URGENT ASSISTANCE NEEDED the scam email screams in its title.
Of course, he isn’t really called Alex Williams.
The African (usually) bank scam emails are not new, but nobody has submitted this one to Google yet, so I thought we would.
This particular one has two email addresses associated with it: email@example.com and Unitedfirstname.lastname@example.org.
That suggest an origin of either Spain or Japan.
Neither is the case as you will find out.
Here is the scam email:
My name is Alex Williams and I work with a Bank here in London-England, The name of the bank is Metro Bank London (England). We had a Mr. Allan P. Smith, customer that had a deposit of US$43.5M (Forty Three Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) before he Died in a plane crash with his wife and only Child about 8 years now (January 30, 2005) and since he died, we in the Bank here have been expecting his/her next of kin/relative(s) for the inheritance of the deposit, but none has surfaced.
The policy of the Bank however stipulates a limited time period for such inheritance to be made or the fund will be written off going by the record of the incident, the time limit for the claim is closing up. In this consideration, I am contacting you to seek for your kind understanding and sincere co-operation to claim this inheritance for our mutual benefit.
If you can stand as the next of kin in this project, success is assured because I am in possession of the personal file jacket of the deceased which contains every needed information about the account and the deceased and you and I stand no risk of any kind because I have enough information to support you in claiming the inheritance. The proceedings of the transaction will be shared 50% each after Expenses are reimbursed.
Kindly indicate your willingness by return email or you call for more informartion, and we shall proceed with the initial step for the claim. The entire project is expected to last for about ten working days.
my direct line is +447924573508.
Its amusing that Metro bank – who our hero claims to work for – didn’t start operations in the UK until 2010, but our hero’s imaginary client had millions of imaginary dollars in there since pre 2005. I mean, how stupid are these people?
The IP address the email actually came from is 126.96.36.199 which actually resolves to La Crau in France.
Another amateur email scammer most likely from Africa.
I wonder if anyone actually answers this stuff?