What follows is an exact copy of an email we recently received at Tech Wizard.
From Mrs.Nada Alison,
Dearest in the Lord Jesus Christ,
Greetings, I am Mrs. Nada Alison. An aging widow suffering from long time illness. I am currently admitted in a private hospital here in Abidjan cote d’ivoire I have some funds I inherited from my late loving husband Mr. Ejiro Alison. The amount of U$6.400.000(Six Million four hundred thousand Us Dollars) which he deposited in one of the Bank Here and I need a honest and God fearing person who have the feelings of human that can use this funds for God’s work and 15% out of the total funds will be for your composition for doing this work of God. Please if you would be able to use these funds for the Lord’s work kindly reply to me. May the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ the love of God and the sweet fellowship of the Lord be with you and your family’s Amen?
Yours Sister in the Lord
Mrs. Nada Alison
Let’s start with the obvious. This will NEVER happen in real life.
Second, this will NEVER happen in real life. Ever.
Scams like this have been around for a long time. The only reason they still exist is because people still fall for them. And the smarter the good guys get, the smarter the bad guys get. Like when they figure out the name of your grandson and send you an email saying he’s trapped in Ecuador and will be put in jail if you don’t wire cash. You may even be curious enough to click on a link, subjecting yourself to a good session of virus removal or spyware removal with us. Stop and think! We would guess the chances of your grandson being caught in illegal activity outside the country is about, ah, close enough to zero that you should pick up the phone before you wire money.
If it seems like a ridiculous scam you would never fall for, good for you. Now get out there and make sure everyone that you know knows that as well.
-The Tech Wizard