I WON $700,000.00!!!
I am sure if you have an email address, you have gotten your fair share of emails claiming you won money. Typically these go right into my junk box and I never even see them let alone read them, but today this one caught my eye and it we so funny I had to share.
I can't imagine anyone actually falling for one of these scams, but then again since they still keep coming around, maybe they get lucky from time to time. I have to believe they would be more successful if they actually learned English. I have taken a stab at proofing this one for them.
Greetings! (Junk mail starts with an opening like this)
I have been waiting for you
Again, (again? this is the first time you mentioned it) don't be deceived by any
Contact Person: Rev John Daniel (A Reverend, really? Must be true then.)
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org (FedEx uses hotmail now?)
Let me repeat again, try to contact them as soon as you receive this mail to avoid any further delay and remember to pay them their Security Keeping fee of $205.00 US Dollars for their immediate action. You should also let me know through email as soon as you receive your Draft.
Even with my edits, this is still poorly written and laughable. It is tempting to play along but I do have a fear of the unknown so for now I will merely mock them virtually.