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For Our Both Mutual Benefit

My regular readers know that I like to post advisories about keeping yourself safer on the Internet. And they know that I hate spam e-mail (see Spam, spam, spam, spam, spammitty spam…) and always warn readers to never click the link. I have warned readers about the fact that spam is still a primary way cybercriminals phish for your “identity” and infect your computer with malware.

Spam is also one of the oldest cybercrime methods, but apparently ‘the masses’ cannot or will not learn. And so, I guess I really shouldn’t be too surprised that someone in Slovakia should think that – even though the year 2010 is only days away – sending me this prehistoric scam might work. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry, but…

Once Again It’s Time To Play Let’s Count The Typos!

from: gracekoffi
date: Sun, Dec 6, 2009 at 9:14 PM
subject: From Mrs. Grace Koffi..

From Mrs. Grace Koffi..
How are you today and your family? I hope all is good, kindly pay attention and understand my aim of communicating you today through this letter, my name is Mrs. Grace Koffi, I am a Staff At BIAO Bank, ABIDJAN COTE D IVOIRE WEST AFRICA. I have decided to seek a confidential co-operation with you in the execution of the deal described here-under for our both mutual benefit and hope you will keep it a top secret because of the nature of the transaction, There is This  fund, sum total of US$16,500,000.00 (Sixteen Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer (Late Mr.Timothy Mackay) A New Zealand Citizen who unfortunately lost his life In Jakata Indoneasia Resently, He was the President director of Holcim Indonesia cement company.

Now i am contacting you for the fact that no one has the knowleage of this Account as the account in Question is a (NON EXISTANCY ACCOUNT) Which Meigns that no body knows abount this account only his accountant which is me.
I dont know if you are a relative to ( Mr TimothyMackay) As i am contacting you based on the urgent need to get this fund out.  I am advicing you to contact me based on this informations which i have just giving to you now so that i can direct you on what you have to do to reclaim this fund as the relative to this man and as the next of kin to him since non of his relative knows about this Account.

Contact me immediatly you receive this letter so that i can give you more details. Write me back using my private email address at/ Expecting your urgent response to this mail and i will also want you to keep this transaction safe and confidential based on that i am still working with this bank and the bank is not away of this informations that i am giving to you.
Yours Truly
Mrs Grace Koffi
Abidjan Cote d Ivoire.

Related link: Today, Symantec has unveiled its MessageLabs Intelligence 2009 Security Report, which highlights turbulent spam activity throughout the year, with an annual average spam rate of 87.7% — that’s 6.5% HIGHER than the annual average in 2008.

Other related links:
Managing your email: eliminating the junk
Managing junk mail in Outlook/Thunderbird
They ARE reading your mail
How to block ads

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