Luisa Estrada of Philippines is requesting that you open your eyes and
read this mail carefully. He would like to transfer some funds over to
you account, but for once he decided not to let you know how much
except that it is very huge. We are not quite sure about the exchange
rate of Peso, so lets’ hope it is at least a million USD.
But wait, his IP address is from 188.8.131.52, where is this place? Let’s see:
address: Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
source: AFRINIC # Filtered
Aw… for once we thought that this is a real offer! j/k
We believe that he tried to send out the mail from an anonymous server or relay, but the originating IP is still exposed. If it is real, why would a Filippino want to use a Nigerian server (of all countries) to relay such mail?
From: “Luisa Estrada” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Received: from 184.108.40.206 ([220.127.116.11])
Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2007 12:12 AM
Subject: Read carefully
The political unrest in my country (PHILIPPINES), necessitated this email,
though this approach appears desperate, difficulties encountered in
efforts to establish a business abroad also necessitate this search for
someone to assist me I need your services in a confidential matter
regarding money out of afamily beneficiary deposit for investment in your
country and this requires a private arrangement.
You will receive these funds under legal claims; all legal documents will
be carefully worked out to ensure a risky free transfer, our family
trustee have secretly protected the deposit, you are to assist us to
lay claims of the funds with the aid of all legal documents that will be
forwarded to you as time goes on. From past experiences, many people I had
regarded as close friends and relatives capitalized on my family’s travail
to run away with my money. In order to avert this negative development, I
in conjunction with my son now seek your permission to allow us do a
CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP/REASSIGNMENT OF CREDIT of stated funds from the
holding company to your name, so that the funds would be released to you
as the BENEFICIARY (on behalf of me and my family).
I am willing to pay a generous management fee as well as appreciation as
soon as this transaction is completed.
All correspondences will be via email, for now. The funds in question are
quite large. I will expect a straight answer from you indicating your
interest to assist my family.
PLEASE INDICATE YOUR INTEREST BY RESPONDING TO MY EMAIL ADDRESS WITH THE
Your full name and address
Your telephone/fax numbers.
Once I receive this information, my son with the family trustee will prepare
the necessary documents that will put you in place as the new owner of the
funds. The money will then be released to your custody by the Holding
Awaiting your swift response.