This is almost too good to be true! Either there is a whole new wave of internet based scammers, or they have all come together to target my various email addresses. I just found this email in my GMail account, which is hardly spammed at all. I have hardly used the GMail address outside a few mailing lists. Still Mrs. Estrada from the Philipines claims to have found my address in ”a business journal”.
It’s only mildly entertaining, but just to think that ”relatives” to former ministers from both Haiti and the Philipines have contacted me during the last week!
A quick Google search for her name of course reviels that this is not the first mail sent in the name of Mrs Louisa Ejercitor Estrada, but still, it’s tweaked a little and not quite the same as the others found out there:
From: louisa ejercitor estrada email@example.com
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 04:18:09 +0100
Subject: BUSINESS PROPOSAL (CONFIDERCIAL)
To: [my unpublished GMail address]
I hope that this mail will not be an embarrassment to you. Listen and read carefully, I found your contact from a business journal and that is why I have decided to involve you in this transaction, I am a woman of substance and of great importance to my nation and the society ingeneral. I will not entertain any act of unseriousness from you in this transaction. You must take instructions from me at all time and for security reasons you will only communicate with me only by my e-mail for now, its is very important to avoid for our security.
I am Mrs Louisa Ejercitor Estrada, the wife of Mr Joseph Ejercitor Estrada the former president of Philippine located in the south East Asia. My husband was presently impeached from office by a backed uprising of mass demonstrators and senate. During my husband’s regime as president of Philippine, I realized some of money, from various contract projects! I executed successfully. I had planed to invest this money in real estate and industrial production.
Now I have used diplomatic means in moving this money to a security company in abroad as valuables, Now if you agree to carry out this business.I am contacting you because I want you to go to the security company and claim the money on my behalf since I have declared that the consignment belong to my foreign business partner. You shall also be required to assist me in investment in your country.I hope to trust you as a God fearing person who will not sit on this money when you claim it, rather assist me properly,When I receive your positive response I will let you know where the security company is and the payment pin code and total amount, to claim the money which is very important. For now, let all our communication be by e-mail because my line are right now connected to PhilippinesTelecommunication Networkservices.
Please also send me your telephone and fax number. I will give you more details on after I have received a responce from you.
Thank you and God bless you and your family.
Mrs Louisa Ejercitor Estrada
Of course, the above mail isn’t from the real Mrs Estrada. Just as the Haitian mail published previously isn’t from the real sone of the former Haitian minister. But what’s next? What impeached ministers, presidents or kings names will be used by the scammers?