A number of email scams have been distributed since the
Indian Ocean tsunami disaster of December 2004. The
scams are very similar to the well known Nigerian Letter scams.
Sophos recommends recipients do not reply to the email
and simply delete it.
The text of a typical scam reads as follows:
My name, Roger Jame Hankinsa, a merchant in
Thailand. I have been diagnosed with Esophageal cancer
which was discovered very late in Vachira Phuket Hospital,
due to my laxity in caring for my health. This decease has
defiled all forms of medication and right now I haveonly
about a few moments to live on earth, according to medical
experts And also the tsunamis as done a big problem to my
I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I
never really cared for anyone not even myself but my
business. Although, I am wealthy but not generous, I
was always hostile to people and focus more on my
business as that was the only thing I cared, now I have
lost my wife and children in this tsunamis accident, but
now I regret all this, as I now realized that there is more
to life than just wanting to keep to yourself.
Now that God! has called me, I want to will and give
most of my properties and assets to you and
as well as a few Peopel because I want God to
be merciful to me and accept my soul and so, I have
decided to give alms to charity organizations in Thailand
and the world, as I want this to be one of the last good
deeds I will do on earth but my health has deteriorated so
badly, that I can not do this myself.
My money which no one knows of is the huge
cash deposit of "US$8.3M" that I lodge as precious
materials with a Security company in Europe. I need a
God fearing and trustworthy person that will be able
to travel to Europe, to collect this deposit from the
security company and dispatched it to any noteable
charity organizations in Thailand and the world, in
redeeming my vow to God.
I will be trusting to hear from you soon, remain
blessed and God be with you and your family.
Roger Jame Hankinsa
Pls reply me through my private email and Please don't
worry if I don't reply you in time, I will get back to you