The David Cameron Scam

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

Regards

Wayne Borean

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; ssafairs@w.cn
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
payment.

Regards,
Rt Hon David Cameron MP
Prime Minister


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5 thoughts on “The David Cameron Scam

    1. It may bot be convincing, but it fools some people. So the ethical thing to do is to talk about it. If we don’t let people know that there are scum trying to pull off schemes like this, they are more likely to get taken in.

      Because the scammers aren’t going to ever stop, are they. And ethics are really what we are both about.

      Wayne

    2. And guess what – I just got another one.

      Wayne

      Our ref: ATM MasterCard/5404/IDR
      Your ref:…Date:29/04/2011

      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 00410640) 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; ssafaira@vf.vc
      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 payment.

      Regards,
      Rt. Hon David Cameron MP
      Prime Minister

      1. lol!  I have to laugh -I know it’s not a funny beng scammed -in fact I think it is appaulling!  However; it never ceases to amaze me what scammers think they can get away with!

        I think it is good you are taking the initiative and making people aware -I suppose some people might even feel honoured that David Cameron has contacted them -and even more when finding out they have been selected for such a generous payment!  -You are very lucky indeed!

        I wonder how David Cameron would think if he knew he was attached to such a scam?

        1. It comes down to cost. It costs so little to send a billion emails, that even if the conversion rate is only one in a million, that they make a profit.

          So yes, I try to warn people. It may not do much good. But at least I can try.

          Wayne

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