I’m sure you have recieved fake emails and sometimes may wonder if anybody falls for these scams. One of the most popular … or unpopular was the Nigerian Prince scam, which turned out to be some guy from Louisiana. You can learn more about his arrist HERE via a post by mashbable.
I personally like reading these emails and sometimes talking back to the attacker with the goal of wasting thier time. This is known as Scambating and one website to learn more about that is http://www.419eater.com/. The concept works by absorbing an attacker’s time so they don’t spend time on real victims. Its also pretty damn fun.
Some of the stories used by phishers are pretty entertaining. I thought to share this one since its contains some drama. According to this guy, he is the personal secretary to the senate president of Bukola Saraki. He will get thrown in jail if they find out about an approve multi-million dollar deal he wants to bank on. Sounds legit right?
Please share your fun scam emails as comments for this as well.
GOOD-DAY TO YOU. PLEASE I AM SORRY IF I DO BULGE INTO YOUR CONVENIENCE BUT THIS WAS AS A RESULT OF THE SITUATION I DISCOVERED THIS MORNING WHILE DISCHARGING MY OFFICIAL
DUTIES WITH THE PRESIDENCY.
FIRST, MY NAME IS DR. MRS. JOY EDET, I AM PERSONAL SECRETARY TO THE SENATE PRESIDENT SENATOR BUKOLA SARAKI. WELL WHILE I CAME TO THE OFFICE THIS MORNING MY BOSS AS I MENTIONED BEFORE DIRECTED ME TO BURN DOWN ALL THE FILES IN HIS CUPBOARD AND DUST THE ENTIRE OFFICE.
WHILE I WAS DOING THIS IT OCCURRED IN MY MIND TO GO THROUGH ONE OF THE FILES BEFORE BURNING THEM SO WHILE GOING THROUGH IT I DISCOVERED THAT IT WAS RELATED TO A CERTAIN PAYMENT OF
ABOUT $10.5 MILLION DOLLARS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN APPROVED AND PROGRAMMED IN AN AUTOMATIC TELLER MACHINE POPULARLY KNOWN AS ATM CARD AND IT WAS DESIGNED IN YOUR NAME AND FAVOR.
I QUICKLY CONSULTED ONE OF MY FELLOW STAFF IN THE PERSON OF MR. IDRIS YARO WHO WAS TOO CLOSE TO THE PRESIDENT AND MY BOSS AND HE TOLD ME IN CONFIDENCE THAT THE SENATE PRESIDENT DIRECTED ME TO DESTROY THOSE FILES SO THAT THEY CAN DIVERT THE FUNDS INTO THERE OWN DOMICILIARY ACCOUNT ABROAD WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE FEDERATION AS WHEN THE FILES ARE BEEN SEARCHED FOR AND COULDN’T BE FOUND, IT WILL BE DECLARED THAT THE PAYMENT HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE BENEFICIARY AS THERE WILL BE NO FILES TO GET THIS CONFIRMED.
PLEASE DO KNOW THAT THIS VITAL INFORMATION IS STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL SO IF YOU WANT TO MAKE USE OF IT FINE ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS TO GET BACK TO ME AND I SHALL DIRECT YOU ON HOW YOU WILL RECEIVE THE CARD AND THE FUNDS CONFIDENTIALLY BUT IF YOU DON’T NEED IT PLEASE DO NOT DISCLOSE THIS INFORMATION TO ANYONE AS MY LIFE AND JOB WILL BE AT STAKE. I KNOW MY COUNTRY AND THE LEADERS THEY DON’T MIND TO ROT ME IN JAIL.
I KNOW THAT I HAVE GIVEN OUT TO YOU A VITAL INFORMATION THAT WILL LEAD YOU TO GREATER HEIGHTS IN FUTURE. LIKE I REQUESTED BEFORE, PLEASE LET THIS MATTER REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL BUT
I ASSURE YOU THAT YOUR FILE AND CARD ARE RIGHT NOW SAFE IN MY HOUSE AND I WILL KEEP IT FOR YOU. I LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING YOUR RESPONSE.
THANK AND GOD BLESS YOU.
DR. MRS. JOY EDET.