Yesterday, I found the trillionth email scam offer in my yahoo.com inbox and just wonder who could be so dumb as to try and use such dumb-ass tactis and think he/she would succeed.?
Are there recipients in this world dumber than the sender to make it possible for them to respond to what’s an out-and-out scam, through and through, with enough holes for double decker buses to drive through, if not the Titanic?
To demontrate the monstrous dumbness of the email I received, let me reproduce it in toto here:
RECONFIRM YOUR ADDRESS WITH FEDEX
I have been waiting for you since to contact me for your Confirmable Bank Draft of $850,000 United States Dollars, but I did not hear from you since for a couple of weeks now. Then I went to the bank to confirm if the draft has expired or getting near to the date of expire and Dr.Wilson the Director Bank of Africa told me that before the draft will get to your hand that it will expire.
So I told him to cash the $850,000 USD UNITED STATES DOLLARS to cash payment to avoid losing these funds under expiration as I will be out of the country for a 3 Months Course and I will not come back till ending of AUGUST 29 2010. What you have to do now is to contact FedEx Express Courier Company as soon as possible to know when they will deliver your package to you because of the expiring date. For your information, I have paid for the delivering Charge, Insurance premium.
The only money you will send to the FedEx Express to deliver your package direct to your postal Address in your country is[150 $ USD] Two hundred united state dollars only being Security Keeping Fee of the Courier Company so far. Again, don’t be deceived by anybody to pay any other money except $150.00 US Dollars.
I would have paid that but they said no because they don’t know when you will contact them and in case of demurrage. You have to contact FedEx Express now for the delivery of your Draft with this information bellow;
1, Your Full Name:
2, Your Delivery Address:
3, Your Cell Phone Number:
4, Your Age:
5, Your Country:
6, Your OCUPATION:
7, Your Sex:
Directors Name: Rev. Jude Peter.
Company’s Name: FedEx EXPRESS COURIER COMPANY
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, make sure that you reconfirm your Postal address and Direct telephone number to them again to avoid any mistake on the Delivery and ask them to give you the tracking number to enable you track your package over there and know when it will get to your door step so that you can sign on it. Let me repeat again, Try to contact them as soon as you receive this mail and ask them how you will make the security fee of $150 to them to avoid any further delay and remember to pay them their Security Keeping fee of $150 .00 US Dollars for their immediate action.
Note this. The FedEx EXPRESS COURIER COMPANY doesn’t know the contents of the Box. I registered it as a BOX of Africa cloths. They did not know the contents were money. This is to avoid them delaying with the BOX. Don’t let them know that box contents are money ok.
You are to make this payment today via WESTERN UNION OR MONEY GRAM OUTLET in the name of our accounting officer:
NAME: MR. John Nelson.
ADDRESS: Abuja Nigeria
You are to forward payment information to us via this email after making the
Payment, the details are as follows:
AMOUNT SENT: $150
TEXT QUESTION: in god?
TEXT ANSWER: .we trust
MONEY TRANSFER CONTROL NUMBER
Upon receipt of the above, modalities to send your package will commence immediately.
We want you to note that your parcel will get to you in 2 (TWO) days after your transfer has being confirmed.
Mr. Mike Anderson.