$10.5 Million Shell Oil Promo 419 Scam

“Pardon my intrusion; my name is…”

Here’s a rather surreal 419 email currently doing the rounds.

Particularly entertaining if you read it back with the actor’s voice in your head.

Hey, Detective Mills – what’s in the (mail)box?

An email from “Morgan Freeman”:

Subject: Morgan Freeman

Dear Friend,

Pardon my intrusion; my name is Lieutenant Morgan Freeman, presently I'm on active duty in Iraq. Please, I have an obscured business proposal that will be of mutual benefit to both of us.

Few weeks ago, my colleagues and I intercepted a radical ISIL courier transporting artifacts belonging removed from historic monuments and a sum total of 6,4million dollars.

Both the Artifacts and the Funds have since been transported out Iraq to through our diplomatic connections to one of the European countries and the treasures and funds are presently deposited in the security company with a confidential identification.

Presently, we are looking for a partner who is able to receive the depositand also finds buyers to the artifacts which we think are able hundreds of years ago.

If you have handle this operation, reply me back with your details bellow.

Full names: Phone number: Current residential address:

please send the above information to my private Email : freemanmorg4[snip]


Morgan Freeman

Remember: if you reply, he will win.

Christopher Boyd


Christopher Boyd

Former Director of Research at FaceTime Security Labs. He has a very particular set of skills. Skills that make him a nightmare for threats like you.