Hopefully db won’t mind me using his blog for a little evil – I’m doing the same on my site too…
I admit it – I actually read the phishing e-mails, some more closely than others. Not because I believe that the Crown Prince of Nigeria wants to give me any money or that I’ve inherited money from an unknown relative in Tiawan or anything. It’s just that some of these e-mails are so pathetic that it’s kind of amusing.
The latest one to get my attention:
From: chenjb [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 4:35 AM
Subject: Please Reply to this email:email@example.com
This mail is to get you inform that there was a record of a deposited fund of $1.5 million dollars in our Bank with your details by Steven Coleman Company Ltd as your own share of the contract you both did
You are been noted as to get back to us so that we can be able to work out the transfer immediately.
UBA BANKING GROUP PLC
Note that more details will be needed for transfer clarity sake.
Please Reply to this email:firstname.lastname@example.org
What I really like is the e-mail address it came from – this guy is so lazy he can’t even be bothered to send from an e-mail address that might almost be remotely credible… Instead he just uses what is quite probably his own student e-mail account from his school in thTiawan… So here it is for every e-mail spambot on the interwebs – email@example.com SPAMBOTS ATTACK!!!!!