I was 50-50 on posting this, because Bristol knows a lot about the internet and she swears it's fake. And I know she's probably right, but I would be kicking myself if I didn't check it out (especially since I am already sick of making fund raising calls, and this seems like it might be a good way out of that). So I got this today
FROM THE INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT,
BARCLAYS BANK PLC,
38 HANS CRESCENT KNIGHTBRIDGE,
LONDON SW1X 0LZ-
I AM ROBERT DAVID FROM BARCLAYS BANK LONDON; I CONTACTED YOU SO THAT WE CAN WORK TOGETHER AS ONE. FURTHERMORE, I WANT YOU TO RECIEVE THIS FUND THROUGH YOUR BANK ACCOUNT OR THROGH COURIER SERVICE. ONCE THIS FUND IS TRANSFERED INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT, YOU WILL SEND FOR ME TO COME AND VISIT YOU SO THAT WE WILL KNOW HOW TO USE THIS MONEY TO THE GLORY OF OUR LORD.YOU WILL USE IT FOR THE PROPERGATION OF CHARITY WORK LIKE HELPING THE NEEDY ONES LIKE DEAF PEOPLE AND THE MOTHERLESS BABIES IN THE WORLD AS MRS ANITA KAKOU INSTRUCTED MY BANK HERE.
THEREFORE, THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT (MRS ANITA KAKOU) WHO HAD TRANSFERED HER MONEY ($14.000.000.00USD) INTO OUR BANK (BARCLAYS BANK LONDON) HERE IN UNITED KINGDOM THROUGH OUR CORESPONDENCE IN AFRICA (BANK OF AFRICA) AND INSTRUCTED TO REMITTE THESE FUND INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT TO ENABLE YOU USE THE FUND FOR THE PROPERGATION OF CHARITY WORK, HELPING HER FELLOW DEAF PEOPLE AND THE MOTHERLESS BABIES IN THE WORLD AS SHE IS ONE OF THEM.
THE BANK NEEDS THE FOLLOWING OF YOUR INFORMATIONS BELOWS:
(1)YOUR FULL NAME AND ADDRESS,
(2)YOUR TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS,
(3)THE NAME OF THE RECEIVING BANK AND ADDRESS, WITH TELEPHONE AND FAX
(4)YOU SHOULD ATTACH A COPY OF YOUR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT.
ALL THIS INFORMATIONS MENTIONED ABOVE ARE WHAT OUR BANK NEEDS IN OTHER TO REMITTE/TRANSFER THESE FUNDS INTO YOUR NOMINATED BANK ACCOUNT WITHOUT TIME BEING WASTED.YOUR URGENT REPLY WILL BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED SO THAT I CAN BE ABLE TO PUT A LETTER TO MY BANK.
Like I said I know it's *probably* fake, but the thing is I used to get emails like this from ConocoPhillips and Exxon Mobil pretty much all the time. Usually they'd ask me to have lunch first though, and they wouldn't want my passport unless they were going to fly me out for a seminar on one of those Pacific islands. So that makes me suspicious. But I figured I should at least ask you guys, does anyone know a lawyer or a bank guy who could look at this for me?