Stupid Punts!

Stupid Punts!


Examples of the "Nigerian scam" that flood my email box everyday.

Friday, October 06, 2006

This particular scam email, that I received today, must rank as amongst the worst that I have ever received.
  • The writer claims to be British, yet her grasp of the English language is appalling. For her reference, the pronoun "i" should be upper case "I" not lower case.

  • She claims to live in London, yet gives an address in York; then for good measure says that she lives in London Zealand (wherever that is).

  • One of the email addresses that she uses is based in Russia.

  • She talks about the problems of receiving cheques in dollars. Dollar cheques can easily be deposited in British bank accounts, she is lying.

  • She then rambles on about an arrangement with the FBI.
The email is utter garbage from start to finish. I would hope that no one is gullible enough to fall for this bullshit.

34 Parliament Street,
York, YO18SG,UK,

Dear Friend ,

My name is Ms Susan Harrison-Justain, I am an artist with my husband James Harrison,We own SUS ART WORLD in London,Zealand(United Kingdom)I lives in London United Kingdom, with my two kids, four cats, one dog and the love of my life my husband Mr James Harrison. It is definitely a full house, I have been doing artwork since I was a small child That gives me about 23 years of experience I majored in art in high school and took a few college art courses Most of my work is done in either pencil or art brush mixed with color pencils.

I have recently added designing and creating artwork on the computer, I have been selling my art for the last 3 years and have had my work featured on trading cards, prints and in magazines, I have sold in galleries and to private collectors from all around the world. I am always facing serious difficulties when it comes to selling my art works to Americans, they are always offering to make payment with casher's cheque or company checks , which is difficult for me to cash here in London United Kingdom because it takes longer time to clear which is about one month why in united state is just three to five banking days to cleared.

I am looking for a representative in the United States Of America who will be working for me as a part time worker and i will be willing to pay 10% for every transaction, which wouldnt affect your present state of work, someone who would help me receive payments from my customers in the states, I mean someone that is responsible and reliable, because the cost of coming to the state and getting payments is very expensive, I am working on setting up a branch in the state, so for now i need a representative in the United States Of America who will be handling the payment aspect for our company.

But the problem i have is trust, i have made arrangement with the FBI in Washington,that if anybody gets away with my money they will definately get hold with the person,and the person will go to JAIL for LOOTING my funds.

NOTE: All charges of the Western Union money transfer or Money Gram including bank transfer will be deducted from the money, so you are rest assured that you wouldnt spend a dime out of your personal money.

If you are interested, please get back to me as soon as possible via email. N: B, Please send to me the listed information below:

YOUR FULL NAME:...............................................................

CONTACT ADDRESS:...........................................................

YOUR DIRECT TELEPHONE NUMBER:..........................

YOUR AGE AND MARITAL STATUS:...........................

You have to provide me with the following address so that i can forward it to our customers to contact you and send payment through courier service immediately.

Thanks for your assistant and God bless,

Susan Harrison-Justain.
Director of SUS ART WORLD INC,
London, United Kingdom.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:46 pm

    I just received this same scam spam in my mailbox. The interesting thing is that at the top of the message is a box with a notice from the real Susan Harrison-Tustain (note it's a T, not a J) that the message is a scam. The note directs readers to a website (www dot tinyurl dot com slash yfksuz) that redirects to her real website, where she denounces the scam and gives information on it in a message dated Nov 5, 2006.

    I wrote to the real Susan Harrison and asked her about this. She replied that the scammers had linked two images from her website to appear in the scam message -- one was her photo, the other her logo. Once she discovered this was happening, she replaced those images on her own website with the warning image.

    She wrote: "I am not sure how long it will be until the scammers pick up on their stupidity. I hope it is a long time as it is certainly stopping hundreds of people from falling victim to the scam.

    "Your message has alerted me to the fact that some may think this is a counterscam and I need to make it obvious what I have done to help potential victims. It has nothing to do with getting people to my website.

    "It is very disconcerting that my good name and reputation is being targeted in such a way. It has been going on for over a year now and having the scam alert message on the front page of my website is very damaging to my business. Recently all of my emails and my website were blacklisted due to a misconception regarding the scam.

    "I have received hundreds and hundreds of emails from victims and potential victims. Some begging me to help them retrieve their money. Many writing to thank me for the warning. Even more who have missed the warning on my site and wondering if the scam is for real. I know that those who find their way to my website are just the tip of the iceberg as it is seldom that these scam messages contain my webaddress now due to the scam alert on the home page of my site."

    At least she's doing what she can to counteract this abuse.