Saturday I received an email solicitation considered spam, and plain and simple…a scam to rip me off for every red cent I have. What is sad is that this person, group, or whatever, chose to play upon my emotions by connecting me mentally to the disaster that took place in Japan not too long ago. I laughed as I shared this email with one of my closest friends, because for years we have (and I’m sure most of you have) received numerous emails from scam artists claiming to have access to millions and billions of dollars from bank accounts in Nigeria, Australia, and elsewhere.
This was my first Japanese scam, and I’m sure it won’t be my last. But I wanted to share this with people so that we can share with others who may be less inclined to see this for what it is…nonsense! I want those who don’t connect their head quickly with their heart to realize that by making contact with this person or persons they will most definitely end up penniless in the process. Our elderly and naive have been warned about Nigerian and Australian scams, but who’s telling them to keep watch for the scams being drafted with preconceived images of noble, upright, dignified, and elite Japanese?
Who is telling them that they aren’t randomly being selected to receive any money, but instead have been randomly selected to be made a fool of and robbed of their hard-earned money, by some people who may not even be Japanese? Ever thought that maybe the Nigerian emails you’re receiving aren’t even drafted and sent by Nigerians? Heck they could be sent by Joe Blow from some city right here in the good ole’ US of A. It’s a possibility.
If someone wants to risk losing their money on a whim and a wish, then they might as well clean out their bank account and place their bets on the lottery, or try things out at a casino. At least with both of those scenarios there is some level of excitement brewing as your hopeful payout will come immediately or in a matter of 1-5 days, and you have face-to-face interaction with the person who is taking your hard-earned money. So hopefully you will share this post with other people, especially those you know who are naive and would be gullible enough to give out all of their personal information to a complete stranger.
As you read the letter below identify the dead giveaways and red flags. I removed part of this person’s email address so that no one would feel inclined to make contact, and possibly have their computer hacked or crashed in the process. The only way to protect ourselves from predators is to be informed, educated, cautious, and prepared.
———————————–Email Message Below———————————-
I am aware that this is certainly an
unconventional approach of starting a
relationship but I believe knowing each other
starts from a step of which I believe I am not
making a mistake exposing this very important
business to you.
I am Mr. Itsuki Yoshitomi Head of Account Dept.
Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, Japan. I am
contacting you base on the disaster that erupt
my country, Fukushima, Japan .It happened
that a credible customer of my bank lost his life,
entire family and property in that disaster. My
late customer left (US$21 Million equivalent to
(JPY)170,688.000.00 Million Yen) in his account.
My government is proposing bank account
update for every account holders in my country.
Any account without living heir or claimant will be
send into the Government treasury. I do not
want the funds to be transfer into the
Government treasury because it will also go into
the pocket of the individual in high
I am soliciting your attention to receive these
funds on my behalf as everything is under my
power. My purpose of contacting you is because
my status would not permit me to do this alone.
You have to take it very serious and contact me
with all manner of sincerity.
ontact me Cvia my secured email on
When you reply this message, I will send you
the full details about my late customer and the
Mr. Itsuki Yoshitomi
Pray for Japan!!
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