deansguide Contest: Who Can Show Me The Stupidest Example of the Email Scam Letter?

Note: If any of you scam artists are reading this love note and you want to make it to the “major leagues” then watch the following video. It’s America’s version of what you are trying to pull everyday. WARNING this is laced with profanities if you find swear words offensive PLEASE do not watch this video.

How many of these things do you get? I get between 20-30 a week and it has been going on for a few years now. Yes I am talking about the fake, bunko, scam, rip off emails proclaiming you have won “the Lottery”, “Will You Open An Account and Collect $4 million for Your Services” and the always heartwarming “My Father Died and I Must Open a US Bank Account.” Sometimes it is the Irish Lottery and other times it is the European Lottery. Yet my favorite is the email that arrives with the sincere subject line beginning “Dear Friend”, “Dear Sir”, “Urgent Matter”, and an slimy assortment of other massively ridiculous lies too stupid to be true. Below is this weeks winner, so far, for stupidest crook email.

Apparently Chevron has a Lottery! Wow and I thought that the gas companies were all about sticking it too me. All this time they have just been waiting to give that extra $700,000, caught between the cushions in the employee lunchroom, that I spent last year on gasoline back to me. Uh oh but wait the email is from Nigeria which is commonly known as the email scam leader of the world.

The greatest thing about this attempted rip off? These clowns spelled petroleum-“petrolem.”

Chevron Oil/Petrolem 2007
8,Macarthy Street,
P.M.B Box 166
Abuja, Nigeria.
Tel: +2348029523564

This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of Seven Hundred
Thousand United States Dollars, ($700,000.00) for this year 2007
Lottery promotion which is organized by CHEVRON OIL/PETROLUEM 2007.
CHEVRON OIL/PETROLUEM 2007, collects all the email addresses of the
people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to
the Internet. we only select five people every Year as our winners
through electronic balloting System without the winner applying, we
congratulate you for being one of the people selected. 

These are your identification numbers: 

Batch number....................CT 091026XN
Reff number......................CT 095447XN
Winning number...............CT 097886XN 

1. Full name..............
2. Contact Address........
3. Age....................
4. Telephone Number.......
5. Marital Status.........
6. Sex....................
7. Next Of Kin............
8. Occupation.............
9.Company................
10.State:.................
11.Country................
12.Nationality............
13.Scan Copy of Identification Card 

These numbers fall within your Location file, you are requested to
contact the events manager/Claims Department, send your winning
identification numbers to him,to enable him verify your claims. 

(CONTACT FINANCE DEPARTMENT)
Name: Mr. Yusuf Kasim
E-mail: kasim.yusuf@yahoo.com
TEL: Tel: +2348029523564

Yours faithfully,
Mr. Obaseki John.
(Chevron Oil Petroluem Bonanza/Lottery Coordinator).


 

 

 


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