Hello my Freaky Darlings,
Well, it would appear that I’ve been declared Dead!
I received this rather amusing email a few days ago:
My name is Mr. Richard Hope from KIV Department of LCH (London Clearing House) investigation unit. Attached pictures was received and forwarded to our office here in London UK, requesting that your unclaimed fund be paid to Mr. Edmundo L. Aban and associates.
In the said letter of change of beneficiary/ownership, representatives of one Mr. Edmundo L. Aban states that you are dead and as such your fund should be paid to him as the next of kin to you.
Because of the elaborate global scam, we decided to contact you for confirmation. If after two working days, no response is received from you, it will be assumed that you are dead and as such authorization’s approval will be granted on behalf of Mr. Edmundo L. Aban and associates to claim/receive your fund.
Reconfirm your Information to me the followings.
(1) Your full name.
(2) Phone, fax and mobile #.
(3) Company’s Name, position and address.
(4) Profession, age and marital status.
(5) Copy of int’l passport or any scanned identity to prove yourself
Also you are advice to state how your fund will be paid to you without further delay if you are still alive.
Mr. Richard Hope
Now, there’s just one or two problems with this, for one I haven’t got a fund anywhere in the UK nor has anybody ever opened or started one for me, another one is that I’m obviously very much alive. Another problem for them is that I’m not an idiot. There are too many grammatical errors for this to have been written by a native English speaker. Plus there weren’t any attachments as stated in the email. And don’t you find it interesting that he doesn’t mention my name anywhere on the email?
Anyway, got to give them Kudos for their attempt. Telling me that someone is trying to have me declared dead is a pretty smart way to get all my personal details and then follow that up with the promise of money … brilliant!
Anyone try and scam you like this lately? What was the most amusing scam someone’s tried on you?
Have a creepy day!