Scam Money Transfer
Evans Tim, Barrister to
Mr. Morris Thompson,
an American who unfortunately lost his life in the plane crash of
Alaska Airlines Flight 261
"Evans Tim", another pseudonym used by a really stupid scammer, stars in the sample scam email below. This scammer must be one of the dumbest around. Not only is his spelling, punctuation and grammar pathetic, but he doesn't even understand that the English name he is trying to use ought to be "Tim Evans", not "Evans Tim". Here it is, for your entertainment and education, with key passages that are clues to the scam highlighted, such as poor grammar, poor punctuation, spelling errors, the money comes from a dead person (assassinated by rebels, no less!), blah, blah, blah. "Evans Tim" claims to be a lawyer. In most countries, a person with advanced education would be able to spell simple works correctly.
Note that the airline crash and name of the dead passenger may be real, but so what? Anyone can look up an news story on the internet, then copy some of the details into an email.
And, as usual, even if this were all true and he really was a lawyer representing the estate of a dead millionaire... then he's proposing that you assist in fraud and money laundering. Those are federal crimes.
Also see these pages:
- Explanation of so-called "Nigerian" business deal and money scams
- What to do if you think you have been the victim of a scam
- How to report a scam
"Evans Tim" < email@example.com >
Address: 3 Presley Way Crownhill, Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire MK8 OES United Kingdom.
I got your contact over the internet as a trustworthy and reliable person.please pay attention and understand my reason of contacting you today through this email. My name is Evans Tim ..I am the personal solicitor to a foreinger, Late Mr. Morris Thompson ,an American who unfortunately lost his life in the plane crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261, which crashed on January 31 2000.
You may read more about the crash on visiting this C.N.N News internet website.
I desprately need your assistance to secure and move huge sums of money left behind by my late client to the tune of $85,000,000, (Eighty five million united states dollars). I will pay you 20% of the total sum for your co-operation in this matter.I will give you more details,on your positive response, also include in your reply and acknowledgement of this mail your tel number so that we can disscuss in details.
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