A friend recently received the following scam email (red box) and responded brilliantly (green box). Try it at home! The more energy scammers put into correspondence the less they have for actual scamming.
Greetings John S,
I would like to discuss a business proposal that has the potential for significant earnings.
I am currently employed with a privatly held manufacturing company. My company has demand for a specific material that is vital to its processing operations. We are currently purchasing this material at a price well over the manufacturing cost.
I would like to explore the possibility of having you stand-in as a new supplier, providing this material while retaining the same profit margins. My role would be to introduce you to my company, as the supplier, and to obtain a contract between you and my employer. I have already discussed sourcing possibilities with the existing manufacturer, leaving room for attractive profit margins. What is still required in order to materialize this venture is an individual who is at arm’s length to oversee these supply chain transactions. The required capital to purchase our initial order from the manufacturer will be funded strictly from myself and no additional investment will be required from yourself. With that said, we can discuss terms and comission structure in the near future.
I understand that your experience with The Pantyslut People does not directly relate to my field. However, this venture is more in line with your personal capabilities rather than your professional experience.
I would like to confirm your current phone number 4135865179. Please send a return email to verify your contact number and to schedule the most convenient time to discuss these possibilities in detail. I look forward to speaking with you soon.
Dear Mr. Coleman,
Thank you for your fascinating and provocative proposal. I am only bewildered at your certainty that my experience with The Pantyslut People will not directly relate to your field of vital materials acquisition. You would no doubt have grave surprise at the variety of experiences required to be A Pantyslut Person. Therefore I offer my assurances that your assumptions are entirely forgivable.
Unfortunately the phone number you have for me is out of date. I no longer use telephonic communications because of concerns over surveillance, as I am sure you can understand. I rely entirely on email communications and personal meetings in darkened cafes. If these terms are acceptable to you, I look forward to discussing the terms of my stand-in position as new supplier of specific manufacturing materials for your employer. I understand that the company is privately held. You may rest convinced of my dedication to utmost discretion.