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#1 Dragongirl

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 03:18 PM

Have you ever recived a really wierd and poorly written email from a supposedly legit company ? I have receved a few such emails, a total of three, each poorly written claming that "your parcel is in the mail, will arrive in 3 business day. see our site for traching and other information!" I got it three times, sounds like a scam to me. So I just clicked on the little checkbox and then marked it as spam. Normally spamming such emails work.

Now I wonder, what is the wierdest, and poorly written email one has gotten ?

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 03:53 PM

Weirdest one I get is that I just won the lottery in the UK. Kindda hard to win the lottery if you don't play. Not to mention the lottery in the UK

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 04:08 PM

I got a email once, saying if you sign up now to this PTC site. You will get 1$ sign up bonus. and the cashout is 100$ :/

Edited by The Stig, 20 April 2011 - 04:09 PM.


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Posted 20 April 2011 - 06:46 PM

A lot of these are scammers, in fact the majority are. If its to good to be true, it probably is. If it involved winning some sort of lottery or competition that you didnt enter, its a scam. If you dont recognize the sender, assume its a scam.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 03:07 PM

All ways do Patriot. if i didnt enter anything or buy a specific ticket then i dont even open the email.

I got one last night saying that I was set to recieve some money from someones will. again it is a scam and I reported it.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 10:18 PM

My newest weird one; Golden Palace Casino & Resort, Subjectline, "Pick your pri$e!" spelling within the email itself was very poor. instantly in the spambox.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 10:14 AM

If its too good to be true, like other members said, its probably a scam.
By "legit" companies you mean something like: stevejobs@apple.com?

If you look in the header / original mail, you can see the IP its sent from. Probably a email spoofer, like this:
http://emkei.cz/

If you really do hate them, get the IP and report it to cyberpolice.

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 02:10 PM

I received an email telling me to read the attached notice. Of course I did not open the attachment but I did use View Source which gave me the attachment text. I know it's a scam of some kind. If the FBI wants to talk to me, they have resources to aid in finding out where I live. Note that it says

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO REPLY THIS LETTER WITHIN 72HOURS, OR YOU WILL BE ARRESTED, INTERROGATED AND PROSECUTED IN THE COURT OF LAW FOR MONEY LAUNDERING.


I saw the mail about 30 minutes ago, in the Spam folder. It was received on April 3rd. OOPS, I missed the 72 hour deadline. Maybe I should call my friend the legitimate FBI agent and find out what's going on. Maybe I can set up a time for later in the week for him to show up at my house.

"Are you guilty of money laundering?"

"YES, Guilty as charged. Do you know how many times I find money in the washing machine when I take out the wet clothes to put in the dryer? Money gets laundered with ARM & HAMMERŽ Plus the Power of OxiCleanŽ Stain Fighters, Powder Detergent Fresh Scent.
The house policy is whoever finds money in the washing machine gets to keep it."


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URGENT ATTENTION: BENEFICIARY


I AM SPECIAL AGENT JOHN EDWARD FROM THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) INTELLIGENCE UNIT, WE HAVE JUST INTERCEPTED AND CONFISCATED TWO (2) TRUNK BOX AT JFK AIRPORT IN NEW YORK, AND ARE ON THE VERGE OF MOVING IT TO OUR BUREAU HEAD QUARTERS.

WE SCANNED THE SAID BOX, AND FOUND IT CONTAINS TOTAL SUM OF $4.1 MILLION AND ALSO BACKUP DOCUMENT WHICH BEARS YOUR NAME AS THE RECEIVER OF THE MONEY CONTAINED IN THE BOX, INVESTIGATIONS CARRIED OUT ON THE DIPLOMAT WHICH ACCOMPANIED THE BOX INTO UNITED STATES SAID HE WAS TO DELIVER THIS FUNDS TO YOUR RESIDENCE AS PAYMENT DUE YOU FROM THE OFFICE OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA AS UNPAID BENEFICIARY.

WE CROSS-CHECKED ALL LEGAL DOCUMENTATION IN THE BOX, AND WERE ABOUT TO RELEASE THE CONSIGNMENT TO THE DIPLOMAT WHEN WE FOUND OUT THAT THE BOX WAS LACKING ONE VERY IMPORTANT DOCUMENT WHICH MAKES US CONFISCATE THE BOX.

ACCORDING TO SECTION 229 SUBSECTION 31 OF THE 1991 CONSTITUTION IN MONEY LAUNDERING, YOUR CONSIGNMENT LACKS PROOF OF OWNERSHIP CERTIFICATE FROM THE JOINT TEAM OF THE IRS AND HOMELAND SECURITY, REPLY FOR DIRECTION ON HOW TO PROCURE THIS CERTIFICATE WHICH WILL ENABLE YOU RELIEVED OF THE CHARGES OF MONEY LAUNDERING WHICH IS A PUNISHABLE OFFENSE UNDER SECTION 12 SUBSECTION 441 OF CONSTITUTION ON MONEY LAUNDERING.

