If you ever played football as a kid, and I mean as a pretty little kid, pre-pads and helmets and the like, you are aware of the play I'll call: Go to the tree, turn around, run your guy into Jimmy's guy and then, look for the ball. I'll get it to you.
It has not led me to the NFL as an offensive coordinator by any means, but the name of the game with 8-year-olds playing football is deception. Fool them since we're all slow and those who are fast don't have anyone who can throw the ball far enough to take advantage of that speed.
I'm often reminded of that concept of deception as that's what we deal with every day here at the Spam Report. At their core, these emails are meant to deceive you out of money, personal information and more. But sometimes, their means to achieve that goal are also deceptive.
For example, take the email in question submitted today by Emily S. The writer throws so many different organizations and ideas at her that it's easy to gloss over the details and focus on the one tangible fact here: that being, she had been scammed out of "700,000.00GBP (Seven Hundreed Thousand Great British Pounds)."
Then again, I've never been offered "Seven Hundreed" anythings before. However, I have been "defrauded and abandoned by some impostors who indiscriminately use the name of God, Office of Governors, Presidency, Banks etc..."
Pot meet kettle.
Reading things carefully on the front end saves you all sorts of headaches on the back end in life. Details do matter.
Thanks Emily for submitting this.
If you have an email you want to warn your neighbors about, please send it to me: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
From: UNITED NATION AND WORLD BANK
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 9:30 AM Subject: KINDLY ACT FOR THE RELEASE OF YOUR FUND
Take note that the United Nation as well as the World Bank has set up a committee which extend to all countries in the world. This combined with the United Nation Anti-Crime Commission to compensate you for been defrauded and abandoned by some impostors who indiscriminately use the name of God, Office of Governors, Presidency, Banks etc...
We also have endorsed your payment to Royal Bank Of Scotland to release your payment to you without prejudice, and will need a confirmation of all your communication until you finally receive your payment so as to investigate more, to find out more facts on this issues, it will be well appreciated if you can provide us some vital information on how you have been scammed or the delay in paying out your outstanding fund to you.
The UK Government is using this opportunity to compensate the entire victim who have been scammed, also to those who have not been notified about there over due payment, because by the inadequate agent involve. So you are advice to contact Mr. Alfred Harry and the Amount is 700,000.00GBP (Seven Hundreed Thousand Great British Pounds).
Contact Information for admin department.
Contact Person: Harry Alfred
Phone Number: +4470359 85962
Please note that while contacting him, he will direct you to the bank...
You are advice to fill in the following, and send to Mr Harry Alfred immediately to his direct contact email.
Your Full Name: