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I'm contacted by a long lost relative's Malaysian solicitor

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I got this email today. It was sent to an account from which my real last name is readily guessed.

The return address is at yahoo.com There is nothing particularly interesting in the header. The originating IP is 217.146.182.187 which is Yahoo-EU-NET. http://www.coolwhois.com/d/217.146.182.187
Business Proposal

I am Mr. Wilfred Sazili Leng, a Malaysian and a solicitor at law.
It is understandable that someone in your position should have little apprehension receiving this letter hence you do not know me. However, I crave your indulgence to note the mater hereto with great attention.

Late Mr. [omitted -- see below], a nationalist of your country, who was hereinafter called my client, had made some fixed deposit valued US$ 3,646,743 as per the last Statement of Account.

I have been given mandate by the Bank to provide the Next of Kin to my late client. The above set of facts underscores my reason of writing as my effort to locate the deceased’s families was not successful.
I am of the settled conviction that using my position, working with you, since you have the same last Name with the Late Investor, we can secure the funds for our use instead of allowing it pass as unclaimed funds into the coffers of the Government.

Modalities:
I crave your participation to enable us secures this Estate.
I have seized all relevant information (legal and Banking) that will facilitate putting you forward as the claimant/beneficiary of the funds and ultimately transfer the money to your account in your country. Be assured that I am on top of the situation all the time and there will be no risk.

Needless to say, Uttermost CONFIDENTIALITY is of vital importance if we are to successfully reap the immense benefits of this transaction. I have intentionally left out the finer details for now until I hear from you. To affirm your willingness and cooperation to my proposal please do so by email and send me an identification of yours.

Thanking you

Barr, Wilfred Sazili Leng (Esq.)
The omitted name has my real last name.

I've gotten appeals of this type regarding people I know are real (such as Yassir Arafat and Jonas Savimbi), so I wikied and googled the name.

Nothing.

Anyone else get a personalized come-on like this?
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Anyone else get a personalized come-on like this?
Yeah, repeatedly even.
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Maybe it's the real deal.







































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That's funny, Wilfred Sazili Leng doesn't LOOK Jewish!
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DrMatt wrote:That's funny, Wilfred Sazili Leng doesn't LOOK Jewish!
My last name isn't Jewish like yours. :P
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Interesting. Thanks, Charley.

I see he varies his approach somewhat. No "nationalist of your country" business there.
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Just your standard Next-of-Kin Advance Fee fraud.

Nothing special about it, really.

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Of course I knew it was a scam, but for a minute there I thought there might have been a Malaysian nationalist leader with my last name.

No relation of course. 8)
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I Never get NIgerian 419 scam e-mails. In fact, I get very little spam and almost all of it is either "pump-n-dump" stock tips or |-|erbal \/1agra, whatever the fuck that is.

This is very disapointing because you just can't mess with the herbal viagra spammer like you can the Nigerian 419 spammer. :(

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Post by ck »

If you really want 419ers to email you:

Get a free fake throwaway email account, such as Yahoo or GMail.

Google for guestbooks to sign. In your Google search, enter "Mugu+Guyman+Guestbook" or something to that effect.

Take a minute to look at the person's website before leaving a message, with your email in it, so you are not just spamming someone's guestbook.

I assure you within a day or two, you will have more than you know what to do with.

That, or go here for a fresh, constantly up-to-date source of the 419ers:

http://www.repository.izone.me.uk/

P.S. You will also get a lot of those "You've Got an E-Card from a Friend!" emails that have Storm/Zhelatin trojan links in them, but I do not mind these either, as I report the links.

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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
DrMatt wrote:That's funny, Wilfred Sazili Leng doesn't LOOK Jewish!
My last name isn't Jewish like yours. :P
Oh, so it's Miller?
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DrMatt wrote:
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
DrMatt wrote:That's funny, Wilfred Sazili Leng doesn't LOOK Jewish!
My last name isn't Jewish like yours. :P
Oh, so it's Miller?
Sssh! 8)
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