Letter from tsunami victim

Category: Scam Discovered On: 07 jan. 2005
Type: scam Updated On: 08 jún. 2006


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:

Good day,

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 Life...

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.

Kind regards,
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 Okay.

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