Some of the not so nerdy people i know, that dont spend all their lives on the internet like me, laughed at the originality of the George character on channel 4’s recent program FoneJacker. But this character bears a resemblance to the format of some spam emails that many internet users have experienced for years.
I must receive at least one a month, from some loser in some deprived country trying to claim that $400,000,000 USD has somehow been forgotten about and they require someone to “Take your bank account details” so they can transfer the monies. And every time i receive one of these emails i reply in the hope that one will reply and i can have a little fun with them.
Well, one replied!!
The original email was from Chief K .K Edward with the email address firstname.lastname@example.org – but he told me to reply to someone called A Walter Smith, from the Benin Republic with the email address email@example.com
Click Read More, for the emails that were sent and received. I have written a little exert before each one to highlight my intentions. It starts with the first email i got from the Chief hahaha 🙂
I’m happy to inform you about my success in getting those funds transferred
under the cooperation of a new partner from paraguay.Presently i’m in London
for investment projects with my own share of the total sum,Meanwhile,I didn’t
forget your past efforts and attempts to assist me in transferring those
funds despite that it failed us some how.
Now contact my secretary,his name is Mr.A.Walter Smith. You can contact
him on his email address; (firstname.lastname@example.org
) and ask him to send you a total sum of $850,000.00 Eight Hundred and Fifty
Thousand Dollars, which I kept for you as compensation for all the past
efforts and attempts to assist me in this matter. I appreciated your efforts
at that time very much. so feel free and get in touch with my secretary
and instruct him where to send the amount to you.
Please do let me know immediately you receive it so that we can share the
joy after all the pressure at that time. In the moment, I am very busy here
because of the investment projects which me and the new partner are having
at hand, finally, remember that I had forwarded instruction to the secretary
on your behalf to send the cheque.
Therefore, feel free to get in touch with Mr.A.Walter Smith. He will send
the cheque to you without any delay.
With Best Regard.
Chief K .K Edward.
I sent this email to walter smith, at the email address given above.
Please send me the total sum of $850,000.00
Then he replied! Woohoo! Let the fun begin!
Dear Olly Maxxd, (he must of got this name from my email address format)
Thanks for your mail just received in respect of your $850,000.00 draft which my Boss advised that i should send across to you, but i wish to use this medium to inform you that he did not drop the mailing cost of your draft to me before he travelled out (here we go!!) .though i will like you to chose one out of this two systems of deliver;
CHOSE ONE OUT OF THE TWO.
(1.) try to send it through C.O.D system.
(2.) Try to send it through Courier Services.
Furthermore,to enable me despatch the draft via Diplomatic Courier Services to your address,you are required to furnish me with the underlisted information:
CURRENT MAILING ADDRESS:…………………..
HOME TELEPHONE NUMBER:……………………
As soon as the required information is received,i will go to the courier company and send the draft immediately to you.
Looking forward to receive the above listed as soon as possible.
Ok, at this point i figured he had my name – even though it was wrong – so i figured giving him some dodgy address that probably would result in me getting the mail, but that was not my own personal home address, would be ok. So i used a mashed up version of the bus. centre that i worked at’s address
Thanks for your email.
FULL NAME: Olly Maxxd
CURRENT MAILING ADDRESS: SecksyTyme, NNBC, 32-34 Rosemary Street, Mansfield, Notts, England, UK – NG18 1QL
HOME TELEPHONE NUMBER: +441623980155 (internet phone number from tesco 😉 )
OCCUPAION: Porn Star
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
Please send this out straight away.
I missed something out, so he sent this, and you can see the English is starting to get worse – as the first email was probably a template given to him, and now he is actually having to start writing them himself.
DELIVERY OF YOUR BANK DRAFT
Attn; Olly Maxxd,
Thanks for your mail just receive,
But i told you to choose the way of your delivery, Out of the two ways which i stated for you blow. So that i will know the way to delivery the dreft to you. Look blow and choose one out of the two.
CHOOSE ONE OUT OF THE TWO.
(1.) try to send it through C.O.D system.
(2.) Try to send it through Courier Services.
Our commitment is to serve you better
Waiting to hearing from you soon
Quickly answered his question, but mentioned nothing else.
Please use option 2 (Send it through the courier services)
Now the whole reason for the original email comes out – he asks for money to pay the postage so that i can be sent my “Draft” – if i was very gullible and dumb, the prospect of being sent $850,000 in the post and all i have to do is send out $95 to pay postage might be too good an offer to miss! Ahahaha – jerk.
Thanks for your mail just received,
I was at the courier company today to verfier the mailling cost of your Draft, And was told that it will cost $95 only. And i will like you to send the mailling fee as soon as you receive this mail so that we will proceed for no time wasted.
