Sunday, 17 July 2011

Spam email from the HM Treasurey, apparently

Here is another spam email. It beggers belief that people are taken in by these emails, this one is apparently from the Treasury:

"Royal House of Treasury
1 Horse Guards Road
Telephone: +4470359 04261
Fax: +4470359 04261

ATTN: Beneficiary,

We the entire members of the Hm Treasury, on behalf of the Government of Great Britain, under the auspices of Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth of England II held a meeting this week concerning payments, both foreign/local contractors and some inheritance funds which were not released to the right benefactors.

Her Royal Majesty has just informed this office (Hm Treasury) that all the listed contractors and Inheritance funds benefactors which their CONTRACT PAYMENT SUM AND INHERITANCE FUNDS were not paid to should be released to them with immediate effect.

The Government Accountancy Service (GAS) discovered that your payment listed to us Also, your new Payment Reference No.-35460021, Allocation No: 674632 and your Certificate of Merit Payment No: 103, Released Code No: 0763; Immediate Telex confirmation No: -1114433; Having received these vital payment number, therefore You are qualified now to received and confirm Your payment with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland immediately within 72hours. Please keep these above stated numbers for your personal perusal just incase for proof that you rightfully own The payment.

However, I wish to inform you that your payment is being processed and will be released to you as soon as you respond to this letter. Also note that from the records presented to the bank your outstanding inheritance contract ayment is amounted to the sum of 3.2 (THREE MILLION, TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS STERLING),You are directed to reconfirm your full detailed information to my email address.
1) Your full name#.
2) Phone, fax and mobile #.
3) Residential address#.
4) Company name, Office position and Company address.
5) Profession, Age and marital.
6) Working I\"d / Int\"l passport.

As soon as this information is received, your payment will be made to you, As a result of the on-going drive of the Federal Ministry of Finance to update its books and clear overdue payments to all rightful beneficiaries / heirs, I strongly recommend that you promptly and humbly Respond to this notification letter immediately and call me for confirmation.

Best Regards ,
Paul Waston.
Telephone: +4470359 04261
Fax: +4470359 04261

How lovely to think that the Queen is thinking of me in these difficult times, just think that David Cameron and the Queen want me to have millions of pounds.

Well, one can dream............

Enjoy the rest of your day

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

About 2 weeks ago I received an email from Facebook telling me that I had accessed my acount from a different location, when I signed in and looked someone had changed my profile and had posted some comment about quantum physics, so I went through the process of changing my passwork etc.

Two days later I received an email from Amazon telling me that as a result of routine monitoring they had found that my email address and password had been posted on the internet, after checking that no one had ordered anything from my Amazon account, I went through the process of changing passwords etc. This time though I sent up a new email account and edited all my online accounts to show the new information.

I still check on the old email account and have set up a forward to the new one but I look in the Junk mail box. Since my email was published I have been inundated with phishing and scam emails, some of which are very amusing so I thought that I would publish the best ones on this blog. I really find it very strange that anyone could be taken in by them but I suppose it takes allsorts in this world.

Please see below for my favourite scam email so far:-


Our ref: ATM/13470/IDR
Your ref:...Date: 04/07/2011


I am The Rt Hon David Cameron MP,Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service British Government. This letter is to officially inform you that (ATM Card Number 7302 7168 0041 0640) has been accredited with your favor. Your Personal Identification Number is 1090.

The VISA Card Value is £2,000,000.00(Two Million, Great British Pounds Sterling).This office will send to you an Visa/ATM CARD that you will use to withdraw your funds in any ATM MACHINE CENTER or Visa card outlet in the world with a maximum of £5000 GBP daily.

Further more,You will be required to re-confirm the following information to enable;The Rt Hon William Hague MP First Secretary of State for British Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. begin in processing of your VISA CARD.
(1)Full names:
(5)Phone :
(8)Post Codes:

Rt Hon William Hague MP.
First Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs



TAKE NOTE: That you are warned to stop further communications with any other person(s) or office(s) different from the staff of the State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to avoid hitches in receiving your payment.


The Rt Hon David Cameron MP
Prime Minister"

Isn't it very kind of the Prime Minster, David Cameron & the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to think of me, particularly, in these difficult financial times.

Seriously though, if you have received anything like this or anything asking for personal information etc or telling you that you have won vast sums then please be smart, work on the idea that if it sounds too good to be true then it then it is too good to be true and make sure that you delete the emails and what ever you do don't click on any links.

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