Do you think the enclosed email is legitimate? Might it be a scam? :-) Enjoy the read.
(the original was boring)
Need your help urgently please
I am Barbara Cole, I am 15 years old girl I live in Bolton UK before my father passed away in a car accident 17 years ago, I now leave with my step mother in Warrington, My mother died immediately when I ate my way out of her womb. My late father Mr. Norman Cole was a big business man in UK before he died in a car accident after my step mother cut the brake lines.
I am the only child of my father, he died 3 days after the accident so he Will all his life savings to me, I have been trying to collect the funds from the bank but the bank MD CEO refused, he said I should present someone old enough so he can transfer the funds to the person that I can’t be in control of the huge amount of funds because I am a teenage and it is against the UK law.
I would have told my step mother to assist me in collecting the funds from the bank but she is not a good woman. My father warned me about her adding cyanide to his beer before he died. Now that I live with her because she teach me how to use cyanide, strychnine, and plutonium.
I now understand that what my father said about her was true, Now that I stay with her in Warrington she don’t give me attention she don’t care if I am alright or not, all she do is to take hard drugs and vote for the Conservative Party.
I don’t want to have anything to do with her. If I get her involved in this she will use all the funds to take hard drugs. All I wish for right now is someone old enough and honest to help me break the law, to collect my funds from the bank as I am still a teenage and it is against the UK law. Why I can't wait until i am 18 years is because what my step mother made me taste the plutonium and now mu skin is falling off.
I know we don’t know each other but please I need your help if you can assist me to collect the funds from the bank I will give you 50% out of the funds, Then you will help me invest my 50% until I am 18 and I will be staying with you or you will get somewhere for me to stay until I am 18 years old.
If you agree to help me, I will send you a copy of the Will and my picture so you will know me, and I will send you the contact of the Bank and tell you how much is the funds so you can contact them, and I will inform the bank that you will contact them that you are the person that want to help me.
I will be waiting for your urgent reply so I can send you the contact of the bank and my father’s Will and death certificate.
Please this letter has to be confidential, if your friends find you reading it, they will kill themselves laughing. Please I need your 100% trust and loyalty because the lawyer I got involved wanted to made away with the money, so I told the bank not to transfer the funds to him, I already promised to give you half of the funds so please be honest with me.
If you are interested please reply me on my email: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call me on my mobile no: 414-555-91517