Just a little bit ago, while I was watching Tom and Jerry with the girls, I got this exciting email:
From: Richard D. Forrester, Esq. (For Trustees)
Managing Partner (Aaron & Partners LLP, Cheshire, England CH1 1HG)
Notification of Bequest.
On behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the estate of Late Engr. Mark Halligan, I once again try to notify you as my earlier letter was returned undelivered. I hereby attempt to reach you again by this same email address on the WILL. I wish to notify you that late Engr. Mark Halligan made you a beneficiary to his will. He left the sum of Nine Million, One Hundred Thousand US Dollars(US$9,100,000.00) to you in the codicil and last testament to his will.
This may sound strange and unbelievable to you, but it is real and true. Being a widely travelled man, he must have been in contact with you in the past or simply you were nominated to him by one of his numerous friends abroad who wished you good. Engr. Mark Halligan until his death was a former managing director and pioneer staff of a giant construction company (JULIUS BERGER). He was a very dedicated Christian who loved to give out. His great philanthropy earned him numerous awards during his life time. Late Engr. Mark Halligan died on the 9th day of February 2004 at the age of 82 years, and his WILL is now ready for execution.
According to him this money is to support your humanitarian activities and to help the poor and the needy.
Please If I reach you as I am hopeful, endeavor to get back to me as soon as possible by email: email@example.com to enable me conclude my job. You should forward along your current telephone number, including your current mailing address.
I hope to hear from you in no distant time.
Yours in His service,
Richard D. Forrester, Esq.
How exciting it feels to be rich. I’m not bothered by the fact that nowhere is my name mentioned. Or that some big time British lawyer uses an msn address to send mail and an email address in Romania for replies. I just wonder if the “Esq.” means he is a lawyer or the son of a British nobleman. Probably both.
You always hear about people falling for these things, but I honestly can’t believe that these dumbasses really believe anyone will fall for this or that anyone will.
I bet the real Richard Forrester would be stoked to find out someone is impersonating him in such a fine manner.
This lame attempt at a scam reminds me of one of the funniest lines from one of the funniest movies ever: “The Ring! I can’t believe you fell for the oldest trick in the book! What a fool, what’s with you man, c’mon!?”