The oil rig scam keeps morphing, and now it’s become…the old chicken salad scam. Here’s what I got in the email a few days ago:
“From: John morris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: July 16, 2011 12:57:00 PM EDT
Subject: Attn…Manager Or Owner (Chicken Caesar Salad)
Hello My name is John Morris and I would like to order for individual grilled chicken salad in your restaurant for 150 people on 27th of July and pick up time is 4pm and it’s for my Mum’s Birthday Party and it will be picked up by my courier agent and I am ready to pay the full payment with my credit card so get to me with the following information below….
Total cost for the food:
Personal cell #:
I love the details in this one. A mother’s birthday….a courier loaded down with 150 servings of chicken salad (or is it caesar salad with grilled chicken?)…a loving son who must satisfy his mother’s urge for a birthday luncheon consisting entirely of chicken caesar salad and nothing else…an overuse of ellipses…a vegetarian restaurant that must make chicken salad for John Morris’s mum or ruin this touching gesture from a son to his mother…
Which is it, John? This?
Or this? Call me on my personal cell # and please advice.