Go Phishing With Denis The Menace

Margaret Thatcher, despite the length of time she served as Britain’s Prime Minister, was never extremely popular amongst the population for many reasons.

However, her husband, the late Sir Denis Thatcher always seemed to give good entertainment value, enjoying his drink and not really being too bothered about what he said or to whom.

Go Phishing With Denis The Menace

The following email I received claims to be from a Friar who is executing his will, albeit a good four years after his death. The purpose of the email isn’t made too clear – it will either turn out to be an advanced fee scam or a phishing attempt or maybe both.

I couldn’t find any information for the tail end of the ‘Friar’s’ email address – box.az – so I can’t be sure where this originates from, or at least where the scammer would like us to think it is from. My guess is az is a Russian republic but feel free to correct me if you know any different.

What is certain is that this scammer didn’t do his homework – it is ‘Denis’ not ‘Dennis’ and also Tony Blair is no longer Prime Minister here now. I reckon this is an old scam mail that someone has forgotten to update or delete.

Dearest In The Lord,

On behalf of the trustees and executor of the estate of Late Sir. Dennis Thatcher, I wish to notify you that late Sir. Dennis Thatcher, made you a beneficiary to his WILL. He left the sum of Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds Sterling (£950,000.00) to you in the codicil and last testament to his WILL. This may sound strange and unbelievable to you, but it is real and true.

Being a widely travelled man, he must have been in contact with you in the past or simply you were nominated to him by one of his numerous friends abroad that wished you good. Sir. Dennis Thatcher passed away peacefully in the Lister Hospital London, after a short illness at the age of 88 years. He was businessman and husband to Margaret Thatcher, the former British Prime Minister. He was Born May 10th 1915; died June 26th 2003, and his WILL is now ready for execution.

Sir. Dennis Thatcher, until his death was a very dedicated Christian who loved to give out. His great philanthropy earned him numerous awards during his lifetime. In a tribute to him at a News Conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, British Prime Minister Mr. Tony Blair said:

…”Sir Dennis was a kind and generous-hearted man, a real gentleman who had many friends here and abroad”.

According to him, this money is to support your activities and to help the poor and the needy in your country. Please If I reach you as I am hopeful, endeavor to get back to me as soon as possible.

Yours In His Service,

Rev. Fr. Luke David
Email : revlukedavid@box.az

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