Friday, January 25, 2008

I'm Very Much Alive

Despite a Spam message that I got at work stating that I had died.

Yes, you can imagine my shock.

It was obviously a scam, as the email was poorly written and was explaining that someone else was trying to claim my "check." All I had to do was pay a small fee to collect it for myself instead.

Yeah.

Here's the email. It's awesome. (Sorry for the all caps, but that's how it came and I don't want to retype it.)

ATTENTION;

I AM SORRY TO TELL YOU IF THIS IT'S NOT TRUE.

WE RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM A LADY CALLED, MISS CAROL BECKY, SHE CALLED US YESTERDAY WITH THIS TELEPHONE NUMBER:8668623100 IFORMING US THAT YOU ARE DEAD SINCE LAST YEAR, SHE SAID THAT WE SHOULD SEND HER YOUR CHEQUE TO HER HOME ADDRESS: 1011 S 7TH ST. WATERTOWN, WI 53094, USA, BECAUSE SHE IS YOUR NEXT OF KIN BENEFICIARY TO YOU, AND SHE ALSO TOLD US THAT YOU INSTRUCTED HER TO CLAIM YOUR PROPERTIES INCLUDING YOUR MONEY IN CASE YOU ARE NOT HERE TO BE FOUND ON EARTH.

SHE DID ALSO SAID SHE KNEW SHE WAS GOING TO SPEND SOME MONEY TO GET THE CHEQUE BECAUSE YOU TOLD HER SOMETHING LIKE THAT AND I SHOULD LET HER KNOW THE COST, PLEASE LET THE APEX COURIER COMPANY VERIFY IF THIS IS TRUE OR NOT BECUASE I CONFUSED NOW ABOUT THIS CLIAMS'YOU ARE ADVICE TO SEND YOUR ADDRESS TO APEX COURIER COMPANY FOR THEM TO PROCEED ON YOUR DELIVERY BUT FOR YOUR INFROMATION YOU ARE TO PAY FOR THE PROCESSING FEE WHICH WILL NOT COST YOU MUCH YOU ARE ADVICE TO SEND YOUR ADDRESS AND CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER TO THE APEX COURIER COMPANY FOR THEM TO PROCEED ON YOUR DELIVERY OF YOUR CHEQUE WITHOUT ANY DELAY CONTACT APEX DELIVEY COMPANY IMMEDIATELY. FIND BELOW THE CONTACT DETAILS OF THE APEX COURIER COMPANY.

4 comments:

Bo Knows said...

Can you believe there are people who actually respond to messages like that? I'm glad you're still living!

Robin said...

that guy seriously needs a copy editor.

glad you are still among the living.

stephinbham said...

No, I can't believe people fall for it!

I'm obviously hard to track down as I am not to be found here on this Earth.

Summah said...

Maybe you should donate anyway. I'm sure that the poor fifth grader who wrote this is in desperate need of fundage for a better education.