The Spam Report: Day #53: “Development wish”
MY DESK: MADISON — Way back in the beginning of October, we explored how the United Nations did not give away free money (http://www.channel3000.com/the-spam-report-day-6-the-united-nations-to-the-rescue/-/1656/22262912/-/uwuvg9z/-/index.html) to random strangers it would find through email.
You could argue that the agency does not spend its members dollars the appropriate way, but that’s for a different type of blog. Our job is to root out spam disguised as scam and it appears that’s what we have in today’s viewer submission from Mark L.
As you can see below, Mark is being given “a Humanitarian Development Cash Grant program to enhance and develop the standard of living geared towards poverty eradication” by the United Nations Development Programme, a $5 billion per year entity.
Well, a simple online search revealed no one by the name of Robert Daniel at the United Nations Development Programme and worse, the exact same email scam being perpetrated from as far back as 2009.
Get some creativity people. Thanks Mark for sending this in and just hit delete in the future.
Have a great weekend.
——– Original message ——–
From: “Coppa, Greg” <email@example.com>
Date: 12/12/2013 6:28 PM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Development wish
You have been selected by the UNDP for a Humanitarian Development Cash Grant program to enhance and develop the standard of living geared towards poverty eradication as targeted by the year 2013.You have been granted the sum Contact UNDP Secretary Robert Daniel with your full details via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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