Friday, February 16, 2007

MySpam #8: "Next of kin: Peabody"

This is the latest in my list of MySpam: spam emails that just crack me up. This one is hilarious to me on a number of levels. I have changed my last name in this version to protect the innocent, everything else remains as it was sent to me. Enjoy!

This is The Desk of Mr.James Tamba.
Computer/Telex Department United Bank
Accra ,Republic of Ghana (West Accra)

Dear Peabody,

It impresses me a lot to write you this letter which Ibelieve will meet you in a good condition. I am MrJames Tamba, the personal Attorney to Late (Mr Fredrick Peabody) Vaness who is an oil merchant in Ghana.In Monday, 31 July, 2000,my client was involved in a major catastrophic accident that took place in Paris(Killing 113 Passengers).Unfortunately Air France supersonic airline of the Concorde fleet caught fire upon take-off in Paris and crashed a minutes later killing my client. since then I have made several enquiries to locate any of my clients extended relatives and this has been proved unsuccessful.

After these several unsuccessful attempts,I decided to trace his relatives over the Elementary Family Search on the Internet before coming in contact with you. lcontacted you to assist me in repatriating the money left behind by my deceased client before the account get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the Bank.

Consequently the bank has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the deposit
confiscated within a short time. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for about three years now,I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you bear the same surname, so that the proceeds of this deposit valued at ($7Million United) States Dollars can be claimed to share among us.

I have all the necessary legal documents that can be used to back up the claim. All I require is your honest and kind co-operation to enable us see this deal through. As soon as i hear from you indicating your willingness to assist me, I will give you futher informations.imediately
Awaiting your urgent response.please

Best regards,

Barr James Tamba

I'm really tempted to contact him, just to see what happens. There's no harm in emailing him back is there? Except for maybe more fun emails?


Phil said...

I wonder if they actually find a Peabody that would believe this. Although, maybe it's true! I'd better contact them to find out.

Arthur said...

No, wait... When it was sent to me, it had my last name on it. I changed it to Peabody. Tu sabes?