Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Spamming and replying

I was sent an email, stating that I had the opportunity to acquire $9 million from a bank in Burkina Faso if I posed as the next of kin of a client of said bank. BUUUULLSHIIIIT :P
I've seen millions of these spam letters and I was always curious about who answers those and, if they did, what would the answer back be (if any)? Prolly not, but anyways...
So there goes, I was in a stupid mood and send them an email :P

From Mr. Octavio A. Victal.

Dare Friend,

My name is Mr. Octavio A. Victal, I am the credit officer  with African Development Bank of (A.D.B) Ouagadougou Burkina Faso.

I have a business proposal in the tune of ($9 Nine Million Us Dollars) after the successful transfer; we shall share in ratio of 40% for you and 60% for me.
 I want to front you in the bank so that you can apply for the claim of fund as the next of kin to our late customer Mr. Steve Moore.
who died years ago with his entire family while on holidays and several attempt has being made to locate his family without success.

You should understand that as an insider in the bank i will do every thing possible to protect your interest and to make sure that i follow things up
as soon as you are willing to work this out with me because i will not want this money to go into the government purse.
You can confirm the geniuses of the deceased death by clicking on this web site  

Should you be interested, please contact me through my private email (xxxxxxmailxxxx)
so we can commence on all arrangements and I Will give you more information on how we would handle this project.

Please treat this business with utmost confidentiality and send me the Following information:
(1) Full names:
(2) Private phone number:
(3) Current residential address:
(4) Occupation:
(5) Age and Sex:

Thanks for your co-operations
Mr. Octavio A. Victal
Call me for more information’s
Tel; +226-7899-8337


Dear Mr Octavio,

   I am much saddened to hear about Mr Steve Moore's death, a fact that undoubtedly would have you so shocked after those years.
I can understand your shock and sadness because you spelled "dear" wrong and used punctuation marks in an erroneous way, but that is
purely understandable, since you are grieving for your presumably deceased customer and his family.

   What eludes me, kind sir, is the way that I can apply as the next of kin, since I have no apparent connection to the late and unfortunate Mr Moore.
But, in anyway, I think that it's far better than leaving those funds unclaimed
so that the government claims them... I am sure that the Burkina Faso government
has already too many funds, that to take the funds of the dead too.

   Another matter is that, by acting as the next of kin I would put myself in danger of committing the crime of false impersonation and fraud.
Thus, I can't imagine myself to sound bold, if requesting to share the aforementioned 9 million US dollars in 60% percent for me and 40% for you,
because the crime will befall on my hands and not yours, kind sir. The authorities will believe I am the culprit and that I deceived you, thus arresting me
and leaving you. I would surely not want to be arrested in Burkina Faso or here in the UK where I reside, because I am a Japanese citizen
but I act as a (4) logistics provider and investigating consultant for the Metropolitan Police, in the department of Scotland Yard.
If I was to be arrested I would undoubtedly be deported back to my country, where rather strict laws apply for persons that commit international
fraud .
That would be really unfortunate if it was to happen.

   My name is (1) Quillsh W. Watari and I am greatly sorry that I cannot disclose my (3) residential address and (2) telephone number yet, due to my position in the Metropolitan Police.
And to be honest I cannot fully trust you yet, dear sir. As for the other information, I am (5) 63 years old and I am a male.
But you obviously know all of these because you sent me this email on the sole interest of trusting me,
so I believe you've already done a background check on me to test my integrity and brilliance of mind.
For this I thank you. You flatter me, kind sir, to the bottom of my heart.
Therefore, I will try my best to trust you as well, so that we bring this matter to a full completion and success with utmost confidentiality.

I look forward to hearing from you,
Watari W. Quillsh
Metro.Pol. investigative consultant and logistics provider
Winchester, UK