The Spam Report: Day #229: “I AM VERY URGENTLY WAITING YOUR RESPONSE”
MY DESK: MADISON — Stop the presses!!!!
Does anyone say that any more by the way, or with the troubles of newspapers, is it more, “Fade to Black?” I digress, sorry about that, but I have a medical miracle to report.
For some background, we’ve often featured in this space the “I’m dying” and “I need your help” emails to transfer millions of dollars. I’ve often recommended just Googling some of the phrases and you often find that you are not the only person presented with this spectacular offer for free money.
In the case below, we have an email from “Mrs. Anna FARAH,” who apparently has only six months to live. However, in what can only be considered worthy of inclusion in a medical journal or from a stage to a pew on Sunday, “Mrs. Anna FARAH” has apparently survived far longer than previously expected.
So, in the aforementioned internet search, I found “Mrs. FARAH” sent this exact same message on July 20, 2013 to someone in Illinois. Either she’s living on borrowed time or she’s trying to scam/spam me.
I’m confident it’s the latter.
Just hit delete.
I’ll be on assignment the next few days, so The Spam Report will return on Friday.
From: Mrs. Anna FARAH [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, October 11, 2014 9:40 AM
Subject: I AM VERY URGENTLY WAITING FOR YOUR RESPONSE.
GREETINGS FROM MY OWN SIDE; I AM MRS. ANNA FARAH, A WIDOW TO LATE DIPLOMAT DR.FARAH KABORE NDAYI.
I AM 52 YEARS OLD, SUFFERING FROM PANCREATIC CANCER. MY CONDITION IS REALLY BAD AND IT IS QUITE OBVIOUS THAT I WON’T LIVE MORE THAN SIX MONTHS ACCORDING TO MY DOCTORS.
I AM WILLING TO DONATE THE SUM OF SEVEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSEND EUROS (7.500, 000.00 EUROS) OUT THROUGH YOU IN OTHER TO HELP THE POOR WIDOWS AND THE LESS PRIVILEGED ONES IN THE RURAL AREAS AND TO CARRY OUT OTHER CHARITABLE WORKS.
I WAIT FOR YOUR URGENT REPLY TO PROCEED.
MRS. ANNA FARAH.
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