August 04, 2009Liar's Roundup - Part Four
I still have some pent up steam for one final scameroo.
I've recently posted ad nauseam about 419 lottery scammers invoking brand names as a way to legitimize the lure. This one abuses Microsoft (how mundane), but makes the whole thing short and sweet. And the P.S. line is a hoot:
From: DAVID WEBBS
Subject: Your Email ID has Hit The £1 Million Windows Live
Your email has just won the sum of £ 1,000,000 :00 GBP
Your e-mail address attached to:
Ticket Number: 8603-775-6738
Reference Number: Ref: UKLT/37622-09.
WINNING NUMBERS: (13)-(43)-(06)-(15)-(02)-(40) bonus # (09)
WINNING DATE: 08TH JULY 2009
Name: Bar. DAVID WEBBS
Tel: +44 702 404 [removed]
PS: THIS IS A VALID COMPUTER GENERATED LETTER AND DOES NOT
REQUIRE ANY SIGNATURE.
It's so comforting to know from this stranger that his message is a "valid computer generated letter". Otherwise I might think it was a fake. Whew!
BTW, this crook has more than one gmail account with variations of his name as user ID. He sent me two messages that each displayed a different reply address. They can afford to give away millions, but have to use a free email account to do so. But damn, both messages had the same winning number, so I can collect only one prize.
And double damn, I've just revealed the winning number. Step back, claim jumper!Posted on August 04, 2009 at 06:45 PM