Well, it's taken 275 posts and months of daily reminders not to fall for the spam/scam emails you find in your in-boxes on a daily basis, but now, thanks to today's submission from Greg W., we can all rest easy.
You see, as we end 2014, Greg was told by "Dr. Ibrahim Lamorde," who runs the "ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION" in Nigeria that not only is he the recipient of $2.5 million in fraud recovery funds, one of only 100 such people in the world to get that money, but that "Dr. Lamorde's" organization, in its efforts toward the "eradication of fraudsters and scam Artists," has "arrested all those who claim that they are barristers, bank officials, Lottery Agents who has money for transfer or want you to be the next of kin of such funds which does not exist."
Editor's note: I'm a little disappointed "Dr. Lamorde" didn't use the word "swindler" or "gouger." His vocabulary, along with his story, is lacking, but I digress.
So apparently, you see, we don't really need to remain vigilant any more as we head into 2015. The problem is solved. Regular readers (a.k.a. my mom and wife) know that means featuring my favorite clip from one of my favorite movies: "All right. Move on. Nothing to see here. Please disperse."
Or, we could continue to say thanks to folks like Greg for wanting to help keep his community and neighbors safe. And we could and likely should just keep hitting delete.
Have a safe night out there tonight.
We'll be back in 2015.
From: Dr. Ibrahim Lamorde, [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 3:30 PM
Subject: ATTENTION BENEFICIARY...
I am Dr. Ibrahim Lamorde, the chairman of ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION (EFCC). EFCC in alliance with economic community of West African states (ECOWAS) with head Office here in Nigeria. We have been working towards the eradication of fraudsters and scam Artists in Western part of Africa With the help of United States Government and the United Nations.
We have been able to track down so many of this scam artist in various parts of west African countries which includes (NIGERIA, REPUBLIC OF BENIN, TOGO, GHANA CAMEROUN AND SENEGAL) and they are all in our custody here in Lagos Nigeria.
We have been able to recover so much money from these scam artists. The United Nation Anti-crime commission and the United State Government have ordered the money recovered from the Scammers to be shared among 100 Lucky people around the globe.
This email is being directed to you because your email address was found in one of the scam Artists file and computer hard disk in our custody here in Nigeria and with the information gardered from this Scam artist, we notice that you have been scammed of so much money and have decided to compensate you you with a little token to recover the lost of your fund.
You are therefore being compensated with the total sum $2.5 Million Dollars. We have also arrested all those who claim that they are barristers, bank officials, Lottery Agents who has money for transfer or want you to be the next of kin of such funds which does not exist.
Since your name appeared among the lucky beneficiaries who will receive a compensation of US$2.5 Million, we have made arrangement to register an Online Banking through our Global Bank, where you will have full access to your Online Banking Account Fund, to transfer your fund personally to your Private Bank Account with no complication of things or questioning as the Account will be fully registered in your Name.
Feel free to contact the processing officer Mr.MARK SIMMON. The online Banking Processing is made much easier for you to transfer your fund to your private Bank Account personally, to avoid any delay or complication of things. With this Online Banking Transfer Processing, you can only transfer the Maximum Amount of US$500.000.00 daily/instal-mentally until the total amount of your Compensated/deposited fund is transferred and completely paid to you.
So you are advice to contact, processing officer Mr.MARK SIMMON with your provided information's required for verification below.
CONTACT PERSON: Mr.MARK SIMMON
Provide the information bellow to enable the processing of your Online Banking Account for deposition of your total compensated fund.
1)YOUR FULL NAME.