Today I logged into my email account and found 672 unread emails, I then sorted them by sender and subject line so I could eliminate duplicates. I am now down to 606 unread emails, not too bad on the duplicates. Scanning through them I seem to have a LOT Of dating websites taking an interest in me, only from looking at their subjects I can’t tell if they think I am male, female, black, white or maybe Christian? They are all over the board. I also have a lot of emails that look like they are foreign, unfortunately I can’t read them so they will just go straight to trash and you will never hav ethe opportunity to see them.
Now on to the show.
If you don’t know computers you could get caught with this email:
sent from: Yahoo! <email@example.com>;
From: Yahoo! <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2012 9:03 AM
Subject: Verify Account
To avoid being shut down, Please log on yahoo.com/verify
to update your account.
Thank you for helping us serve you better
NEVER click on a link in an email, navigate to the home page yourself. Also if you do think that you need to click on something, do yourself the favor and hover your mouse over the link for a few seconds, the lower left corner of your browser should show you the address where the link will take you. In this case it tried to take me to http:// www. dentonkukahiko.com/ /verify-account/ which as you can tell has NOTHING to do with Yahoo!. Another good hint about an emaisl validity is the icons in the email itself, a company such as Yahoo, will always have their logo in the email…this email didn’t have one.
Just do yourselves a big favor and always look twice at your email.s
I hate this type of spam, they didn’t even put any effort into it.
Sent from: email@example.com
From: Ruth Yoda <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 8:06 PM
Subject: Re:Very Urgent!!!
Greetings from BURKINA FASO:
Let me start by introduce myself,I am Mrs Ruth Yoda, BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER (Bank of Africa) Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.I am writting you this letter based on the latest development at our bank which I will like to bring to your personal edification.($12,250million transfer claims).This is a legitimate transaction and I agreed to offer you 30% of this money as my foreign partner after confirmation of the fund in your bank account,If you are interested,get back to me.
Mrs Ruth Yoda.
Thank you for sending this along
Data: 10/10/2012 6.45
Ogg: Good day.
UNDP Foundation Grant Donation.
You have been awarded a Grant Sum of US$1,000,000.00 (One Million United States Dollars) from the United Nations Development programme (UNDP) with Qualification numbers (UNF/FBF-826-1619 G-924-94). You are to Forward this email to the UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon for claims procedure.Tel: +447011136144
United Nations Foundation UK.
I am impressed that he is using the same email address throughout the email
Sent from: email@example.com
From: Mr. Frank Abu <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 4:35 PM
Subject: Hello my good friend
I’m happy to inform you about my success in getting the fund transferred
to a Swiss Account with the cooperation of a new partner from Paraguay who
is an international business man. Presently I’m in Paraguay for investment
projects with my own share of the total sum. Meanwhile, I did not forget
your past efforts and attempts to assist me in transferring those funds
despite that it failed us some how.
Now contact my secretary with this information below:
Name: Mrs.Mary Obi
Ask her to send you the total $850.000.00 (Eight Hundred and Fifty
Thousand US Dollars) which I kept for your compensation for all the past
efforts and attempts to assist me in this matter. I appreciated your
efforts at that time very much. So feel free and get in touched with my
secretary Mrs.Mary Obi and instruct her where to send the amount to you.
Please do let me know immediately you receive it so that we can share the
joy after all the sufferings at that time. In the moment, I am very busy
here because of the investment projects which I and the new partner are
having at hand.
Finally, remember that I had forwarded instruction to my secretary on your
behalf to receive that money, so feel free to get in touch with Mrs.Mary
Obi, and she will send the amount to you without any delay.
With best regards,
Mr. Frank Abu
Former Director Telex Wire (CBN)