I received this message from a crook on skype. For those of you not familiar with skype it is a free downloadable program that lets you make phone calls from your computer and you can also IM from it.
So here is the message Mr. Ko sends along:
[12:49:35 PM] Morris Ko says: Bank of East Asia Ltd.
The Bank of East Asia Building
137 Market Street, Singapore 048943
Reply to E-mail ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
A customer of ours who may relate to you (perhaps) in Singapore died four years ago in Tsunami tragedy in Indonesia leaving behind an estate/capital (US$38.9M with interest) in a bank here where I work as an external auditor, till date nobody has come forward or put application for the claim. Please log on to this websites for more information about the Tsunami tragedy.
During the bank private search recently for the late gentle man relatives your name and email contact was among the findings that matches the SAME SURNAME as the deceased (name WITHHELD for security reason) who died intestate with no Will or Next of Kin. To maintain the level of security required I have intentionally left out the final details.
I urge you to come forward since I can provide you with the details needed for you to claim the estate/capital so that we can be gratify by you, in this way USD$11.670,000.00 for you and USD$23.340,000.00 for us and the remaining $3.890,000.00 for miscellaneous expenses incurred during the cost of this project though my colleagues and I will do all the crucial part in the bank to have the inheritance claim release to you promptly.
However, to affirm your willingness and cooperation please do so by replying me at my private email (email@example.com) with the following listed below;
a.) YOUR FULL NAME:
b.) HOME ADDRESS:
c.) DATE OF BIRTH:
d.) OCCUPATION/POSITION HELD:
e.) TELEPHONE & FAX NUMBER:
g.) PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS:
h.) MARITAL STATUS, SEX & AGE:
I do expect your prompt response.
I couldn't resist trying to turn it on him. Hey, if he's stupid enough to try this sh*t then maybe he's stupid enough to send me money!
[2:56:26 PM] Karen Ethier says:
Hey! I've had this happen to me before and I've made a lot of money off of it. So what I need from you is a 'good faith' deposit of $5000 in the form of a cashier's check. Once I receive that and it has cleared all bank hurdles then we can proceed with your instructions. I'm excited! When can I expect your 'good-faith' deposit?
I'll let you know if he falls for it.