Stupid Punts!

Stupid Punts!


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

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Auditor General

Badly written, unsolicited, untrue and garbage.

Yes, it's a Nigerian scam!

Dear Beneficiary,
I read your contract payment file with great pain and tears following all you had to go through without success in the release of your fund.I work directly with Auditor General,Federal Republic of Nigeria.It was in the course of carrying out my primary duty as the personal assistance to Auditor General, why arranging contractors payment file that i saw your file and I was moved realizing the trauma you must have gone through concerning your inheritance,so out of compassion I quickly went to report your predicament to my boss who said i should write you immediately.He stated categorically,that if you are alive ,we should process your payment within 48hours.You are hereby advise to get back to us quickly.
Mr.Larry Chukwuemeka

Monday, May 23, 2011

Coca Cola - Cola Coca

Here is an example of how the Nigerian scammer fails to check the text of the scam email that he sends out.

This one purportedly comes from Coca Cola:


Your email address has won YOU Sum of £750,000.00 GBP the ongoing Coca Cola Bottling Company New Year Promotion United Kingdom.

For claims provide;
1. Name:
2. Address:
3. Phone/No:
4. Age:
5. Occupation
6. Sex:
7. Country:
8. State:

To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent:

Contact: Dr. Henry Jerry
Phone No:+44-701-423-7356

Aside from the poor grammar, the scammer made one fundamental error in the header of the email:


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wicked Officials

This scammer was so worried about me falling prey to those "wicked officials" that she sent me the same email twice.

Oh those "wicked officials"..LOL:)

"Good day to you

Hurry now and claim your fund from the Central Bank of Nigeria or your fund will be confiscated by the wicked officials of the CBN. My name is Rosemary Helen. I am a Computer Scientist working with Central Bank of Nigeria CBN. I am 25 years old, just started working with CBN. I came across your file marked X and your released disk painted RED.

I took time to study it and tried to find out why the funds were not released to you. Those evil officials can never tell you the truth that they won't release the fund to you; instead they allow you spend your money unnecessarily. I do not intend to work here forever; I can help you claim your fund if you can certify me of my security and assure me that you would settle with me after you must have received your payment.

I must do this because you need to know the status of your payment and cause for the delay. This is like a Mafia setting in Nigeria and you may not understand because you are not a Nigerian. The only thing needed to release this fund to you is the Original Anti Drug/Terrorist Clearance Certificate, which will be tendered to any of your nominated bank and the Internal Revenue Service IRS for clearance of the transferred amount in your account.

Once the Original Anti Drug/Terrorist Clearance Certificate is cleared, fund will immediately reflect in your bank within 10 Minutes. The only authorized and sincere person who will issue you the Original Documents is Mr.Richard Clifford. Make sure you indicate your file letter X and tell her its painted color Red so she will be able to recognize your file. The president made a compensation fund release for all unpaid beneficiaries/contractors.

Therefore, you are not going to receive your original initial fund, the compensation fund release bonus will be added to your original fund payment. The whole funds both your initial payment and the compensation payment shall be transferred to your bank account as soon as the Original documents are cleared.

Do get back to me ASAP if you are still interested in claiming your fund.

Yours sincerely,

Miss. Rosemary Helen

Monday, May 16, 2011

FBI Scam

Here is a fine example of a poorly presented scam purportedly from the improbably named Fang Hollowen, who claims to work for the FBI in Nigeria.

Suffice to say this is a scam!

FBI Headquarters in Washington,
D.C.Federal Bureau of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW Washington,
D.C. 20535-0001(202)

Attn: Beneficiary,

Compliments of the day, I Wish to inform you that your Payment of $800,000 Thousand Dollars has been approved and it will be released to you as soon as possible so you will need to contact our Department in Nigeria to thepayment Officer Mr Fang Hollowen with the information as stated below.

NAME: Mr Fang Hollowen

Do contact Mr Fang Hollowen of the ATM PAYMENT CENTER OFFICE with your details:

Also please be informed that all necessary Documents has been put in placeall you will have to do is to make sure you can be able to afford $132Dollars for the Delivery of your Funds which is to be sent to you via an ATM SWIFT CARD using FedEx International Courier Service. we do await your response so we can move on with our Investigation andmake sure your ATM SWIFT CARD gets to you.

Thanks and hope to read from you soon.


D.C. 20535

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Barclays Phish Warning

Be warned there is a phish doing the rounds purportedly from Barclays.

Do not click on the link if you receive any such email, it is a phish designed to trick you into revealing your pass codes etc.

Barclays Security Notification

We noticed a violation of our services on your account, this
may have occurred due to a viral infection on your computer
when you last accessed your account online.

For security reasons, we have temporarily disabled access to
your account until you complete the account restore process.

Please Click Here To Restore Your Account

Best Regards,
Barclays Customer Services

Friday, May 06, 2011

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Bin Laden Photos Contain Malware

Those with a morbid desire to see the corpse of Osama bin Laden, should resist the temptation to open any files sent to them claiming to contain photos of his corpse.

Security firms are warning that the photos, many of which are contained in an attachment labelled "", contain malware designed to place a Trojan on the unwary voyeur's pc which will download banking passcodes etc.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Sony Shuts Stable Door

The Guardian reports that Sony has hired private investigators, including a former special agent with the US Naval Investigative Service, to track down the hackers who stole the personal details of more than 100 million online gamers.

The UK information commissioner's office is also making enquiries, as well as the FBI in the US.

Unconfirmed reports in the media indicate that some Sony customers have noted irregular activities in their bank accounts.

As to whether there is another hack, that has yet to be identified/admitted/occur remains to be seen.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Sony PlayStation Network Hacked II

Last week Sony admitted that up to 77 million users of its PlayStation Network may have had their security compromised by a hack.

Now it has revealed that a further 25 million users may face a security compromise.

It seems that on 18 April, the day before PlayStation Network was hacked, Sony Online Entertainment PC games network was hacked. However, Sony did not find out about the breach until early on Monday and shut down the service shortly afterwards.

Sony Online Entertainment network hosts games such as "EverQuest".

Sony stated that the names, addresses, emails, birthdates, phone numbers and other information from 24.6 million PC games accounts may have been stolen from its servers as well as an "outdated database" from 2007.