These emails are a few from a surge I had a few weeks ago, they are some good old nigerian/kenyan 419 scams, but it was like a load of guys in the same shitty cyber cafe were all trying to scam me as maybe they thought I was a hot lead… As you’ll see from the start of his first email, its worded like he knew I was baiting someone else at the same time…
This is was the first email from Edger;
from: firstname.lastname@example.org reply-to: email@example.com
to: Recipients <firstname.lastname@example.org>
date: 18 March 2015 at 11:07 subject: No Subject mailed-by: nc.rr.com
Firstly – note the from and reply-to addresses are different. This is an alarm-bell moment and a good indicator something is up…
From; Edger Hoover,
630066 Hatton Garden,
London ECIN 8LE.
Not the treasury address!
My name is Edger Hoover; I work with the HM Treasury, and I have seen that
several times people tried to divert your funds into their own personal
account I mean those you call your partners. Now I write to you in respect
of the amount which I have been able to send to you through the United
Nation Diplomat, now I want you to know that the diplomat would deliver the
funds which I have package as a diplomatic compensation to you and the
amount in the consignment is $11,000.000.00 (Eleven Million Dollars Only).
The amounts don’t match, but his first line makes me wonder if this could be part of the same scam group that were sending me other emails at the same time.
To this end, I did not disclose the content to the diplomat that the box
contain money but I told him that it is your compensation from the Financial
Secretary and from our affiliate, I want you to know that this funds would
help your financial status as I have seen in record that you have spent a
lot trying to receive this funds and I am not demanding so much from you but
Just 40% of the funds.
What the F is this guy on about? Worded terribly, and again, sounds like hes refering to some other conversations.
I want you to get back to me so that I can give you the contact information
of the diplomat who is now in Africa and has been waiting patiently to get
your information so that he can proceed with the delivery to your doorstep.
Definitely one of the strangest first emails I’ve ever seen. Bad spelling and wording, the first ones are usually fairly polished.
I sent a classic reply;
Hello,Yes i can accept the money.What is the protocol?
And he very quickly replied with;
Thanks for your mail received, like I said in my previous message that I have tried reaching you several times but all to no avail, I am glad now that you finally responded.
Thus, I want you to contact the diplomat who is presently in Africa now, and inform him about the address where you want the consignment delivered to.
You can reach him immediately with the below information:
Name: Fredrick Taylor
Also send him your full address and contact information’s for easy delivery of the consignment to your doorstep.
Kindly keep me posted regarding your communication with the diplomat and when the consignment will be delivered to you, and note that the diplomat does not know the content in the consignment is money, do not inform him. You can call me with my mobile number thus: +447700309129 but please not in my working hours.
Please make this a top secret to avoid diversion, as I have decided to attach my working identification card to this mail, for you to know who you are dealing with and also the picture of the consignment box.
Mr. Edger Hoover
I replied as he did not attach the ID or photo, Im dying to see them 🙂 the content of the email is just BS with a subtle attempt at prising some data out of me.
Unfortunately he hasn’t replied to me again yet, but as soon as he does ill stick it on here.