Are you alive or dead?

My avid reader sent me this email, with the title “are you alive or dead?”.  I thought she meant me for a minute or two – I’ve been away for a few days, posting from a family member’s computer.  Then I realised it was the title of the scam email I was being forwarded.

It’s a short missive.  The email address is almost as long as the message.  It’s still a scam, of course.  You aren’t going to be paid 10.5m anything.  Just delete the email and don’t reply.  Mrs Waziri just wants to take money from you by way of advance fees.

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Based on our investigation of your payment and we want to find out if you’re still alive or did you sign any deed of assignment with(Grace Jackson)to receive your fund,reply us with your names,address and phone #,as $10.5M has been approved in your favour for payment,MRS.FARIDA WAZIRI

Economic and Financial Crime EFCC