Contact the Paymaster

Dr Walter is enquiring after my reader’s health and hope’s they are fine.  They are fine.  Fine enough to forward his little missive to me.

Have you noticed how some scammers seem not to know when to stop and write an entire novel?  Not this one.  Short and sweet.  The “Resolution Panel” for, well, just about anything really, has awarded you $150k.  Who are they?  Why?  No idea.  Clearly the scammer didn’t have enough imagination to make up that part of the story.

Story it is, of course.  You haven’t been awarded anything, nor has my reader.  Just delete Dr Walter’s email and don’t reply.

From: Dr Juan Walter <>
Subject: Contact the Paymaster
Date: Friday, January 16, 2009, 8:56 AM

Dear Friend,
How are you? Hope fine. I wish to inform you of the verdict reached by the Resolution Panel on Foreign Payments for Lotto/Grant Email Promotions, Contract Payments and Inheritance Claims. To this effect, you are to receive the sum of $150,000.00 (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand US Dollars Only); contact the Paymaster General (Mr. Paul Coker) immediately to verify and receive this sum awarded to you.
Dr Juan Walter
Resolution Panel.