(From my email)
I HAVE BEEN WAITING YOU SINCE TO CONTACT ME FOR YOUR CONFIRMABLE BANK DRAFT OF $800,000,00 I HAVE WAITED YOU BUT YOU DID NOT CONTACT ME.
I DEPOSITED IT WITH FEDEX PLS SEND YOUR DETAILS TO MR SMITH AT FEDEX COURIER.NAME;TELEPHONE ADDRESS.CONTACT PERSON LARRY SMITH,EMAIL;firstname.lastname@example.org
MR LEONARD JEFFERSON.
Let me present Mr. Leonard Jefferson. Who has a great deal of money for me! And now Emails me every. single. day. Why wouldn't I email personal information to larrysmithfedexdelivery1 at gmail.com? Sounds perfectly legit, right? Because Fed Ex probably doesn't have it's own domain... why would they? Gmail is good enough for the masses, why wouldn't a fortune 100 company jump on board?
Plus? The excellent grammar should lead me to believe that he's for real!
Seriously, do people fall for this? Whatever happened to con-artists having some pride in their work? Elaborately planned schemes, meticulously groomed details? Back in the day con-artists were proud of their abilities - they were sneaky and took time to plan their cons. Now? Any foreign sleeze with a tentative grasp on the English language thinks they can dupe the general public. Sheesh. Get a grip. At least the Nigerians came up with a letter that used proper grammar!
Peace out, Leonard. I'm sure I'll hear from you again tomorrow.