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.
FROM: THE PROMOTION DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS DEPT. REF: 014/060/532 BATCH: 762901-PCD03 ATTN;WINNER, AWARD FINAL NOTIFICATION: We are pleased to inform you of the release, of the long awaited results of the INSTANT CO. LOTTERY INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAMES 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 500,000.00POUNDS(FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS.) in cash 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. congratulations!!!!! To begin your claim,do file for the release of your winning by contacting our accredited agent: INSTANT CO. LOTTERY. Foreign Transfer Manager. Mr Mike Egarton FAX +44 8716616579 Email:email@example.com 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 THE PROMOTION DIRECTOR. INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM (NL) 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:(firstname.lastname@example.org ) DATE: 24th February,2005 ATTN: CONTRACT / FUNDS BENEFICIARY 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: email@example.com Congrats!! Best Regards, Dr Paul Okoro
Oh well there are more idiots out there then one could imagine.
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 http://www.domainwhitepages.com/
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…
here is another interesting site –