Sunday, May 19, 2019

Am I dead or alive?

Here's a new twist on an old scam:

To whom it may concern,

I know this letter may come to you as a surprise one but, i want you to read carefully. This day, one Mrs. Helena Smith came to my office to let us know that you are DEAD as a result of stage 4 Cancer, and before your death, you instructed her to come for the claim of your funds that you abandoned with the delivery agent at the airport and later was deposited with the issuing Barclays Bank here in United Kingdom . Here comes the big question....

(i) Did you authorize Mrs. Helena Smith to come for your claim?
(ii) Are you truly Dead OR Alive?
If (NO) you are hereby advice as a matter of urgency to reconfirm the details of this message within 24hours, hence your funds shall be wired into her account without any more delay.
Lastly, you are advice to reconfirm the details of this message and get back immediately with these information's below..

1.Full name:......................... ....
2.Direct telephone number:....................
3.Address:.................... ..........
4.Your personal identification to enable us confirm you are not dead.

This information's above must be provided for reconfirmation to enable us process your payment to you, hence, your funds will be remited/wired into her account as already provided to this management.
We wait for your urgent response today. You need to act very fast, because if this bank wait for your urgent reply within three working days and did not received any message from you, you will be consider dead, and your funds will be transfer to Mrs. Helena Smith.

Here is an account provided by Mrs. Helena Smith to this bank, are you also the one who ask her to provide this bank account to us?

Washington Mutual Bank
2075 S. Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003
800 788-7000
Acct. name: Mrs. Natasha Jombosco.
Type: Checking
ABA # 322271627
Acct # 1951204345

This message demand urgent attention, the bank is waiting to hear from you, do call this below direct number:

Best Regard's,
Bank Manager: Mr. John Willshire
Address: 1 Churchill Pl, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HP, UK.
Phone: +44 345 734 5344


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  1. Post Alley CrackpotMay 19, 2019 at 6:41 AM

    Stupid scammers think you'll fall for the "but it's at Canary Wharf" bollocks ...

    There's actually a Barclay's wealth centre at Canary Wharf with that address, and the postcode actually matches that particular floor, but ...

    For the non-UK readers out there:
    +44 345 = non-geographical UK number
    +44 20 = London UK geographical number

    A branch of Barclays would never establish a +44 345 number for a specific branch -- they would establish a geographical number instead, and it would be listed in a public telephone directory.

    The correct number (which I will not post here) has a +44 20 number as you would expect, and so does the Canary Wharf mall level office.

    Should you decide to make the trip to Canary Wharf to claim your extravagantly non-existent fortune, I suggest you stop off first at the Krispy Kreme doughnuts shop at mall level, but I must warn you about the temptations involved ...

    No, the doughnuts are pretty much as you expect, they're very good.

    But what you won't expect is the price.

    The usual price is about £1.29 per doughnut. :-)

    As a final note, wasn't Washington Mutual rolled up as a going concern into Chase?

    These shifty scammers really should keep up to date on financial news ...

    Perhaps they should visit Canary Wharf in London and the former Washington Mutual headquarters in Seattle to help orientate themselves to the present day? :-)

  2. I am indeed dead and Ms Helena Smith is welcome to every penny I have deposited at Barklays Bank in the United Kingdom.

    Yours Truly, Whomever you were hoping I was.

  3. What are the International Laws concerning Bank Fraud and scamming skullduggery....

  4. If I am dead, does that absolve me of all future taxes?

  5. I would never see it as I delete all unexpected or unknown emails before reading.

  6. That's a new one on me, LOL! Are you dead? LMBO! I once in a while will read these types of spam messages just for a good laugh. This one is over the top!

  7. Are you dead?

    Well, I dunno. Maybe I was in a car crash recently, but my soul didn’t give a foul thought and went on with whatever was next. But perhaps I should check the local cemetery...