The other day I received this gem, allegedly from one JAMES B. COMEY, JR, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FBI. It's one of the longest of its type I have ever received, nine paragraphs in total but having consigned it to my spam folder I feel like repenting and keeping it for posterity, among others it included these two wonderful paragraphs -
More so, we were advised to warn our dear citizens who must have been
informed of their contract payment from Bank of African, to be very
careful prior to the on-going internet irregularities, so that they would
not fall victim of ugly circumstances. In case they are already dealing
with anybody or office from the Bank of African are strictly advised to
STOP further communication with them in their best interest and thereby
contact the real Wood Forest National Bank via the below information:
NAME: MR. Timothy Hicks
OFFICE ADDRESS: Wood Forest National Bank Ohio
Central Business District,
Apart from being amused at the thought that any officer of the FBI would address me as 'dear citizen' - friendly alien possibly - I really feel that a presumably international bank would have their own email address system rather than depend on Google.
Incidentally, has anybody else noticed a trend in 419 type emails to include the complete text in the subject box while leaving the message space empty ? I have had several like this in the last couple of months and wondered about the significance.
Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 06 July 2016 - 07:38 PM.
Email address neutralised