Mr. Jim Peter….s
This is an interesting variation on fake emails. The spelling and grammar are not too awfully bad, mostly just punctuation errors. But there are some things which stand out and mark it as a fake. You’ll notice that there’s no explanation why this guy wants to send you money. To make it easy, I’ve made the really stupid parts BOLD. Let’s follow along:
I crave your indulgence at this mail coming from somebody you have not known before but I believe I have been destined to be of blessing to you.
Anyone you don’t know, who sends unsolicited emails speaking about “destiny”, should make you suspicious. Most of the rest of this email is just full of bad grammar. See if you can find some mistakes I missed…
I am Mr.Jim Peters. former director of Benin Cement Company.I am presently in Spain where I am under going treatment.
I want you to contact my secretary in Benin Republic,her name is Mrs.Jones Koffe using her email address firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +229 93 48 98 58.
Instruct her to send you the sum of ($800,000) Eight Hundred Thousand United States Dollars in Cashier Check which I kept for you.
I cannot predict what will be my fate by the time you will receive the fund seeing that I am in a very critical condition here in the hospital that is why I ask you to assist me in your prayers.
That email was followed up the very next day with this email, again from Mr Peters, even though this time his last name is missing the ending “s”. He even refers to his other attempt at scamming to make himself seem more familiar. Check him out, as he tries to wrap up this deal:
Season Greeting from.MR JIM PETER, who contacted you long ago,I am very happy to inform you about my success in getting that fundNow,I want you to contact my secretary on the information below:
NAME: Louisa Christopher.
Ask him to send you the total sum of(US$1.250.000.00) ONE MILLON TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND USD CASHIER.
CHEQUE which I kept for your compensation,CONTACT THE SECRETARY ON thisemail: email@example.com
send him your contact information like.
Your Full Name
Your Home Address
Your Phone Number
MR JIM PETER
CONTACT MY SECRETARY
Other than the fact that he now has a new secretary, which may be a man with a woman’s name, there are just too many grammar errors to take this guy seriously. Notice how our monetary bait has increased to over a million dollars, and that now it is “compensation”. I have to ask myself, “What did I ever do for this guy that was worth a million dollars?” The answer: Nothing! And I never will.
EMail marked as junk and deleted. I suppose Mr Peter(s) will have to use a different machine on his botnet to get to me again….
I am Jon, and that up there is Mr Peter(s)…not.