View Full Version : Most amateur phishing mail ever?

09-30-2004, 01:08 AM
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!

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.

US & UK Government

Bank Security Services
9800 Savage Road, Suite 6740,
Fort Meade, MD 20755-6740,
United States

09-30-2004, 01:39 AM
US & UK Government


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

That would have put my guard up!

09-30-2004, 05:58 AM
Ya know what's sad tho? There are probably people in this world that are dumb enough to do it. :(

09-30-2004, 07:49 AM
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*

09-30-2004, 09:15 AM
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 :rolleyes:

09-30-2004, 10:03 AM
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!

09-30-2004, 10:09 AM
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.

09-30-2004, 01:28 PM
That address comes up as a bank of america banking center. I wonder if they know about this?

09-30-2004, 01:36 PM
I'm pretty surprised they were able to get the address right.

the dead tree
09-30-2004, 03:04 PM
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.

09-30-2004, 04:51 PM
There's a Strong Bad for all occasions...