A Hot Lard PSA – Helping people to identify email scams.

Believe it or not; someone actually read this page….

Oh and sent an email to us asking for help. This person (We’ll call her Christine) received an email from a stranger requesting financial assistance for a very important operation… or some shit like that, I really didn’t read the email that closely. So Christine looked up on the web for information on possible email scams. And I assume she must have accidentally typed in “midget porn” instead of “email scam assistance” in Google search, which pointed her to our little page here. After looking at one of our email scam posts she decided that we may have the answers for her on this issue and asked for assistance. My guess is she is new to the internet. Well any-who, here is her email to us.

Hi
Found you whilst looking for fraud list, I was nearly sucked in.
Would appreciate any info on how to check for fraudulent emails, as am a bit of a novice.
Cheers
Christine

This is her email string to this very sick person.

>
> From: Nura Salad <mrsnurasalad@yahoo.com.hk>
> Date: 2007/10/09 Tue AM 05:33:17 GMT
> To: chrsinne@XXXXX.xxx
> Subject: ??? Re: Mail From Mrs Nura.

>
> Dearest Christine,
>
> Thanks for your kind response and your acceptance to help me realize my dream. At first it was lung cancer, which I was managing with the help of my husband before he died. I have been going through this problem before I did MRI and scan according to the doctor who told me I was undergoing staging and then offered me treatment for Chemotherapy. The Doctor insisted that I must go for surgery but I refused because it is not in my nature To do so. When my Husband died his relatives started making troubles with me and till this day they don’t wish me well. I lost a lot of properties I labored with my husband for so many long years, lost documents and so on. About some few months ago, I was sick and then Went to the general hospital Benghazi and they told me I have Angiosarcomas and that I have less than six months to live and it is serious. I mentioned this in my first email to you and this is why I want you to move quickly so that I can introduce you to our family lawyer who
> witness the deposit of the fund so that he Will guild you and direct you more of the whole thing.
>
> May I let you know that i come in contact with after? Many days of fasting and prayer after which i was Desperate to get someone whom I think will help me realize my dream. I belief that it was through divine Intervention I come in contact with you and I urge Please to take this upon yourself so that we will get This done as soon as possible. I have given up hope about life but want to make sure that even at death; I played a very important role in helping fight what has gotten me down. This idea came into me when I found amongst my husband’s old shelves the documents of this deposit after I came back from
> the hospital. I decided to make sure that none of my husband’s relatives ever have any idea about this. I have been told it does not have a cure and I have come to live with this truth for the rest short time, I have now I get weaker and weaker everyday. I am entrusting into your hands this project and plead you not to disappoint me. Though I have confident in you that you would deliver. Please, let me know also if investing part of these funds in your country would be
> profitable? As long as you only confide in me and keep his project confidential as I have requested from you in my first message, we will not have any problem and the funds shall be successfully cleared and transferred into your account in your country, and the most important thing you will do for me now is to Promise me that you will do your best within the shortest Possible time to get the money and start this word so that I will be peaceful in my grave at the end. Let me take time out to brief you on the whole process, the money is deposited in a financial company oversea, the whole Amount is $6.5 million, you will be Donating $5.250 million into charity organizations, building of home for the homeless While the other $1.250 million will be invested into any business of your choice provided it will good for long term investment. I will email the lawyer telling him about you while I wait for your response so that immediately Heard from you I would introduce you to Bank
> immediately.
>
> Thanks as I look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible.
>
> God Bless,
>
> Mrs Nura Salad.
>

> chrsinne@xxx.xxx ?? I am very sceptical, i need to know you are genuine and you will not end up asking me for money
>
> Cheers
> Christine
> >

> > From: “Mrs Nura Salad”
> > Date: 2007/10/08 Mon PM 12:08:00 GMT
> > Subject: Mail From Mrs Nura.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Dearest Friend,
> >
> > I am Mrs. Nura Salad. I am married to Late Engr
> > Abdulkadir Salad of blessed memory who is an oil explorer in Libya and Kuwait
> > for twelve years before he died in the year 2000.He died after a brief
> > illness that lasted for only four days. Since his death I too have
> > been battling with both Cancer and fibroid problems. When my late Husband
> > was alive he deposited a Substantial amount of money in millions of
> > dollars with a Finance firm overseas. Recently, my doctor told me that I
> > have only six months to live due to cancer problem. Though what disturbs
> > me most is my stroke sickness.Having known my condition I decided to
> > donate this fund to either a charity/orphanage home or devoted God
> > fearing individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to
> > instruct herein. I want this organization or individual to use this money in
> > all sincerity to fund charity homes (motherless homes), orphanages, and
> > widows. Took this decision because I don’t have any child that will
> > inherit this money and my husband relatives are into radical organization
> > and I don’t want a situation where this money will be used in an
> > unholy manner.Hence the reasons for this bold decision. Please, pray for me
> > to recover as your prayers will go a long way in uplifting my spirit.
> >
> > I don’t need any telephone communication in this regard because of my
> > health, because of the presence of my husband’s relatives around me
> > always. I don’t want them to know about this transaction soon as I receive
> > your reply. I shall give you further directives on what to do and how to
> > go about actualizing this project. I will also issue a letter of
> > authority to the Finance firm authorizing them that the said fund Have being
> > willed to you and a copy of such authorization will be forwarded to
> > you. I want you to always pray for me. Any delay in your reply will give
> > room in sourcing for an organization or a devoted Individual for this
> > same purpose. Until I hear from you by email my dreams will rest
> > squarely on your shoulders.
> >
> > Remain blessed.
> >
> > Mrs. Nura Salad.

Wow, what a heart wrenching story…. BULLSHIT!!! IT’S ALL BULLSHIT!!! Here is Hot Lards official response to this.

Christine,

Thank you for taking the time to look at our page. It’s nice to know that some people are actually finding our little slice of heaven.

My lesson to you on “Email Scams” is this…

Unless the request for money comes from a life long friend or family member and they do it in person. Don’t trust it! No one legit asks for money via email. If a family member or friend asks for money by email, they are either in jail or need it for drugs.

Lesson complete.

For more lessons on email scams, please check out the link below. It is an email scam training session we offer on Hot Lard.

https://hotlard.wordpress.com/2007/09/24/hot-lard-psa-nigerian-email-scams/

Best Regards,
blstern

P.S.

Can I borrow $350.00? I need it to get my new Russian Bride into the country. I’ll pay you back just as soon as I give my PIN number to a Nigerian lawyer so he can send me 14 Million dollars.

Keep those emails coming folks. We love to help.

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