MY DESK: MADISON -

Pretty much every spam/scam email we put forward here requires a suspension of reality. It preys on your ability to distance yourself from the rational thoughts which tell you that no one is going to send you an email out of the blue offering you millions of dollars or offering you money if you'll somehow be a stand-in for a long-lost relative that you've never met and genealogists would never be able to find.

However, today's submission from Jim Cardigan takes the delusion level of these spam/scam emails to a new height. Jim is being promised $850,000 and it's "actually been authorized by the presidency."

Yes folks, you read that right. Barack Obama, who seems kind of busy, is somehow authorizing $850,000 to Jim.

Forget everything else in this email. Nothing else matters. Let's just put it this way: the President is not going to authorize sending you money. I know you likely have some issues you'd enjoy speaking to him about, but that's likely not going to happen either.

Just hit delete. Hope you had a nice weekend.

Adam

Date: Wed, 21 May 2014 06:46:01 +0000
Subject: ATTN: YOUR PAYMENT ATM CARD.
From: number09@terra.com.ar
To:

ATTN:YOUR PAYMENT ATM CARD.

RE: IRREVOCABLE RELEASE OF YOUR PAYMENT

We have actually been authorized by the presidency, and the governing board of Uba bank to investigate the unnecessary delay of your payment, Recommend and approve your claims for payment if certified as genuine.

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 money into their private accounts,

we are happy to inform you that based on our commendation/instructions; your entire Inheritance value $850.000.00 dollars has been credited in your favor through BANK ATM MASTER CARD which you can withdraw in any ATM Cash Point Machine Worldwide through ATM Payment Center mode, but the maximum amount you will be receiving is($5000 dollars)every day.

You are therefore advised to contact (DR) EDDY IBE the Director of the International Audit unit ATM Payment Center,

DR: EDDY IBE
E-mail: ( office.file010@ciudad.com.ar )
TEL PHONE: +229-9852-1182

NOTE: YOU SHOULD FURNISH REV (DR) EDDY IBE WITH YOUR CORRECT CONTACT INFORMATION.

1. YOUR FULL NAME...
2. YOUR COUNTRY...
3. YOUR HOME ADDRESS...
4. YOUR CURRENT TELEPHONE NUMBER...
5. A COPY OF YOUR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT OR ID...

YOURS.
CAPT.A.GEORGE ROBERT