This was posted to me on the 13th November by the World Health Organisation, Geneva.
"A certified check of (£6.5, million GB Pounds = $13,591,000 US Dollars) left the World Health Organization Head Quarters since on 13th November for your address, it is important we know if you have received these parcel, so as to know when to invite you for the Winners Dinner night on the 13th December, 2007. If the parcel is not received yet then get back to us with details of your correct address. The Organization acknowledge the fact that you are a very responsible PERSONEL and believe you will utilize these funds for its main purpose. Help the less privileged. We understand the gravity of your work and how it takes most of your time; we hope you will create just little time to handle this project. Please, contact the two email addresses above for more details of the WHO award. Be advised to keep it cool and calm, all to yourself tell no one about this, because, this award is not an open award (Public wise), if you can not do this for the World Health Organization, better, send back the parcel when received."
Has anyone ever heard of someone who has fallen for these scams? They all seem so utterly unconvincing that I can't imagine anyone being duped by them. They seem to show a singular lack of imagination on behalf of the scammers.
pj123 I heard of a case where someone had fallen for a Nigerian scam and had already lost abt £20,000. He was then persuaded to go to meet the "head of the Bank" in Nigeria. Went to the Head office, handed over a lot more cash, only to find that the office in the bank had been hired by the scammer! He lost many 10's of '000s