How Do People Fall Victim to Shit Like This?

From time to time I check my spam folder to find out the kind of crap people are trying to send me. A few days ago I came across the below email and decided to have a little fun. I omitted my personal email but my responses can be found in bold.

Hello ,

Good day to you and your family, I got your email contact during my
random internet search while looking for a reliable and trustworthy
foreigner for assistance.I apologize if the content here under are
contrary to your moral ethics but please treat with absolute secrecy
and personal.My name is Engr. Dr. Ahmad Mualla from Damascus Syria. I
am now 66 years Old, and i am now a retired government officials I was
former personal investor & financial consultant advisers to some Top
Politician in Syria, also an oil Tycoon from Syria and Saudi Arabia.
Al Furat Petroleum Company (AFPC) the leader in the region in
Reservoir Management AFPC was established under Service Contract no.
210 ratified by Law no. 43 of 1977 and named as per decree-law no.12
in 1985.

AFPC is a joint venture company between the General Petroleum
Corporation (50%) and private shareholders Syria Shell Petroleum
Development (SSPD) etc I have plan to relocate my investment planning
to your beautiful country, out of Syria, Now that Syria security and
our Economic independent has been lost to the greatest lower level,
and our culture has been lost forever and our happiness has been
taking away from us, i will like to relocate my family out from Syria,
here in my country there is fire on the mountain, i need a foreign
partner to enable me transport my investment capital and then relocate
with my family, honestly, i wish you and i will discuss more and get
along, i need a partner because i don’t have any bank account outside
Syria.Am interested in buying properties houses, Building real estate
and some tourist places,I will appreciate your idea and knowledge
regarding this or any other profitable investment you may suggest,on
my next email i will explain to you the full details of this
investment Proposal.

I shall tell you more about myself and my family on my next email,
upon your respond, you may as well tell me little more about
yourself.Kindly reply to my private email address
at:engr_ahmad_mualla@engineer.com

I’m waiting for your good responds.

Thanks

Engr.Dr.Ahmad Mualla
Damascus Syria.

Please tell me more. How can I help you?

I am so happy to read from you today and i truly appreciate your readiness to help me and my family out of our present situation. It is no more news what has been happening in my country Syria. I have tried since considering my age to stay but things are getting worst every day and it is affecting my family, my business and almost every thing I have worked for. This is why I contacted you for your assistance as i want to relocate my business out of my country to your country or any where you want us to put up the investment.

Again my family too I need to move them as well so that they will have rest of mind and settle down again.Meanwhile when the problem in Syria started, i quickly moved my fund out of my country being that my former position as personal investor & financial consultant advisers to some top politician in Syria, i had the opportunity to traveled in and out of Syria as i move funds oversea for some top politicians and the amount moved out is $27.5 Million which is presently lodged with KASIKORN BANK PCL,BANGKOK,THAILAND.

So please I need your help as a front and my next of kin to claim the said funds on my behalf for a possible yielding investment in your country that you will advise me on. Be rest assured that all due legal documents that will back you up in the claim will be make available to you.

It is also of utmost importance i let you know that this transaction is 100% risk free as i will be providing you with all due legal documents to ensure that the funds is move to any account of your choice successfully without any hitch. I am interested in real estate and any other possible yielding investment you may also advise me on.

To indicate your seriousness and readiness to assist me get out of this ugly situation in my country, you should urgently send me the below demands with A copy of your international passport/Drivers License to enable my lawyer commence on due legal documents that will back you up for this claim.

Thus:

Full names: ………………………… …….
Complete Residential Address …………………………
Personal mobile number: ………….
Fax Numbers………………….
Profession/Occupation ……………………….
Marriage status: ……………………….
Age………………………………

Those information is highly needed for self assurance and you have to promise me that you will not betray me because the money involve will be transferred into your account. On receiving this, I shall have my lawyer prepare a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for a better mutual agreement in this transaction and make sure you keep this transaction Strictly Confidential to yourself alone and no Third Party to avoid all that i have worked for not be taken away please note this.

