In the era of so widely-spread source on check and re-checking e-mails, today, Nov 3th 2015, I still found that trials do never surrender attacking me. Yep, that trial is phishing.
I open my e-mails and I just know it when I see it. This is not the first time, though. Many times before I received similar e-mail that convince me to do a little favor to the sender, who, as always been, placed him/herself as a victim of some injustice, family quarrellings or war.
This one interested me because she used e-mail with an Russian website domain, i.e. Rambler.ru.
Here the email goes …
Greetings in the name of God,Pls let this not sound strange to you for my only surviving lawyer who would have done this died early this year. I prayed and got your email id from your country guestbook. I am Mrs Ruth Micheal from London,I am 58 years old,i am suffering from a long time cancer of the lungs which also affected my brain,from all indication my conditions is really deteriorating and it is quite obvious that, according to my doctors they have advised me that i may not live for the next two months,this is because the cancer stage has gotten to a very bad stage.
I was brought up from a motherless babies home was married to my late husband for twenty years without a child,my husband died in a fatal motor accident Before his death we were true believers.Since his death I decided not to re-marry,I sold all my inherited belongings and deposited all the sum of 10million dollars with a bank in Europe. Presently, this money is still with them and the management just wrote me as the true owner to come forward to receive the money for keeping it so long or rather issue a letter of authorization to somebody to receive it on my behalf since I can not come over because of my illness or they get it confiscated.
Presently, I’m with my laptop in a hospital where I have been undergoing treatment for cancer of the lungs. my doctors have told me that I have only a few months to live.It is my last wish to see that this money is invested to any organization of your choice and distributed each year among the charity organization,the poor and the motherless babies home.I want you as God fearing person, to also use this money to fund church,mosque, orphanages and widows,I took this decision, before irest in peace because my time will so on be up.
As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the Bank.I will also issue you a letter of authority that will prove you as the new beneficiary of my fund.Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein. You can reach me on my private email: email@example.com
Hoping to hear from you soon.
NAME:__________SURNAME:_________________SEX: _____ AGE: ______MARITAL:_______________COUNTRY: ______CONTACT ADDRESS: ________________________PHONE NO#___________FAX NO#_________________OCCUPATION:______________
waiting for you information
Mrs Ruth Sarah Micheal.
So convincing and well-structured arguments on how I should not think twice to offer my help over her need. As if I am not a God fearing person if I don’t fulfill that ‘holy’ call to help others that really need help. Someone that only me that can only make it for her.
Well, Mrs. Ruth, perhaps, we do cheats. Some times we cheat on others, the other times we are the ones cheated. And, regarding to our dignity as an intelligent person (I assume that by such a good grammar you use in writing your e-mail), but I don’t buy it. I never did … and never will.