Why on earth would someone do this? This is a email I just recieved and yes I know its just spam but I'm not finding this funny one bit.
M.Joe Chambers, Solicitors & Advocates of the Supreme Court, 5th floor Western House,8/10 Broad Street Lagos-Nigeria. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello Lxxx, I am Barrister Milton Joe a solicitor at law.The personal attorney to a late foriegn expatriate Mr.James Lxxxxx, who hails from your country and bear the same surname as you.This is an urgent and very confidential business proposition. On the 21th of october, 2005 it was reported to us that my Client, his wife and their only daughter were involved in a Local Plane Crash at Lisa in Ifo,Ogun State Nigeria. The Boeing 737 with Flight number 210 left Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos at 7 p.m,enroute Abuja (The Capital City of Nigeria) all occupants in the Plane lost their lives, unfortunately on this same flight were other dignitaries like two diplomats and a host of others died. Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts,I decided to track his last name over the Internet, to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you.I contacted you to assist in claiming this fund from the finance house where he deposited it before his untimely death.The finance company where the deceased had an account valued at about USD$5.3million dollars has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confisicated within the next ten official working days. Since I have been unsuccesfull in locating the relatives for two month now I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at USD$5.3 million dollars can be paid to you as the next of kin.All I need is your full maximum suport and cooperation to enable us achieve this transaction within 10 working days and I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. If you are interested in this transaction, kindly furnish me with your full name, address,Age, private telephone and fax numbers to enable us commence immediately.Please Visist the crash websites below. http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/africa/10/23/nigeria.plane/ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/4370286.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4368516.stm http://newsunleashed.com/nigerian-airliner-crash-kills-all-117-on-board.html Best regards, Barrister Milton Joe
What can I do about this? I know delete it but this is my husband and I'm not going to let someone trash him. He passed away over 2 years ago, of course me being his wife I know this is all fiction but thats besides the point. Will people stop at nothing?
Steve, you know about Nigera scammers can you suggest something? Anything? Alot of James's family is not all up on the computer like I am and getting something like this will highly upset them.