Protect Yourself and Report the Latest Frauds, Scams, Spams, Fakes, Identify Theft Hacks and Hoaxes
Have you received an email from "Lady Gloria Faducci", who says she is "suffering from cancerous ailment" and needs YOU to help and contact her at "firstname.lastname@example.org"? And what follows is a convoluted sob story of one misery after another, along with a healthy dose of gibberish, spelling errors, terrible gram, syntax and punctuation, not exactly befitting an extremely wealthy person. And now, poor bereaved "Lady Gloria Faducci", needs YOUR help to make you the original beneficiary of this fund.. All you need to do is contact her at "email@example.com". Odd that they'd pick a total stranger, in a foreign country to trust their money to, don't you think? Their own families must be furious!
Well, they would be, if any of this were real. Of course, it is nothing more than a pathetic scam.
We call these the "Lady" scams; they all come from a "Lady So-and-so" who usually "suffers from cancerous ailment". Of course, it is a scam. Don't reply to it.
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 04:06:57 +0100
Subject: HUMANITARIAN CALL TO YOU.
Here writes LADY GLORIA FADUCCI suffering from cancerous ailment.
When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of Twenty-three Million
Pounds (23,000,000.00 Million Great Britain Pounds Sterling)which were derived
from his vast estates and investment in capital market with his bank
here in UK
Presently, this money is still with the Bank.
Recently, my Doctor told me that I have limited days to live due to the
cancerous problems I am suffering from.
As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the bank in UK
as well as that of my attorney. I will also write my will which empowers you
as the original beneficiary of this fund.
My happiness is that I lived a life worthy of emulation. Please
assure me that
you will act just as I have stated herein.
You are STRONGLY advised to contact me through my personal email
Hope to hear from you soon.
LADY GLORIA FADUCCI