The Spam Report: Day #118: Rhoda wants to give me $8.3 million
It's Monday and I've yet to have a second cup of coffee after a rough night with our littlest last night, so I'm not totally confident I get the meaning of the email I was sent first thing this morning.
If I've got it straight, the United Nations, Citibank and some woman named Rhoda want to give me $8.3 million except the email was sent by a guy named Moris. Don't know about you, but my sister was a huge fan of the Mary Tyler Moore show. So much so, she named her most favorite cat of all time, Murray.
The only Rhoda I'm familiar with is this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o11tYeLJLw0.
Somehow, I don't think she, Mary and Phyllis have conspired with Mr. Grant and Ted to land me $8.3 million. That's the implausibility factor with emails like this. They're just so ludicrous, they're funny... and then, they should be deleted.
Have a great day.
From: Moris [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, April 07, 2014 1:31 AM
Subject: v.UNITED NATION AND EUROPEAN UNION OFFICIAL WINNING PAYMENT VALUED $8,300,000M
THE UNITED NATION ORGANISATION
LONDON UNITED KINGDOM
UNITED NATION PAYMENT APPROVAL
OFFICE Special Duties/Logistics Department
FOREIGN CONTRACT/WINNING PAYMENT BUREAU
Our Ref: GBT /USA/STB Your Ref 25321/imf/us/09/10
UNITED NATION AND EUROPEAN UNION OFFICIAL WINNING PAYMENT VALUED $8,300,000M
UNITED NATION ORGANIZATION AND EUROPEAN UNION ORGANIZATION do hereby give this irrevocable approval order with Release Code: GNC/3480/02/00 in your favor for your contract entitlement/award winning payment with the UNITED NATION to your nominated bank account. Now your new Payment,United nation Approval No;UN5685P,White House Approved No:WH44CV, Reference o.-35460021, Allocation No: 674632 Password No: 339331 , Pin Code No: 55674 and your Certificate of Merit Payment No : 103 , Released Code No: 0763; Immediate Citibank Telex confirmation No: -1114433 ; Secret Code No:XXTN013, Having received these vital payment number , therefore You are qualified now to received and confirm Your payment with the United Nation immediately within the next 72hrs.
As a matter of fact, you are required to Deal and Communicate only with MRS RHODA WILTON, NEW DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL REMMITTANCE CITIBANK OF UNITED KINGDOM, with the help and monitory team from the CITIBANK OF FEDERAL RESERVE ACCOUNT OFFICE IN US which is our official remitting bank, Committee On Foreign Payment Matters in United Nation, has look up to make sure you receive your fund valued $8.3m. So contact: MRS RHODA WILTON. on Tel:+447024089643 FAX +44 871 900 7516
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for immediate release of your contract/inheritance/Award Winning claim Be informed that you are not allowed to correspond with any person or office anymore, You are required to send her the bellow information for your transfer.
1) YOUR FULL NAME:
4) COMPANY NAME(IF ANY) POSITION AND ADDRESS
5) BANK DETAILS:
SWIFT CODE :
6) PROFESSION AND MARITAL STATUS,
7) COPY OF YOUR INT'L PASSPORT/DRIVERS LICENSE
NOTE: YOUR PERSONAL CONTACT/COMMUNICATIONCODE WITH CITIBANK IS(022),YOU ARE ARE ADVICE TO SEND YOU FULL BANKING INFORMATION TO THE NEW CITIBANK OF LONDON INTERNATIONAL REMMITTANCE DIRECTOR HEADED BY MRS JUDITH RODIN AND MAKE SURE YOU ADHIRE TO HER INSTRUCTIONS,
WITH YOUR NEW PAYMENT CODE FOR RELEASE OF YOUR PAYMENT AND SEND HER ALL YOUR BANKING INFORMATION NOW. CONTACT CODE(002)
OFFICER: MRS RHODA WILTON
POSITION: NEW DIRECTOR,INTL,REMMITTANCE CITIBANK LONDON.
EMAIL: email@example.com TEL: +447024089643 FAX +44 871 900 7516
MRS RHODA WILTON
(CHAIRMAN COMMITTE ON FOREIGN CONTRACT/AWARD WINING PAYMENT UNITED NATION AND USA GOVERNMENT).