Tell me more about your country, how good it will be to invest in your country. Such as real estate or any profitable investment venture that will yield good profitable values. I will appreciate whatever result you may brief me. Do let me know your idea and knowledge regarding this or any investment venture you may suggest. Tell me little more about yourself. Attached is a copy of my passport to know whom you are working with.

Waiting for your reply.

Thanks,

Engr. Dr. Ahmad Mualla
Damascus Syria
PASSPORT DR AHMAD

I would really like to help you but I’m concerned about how we came to meet. Did you just randomly email people? How do I know you’re not asking another person for the same help or 100 for the same help?

Before I provide my information, please provide me with the same information you seek.

Thanks for your message.However I came across your email contact and two others making it three email contacts during my random Internet search while looking for a reliable and trustworthy foreigner for assistance and I contacted you alone first for now waiting to hear your responds because I use to have a very good foreigner friend years ago when i was still in the University his name was Tony.

My Full Names:Engr. Dr. Ahmad Mualla
Current Residential Address : Refugee Camp for now.
Personal mobile number: None
Fax Numbers:None
Profession/Occupation :Retired Government Officials (Former Personal Investor & Financial Consultant Advisers)
Marriage status:Married
Age:66 years

Waiting for your reply.

Thanks,

Engr. Dr. Ahmad Mualla
Damascus Syria.

So because I have the same name as your friend you decided that I can be trusted? I guess if that’s what your comfortable with. You made mention of a politician you worked for. What was the name of the politician?

I received your email.I worked with Major General Bassam Abdel Majeed is the current Syrian Ambassador to Kuwait. He also served as the interior minister of Syria between 2006 and 2009.Please make sure that everything regarding myself, my family,yourself and this transaction is kept Strictly Confidential to yourself alone and no Third Party please.The war is becoming more worst here and the refugee camp is no longer safe for me and my family anymore.I need to move them out from here now asap so please let me know if you are ready and willing to help us by providing me with the requested information’s about your self below with A copy of your international passport/Drivers License to enable my lawyer commence on due legal documents that will back you up in this transaction.

Thus:

Full Names: ………………………… …….
Complete Residential Address …………………………
Personal mobile number: ………….
Fax Numbers………………….
Profession/Occupation ……………………….
Marriage status: ……………………….
Age………………………………
Waiting for your reply.

Your Sincerely,

Engr. Dr. Ahmad Mualla.

Full Names: You should have it genius!
Complete Residential Address: 742 Evergreen Terrace, Springfield, USA.
Personal mobile number: 212-857-6309
Fax Number: don’t have a fax #
Profession/Occupation: Fucking with assholes trying to scam me by email
Marriage status: Trying to find out if I’m available? I’m flattered but taken.
Age: Guess.

Waiting for your reply.

Next time I’m setting up a phone number so I can fuck with a person like this over the phone.

2 thoughts on “How Do People Fall Victim to Shit Like This?

  • vivi

    I have to subscribe to your blog. I am entertained beyond my usual association with the get along gang and the league for the easily amused.

    This is what I use (after I send a pfishing complaint or spam scammer report; if I have time I report them all. I too am so tired of realizing so many people have nothing more to do than sit and send email or compromise business accounts and worse. Craigslist is a den of lackoduzical individuals seeking any email address to splank on.) The bank link “http://bmanage.to/BankAccount (is supposed to be a blue field, link – it’s still active in my saved file, anyway, the bank field/link, once clicked on, is a link designed to set into motion to fabricate a “BSOD” which is easily set away with reboot or “esc” keypress. The initial shock value has to be priceless and so wish I could see their face after thinking they scored. It has no residual affects that anyone is aware of. Have fun!

