The Daily Spam Report 11/8: “Attention!”

scamBy now, you likely realize I value the creative email solicitation while fully realizing I’ll never fall victim to its charms. That said, the more elaborate the story, the more intimate the details, as a storyteller, I give figurative props to those who at least attempt to work to get their money illicitly.

Then, there are garbled messes like the email posted below. I can’t get past the exclamation point in the subject header and the fact that a Western Union email apparently is being sent from a “yahoo.com” account.

I’ve had to segue to reading glasses anyhow in my mid-40’s, but if the sentences and paragraphs run together like they do below, that’s not even worth my time to read. I’m not a grammar snob, but if someone wants to separate me from my hard-earned money, they should at least clean up their notes.

The moral of today’s Spam Report is that Western Union will never send you difficult-to-read run-on sentences and paragraphs that I think ask for money or personal information somewhere near the bottom from a yahoo.com email address.

No good can come from responding to something like this. Just hit delete.

Have a great weekend.

Adam

From: Western Union [mailto:barkelvin71smith@yahoo.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2013 10:34 AM
To: Adam Schrager
Subject: Attention!

The America Embassy here in morocco in conjunction with Global Economic Recovery programe(GERP) usa and Economic Community of West-African States,deposited this money in worth of $950,000.00 usd (one million two hundred united state dollar ) for onward transferring to you through this western union money transfer agency,for your allocation on compensating you for being scam victim.If you were . the legal beneficiary of this payment.We had programmed your first transfer of $5000 as follows: Sender’Details Money Transfer Control Number M.T.C.N):: 0741370142 SENDERS FIRST NAME:::: BAR.KELVIN SENDERS LAST NAME::::: SMITH SENDERS COUNTRY……. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TEXT QUESTION::::::what ANSWER::::::::::::: Red AMOUNT:::::::::::::: $5000 Track http://mail.voila.fr/webmail/fr_FR/read.html?FOLDER=SF_JUNK&IDMSG=160✓=&ORIGIN=SYSTEM_FOLDER&SORTBY=1 But the court instructed to put a cluase on the withdrwal until you pay a $85 for Clear Bill Certificate, in place of the beneficiary personal transparent verification treaty. So therefor your requested to send the beneficiary personal transparent verification treaty fee $85.Because your file indicated that are not within the African countries, to appear before the court for the beneficiary personal verification to sign as the detrimental individual, for that reason you have to pay the requisition of $85 which is equivalent the Clear Bills Certificate,because may not like to risk or stress flying here in this period for the beneficiary personal verification treaty. So that we can reprogram your first $5000 which you can claim soonest after we confirm the $85 of the beneficiary’s clear Bill certificate. Use the below information to send the $85/ immediately Name.. SIDIBE SEKOU City.. RABAT Country..KINGDOM OF MOROCCO Text question… Where Answer… Mtcn..?????????? Amount… $85. If you can pay in Dollars that means that you will pay according to current exchange rate . You track your first $5000.00 per the routine of transferring the whole monies to you , track online via …… WWWW.westernunion.com ,http://www.westernunion.com/info/selectCountry.asp Warning Notice .. Your should not entertain any other means of communication by email,telephone and fax by person,persons institutions ,offices cooperate and individuals .in the name of these your payment. these communication may leads to exposuture of your witdrawal details which may couse lossing your legal paymants . Be Warned… This agency shall not hold responsible for any loss for exposing your beneficiary details .. You must reconfirm the following information to reascertain you are who you claim to be to avoid any hoax. ( FullReceiversname)…………………… (YourCountry)…………………………… (address)……………………. …………… (Phone Number)…………………………. (Your Age)………………………………… (OCCUPATION )……………….. (A Copy Of Your ID CARD)………….. YOUR URGENT RESPOND IS HIGHLY NEEDED . REGARDS BAR.J.WILLIAM TRANSFERS OPERATION MANAGER ,WU/Goldcard,Visacard Atm card and general western union money transfer Agency . ROYAL TRANSFER LTD SOLE -AGENTY of WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER world-wide. Signed: BAR. Frank Rueb. scam victim defray Office