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Canadian Scam Letter

posted at 12:01 pm
on Apr. 22, 2003

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I got the following letter in my email the other day.  It’s a Canadian variation of the Nigerian scam, obviously hoping to take advantage of America’s habit of trusting Canadians.  I mean, who ever heard of someone from Canada trying to pull a scam?  Also, there aren’t any spelling mistakes, further making it seem like it’s a real Canadian.  That’s why it’s so insidious….

GOOD DAY,

MY NAME IS NOT IMPORTANT FOR NOW, WHAT I HAVE MAY BE OF INTEREST TO YOU. IT IS A BUSINESS PROPOSAL THAT WILL BE BENEFICIAL TO YOU AND I. I LIVE IN WOODSTOCK, ONTARIO, CANADA. I AM 46 YEARS OLD AND I HAVE BEEN WORKING IN A BANK IN ONTARIO FOR THE PAST 15 YEARS WHERE I AM AN ACCOUNTS MANAGER. I WILL GIVE YOU MY FULL DETAILS ON YOUR REPLY TO THIS LETTER.

MY AIM OF CONTACTING YOU IS TO SOLICIT YOUR CO-OPERATION AND ASSISTANCE BASED ON AN ACCOUNT UNDER MY MANAGEMENT CONTAINING C$ 26.5m (TWENTY SIX MILLION,FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND CANADIAN DOLLARS) WHICH HAS REMAINED DORMANT FOR THE LAST TEN YEARS. THIS ACCOUNT WAS OWNED BY THE LATE MRS. LETICIA CARABAS AND FOLLOWING MY INVESTIGATION, I FOUND OUT THAT SHE DIED ON 18TH OF MAY 1992 VIA A CAR CRASH IN THE BAHAMAS AND SHE LEFT NO CHILDREN OR NEXT OF KIN.

I WILL INFORM YOU MORE ON HOW WE CAN GET THE MONEY IN HER ACCOUNT TRANSFERED INTO YOUR ACCOUNT IF YOU AGREE TO CO-OPERATE WITH ME ON THIS ON YOUR REPLY TO THIS MAIL. I WILL ALSO GIVE YOU MORE PERSONAL DETAILS OF ME AND THE TRANSACTION ON YOUR REPLY.

PLEASE TREAT THIS AS CONFIDENTIAL, URGENT AND OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE.

YOURS SINCERELY,
.............
[The from line: “Stan Bradley”

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