The Spam Report: Day #21: "Dear Friend"

Published On: Oct 29 2013 04:17:41 PM CDT
Computer
MY DESK: MADISON -

Thanks go out to Bob K. in Oregon for providing us with today's material. It's an email he got late last week, telling him that he'd been found after "an extensive on-line search" to serve as a conduit for someone who wanted to donate $10,500,000.

I could point out problems that jump out at me like the sender's email is different from the email he was asked to contact or the fact it's titled "Dear Friend" to someone the sender's never met, but I'll leave it as simply as this.

No one legitimate is going to approach you blindly after finding you online and offer to give you $10,500,000 to donate on your behalf. That's just not going to happen.

Thanks for sending this over to me, Bob. Neither of us want anyone else to fall for this.

Take care,

Adam

Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 09:18:20 -0300
From: comissao.local@valenca.ifbaiano.edu.br
Subject: Dear Friend!!!

Dear Beloved.

I got your details after an extensive on-line search Via (Network
Power Charitable Trust) for a reliable person, I'm Mrs.Caro Hu, a 62
years old dying woman who was diagnosed for cancer about 2 years ago,I
have decided to donate ($10,500,000.00) to you for charitable
goals.Contact my lawyer if you are interested in carrying out this
task, so that he can arrange the release of the funds to you. Name:
Barrister Tan Yu Phuong Esq: E-mail (barristerphuonnguyen@aol.com)
Tel: +855-9786-96276

Thank you and God bless you.

Mrs.Caro Hu.