Spammers are idiots

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Published on: February 24, 2005

Ok in my inbox today got two of those Nigeria scams today, normaly I just delete them but for some reason I was so board I read them for the humor factor.

The first was for a lotory I never entered WOW I won 500,000GBP wow 😉 I can not belive that there are people stupid enouph to fall for this scam, but there has to be a stupid person out there or these scams would not continue, here is the email for this scam.

REF: 014/060/532
BATCH: 762901-PCD03 
We are pleased to inform you of the release, of the
long awaited results of the INSTANT CO. LOTTERY
held on the 30th January 2005. You were entered as
dependent clients with:
Reference Number:REF: 014/060/532
and Batch number BATCH: 762901-PCD03 .
Your email address attached to the ticket number:
369739 that drew the lucky winning number, which
consequently won the INSTANT CO. LOTTERY first category,
in four parts.
You have been approved for a payment of
credited to file reference
number:014/060/532.This is from a total cash
prize of FIVE MILLION POUNDS Shared among the ten
international winners in first categories.
To begin your claim,do file for the release of your
winning by contacting our accredited agent:
Foreign Transfer Manager.
Mr Mike Egarton
FAX +44 8716616579
They are your agent, and responsible for the
processing and transfer of your winnings fund to you.
YOUR SECURITY FILE NUMBER IS 27522465896-6453 (keep
personal) Remember, your winning must be claimed not
later than 31-2-05).
Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you
for being part of our promotions program.
Your Sincerely,
Mrs. Lori Myer
N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the
winners will result to disqualification. Contact your claims agent.

Oh well I guess I am in breach of contract with that one since I made this mail public.

The next one is a new variant I have not seen yet, it claims that “the moneys” has already been shipped to me. Ok who are you why are you shipping me money, and why are you addressing me as “Dear Sir”? Also I would think that if there was a real thing really going on would there not be more personal information? This one is a real bad attempt; do people really fall for this one? The scam mail is as follows

FROM: Dr Paul Okoro.
E-MAIL:( )
DATE: 24th February,2005


Dear  Sir,

Sequel to the secretive arrangement in regards of the shipment of your
contract sum, I wish to inform you that all necessary modalities have
been automatically concluded and have left Nigeria to your country via
South Africa today by Express Cargo Flight.

Note carefully the contents of the crates is "MONEY" but I did not
disclose it to the Courier Services as Money, rather I informed them that
the crates contain Vital "DIPLOMATIC DOCUMENTS" belonging to my client
(thats you).

Furthermore, the weight of the consignment is 220kg but I manage to pay
120kg, which cost US$75,600.00. On no account should you disclose the
contents of the crates to the Diplomatic Courier Services to avoid them
from seizing the consignment. So do not allow them to know that the
content is money.

In the meantime, contact the Diplomatic Courier Services agent Frank
Thando on Tel: 27-833 606 170  to know the status or position of the
consignment and also  furnish them with your particulars such as your full
names, address and telephone number so that they will know exactly
where  the consignment will be delivered to and then get back to me as soon
as possible so that we can have an agreement signed before I will give
you the shipment documents.

Meanwhile, I will be coming over to your country immediately the
consignment arrives to you for my 40% share. Send me your response via:

Best Regards,
Dr Paul Okoro

Oh well there are more idiots out there then one could imagine.

1 Comment
  1. prying1 says:

    One time I answered one of these jokers and told him 50-50 or nothing. – A couple emails later I got his Yahoo ID so we could chat via IM. I sent it and a couple of the emails to the FBI.

    Another thing I like to do is take the sending URL from the email headers (it might be forged but usually seems to be legit), put it into the box at
    and find the originating ISP and the webmasters address. Usually abuse@***.com does it. Forward the email (with headers) to them. I figure it will really tick the spammer off when they find themselves without an internet connection and have to go shopping for another one…

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