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Posted by sean on 21/12/2014 at 7:12 pm in Dodgy Emails with No Comments


Shall I reply? What could possibly go wrong…

Posted by sean on 25/09/2008 at 12:23 pm in Dodgy Emails with No Comments


Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has received an offer to buy the Club from a Nigerian source.
He received an email which read:

"Dear Friend,
My late husband was foreigh minister of nigeria, and on his death he deposited USD15,000,000 in a bank account. In order to recover this money I need to deposit these funds for a short time in a europen bank account. Please send me your bank account details as you are a kind man….!"

Posted by sean on 18/11/2007 at 10:49 pm in Dodgy Emails with No Comments


Somehow all these messages found their way into my inbox this evening.


Gmail’s spam filter is obviously broken. Either that or these are genuine e-mails from scientists who have invented some kind of miracle medication, and think the best way to sell their product is by sending out mass e-mails to random people, instead of selling to a major drugs company for £500million.

Posted by sean on 16/09/2007 at 9:06 am in Dodgy Emails with 1 Comment


Just found this lying in my inbox. If anyone gives out there bank details as a result of this e-mail, they deserve to have their account hijacked. People that stupid don’t deserve money.

Dear Bank of America client,

You have received this email because you or someone had used your account from different locations.For security purpose, we are required to open an investigation into this matter.

In order to safeguard your account, we require that you confirm your banking details.

The help speeed up to this process, please access the following link so we ca complete the verification of your Bank of America Online Banking Account registration information.

203.121.164.2/boa/online/online_secure/

If we do no receive the appropriate account verification within 48 hours, then we will assume this Bank of America account is fraudulent and will be suspended.

The purpose of this verification is to ensure that your bank account has not been fraudulently used and to combat the fraud from our community. We appreciate your support and understanding and thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

I think I know the man responsible for this e-mail…

Posted by sean on 17/07/2007 at 5:38 pm in Dodgy Emails with No Comments


One of the funniest and most pathetic scam e-mails I have seen to date. If anybody is stupid enough to get fooled by it, quite frankly they deserve to have their bank account hijacked.

Lloyd’s TSB Group plc
25 Gresham Street
London EC2V 7HN

Greetings,

Following the recent development that Lloyd’s T.S.B should transfer some of its operations to India and that all funds in accounts that have been dormant for over 15years be transferred to the Treasury i send this mail to you.

There is a dormant account in my office,without owner and beneficiaries. as Group Director of Finance LloydsTSB Group Plc. It will be in my interest to transfer this fund worth 20,000,000 million British pounds in an account offshore. If you can be a collaborator/partner to this please indicate interest immediately for us to proceed.

Remember this is absolutely confidential,as i am seeking your assistance as the beneficiary of this unclaimed funds, since we are not allowed to operate a foreign account. Your contact phone numbers and name will be necessary for this effect.
I have reposed my confidence in you and hope that you will not disappoint me.

My Regards,

Archie G Kane,
Director of Finance
Lloyd’s TSB Group plc

Besides the poor use of the English language and obvious flaws, I had a laugh at these bits…

  • No need for a ‘ in Lloyds
  • Is it i or I?
  • The scammers space bar is obviously fucked
  • “20,000,000 million British pounds” – would that be £20,000,000,000,000 then?

What a buffoon! :o)

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