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The scam message below adopts a kind of reverse psychology that is common in many scam messages. What the scammer wants to do is get you on the hook and talking to him, so he can eventually reel you in. This message, therefore, doesn’t offer you money, it says that some previous offer of money has been cancelled — you missed your chance! He hopes you’ll reply and ask what happened, and then … he’ll pick your pocket.
Date: 29 Aug 2016
Reply-To: “ANDERSON DIRECTOR” firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Cancelled: contact money gram director
AUG 29 : “contact money gram director” has been cancelled
When: Monday, 29 August 2016, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time – Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London
Message: Attention, We have deposited the check of your fund ($4.700,000,00USD) through money gram after our finally meeting regarding your fund, All you will do is to contact money gram director DR.JOSE MALLAM via (email@example.com ) He will give you more direction on how you will be receiving the funds daily. Remember to send him your Full information to avoid wrong transfer such as:
Phone Number: _____________
Though Mrs. Susan Kent has sent $7000 in your name today So contact their Director DR.JOSE MALLAM as soon as you receive this email or call him +229-9697-3503 and tell him to give you the Ref. Number, to pick the $7000 Please let us know as soon as you received all your fund,
Mrs Grace Joe
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