Those of you kitties who, like me, have your own email addresses already know: spam is the scourge of the earth. Actually I have three different email accounts! Some of them get more spam than others. But this particular not-so-tasty delight arrived in one of my human’s personal email accounts! It was very strange, because that address is not usually associated with me at all.
Since it said “Proposal,” my human had to open it up. After all, I do get authentic business proposals sometimes. But this wasn’t one:
I am Mr. R G Barber, Company Secretary of HSBC, Hong Kong. I have a business proposal for you. A transfer of $24.5 million was deposited by one of our late customer who died without declaring any next of kin before his death in 2003. Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is to stand as the next of kin to Alfred Cat, since you as you bear the same surname. So you will be able to receive this funds to your own nominated account we shall share in the ratio of 50% for me, 50% for you.
R G Barber.
Yes, there are typos, and no, they are not mine. My command of the written English word is impeccable and I would not make such glaring mistakes. I also have way too much integrity to stand in as a relative to a cat I’ve never even heard of. Although I do admit that the thought of a cat worth $24.5 million is quite gratifying. If the fictional Alfred Cat can do it, then a living, breathing cat should be able to do even better!