Some more funny spam I get at enlov.
UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION
PALAIS DES NATIONS, 1211 GENEVA 10,
Dear Email Owner/Fund Beneficiary,
IRREVOCABLE PAYMENT ORDER VIA ATM CARD
We have actually been authorized by the newly appointed United Nation secretary general, and the governing body of the UNITED NATIONS Monetary Unit, to investigate the unnecessary delay on your payment, recommended and approved in your favor. During the course of our investigation, we discovered with dismay that your payment has been unnecessarily Delayed by corrupt officials of the Bank who are Trying to divert your funds into their private accounts.To forestall this, security for your funds was organized in the form of your personal Identification number (PIN) ATM CARD and this will enable only you to have direct Control over your funds in the ATM CARD. We will monitor this payment ourselves to avoid the hopeless situation created by the Officials of the bank. An irrevocable payment guarantee has been issued by the World Bank Group and the
International Monetary Fund (IMF) on your Payment. However, we are happy to inform you that based on our recommendation/Instructions; your complete Inheritance funds have been credited in your favor through ATM VISA CARD.
You are therefore advice to contact:Barr. Victor Wesley.Director ATM Payment Department(Royal Bank of Scotland United Kingdom) Email Address: (firstname.lastname@example.org) Contact him now for the delivery of your ATM Card. As soon as you establish a contact with him, an ATM card will be issued to you immediately which you can use to withdraw your funds in any Bank ATM Machine in your Country, but the maximum is $5000 per day. So if you like to receive your funds through this means you’re advised to contact him with the following information as stated below:
1. Your Full Name:
2. Address Where You Want the Courier Company to Send Your ATM Card
To or (P.O Box)
3. Your Age/ Sex:
5. Telephone/Mobile Number:
7. Country:NOTE:You are advised to furnish Barr. Victor Wesley. With your correct and valid details. Also be informed that the amount to be paid to you is Ј1,000,000,00GBP. We expect your urgent response to this email to enable us monitor this payment effectively thereby making contact with Barr. Victor Wesley. As directed to avoid further delay.
UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION
“Barr.“? Is that short for “Barrister”? Methinks this reveals the origin of this email in Africa, where a spammer might use such Britishisms.
Another started with a subject line of
GOOD DAY, MAY ALLAH BLESS YOU !?
The entire email reads
Allah Bless You,My names are Mr. Saeed Ahmed, a Real Estate Agent in UNITED ARAB EMIRATE UAE. I have been Diagnosed with Oesophageal Cancer. I have been on Medical Treatment after which it was confirmed by my Doctor that I have Cancer in 2012. I want to Donate the sum of 18 Million Dollars to you. I saw a profile of you on the net. I hope that God directed me to the right person that will use these Funds to Fund Orphanage Homes, Help the Needy and Widows. I want you to respond back to me as soon as possible for more information if you are interested. If not, then do not bother to write back. I will keep praying that God direct me until maybe I get an email from you. Contact me through my private Email Address: [ email@example.com ]
Thank you for reading my email.
Mr. Saeed Ahmed
IMPORTANT: This transmission is for use by the intended
recipient and it may contain privileged, proprietary or
confidential information. If you are not the intended
recipient or a person responsible for delivering this
transmission to the intended recipient, you may not
disclose, copy or distribute this transmission or take
any action in reliance on it. If you received this transmission
in error, please dispose of and delete this transmission.
I apparently need to dispose of and delete that email. Oops.
Another (emphasis mine, both bold and italics):
we humbly bring to your notice that African Development Bank has chosen you by the board of committee on Appropriation And Finance as one of the first recipients of this year Third quarter Contract payment Program.
In regards to the recent meeting between the United Nations and the United States Government to restore the dignity and Economy of the Nations and also based on the agreement with the World Bank Assistance to help and make the world a better place for all with the sole aim of abolishing poverty i send you this mail.
We have been having series of meetings for the passed 10 months which ended yesterday.This email is to all the people that have lost their properties in the earthquakes and tsunami and people that have been scammed in any part of the world, the UNITED NATIONS have agreed to compensate them with the sum of US$2.500,000.00 (Two Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars).
Your name and email was in the list submitted by our Monitoring Team of Economic and Financial Crime Commission observers and this is why we are contacting you, this have been agreed upon and have been signed.
You are advised to contact our representative, contact him immediately for your Cheque/ ATM CARD of USD$2 500,000.00 (Two Million Five Hundred and Thousand United States Dollars) This funds are in a atm card for security purpose so he will send it to you.
Reverend Reverend Dr.James Peter
Director, ATM payment department
email address / firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel No +229 6868 6809
Bellow information needed for your claims.
Residential Address (No P.O.Box)
Note,it is your responsiblity for the payment of the courier service fee for the delivery to your address.
ATM PAYMENT DEPARTMENT
AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
Note that each of the first three paragraphs tells a completely different story with regards to how I have come across the $2,500,000, and each is inconsistent with the others. Also, our ATM payment director is clearly German (although Wikipedia tells me that a Methodist minister with a doctorate is in fact addressed as “the Reverend Doctor”).
The origins of the emails: the first comes from UK and France (or at least, uses emails at yahoo.co.uk and yahoo.fr), the third comes from an Iranian domain, and the second, oddly enough, comes from a domain belonging to the Pan American Health Organization, which appears to be an actual subsidiary of the World Health Organization. Additionally, the name given in the From field of the email is one Consuelo Tonato, who is the real, actual, Executive Secretary to the Director of PAHO (link, ctrl+f her name).
So it looks like sometimes spammers hijack real emails instead of making their own accounts. Keep your networks and accounts secure!