here I am again with the usual dose of funny spam.
Fighting Spam is usually a difficult job to do, mostly when it is carrying scam or phishing. we should dedicate a little neuron to avoid to be fooled by those strange people who love us, send us money and so on.
As usual the quote “if it is too good to be true, then probably it is not true” is a good one, but we should use also different little sign to understand what is and what is not good.
For instance, I hope that most of you noticed that in most of this message the “To:” field (the To: you see on your mail) usually is empty or referred to a bunch of people you do not known and probably you’re not in the list.
On the other end it is funny to see that you are in the envelope recipient, that usually is not seen in email readers (all headers are usually hided).
Another interesting point you should have already noticed is that usually email comes from domain that have nothing to do with the company referred, so why should a Microsoft communications comes form a yahoo account?
well let go and read some funny stuff!
undisclosed recipients: ;
05 Jul 2012 03:51 (GMT -07:00)
How are you doing today.
I wish to know if your fund had been release to you by Barclays Bank?
Make sure you cooperate with Barclays Bank and your fund will be easily be release to you.
Waiting to hear from you.
well I do not have a Barclays bank account but just to be sure I should reply back to him asking for details, right? but John Brown, ok you probably know a John Brown right?
But why using as an email joypeters?
but let’s go on and earn a bit more money.
Western Union Award Payment <firstname.lastname@example.org>
undisclosed recipients: ;
04 Jul 2012 20:12 (GMT -07:00)
THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER MANAGEMENT UNITED KINGDOM ARE HERE TO INFORM YOU THAT YOUR NAME EMERGED ON OUR SYSTEM AS ONE OF THE ONLINE WINNING IN THE 3RD CATEGORY AND THEREFORE ATTRACTED A CASH AWARD OF OF £700,000.00 (SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS STERLING).
WE ARE HERE TO INFORM YOU THAT YOUR NAME APPEARS IN OUR SYSTEM AS OUR ESTEEM PATRONIZE CUSTOMER.
THEREFORE THE MANAGEMENT HEREBY COMPENSATE YOU WITH THE ABOVE MENTION SUM IN ORDER TO PROMOTE WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER SYSTEM.
YOU HAVE ONLY FEW DAYS PERIOD IMMEDIATELY YOU RECEIVE THIS EMAIL TO CONTACT THIS OFFICE UPON THE RECEIPT OF THIS EMAIL. THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT YOU WILL BE RECEIVING PER DAY STARTING FROM TOMORROW IS £10,000 IN THREE DIFFERENT PAYMENTS, SO IN CHARGE OF YOUR PAYMENT TO RELEASE YOUR MTCN TOMORROW.
FURTHERMORE BE ADVISED TO CONTACT THE WESTERN UNION MANAGER WHO IS IN-CHRAGE OF YOUR TRANSFER, TO RELEASE YOUR MTCN/TRANSFER INFORMATION, AS THE INSTRUCTION WAS PASSED THAT WITHIN FIVE WORKING DAYS WITHOUT HEARING FROM YOU. YOUR PAYMENT WILL BE CANCELLED IN ADDITION TO THIS, THE NUMBER TO CALL / EMAIL TO RE-CONFIRM YOUR INFORMATION TO THE WESTERN UNION TRANSFER MANAGEMENT IS LISTED BELOW:
OFFICE OF RELEASE ORDER:
CONTACT PERSON: MR.TIM DEAN
EMAIL ADDRESS: email@example.com
MRS. ELIZABETH BRETH,
CONTACT IMMEDIATELY TO RECIEVE YOUR URGENT TRANSFER THROUGH OUR OFFICE.
I would first try to understand why western union use yahoo mail, I am quite sure they have an internal mail system too….. but who knows….
but here there is something really strange: the mail comes form yahoo france and I have to contact someone in uk? Come on uk guys would never use a French account.
