Random 419

I want to say thank you to everyone who has supported this site and blog, but it is closing down as I am now rich thanks to the Central Bank of Nigeria. No, seriously, they sent me an email and everything….
Okay, maybe not, but it’s a while since I’ve seen a 419 (advance fee fraud) slip through to my inbox so thought I’d share. Originally I hand planned to critique different parts of the email, but I still can’t believe people fall for these so instead I’ll just share the ‘wealth’ for all.

This is to congratulate you for scaling through the hurdles of screening by the board of directors of this payment task force. Your payment file was approved and the instruction was given us to release your payment and activate your ATM card for use.
The first batch of your card which contains 1,000.000.00 MILLION U.S. DOLLARS  has been activated and is the total fund loaded inside the card. Your fund which is in total 10,000.000.00 MILLION U.S. DOLLARS  will come in batches of 1,000.000.00 MILLION U.S. DOLLARS  and this is the first batch.
Your payment would be sent to you via UPS or FedEx, Because we have signed a contract with them which should expired by MARCH 30th 2010 Below are few list of tracking numbers you can track from UPS website(www.ups.com) to confirm people like you who have received their payment successfully.
JOHNNY ALMANTE ==============1Z2X59394198080570
CAROL R BUCZYNSKI ==============1Z2X59394197862530
KARIMA EMELIA TAYLOR ==============1Z2X59394198591527
LISA LAIRD ==============1Z2X59394196641913
POLLY SHAYKIN ==============1Z2X59394198817702
Good news, We wish to let you know that everything concerning your ATM CARD payment despatch is ready in this office and we have a meeting with the house (Federal government of Nigeria) we informed them that your fund should not cost you any thing because is your money (Your Crad). Moreover, we have an agreement with them that you should pay only delivering of your card which is  82 U.S. DOLLARS by FedEx or UPS Delivering Company.
However, you have only three working days to send this 82 U.S. DOLLARS  for the delivering of your card, if we don’t hear from you with the payment information; the Federal Government will cancel the card.
This is the paying information that you will use and send the fee through western union money transfer.
Address: Lagos-Nigeria
Question: 82
Answer: yes
I wait the payment information to enable us proceed for the delivering of your card.

Do I really need to suggest anyone ignore similar opportunities that they may reach their inbox?
Additionally if you want to find out more, or a good laugh at the expense of these ‘con-men’ take a trip over to the excellent 419Eater site, these guys (and gals) do great work.
–Andrew Waite

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