New 419 Scam Email–With an Ironic Twist
FOR YOUR URGENT ATTENTION!!!
Dr. Peter Mcwealth. [firstname.lastname@example.org]
FROM DR. PETER McWEALTH.
DIRECTOR: WORLD FUND DISCOVERY MANAGEMENT AND PAYMENT BUREAU.
REPLY TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS: email@example.com
This letter is from World Fund Discovery Management And Payment Bureau newly set up by the World Financial Service Authority United States Of America/United Kingdom.
This body was set up to discover an outstanding unpaid fund being owed Governments or Individuals all over the world through Contract Payment, Inheritance and Lottery Winning Prize Awards.
It will interest you to know that we have discovered an outstanding unpaid/unclaimed sum of money in favour of your name and a mandate has been given to this body, World Fund Discovery Management And Payment Bureau to ensure that this fund gets to you without any delay.
Note that a special payment arrangement has been made to deliver this fund to you through diplomatic means of payment or Alternatively come in person to any of our payment Offices in Europe or Asia.
You are hereby advised to urgently furnish this office with your detailed information to enable us open up communication with you regarding the release of your fund immediately.
The information required from you to enable us process your payment are as follows;
- (1) Your Full Name:
- (2) Residential Address:
- (3) Phone, Fax and Cell Phone:
- (4) Profession, Age and Marital Status:
- (5) Company/Business Name:
- (6) Your Private Email address:
You are advised to contact us immediately with the above requested information for further details.
Dr. Peter McWealth.
Director: World Fund Discovery Management And Payment Bureau.
Did you notice the surname of the guy this 419 phishing scam message comes from? Peter McWealth. Think it’s an attempt at subliminal programming?
The email addresses that you need to reply to are both on the w.cn network. This the the Microsoft Live Mail site based in mainland China. (And why would they want to know your Profession, Age and Marital Status I wonder?)
You’d think that with access to all those funds “owed Governments or Individuals all over the world” these idiots could at least afford to set up their own damn domain, wouldn’t you?
Don’t be fooled by this and the many other attempts to gain access to your personal information. Be careful out there!