Friday, December 15, 2006

How stupid do you think I am?

There must be some really, REALLY stupid people in the world. I get phishing emails all the time...along with a large amount of generic spam.....but this one I received today made me snort my coffee out of my nose:

Hello

My Name is Dr.Johnson Michael From Harlsden, North West London , here in England. I work for Natwest Bank Corporation London. I am writing you from my office that will be of an imense benefit to both of us. In my department,being the assistant manager (Greater London Regional Office), I discovered an abandoned sum of $12.5 million USA Dollars (Twelve million five hundred thousand Usa Dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers Late Mr.Thompson Morrison American citizen who unfortunately lost his life in the plane crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 which crashed on January 31 2000, including his wife and only daughter.

The choice of contacting you is aroused from the geograpgical nature of where you live, particularly due to the sensivity of the transaction. and the confidentiality herein. Now our bank has been waiting for any of the relatives to come-up for the claim but nobody has done that.

I personally has been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for 2 years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin /Will Beneficiary to the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at 12.5 Million Dollars can be paid to you. This will be disbursed or shared in these percentages,60% to me and 40% to you.

I have secured all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up this claim we are making. All i need is to fill in your names to the ducuments and legalise it in the court here to prove you as the legitimate beneficiary. All I require now is your honest Co-operation, Confidentiality and Trust to enable us see this transaction through.

I guarantee you that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.

Please,provide me the following: as we have 5 days to run it through. this is very very URGENT PLEASE.

1. Full Name
2. Your Telephone Number
3. Your Contact Address.

Your urgent response will be highly anticipated and appreciated.

Best regards,

Dr.Johnson Michael


Hilarious! Does anyone actually actually fall for this sort of crap? I'm sure he really is the assistant manager of some department in the Natwest bank in London - I mean, you can just tell by his spelling, grammar and punctuation that he's a pinstriped suit-wearing, successful British banking executive, can't you? Ooh, and he's a DOCTOR! That cinches it - he must be genuine.

So...let's see, 40% of $12.5 million is ....*presses calculator buttons* ....$5 million. Hmm...I could really use $5 million. Tough decision, but I think I'll pass.

1 comment:

liz said...

Thats hilarious!! I'm sure there actually ARE some dimwits out there who fall for that stuff. Liz.

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