7 Aug 2013

A Spam Mail Series

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If you have an e-mail account, you must have received many kinds of spam mails. Recently I checked my Spam folder and found a few interesting spam mails. I am posting them here, with the subject intact.
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1
Dear Internet User! Microsoft Company have donated £1,500,000 to you and your family as a benefit for joining us in expanding the use of internet in your country.
Contact: Mr.George MacVicar. Email:micdonationclaimsdesk@mit.tc
forward the following details below to the remittance officer for processing and remittance.

1. Full Names:
2. Age :
3. Sex :
4. Contact Address :
5. Occupation :
6. Phone and fax numbers :
7. Country of Residence:

Mr.George Mar-Vicars
Payment Agent
Email:micdonationclaimsdesk@mit.tc
Tel:+448719743738

Yours Faithfully,
Mrs. Hope White
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2
Hi friend

Hi friend I am a banker. I want to transfer an abandoned USD 5.5 Million to your BANK account. 40/percent will be your share. No risk involved. Contact me for more details.
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3

HURRAY 2013 DRAWS !!!

Attention Winner!!!

This mail is to notify you that your email address was
Randomly selected and entered into CHEVROLET MOTORS LOTTO DRAWS 2013.
You have subsequently emerged a winner and therefore entitled to a substantial amount of 750,000.00 GBP
(Seven Hundred and Fifty thousand Great British Pounds). For further information, kindly confirm receipt of this email,
by forwarding Your Details as stated below to our claims department.
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THE CHEVROLET MOTORS COMPANY CLAIMS OFFICE
Email: chevmotors_claimdpt@live.com
Mr. BARRY SMITH
Event Manager
Tel: +447017118229
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KINDLY FILL OUT THE PAYMENT PROCESSING FORM
FULL NAME:
SEX:
DATE OF BIRTH:
ADDRESS:
COUNTRY:
MOBILE NUMBER:
OCCUPATION:

Yours Sincerely,
Award Notification Team
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CALL ME AFTER GOING THROUGH MY PROPOSAL @+226 65974887

Dear Friend, 

I am the head of Accounts and Audit Department of Bank of Africa, Ouagadougou . I decided to contact you after a careful thought that you may be capable of handling this business transaction which I explained below; In my department, I discovered an abandoned sum of $13.5m US dollars (Thirteen million, five hundred thousand US dollars). In an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in 2007 in a plane crash.

Since i got information about his death, The bank have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because The fund cannot be released unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines but unfortunately I learnt that his supposed next of kin(his son and wife) died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim .It is therefore upon this discovery that I now decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin (I want to present you as his business associate )to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and I don't want this money to go into the Bank treasury as unclaimed Bill. 

The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained Unclaimed after seven years, the money will be transferred into the Bank treasury as unclaimed fund.. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Burkina be cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner.

I agree that 35% of this money will be for you as foreign partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account, 10 % will be set aside for expenses incurred during the business and 55% would be for me . There after I will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated. Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to your account as arranged, you must apply first to the bank as next of kin of the deceased customer. 

Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text of the application. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch free and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required arrangements have been made for the transfer.. 

I expect that you contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter, and send me your personal data including your international passport before i send you the full details for continuation of this transaction. 

Hoping to hear from you immediately. 

Yours faithfully, 
Dr.Kabo Uago
Accounts & Audit Department, 
Bank of Africa .
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Spam

Anyway, I replied to the third mail titled 'Your Urgent Response' and got their reply :)

Reply from Adrian And Gillian Bayf

Hello

Now taking into cognizance the nature of the funds, United Kingdom Financial Security Act requires International beneficiaries like you to make direct contact to remittance department in your country, who will be responsible for clearing the cheque in England before the funds can be transferred to your designated account anywhere in your country. I have therefore included a Donation Code Number to this message [bayford/231/2012BDB] which should be kept strictly confidential as you will use it in receiving your donation. You are to contact the management of RESERVE BANK FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT. immediately as they have been authorized to clear the cheque and dispatch the funds to you after you must have contacted them and concluded all modalities associated with the delivery of the funds.

Please remember that the objective of this donation to you is to make a notable change in the standard of living of the less privileged people all around your region before the end of the year. Note that you have only been chosen to receive this donation once, which means that subsequent yearly donation might not get to you again so we advise you to take your time and thought in spending the donation wisely on projects that will last your community for a long time to come.

Kindly allow me to inform you that just last month alone, I and my wife, discovered a huge number of double claims due to beneficiary's informing close friends’ relatives, attorneys and third parties about their donations. As a result, these close friends, relatives, attorneys and third parties tried to claim the donation sum on behalf of the real recipients thereby causing problems for the payout bank/security courier company. Please be informed that any double claim discovered in the disbursement process, will certainly result to the cancellation of that particular donation, making a loss for both the double claimer and the real beneficiary, as it is taken that the real recipient was the informer to the double claimer about the donation. So you are hereby advised to keep your information strictly confidential until your claim has been fully recovered.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
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RESERVE BANK FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT
Contact Officer: Mr. Samson Philips
Email: samson.phils@accountant.com
Telephone: +91 8588979839
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Please note that upon your contact with Mr Samson Philips you are to provide him with your Donation Code Number [bayford/231/2012BDB] so that he can verify your identity with the details we sent over to their office a while ago. Please endeavor to keep us fully informed on all developments with the security courier company so that we can also monitor the delivery process through a feedback from you.

Your follow up and full cooperation is highly anticipated.

Best Regards
Adrian And Gillian Bayford.
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I sent a mail to 'Samson Phils' with my 'Donation Code Number and got reply:

Reply from Samson Phils:

Good Day Anjana Narayanan,

I have receive your mail and your Donation Code Number is [bayford/231/2012BDB] has been verified and cleared for payment, Please note that we have to register your Donation with the Finance Ministry first before onward transfer to your account. You are to fill the details below and send a scan copy of your valid Identity Card to me as soon as possible. Fill the Registration Form:

Your Full Name* ............................
Your Email* ................................
Your Full Telephone* ........................................
Mobile No*.......................................
Your Address* ............................................
Your City* .............................................
State/Province* ....................................
Postcode*...............................
Fax Number ........................................
Date of Birth *...........................................
Monthly Income*.........................................
Occupation*............................................
Position*.................................
Amount Expected*....................
Amount*................................
Next of Kin* .........................................
Passport size photograph (attachment)............

Identification proof (Mandatory)*...........................

Thanks
Samson Phils
Foreign Remittance Department
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Hmm...guess I should stop replying to this mail since they asked a scan copy of my Identity Card :( Hope you enjoyed reading this 'spam mail series'. Beware of emails that request confidential information. Vigilance is the best defense against phishing scams.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Anjana Narayanan,

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