Beer it in mind that the money must be send thru Money Gram or Western union, money transfer. With this info blow.
NAME === ANDERSON MICHEAL.
ADDRESS === RUE 854 CHIVIA ABEME,
CITY === COTONOU ,
COUNTRY === BENIN REPUBLIC .
TEST QUESTION === IS GOD GREAT?
ANSWER === YES.
WE ARE WAITING FOR YOUR URGENT RESPONSE TO SEND US THE WESTERN UNION EVIDENCE OF THE PAYMENT, SUCH AS THE MTCN NUMBER, SENDERS NAME AND THE ADDRESS FOR EASY PICKING PLEASE.
DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL IF YOU STILL NEED ANY ORAL CLEARIFICATION WITH THIS PHONE NUMBER, +229 93959174.
MR. A. WALTER SMITH.
Now i thought i’d throw a spanner in the works,4 i have seen websites about these types of emails, and a lot of the people who had managed to hook one before have got them to send in photos of them with holding a fish next to their head or balancing a loaf of bread on their head – i asked him for a picture to see how much this guy would play ball.
Im afraid that this sounds like a scam – would you please be able to prove to me that i am speaking to the real “Walter Smith”
Can you include a photo of yourself in your next email to me?
And, so that i am 100% sure you are real would you be able to have a photo of you holding a dog above your head?
That way i know you are who you say you are.
Please do this quickly so that i can send you the $95 and get the money that i am owed.
I waited, and to be honest i expected the emails to stop there. But no! haha
Dear Olly Maxxd,
Thanks for your mail once again,
But i smilled when i heard you saying that my word sounds like a scam, I will not tell you lie, I have a little angary in my mind. But i over look it because you did not know me,How can i will be working for you and you will at the same time be looking me double eyrs. Let me tell you i am 46 years old this year by next febuary 16th i will be 47 years old. And you are seeing me as a scam boy while am on my duty.
The english is now terrible, he obviously has no template to work from any more and is having to write this all by himself.
I just do not wish to be ripped off – therefore have asked you for proof?
Are you going to send me a photo of you?
I nearly got tricked before, and do not wish to lose money.
I have a feeling he has consulted someone before he sent this next email, or he used the PLAN C backup plan. The Just in case the person is beign a twat plan.
Attn; Olly Maxxd,
Well; We are now waiting for you to come down to BENIN REPUBLIC, And pick your draft by your self. So that nobody will scam you, And you will not scam any body too.
Waiting to here the day we will receive you at our international air-port. In BENIN REPUBLIC,
May God Bless You, Amen.
Figured this was the end of the conversation, so i sent him a little email to dwell on. He probably didnt understand a word of it though.
I work for a living, i earn my money by doing jobs and services for people – and in return they pay me. You on the other hand, are a fucking scum bag mother fucker that tricks innocent people into giving you money – and then you run off with their hard earnd cash.
How about, you take this “draft” and stick is up your arse? As IF anyone is going to fall for a fucking badly spelt email from some prick claiming they are entitled to $850,000 or whatever – not only is it far fetched, its also fucking ridiculous.
I suggest you go back to being a slave, or a fucking miner or whatever the fuck you poor ass mother fuckers usually do – cos your shit at scamming people.
I am going to blog about this, and expose you and your email address to the internet so that no one will ever fall for your shit ever again – its not like they would anyway – as your spelling is as good as a 4 year olds and your claims are obviously bullshit.
So i bid you fair well.
If im ever in your sorry ass country, what’s your REAL name so i can find you and fucking slap you round the face.
Hope you end up in hell you prick
Lots of love
Olly Maxxd xxx
Unfortunately, he didn’t reply. I had a good laugh though, trying to get him to send me a silly photo. Hopefully by me blogging this, and exposing their email addresses and format their emails are laid out and the words they use etc may help people who are unsure realise that they are arsehole scamming pieces of shit, that cant speak english and probably smell bad.
Get a job you fuckeyes!
Update – no sooner did i blog about it, he replied again!
Dear Olly Maxxd ,
Am sorry that the good thing that comes on your way is now been lost out by you.
But remember that who ever lost such will rems poor. Sorry for your self for calling me a scamer at age of 46 years old. With your correct spelling stay as you are, they in london. Because you sees me like who wants to scam you $95, Stay with your $95.
You have officially been blogged you loser.
Me and many others around the world are on to you, and are exposing you for the scammers that you are.
Your details including your phone number has been passed on to the UK department for fraud detection, and they inform me that they are looking into a few other similar cases that look like they are from you too.
You my friend, are going to prison to be bummed by some big sweaty man.
Hope you and your arsehole have fun!
Will Keep updating if any more come through haha 🙂