Spam Mail


#1

OH MY GOD! I AM A MILLIONAIRE AFTER RECEIVING THIS EMAIL! I AM SO LUCKY!

From: “alhaji moham” <[email protected]>
Subject: PARTNERSHIP

URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP

I am Alhaji Mohammed Abacha, the son of the late
Nigerian Head of State who died on the 8th of June
1998 while in active services.
Following the sudden death of my father, General Sani
Abacha, the present Civilian Government has thrown my
family and I into a state of utter confusion,
frustration,and hopelessness. I have been subjected to
inhuman physical and physiological torture,
incarceration by the security Agents in my country. I
was only recently released from detention after been
arraigned before the Federal High Court of Nigeria for
an offence committed by my late father.

The incumbent civilian administration of Chief
Olusegun Obasanjo has intensified his probe into my
late father’s activities while in the office and he
has frozen all our local and foreign accounts together
with other assets of my family as a retaliation for
what my late father did to him when he was alive as
the Head of the Military regime in Nigeria. As a
matter of fact, we have been declared bankrupt and
they are not relenting to make us poor for life.

As a man that is so traumatized, I have lost
confidence with anybody within my country as all those
who benefited immensely during the regime of my late
father have openly abandoned all my family.

MY REASONS FOR CONTACTING YOU.

I got your contacts through my personal research and
out of desperation decided to reach you through this
medium.

You must have heard over the media reports and the
Internet on the recovery of various huge sums of money
deposited by my late father in different Banks and
security firms abroad. Some of these banks and
security firms willingly gave-up/divulge their banking
secrets and disclosed to the present civilian
administration of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, all my
family’s cash lodgement and monetary transactions with
them.

Please my dear, I repose great confidence in you and
I
hope you will not betray my confidence in you.

I have secretly deposited the sum of $20,000,000.00
with a security firm abroad whose name is withheld for
now until we open communications. The money is
contained in a metal box consignment with Security
Deposit Number.

I shall be grateful if you could receive this fund
into your Bank account for safekeeping. This
arrangement is known to you and my junior brother
(Abbas) only. So I will deal directly with you. I am
proposing a 20% share of the fund to you for your kind
assistance. I shall provide for you all the documents
of the fund deposit with the security firm, and raise
a power of attorney `to enable you claim and receive
this fund into your bank account.

Also this transaction demands absolute
confidentiality. On no condition must you disclose it
to anybody irrespective of your relation with the
person. Remember, Loose lips sinks ship

I am looking forward to your urgent and positive
response via my email above.

Best regards,

Alhaji Mohammed Abacha.


#2

Have you never received a Nigerian 419 scam email before?

You’d be surprised how many people are actually taken by them, and send in money. There are several cases, some reported by mainstream news, of sending in 100’s of thousands of dollars to nigerian 419 scammers.


#3

I pity the foo who sends 419 mail to Mr T.


#4

“i can understand you out all the number are all wrong and busy line i called and ask as you told me but there was a lady who pick the phone and call me a sick man on 442078391377. i said exactly what you ask why she call me a sick man?”

CLASSIC!


#5

That is aweseome.


#6

The doctored polaroid with the message to the scam artist is a great touch!


#7

Since when have Nigerian spam emails been fake?


#8

My all time favorite 419:

http://google.com/groups?selm=ale571%249s3%241%40panix2.panix.com

From: [email protected] (Scott Dorsey)
Newsgroups: rec.audio.pro
Subject: Re: OT: WARNING!!! Paypal-related scam
Date: 7 Sep 2002 20:21:53 -0400
Organization: Former users of Netcom shell (1989-2000)
Lines: 50
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
References: <[email protected]> <[email protected]> <030920021619021608%[email protected]> <[email protected]>
NNTP-Posting-Host: panix2.panix.com
X-Trace: reader1.panix.com 1031444513 13873 166.84.1.2 (8 Sep 2002 00:21:53 GMT)
X-Complaints-To: [email protected]
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2002 00:21:53 +0000 (UTC)

The recent excavations near Memphis have uncovered a large obelisk
preliminarily dated to the era of the twelfth Egyptian dynasty.
Careful reconstruction of the damaged sections and translation of
the heiroglyphic script revealed an important side of Egyptian life
which has not before been seen. Here is a summarized translation of
the first 12 panels.

FROM:MRS. T HATSHEPSHUT

DEAR FRIEND,
I AM MRS. HATSHEPSHUT WIDOW OF LATE PHAROAH THUTMOSE OF
ALL EGYPT NOW KNOWN AS SENMUT’S EGYPTIAN KINGDOM.
I AM MOVED TO WRITE YOU THIS LETTER, THIS WAS IN
CONFIDENCE CONSIDERING MY PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCE AND SITUATION.

