I am sure you get lot of spam emails like anyone does. While most of them are really junk mails, some of them are interesting reads. Seriously, sometimes if you are too bored, you could just open up couple of the spam emails and read them. One of the regular spam emails that I am used to getting is something like the below one.
I am a major investor in offshore oil Riggs until recently when I was crippled by stroke which left half part of my body paralyzed, I have undergone major surgery but my health is still not improving. For the past fifteen years I have been waiting if I would be cured but all to no avail and recently my doctor gave me very sad news which is very disturbing to me he said that in about three months time my health may get worst and since I have no close relative around I will want to set up orphanage homes in my name and also donate the rest of my wealth to charitable organizations which you are going to be in charge.
My account balance presently is $12.2m united state dollars as reflected in my last statement account from my bank account and I have wish to use this fund to finance this project as I do not have much time left, you will be entitled to 20% of these funds for your good work and put the rest into the orphanage homes. Please send me a mail with your telephone and fax numbers if you are willing to honestly assist me. As soon as I receive a response from you I shall instruct my bank to deal with you directly for easy transfer of the fund. All the information regarding the fund will also be given to you with all the necessary documents for onward transfer of the fund to your nominated bank account.
The senders of such mail belong to group of spammers called “Nigerian Email Fraud” whose purpose is to make an identity theft. Ultimately you will lose some money and you won’t get even a penny back. How does this fraud ring work? Read this article “False Promises of Inheritance - Spam Email Fraud” to know more about how this fraud ring operate.