Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Very Poor Scam

I am on the receiving end of an email scam attempt almost every day.  I open and read very few and never click on a link.  But once in a while I am tempted to at least see what someone has to say.  Today was such a day, and what I found was so laughable I feel the need to share it with you.  This is exactly as I received it:

Subject:  U.S. Department of the Treasury...Your Funds
From:  Mr. Michael Cena

U.S. Department of the Treasury...Your Funds
Office of Foreign Assets Lodgings of U.S. Department of the Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20220


I am writing to inform you that today at the Foreign Assets Treasury Lodgings of U.S. Department of the Treasury Washington, DC we received and acknowledged your inheritance funds via cash consignment box from United Nations (UN) Association of London, United Kingdom Liaison Office valued at $10.5 MillionDollars.  I deem necessary to inform you that the retrieving of your inheritance was witnessed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Interpol envoys deployed to London by United States Department of the Treasury to monitor the proceedings confirmed it to be a fair judgment of the Bureau and the Interpol as the outcome of the event was a perfect solution to curtail the activities of con artist and scam generally and is also a perfect end to your payment.  Your Beneficiary Funds that was allotted into cash consignment baggage is now been deposited in our pecuniary vault the Foreign Assets Treasury Lodgings of U.S. Department of the Treasury Washington, DC. 

The proceed of these event was successful because the United Kingdom PrimeMinister Gordon Brown, dedicated his time to guarantee success to it due to his fight to eradicate deception, corruptions and terrorism's that has deeply rooted in government and the people and it was also an achievement for him to meet the deadline given at the G8 Summit in Tokyo to clear outstanding Beneficiary debts and Lottery Wining Debts.  Hence you have to contact my office for further clarifications to this matter with below e-mail address:

(Inserted here was a five line address)

Before we commence any further on issues concerning your consignment you are to reconfirm your banking address and also reconfirm your residential address as stated below.  Only Fill the Bank Address If You Want To Receive the Consignment Boxes at your Bank.

Full Name:
Residence Address:
Bank Address: (Not Necessary)
Current Occupation:
Cell Phone Number:
Contadct Telephone Numbers:
Any Form of Prove of Identification:
Current Age:

At the receipt of the above information we will not hesitate to open communication with you given you vital information for easy communication between you and the U.S. Treasury.  Be well informed that before we commence the delivery of your cash consignment baggage to your proposed bank address as stated on your pervious correspondence the vital legal paperwork's that we need to execute a perfect delivery known as "Stamp of Duty Paperwork's and Permission Order Papers will cost you the sum of $830.00USD for the paperwork's to be procured and only reply if you are ready to claim your consignment box and issued the paper works to me immediately With The private e-mail (mrmichaelcena1980@8u8.com).

Thank you very much  SINCERELY YOURS


End Message

Now, how about that for an offer you couldn't refuse?


Blogger Lela's Mommy said...

I found your blog by searching Google for some of the text in the identical e-mail I received.

Do you know if there's a website you can use to report these e-mails? There are some poor unfortunate people out there that actually fall for those scams and I'd like to others know that it's a very serious scam... not only will they take $830.00 from you, they'll do anything they can to con more out of you.

It's sad; I just hope there's something I can do to help, even if it's just reporting the e-mail somewhere.

5:03 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

That's a good question. I don't know of a website you can use to alert other people to the scam. If you find one please let me know.

11:03 AM  

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