I’ve seen a significant uptick in scam/spam emails recently. I have to give the scammers credit, they’ve gotten a lot more creative. Take the below example (pasted verbatim). The person it purports to be from is a real person. Punctuation and grammar is still atrocious.
You have been gifted $2 MILLION USD in 2017 Donation Funds.
I hope this information reach to you well as I know you will be curious to know why how I selected you to receive a cash sum of$2,000,000,00 USD,our information below is 100% legitimate,I Mr.Amancio Ortega and my wife Rosalia fashion businessman and founding chairman of the Inditex fashion group,of Zara clothing showrooms around the world,I and my wife Rosalia mapping out this donation funds every Year to 20 countries all over the world where our company is been located in the world please see the link below:
My wife and I decided to donate the sum of $2,000,000,00 USD to you as part of our charity project to improve the lot of 20 lucky individuals all over the world from our $16.5 Billion Usd I and My Wife Mapped out to help people before she died. We prayed and searched over the internet for assistance because i saw your profile on Microsoft email owners list and picked you. Rosalia my wife and i have decided to make sure this is put on the internet for the world to see. My wife has cancer and she died at Colchester regional hospital, my wife just didn’t die but she was a great person and I miss her so much and this is why I have decided to do one thing I promised her forever. As you could see from the web page above, am not getting any younger and you can imagine having no much time to live. Although I am a Billionaire Investor and we have helped some charity organizations from our Fund.
You see after taken care of the needs of our immediate family members, before she died we decided to donate the remaining of our Billions to other individuals around the world in need, the local fire department, the red cross, Haiti, hospitals in Truro where Rosalia underwent her cancer treatment, and some other organizations in Asia and Europe that fight cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes and the bulk of the funds deposited with our payout bank of this charity donation. We have kept just 40% of the entire sum to ourselves for the remaining days because,I am sick and am writing you from hospital computer because I don’t know when I will die. To facilitate the payment process of the funds ($2,000,000.00 USD) which have been donated solely to you, you are to send your below information to your assigned claims agent in Usa ( Rev Father Jonathan Moss on Email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Your full names……………..
Your contact address…………………
Your personal telephone number……………
Your Date of birth……………………….
Your Marital Status……………………….
One Passport photographs or any of your valid Identity
So that HE can forward your payment information to you immediately. I am hoping that you will be able to use the money wisely and judiciously over there in your country. Please, you have to do your part to also alleviate the level of poverty in your region, help as many as you can help once you have this money in your personal account because, that is the only objective of donating this money to you in the first place. I like to re-assure you of the legitimacy of this services as we will not be involved in any fraudulent act and will never be.
Use the money wisely, we only want to feel good by helping people this time of the year, this is the only thing that makes my wife happy too even now that she is not here with me anymore, we have too much to give away as I only have a few months left on earth. I will advise you as the prospective lucky Person to be calm not to loose this great opportunity which millions of people are trying to entangle but the chances just couldn’t come for them because a lot of people are out there to discourage them as they don’t know how it works,
and have never seen such before.Thank you for accepting our offer, we are indeed grateful You Can Google my name for more information: Mr.Amancio Ortega.
God bless you
Mr.Amancio Ortega world’s 4th-richest man Billionaire investor.