I SEEK YOUR PARTNERSHIP
04 Jul 2012 18:40 (GMT -07:00)
Firstly, I must solicit your confidence in this transaction; this is by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and top secret. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day. Let me start by first introducing myself properly to you. It may surprise you receiving this letter from me, since there was no previous correspondence between us.
My name is Attorney Larry Wayne (ESQ) I got your contact information from your country public records while searching for a last name similar to my late client who died with his entire family in 2004 Madrid train bombings Thursday, 11 March 2004. My purpose of contacting you is for you to help secure the funds left behind by my late client,to avoid it being confiscated or declared unserviceable by the Bank where this fund valued USD $48,500,000.00(Forty Eight Million and Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars) deposited by my client before his death.
The Bank has issued me a notice to contact the next of kin or the account will be declared unserviceable and the fund diverted to the Bank treasury, So far all my efforts to get a hold of someone related to my client has proved abortive. Hence, I have contacted you. I am actually asking for your consent to present you to the Bank as the Next of Kin/beneficiary of my late client’s fund,so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to your account. All the legal documentations to back up your claim as my client’s Next of Kin I shall provide them. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us achieve this transaction.
I know you may not be anyway related to my late client but having a common surname with him and the modality I have in place I can guarantee that if you follow my instructions (The rule of laws) and capitalizing of some judicial loop holes the funds will be released into your nominated bank account Mind you that this transaction is 100% risk free; there is no atom of risk connected to this business as I have worked out all modalities to complete the operation effective.
All I require from you is your honest co-operation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this transaction will be executed under a Legitimate banking arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law. Upon successful conclusion of this project,you will be compensated with 45% of the total fund, while 55% will be for me.Consequent to that I will then forward you the company’s details and officially present a letter indicating that I have found the beneficiary to the Fund .I await your call or reply to my email.
If you are interested to work with me in this deal, kindly reply strictly to my personnel Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and also give a call to my direct telephone number +44 702 407 1593, Further details await you upon a positive response from you.
Attorney Larry Wayne (ESQ)
Man you’re asking my confidence for a doubtfully legal deal and send the email not directly to me? (TO:field again empty)
but at least he told me w share the money we do not deserve, I mean is a scam of a scam. kind of poetic isn’t it?
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
HA:R 😀 _C O_ R`E_ [IronPort SPAM]
04 Jul 2012 09:21 (GMT -07:00)
lofohyg http://sh9g3qfdbmv53g1k.page.tl guquju myzy
ok here I have only a question, what do they mean “ lofohyg “ and “guquju myzy”?
UK FINANCE <email@example.com>
04 Jul 2012 01:16 (GMT -07:00)
We want to inform you that your funds of $195,000,000.00 has been Payed to
you by the UK FINANCE DEPARTMENT so that you can collect your funds as soon
as possible.We need you to Re-send your information below to us to collect
your funds in your Country:
WE WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU WILL NOT PAY ANY CHARGES TO COLLECT YOUR
FUNDS.We want you to contact us through Our Email
Address:(firstname.lastname@example.org) to collect your funds of
$195,000,000.00 as soon as possible.Your funds are protected by hard cover
insurance policy until it is remitted to you.
We are waiting for your urgent reply.
DR HELEN COLE
Tel: +44 7024084948
ok Helen I’m keen to receive those $195,000,000.00 but what kind of institution, bank or company you work for? why using a Chinese email account and an uk phone?
"Attorney Roy Smith" <email@example.com>
03 Jul 2012 16:14 (GMT -07:00)
This is for your attention
We wish to notify you again that you were listed as a beneficiary of
4,600,000.00 GBP in the intent of the deceased (name now withheld since
this is our second letter to you ).We contacted you because you bear the
surname identity,therefore can present you as the beneficiary.And I will
prefer you reach me on my private email address below:
Attorney Roy Smith
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Attorney Roy Smith.
Roy, by chance are you suggesting to do something wrong? not legal?…. and such confidential data comes from an info address? come on man….
