Spam Egg Spam Spam Bacon and Spam

Got my favorite spam of all time this morning. Such a nice presentation. It’s like spam sushi.

The only problems are:

a) utter implausibility and ridiculousness

b) one slip-up in the last paragraph where the author misuses the word “accent” instead of “assent”

c) the use of the phrase “Like I said,” which sounds nothing like what a British solicitor would use, and more like an American hoodlum

d) The law firm mentioned has no website.

e) At the address of said law firm is actually a dry cleaner.



Ludwin & Associates.
Rowan House
274 Banbury Road,
Oxford OX1 4JD.

Tel:+44 xxx xxx xxxx
+44 xxx xxx xxxx
Fax: +44 xxx xxx xxxx

Good day: Mike Rankin,

This is a personal E-mail directed to you and I request that it be treated as such.
I am Barrister thomas anthony, a solicitor at law.
I am the personal attorney/sole executor to the late Mr Gerald Rankin, hereinafter referred to as ‘my client’ who worked as an independent oil magnate in my country and who died in a plane crash with his immediate family in February 1998.

Since the death of my client in 1998, I have written several letters to the embassy with an intent to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall be claimants/beneficiaries of his abandoned personal estate and all such efforts have been to no avail.
More-so,I have received official letters in the last few weeks suggesting a likely proceeding for confiscation of his abandoned personal assets in line with existing laws by the bank in which my client deposited a notably high amount of money.
On this note i decided to search for a credible person and finding that you bear a similar last name, I was urged to contact you, that I may,with your consent, present you to the “trustee” bank as my late client’s surviving family member so as to enable you put up a claim to the bank in that capacity as a next of kin of my client.
I find this possible for the fuller reasons that you bear a similar last name with my client making it a lot easier for you to put up a claim in that capacity.
I propose that 35% of the net sum will accrue to you at the conclusion of this deal in so far as I do not incure further expenses.

Therefore, to facilitate the immediate transfer of this funds, you need, first to contact me via my private email:barrister_thomas288@ for better confidentiality, signifying your interest and as soon as I obtain your confidence I will immediately appraise you with the complete details as well as fax you the documents, with which you are to proceed and i shall direct on how to put up an application to the bank.

HOWEVER, you will have to accent to an express agreement which I will forward to you in order to bind us in this transaction.
Upon the receipt of your reply,I will send you by fax or E-mail the next step to take.I will not fail to bring to your notice that this proposal is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any fears as the required arrangements have been made for the completion of this transfer.

Like I said, I require only a solemn confidentiality on this.

Best regards,
Thomas anthony Esq.


14 Responses to “Spam Egg Spam Spam Bacon and Spam”

  1. Dan Hartman Says:

    I received this same email, except the Attorney’s name was Herbert Owen and they used my last name. What a crock!! I also noticed the unintellectual use of grammar/ punctuation. Looks good to unsuspecting people in dire straights. But for those of us with a solid education and knowledge of the internet scams these days; I’d like to fly over there and put my foot up whoever is running this imaginary “Ludwin & Associates”!!

  2. I also received the same email. The only problem with the story is that i am the last living male in my family and has been like that for the past 20 years. What a joke.

  3. I recieved the same email 2 my inbox on “facebook” obvioulsy they have set up a facebook account!! As soon as I recieved the email I thought “yeah right” and googled the details of the so called firm…some people are so dishonest….wot loosers!!

  4. Lisa Pitts Says:

    I received one too, the first red flag for me is why didn’t he contact my husband whom would be the rightful heir not me. So I Googled a few words from the scammer scums letter and this website was a winner.

    Thanks for putting this on the internet so the not so trusting souls like myself could find the truth.

    Scary thing is he got to me through facebook.

  5. Thanks for your post. I received “him” email this morning.

    1. He appears to always use the victim’s first name as “Gerald” followed by your last name.
    2. He is using Facebook to get email addresses.
    3. He is now using the name “Thomas Anthony”

    I recommend that whenever you receive an email like this, just google some of the text and hopefully someone will have posted the phony email.

  6. David Carmi Says:

    I got this one today. the uses the name Gerald with my last name. at some some point they will for you to send them a bank wire. please everyone needs to aware of these criminals. alarm alarm

  7. I got the same email by Herbert Owen. My sister received the same. Hence, the sender probably sent out the same email to everyone with my last name, a pool of 500+ entries.
    Thanks for pointing out the grammatical mistakes in the fine print. As a speaker of English as a second language, i would not have noticed.

  8. Ankita Khanna Says:

    Thank god for your blog! My dad received this email through facebook a few days ago, and I must say, he got a little carried away! Anyway, the scary part about the copy he received is that the law firm and address mentioned is not a phony. It’s Alexander JLO – Solicitors
    11 Lanark Square, which according to google, does exist! The cheek of the guy!

  9. My fellow on Orkut shared this link and I’m not dissapointed at all that I came to your blog.
    p.s. Year One is already on the Internet and you can watch it for free.

  10. serica golding Says:

    i recieved an email first on facebook saying that i inherited a large sum of money from the late Mr. Gerald Golding (same last name) from a barrister herbert owen. he said the late family died in a plane crash in 2003. what is this mans go? can you please report him. i was genuinely convinced. he had me going.

  11. Anita Zenab Says:

    I got the same email and after the long run with the barrister, I finally received the funds from the bank. I am very happy with my family now. Thanks for the barrister that contacted me in regards of my later uncle funds.

    Anita Z.

  12. Ervin Rupnik Says:

    I got the same email a few days ago via facebook. Of course, in my case the poor oil magnate who died in a plane crash was Mr. Gerlad Rupnik! Personally I found this kind of hoax very naive and a little funny

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