Friday, August 26, 2011
419 scammers are one of the problems with the internet, one targets George Laird email account, if you want to yank their chain, feel free!
It’s Friday, a time when grown men and women wait for the 5 o’clock bell before the weekend kicks off.
But let us not forget wickedness!
I got this email below from a 419 scammer.
So, here it is in full below, if anyone wants to yank his chain and use up his computer time asking daft questions then please feel free, you will be doing a public service.
“From: Barr. Benson Smith (ES.Q)
Before proceeding, i want to plead that If this project acquaintance offends your moral values, please do accept my sincere apology.
As a matter of urgency, A client of mine Mr. Bowlin whom here shall be referred to as my client, Passed-on as a result of health reasons on November 2004.
His ill health was due to the death of all the members of his family in the Gulf Air Flight Crashes in Persian Gulf near Bahrain Aired August 23, 2000 -2:50 p.m. ET as reported in Cnn:/0008/23/bn.08.html
I have reached you to assist in distributing the capital deposit left behind by my client before it is confiscated or declared unserviceable by the institution where this deposit valued at Seventeen Million is lodged.
This institution has issued me a notice to contact the successor, or the deposit will be confiscated. My intention to contacting you is to seek your consent to present you as the rightful successor of my late client, so that the proceeds can be paid to you. Then we can share the amount on a mutually agreed-upon percentage.
All paper works to justify this project as my client's successor will be secured gradually and forwarded to you, All that is needed of you is honesty to enable us see this project through. This will be concluded under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.
Please contact me at once to indicate your interest.
Reply me through this my most private
Barr. Benson Smith (ES.Q)
Clearly a scammer using a Russian email account, these people send thousands out so, the more people who reply and ask questions the less crime they get to commit against others.
Anyway, if you want to help out and possibly save someone being ripped off then a few minutes is all it takes.
Having said that, it’s Friday and I want to go get a kebab, salad, no sauce and a can of irn bru.
I checked their IP address, it is 18.104.22.168 which puts them in Thailand, State/Region: Krung Thep, City: Bangkok.
Obviously brains are in short supply.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University