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I can't imagine why I would think this email was a scam. AIBU.

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SirGawain Thu 29-Jun-17 22:01:34

I can't imagine why I would think this email was a scam. AIBU.

This is Gen John Kelly, Secretary of homeland security department. We know that you have not received your fund from Africa! we have finally cash your $9.7million abandoned long-lost cherub confirming to be your won compensation funds, we cash the monies and we decided to boxed the money for avoiding expiry of the cherub because it has stayed long in our custody searching for your contact to reach you, after our investigation that we discovered that the money is not an illegal payment. So kindly reconfirm your full address the delivery fee is only $200 that will be the last money you will pay.

ImperialBlether Thu 29-Jun-17 22:02:28

I really hate the cynicism on here!

user1476527701 Thu 29-Jun-17 22:02:57

Bargain when's the party

MrsCornish Thu 29-Jun-17 22:03:11

Cherub grin

WellErrr Thu 29-Jun-17 22:03:44

It's not a scam.

I can tell you how I know, but first can you transfer me 500£? Internet charge fee. Thank you kindly.

Notmyrealname85 Thu 29-Jun-17 22:04:45

Whoar I'm going to score big!!

Notmyrealname85 Thu 29-Jun-17 22:05:59

Am I being massively suspicious and a fun sponge to think maybe they still do bad messages on purpose, so people don't notice the clever ones confused

ChardonnaysPrettySister Thu 29-Jun-17 22:06:28

Why did you leave the poor shrub languish in custody under threat of expiration?

Have you no heart?

YABU and evil.

Supersoaryflappypigeon Thu 29-Jun-17 22:07:19

My husband likes to email them back as a wind up grin

MrsMozart Thu 29-Jun-17 22:08:18

Shoe shopping time!

MeanAger Thu 29-Jun-17 22:08:27

I wonder what they have mistranslated as cherub? grin

MrBobDobalina Thu 29-Jun-17 22:08:59

Am I being massively suspicious and a fun sponge to think maybe they still do bad messages on purpose, so people don't notice the clever ones

I read somewhere that they do it to save time, if they're really obvious from the start then they automatically weed out anyone with an ounce of sense. Rather than spending hours/days/weeks emailing with someone who then smells a rat.

Poor abandoned long-lost cherub.

Turquoiserosepeony Thu 29-Jun-17 22:11:04

Cherub= cheque perhaps?

MeanAger Thu 29-Jun-17 22:13:18

Ah yes! Cheque makes sense.

lborgia Thu 29-Jun-17 22:26:45

I LOVE "fun sponge" will make a note....

I definitely think you need a cherub, no home is complete without one (MN, feel free to use that quote on MN Swears By).

SirGawain Thu 29-Jun-17 22:27:05

ImperialBlether. My cynicism or their's?

VestalVirgin Thu 29-Jun-17 22:31:15

I read somewhere that they do it to save time, if they're really obvious from the start then they automatically weed out anyone with an ounce of sense.

Interesting theory!

And worrying that there's so many people who fall for it despite the obviousness.

I wonder how this is similar to abusive relationships ... on one hand, I read that rapists like to test their intended victim's boundaries to see if she'll fight back, but then there's the fact that men who are abusive within a relationship hide their intentions very well at the beginning.

I suppose with targeting specific people, they can tell who is vulnerable without very obvious boundary-testing.

RebootYourEngine Thu 29-Jun-17 22:32:48

YABVU to think this is a scam.

I think cherub is going to be my new nickname for my ds. Its very underused.

ArgyMargy Thu 29-Jun-17 22:37:41

Well I'm not sure - some of the posts I see on here have a similar approach to the English language. Maybe the sender is dyslexic or has a particularly aggressive autocorrect function. YABU for being such a SPAG snob.

Dibbles1967 Thu 29-Jun-17 22:39:13

You can keep the money, but I want the cherub. I NEED it!!!

DancesWithOtters Thu 29-Jun-17 22:42:51

I had one the other day with NOT SPAM!!!! in the heading grin

skorpion Thu 29-Jun-17 22:44:31

So no 'large yacht' then? I always go for that one.

Pumpkintopf Thu 29-Jun-17 22:44:32

I think you should cancel the cherub...

Persemillion Thu 29-Jun-17 22:45:54

Won't somebody think of the long-lost cherub?

SukiPutTheEarlGreyOn Thu 29-Jun-17 22:49:21

I can't get rid of the image of all those poor bored cherubs rolling around on squillions of $ just waiting for SirGawain to send the very reasonable delivery fee.

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