Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Today's Stupid Email Trick: Ban Ki-Moon Just Gave Me $650,500 Cash!

All email users get ridiculous spam messages from time to time.  Hopefully our spam filters catch most of those messages.  But from time to time, some messages get through.  I just received this one . . . and I'm still laughing and the audacity of its author, "Mr.huffman" who sent me this message from info@cw.com.  Here is his message:

UNITED NATIONS TRUST FUND
England Department of Humanitarian Affairs
Palais des Nations CH-1211 Geneva 10, England.
MALAYSIA CORRESPONDING OFFICE.

Your E-Mail ID have just been awarded, $650,500.00 usd in the
United Nations Trust Funds(UN) cash grant, for claims contact the
payment department.

Payment Officer  :  Mr.huffman
Phone Number :  :竣綴
Email     :  trustfund201@gmail.com

Regards,
Mr. Ban Ki-moon.
United Nations Secretary General.
In one sense, I'm laughing.  I mean, I really had no idea that Geneva had magically moved from Switzerland to England.  In another sense, I'm angry at this clown for sullying the name of the United Nations in this scam email message.  Your thoughts, dear readers?
 
(mew)

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I received these spams "from" FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, and AG Eric Holder "giving" me untold fortunes...

Even though these "Notification letters" were in my junk folder, I couldn't resist the temptation to open them, and as you, found them hilariously stupid!

Posted by: Anna Djirdjirian | Aug 30, 2010 6:37:17 AM

Thanks for your post Anna! And greetings to everyone at the U.S. Court of International Trade!

Posted by: Mark | Sep 2, 2010 10:31:51 PM

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