YOUR ATTENTION IS NEEDED
03 Jul 2012 12:11 (GMT -07:00)
Embassy of Libya
Parkweg 15, 2585JH
The Hague, The Netherlands
I have decided to contact you to assist us transfer and deposit this sum of money mentioned below into your personal bank account or any other account you decide safe.
In a brief introduction, I am an embassy attachй with the Libyan Government in The Hague, Netherlands. We are currently auditing and rectifying the accounts of our Foreign Missions and Embassies abroad and in particular in Europe. This excise is necessitated by the on-going political change in my country under the National Transitional Council (NTC).
However, in the course of our auditing, we have huge sum of excess money in the tune of US$5,800,000.00 (Five Million, Eight Hundred Thousand U.S Dollars) which is lying loose and unclaimed in one of the local banks here in The Netherlands. We have quickly and smartly in collaboration with the Ambassador and some authorities in the National Transitional Council (NTC) decided to keep this money to ourselves. We are taking advantage of our position and that of the political instability in my country to do this knowing that nobody will find out. However, we would like to move this money further to another foreign account, preferably outside The Netherlands.
To this effect, and for reason of anonymity, we have chosen you through the international search directory to assist us in transferring and depositing this money in your personal bank account or any other account you deemed safer. This recommendation is based on the fact that you will not betray the trust and confidence we are reposing on you. We have decided thereafter, to give you 30% of the US$5,800,000.00 for your assistance and corroboration while the rest 70% will be safely kept for us.
Please kindly indicate your interest to assist us keep this money in your account as soon as possible. It is also my pleasure to inform you that every arrangement to release the money from the bank here has been concluded. This business is totally risk free.
Finally, we expect you in confidence and trust to keep every aspect of this transaction secret and confidential as any mistake will put my future career in jeopardy. I may invite you or visit you for one on one discussion and perfection of the deal as soon I confirm that you can handle the transaction.
Thanks for your anticipated co-operation, while waiting for your acceptance to assist us.
guys I know this email was not directed to me (no one in the to field) but how can I loose such a chance….
Marcus Jonas <email@example.com>
03 Jul 2012 11:47 (GMT -07:00)
The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Government of the
Republic of Ghana in West Africa, have entered into a Millennium
Challenge Compact for Millennium Challenge Account Assistance to
facilitate poverty reduction through Economic growth in Ghana. The
Ministry of Interior on behalf of the Government of Ghana intends to
apply portion of MCC funding to eligible payments under a contract
associated with this request for the supply of these items:
2. Farming Tools.
3. Safety Equipment
4. Medical Equipments.
5. Waste Disposal Units
6. Domestic Grinding Machine.
7. Domestic sewing machine.
8. Communication Equipment
9, Blankets & Bathing Towels.
10, Ladder. 11, Submersible Water pump.
12, Treated Mosquito Net.
14 Water Dispenser.
15 Home Equipment.
Tender is open to all eligible foreign contractors from eligible
source countries as defined in the MCC program Procurement guidelines.
Please contact me if you are interested to bid for any of the listed
items, through my email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The contract payment terms is 70% upfront payment through bank T/T,
payable before production and supplying, and 30% balance by L/C at
site while the delivery period is negotiable. Discharge port is Tema
I am an accredited commission agent with the Ministry of Interior
Expecting your quick response.
My Best Regards,
Dr. Marcus Jonas
Marcus Enterprises Ltd
such a big stuff and you use a yahoo account? while the mail comes from a gmail one…lol
Director David Moore <email@example.com>
Your Attention !
03 Jul 2012 02:38 (GMT -07:00)
My apologies for contacting you in this manner!!! Please you have to
send your reply/e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
I have a huge business proposal ( the transfer of $23,300,000.00
Million USD) into your account for the benefit of the both of us
without any disadvantage on your part.Contact me to get more details
about this. This transfer will be completed within one week into your
bank account in your country. The Transfering bank will open a new
account for you in your names for the transfer. Kindlt get back for me
to explain in details.
