Here’s the latest scam to make it past the spam filter and into my inbox. Note that this alleged executor who doesn’t know your name and doesn’t tell you who he represents wishes you to write to him at a “secure” e-mail address…which turns out to be a Hotmail address!
You’d have to be pretty gullible to fall for this, but presumably if you are reading this, you’re gullible but just smart enough to do a bit of research. Here’s my advice to you: this is a scam, and all such e-mails are scams. Don’t fall for it!
Another scam I heard about recently is trickier. There is apparently a phone scam, where they call and ask why you didn’t report for jury duty. When you say you were never notified, they ask for personal information to verify who you are. That’s a scam too. They don’t need your social security number to look up whether you were called for jury duty. Just tell them to send you a copy of the letter again. Give them a fax number if you think they might be legit. But don’t give out your social security number!
Good day To You.
I am facilitating for a private investor who want to invest his financial estate in long-term business venture in your country/company under your supervision. My names are Dr.Simon Munro Barker, the Estate Executor & Legal Representation.
You will be required to;
. Receive the funds.
. Invest and Manage the funds profitably.
We expect to hear from you urgently as this is a high priority Investment Placement and kindly send the following information to enhance communication;
1). Full Names and Address
2). Company Name and Address
3). Telephone, Fax, Cell phone numbers & secured Email Address (s).
I will give comprehensive details when You reply positively my secured Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. On receipt of this letter an immediate telephone call is necessary.
“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but my chief duty is to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker” HELEN KELLER
Yours in Service
Dr.Simon Munro Barker
For; S.M.Barker Notary Public