Monday, September 09, 2013

#SpamAlert: Text Messages Lead to Spam Email

Recently I suffered from a Spam attack via Text Message and E-Mail. I am sharing the whole thing, and want my readers be safe.


Got this message on 05/05/2013, 03:08 AM, from  7503499716

There is a matter that requires your urgent attention which we cannot talk over the phone. Email me on: pr9jk@live.com immediately for details of it.Thank you.

I thought it was someone else, and I sent a mail to the email id.


On May 6, 2013 8:02 PM, "Mr. Sung Woo Kim" <pr9jk@live.com> wrote:

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am so happy to see your email now and I pray you will be kind enough to read through the email and do as I will ask you to do. I did not know of a way to reach someone from your country and I had to seek the services of a human resource consultancy firm who promised to get me a reliable person from India. My name is Sung Woo Kim and I am from Korea but presently living in Thailand where I do business as an exporter of rice to some European countries. I met with Kamlesh Jain who was from your country in 1998 and in the same year we got married. However, she died three years later during her first pregnancy as a result of complications encountered at child birth. Unfortunately, the baby was lost as well but I put my trust in God. I have done this business for over 11 years now and God has really blessed me through it and I am grateful to Him even in my sick bed.

Presently, I am suffering from hematological malignancy, a cancer that has eaten up my blood cells and bone marrow. I have taken all medical steps to more than nine different highly rated hospitals here and abroad and no solution could be offered to treat the sickness. I have been battling with this sickness for more than four years now and the doctors have now confirmed that I have less than two months to live. I need your help and urgently at that to put a smile on my face before I die. You may be wondering what kind of help you will offer a dying man.


Please, I want you to help me reach out to the poor and destitute children, the aged who cannot afford food and good health care in your country. I did not have the opportunity to visit your country because of the death of my wife who I loved so much. She said a lot of good things about your country, about the people and above all the kind of suffering and hardship the greater number of people live with. We are not together now but I still love her and love her people and therefore want to use the little money I am leaving behind to put smiles on the faces of the poor children and the aged from her country. I have the sum of five million, thirty four thousand US dollars (US$5,034,000) deposited with a bank here which I want to use for this last charitable work of mine.

Since I cannot reach out to these people myself considering my state of health, I have decided to offer you the task of doing this service for me, your status does not matter to me as long as you can do what I have asked you to do. My relatives and friends have wasted so much of my wealth since my illness and I cannot live with the agony of entrusting this last and important responsibility to any of them again. This is how you should apportion the money. 70% of the money should go to homeless and suffering children and the aged. If there are charity homes for these people, you can split and distribute the money to them. Let it be used solely to improve the lives of suffering children and the aged while the remaining 30% will be for you for carrying out this task for me. Doing this is the only thing that can put a smile on my face before I die or while in my grave.

If you are willing and capable of doing this, you are to give me the following information about yourself:

Full Names:
Residential Address:
Age:
Phone No:

As soon as I receive your reply I shall write my lawyer and authorize her to take all the necessary steps to make the money available to you without delay since I have already given her all the documents relating to the deposit. If you are not willing and capable of handling this, also inform me so I can still ask the consultancy firm to get someone else for me. Thank you.

Yours sincerely,
Mr. Sung Woo Kim.



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