Sorry, pet peeve.

Take care,

Adam

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From: C TAO Soon [mailto:shupemiler1@yahoo.com]
Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2013 5:41 AM
To: Recipients
Subject: I seek your consentt


Apologies for invading your privacy like this! I am Mr. Soon; I lost one of my most influential and wealthy clients who had a secret account worth €105,000,000.00 EUR with UOB Singapore while alive. I seek your consent to partner with me to recover and share the monies. All the documents will be legally applied for and procured by me. Please send me a confidential response if you think you can be trusted I await your quick response. chmtsoon01@yahoo.com.sg