My name is Mr. Graham Scott, a senior staff and auditor head of computing department here in our bank. I have only written to seek your indulgence and assistance. I wish to make a transfer involving a huge amount of United States Dollars.
I am proposing to make this transfer to a designated bank account of your choice. Thus, I need your indulgence and support, I propose an offer of 30% of the total amount to be yours after the transfer has been successfully concluded.
Remember this is absolutely confidential, as I am seeking your assistance as the beneficiary of this unclaimed funds, since we are not allowed to operate a foreign account, Your contact phone numbers and name will be necessary for this effect, I have reposed my confidence in you and hope that you will not disappoint me.
Kindly reply me stating your interest, and I shall furnish you with the details and necessary procedure with which to make the transfer. I anxiously await your response through my private box :firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and Godbless.
Well, Mr. Graham Scott, I almost accepted your offer. It sounds quite enticing to become the recipient of 30% of "huge amount of United States Dollars." You almost had me in you scam, but as so frequently happens with the criminal mind, you made a slip.
Yes, your attempt at crime was nearly flawless, but for one tiny point. As I read and re-read your email, I was filled with increasing excitement and delight. But then I noticed something. Small, at first, but as I continued to read, it started to gnaw at me. Everything was perfect, except... Except you gratuitous use of commas instead of periods at the end of your sentences. I saw that and I knew, this had to be something other than the truth.
Since I now do not fully trust you, I will only be sending you my social security number and checking account number. I will not be sending you my saving account number also. You have betrayed my confidence to the point that I do not trust you with that account.