Some of the Advance Fee scams (also known as 419 scams) are pathetically simple, some filled with poor grammar and spelling and some just boring repeats.
Sometimes, they are just amusing, such as this next one.
Dear Scam victim,
This is the National Investigation Center, USA
In our investigation from banks worldwide we have come across your contact details and records. It was clear the banks mishandled your transaction and …
The message goes on to explain how all of the bank officials have been dismissed and banned from working for any bank. Then it explains that my transaction was legitimate and I have been compensated with $3,130,616 for immediate payment.
I just have to send my details to an official with a Gmail address to claim the cash.
The sender’s name is supposedly Scott Grog and his email address is @giftvoucherkiosk.com which is not exactly appropriate for what is claimed to an International Crime Body.
Vey amusing and sad that people continue to perpetrate these attempted crimes.
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