Who knew? I mean, I know it’s a small world and all, but I’m not that desperate. Try again, Mr. Thomas Lang.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Istanbul)
Subject: <<YOUR CONSENT>> (I guess he put it like that to stress importance. What do you think?)
My name is Mr. Thomas Lang, a Fund Manager with one of the worlds biggest
investment company. I have been the personal Fund Manager to the late Libyan
President Muammar Gaddafi for many years. You may wish to visit the link to
Total sum of Fifteen Million, Seven Hundred and Forty Five Thousand British
Pounds (15,745,000.00) GBP was invested on behalf of the late president of LIBYA
under a SECRET CODE INVESTMENT where none of his personal information’s was used
for the investment. This was a secret between both of us until his death last
year. Now that former President Muammar Gaddafi is DEAD,i am contacting you for
your partnership so that we can claim the funds as mentioned above. I will
handle all the expenses and will require your assistance in investing the funds
in your country.
Mr. Thomas Lang.
Lang pulls out the stops. He appeals to the recipient’s need (or greed), provides a link to a news article that legitimizes his message, throws in a little mystery, then offers to make it easier for one to receive the inherited funds. But this is not ‘Thomas Lang’s’ only scam. He’s been around for years, offering to facilitate transfers for and inheritance or offering positions as finance managers. He’s based in the UK, India, Istanbul, China, and more. Unless you know a Thomas Lang personally, steer clear.
Be safe, all.