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The Spam Report: Day #133: "Bank of America NY"

Published On: Apr 30 2014 09:45:13 AM CDT
OTD December 5 - Beverly Hills Cop

Paramount Pictures

1984: The Eddie Murphy action-comedy "Beverly Hills Cop" premieres in theaters. Murphy shot to international stardom playing Axel Foley, a street-smart Detroit cop who heads to Beverly Hills to solve the murder of his best friend. The movie would earn $234 million at the domestic box office, narrowly making it the biggest hit of 1984 just ahead of "Ghostbusters."


Maybe this is a result of education these days being guided more toward test taking than creative learning. However you want to look at it, I'm always offended when I receive a scam email that, in the span of 30 seconds, I've found has been sent around for more than a year.

That's just more insulting to the stupidity you think I already have by asking me to fall for a "foreign payment" waiting at the Bank of America NY worth $8.5 million that some "woman" named Patricia Saunders from Arizona is trying to swipe. Now, how you swipe money that doesn't exist in the first place is difficult to comprehend, but that's neither here nor there. It's also curious that an email from one of the largest banks in the world would come from a email address and that it was sent from someone named "Shimada," but I'm supposed to respond to Mr. George Wayne, not to be confused with Mr. Bruce Wayne, billionaire philanthropist and in his spare time, The Dark Knight (a.k.a. Batman).

I'm more ticked that I found this exact email on line sent nearly a year ago. Show some creativity, some ingenuity here scammers. I mean, seriously. Lazy crooks will get caught. It's easier to get me to fall for the banana in the tail pipe trick if I've never seen it before or can't find it so simply on line.

Just hit delete folks and mutter under your breath about how lazy these scammers/spammers have become.

Take care,


From: Bank of America []
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2014 5:20 AM
Subject: Bank of America NY 


Bank of America NY

Your Foreign payment is here with the Bank of America, New York, but we want to confirm before releasing the fund to your nominating Partner, did you authorize Mrs. Patricia Sanders from Arizona to come and claim your ATM Visa card worth of $8.500.000 dollars on your behalf? Please if you did not authorized anybody to claim the ATM Visa Card then reconfirm to us your full name, resident address and phone to handle the ATM to you.

Yours faithfully,

Dr.George Wayne

Director, credit/Telex Dept

Bank of America NY

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