It seems that lately, I’ve been getting an increasing number of these inheritance e-mails cluttering my spam filter, and my Inbox, alike. What to do? Trash them! They are fake!
These boldfaced criminals have got a lot of nerve to think they can pull off such obvious scams and actually get away with it.
It seems that lately, I’ve been getting an increasing number of these fake inheritance e-mails cluttering my Spam filter, and my Inbox, alike. While about 60 % of these e-mails end up filtered out, I still get more of these every day that somehow get past my Spam filter. My disgust has reached all new highs. Most recently, they aren’t just bold, but inept, as well. Here is one of the latest totally lame attempts I received:
I am sincerely Sorry for bugging into your privacy, it’s due to a business deal in my bank value at thirty million Six hundred thousand us dollars, as a foreigner I can present you as the beneficiary to the inheritance since there is no written will by the deceased who Died at the Israeli checkpoint in Rafah in jerusalem, as the director of system I have been following the records.
However I am the only one aware of the funds and investigation so far in my bank due to my investigations.
I am Mr. Minoru Fujii, Director of Systems, The Shiga Bank Ltd, this opportunity will be of mutual benefit to the two of us.”
Is that Fujii or Fuji?
They didn’t even bother to include the entire message! Now that is just pathetic. What did this criminal expect me to do, send him an e-mail and say something like, “Hey Fujii, you didn’t finish your lame Phishing attempt! If you really want to fool someone, you should at least try to make the e-mail look authentic. Not only that, but you failed to capitalized “Jerusalem”, and “Fuji” is actually spelled with only one “i”, not two. You’re not just illicit, but incompetent!”
Don’t Send It!
Of course, I’m not actually planning to send out an e-mail to Mr. Fujii, even if I thought there really was such a chap, which I don’t. Were I to do so, “Fujii”, or whomever sent this felonious e-mail inquiry would then have my e-mail address, and that would not be a good thing.
Resist the Temptation
So, if you’re like me and getting these annoying scam attempts, just keep sending them to your junk mail, and otherwise ignore them. It’s all they deserve, cuz you’ll never really have somebody’s e-mail inheritance actually come your way. Be assured, it simply doesn’t work like that.
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