Don’t lose your Klingon inheritance. It’s spam of the day

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

If you ever wanted proof positive that the people who send out those “You are entitled to an inheritance payout” emails aren’t acting legitimately, then here it is.

Judging by an email we’ve received at Sophos – the scammers certainly don’t look at the email address that they’re sending their spam messages to.

Because we’ve received a message addressed to a Klingon, appearing to suggest that we might be the lucky recipient of an inheritance from a “late family member”.

Att,
My name is James Dillon, a solicitor based in United Kingdom. I am contacting you again to confirm if you received my previous letter to you regarding inheritance funds belonging to your late family member? I will like to assist you in accomplishing the claim process. Update me as soon as possible via email if you would like to proceed with the claim.

Sincerely,
James Dillon.

Regular readers of Naked Security know that unsolicited emails like this…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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