Algunos scammers deberían dedicarse profesionalmente a escribir libros de suspense o guiones de películas, por su capacidad para crear historias en las que alguien puede ganar millones de euros casi por sorpresa, como si no fuese con ellos. Recibo un e-mail, hago un par de trapicheos rápidos y pongo la mano. Así de fácil.
Uno de los últimos scams que he recibido intenta aprovechar el tirón mediático de la retirada del ejercito de EEUU de Irak con una curiosa historia :
– Un coronel irakí depositó casi 20 millones de dólares en una cuenta numerada de un banco de Hong Kong.
– Acabada la guerra (esto debería ir entrecomillado), el director del banco se entera de que el militar y su familia han muerto, e incluso aporta enlaces a las noticias referentes al atentado.
– El director dice que es el único que conoce la existencia del depósito y me anima a presentarme como el familiar más cercano (¡de un general irakí!) (¿debería dejarme bigote o aprender a hablar como Sayid?), para conseguir el dinero, y pide a cambio un 30% de la cantidad. Lo mejor es que dice tranquilamente que «no hay ningún riesgo en esta operación porque van a utilizar un método legal y el abogado preparará todos los documentos».
Si quieres ver el e-mail completo aquí lo tienes:
MR. Song Li le
Hang Seng Bank Ltd.
Sai Wan Ho Branch,
83, Des Voeux Road,
Let me start by introducing myself. I am Mr. SONG LILE, Director of Operations of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd. I have an obscured business suggestion for you. Before the U.S. and Iraqi war, our client Colonel Sadiq Uday, who was with the Iraqi forces and also businessman, made a numbered fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value of Niteen Millions Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars($19,500,000.00usd) only in my branch. Upon maturity several notices was sent to him, even during the war which began in 2003. Again after the war another notification was sent and still no response came from him. We later found out that the Colonel along with his wife and only daughter had been killed during the war in a bomb blast that hit their home.
You can read more about the bombings on visiting these sites below:
After further investigation it was also discovered that Colonel Sadiq Uday, did not declare any next of kin in his official papers including the paper work of his bank deposit. And he also confided in me the last time he was at my office that no one except me knew of his deposit in my bank. So, Twenty Four Millions Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars is still lying in my bank and no one will ever come forward to claim it.
What bothers me most is that according to the laws of my country at the expiration 5 years the funds will revert to the ownership of the Hong Kong Government if nobody applies to claim the funds. Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Colonel Sadiq Uday, so that you will be able to receive his funds.
I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that we shall come out successful. I have an attorney that will prepare the necessary document that will back you up as the next of kin to Colonel Sadiq Uday, all that is required from you at this stage is for you to provide me with your Full Names and Address so that the attorney can commence his job. After you have been made the next of kin, the attorney will also fill in for claims on your behalf and secure the necessary approval and of probate in your favor for the move of the funds to an account that will be provided by you. There is no risk involved at all in this matter, as we are going to adopt a legalized method and the attorney will prepare all the necessary documents. Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue. Once the funds have been transferred to your nominated bank account we shall then share in the ratio of 70% for me, 30% for you.
Should you be interested please send me your,
1, Full names,
2, private phone number,
3, current residential address,
And I will prefer you reach me on my private email address below:
and finally after that I shall provide you with more details of this operation.
Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.
Mr. Song Lile
Vale, tal vez este caso de scam sea un poco extremo y poco creíble, pero no olvides el principio número uno de protección contra las estafas de internet, inspirado en nuestro amigo Occam, Ockham o como tú prefieras: Cuando algo es demasiado bueno para ser cierto, seguramente no lo sea (ni bueno ni cierto).