A reader in the USA forwarded me this scam. She commented that “Luckily” she has a sense of humour. As, apparently, did Mr/Ms Nelson’s parents when they named their infant prodigy.
James William isn’t in Japan and he has no intention of sending you money. He wants you to send him money – he’s a thief who wants to steal your hard earned cash.
Dear beloved friend,
I am glad to inform you that I have successfully concluded the transaction; the money has been transferred to Japan.
It is done through the assistant of your country man Mr. Howard who is a Japan base business man.
Currently I am in Japan with him, my wife and children.
In appreciate of your assistance I have mapped out as a compensation and wrote on your favor a Draft worth of (850,000.00) Eight hundred and
fifty thousand pounds.
Now contact my secretary Mr. Luckily Nelson email is ( email@example.com) Contact Number +234-7038-747-160 ask him to send you the total of (850,000.00) Eight hundred and
fifty thousand pounds. cheque which I raised for your compensation .so feel free and get in touched with him and give him your address where to send the cheque I left the check with him because I know he will make sure you get it as soon as you contact him:
(1) FULL NAME……………..
(4) PRIVATE TEL……………
(5) PRIVATE FAX……………
However, I did not forget you because you are the source of my success,
you made me what I am now though you are not there to complete this project with me but I gave all the credit and thanks to you.
I know it is not your fault or rather your wish to back up on me and the transaction, I understand
it is simply because of what you must have heard about my continent and her business opportunities. Actually there
are still good ones for example myself.
Mr. James William