And they just keep on coming.  Yes, I really did get this SPAM today – I am not making these up.  “Chris Solomon” aka “Betty Herbert6” even offered me 40% of the $100M – that makes it seem more realistic, since any greedy auditor would clearly keep 60% of the $100M.  Note that I did change the emails – so none of you will be tempted to respond and take my money ;-)

From: Mr Chris Solomon [mailto:beatriceherbert6 @]
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2010 9:17 AM
Subject: Urgent Reply

Urgent Reply
Ref : ABY/NRI-ACCT/7878256589/04

My Name is Mr.Chris Solomon  .

I am the auditor and head of computing department of Royal Bank of Scotland Liverpool Branch here in United Kingdom .

There is an account opened in this bank in 2003 and since my inception into office  on 2nd Jan 2009 ,I then found this account and when I investigated deeply by contacting the assigned next of kin I also found that the next of kin to this account was an american who lived in London for over 63Yrs and  nobody has operated on this account again after 2004. I took the courage to look for a reliable and honest person who will be capable for this important transaction. In order to transfer out $100,000,000 (One Hundred Million U.S Dollars)

After going through some old files, I discovered that if I do not Remit this money out urgently,it will be forfeited for nothing and the Royal Bank of Scotland management might divert the funds to their own accounts.

Please respond immediately I will use my position and influence to effect the legal approval and onward transfer of this fund into your account with appropriate clearance from foreign payment department. You will stand to get 40% while 60% will be for me.Kindly quote the reference (acct) numbers above when responding to this mail  .

Reply to my private email :

Sincerely yours,
Mr.Chris Solomon