I’m honored that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, who I’ve never met, and probably never will meet, wants to send me money.
It amazes me what the scammers think will drag money out of people. I guess that it must work sometimes, otherwise it they wouldn’t be doing it. Hopefully by posting text of the message, maybe I’ll save someone from getting taken in. Hopefully.
The entire spam email is below my signature
Saturday April 23, 2011
***** ***** ***** ***** *****
Our ref: ATM MasterCard/5404/IDR
Your ref:…Date: 23/04/2011
IMMEDIATE PAYMENT NOTIFICATION
I am The Rt Hon David Cameron MP,Prime Minister, First Lord of the
Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service British Government. This
letter is to officially inform you that (MasterCard Number 5404 5000 0041
0640) has been accredited with your favour. Your Personal Identification
Number is 4724.The MasterCard Value is £2,000,000.00(Two Million, Great
British Pounds Sterling).
This office will send to you an ATM MasterCard that you will use to
withdraw your funds in any ATM MACHINE CENTER or MasterCard outlet in the
world with a maximum of £5000 GBP daily.Further more,You will be required
to re-confirm the following information to enable;The Rt Hon William Hague
MP First Secretary of State for British Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.
begin in processing of your MasterCard.
(1)Full names: (2)Address: (3)Country: (4)Nationality: (5)Phone #: (6)Age:
(7)Occupation: (8) Post Codes
Rt Hon William Hague MP. First Secretary of State for British Foreign and
Commonwealth Affairs Email; firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: Tel: +44-7466-712-795
TAKE NOTICE: That you are warned to stop further communications with any
other person(s) or office(s) different from the staff of the State for
Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to avoid hitches in receiving your
Rt Hon David Cameron MP