Mr David Moore
Executive-Director, Accounts & Audits Dpt, AFG Finance & private Ltd
This message was sent using IMP, the Internet Messaging Program.
let me understand you send from a Argentina gov account an di have to call you in uk? come on could you at least set up a webex so I do not have to pay?
"Mr Peter John" <email@example.com>
IT IS VERY VERY URGENT
03 Jul 2012 00:06 (GMT -07:00)
Hope everything is well with you and your family and i want to use this
way to thank you for your effort.I understood that your hands were
tied.But don’t worry because i have succeeded in the business,and the
money has been transferred into the account provided by a newly found
friend of mine in Australia to compensate you for your past assistance and
commitments,i have dropped an International Certified Bank Draft cheque
worth of $1,900,000,00 USD for you.
I am in London with my family presently.I do intend to establish some
business concerns here,and possibly buy some properties.Contact my
Secretary Mr.Ejike Uche on his email below (firstname.lastname@example.org) Contact
him for the delivery because he is waiting for you to contact him with
your information to avoid mistake in delivery.
Forward my mail to him,then ask him to send the cheque to you.
Take good care of your self.
I did not remember to gave assistance to anyone but in case….. I’ll be happy to receive the sum.
Merabel Baby <email@example.com>
undisclosed recipients: ;
02 Jul 2012 12:42 (GMT -07:00)
My name is
merabel,i saw your profile today and became interested in you,i will
also like to know you the more,and i want you to send an email to my
email address so i can give you my picture for you to know whom i am,I
believe we can move from here, merabel (Remember the distance or color
does not matter but love matters a lot in life)
hi Merabel, nice to meet you but…. where you saw the profile of mr undisclosed recipients?
juliet phillip <firstname.lastname@example.org>
01 Jul 2012 05:18 (GMT -07:00)
How are you today? I hope you are fine.
Am a young good girl with good manner looking for a serious person.i read your
profile and decided to contact you. please kindly write me back with my e-mail
address.(email@example.com) i shall send you my picture immediately.
hi miss Juliet do you know Merabel by chance?
"29 June 2012"<firstname.lastname@example.org>
29 Jun 2012 12:39 (GMT -07:00)
Your Email Id has won 1,000,000.00 GBP in the BRITISH MICROSOFT COMPANY. send your
well Sex… nothing, Age…too old….. is this enough? but British Microsoft company is Microsoft uk or something else?
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
EXG "FS [IronPort SPAM]
29 Jun 2012 03:58 (GMT -07:00)
zecy http://hb5mj02t7qp3.de.tl m f
please translate “xycowo “ and “zecy “
salem vivian <firstname.lastname@example.org>
29 Jun 2012 03:30 (GMT -07:00)
My name is Mrs.Vivian Salem, wife of late Salem Nasim in Iraq,One year ago,
I lost my husband Nasim and three children – Husam, 15 years old , Wasim,
12 years old and Merna, 6years old, this happened when American tank
shelled our car as the family attempted to flee heavy fighting in Baghdad
View the Website below for detailed story of how i lost my family.
Before my husband and children were killed, he deposited the sum of $10.
million (Ten Million Dollars) in a bank. My Doctor told me that I would not
last for the next three months due to illness.
Having known my condition I decided to donate this funds to a better still
a God fearing individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to
instruct herein. I want an individual that will use this fund for
orphanages and humanity work.
I took this decision because I don’t have any child that will inherit this
money and my husband relatives are not and I don’t want my husbands hard
earned money to be misused by unbelievers. I dont want a situation where
this money will be used in an ungodly manner. As soon as I receive your
reply I shall give you the contact of the Bank. I will also issue you a
letter of authority that will empower you as the original- beneficiary of
Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein.
This must be kept confidential from eyes and ears of my husband’s family.
