Friday, May 20, 2011

Sure, I believe it. Don't you?

I got this in my email box this morning. Nevermind that I've never used Western Union in my life. Let's not tell them because I sure could use the money they are so benevolently giving me.

Dear Western Union Customer,

You have been awarded with the sum of $50,000 USD by our office,
as one of our customers who use Western Union in their daily business transaction.

This award has been selected through the internet, where your e-mail address was indicated and notified.

Please provide Mr. Gary Epps with the following details listed below so that your fund will be remited to you through Western Union.

1. Name:______
2. Address________
3. Country:_______
4. Phone Number____
5. Occupation:________
6. Sex:_________________
7. Age___________________

Mr. Gary Epps
Tel: +3938XXX57681

As soon as these details are received and verified, your fund will be transferred to you. Thank you, for using western union. pleasure!


  1. Yay for free-money overseas business proposals from people with Anglicized names, African-Chinese email addresses, and Italian phone numbers!

  2. Sure I'll send it when judgement day gets here. Sorry, I couldn't resist. When I saw the title in my reader I thought this was going to be about judgement day.

  3. I actually had friends who were in Europe in May. While they were there their email account was hacked and their friends all got an email saying he was in jail and needed money. The giveaway? The grammar was atrocious, but it had a few of their friends going for a while.

  4. Wow. It sounds like it was someone who knew they were gone? Scary.


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