I saw my spam mail awhile ago and I can’t help but shook my head. There are lot of scam letters and I remember my experienced few years ago and it drives me to blog or create this page for scam mail purposes only.
I think it was 3 years ago when my friend Greg visited me and offer me a deal about the email he received. By that time, I was totally naive about interneting. The purpose of my computer to me is just for writing documents. I was eagerly listening to him, not because I was interested to his offer but because I feel his need to be listened. He said he got this email (from South Africa) telling him that he won an online lottery and the money is ready to be send but he need $120 for documentary stamp. Ka Greg (as what we call him) is a single-footed fellow, his right leg was being amputated due to infection caused by his accident before. And he has a one-year-old son that time. He was not working and his wife is just a DH in Hong Kong.
To make the story short, he lend that amount to me. I don’t have that money and for the first time in my life, I pawned my ATM and buy dollar to send through Western Union Money transfer. I have doubt about it but ka Greg is a smart guy and he said he was researched for it and there is no reason not to believe. He even said that the signatory was calling him through his cell phone verifying and confirming everything to him. So ka Greg trusted that “I forgot the name” fellow. The SCAM EMAIL said that he need to wait for about a week for processing period. After 3 days, ka Greg again came back to me and offered another deal, this time an email telling that he is a heir of somebody in the states. And the processing period is two days only. This time the feeling of uneasiness really struck me. I said why not wait for the first one before he proceed to it. But he begged me, I have my fault giving money again inspite of that creepy feeling, but money is not an issue there. I saw his desperation and I know he will be so disappointed if I turn him down that time. Friendship weighed so much and I never let him down.
But after a week, I heard nothing about ka Greg. I called him and asked what happened, although I already know the answer. He confirmed that it was a scam. After a week an email sent to him telling that the federal government hold the money because they thought it was a fund for terrorism.
He was devastated and until now he was so ashamed that he withdrawn himself to his friends. Although I told him to forget about it a long time ago.
That’s it, my money costing more than P20, 000.00 is all gone. I gathered my self and have a deep sighed.
So it was history, and the lesson was still fresh but I know I can do something to never let that happen to me or to the one I love.
Now, there are mean people trying to victimized an innocent and pardon me an ignorant person again. So I made this blog.
here are some sample of an scan email:
I have been waiting for you since to contact me for your
Confirmable BankDraft of $900.000.00 United States Dollars,
but I did not hear from you since that time. Then I went and
deposited the Draft with FEDEX COURIER SERVICE,West Africa,
I travelled out of the country for a 3 Months Course and I
will not come back till end of December.
What you have to do now is to contact the FEDEX COURIER
SERVICE GHANA as soon as possible to know when they will
deliver your package to you because of the expiring date.
For your information, I have paid for the delivering
Charge,Insurance premium and Clearance Certificate Fee of
the Cheque showing that itis not a Drug Money or meant to
sponsor Terrorist attack in your Country.
The only money you will send to the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE to
deliver your Draft direct to your postal Address in your
country is ($365.00 US) Dollars only being Security Keeping
Fee of the Courier Company so far.
I would have paid that but they said no because they don’t
know when you will contact them and in case of demurrage.You
have to contact the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE now for the
delivery of your Draft with this information
Finally, make sure that you reconfirm your Postal address()
and Direct telephone number to them again to avoid any
mistake on the Delivery and ask them to give you the
tracking number to enable you track your package over there
and know when it will get to your address.
Let me repeat again, try to contact them as soon as you
receive this mail to avoid any further delay and remember to
pay them their Security Keeping fee of $365.00 US Dollars
for their immediate action. You should also let me know
through email as soon as you receive your Draft.
Mr. Gary Peters
As usual, I researched for it and this is what I got
FedEx is trying to track these emails down and put a stop to these scams. Please forward any emails you receive like this to email@example.com
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