    Warm Godly sincere blessings and heartfelt greetings, Dear sweet Mr. Kalibabila,

    My sullen heart weeped upon reading your audacious correspondence, and I feel for your situation from the inner depths of my soul. Yes…Yes! I want to help, dammit! This cannot, and will not stand! How dare your step brother take advantage of such a kind hearted paragon of virtue as yourself! I’m just as much bewildered as I am belligerent about such impudent behavior. **As a professional I only wish you could spell correctly or obtain a new computer with a spell checker that you not appear slumatious as your draft aspires you to be. (**I added this because your professional could not spell worth a shit. I tend to modify my responses with respect to the dialogue if it be Nigerian, they get that response, if it is FBI, I use the “King’s English”, if it is UPS or FedEx, it gets modified that direction and a quick cut and paste sends a note to that agency just because it’s the right thing to do. Nowdays there are other options for reporting and MSN has built-in a pfishing option into the browser. I think Chrome has a similar app but it needs to be installed separately from the app store. Seemingly many scams I have received lately are coming from Southern California. As I mentiond, if there is time, I check the originating IP and other pertinent information, sometimes simply out of curiosity. If I can post for elderly or those not so computer literate or saavy as to fall to these schpazms, I post warning on CL or FB or if I get a personal email from a legitimate person who has been hacked, they get a informational note immediately. I have received schpazms from high-profile individuals from pinned, professional email addresses. It isn’t fun anymore and to not be available is to not use the internet. I removed all my contacts from every profile I have and use a separate file for contacts now. One of the most vulnerable positions one can be in is to use a profile as an administrator. This opens all sorts of opportunity for devious third-party downloads and other hack opportunity.)

    Actually, Claude, (may I call you that? ) Upon reflection, perhaps we can help each other.

    To be truthful, my new best friend Claud, because I somehow truly feel I can trust you, I run a large import export business operation between Columbia and here in my home state of Florida. I need an offshore or international bank account to transfer and invest the millions of dollars incurred monthly.

    If you could help me, I know I can help you. Does this sound like something you can arrange for me? I hope this does not scare you off as you seem like an honorable gentleman and I wouldn’t wish to insult you but when all is said and done, you’ll have so much money, we could just hire a hit man and take care of the meanie old Joesph once and for all!

    If you’re absolutely as sincere as you say, send me an account number and routing number so we can get started right away! I can immediately deposit a significant amount U.S. into your account, and we can split it upon my arrival in Dubai (one of my favorite vacation destinations, by the way) I have several million in various US banks that I must dispose of in the next few months.

    As a show of my good faith, you may review and verify my current banking funds, routing numbers and all other relevant account information here:

    http://bmanage.to/BankAccount (**once this is posted in an email, the link will be “blue” and once triggered, activate a BSOD)
    Log in: hopestosoilya (**whatever you wish – of course)
    Password:7388495 (**ditto)

  • Pierre Tanguqay

    They’re still at it! I gotten a reply email sometime after I advertised that I’m selling my house.
    Here is the email : “Hello, I just visited your announcement of sale of your property.
    I am really interested not your property and I am ready to buy your property.
    I took you to let me favourably to my e-mail address: chantale_lapeche@engineer.com
    Kind regards
    Chantale
    ______________________
    One should know that the patronym (Family name) “Lapeche” (With an accent or not in French) do not exist on planet earth. When the address chantale_lapeche@engineer.com is pasted into the email verification box of http://network-tools.com website (Check marked “Email check”) ; the reply come from a server named “mail.com” very well know to offer many variations of domain names such as “engineer.com”.
    Anybody can open an email account baring the domain name engineer.com.
    If one carry an advanced search on the string of characters by typing ” engineer.com ” in the search box, the result will afford a multitude of hoax, hack and fraudulent advertisement all stored on a main website.
    The fraudsters simply paste the or attach the wording of the frauds as the first hook over the foreseen customer.

    It is the way of living of these peoples.
    Pierre.

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