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Friday, November 14, 2008

Somebody oughta tell 'em.

I found this in my email box this morning:

DHL Worldwide Express
Unit 6/7, Kingsway Interchange
11th AvenueTeam Valley Trading Estate
Gateshead, Tyne & Wear
NE11 0JY

Dear Valued Customer

We wish to re-confirm to you of your certified Bank Draft valued US$600,000.00 deposited by the Heritage International lottery Company here in UK in accordance with the United Kingdom Revenue Inland Commission for immediate delivery to your home destination. You are hereby requested to contact us (DHL COURIER/DELIVERY SERVICE, for onward processing and delivery of your package with us before the expiration of your certified bank draft.

For your information, the Governing board have paid for the Delivery(DHL Standard) Charges, Tax Clearance Certificate from the Inland Revenue office indicating that you certified bank draft is free from Drug/terrorism, and Money laundering or meant to sponsor Terrorist attack in your Country. Note that these funds are freely donated to you to meet with the objective of Human Growth, Educational and Community development in this year 2008.

However, you are directed to furnish us with £400 only being Hardcover Insurance Fee, this is our company's precautionary motive in case of demurrage.

Also you are requested to confirm to us your recent contact information to which your package would be delivered to:1. Full Names: 2. Home Address 3.City 4. Zip 5.Country 6.Telephone No.

Should you expedite action, you are requested to contact our receiving officer;
Rev. Soso Maxwell
Email Address:
dhl_uk@mail2uk.com mailto:dhl_uk@mail2uk.com
Tel : +44-703-192-2512
Fax: +44-700-603-5117

You will be given a tracking number, routine way bill and the date of delivery as soon your contact with us to enable you track your package via online.

Yours Faithfully,
Nguyen Christine.
Customer Service Center.
© 2008.

I wonder if my phisherman has heard the news that DHL is shutting down its express shipping?

Well, I'm sure they'll figure it out when greedy idjit email recipients stop sending their personal information to some stranger on the Internet for the promise of the princely sum of $589.04.

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5 Comments:

At Friday, November 14, 2008 11:32:00 AM, Blogger The Lily said...

I wonder how much it cost them to send out those notices? Or was it not from DHL directly?

They're getting trickier, though. My neighbor ALMOST fell victim, to one that was apparently "verified" by the FBI.

I told her that any email from the FBI comes from an fbi.gov domain, even if from a branch office.

The next email came from a similar looking domain (I think she passed on notice of their mistake to them) AND from the director of the FBI.

Who, I am sure, has time to personally verify all these things himself. Anything for an easy buck.

 
At Friday, November 14, 2008 1:30:00 PM, Blogger Matt G said...

I took a report from a guy in our city who bit on one of these things, and was disappointed to find that the money order cheques they sent him were forgeries, and no one would cash them.

They were very good forgeries, though. They even had perforated edges. The color was spot-on.

They were sent with a return address that turned out to be a government building in Washington, DC.

I was impressed that the guy could bring himself to bring them into the PD. He might as well have shaken my hand and introduced himself as a dumbass.

 
At Friday, November 14, 2008 4:19:00 PM, Blogger Old NFO said...

How productive could they be, if they turned to honest work? One can only wonder...

 
At Friday, November 14, 2008 9:58:00 PM, Anonymous Shrimp said...

I find these in my e-mail all the time. (Yahoo mail sucks.)

I enjoy messing with the phishermen. I even created a second, similar looking Yahoo account just to do it. I had one guy actually go to the airport because I told him I was flying out, and gave him flight info and everything. He was pretty mad that I didn't show...

They're a lot of fun, if you feel like messing with them. Of course, I am but the student. The master lives here:
http://www.scambuster419.co.uk/index.html
Some of them are quite long, but worth the read.


(word verification: oximmend
I can see the info-mercial now. Billy Mays screaming at you to buy something that cleans your vinyl seat cushions as it repairs them)

 
At Saturday, November 15, 2008 5:08:00 AM, Anonymous Jim said...

They obviously also haven't heard the news that it's not called the "Inland Revenue" any more.

It got merged with "Customs and Excise" a few years ago to form "HM Revenue and Excise" (www.hmrc.gov.uk), in case you were wondering...

J

 

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