Thursday, March 08, 2012

Best. Nigerian. Spam. Ever. (and my reply)

From my facebook page, in case Notes go away (you never know):
 by Kelly L. Norman on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 3:25pm ·

1) The spam (remarks italicized & in brackets were added by me; not in original e-mail)

----- Original Message -----
From: mr roger
To: undisclosed recipients
Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2010 2:15 AM
Subject: Re: Payment Notification:

Attention: Sir, [note assumed gender of recipient; i.e., not mine]


Re: Payment Notification:

We are writing to know if it's true that you are DEAD? [must he shout?] Because we received a notification from one MR. GERSHON SHAPIRO of USA stating that you are DEAD and that you have giving him the right to claim your funds. He stated you died on a CAR accident.

He has been calling us regarding this issue, but we cannot proceed with him
until we confirm this by not hearing from you after 7days. Be advised that we
have made all arrangements for you to receive and confirm your funds without anymore stress, and without any further delays.

All we need to confirm now is your been DEAD Or still Alive. Because this
MAN'S message brought shock to our minds. And we just can't proceed with
him until we confirm if this is a reality OR not.

But if it happened we did not hear from you after 7days, then we say: MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE" [note poor punctuation]


May the peace of the Lord be with you wherever you may be now. [Note religious reference; not really expected from Barclay's]

Your Faitfully,

Mr. Roger Go Paul
Director Of Operations
Barclay's Bank Plc London

[So, you're living in London, working at Barclay's; you have a name that consists of that of an American TV celebrity (misspelled), an infinitive, and a Beatle; you are unaware of internet etiquette and you don't know current British etiquette or English's that working out for you?]

2) My reply:

----- Original Message -----
From: Kelly L. Norman, LMSW
Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2010 3:13 PM
Subject: Re: Payment Notification:

Mr. Shapiro is quite right. I am dead. Sorry to be such a bother.

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