MH370 and a “Malaysian” proposition!
Ever get the feeling that those scam “letters” you get through your email promising you substantial amounts of money are, somehow, targeted at you for some apparent reason?
They’re normally from Nigeria aren’t they? Well, I hadn’t seen one of them for a long long time come through to my personal email until now. I had never, however, received one from Malaysia (and I doubt this one actually is generated from Malaysia) but isn’t it just a coincidence?
Do they assume I’m just stupid enough to accept because they think “this guy likes Malaysia and Malaysians so we’ll try this”? However, what I’d like to know is how they have connected my blog with my personal email.
Just the other day, I received two comments on here (I forget to which posts but one of them was the “Malaycia Airlines” one I think (I need to check). The two comments came in not quite simultaneously but within minutes of each other certainly. I very rarely get such comments and I tend to ignore them but there was something about these two coming in quick succession and also the “referral” addresses which they came from which piqued my interest. The referral addresses were peculiar “private networks” with localhost numbers. Normally, referral addresses will come from either specific websites like Rense or Davidicke.com or search engines etc.
However, the “letter” I receive to my personal email was this:
From: Abdul Rahim Bin Md Yusuf (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sent: 26 March 2014 14:57:56
With appropriate greatest respect, I desire your pleasure knowing that this
Proposal is a surprise to you. My name is Abdul Rahim Bin Md Yusuf, an
Attorney at law. A deceased client of mine (Jason x), who hereinafter
shall be referred to as my client died as a result of heart failure on
the 11th February, 2009.
I have contacted you to assist in distributing the money left behind by my
late client to escape confiscation by the bank in which the Thirteen Million,
Four Hundred and Twenty Five Thousand United States Dollars
[USD$13,425,000.00] is deposited. The bank in which this huge amount
is lodged has issued me a notice to contact the next-of-kin to this funds
otherwise the account will be confiscated.
My proposition to you is to seek your consent to present you as the
Next-of-kin and beneficiary of my above named client. Besides, you
have the same last name as my late client, the proceeds of this account
can be paid to you. Then we can share the amount on mutual agreed
percentages. All Legal documents to back up your claim as my late
client’s next of kin will be gradually provided.
All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this transaction
through. This will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will
protect you from any breach of the law. If this business proposition offends
your moral values, do accept my apology. I must use this opportunity to
implore you to exercise the utmost indulgence to keep this matter
extra-ordinary confidential whatever your decision while I await your
prompt response. Please contact me at once to indicate your interest.
I will like you to acknowledge the receipt of this message as soon
as possible via email.
This transaction will be treated private with absolute confidentiality
and sincerity. Please, do not contact me through my company details
for confidential reason. I look forward to your quick indication. Do
confirm the receipt of this email.
Abdul Rahim Bin Md Yusuf.
No. 156, Tingkat Satu
Jalan Kelab Cinta Sayang
NOTE: This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and solely
for the use of the intended recipient. If you are not the intended
the person responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient, be advised
that you have received this email in error and that any dissemination,
distribution, copying or use is strictly prohibited. If you received this
e-mail in error or without authorization, please notify me immediately by a
reply e-mail and delete the email from your system. For confirmation,
please send a message to (email@example.com)
Now, Sungai Petani is north of Kuala Lumpur up on the northeast of Malaysia. Interestingly, I spent some time around that particular area and Penang a few years back doing some conceptual planning of a wireless network.
A very enjoyable experience and great people. Perhaps I should take the money and run eh? 😉 lol
Sorry “Abdul”. Do you really get people to fall for this crap?
Send me another one just with an acknowledgement that you read this and the next time I’m in Malaysia, we’ll have a beer! 😉