Archive for the ‘Scams’ Category

I got a virus in my email? Me?!?…

April 27, 2010 Leave a comment
Today I received a very pleasant email from the “Student Support Center” of, I guess Hotmail? It seems I got a virus in my account (funny, I don’t remember signing  up for it, but hey, I must have eh?).
If I respond to them with my user name and password, they will fix it for me. Thankfully, the password will be encrypted somehow magically when I reply to them.
Now, if I could only work out what my user name is…

I just won €650,000 in the Spanish Lotto!

April 13, 2010 2 comments

I know everyone will be happy for me, when I tell you I just got notification from the Spanish Lotto about my winning ticket. I must have bought the ticket when I was drunk, or jetlagged, because for the life of me I can’t remember buying it, but, I was in Madrid recently so it must be true.

See you all on the Costa del Sol! Read more…

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Shortest Scam ever, and worth $1,600,000!

February 2, 2010 Leave a comment

This is a great one – short and to the point. I hope you can all understand that I’m going to cash in and spend the rest of my days on a desert island. How does this stuff get through my spam filter!

Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 15:36:00 +0100
From: British Telecom <>

Your email ID has been awarded 1,000,000,00 GBP. in our British telecom Promo. Do send your:

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Offer of $5.5m from a VERY SHOUTY NIGERIAN

February 2, 2010 Leave a comment

I think this got through my spam filter because Brian was SHOUTING so loud. It fascinates me how you can be so computer illiterate as to not understand how to use capitals (or not), yet feel you have some chance of success in pursuing this kind of scam..

I had a mind to tell him I’d meet him at a NYC Police Station (for security reasons), but some other guy is offering me $10.8m, so I’m going to put my efforts there 😉 Read more…

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Scam Of The Week – $10.8m from Barclays..

February 2, 2010 2 comments

Yes, I know these mails go out to all and sundry, but I can’t help being amused that me, of all people still get them. You’d think that whoever sends them would be a little more targeted.

Still, when one makes it through my spam filter, I can’t help but be intrigued.. So, here’s a good one courtesy of Barclays Bank, who still use Yahoo as an email address provider it seems… Read more…

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