Tuesday, 7 July 2009

It didn't take long....

In my inbox today:

Attn: Beneficiary

My Name Is Barr. James Blair Legal Anttorney to Michael Jackson. We were working on a charity tour when he had cardiac arrest . We have $57Million which we would want to be transferred to your account please contact me with your personal details for more information

It is my wish to see that this money is invested in any organization of your choice and distributed each year among the charity organization, the poor and the motherless baby's home I want your good humanitarian,to also use this money to fund churches, orphanages and widows around.

As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the Bank in United States MIDFLORIDA BANK in Florida . I will also issue a letter of authority to the bank, which will prove that you are the new beneficiary of Michael Jackson funds.Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated here in.Hope to hear from you soonest.

I await your reply on this my Dearest faithfully friend.


My Regards To You And Your Family.

Barr. James Blair


  1. So much more convincing than the usual scams!

    That these emails keep on coming suggests that there are a large number of people moronic enough to be fooled by them into handing over their cash. Perhaps a more honest cynic should just write emails to people saying "could I have some of your dosh, please?"?

  2. Absolutely. People must fall for these else they wouldn't happen.

    The widows & orphans references are a bit sickening, though. At least the classical Nigerian scam appeals to the greed and dishonesty of the recipient, so I feel less bad when people lose out.

    write emails to people saying "could I have some of your dosh, please?"?

    In our firm, we call this the "credit control department"...

  3. I got that same email the other day and when I asked why they chose me this is what I got back:

    Thank you for your interest in having in this fund transfer completed into Your bank account. Like I said in my first e-Email as the personal lawyer of the deceased,the bank has warned me to make sure i The produce the beneficiary of Mr.Michael (late).

    I would like to inform you that this transaction requires a normal bank Channels, and it also requires transparency and Confidential. First of all I have to start this transaction by filing your Information at the bank {MIDFLORIDA BANK} as the beneficiary OF late Michael FUND, So that the fund can be paid to your Nominated bank account, which you provide after going through all Normal banking procedure.

    I will file your below information at the bank tomorrow morning immediately for onward Processing i will also appreciate you send to me the two below information because it is very important.
    (MY INFO)
    Single Mother

    1.Your Telephone and fax number
    2 scan a copy of your id as a correct person.

    As soon as I get this on, I will send you a "VALIDATION LETTER OF APPLICATION", which you must complete and send to the bank via E-Mail or FAX, Then i will proceed to the HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE to obtain an AFFIDAVIT OF CLAIM AND LETTER OF ADMINISTRATION ON YOUR BEHALF this i will submit on your behalf to the bank. I will also submit the FUND DEPOSIT CERTIFICATE which i will also send copy to you

    I will provide all legal documents that Will be required by the bank to back up your claim as Bonafide beneficiary and sign the fund release ORDER on your behalf, i will need your absolute TRUST AND CONFIDENCE BELIEVING YOU WILL NOT BETRAY ME AND MAKE AWAY with the fund but use it fora CHARITY WORK when it is finally transferred into your giving bank account. i really need your assurance. Also there will be some administrative CHARGES from the bank to ACTIVATE THE ACCOUNT WHICH IS DORMANT. YOU WILL TAKE CARE OF THE ACTIVATION FEE WHY I TAKE CARE OF ALL DOCUMENTATION FEE AS REQUIRED BY THE UNITED STATES TREASURY AND THE HIGH COURT IN GETTING ALL LEGAL DOCUMENTS.

    Immediately i hear from you i will send you my personal identification, a scan copy of my International passport for your perusal and authentication of my person; Please call me immediately you receive this email on my personal number +16468448637 as soon as you get in the mail,so We can discuss further.You have my word, there will be no problem, because all of this transfer will be followed legally, so do not fear as nothing will affect you as this deal will not take morethan 5 banking days if you follow my advise.

    I hope to come over to meet with you immediately the fund is transferred into your bank account.

    I eagerly wait your response for our progress.

    Barr. James Blair.
    +1 646 844 8637
    Harvard University Law School J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
    605 Third Avenue, 25th Floor New York, NY 10158