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Have you received an email from "George Williams Esq.", claiming that he contacted you before about a "transaction" and he is ready to send you a cashier's check for $1.2 Million? It is a scam.
Note the items highlighted in the actual email below. You would think a lawyer / barrister would have the education (or at least a spell checker) to avoid so many spelling, punctuation, syntax, grammar and other mistakes. Not to mention the unusual and unprofessional use of free Yahoo email accounts instead of a business email address.
From: George Williams ( email@example.com )
Date: 3/17/2007 7:39:05 AM
Subject: I am delighted and privileged to Contact you
You might find it so difficult to remember me. Though, it is indeed, a very long time. On my singular, I am much delighted and privileged to contact you again, It takes fate, courage and God's fearing to remember old friends and at the same time, to show gratification to them, despite circumstances that made things, not worked out as we projected then.
I take this liberty to inform you that, the transaction we were pursing together, finally worked out by God's infinite mercy and I decided to contact you, just to let you know. You are advised to stop any further communication with your local representative(s) any officials (s) department whom may call you or email concerning the check draft what sum of $1.2m) accept Mr,Paul . Your are advise not to accept any fax or telephone calls that does not come from him.
Because he is the only person I left the order how to deliver the check draft to you, and you may call him immediately you received this message for more information through the instruction I left, I have conscience as a human beign, due to your tremendious effort and contribution to make things work out in retrospect. Meanwhile, I must inform you that, I am presently in Australia. for numerous business negotiations and establishment.
I just arrived last month but due to I did not secure work permit that is the reason i could not write you, but thank god that i was able to go down to the hotel business centre to mail you. Now, with my sincere heart, I have raised and signed an International Cashier's Bank Draft, to the tune of USD$1.2m) ( only in your name as COMPENSATION to your dedication, humanity and contribution, as it were. so you are advise to go to my Country Benin Republic to pick up the check but if you con't, please try to forward your full infomation where he can drop the check for you, please contact NOW, my confidential secretary, he is in the name of :Mr Paul ( Secretary)
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
You are to forward to hime, the following
1. YOUR FULL NAME & ADDRESS 2. YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER,
he, will advise you further about the shipment of the ICBD to your Residence Address or Office Address you may provided. Feel free to reach via this very mail address. Most importantly, the ICBD has only validity period of 21 banking days. So, your early response to that effect, shall be admired. You have to mind the days on route shipment.
Barr George Williams Esq.