Hoping to hear from you. pls mail me on my email *email@example.com*
NIGERIAN scam “form” Iraq
"Mrs. Maria Scoular Norman"<Giuseppe.Fotino@poste.it>
Contact DHL Express for Delivery of your Cheque[IronPort SPAM]
28 Jun 2012 20:11 (GMT -07:00)
Good day to you and your family today.
I am sure this mail would be coming to you as a surprise since we have never met before and you would also be asking why I have decided to chose you amongst the numerous internet users in the world, precisely I cannot say why I have chosen you but do not be worried for I come in peace and something very positive is about to happen to your life right now and to the lives of others through you if only you can carefully read and digest the message below. The internet has made the world global villages where you can reach anybody you have not met before.
Before I move further, permi t me to give you a little of my biography, I am Mother Mrs. Maria Scoular Norman, 87 Years old woman and the wife of Late Sir Milne Robert who died in a Plane crash on Monday the 7th of September 1998 GMT 14:22 UK while they were flying from New York to Geneva. Please see site below for more information. http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/91609/swissair.victims.list/index.html
After the death of my husband I became the Head of his investment and now that I am old and weak I have decided to spend the rest of my life with my family and loved ones whom I never had time for during the course of my business life, but before the death of my husband we had a plan to use the last days of our lives to donate half of what we have worked for to the less privilege and charity homes and the other half for ourselves, family members and close friends, and it is so unfortunate that my husband is not alive today to do this with me and I am very weak and old now, hence I have decided to do this philanthropic work on behalf of my late husband and I.
Presently, I have willed out almost half of our assets to several charity homes and to some of the less privilege in different countries. Despite the agreement between my late husband and I to give aid to the deprived, we also agreed to render support to an individual we have not meet before in life due to the fact when we were still young in life we receive an anonymous help from an individual we did not know and which we have not being able to know till date, the impact we got from such gesture made us to do same.
I am sorry to inform you that you will never have the chance to know me because I have just concluded the assignment which my husband and I have agreed upon before his sudden death and you happened to be the beneficiary of our last WILL, irrespective of your previous fina ncial status, hence I need you to do me a favor by accepting our offer that will cost you nothing.
I have presently deposited a Cheque in the sum of 5,1600,000.00 British Pound with DHL Express to deliver to you, what you have to do now is to contact the My Attorney as soon as possible so that he can go the delivery company to know when they will deliver your package to you because of the expiring date.
For your information, I have paid for the delivering Charge, Insurance Premium and Clearance Certificate Fee of the Cheque showing that it is not a Drug Money or meant to sponsor Terrorist attack in your Country.
You have to contact the DHL COURIER SERVICE now for the delivery of your cheque
with this information bellow;
Contact Person: Mr. Ronald Gates
Tel: +44 703 197 9272
Again, you are not to pay for the delivering Charge, the Insurance premium and the Clearance Certificate Fee of the Cheque because I have already paid for them, the only money you are expected to pay is One Hundred and Sixty Great British Pounds (160GBP)for the security keeping of the cheque so far.
I would have paid the fee but the company insisted that I should not because they don’t know when you will be contacting them and to avoid demurrage or further cost.
You are to reconfirm the below information to them to avoid any mistake on the Delivery.
Direct telephone number;
Below is the security keeping code: (FED/0433/SKC) of you draft, you are to also
present it to them for verification before delivery.
Let me repeat again, try to contact them as soon as you receive this mail to avoid any further delay and remember to ask them to provide you with the method they wish to use in receiving their security keeping fee of (160GBP) One Hundred and Sixty Great British Pounds for their immediate action.
Note: Please I do not want you to thank me or my husband all I need you to do is to invest wisely with it and do the same good to someone’s life someday as this is the only way this world would be a better community if we render selfless services to one another.
Be also notified that I will no longer be reading my emails or surfing the internet as I have retired completely from the outside world to my ranch, at this moment I have nothing to do with cars, emails and other luxuries, all
further correspondence should be forwarded to the courier company for the delivery of your cheque to you.
Mrs. Maria Scoular Norman
Please too long to read, shorten it up pls….