Wednesday, September 4, 2013

FSOSP Notice

Oddly enough, we have received an email notifying us that we have won some type of Facebook Sweepstakes. The odd part is that the email address used in the FROM portion of the header belongs to the Cook County, Illinois Medical Examiner. My guess is the sender just used the name attached to that particular email address, as we are instructed to send our request for further info to a third-party email address.

This is an image of the email --

Email says we have won some kind of a Facebook Sweepstakes.
Email notifying us of winning some kind of Facebook Sweepstakes

Out of curiosity, we visited the website, and this is what we were greeted with --

Chinese domain is being used for email services for a Facebook Sweepstakes scam
Facebook Sweepstake email leads to Chinese

You be your own judge -- we choose to not believe a Facebook Sweepstakes email leading back to a Chinese domain. But, that's just us ....

Friday, July 5, 2013

Be informed that all the fees you are supposed to pay

This particular email claiming to be from John Ugwo arrived with the entire message content stuffed into the subject line. Whether this was intentional or not, I do not know.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Get Back to Me

This email, which claims to have been authored by Dr. Sanusi Lamido of the Central Bank of Nigeria, arrived as a jumbled mess with formatting suggesting it was intentionally done with the idea of slipping it past email spam filters.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Important Information

We discuss here an email we have received from an individual using the name of Mr.Abraham. This Abraham character makes the claim that we are due an inheritance fund of $7.5 million dollars. This email is inconsistent -- while it appears that Mr. Abraham (or actually someone posing as him) is the sender, it is signed by another individual -- a Mr. Nwankwo.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

ATM Card

Should we really take an email notifying us of winning $2.5 million dollars seriously, when said email can not even recognize the difference between a PRIZE and the PRICE of a PRIZE?