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Audio+Story: The Newest Trick In the Book, Courtesy A Dying, Old Lady

I am going to be rich! That’s right, RICH!  Mrs. Natalia Grosvenor is once again dying. She is in hospital, in England, and on her last leg. It’s sad knowing that such a kind, caring, G-d fearing woman is about to pass from this life to the next.

She first wrote to me on the 16th of May. Though she didn’t yet know me, she felt that finding my email address, on a random email directory was enough for her to trust me with her money.

“I want a person who is trustworthy that I will make the beneficiary of my late Husband’s Fund,” she writes, “deposited with the bank so that the person can get the money and utilise 70% of this money to fund churches, orphanages and widows around the world.”

How could I say no? So, I wrote her. I told her that I would help her with whatever funds needed to be distributed. Again, she’s a poor old widow who is trying to do the right thing by her late husband.

Then, she called me.

Mrs. Grosvenor is a poor, sick woman. It must have been hard on her. Being there in England, wasting away, only to realise that she
needed to fly all the way to Nigeria to call me. Yes, Nigeria. The number she called me from? Oh, and you must love Caller ID.

She called me from a cell phone, from +234–818–294–0984. A quick Google search of the number shows it’s out of Nigeria.

Poor Mrs Grosvenor, I feel sorry for her. The shortest flight I could find between the UK and Nigeria is just over six hours.

To make doubly sure I responded, she also sent me an email.

“I thankfully acknowledge receipt of your response to me once again, and I am really glad that you are doing this for me, May almighty God bless you,” Mrs Grosvenor wrote. “Know that I am free with you because I trust you with all my heart to carry out this project. The good lord will reward you abundantly for this work of charity. It’s so painful knowing fully well that I may die soon.”

Oh, the poor thing. She sent me a photo of herself as well.

Poor Mrs Natalia Grosvenor

She’s been in hospital for so long! Years in fact. With all the time she’s been in, you think they would have found a cure for her by
now. This is her, back in 2016. Just click here for that one.

Sadly, at one point, the UK health system failed her. She had to go off to Saint Luke’s here in the United States for treatment. Here’s her photo again, click here.

She’s such a saint. She could have used her husbands millions to find a cure for herself. She could have. Not our Mrs Grosvenor. No. She found an agent to make her photos available for royalty-free use for others.

I assume she wants others to learn from what she’s suffered.

I know what you are saying. You’re screaming that I am getting scammed. I know, for a fact, I am not. Look at this. She sent me an
OFFICIAL bank notice releasing the monies to me.

You should write her as well. You never know, she may have an extra few million she could send your way!

UPDATE 22 March 2018 – I have heard back from our dear friend.

“My Dear Beloved,” she writes. “Thank you very much for the update, I am glad to know you have contacted my bank. I also tried calling you but you didn’t answer. However, do make sure you comply with the directives of my bank as soon as you hear from them and keep me updated. I thank you so much for your assistance and hope i would still be alive to see this concluded.”

I have two emails from her bank. They really are ready to help me help Mrs. Natalia Grosvenor. Only they need me to pay the Crown
Court the sum of $1,500.  Here, are their messages to me.








So it can’t be a scam, can it? The email address is from Barclays.  About that, Barclays Bank. Here’s the owner of the domain, Mark Cappi, 600 Riverpark Dr, North
Reading Montana 01864 US; Phone: +1.3106634364.

I did try to call him, but, “at the subscriber’s request, this phone does not accept incoming calls.” So, my next call was to Spirit Domains, where I spoke to a man who already knows about such scams. He opened a ticket for me, reporting it to their abuse

And while talking to him, as I was reviewing the ownership information of the page, I noticed that the registered owner is using a spoof address of HSBC bank. If you notice, in the screenshot above, his email is So, I reported that one as well.

It’s web ownership again

(I did try to reach out to Julie. The phone number is for Foster Premier, a property management company that does employ a
Julie Maggio)

In the end, I was never going to fall for this scam. I have to wonder how many others do. At $1,500 a pop, it can be costly. But, did you
notice what they were asking me, in one of the email screenshots above?

“We need you to provide us with your banking details where the fund will be transferred as soon as the documents is procured so we can provide you the details on how to send the $1,500 for procurement of the affidavit of claim and letter of administration.”

They want my banking information. I am left to assume that this would be my account number and routing number. How many people have had their bank accounts emptied of their life savings?

How many have had to struggle to recover from such a loss? It’s sad.

For those who scam people, taking all they have, I am sure there is a special ring in hell just for them.


The U.S. Government has a page dedicated to reporting scams, it can be seen here.

City Warns About New Phishing Scam Attempt Targeting Vendors

The City of El Paso is warning vendors about what appears to be new phishing scam targeting vendors and involving suspicious email and a fake website.

A vendor recently contacted City staff and indicated the company received a suspicious email that looked like it came from the City of El Paso. The email requested that the vendor update their vendor information online using a link within the email. The link directed them to a website that looked like the City’s website.

In response to this notification, the City has reached out to law enforcement to report the incident.

As a precaution, the Purchasing Department is contacting vendors registered with the City to inform them of this incident and to encourage them to reach out to the department should they have any concerns about requests for their vendor information.

City officials encourage vendors who may have received a similar suspicious email to contact the Purchasing Department via telephone at (915) 212-1189.

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