Did a time warp just happen? I feel like I’m back in 1985
I got a letter in the mailbox.
A real letter.
In a nice envelope, and with a real stamp that somebody had stuck on the corner…
It was from a wonderfully nice man offering me my share of 5.2 million Euros, if I would just be kind enough to answer.
My question is : who uses snail mail these days for this scam?
I’m surprised that somebody is so old-fashioned.
Although, I suppose there’s some logic to it: It worked well enough 30 years ago, before they moved to email, so there may still be some elderly people who would fall for it.
Maybe I should even respect the scammer, for working harder than all his buddies at the internet cafe in Lagos. After all, he invested his own money up front for the paper and stamps. They say that these days, Millenial kids don’t even know what stamps are.
(Actually, it wasn’t a Nigerian prince. It was from a “law firm” in Spain,with a nice logo on their stationery. And the stamp was in Spanish, too, postmarked by the Spanish Post Office.And the English was less-than fluent, but not quite in the Nigerian way.
They informed me that they had a will from my aunt Frieda who just died and left me 5 million Euros, from which they will deduct 10% to donate to charity, and a 20% “finder’s fee” (yes, that’s what they called it). They also misspelled my last name in a weird way, but in a way that could be pronounced similarly to my real name.)