The Daily Spam Report 3/17: “Your Kind Attention”

United-Nations-logoGood morning to you all,

We’ve gone over multiple times how the United Nations and the World Bank are NOT going to contact you out of the blue to offer you millions of dollars. Just doesn’t happen like that.

However, I wanted to point out a few specific red flags here as they can help when you’re looking at other suspicious emails. Always look at the sender’s email address which you can get to by putting your mouse over it. In addition, it’s always interesting to see the other email addresses the sender is offering and sometimes, it can offer a clue that tells you something like this is bogus.

For example, the email this was sent from has a yahoo.co.jp address which means it originated in Japan. The email they want you to respond to has a yahoo.es address which means it’s in Spain or elsewhere in central Europe. Meanwhile, the email claims to be offering you money from Nigeria. That’s three different continents represented in one simple email. Doesn’t make any sense, does it?

Further, they’ve put the date in the subject line as June 3, 2014, not for another few months. That makes no sense.

Anyhow, if you have an email you want to warn your neighbors about, please send it to me: mailto:aschrager@wisctv.com and then, just hit delete.

Take care,

Adam

—–Original Message—–
From: Mrs.Hanna Ruby hannruby030@yahoo.co.jp [mailto:Mrs.Hanna Ruby hannruby030@yahoo.co.jp]
Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2014 7:35 AM
To: Recipients
Subject: Your Kind Attention,Date 6/03/2014

UNITED NATIONS / WORLD BANK ORGANIZATION United Nations House, 617/618.

Diplomatic Zone,

Central Area District,

Federal Capital Territory,

Abuja, Nigeria.

Our Ref: YBNGWB/UN/2014.

E-mail: hannruby30@yahoo.co.jp

E-mail hanna_ruby@aol.com

Attention: Dear Beneficiary,

APPROVED COMPENSATION PAYMENT  OF US$2.3M

This is to inform you that a Debit Cash Card Number 7876310003001420 Valued at $2.3 Million United States Dollars has been accredited in your favor.Please contact Mr. James Christopher, Email:

jameschristopher943@yahoo.es with the following information to facilitate your claims:

FULL NAME:

AGE:

GENDER:

ADDRESS:

COUNTRY:

OCCUPATION:

MOBILE NUMBER:

Best Regards,

Mrs.Hanna Ruby

CIV NAVSUBTORPFAC YORK.

UNITED NATIONS / WORLD BANK ORGANIZATION.

E-mail: hannruby30@yahoo.co.jp

E-mail hanna_ruby@aol.com