January 10, 2021

Warren E. Buffet Email

On December 19th, 2020, I got this email from Warren Buffett: (Seriously how can anyone fall for this?)

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My name is Warren E. Buffett an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. am the most successful investor in the world. I believe strongly in‘giving while living’ I had one idea that never changed in my mind ? that you should use your wealth to help people and i have decided to give {$2,500,000.00} Two Million Five Hundred Thousand United Dollars, to randomly selected individuals worldwide. On receipt of this email, you should count yourself as the lucky individual.

Your email address was chosen online while searching at random. Kindly get back to me at your earliest convenience before i travel to japan for my treatment , so I know your email address is valid.Email me. ( wbuffer802@gmail.com)

Thank you for accepting our offer, we are indeed grateful You Can Google my name for more information: Warren Buffet OR You visit my website https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Buffett

God bless you.
Best Regard
Mr.Warren E. Buffett Billionaire investor

Scam All The Way...

This email arrived via an empty Google Form. (I am sure one of the richest people in the world would communicate via Google Forms.)

The email address was from wbuffer802@gmail.com. (That seems legitimate!)

I can't count the number of mistakes in the first paragraph.

A person that lives in the United States would certainly clarify the value in "United States Dollars."

He's going to Japan for treatment. For What?? Why does that matter to me? (or was this a bad cut/paste from another email?)

If you're going to send me $2.5 Million, I would think you would tell me more about why I was chosen other than a random email address.

Warren Buffett certainly ends all his emails with "Mr.Warren E. Buffett Billionaire investor" as his tag line.

Nigerian Scam

This is another play on the Nigeria Advance-fee scam. I am sure part of the scam is that you have to send money to get the $2.5 million release to you.

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