This gem arrived in my spam folder today, and it was so perfectly, wonderfully, amazingly STUPID that I just had to share this one. Obviously, it’s fraud, just delete it, but there ARE folks who get taken every year by these scammers, so again, to anyone who doe not understand this fraud: Please be safe and delete it.
By Robert Gillis
Published in the Foxboro Reporter and the Boston City Paper 8/2008
To: All new employees
From: Computer Help Desk Department
Re: Some helpful tips to make your life easier
Dear new employee,
Welcome to the company! As a new team member, please know that we, the computer help desk department, are here as your dedicated personal servants, 24/7. The following are some helpful tips to make communication with the computer help desk as efficient as possible.
by Robert Gillis published in the Boston City Paper 10/2007
SCAM: You receive an email from a someone you don’t know claiming you have won a large amount of money in a lottery you have never heard of. He promises you, a total stranger (but a trusted one) all the details to collect your billions.
by Robert Gillis
published in the Foxboro Reporter 11/2005 and Boston City Paper, 2006
SCAM: You receive an email from a “wealthy foreigner” (usually someone related to the royal family or something) who needs help moving millions of dollars from his homeland. He promises you, a total stranger (but a trusted one) a hefty percentage of this fortune as a reward for assisting him.