Saturday, May 07, 2011

Do People Still Fall For These?

I found a letter in my spam box and I was curious. I really can't believe people really fall for these. OK. Well, actually I do know some really stupid people but. Seriously?

How is business in your country? I am Mr huang, Bank Manager of
bank of Taiwan. Please keep the contents of this mail confidential.
A British Oil contractor Mr.Bowen Atkinson made a numbered time (Fixed)
Deposit of $30,000,000.00 for twelve calendar months and not too long he
died in a plane crash.
We have launched an investigation into possible surviving next of kin to
claim his estate but in his bio-data form, he listed no next of kin.
I alone have the deposit details and my bank will release the deposit to no
one unless evidence of relationship with the deceased, which i shall provide.
My bank has no single idea of the history or nature of the deposit and they
are simply awaiting my instructions to release the deposit to any party that
i present to them.
I wish to present you as the direct beneficiary to the deposit. I will
furnish you with detail of this transaction upon your reply to my private

Have you ever just looked at the spam we get nowadays?  It's not just Viagra any more people.  It's the shit like I just posted, and school stuff, insurance, hot girls, extending devise, you name it.  Ick.  My email permanently deletes all spam after 30 days.  Today I deleted over 1400.  Four days ago I deleted 700.  There's got to be another way people.