Some of the scam emails I receive are hilarious.
I decided to share some of them today, and it is quite unfortunate that the more ridiculous ones have been deleted from my spam folder.
I still found some ridiculous ones nonetheless, that you should check out.
But what do these guys think; that we are going to fall for such silly and shallow tricks?
I don’t know about others, but I’m not that gullible.
Anyway, here we go:
This was from
Subject: (Deposit) Paypal Payment Received
This is to notify you of an incoming Paypal payment.
TRANSACTION ID: 57RE2XP5834TU586LB41
Your account has been credited with $21,520.81
CHECK HERE NOW
What the heck! So I did nothing and just earned over $20k from the god of money.
Woe betide you if you receive such emails and you click on the link!
This one is hilarious. One thing I’ve noticed about these scammers is that they often use the titles Mr. or Mrs! Haha is that supposed to make it look official, legit or something?
Check it out:
Bank Of Africa (B.O.A)
Burkina Faso OuagadougouSubject: Assalamu AlaikumMy Dear Friend,Please I want you to read this letter very carefully and I must apologize for barging this message into your mail box without any formal introduction due to the urgency and confidential of this issue and I know that this message will come to you as a surprise. Please this is not a joke and I will not like you to joke with it.
I am Mr Omra Musa Manager in Bank Of Africa (B.O.A) Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. I Hoped that you will not expose or betray this trust and confident that I am about to establish with you for the mutual benefit of you and I. This fund was deposited in our bank by Mr. Kattan Azmal from Jordan who died in a plane crash in 2000 Tbm 700 aircraft on 31st July with his wife and the whole crew on board.
I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of ($15) million USD into your account within 14 working banking days. This money has been deposited for years in our Bank without claim due to the owner of this fund died along with his entire family in an air crash since July 31st 2000.
The reason why i contacted you is that after the bank audit in 24th of November, we found out that this fund has remained unclaimed since the death of the deceased costumer.
I want our bank to release this fund to you as the nearest person to our deceased customer while i come over to your country to share this fund with you as soon as you confirm this fund into your account and ask me to come over. I don’t want the money to go into our Bank treasure as an abandoned fund. So this is the reason why i contacted you so that our bank will release this money to you as the next of kin to the deceased customer. Please I would like you to keep this proposal as a top secret and delete it if you are not interesting.
Upon the receipt of your reply and indication of your capability, i will give you full details on how the business will be executed and also note that you will have 50% of the above mentioned sum if you agree to handle this business with me while 50% be for me, Because i don’t want anyone here in our bank to know my involvement until you confirm this fund into your account and ask me to come over for the sharing as I indicated.
I am looking forward to hear from you immediately for further information
THE REQUESTED INFORMATIONS BELOW
1. FULL NAME…………..
2. TELEPHONE NUMBERS/MOBILE/FAX…….
3. YOUR AGE……
4. YOUR SEX………
5. YOUR OCCUPATION……..
6. YOUR COUNTRY AND CITY……
7. YOUR HOME ADDRESS……..
8. MARITAL STATUS…………
Mr Omra Musa
you can reply to my private email address at firstname.lastname@example.org
I don’t think a 2 year old would even fall for this.
From Mrs Aicha Mohamed “www.”@coffee.ocn.ne.jp
This is to Inform you that an ATM Card Number: 4283 0830 7403 4242 worth $3.5Million US Dollars has been accredited by the Federal Government of Benin Republic as Fund Compensation currently approved in your favour. The package has been released today for delivery. You are receiving this email message in order to fully compensate victims that have had problems receiving their funds or lost funds in the process. We the United Bank for Africa registered under Benin Republic government is charged to deliver your ATM visa Card package to you.
Please provide the below information as listed
Full Names: /
Home Address: /
Mobile Telephone Number: /
Kindly Note that the delivery of your ATM visa Card is still on hold pending when we receive the above information from you to process the package. further details will be sent to you after this time out.
Fund Remittance Officer
United bank for Africa
hehe, just one comment for this : Fool!
From : Brendan Gallagher, profit
Title: Wire Payment: $1,288,183.63
I want to pay you $1,288,183.63 USD today,
do you want it? If so, it’s yours. It’s my
way of thanking you:
==>> Click here to claim your payment
Just follow the video instructions on that
page, and you should be sorted by tonight.
No comments for this!
From:Cynthia Johnson “www.”@solid.ocn.ne.jp
Subject: CONTACT WESTERN UNION DIRECTOR FOR YOUR TRANSFER
Send Money World Wide
From The Western Union®Cashier Transfer
Office Address No 85655 paperbark, carer ranee
Careefou, turbocharge, park, road Cotonou Benin
Attention Dear Beneficiary Receiver,
I knew that this message will going to surprised you as you never receive before because we have already sent you $5,000.00 USD through Western union as we have been mandated by
United Nations which are supporting individual due to the worldwide economy meltdown, to transfer to you the full compensation sum payment of $2.5 Million US Dollars via western
union by this government authorization.
In this regards, We decided to email the relevant details for you to be able to pick up this $5,000.00 USD MTCN745-0862-639 to enable us send another $5,000.00 USD by tomorrow
as you know we will be sending you only $5,000.00 USD per day until your total amount of your money worth of Two Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars is
completely transferred to your receiver,
I want you to contact Western Union Director Mr Payet John Via This E-mail email@example.com Also send him your full information with the following below
(1)Your Full Name=============
(2)Mobile Phone Number======
(3)Current Home Address========
Your funds amount deposited in western union is Two Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars, Remember to indicate the registration code of EB8053 to send to him,
Let me know once you starting receiving your money from western union director Payet John,
Mrs Cynthia Johnson
General Secretary Office
Thank you Mrs.Cynthia, thank you UN, thank you Western Union, thank you Payet John, but get your silly asses out of the internet cafe and go find work to do.
From: Bishop smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: “international conference”
When: Saturday, 28 October 2017
05:00 AM to 05:30 AM
(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time – Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London
Hello! I’m Miss Bishop smith from Washington DC,USA and CANADA,I work with The World Vision International as a Programmer and Reporter, Project Scheme for Developing Countries of The World,The WVI Company requires Representatives with NO WORK EXPERIENCE for all kinds of people. ( W.V.I) wish to invite you for this great international conference which i will be privileged to attend in Africa Asia, USA I recommend you to attend if you wish, you don’t need to worry air/tickets, accommodations and feeding will be taking care of throughout the approved participant’s stay for the conference in the United States You can contact my private E mails, email@example.com Thanks Regards, Bishop smith Employment In World Vision International USA and CANADA
Hehe I see Miss Bishop! This time around it wasn’t a Mrs, but a Miss!
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Nonsense, you want me to deposit more than 5 Bitcoins so you make away with it! To hell with your bonus!
From: Patricia Clark firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Paypal Payment Reminder
We are writing to remind you of a payment that you
have received through PayPal.
Claim Payment Here
Thank you Patricia, I am not interested. Take that money back and use it yourself.
That is my gift to you for Christmas.