The Scam Letter As it Arrived
[My replies inserted]
Date: March 17, 2009 9:55:28 AM PDT
My name is Jacob Klaas I work as an international auditor for the delta lloyd Bank (ALM) Asset Liability Managerial department monitoring five branches including Singapore, Belgium and Netherlands.Hey, nice to meet you. Can I call you Jake? Wonderful of you to write to me and a presumably large number of 'unknown recipients' with this 'offer.' Don't you guys know that one of the tip-offs regarding scam letters like yours is the obvious fact that you're mailing the same thing to so many people?
Another clue is that you claim to have an important position in a bank that has several branches, but you forget to capitalize the name of your bank. "Hello," indeed.
And really, while we're on it, what's with an e-mail message subject: "Hello"?
Is that considered original? Congenial? Inviting? Everyone I know says Hello.
I have taken pains to find your contact through personalThrough personal what? That's all you're giving me at this time?
Is this the bait?
Come on... I am left to wonder: through personal... problems? tragedy? classified ads? space? hygiene?
'I just gots to know...'
I have a business proposal for youOkay... I will take it.
You got me.
How about you and I become partners immediately. Let's split everything 50/50. I don't know you, and you don't know me, but we've already got a rapport built on trust, so let's go for it.
Yours truly,(as if you needed to tell me)
Jacob Klaas.Any relations to "Santa?"