Fashionista Spam: Alexander McQueen Left Us £7 MillionS

Like you, we get lots of spammy emails. Nigerian diplomats need wire transfers. Ladies have been mugged in London and can't pay their hotel bills. But today, a first, forwarded from a reader: Alexander McQueen spam!

You're not going to believe this, but Alexander McQueen left us £7 million. Some things of note:

  • In the name Barr Perkins George, Perkins is not capitalized. and if "Barr" is supposed to be "barrister," that is unclear.
  • "his friend was a gay"
  • Underusage of punctuation
  • "this money was supposed to be used in
    transporting and getting the new store that was about to be opened in los
    angeles stocked with his recent designers"



With that in mind, here's the full email, for your enjoyment:

Dear Friend

My name is Barr perkins George personal attorney to Alexander McQueen -
Designer Fashion Label who died on the 11th day of Feb. 2010.I have the
documents of a large amount of funds which he handed over to me before he
died made you a beneficiary to his WILL. He left the sum of Seven Million
Great British Pounds (GBP £7,000.000.00) to you in the codicil and last
testament to his WILL

Being a widely travelled man, he must have been in contact with you in the
past or simply you were recommended to him by one of his numerous friends
abroad who wished you good and his friend was a gay as well due to the fact
that McQueen was a gay and claimed he realised his sexual orientation when
he was six. He told his family when he was 18.

Lee Alexander McQueen, CBE (16 March 1969 – 11 February 2010) was an English
fashion designer known for his unconventional designs and shock tactics.[3]
McQueen worked as the head designer at Givenchy for five years before
founding the Alexander McQueen and McQ labels. McQueen's dramatic designs,
worn by celebrities including Rihanna, Björk and Lady Gaga, met with
critical acclaim and earned him the British Designer of the Year award four
times.

Late Alexander McQueen died on the 11th day of February, 2010 at the age of
40 years, According to him this money was supposed to be used in
transporting and getting the new store that was about to be opened in los
angeles stocked with his recent designers

You can read more about him from the sites below

(1)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_McQueen

Please if I reach you this time as I am hopeful, endeavour to get back to me
as soon as possible to enable me conclude my job.

I hope to hear from you in no distant time.

Yours in Service,

P.George & Co. Solicitors

Friend, thank you for contacting us please we are hopeful your documents do not get you arrested for wire fraud, you realise spam is ILLEGAL do you not? We hope not to hear from you in no distant time.