Security's Everyman

Security's Everyman

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Rich Unknown Relatives

I can't tell you how many times I've received emails telling me about the death of a long lost relative or someone who could have been. It' amazing how many Willinghams that live over seas were rich and died with no known family. I'm just so lucky that the executor or their estate found me so I can become rich. Well me and the executor. Why is it that he or she gets more money than I do?

I bring this up because the other day I received a new phishing email. It's similar to the ones mentioned above. I'm sure all of us have gotten them. I'm just amazed that people actually fall for them, but this new one I got is pretty slick. I'm including the body just because it's so good.

Dear Friend,

I'm happy to inform you about my success in getting those funds transferred under the cooperation of a new partner from paraguay . Presently I'm in paraguay for investment projects with my own share of the total sum. Meanwhile, I didn't forget your past efforts and attempts to assist me in transferring those funds despite that it failed us some how.
Now contact my secretary in nigeria, her name is VIVIAN OBASI on ask her to send you the total of $450.000.00 which I kept for your compensation for all the past efforts and attempts to assist me in this matter in the past. I appreciated your efforts at that time very much.So feel free and get in touch with my secretary VIVIAN OBASI and instruct her where to send the amount to you.
Please do let me know immediately you receive it so that we can share the joy after all the sufferness at that time. In the moment, I’m very busy here because of the investment projects which me and the new partner are having at hand.Finally, remember that I had forwarded instruction to the secretary on your behalf to receive that money, so feel free to get in touch with VIVIAN OBASI she will send the amount to you without any delay.
sanetor John E Williams Esq

How many people that have received the rich, familyless, dead guy email and didn't fall for it will fall for this? Even if you don't believe the first one this one is almost too easy not to follow through on. Pretty slick.

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