Thornton Grenfell wants to make you rich on the Internet

The bills are piling up and you are starting to think that you are going to barely make it through the month on the money you’ve been making. But then, suddenly, you get an email.

That’s what happened to me today. Imagine my surprise when I received this email:

Daewoo International Corporation.
541, 5-Ga, Namdaemunno, Chung-gu, Seoul, Korea
C.P Box 2810, Seoul, Korea

Hello Sir/Madam,

I represent the above named Company based in Korea. My company
manufacture, supply and export steels, chemicals, Non Ferrous Metals, Machinery, Automotive Components, Industrial Electronics for world trade.

We are searching for representatives who can help us establish a medium of  getting to our customers in America, Europe and Canada as well as making payments through them as our payment officers.

In our just concluded Annual General Meeting (AGM) I as Regional
Manager of this multinational company have been directed to relate with you because of the communication problem faced by most of our Board Members, since many of them cannot read, speak or write English Language except Chinese which is our official Language.

In view of this you are expected to relate directly with me as the
company representative since I have been mandated to contact you and give them frequent update about our activities.

Most of our customers pay out in cash, Wire transfer and we do not have an account in U.S.A, Canada or Europe presently that can receive these money. It is upon this note that we seek your assistance to stand in as our representative in your country.

Note that as our representative, you will be paid 10% of whatsoever amount you receive/collate on behalf of this company.

Therefore, if you are interested in becoming our representative, do contact me directly for more information through the under listed email address below:

Thornton Grenfell
Regional Manager,
Steel Division (1)
Email: [email protected]

As soon as we receive an email from you stating your interest, we shall therefore by duty provide you with more information.

Await to hear from you at your earliest convenience.

Very Respectfully,

Thornton Grenfell
Regional Manager,
Steel Division (1)

I checked into this email and it is not the Thornton Grenfell of British Columbia, master boat builder, and a man known for being a part of the history of yachting in British Columbia. 

Actually, I just Googled the name. That’s it for my security clearance. I mean, is pretty legit. Sounds legit. Actually, it isn’t which is very surprising because I know what a Daewood is and you’d think with all that going for it, the company would have a .com of its own.

Do you ever wonder how many people don’t even bother Googling even that much and just buy into this kind of spam? I know I do.

In the meantime, I’m still hoping my investments in Nigeria come through. Because, at least my business partner over there is an actual prince.