Do you have fun with fake emails?
August 20, 2009 9:53am CST
I do! Here's one I just received: [i][/i] Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 05:15:18 +0000 From: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: SCAMMED VICTIM/ US$ 250,000.00 BENEFICIARY.REF/PAYMENTS CODE:06654 COMPENSATION UNIT has sent you a message on COMPENSATION UNIT ZENITH BANK COMPENSATION UNIT, IN AFFILIATION WITH THE UNITED NATIONS. Send acopy of your response to official email: email@example.com In regards to the recent meeting between the United Nations and the Present United States Government to restore the dignity and Economy of the Nations.Base on the Agreement with the World Bank Assistance to help and make the world a better place for all with the sole aim of abolishing poverty. This email is to all the people that have been scammed in any part of the world, the UNITED NATIONS have agreed to compensate them with the sum of US$ 250,000.00 (Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars)This includes every foriegn contractors that may have not received their contract sum, and people that have had an unfinished transaction or international businesses that failed due to Government problems etc. Your name and email was in the list submitted by our Monitoring Team of Economic and Financial Crime Commission observers and this is why we are contacting you, this have been agreed upon and have been signed. You are advised to contact Mr. Jim Ovia of ZENITH BANK NIGERIA PLC, as he is our representative in Nigeria, contact him immediately for your Cheque/ International Bank Draft of USD$ 250,000.00 (Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars) This funds are in a Bank Draft for security purpose ok? so he will send it to you and you can clear it in any bank of your choice. This meeting was first held on the 8th of April 2003. You can view this page for your perusal: http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2003/ik344.doc.htm Therefore, you should send him your full Name and telephone number/your correct mailing address where you want him to send the Draft to you. Contact Mr. Jim Ovia immediately for your Cheque: Person to Contact Mr. Jim Ovia Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Goodluck and kind regards Making the world a better place Mr. Ban Ki-Moon Secretary (UNITED NATIONS). http://www.un.org/sg/ ... etc SCAMSCAMSCAM - sorry, typo creeping in there...[i][/i] And here's my reply: "Re: Your email Wow! I can't believe Mr Obama and the UN did all that just for little old me, especially as the most I've ever (legally) borrowed was £2000! Unfortunately, I embezzled a few people myself last year and ended up getting caught, so I don't have a bank account at present, though I can probably help you out with a few belonging to other people. Any replies should be by post only, to HMP Verne, Isle of Portland, Dorset, headed "Block D, Cell 28" plus my name as below, as I'm only supposed to use my email address for internal communications, you see. Best of luck. Joe "The Gnasher" Kandoo."
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20 Aug 09
My son has a bad habbit of getting the scammer's back, in fact they even have a way of tracking the IP address. So when they get email's like that they try to get them to email them back then the authorities in that area are contacted. But I do have to say its fun messing with scammer's. I told one once I would believe him only if he sent $50 to my paypal non refundable. Never did hear back from them.
20 Aug 09
I don’t think I have had so funny email.Usually when I found it’s junk mail I always delete as soon as possible without reading it. Two day ago I did get one junk mail. At beginning I did not realise it’s a junk mail. It was from a company to that I applied a job. Then the title is a reply your application. So I thought I received an invitation for interview. After reading I found they tried to sell their training course. It’s a cheating mail.