There has been another deluge of spam and phishing e-mails being sent to my work e-mail lately.  At one point, I received fifteen of them in one hour! Some of them have actually been so kind as to actually include “Spam” in their subject lines, which made it easy to delete, but the others, with vague or no subject, unfortunately have to be waded through to make sure that I don’t miss anything that is actually important — such as an e-mail from a potential customer.

One e-mail particularly caught my attention the other day.  The subject line read, in all caps, no less: Stop Contacting Those B*******! Since this is a business e-mail account, I don’t usually get anything that has even the mildest of swear words in it, so this was definitely different.  The message turned out to be:

Good day,

I am Mrs. Tasha Raymond; I am a USA citizen, 45 years Old. I reside here in WASHINGTON.

My residential address is as follows: – (Address deleted.  Don’t know if it’s real or not but I didn’t want to post it in case it’s someone’s real address) United States, i will soon relocate since I have collected my compensation money.

I am one of those that took part in the Compensation in Nigeria and West Africa many years ago and they refused to pay me, I had paid over $10,000 while in the USA, trying to get my payment all to no avail.

So, I decided to travel down to Nigeria west Africa with all my compensation documents, And I was directed to meet Mr. Larry Longman, who is a member of the UN Compensation Committee, and I contacted him and he explained everything to me, He said whoever is contacting us through emails are fake.

He took me to the paying bank for the claim of my Compensation payment. Right now I am one of the most happiest women on earth because I have received my Compensation funds of $800,000.00 Moreover,  Mr. Larry Longman showed me the Full information of those that are yet to receive their payments and I saw your Email address as one of the beneficiaries, that is why I decided to email you to Stop dealing with anybody, they are not with your compensation money, They are only making money out of you. I will advise you to contact Mr.Larry Longman.

You have to contact him directly on this information below.

. Mr. Larry Longman
De-factor Chief Compensation Officer

You really have to stop dealing with those people that are contacting you and Telling you that your funds are with them, it is not in any way with them, they are Only taking advantage of you and they will dry you up until you have nothing.

The only money I paid after I met  Mr. Larry Longman was just $110 for the paper Works, take note of that.

Once again stop contacting those people, I will advise you to contact  Mr. Larry Longmanso that he can help you to deliver your funds instead of dealing With those liars that will be turning you around asking for different kind of Money to complete your transaction.

Thank you and be blessed as you contact him today.

Mrs. Tasha Raymond.


Is the world of e-mail scams so competitive now that they have to resort to bashing each other? Or is this some twisted attempt to make themselves look more “legitimate,” now that the pool of gullible victims must be dwindling?

Interesting times…