Yet another certified bank draft from D.H.L? Yep.

Some days I wish stuff like this was real.  :sigh:  It is real to some – really profitable because victims fall for it.  Most of the time the victim is just someone hoping for a break.  In this economy we could all use a break, but the old rule still applies –   If it’s too good to be true, delete after sharing the scammer’s info.   Okay, so it’s a variation of the old rule.

With no further ado –


From:  Mrs. Jane Milne Robert ( points to Heyuan Polytecnic and is in Chinese.  Likely hacked.

 Subject:  Contact D.H.L for Your International Certified Bank Draft

Good day to you and   Family

I am sure this mail would be coming to you as a surprise since we have never met before and you would also be asking why I have decided to chose you amongst the numerous internet users in the world, precisely I cannot say why I have chosen you but do not be worried for I come in peace and something very positive is about to happen to your life right now and to the lives of others through you if only you can carefully read and digest the message below. The internet has made the world a global village where you can reach anybody you have not met before.

Before I move further, permit me to give you a little of my biography, I am Mother Jane milne Robert, 72 Years old woman and the wife of Late Sir Moses Anna who died in a Plane crash on Monday the 7th of September 1999 GMT 14:22 UK while they were flying from New York to Geneva. Please see site below for more information.

Including a bit of truth in these messages seems to be the standard lately.  Scammers pick a name from the list of victims and plug it into their form letter.  Shameful

After the death of my husband I became the Head of his investment and now that I am old and weak I have decided to spend the rest of my life with my family and loved ones whom I never had time for during the course of my business life, but before the death of my husband we had a plan to use the last days of our lives to donate half of what we have worked for to the less privilege and charity homes and the other half for ourselves, family members and close friends, and it is so unfortunate that my husband is not alive today to do this with me and I am very weak and old now, hence I have decided to do this philanthropic work on behalf of my late husband and I.

Presently, I have willed out almost half of our assets to several charity homes and to some of the less privilege in different countries.
Despite the agreement between my late husband and I to give aid to the deprived, we also agreed to render support to an individual we have not meet before in life due to the fact when we were still young in life we receive an anonymous help from an individual we did not know and which we have not being able to know or met again till date, the impact we got from such gestsure made us wabt to do same.

I am sorry to inform you that you will never have the chance to know me because I have just concluded the assignment which my husband and I have agreed upon before his sudden death and you happened to be the beneficiary of our last WILL, irrespective of your previous financial status, hence I need you to do me a favor by accepting our offer that will cost you nothing.

I have presently deposited a Cheque in the sum of $3.5million with DHL express to deliver to you when i visited west Africa to conclude some unfinished transaction and investment on behalf of my late husband,So i have contacted the ATTORNEY in charge of the deposited cheque which i left there so that he can go to the DHL delivery company there to know when they will deliver the cheque package to you because of the expiring date.

For your information, I have paid for the delivering Charge, Insurance Premium and Clearance Certificate Fee of the Cheque showing that it is not a Drug Money or meant to sponsor Terrorist attack in your Country

You have to contact the DHL COURIER SERVICE now for the delivery of your cheque with this information bellow;

dhl address: DHL International Nigeria Ltd DHL House Isolo Expressway Lagos

Contact Person: Dr Johnson David


Again, you are not to pay for the delivering Charge, the Insurance premium and the Clearance Certificate Fee of the Cheque because I have already paid for them, the only money you are expected to pay is $120 for the security keeping & intuity fee of the cheque so far.

And with that, you kiss $120 goodbye.  

I would have paid the fee but the company insisted that I should not because they don’t know when you will be contacting them and to avoid demurrage or further cost.

You are to reconfirm the below information to them to avoid any mistake on the Delivery.

Your Postal / delivery address;
Your Full Names:
Direct telephone number;

Below is the security keeping code: (FED/0433/SKC) of you draft, you are to also present it to them for verification before delivery.

Let me repeat again, try to contact them as soon as you receive this mail to avoid any further delay and remember to ask them to provide you with the method they wish to use in receiving their security keeping fee of $120 for from you their immediate action.

