Oh my—I just got a PERSONALIZED version of the Nigerian scam spam! Only this one purports to be from a lawyer notifying me that I am the next of kin to a P.B. Armistead who worked for Shell in Togo. The poor, departed engineer died with his wife and child in a tragic accident, leaving no close relatives. But oh, his attorney has finally located ME! And needs my assistance in transferring the $20.5 million dollars (US) in Mr. Armistead’s bank account before it “gets confisicated or declared unserviceable by the Security Finance Firm where this huge amount were deposited.”
All else aside, the chances of the ex-wife of a now-deceased Armistead (who has living parents, brother, and child) being the next-of-kin to anyone named Armistead (other than my daughter) are somewhat past astronomical.
Does anybody want to play with this guy? I fear I don’t have the time or energy.