This was actually a quite good scam. Unless you check it out, of course. Then you find out that Webster Dixon has a web site at www.websterdixon.com, but for some reason is using a UK Yahoo! address; email@example.com. Hmmm. That’s odd.
The funniest part is at the bottom, where it says “Sent via the WebMail system at customlh.com.” That’s the web site for a company called Custom Lighting and Hardware in Houston, Texas. So apparently one is to believe that Webster Dixon, a law firm based in London, is routing its e-mail through a lighting store in Houston, Texas. Call me weird, but I think that’s funny!
Anyway, here’s the e-mail.
Webster Dixon LLP
Thavies Inn House
3-4 Holborn Circus
London EC1N 2HA
we have been awaiting your establishing contact with us as regards transfer of your funds amounting $1,000,000. 00 USD.
The Vape Foundation Via Gramsci, 41 40050 Funo (Bologna) Italy website: http://www.vapefoundation.org/, a foundation working in Conjunction With The Economic Community For West African States, United Nations Organization And The European Union, who came to our chambers last week to hand your cheque to us.
The objective is to make a notable change in the standard of living of people all around the universe (from America to Europe, Asia to Africa and all around). the Vape Foundation has been assured of highest organization standard courtesy of the United Nations.
Based on the random selection exercise of internet websites and millions of supermarket cash invoices worldwide, you were selected among the lucky recipients to receive the award sum of $1,000,000.00 (One Million United States Dollars) As Charity Donations/aid from the Vape Foundation, ECOWAS, EU and the UN in accordance with the enabling act of parliament. (Note that all beneficiaries email addresses were selected randomly from over 100,000 internet websites or a shop’s cash invoice around your area in which you might have purchased something from).
They already made provision for our services and settled all bills of litigation. They did not specify when you shall be making contact and for a fact we expected you to have contacted us via mail to confirm our possessing your cheque.
All you need to do right now to proceed is reconfirm your contact co-ordinates – full names, address, country and most important your phone number.
Reply us with the afore-requested details. We will have to send Vape Foundation a mail to the effect that you have made contact regarding the cheque the left you.
Ms. Mary King
Webster Dixon LLP
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Sent via the WebMail system at customlh.com