Sunday, December 14, 2008

Hilarious spam

Too funny. I just found this in my spam folder. These guys think they're really cagey now. They're pretending to be the FBI. Here's just part of the mail:
Anti-Terrorist And Monetory Crimes Division
FBI Headquarters In Washington, D.C.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001

Telephone Number : (206) 973-2572

Attn: Beneficiary,

This is to Officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly completed an Investigation with the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network System that you legally won the sum of $800,000.00 USD from a Lottery Company outside the United States of America. During our investigation we discovered that your e-mail won the money from an Online Balloting System and we have authorized this winning to be paid to you via a Certified Cashier's Check.
Their English is getting a little better but the typo in the heading is kind of a giveaway. Then you get to the contact stuff. CONTACT AGENT NAME: MR. BENSON EDWARD at a gmail address and with a crazy international phone number to call. And then they crib the "Authorized Signature and NSB SEAL." But the last lines are the most precious.
NOTE: In order to ensure your check gets delivered to you ASAP, you are advised to immediately contact Mr. Benson Edward via contact information provided above and make the required payment of $1000 to information in which he shall provide to you
The tortured sentence construction aside, they even forgot the period of the end of the sentence. Details. Details. Still it was good for a chuckle on a chilly Sunday.


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