Fun With Scams
March 10th 2006 @ 4:12 pm All Categories

I received yet another scam e-mail of the “Nigerian Million Dollar Money Transfer” variety. This time, rather than trashing it, I chose to respond… Cash ManYou know you always wonder, “What if this time it’s legit! What of some stranger, who doesn’t know me, and who I have no idea who they are, is choosing me, out of the blue, rather than any of their close friends or relatives, as the person they wish to share $16,000,000 with!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!

But you also wonder, “Hmm, what if it’s a scam!” In the past, this drove you crazy, “What if it’s real? What if it’s a scam?” I finally found a solution to that problem… Rather than letting them control the transaction, I decided to control it. If the dude isn’t full of shit, he’d be willing to work with me… Here is the e-mail I received:

Dear Friend,

Greetings to you my dear friend, this proposal
will come to you as surprise. This is because
we have not met before.

I am sending you this email regarding the huge
opportunity that will be of mutual benefit to
the two of us.

I know that a transaction of this magnitude will
make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring
you that everything documentation that will bring about
the success of this transaction would be provided.

However, I am Peter Boltton, the personal
assistance to the late Mr and Mrs Charles B. Yates
Citizens of the United States.

My Boss and his family died in an air plane crash on
November 12, 2001 in an Airbus A300-600 jet,
registered N14053 which left JFK bound for Santo Domingo’s Las
Americas International Airport, crashed into the
Belle Harbour neighbourhood of Queens, New York
shortly after takeoff from John F.Kennedy International
Airport. Killing all Passengers on board. You can confirm
from the website below http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Airlines_Flight_587
unfortunately him and all his family members lost
their lives since then I have made several enquiries to
several Embassies to locate any of my clients
extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful.

After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided
to trace his relatives over the Internet to locate
any member of his family but of no avail, hence I
contacted you.

I contacted you to assist in repatriating the money
and property left behind by my client and his family
since I have no place to locate any of his relatives. I
can easily convince his bank in the with legal practice
that you are the only surviving relation of my
Boss. Otherwise the Estate he left behind will be
confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank
where these huge deposits were lodged.

Particularly, my late Boss had an account with one
of the banks Europe. Valued at about US$16.5Million
(Sixteen Million Five Hundred Thousand United States
Dollars) which I witness the documentations in
Europe before he left for the states on 10 Nov 2001.

Conseqently,The bank issued me a notice to provide
the next of kin to my Boss since I have been
unsuccessfully in locating the relatives.
I seek your consent to present you as the next of
kin of the deceased so that the proceeds of this account
valued at US$16.5Million (Sixteen Million Five Hundred
Thousand United States Dollars) will be paid into your
account and then you and I can share the money. 55% to me
and 40% to you, while 5% should be for expenses, tax as
your government may require.

All necessary legal documents that can be used
to back up any claim we may make will be provided.
All I require is your honest 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.

Reply immediately,
Alt:email office2007@jumpy.it

Yours Faithfully,

Mr. Peter Boltton

N.B. Please indicate your telephone and fax numbers
for easy communication in this mutual transaction.

An obvious scam, But “What if this time it’s real!!! I could be a millionaire!!!” So I responded, using an anonymous e-mail account of course…

Dear Peter,

This transaction sounds great for both of us, although, I am curious as to how you found me since I don’t know you. But that doesn’t matter, this transaction is beneficial to us both and will help us both out so I will accept your proposal. I will set up an anonymous Paypal account to which you will make a personal deposit of $5000.00 US in an act of faith so that I know that you are serious about this transaction. Since you are in control of $16,000,000 dollars, the $5000.00 shouldn’t be an issue.

Once I see that the amount transferred to my account, I will contact you so that we can arrange the transfer of the full amount of the transaction. After the transaction is made, we will split the full amount, 60% to me and 40% to you. I will take the 60% because you must be desperate to move this money since you are choosing a total stranger, such as myself, rather than a friend, to complete this transaction with. Without me, you are stuck.

Please reply with your phone number so that I may call you to tell you the Paypal account name to which you will deposit the $5000.00 so that we may get this business deal rolling.

Please reply immediately.

Regards,

Your “Friend”

There… now if the “business proposal” is on the up and up, he will have to make the first monetary move. If it’s a scam, he’ll either not respond, or respond trying to take control of the transaction back, of which I’ll respond trying to take control of the transaction back from him… In any event, it will be very entertaining waste of time with stupid back and forth e-mails.

Feel free to use and edit my reply e-mail for your own personal use… However, if you end up with $16,000,000. in your account, you have to share it with me.

-Sean

rss 2 comments
  1. Rick
    March 17th, 2006 | 6:06 pm

    I guess Peter Boltton never responded?

  2. March 20th, 2006 | 6:26 pm

    Nope… No response from Peter Buttload… My one e-mail was as far as it went.

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