Thursday, June 15, 2017

Talk about classic spam!!!

I found this email in my spam folder.  It was too hysterical not to share with you.  I'm going to get right on it... yeah, right!!!
I guess there are people that buy this stuff.

I’m Mr.Ahmed Yaki,the new appointed Postman of Regular Mail Post Office branched at Cotonou Benin. I assumed this office on 6th, May, 2017. On going through the files of the previous records of this office, I discovered that there are six parcels containing ATM cards each one attached with an email address of the owner on it. The former appointee of this office (Alhaji Ahmed Musa Jr.) failed to carry out the delivery as it was instructed and programmed. Probably, one of his reasons for not carrying out the delivery was that you have not provided your postal address to him for the completion of the delivery as he remarked.

According to the content recorded in each file, the ATM card was deposited by one Senior Evangelist Mathew Peterson who died one year back as a charity foundation parcel to each of the six of you. On the statement he wrote on the list, he stated that each of the aforementioned ATM cards contains the sum of US$5,000,000.00 and he found your email contacts as reputable and capable persons that can use the charity awarded ATM Cards to change the lives of people.
Meanwhile, I've made the arrangement of posting the six parcels through Regular Mail Post Office to the six of you to your respective mailing addresses.

Am also sending the same message of the same content to six of you that own the six abandoned ATM CARDS each at the same time. If found in spam folder, it could be due to your Internet Service Provider, ISP. So move to your inbox before your reply.

I went to our head office at Cotonou Benin and reported the issue of the discovered six ATM cards in my office and they verified it and gave me the veto order to carry out the delivery immediately you reconfirm your mailing address to this office in order for us to mail the ATM CARD directly to you after Postal Stamp of the parcel. Note, below information is officially needed for posting of the ATM CARD ASAP.

1. Your Full name,________________
2. Your home Address,______________
3. Your current telephone number,______
4. A copy of your ID card,_____________
5. Your age/sex,____________________
6. Your country,____________________
7. Your occupation,__________________
8Your nearest air-port__________________

We shall post your ATM Card once you update us with the above info and you shall be given a tracking number, that is, the Track and Trace number of your parcel once it is posted to your mailing address, so as to enable you track your parcel to know exactly when it will arrive to your mailing address.

Remain blessed as I'll be looking forward to receiving your immediate response.

Tel:+229 689 46 891
Postman, Regular Mail Post Office Cotonou Benin


  1. Lol. Funny how he has your email address but not your name as not once does he calls you by your name. I feel sorry for the older folks who don't understand these things well enough to just delete such mail. Thanks for the laughter. ;^)

  2. Hurry up and send that information, quickly!!! I am so happy for you! SNORT!!!

  3. Just like an Internet sew-a-long, I'm in! Wink!

  4. As the old saying goes, there's a sucker born every minute. I can hardly wait to get my email, I'm sure I must be one of the other five lucky souls! Hehe

  5. Un-believeable!! Hard to believe it got through spam filter, huh?
    thanks for sharing --it's a strange world out there...hugs, Julierose

  6. Over the years I've had umpteen of this type of e-mail and they make laugh every time!

  7. Especially make sure they get a copy of the ID card--include a copy of your Social Security card, while you are at it. : )
    The sad thing is that some will actually fall for this.

  8. I love the part about the "veto order"!

  9. The mean and deceitful things that people do to each other just astounds me.

  10. One wonders how many people fall for this sort of thing.

  11. Check out James Veitch's Ted Talk on spam email. Hilarious! Can get to it easily by Googling the query spam email ted talk. Enjoy.

  12. Check out James Veitch's Ted Talk on spam email. Hilarious! Can get to it easily by Googling the query spam email ted talk. Enjoy.

  13. Ha... Have no idea how these folks get our info but I too receive these type of emails. I also get phone calls from the "magistrate" that my taxes are in arrear and need to send them money immediately or I'll have to appear before the "judge" Although annoying, I too get a laugh out of them. Hopefully, most people recognize them for the fraud they are.

    Terry in So. Calif