Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Who on earth falls for this stuff?

Ok, I know I'm not supposed to be blogging and all but there are just some things you have to post.

I received an email today that immediately got kaboshed and thrown into my spam filter. It's certainly not the first email of this type that I have received and so, it got me to thinking: does anyone actually fall for this stuff?

I mean, if they continue to send these blatantly obvious attempts to engage you in giving up your identity and oodles of your hard earned money, then somebody, somewhere must be willing to fall for it.

I don't get it, though. I guess I just can't believe that anyone is this stupid.


From Zenith Bank ATM s
From: Mr Tony Elumelu
Remittance Manager
Zenith Bank Of Nigeria.
Email: tonyelumeluzenithbank@yahoo.pl
Phone Number: 234-808-507-4105

Attention: Beneficiary

This is to officially inform you that we have verified your contract inheritance file presently on my desk, and I found out that you have not received your payment due to your lack of co-operation and not Fulfilling the obligations giving to you in respect to your contract /inheritance payment.

Secondly, you are hereby advice to stop dealing with some non-officials in the bank as this is an illegal act and will have to stop if you so wish to receive your payment immediately. After the board meeting held at our headquarters, we have resolved in finding a solution to your problem, and as you may know, we have arranged your payment through our SWIFT CARD PAYMENT CENTRE in Europe, America and Asia Pacific, which is then instruction given by our president, Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar Adua (GCFR) Federal Republic of Nigeria.

This card centre will send you an ATM CARD which you will use to withdraw your money in an ATM MACHINE in any part of the world, but the maximum is ($15,000.00) Five Thousand Us Dollars per transaction. So, if you like to receive your fund this way, $15,000 usd for you to withdraw for a day and each transaction is $ 5,000usd minimum which you have to withdraw $15,000 usd for one working day also be informed that the total amount in the SWIFT ATM CARD is $14.6 million usd.

(1) Your Full Name:
(2) Your Address where you want the payment centre to send your ATM CARD.:
(3) Phone and Fax Number:
(4) Age and Occupation:
(5) Your Nearest International Air Port in your City of residence:

We shall be expecting to receive your information you have stop any further communication with anybody or office. On this regards, do not hesitate to contact me for more details and direction, and also please do update me with any new development.

Thanks for your co-operation.

Best Regards,

Mr. Tony Elumelu
Remittance Manager
Zenith Bank of Nigeria


e said...

What, you don't trust Mr. Tony Elumelu of the Zenith Bank of Nigeria?? I think you have trust issues. ;o)

My most favorite one is the "FBI" fax that Chester received. Too awesome.

I mostly get spam about getting a bigger penis. Sigh.

Chester The Bear said...

I love these guys, and often correspond. They're so dumb, in the sharpest, most creative way. You should try it... include lots of cultural references (tol old TV shows etc) that they won't understand. It can be hours of fun for the whole family!

Chester The Bear said...

opps. gotta get that proof reading thing happening... tol=try.

Chester The Bear said...

i mean "oops". sorry.

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