Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Faux

Bauer Arno
Commercial Loan Office
Halifax Bank
THURSO Branch
25 Olrig Street
KW14 7HQ Glassgow
United Kingdom

Hello,

I am Mr BAUER ARNO, Commercial Loan Officer at Halifax Bank in the Glassgow United Kingdom. I am sorry for using this medium to contact you as it is highly unsecure but I have no choice as it is the only medium I can use in establishing contact with you that is quick as this matter is in dire need of urgent attention. I would want you to assist in a business venture involving 2,450,000.00 (Two Million,Four hundred and Fifty Thousand British Pounds) but have to be sure that you are willing to indulge in this transaction.

Please kindly get back to me if you are interested so I can furnish you with more details. I can be reached on this email address bauerarno@37.com or telephone on +44-70-0597-6870 or Fax- +44-70-0597-6910 .

I await your immediate response,

Regards,

Bauer Arno

IMPORTANT!

Do not attempt to reach me on my office email or office numbers as it is highly insecure and is being monitored.



Dear faux-Nigerian Email Scammer,

Yes, I know the truth. I have seen through your tissue of lies, despite the fact that it was covered with the mucus of your duplicity and the phlegm of your greed.

What gave the game away? Well, I may not be a keen scholar of celtic linguistics, but I'm fairly sure that the Scottish people do not refer to their second largest city as "The Glassgow".

Also, it only has one 's'. The Glaswegian accent may be indecipherable to all but the most hardened Scot, but I'm pretty certain that it has few if any repercussions on their ability to spell. I may be wrong, but I'm prepared to offer them the benefit of the doubt.

There's also the matter of the bank itself. Oddly enough there really is a bank at 25 Olrig Street in Thurso... but it's the Bank of Scotland, not Halifax.

Now frankly, I find all this a bit offensive. What sort of society do we live in when a phisher can't even be bothered to do his homework? It smacks of laziness and a shoddy lack of attention to detail! Shame on you, sir, shame on you.

Yours, not even slightly respectfully,

Blandwagon

P.S. Your grammar is appalling, too, but that could easily be the result of a British state school education.

2 Comments:

Blogger finnegan* said...

Surfed on randomly. Your post made me grin. Fight on blandwagon, fight on.

10:35 AM  
Anonymous idun said...

Good for you Blandwagon!
I received the message today and of course I realised that it's a scam. Even though I didn't do my homework like you.
but, what intrigues me is what he wants to pull off. and how!

4:23 PM  

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