Note: Please I do not want you to thank me or my husband all I need you to do is to invest wisely with it and do the same good to someone’s life someday as this is the only way this world would be a better community if we render selfless services to one another.

Be also notified that I will no longer be reading my emails or surfing the internet as I have retired completely from the outside world to my ranch, at this moment I have nothing to do with cars, emails and other luxuries, all further correspondence should be forwarded to the courier company for the delivery of your cheque to you.

Yours Faithfully,
Mrs. Jane Milne Robert


Yep send in a security deposit and they’ll get moving on the rest.   ‘Get moving’ meaning moving onto the next group of victims.  This message was sent to me and literally 11 others.   You know this one and know how to respond.   Dump it and go from there.

Until next time, be safe.


This one’s a doozy – Johnson Williams awaits my response

Oy.  Spammers slay me.

Don’t you love it when they attach additional spam to their spam?   Enjoy.

From:  Johnson Williams (  Most likely a hacked account

Subject:  I Await Your Response

I am writing in this manner for reasons of confidentiality. Kindly hasten your response after reading through
the attached letter as I await your response with much anticipation.
Ordinarily I would not bother with an attachment, but I was curious.  And Gmail lets me preview before downloading anything.  Here’s the second part of this lovely message:

Dear, My name wasn’t even included, sniff.  I am heartbroken.  

My name is Dr JOHN WILLIAMS , the head Principal Counsel in John Williams an Associates based in Abuja, Nigeria.

I have a white client from USA who was killed by militants in the oil rich Niger Delta of Nigeria. He has in his dollar account with Zenith Bank the sum of USD$14.5M. He has no next of kin stated in his bank deposit book prior to his death but stated that he would provide the next of kin. Now the bank is not yet aware that he is death. I want to make you his next of kin first before informing the bank about this death so that the bank would release the money to you.You will get 45% of the total amount less expenses.

I have all the documents and his ATM CARD /INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT which I can send to you as proof. Please send your contact details if you are interested so that I will give you more details on how to apply as next of kin.I will call you as soon as I receive your number. Do you have a blackberry?. If yes, send you ping id to me.

Thank you

Dr Johnson Williams.  So now he’s Dr. Johnson Williams.  Impressive. 



Yep, I’m gonna send my ping id right on over.  Did he really think I’d be in a big rush to do business with him because the supposed dead guy is white?  Sadness.

I thought you might like this one as much as I did.

Until next time, be safe.

Happy birthday, dad.

He would have been 72 today. 

When my birthday rolls around, I’ll be 3 years older than he was when he died. It’s weird. For so many years I feared 40 because I believed it could be my end, too. It wasn’t. I’m still here and getting better every year, month, and day. 

So raise you glass (or mug, bottle, etc) to Henry. May he rest well. 

Until next time, peace. 

Short and sweet


Some days these are the only trees I get to spend time around.

Sometimes wahm life takes over and some of the everything needs to take a back seat.  🙂  More goodness is coming, including more about life as well as job scams.  

One thing I have noticed is how much sweeter life gets with age.  I’ll be 43 in 8 days and it is awesome.  I’ve already lived longer than my dad and wonder what he would think of my life, hubby, the kids, and even the dogs.  Would he have gotten the wahm life from the start or would he have needed time to come around like mom?  

Yeah, it’s been that kind of month.  Reflective and busy.  

Until later, peace.  

I’m an OPEC grant winner! Not really.

While I would love to receive a grant to study chocolate or the effects of mixed dietary preferences in the modern family, I don’t see winning one unless I apply.  I received notification that I was selected to receive a pretty hefty OPEC grants, but I am so not qualified to study or develop any  project related to petroleum.  Seriously, I am generally a homebody and leave the driving to others.

My notes are italicized.


From:  OPEC Fund International Development Program Office (  Yeah, Hotmail is the official OPEC email service.


OPEC Fund for International Development Program office

Congratulations, you are a bona fide recipient of £750,000 GBP (Seven hundred and fifty
thousand Great Britain Pounds) in the 2012 OPEC Fund for International Development Program.

