Sunday, 2 December 2007

Are they nuts?

I, like most of you no doubt, get my share of internet scams and hoaxs, as I've blogged previously.

ABC's Chaser boys have taken the piss out of this before, however the best one was the door to door spam skit. Classic.

Anyway, tonight I got another one. What amazes me is that people actually believe this crap and reply! I only reprint it here for the humour content, these guys (or gals) should be writing for a stand up act.


  • Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2007 22:23:12 -0800
    From: barr_afchucks1@yahoo.com
    Subject: Good Day Michael Moore

    220 Bal ham High Road
    Central London 17 BBQ
    United Kingdom.

    Dear Friend,

    Compliment of the day, Greetings to you from London.

    Please, I humbly seek for your help very urgently with hope and believe you wouldn?t fail me, both now and in future to come. I am Barr.Alfred Chucks, The personal attorney to Mr. William lee Moore, a businessman based here in London. Mr. William Lee (my client) on the 22nd of April 2003,were involved in a car accident with his Family in which all occupants of the vehicle died.

    Mr. William before his death deposited the sum of {9.5Million US Dollars} with the Credit Suisse First Boston(Europe) London as an investment deposit for three years(3yrs). Since his death I have made several restless attempts in locating any of my clients extended relatives,but this attempt so far has been unsuccessful. After this several unsuccessful attempts, hence I contacted you.

    I have contacted you to please assist me in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the Bank where the deposit was made as they have noted. But due to the fact that you can be of assistance to me, I request for your assistance. Now the Bank has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the money confiscated within the next fourteen official working days.

    Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for few years now, I seek your consent if you are interested to present you as the next of kin of the deceased. Be assured that all legal documents to aid your claim for this fund and to prove your relationship with the deceased will be arranged for. Your help will immensively be appreciated with 30% of the total sum.

    All I require from you is honesty and your full co-operation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.

    Please accept my sincere apologies, keep my confidence and disregard this mail if you do not appreciate this proposition I have offered you.
    However if you are interested, please include your Phone and Fax number in your response for better communication and transaction details.

    Thank you
    Barrister Alfred Chucks

1 comment:

max said...

Hi, this brings back memories of a web site called http://www.419eater.com
Here, they turn the tables on the scammers and push them as far as they can go. I remember having a good old laugh at reading the tale of the painted breast, where they actually conned the scammers into sending money. http://www.419eater.com/html/joe_eboh.htm

So funny.
It is worth the time to read the emails sent back and forth.