Let me tell you about Ferdinard Katz



Re: Next of Kin

My name is Ben Mekk I work as an executive partner for the firm
Sunderland consulting and Parker Investment Brokers and Security Consultants
U.K.We are conducting an end of year consolidated financial statement
for the year ending March 2005 under conjunctional agreement with
Deutsche Bank the German conglomerate banking giants.

This notary enquiry involves a client who bears your surname and also
the circumstances surrounding investments made by this client at
Deutsche Bank offshore group a commercial and investment arm of the parent
Bank. It was brought to our knowledge that the formentioned client died in
testate and nominated no next of kin to the title over the investments
made with the Bank leaving over $15,000,000.00 with nobody to claim it.
We came to know of you via the London Global Database Center (L.G.D.C.)
and we strongly believe that you are the only person closest to her and
bearing the same last name with her. Hence making you her only
surviving next of kin and heir to her funds and investments that worths over

The essence of this communication with you is to ask you to come
forward and claim this fund which according to our investigation results
shows that you are the only person that can claim this money.

I am now in United States for this purpose and will stay two weeks in
Newyork and then back to London.
Fill the below form and send it to me via email as soon as you receive
this letter: My email address is UUTTBB@YAHOO.COM.

Full Name:
Home, Work and Cell Phone Numbers:
Email Address:

Thank-you for your co-operation.

Ben Mekk

This letter is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to
which it is addressed and may contain confidential information
belonging to the sender which is protected by the business-client privilege. If
you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any
disclosure, copying, distribution, or the taking of any action in
reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited. If you
have received this letter in error, please distroy immediately.

Oh Ben Mekk, this is is just sad. Who falls for this stuff? And how does it keep getting through Yahoo's spam filter? Exactly one 409 scam attempt makes it through every day. One and only one. Every day.

Anyway, Brian Mekk, your attempt is sad. Pathetic really. "This notary enquiry involves a client who bears your surname blah blah blah..."

Bears my surname? That's it? That's the connection? I'm expected to believe you're contacting me as heir to a $15,0000,000 estate, and you can't even be bothered to type out the actual name? KATZ! Is that so hard? Do you really think anyone's going to fall for your form letter if you can't customize it even slightly? Look at my email, damien_katz@yahoo.com, you already have my name you lazy asshole! You'll never scam anyone like that, type in a fucking name you loser!

I once got a email about a distant cousin of mine, Ferdinard Katz. It's so tragic, it's still hard for me to write about. Ferdinard, a businessman using his wealth to create orphanages in Burkina Faso, was killed in violent car crash, along with the rest of family, his wife and two small children. And apparently the wife's extended family too (or maybe she was an orphan). Very very tragic.

He and his whole family had so much to live for. 9 million USD for example. So much. Poor Ferdinard. With no close relatives. Who will remember you Ferdinard? Who? Who Ferdinard?

Me -- that's who.

My eyes well up just thinking about you and your tragic death. To everyone else you're just a name, but to me, you're family. You lived with courage, died in tragedy! I know this! I will remember you, distant cousin Ferdinard Katz. I will remember, your death will not be in vain. You were a real person dammit! And I will put those millions to good use! FERDINARD!!!

See the difference Ben Mekk? See how you want to sell the tragedy? To play on emotions of family, sadness and greed? What you want is overwhelm your victim emotionally, so they're less able to make rational decisions. You really have to put a some thought and effort into it. Bulk emails and lines like "bears your surname" just won't cut it. Sorry, just won't.

Ben Mekk, give it up already. You suck as a scammer.

Posted August 28, 2006 12:16 PM