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO REPLY THIS LETTER WITHIN 72HOURS, OR YOU WILL BE ARRESTED, INTERROGATED AND PROSECUTED IN THE COURT OF LAW FOR MONEY LAUNDERING.

ALSO, YOU MUST NOT CONTACT ANY OTHER BANK OR PERSON IN NIGERIA OR UNITED KINGDOM OR ANY PART OF THE WORLD FOR ANY PAYMENT, BECAUSE YOUR PAYMENT HAVE BEEN CONFISCATED BY THIS BUREAU HERE IN THE UNITED STATES..


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Posted 24 April 2011 - 11:38 PM

whats funny, is if they were smart, the scammers would have realized the FBI would never write a letter in entirely uppercase letters. . . .

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 01:43 PM

"OFFICE OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA AS UNPAID BENEFICIARY."

Wait? I thought Nigeria's government was made up of uncountable numbers of royalty looking to reward select individuals? I feel cheated!

:D

I can see where some people would actually freak out about that, which is sad. Ignoring that part that letter is pretty hilarious.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 02:51 PM

I receive scam every once in a while.

From the classical: "your great-uncle in Nigeria died and left you 1 million bucks, we just need to complete some formalities...." to the original "your hotmail address has automatically participated in our email-lottery and guess what, you WON, we just need some data..." to "thank you for purchasing your iPhone. You paid for this product with your credit card, billing details are in the attached pdf documents (said document happened to install also a malicious file on the computer, but that wasn't mentioned)..." to the very attractive "You received a 1000$ paypal donation, to get the money, we just need some details... " (which was received by a friend of mine who hasn't a paypal account to begin with).

Usually these scams amuse me, but I try to always report them if a possibility exists to do so.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 05:50 PM

Heh, I opened my email and this was in it. And not in the spam folder either, this was directly in the Inbox

"GOLDEN TICKET CASINO" was the sender

"PICK YOUR PRI$E NOW!" was the subject line

Never bothered to open it, just hit "SPAM" and tossed it out. haven't recevied another email from them since, I don;t remember, they must be changing their adress. I got it four times in a day once, each one was spammed and added to my spamblocker

But some of these weird emails are just silly to read, some of them, like that fake FBI email, are just silly as heck.

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 05:40 PM

Groan... Spam, it never seems to end, does it? I'm constantly going into my spam folder and deleting the massive piles of crap that my G-Mail account manages to find, I gave it a custom filter to block virtually everything and it works well!
Anyway, 90% of all my spam mail is in some form of Chinese, so I can't read it, but those I can read usually follow this template:

FROM THE DESK OF
DR.GEORGE KWAME
BRANCH MANAGER
INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANK
KUMASI BRANCH GHANA.

Hello Dear

My name is DR.GEORGE KWAME , I am the branch manager of the International Commercial Bank Kumasi branch Ghana. I got your information during my search through the Internet. I am 47years of age and married with 3 lovely kids. It may interest
you to hear that I am a Man of peace and I don't want problem, but I do not know how you will feel about this because you may have double mind. But I am telling you that this is real and you are not going to regret after doing this transaction with
me. I only hope that we can assist each other. But if you don't want this business offer kindly forget it and I will not contact you again.

I have packaged a financial transaction that will benefit both of us, as the regional manager of the International Commercial Bank; it is my duty to send in a financial report to my head office in the capital city (Accra-Ghana) at the end of each year. On
the course of the last year 2010 end of last year report, I discovered that my branch in which I am the manager made six million seven hundred and fifty thousand dollar [6, 750.000.00] which my head office is not aware of it and will never be aware
of. I have since place this fund on what we call SUSPENSE ACCOUNT without any beneficiary.

As an official of the bank I can not be directly connected to this fund,so this informed me of contacting you for us to work, so that you can assist and receive this fund into your bank account for us to SHARE.Mean While you will have 45% of the total
fund, Note there are practically no risk involved, it will be bank to bank transfer, all I need from you is to stand claim as the original depositor of this fund who made the deposit with our branch so that my Head office can order the transfer to your
designated bank account.

If you accept this offer to work with me, I will appreciate it very much as soon as I receive your response I will give you details on how we can achieve it successfully.

Best Regards DR.GEORGE KWAME




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Posted 27 April 2011 - 05:51 PM

I get crap for dating sites, the usual scams, and even stuff for 55-and-up life insurance (I'm only 23).

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 02:56 AM

If I ever got something weird through an e-mail, then I'll say it's fishy and put it in the spam box.

At one point or another, I also used to never get spam. Until maybe around the whole Facebook crap where information got leaked, it probably somehow got out into circulation (as one of my other e-mails also never gets spam).

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