Some scammers in their messages adopt the literary strategy of beginning in medias res. “You know that money I was going to send you?” “Um, no, I don’t … but, hmm, you mean you were going to send me money? Um, yeah, I remember now….” They try to take advantage of basic psychology and hope that people will respond claiming to remember the earlier non-existent communications. People who do that are seen right away as easy targets, and the next stage of the scam can begin.
from: Smith Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
date: Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 3:07 PM
subject: I DID NOT FORGET YOUR PAST EFORT THANKS.
I’m happy to inform you about my success in getting those funds transfered, i didn’t forget your past efforts and attempts to assist me as of that time.
Now feel free and get in touched with my secretary Mr Collins Doglas in Cotono, Benin Republic on his E-mail address ( email@example.com) Tel +229-98-38-10-76 ask him to send you the total of $1.500,000.00 usd, which i kept for your rewarding for all the past efforts and attempts to assist me in this matter.
presently i’m very busy here in Paraguay because of the investment projects which i and the new partner are having at hands.Send to Mr Collins Doglas the listed details below to avoid wrong delivery
1.YOUR FULL NAME
2.YOUR HOUSE OR OFFICE ADDRESS
3.YOUR HOME PHONE NUMBER
4.YOUR MOBILE NUMBER
7.A COPY OF YOU PICTURE TO AVOID WRONG DELIVERY
I DID NOT FORGET YOUR PAST EFORT THANKS.