I am going to start this post off by saying that I allow anyone to contact me on Skype that is not in my contact list. I do this so people can push a button on my website and call me. This morning I woke up to one of the oldest email scams going. Someone claming they were going to give me money.
Please be warned. This is a SCAM. The content of the message is below.
I am sorry to contact you unannounced through this medium. I am Mr.
Abdulkarim Alzarouni, Deputy General Manager-Audit & Compliance at
National Bank of Abu Dhabi here in UAE . I write you this proposal in
good faith hoping that I will rely on you . In 2006, one Mr. Omar.B.Cairns
who has same surname as yours and who has your country in his file as
his place of origin, made a fixed deposit for 36 calendar months,
valued at $18,400,000.00 with my bank. I was his account officer before
I rose to the position of the auditor general now. The maturity date
for this deposit contract was 16th of October 2009. Unfortunately,
while on a business trip ,he died in a deadly earthquake that occurred
on May 12, 2008 in Sichuan province of China which killed at least
Since the last quarter of 2009 until today,the management of my bank
have been finding a means to reach him so as ascertain if he will want
to roll over the Deposit or have the contract sum withdraw .Since
September 2009,when I discovered that this will happen , I learnt of
his death ,so I have tried to think up a procedure to preserve this
fund and use the proceed for charity .
Some directors here have been trying to find out from me the
information about this account and the owner, but I have kept it closed
because, I know that if they become aware that Mr Omar is now late,
they will corner the funds for themselves. Therefore, I am seeking your
co-operation to present you as the one to benefit from his fund at his
death since you have the same name, so that my bank head quarters will
pay the funds to you. I have done enough inside bank arrangement and
will only have to put in your details into the information network in
the bank computers and reflect you as his next of kin.
I am not a greedy person, so I am suggesting we share the funds
equal,50/50% to both parties My share will assist me to start a charity
organization to help the poor and also own a company which has been my
Let me know your mind on this and please do treat this information as
TOP SECRET. We shall go over the details once I receive your urgent
response strictly through my personal email address,
Have a nice day,and may GOD bless you.
Anticipating your communication.
Mr. Abdulkarim Alzarouni