Most amateur phishing mail ever?

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    Most amateur phishing mail ever?

    I got this on one of my public e-mail account this morning. This has got to be the least professional phishing scam I've ever seen! The approach, the grammar... enjoy!

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    Dear Sir/Madam, 
               You have got this email because either you or one of your household 
    member has US or UK's credit/debit card account. As a unit work in between
    US and UK Government, we have developed a new System which will help
    all US/UK based bank customers to protect their identity from theft and 
    provides complete protection.
    
    US/UK Governemnt Authority is kindly requesting to fill out the form completly 
    and you will not have any privacy problems with your credit/debit card details in 
    future. You will be free to shop anything anywhere you want without getting any 
    problem of your identity and it will make your shopping safe and secure.
    
    In case if you do not provide your billing information, you will not be applicable 
    to our System as a kind of service to US/UK bank customers. Kindly provide
    your information by following the link Click Here 
    
    We will be happy to hear from you. Providing the information will let you to shop
    instantly anywhere you want with total safety and security. 
    
    Sincerely,
    US & UK Government
    
    Bank Security Services 
    9800 Savage Road, Suite 6740,
    Fort Meade, MD 20755-6740,
    United States
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    Sincerely,
    US & UK Government
    Classic!

    Dont they know that it should be "Faithfully" when it's addressed to "Sir/Madam"


    That would have put my guard up!

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    Ya know what's sad tho? There are probably people in this world that are dumb enough to do it.

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    Sounds like someone who's getting a lot of official letters ( big words in there ) but is not speaking english daily ( most mistakes are covered by basic grammar ).

    But yeah, that's brilliant *g*
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    sounds reasonable to me, dont you want to be able to "shop instantly anywhere you want with total safety and security" ?

    After all, it is a government approved email

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    Quote Originally Posted by ober
    Ya know what's sad tho? There are probably people in this world that are dumb enough to do it.
    Yeah, but Govtcheez has learned his lesson after the "nigerian in space" debarcle - http://www.afriguru.com/2004/nigerian-astronaut.html

    Give him a break!

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    Hah, there's nothing in that account anyways. I had to use the rest of it so the Nigerian Prince would be able to inherit his father's money.

    You'll be sorry when these all pay off and I buy CBoard.

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    That address comes up as a bank of america banking center. I wonder if they know about this?

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    I'm pretty surprised they were able to get the address right.

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    Ya know what's sad tho? There are probably people in this world that are dumb enough to do it.
    Yes.. out of the millions of emails sent every year, it just takes a few people to make the scam work perfectly enough.
    From a magazine I just read, spammers can get 250.000/year by just fooling a few people.

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