Monday, September 3, 2012

The Unmitigated Gall Of Scam Emailers

Hopefully by now every single person on the planet knows about Internet scams like winning a lottery that you never entered, helping a diplomat smuggle money out of their country or clicking on links from banks or companies you've never been affiliated with.  I was amazed though at the latest spam scam I saw pop up in my inbox.  In this one, the scammer even tells you what kind of scam is being run on you.  They layer the scam inside of a complaint about the exact same scam they want you to fall for. I think that takes massive amounts of gall- to try to trick someone after telling them you are trying to trick them.  I hope no one falls for this crap.  Also, I'm never going to get into business, legal or otherwise, with someone who can't spell or capitalize properly.  It's a sign of poor attention to details, not something you look for in a business partner.  (Hang on a minute while I run spell check on myself so I don't look like an idiot too.)  I'm including the actual junk email I got, just to preserve one of them for posterity, so that years from people can look it over and say "People fell for that kind of junk?" and why not save the one that explains how it works.

Hello Friend,

I sincerely apologize for contacting you without due permission or under-going
due process. I was left with no choice that to contact you immediately because I
consider this information very Urgent and Emergency. You will agree with me that
experience is the best teacher as we say. I have had alot of bad and hurtful
experiences from those Fucking Internet Scammers. I received over 50 mails each
day telling me to claim by Inheritance Funds worth Eight Hundred and Fifty
Thousand United Stated Dollars. I fell to this trap and I lost alot of money. I
will never forgive those Bastards from Africa to be specific Nigeria.

I am pleased to inform you that i am one of the must happiest women on earth now
because I was contacted by the Federal High Court Officials who directed me to
the Real Organization in charge of my Funds. Now I have my funds directly
transferred to my Bank Account. I will have to enjoy the rest of my life and
family with this Fund as I resign my job on the 7th May, 2011. I have no reason
to keep working when i have enough Funds to set up my own establishment.

Now you will be surprised how I got to know you. I was with the Federal High
Court Official to sign and approve the Transfer of my Funds to my Bank (Bank Of
America). I saw your name and e-mail address among the Beneficiaries of this
Funds. I felt very sorry for those names and e-mail contacts because I know they
might have been scammed by those Bastard. I quickly write out your email
address. This is why I am contacting you today.

If you have received any mail asking you to make any form of payment to get your
Funds. I advice you to ignore such mail now and contact the Federal High Court
Official in charge of the Release of your Funds. If you can contact her now, she
is going to process your Funds Papers immediately and you will have your Funds
transferred to your Bank Account within the next 24-48hours. But you will be
required to provide your information to prove that you are the real owner and
Beneficiary of this Fund. You can contact Barrister Kimberly Marlin via e-mail
as stated below:

Federal High Court Of Justice (United Kingdom)
Name: Barrister Kimberly Marlin (Federal High Court Official)
Tel: +447024054197

My Dear Friend, I hope I have been able to help and prevent you from falling a
scam victim to those insolent bastards. Please feel very free to get back to me
if you need more information on this, i will be willing to help. Bye for now.

Utmost Regards,
Mary L. Wells.