SCAM/SPAM (How I’m Having Fun With It)

This morning, while checking the spam folder on my email account, I came across one of those good ol’ “Nigerian Lottery” scams. I figured I would post them for your enjoyment, my replies, and the scammer’s responses.

Scammer:

ATTENTION

I have been waiting for your response to the above subject base on the delivery of your fund which have been pending for a long time now
without hearing from you.

However i am sending this email to you to enable you commence with immediate payment for you to get your fund as there is no more time
for delays.

Anyway prior to the notice about your fund delivery from Mrs Mariam, i am obliged to give you the information about your delivery and
where to make payment of $260usd for the delivery of your check to commence

You are to make the payment of $260usd for  the delivery to commence via WESTERN UNION/MONEYGRAM with these listed payment
details,So that the delivery can commence immediately.

Receiver Name: Mr JEFFREY OJOKU
Receiver Address: Plot 15, Oworonski Expressway Gbagada Industrial Estate Lagos.Nigeria.

You are to send the necessary payment details via e-mail to me so that we can confirm your payment which you made via Western Union or
MONEYGRAM and send to us this details below:

MAKE PAYMENT WITH THIS INFORMATION
RECIEVERS NAME—— JEFFREY OJOKU
SENDERS NAME——- YOUR NAME
SENDERS COUNTRY—– YOUR ADDRESS
RECIEVERS COUNTRY—-Plot 15, Oworonski Expressway Gbagada Industrial Estate Lagos.Nigeria.
AMOUNT:$260usd
TEXT QUESTION————HELPER
TEXT ANSWER—————.GOD
MTCN NUMBER…………………

The payment would be used for your delivery airbill expenses.
Make sure you send to us the payment information which was given to you via WESTERN UNION AND GET BACK TO ME WITH THE PAYMENT
INFORMATIONS.

AS SOON AS U MAKE PAYMENT TO ENABLE ME GET YOUR PAYMENT AND HAVE YOUR CHECK DELIVERED TO YOU.

I AWAIT TO HEAR FROM YOU AS SOON AS YOU MAKE PAYMENT.

YOURS SINCERELY
Kelvin Williams.
+234-803-798-3096
OR
+234-805-070-0146

My reply:

I would love to make a payment. However, I require some scans of officiating or certifiable paperwork. Can you provide said paperwork?

Scammer:

Attention:Joshua,

I am Sending you this document in prior that you are going to proceed with the payment for the delivery of your funds to your address today.I have made arrangement as soon as your payment is received and confirmed by the reciever.Your parcel will leave for the destinated choosen courier selected by you.Your parcel has been concealed with the document’s.All i will send you is my badge and gate pass.I don’t actually do this but i just want to proof to you that i work for the law and i am a man of my words.

Send the money today and forward to me the payment information for easy pick up.

Mr Kelvin Williams.

Attached Images:

My reply:

Thank you, but this is not proof enough. You must provide all necessary information including:

Deeds of property aforementioned
Copies of all financial details and transactions
Legal names and addresses of the recipients and those who are providing the service
Social Security Numbers if possible
Expected time frame which transaction shall be completed
All available telephone numbers

Transactions cannot be followed through without the confirming details mentioned above. Please get back with me on these.

J.J. Madoff

Scammer:

Attention:Joshua,

You already have my name and also my identity.

The Email was sent by Mrs. Mariam Wenthworth Former Director International Online Lottery Co-coordinator. © 2008 WORLD
COMPENSATION PROGRAMS®.She sent you the email because since the online lottery was played 2008  and you entered automatically by using the internet which you emerged a winner.She did not get to sucessfully get in touch with you until now.You are now requested to  the options of courier to get the funds to your delivery address.Document’s concealed along with your check are strictly confidential to the benenficial also the completion date will be 48 hours after payment has been confirmed by us.

You can call me or email me for enquires or verification on +234-803-798-3096 OR +234-805-070-0146.
Office address:Address: Plot 15, Oworonski Expressway Gbagada Industrial Estate Lagos.Nigeria.

That is all i can do for you.If not impressed you can reply to mrs Mariam Wenthworth declining your Claims.

Await your swift response.

Mr Kelvin Williams.

My Reply:

Kelvin,

It seems to me that me and my lawyers cannot verify in any means of your correspondence with said Mrs. Mariam Wentworth. We have taken several avenues in the last hour to verify the existence of this supposed fund, and determine the real identity of yourself, and Mrs. Wentworth. However, we have come to the conclusion that this fund does not exist, and is a scam. If you were a special agent, you would not have directly identified yourself, as that would deem you a non-essential liability to the government of the United States, and could put you into unidentifiable danger. Also, both of your “identification cards” are crudely manipulated in image editing software, and the “picture” of you happens to be the same image, just flipped.

Another issue we have come across is your current location. Your given address and phone number is a location in Nigeria. If you have anything to do with this “lottery”, you would be located closer to Mrs. Wentworth, and you would NOT be a member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. However, based on your poorly conceived ideas, you have committed a felony to the United States government. You are committing fraud, and you are impersonating a federal official. These crimes, if you are caught, come with a lengthy prison sentence.

So, at the behest, you NEED to come up with more proof of who you say you are.

J.J. Madoff

At the moment, I have not received any more email from this scammer. If I do, however, receive a reply, I will post it here as QUICKLY as possible. So, laugh along with me you all! I think this is hilarious!

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3 Responses

  1. Steve says:

    This is WONDERFUL!! When I first saw what you were up to, I thought it would be a total waste of time! I was wrong, and I apologize. Well done! Are there any authorities involved for real?

  2. Josh says:

    Haha. You know what I’ll be up to. I’m crazy enough, aren’t I?

  3. Kendra says:

    Hahaha! Good job 🙂

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