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The Spam Report: Day #173: 'Dearest beloved'

Published On: Aug 06 2014 08:43:14 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 02 2014 08:54:07 PM CDT
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Cathy Kaplan/SXC


Because I care, today's Spam Report is directed to the spammers/scammers out there who may have a Google Alert on their work.

If you wish to scam/spam someone and you want to play the "I'm a widow of a dead African minister who perished in a horrible plane crash and you need my help rescuing his money from his evil relatives" card, you might want to ensure that you know the sex of the dead African minister.

Yes, you read that last sentence correctly. In this email, ostensibly from Mrs. Blender Lorna Laboso, her husband, Lorna Laboso, is often referred to as a man (i.e. "his" and "him"). However, the African minister Lorna Laboso who died in the plane crash referred to in the spam/scam email, is a woman.

See here for details:

I know you'll try again. You can thank me later for the advice.

Just hit delete.


From: Mrs Blender Lorna Laboso []
Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 5:46 AM
Subject: Dearest beloved,

Dearest beloved,


I am writing this mail to you with tears and sorrow from my heart.With due respect trust and humanity, i appeal to you to exercise a little patience and read through my letter i feel quite safe dealing with you in this important business having gone through your remarkable profile, honestly i am writing this email to you with pains, tears and sorrow from my heart, i will really like to have a good relationship with you and i have a special reason why i decided to contact you, i decided to contact you due to the urgency of my situation,My name is Mrs. Lorna Laboso , 45yrs old female and I held from Kenya  Africa. My Husband was the former Assistant Minister of Home Affairs Lorna Laboso had been on board the Cessna 210, which was headed to Kericho and crashed in a remote area called Kajong'a, in western Kenya. The plane crashed on the Tuesday 10th, June,2008. You can read more about the crash through the below


site:http:// edition.cnn. com/2008/ WORLD/africa/ 06/10/kenya. crash/index. html


After the burial of my Husband, my husband family and uncles conspired and sold my husband property to an Italian Expert rate which they shared the money among themselves and live nothing for me. One faithful morning, I opened my husband briefcase and found out the documents which he have deposited huge amount of money in one bank in Burkina Faso with my name as the next of kin. I traveled to Burkina Faso to withdraw the money for a better life so that I can take care of myself and start a new life, on my arrival, the Bank Director whom I met in person told me that my husband instructions to the bank is that the money would only be release to me after his death or i present a trustee who will help me and invest the money overseas. I am in search of an honest and reliable person who will help me and stand as my trustee so that I will present him to the Bank for transfer of the money to his bank account overseas. I have chosen to contact you after my prayers and I believe that you will not betray my trust. But rather take me as your own sister or wife.


Though you may wonder why I am so soon revealing myself to you without knowing you, well I will say that my mind convinced me that you may be the true person to help me. More so, I will like to disclose much to you if you can help me to relocate to your country because my husband family have threaten to assassinate me. The amount is( $10.5 USD)Million United State Dollars, and I have confirmed from the bank in Burkina Faso on my arrival, You will also help me to place the money in a more profitable business venture in your Country. However, you will help by recommending a nice business in your country so that I can complete my life their. It is my intention to compensate you with 30% of the total money for your services and the balance shall be my capital in your establishment.


As soon as I receive your positive response showing your interest I will put things into action immediately. In the light of the above, I shall appreciate an urgent message indicating your ability and willingness to handle this transaction sincerely. Awaiting your urgent and positive response. Please do keep this only to your self for now until the bank will transfer the fund. I beg you not to disclose it till i come over because I am afraid of my weaked husband family who has threatened to kill me and have the money alone ,I thank God Today that am out from my country (KENYA) but now In (Burkina Faso) where my husband deposited these money with my name as the next of Kin.I have the documents for the claims.

Yours Sincerely,

Mrs. Lorna Laboso