Every now and then I'll open the spam/scam emails just to get a good laugh. This one had such great verbage that I couldn't help but to comment. The crack up (and sad thing) is that people fall for these things and lose thousands of dollars....
MR. MARK D. ANDERSON
AFC MERCHANT BANK
# 17-01,BANGKOK BANK BUILDING,
Compliments of the day!
Compliments of the day to you too!
I got your contact on my private search for a reliable and trusted person to handle a transaction of this nature.
Wow, you don't know how many people tell me that! Somehow I'm listed in Google as a "reliable and trusted person". See here.
I know that the contents of this mail might sound so strange, but I want to
assure you that every word of it is true.
Not at all man, you don't know how many of these I get a day, they're not even strange anymore. But I gotta tell ya, you assuring me that every word of it is true is very helpful and makes me want to turn over my bank account right away, I often start conversations with that very statement. Wait, you should have done a private search for a "trusting" person, not a "trusted" person, but I'm sure that's all lost in the translation, damn English language, carry on.
I am Mr.Mark D.Anderson, credit officer of the AFC Merchant Bank. I have a concealed business suggestion for you.
Really? It's "concealed" huh? Are you going to reveal it to me, I'm guessing yes...
Before the plane crash of macedonian's president and his cabinet members on February 26, 2004 , our client Mile Krstevsk from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Macedonia and also business man made a numbered fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value of Nine Million, Six Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only in my branch. You can visit this website: http://antiwar.com/deliso/?articleid=2043
A real news article, very nice touch... here's one about my uncle who just passed away.
After his death it was also discovered that Mile Krstevsk did not declare any next of kin in his official papers including the paper work of his bank deposit. And he also confided in me the last time he was at my office that no one except me knew of his deposit in my bank. So, Nine Million, Six Hundred Thousand United State Dollars is still lying in my bank and no one will ever come forward to claim it.
Holy crap! That sounds like an awful dilemna... Thank heavens you are not dishonest enough to steal it for yourself!
What bothers me most is that according to the to the laws of my country at the expiration three years the funds will revert to the ownership of the Singapore Government if nobody applies to claim the funds.
Singapore? Yikes, isn't that where they cane people for vandalism? You got some balls brutha!
Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Mile Krstevsk so that you will be able to receive his funds.
Me as a foreigner be his next of kin and take the money? Why that's mighty generous of you Mark D. Anderson. Thanks heavens you didn't take it for yourself, or worse yet donate it to a charity!
WHAT IS TO BE DONE:
I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that we shall come out successful.
I'm sure you have... "We" in this context is probably rather subjective, but I'm listening.
I have contacted an attorney that will prepare the necessary document that will back you up as the next of kin to Mile Krstevsk, all that is required from you at this stage is for you to provide me with your Full Names and Address so that the attorney can commence his job.
Really? They won't get suspicious when Scott Applebaum from Cincinnati says he's the next of kin to Mile Krstevsk of Macedonia? Well then, sign me up!
After you have been made the next of kin, the attorney will also file in for claims on your behalf and secure the necessary approval and letter of probate in your favor for the move of the funds to an account that will be provided by you. There is no risk involved at all in the matter as we are going to adopt a legalized method and the attorney will prepare all the necessary documents.
Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue. Once the funds have been transferred to your nominated bank account we shall share in the ratio of 70% for me, 25% for you and 5% for any expenses incurred during the course of this operation.
Ahh, I knew there was a catch! I'm still not figuring out why you don't take the entire 100%... but as I want this to be secure, do you take PayPal? Or do you care if I wait a month until all the money clears and I'm sure it's legit? I'd hate to deposit a 9 million dollar check, give you your cut and go on a wild spending spree myself, only to have my bank tell me in two weeks that the check was fake and they need their money back, that would suck...
Should you be interested please send me your private phone and fax numbers for easy communication, and i will provide you with more details of this operation. Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.
Mr. Mark D. Anderson.