Tuesday, 1 April 2014

As the world implodes we all fall in to it and we can't go home...

I have just received the below, verbatim, in my inbox.

JP MORGAN CHASE BANK
7, MARKET STR, ALEXANDRIA BAY,
SY, NY 13202 USA
Tel: (315) 307-2061

FROM MR. JAMES DOTSON,

I AM MR. JAMES DOTSON, ASST. DIR, JP MORGAN CHASE BANK NY. PLEASE READ THIS MAIL CAREFULLY AND PROCEED TO RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENT WORTH OF $19,000.000.00 PAYMENT. FOLLOWING THIS YEAR'S (2014) REVIEW OF THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL MATTERS AND JUST CONCLUDED INVESTIGATIONS BY THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION, IT IS REVEALED THAT YOUR EMAIL IS AMONG THE LIST OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER RECEIVED ANY OF THEIR PAYMENTS AMONG LOTTERY, INHERITANCE, COMPENSATION AND AWARDED CONTRACT FUNDS AND VICTIMS WHO HAVE LOST A LOT OF MONEY TO SCAMMERS WHILE TRYING TO CLAIM THEIR FUNDS. IN VIEW OF THE FOREGOING, A NEW PAYMENT OF US$19,000,000.00 HAS BEEN APPROVED IN YOUR FAVOR THEREFORE COOPERATE WITH US TO ENABLE YOU RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENT WITHOUT DELEY

RIGHT NOW WE HAVE ARRANGED YOUR PAYMENT OF $19, MILLION DOLLARS THROUGH OUR SWIFT PAYMENT CENTER AND YOU ARE INSTRUCTED FROM THE PAYMENT PANEL COMMITTEE TO FURNISH THIS OFFICE WITH THE REQUIRED INFORMATION BELOW TO ENABLE US START THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PAYMENT.

1) FULL NAME
2) ADDRESS WERE YOU WANT US TO SEND THE ATM CARD
3) PHONES
4) FAX NUMBER
5) YOUR AGE
6)  CURRENT OCCUPATION
7) ATTACH COPY OF YOUR IDENTIFICATION

PLEASE DO PROVIDE THE ABOVE INFORMATION ACCURATELY, BECAUSE THIS OFFICE CANNOT AFFORD TO BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY WRONG PAYMENT OF FUNDS. THANKS FOR BANKING WITH CHASE BANK WHILE WE LOOK FORWARD SERVING YOU WITH THE BEST OF OUR SERVICE.

NOTE: THOUSANDS OF FRAUDSTERS HAVE BEEN USING THIS METHOD IN SCAMMING MOST FOREIGN CREDITORS, WHICH WE HAVE IN THE PAYMENT LIST HERE IN OUR OFFICE. WE USE THIS MEDIUM TO INFORM YOU THAT ANY MAIL THAT DO NOT COME WITH THE NEW COMMUNICATION CODE: (JPMCB/FBI/EFCC/NY) IS FALSE. IN THIS CASE, YOU’RE ADVICE NOT TO RESPOND TO ANY MAIL THAT DOES NOT COME WITH THE ABOVE COMMUNICATION CODE FOR SAFETY PURPOSE.

LOOKING FORWARD TO SERVE YOU BETTER.

THANKS

I would like to say that no one falls for this but sadly but my job regularly puts me in direct contact with those that do. Come on people, the world is a scary and naughty place. This email has such awful spelling and sentences which make no sense.

A little bit of common sense on behalf of people would make this whole problem go away as if no one was replying to these things it would no longer make sense for the spammers to send them out.

*sigh*

4 comments:

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  2. One of the easiest ways I tell people to notice the duffs, does it say your full name in at all? No.

    (Can't say they make the commenting, using a Google account the most straight forward! Had to delete the first one as it just labeled it unknown, had to manually set my name on my profile (doesn't use G+ profiles?!, then re comment :P)

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  3. This will make you smile too: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26818745

    Finally they've done some one for these stupid telephone call 'you have a virus!' scams.

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  4. About bloody time too. Yes doesn't seem to integrate with the rest of Google world well :/

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