Your email address attached to secured file #: OFID/659/OPEC emerged as a winner of £750,000
in Batch 409978E.

Forward the following information to your fiduciary agent JOHN MARK, at this email (Name, Address, Phone, Fax, Age, and Occupation). is a Chinese site.

Please include your file #: OFID/659/OPEC and Batch 409978E, we are sending a copy of this
mail to your agent as well for record purpose, please contact your fiduciary agent

Dr. Farida Ozair
Publicity Directorate,
OPEC Fund for International Development Program


So no thank you, Dr. Farida Ozair.  Try another victim.

Oh no, my USPS Delivery Failed! Yep, more spam from a scammer.


Yeah, I am so not willing to open the attached form or complete it, especially when the spammer includes me email address as a blind carbon copy sent to 12 others.  :sigh:

From: USPS (

Subject:  USPS Delivery Failure

Your item delivery tracking number 4178277 has failed. We were unable to deliver the package to the address specified. You can correct the shipment details online by filling out the form attached to this message. Thank you.

USPS Customer Service®

Mon-Fri — 8:00am – 8:30pm ET
Sat — 8:00am – 6:00pm ET
Sun/Holidays — Closed

Another fraudulent job offer – Easy Realty Agent

This is just another collections job.  You know, where the employee keeps 10% of collected funds and forwards the rest to the employer.  This is not real, ever.  

The italicized comments are mine.  


From: EASY REALTY AGENT (  Yes, they used all caps. 


 1. ========= Easy Realty Agent -Work with us as our Payment/Rent collector-! =====

Read and Respond  EASY REALTY AGENT

Easy Realty Agent is an online company for renting, buying property and Care taking. The company is growing dynamically and its formation is ongoing. At this particular moment we are expanding our business area and increasing the number of property units in our database. For this reason we are widening our network of real estate agents.

We are offering a job -as a Payment Receiver/Our Representative of Rent Payment, this means that you will be receiving Rent from our Customers/Tenant on our behalf. Please read further.


1. Receiving rent -payments- from customers
2. Sending rent -payments- to Landlords
3. Data entry
4. Deduct 10% which will be your Commission/pay on Payment processed and remit our balance to us either via Western Union Money Transfer or Money Gram.  If nothing else about a ‘job lead’ like this screams scam, this should.  No legitimate employer will ask you to send cash.  


1. $1000 per month. First salary you get after 30 days from the day you start working.  
2. 10% from each received rent payment same day you receive it. 1-10 Rent payments per week. Amount of one rent payment: up to $1500 – $5000.  Anyone falling for this will not likely receive any ‘salary’ because the scammers will cease contact the second the victim realizes the job is a scam.  


*18 years or older.
*Responsible Reliable and Trustworthy
*Available to work a minimum 3-4 hours per week.  Remember, the salary is $1,000 a month plus 10% commission.  That comes to $62.50 an hour.  Yeah, that’s the average salary for a clerical-type position. 
*Able to check and respond to emails often.
*Easy telephone access.
*Computer Knowledge is a plus


We don’t require an active agent license.
We don’t require your bank information. if required -Terms and Condition- Applies
We are sure this work will be interesting and simple for you. The greatest advantage of this position is its remote character and the possibility of spending only a few of hours a day working while earning a base $12,000 per year plus your commissions (up to $30,000 per year).

To complete this stage of your job placement you should confirm your information by sending it via email:

-First name:
-Last name:
-Full Address P.O Box not applicable:
-Zip code:
-Land line:
-Mobile Phone:
-Best time to call you:

As soon as possible our staff manager will get in touch with you and give you instructions  about your work. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Easy Realty Agent.
Tommy Cole

Hiring/Accounting Officer

Email Address: = Filipino version of Yahoo

Phone Number: 530-327-9112 This is a California area code.

Yours Sincerely

Natalie Gold.
Company Secretery  Yep, they spelled ‘secretary’ wrong. 


Delete this sad excuse for a spammer and be done with it.  

Be safe.