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The Spam Report: Day #152: What's in a name?

By Adam Schrager,
Published On: May 29 2014 11:25:23 AM CDT
William Shakespeare portrait, blurb size

National Portrait Gallery, London


"What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet"

William Shakespeare apparently never worked as a United Nations inspection agent at Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta.

However, Jack Zellman, David Ellis, Roberts Russell, Larry Johnson, Scott C. Smith, Scott Carlson Smith, Ben Collins, and Bill Kersey have within the last five years. Further, a simple internet search revealed each of them, just like James Lawrence who gets added to the list, has found abandoned money in locked boxes at that airport that they're willing to share with consumers around the world.

Coincidence? Or are there really that many lock boxes that Al Gore did not get for Social Security which are filled with cash that somehow sit unopened in Atlanta.

To paraphrase that great English bard, that which we call a spam/scam by any other name would continue to stink like a skunk.

Just hit delete.


-----Original Message-----
From: James lawrence []
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 5:03 AM
Subject: From ATL


I am James Lawrence, the Assistant Director Inspection Unit/United Nations Inspection Agent in Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport Georgia. During my recent withheld package routine check at the Airport Storage Vault, I discovered an abandoned shipment from an Agent and when scanned it revealed an undisclosed sum of money in Two Metal Trunk Boxes weighing approximately 25kg each. This consignment was abandoned because of the contents of the consignment was not properly declared by the consignee as Money, rather it was declared as personal effect to avoid interogation and also the inability of the agent to pay for the United States Non Inspection Charges which is about $3,900 USD.

  On my assumption, each of the boxes may contain more than $2Million to $3.5 Million each and the details of the consignment includes your name, your email address were tagged with the official document from the United Nations and also enclosed along with the Metal Trunk boxes.

However, to enable me confirm if you are the actual recipient of this consignment as the assistant director of the Inspection Unit, I will advise you to reconfirm your current Phone Number and Full Address, this will enable me cross check if it correspond with the address on the official documents including the name of nearest Airport around your city. Please note that this consignment is supposed to have been returned to the United States Treasury Department as unclaimed delivery due to the delays in concluding the clearance process from the formal Agent, so as a result of this, I will not be able to receive your details on my official email account. I will advise you send the required details to my private email address which is ( ) for quick processing and response. Once I confirm you as the actual recipient of the trunk boxes, I can get everything concluded within 4-6 hours upon your acceptance and proceed to your address for delivery.

  Lastly, be informed that the reason I have taken it upon myself to contact you personally about this abandoned consignment is because I want us to transact this business and share the money since the consignment has not yet been returned to the United States Treasury Department after being abandoned by the agent. Immediately the confirmation is made, I will pay for the United States Non Inspection Fee of $3,900, and arrange for the boxes to be delivered to your doorstep Or I can bring them myself to avoid any more trouble. But you will share it 30% for me and 70% for you.

Below is my direct telephone number but if you are unable to reach me then leave a message. But I  advise you send me an email because I will be checking my email from time to time. I will be on Inspection for the next few hours, please make sure you get back to me as soon as possible as this is urgent.

I wait to hear from you.

Mr. James Lawrence

Tel: 638-0826

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