With so many people being scammed, it is no surprise that scammers are going back to the well and trying to scam people who have already shown a vulnerability to being scammed through a new email that is presently being circulated that purports to be from First Lady Michelle Obama and reads,”I am Mrs. Michelle Obama and I am here to inform you that your SCAM VICTIMS COMPENSATION FUNDS from white house here in Washington DC is the sum of $20,000,000 twenty million us dollars.” The email goes on to say, “Bear in mind that i am the only one that has your funds in regard to my husband Mr. Barack Obama and you will have to pay the sum of $260.00 before your funds will be deliver to you today so get back to me with your home address.” The email is obviously (or should be obviously) a scam, yet people are falling for it. Whenever you get an email or any other communication asking for money or information, you can never be sure from where it is coming so you should neither send money or information until and unless you have confirmed that whatever is communicated to you is legitimate.
In this particular scam, the signs that it is a scam are many. First, as with many email scams is the poor grammar. One reason for this is that this scam, as with many email scams, is originating from outside the country. Another indication that it is a scam is the sender’s email address does not even try to match that of the White House or the federal government. This particular scam should not even provoke you to attempt to investigate its legitimacy, but with other type of emails that you might consider legitimate, always investigate the email before sending information or money.