Irony Just Died of Embarrassment
Today I got the following email from an obvious spam/scammer who is promising to send me $250,000 in compensation for having been scammed in the past by spam/scammers:
From The Desk of Minister of Finance:
E.F.F.C/ F.B.I representatives/ Metropolitan police,
ANTI– crime unit world wide.
Introduce this as a notification to get the legal transaction to you.
This country Nigeria, In conjunction with government officials and some force agencies from different countries has come together that result to this as a medium to
compensate and still try to bring “SCAMMERS, IMPOSTERS, CON – ARTISTS" to face the law.
We hereby apologies for your past experience that this countries Nigeria / U.K / U.S.A / SPAIN / RUSSIA / GHANA / IVORY COAST / E.T.C might have put you through all in
the name of "SCAM" trying to take advantage of you for their live Fantasy and enjoyment.
The NIGERIA, U.S, UNITED KINGDOM, SPAIN government held a meeting with their representatives and this was the final result.
The money awarded is the sum of $250,000usd and the sum of 10,000GPB pound sterling * 21 for you to be compensated and given to you from our office.
So these are the proof I will need from you as the agent involved Barrister Frank Smith.and his Email:email@example.com
Have you ever received any e-mail like these, subjects or about your award money from any philanthropists, companies, boards, banks or any organizations?
1- CERTIED BANK DRAFT.
3- YOU WIN / YOU ARE OUR WINNER / YOU WON.
4- ATM CARD COLLECTION / YOUR ATM CARDS.
5- CONTACT US / REPLY US BACK.
6- NEXT OF KIN / SHARES / LOANS.
7- PAMENT VIA REGULAR MAILS, FEDEX/ DHL /UPS/ POSTAL SERVICE. ETC.
8- TRANSFER IN YOUR ACCOUNT.
9- STOP CONTACTING THEM / DEAD OR ALIVE / SILENCE / OUR PROMO.
10-ATM CARD PAYMENT NOTIFICATION
11-Strop Contacting Those People That Are Taking You For A Rayed
12-Attention! Attention!! Attention!!!Dear Sir/ Madam
13- YOUR BOX OF MONEY / ETC…
All that is mentioned above, if you receive any or more you can tell us so we can make proper investigations and still make sure we keep a good remark on this
foundation. Please remember that we are trying to make a better place for all so you can trust these countries with the right officers ,your heart and to catch the
people that make the country name look bad.
Barrister Frank Smith.
N/B: Please be warned if you are not once a WINNER or Ever received this email from the imposter please do not reply and if you are not interest please do not forward
to me insult because that I will not take that from you. I am private and I can use any address to send you an email because I am ordered to make a good job done so I
choose : firstname.lastname@example.org
This sort of thing frankly has me baffled. Does the person who composed this thing believe that there are people out there who already know about the Nigerian scam but are nevertheless so stupid that they will fall for what is essentially the same scam, wrapped within a purported anti-scam message? Worse, is it possible there actually are people out there who are stupid enough to fall for this?