I ESCAPED ALONG WITH OUR SON THUTMOSE II OUT OF LOWER EGYPT
AFTER DEATH OF MY HUSBAND FROM GOD DISEASE. HOWEVER
DUE TO THIS SITUATION WE DECIDED TO CHANGED MOST OF MY
HUSBAND’S BILLIONS OF SLAVES AND PIECES OF GOLD INTO CONVENIENT
PYRAMIDS FOR STORAGE BECAUSE THE NEW HEAD OF STATE HAD MADE
ATTEMPTS FOR CONFISCATION OF ASSETS. THEREFORE MY CHILD AND I
I DECIDED LAYING LOW IN AFRICA TO STUDY THE SITUATION TILL
WHEN THINGS GETS BETTER, LIKE NOW THAT SEMNUT IS DEAD. ONE OF
MY LATE HUSBAND’S TEMPLES WAS CONFISCATED BY THE NEW GOVERNMENT
AND AS SUCH I HAD TO CHANGE MY IDENTITY SO THAT MY INVESTMENT
WILL NOT BE TRACED AND CONFISCATED. I HAVE DEPOSITED THE SUM OF
THIRTY MLLION GOLD PIECES IN THIS PYRAMID FOR SAFEKEEPING.
WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO IS TO INDICATE YOUR INTEREST THAT YOU WILL
ASSIST US BY RECEIVING THE GOLD ON OUR BEHALF.ACKNOWLEDGE THIS
MESSAGE, SO THAT I CAN INTRODUCE YOU TO MY SON THUTMOSE II WHO
HAS THE OUT MODALITIES FOR THE CLAIM OF THE SAID FUNDS. I WANT
YOU TO ASSIST IN INVESTING THIS MONEY, BUT I WILL NOT WANT MY
IDENTITY REVEALED. I WILL ALSO WANT TO BUY PROPERTIES IN OUTER
LANDS SUCH AS GREECE AND BABYLONIA AND TO ENGAGE IN OTHER SAFE AND
NON-SPECULATIVE INVESTMENTS. MAY I AT THIS POINT EMPHASISE THE
HIGH LEVEL OF CONFIDENTIALITY, WHICH THIS BUSINESS DEMANDS, AND
HOPE YOU WILL NOT BETRAY THE TRUST AND CONFIDENCE, WHICH I REPOSE
IN YOU.

FOR THIS REASON KINDLY FURNISH US YOUR CONTACT
INFORMATION, THAT IS YOUR PERSONAL ADDRESS AND
ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT OF THIS TABLET.
BEST REGARDS,

MRS HATSHEPSHUT


“C’est un Nagra. C’est suisse, et tres, tres precis.”


#9

I keep getting one about a terminal man from the UAE who wants me to help him donate his millions to charity. I guess mass emailings are finally easier than making a check payable to the red cross/red cresent.


#10

Got an interesting spam today, and since I love me some zombie topics, decided to post it here.

Now this is more interesting than the usual spam for a couple of reasons. First, they must have bought an old password list off the dark web or whatever, because I did indeed use that password…about 10 years ago. I’ve long since stopped doing so, of course. But there’s probably a lot of folks who haven’t done that basic password maintenance.

Second, it appears someone actually thought about this message. Unlike the usual ads for porn or penis meds that don’t bother with spelling and usually make no sense, this one is decently written. It’s all bullshit, of course, but it sounds like it knows what it’s talking about.

Then it goes on to ask for money via Bitcoin, followed by this:

Boy, if I didn’t know this is all bullshit that might actually worry me. And there’s an awful lot of people who aren’t tech-savvy enough to know that it’s bullshit. I wonder how many fall for it?


#11

Did you reply with Yeah?


#12

I assume more than just the old password alerted you this was bullshit. Unless, I suppose, you do have a web camera pointed at you and were you recently at a streaming porn site?


#13

Well, the Internet is for Porn, you know!

In my case, though, all I have to do is look over at my webcam, which I always leave physically unplugged and over on a shelf away from the computer when I’m not actively doing a video chat. Nope, didn’t happen.


#14

LOL well, I imagine (sadly) scams like this actually do yield some fruit. I’m glad you didn’t fall for it!


#15

I started getting a few of these a day a month or two ago, which was kind of… persistant.


#16

The latest e-mail scam seems to be the “Please click here to verify that you meant to unsubscribe”.

I get a couple of those a day. I also get a couple e-mails a week from the same guy trying to hype different things which are in no way connected, other than they are all scams. Kinda lazy of him.


#17

Well they aren’t really targeting people who are computer savvy. It’s the computer illiterate folks that make their money.