The Spam Report: Day #156: “YOUR URGENT REPLY NEEDED”
MY DESK: MADISON — “Sorry if you received this letter in your spam.”
That’s my takeaway from the email sent by “Mr. Yerlan Hamad,” the manager of auditing and accounting from the Bank of Africa branch in Burkina Faso. He apparently found me, his “Friend,” “while searching for a business oriented personality and you happen to be the one.”
I’m the one. I’m the one. Where was he when I was bucking the trend as a kid and not selling lemonade at a stand, but doubles of my baseball cards? I could have used that kind of business acumen back then.
Anyhow, I digress. He apologized near the end of the email if I “received this letter in your spam.” He blamed it on a “recent connection error here in my country.”
I blame it on the fact that it is what it is. If it looks like a duck, sounds like a duck, walks like a duck, it’s a duck.
Spam finds its way into a spam filter lots of the time… It did in this case and I released it just for the purposes of mocking it.
Does that make me a bad person on Channel 3’s Day of Kindness? Oh well, I’ll suffer that fate if need be.
Just hit delete.
From: Mr Yerlan Hamad [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2014 5:16 PM
Subject: YOUR URGENT REPLY NEEDED
I am Mr. Yerlan Hamad, Manager Auditing and Accountancy Department, Bank of Africa in (B.O.A) Burkina Faso. I got your email account while searching for a business oriented personality and you happen to be the one. I bring forth a business proposal in the tune of $12.5million U.S. dollars to be transferred to an offshore account with your assistance acting as beneficiary and next-of-kin to the funds.
If you know you are capable of involving and partaking in this this will be disbursed or shared between the both of us in these both parties might have incurred during the process of transferring. I have secured necessary information’s that can be used to back up this claim we are making.
(1)Your Full name:……………………..
I will appreciate your urgent response so that I will give you more details concerning this transaction. Sorry if you received this letter in your spam, Due to recent connection error here in my
country. Looking forward for your immediate response today only at (email@example.com)
Mr. Yerlan Hamad.
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