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Friday, 28 March 2008

A 419 spam with a twist

419 scams often involve pandering to human greed. In this case, the email is clearly designed to make you think that you have lucked into $800,000 through mistaken identity. Of course, the internal logic doesn't bear close scrutiny.

What's interesting about this email is that it has a calendar invitation on the bottom - clicking on it confirms your email address and presumably is designed to give the message an authentic twist.

Of course, there isn't $800,000 sitting around for you and you can guarantee that "Eze Ike" will try and bilk you out of some money along the way.



Vous êtes invité ::
Dear Friend,
Par votre hôte:
Eze Ike

Message:
Dear Friend,

I didnot forgot your past effort and attemps to assist me, now I'm
happy to inform you that i have suceeded in getting those funds
transferred under the cooperation of a new partner from Japan.

Now Contact my secretary ask him for ($800.000.00)for your compensation
his,name is Mr,Mike Bello, and his E-mail:(ifeany_eze01@yahoo.co.uk)
1,Your Full Name___ 2,Delivery address___ 3,phone number____ 4,email
address___
Thanks and God Bless You.
REGARDS
Dr,Eze Ike.

Date:
vendredi, 28 mars 2008
Heure:
10 h 00 - 11 h 00 (GMT+00:00)

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2 comments:

Jeremy said...

Why do all of these guys have Yahoo! addresses?

gorilla said...

The reason that 419 scammers use web based email s that it makes it very hard to track back where the email came from, unless Yahoo,google,hotmail are happy to check there log files to see who sent the email.

The other reason for web based emails is that Nigeria (home of the 419) is a ery poor country with most of the population using internet cafes for accessing the net. This means that web based emails most portable.

Regards

G.