Sunday, May 1, 2011

Wow, free money from the new Prime Minister!

Does the fake formal language make this spam appear to be more honest? Fear not, it's a scam, even thought it reads like a period drama on television. Best I can tell, it originated at a hacked account or open relay at the domain. Don't respond, don't be fooled by messages like this, even if they use words like "hence" and "enquiry."

From: "Barclays Bank PLC®"
Date: April 30, 2011 9:38:24 AM PDT
Subject: Attention: Honorable Beneficiary / Office of Barclays Bank Plc.

From The Desk of Sir Johnny Sunderland
Foreign Remittance Department
Barclays Bank PLC.
1 Churchill Place, London, E14 5HP
+44 07024031991

Dear Honorable beneficiary

Did you authorize one Mr. Louis Henrik who presented document’s of claim purported to have been signed by you for the release of your Payment Beneficiary/Winnings settlement of Eleven Million Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars ($11.5) only, which have been made and sealed for your transfer? Why this, because the Fund Certificate was credited to you,hence this later development of Mr. Louis Henrik?

Ensure that you do not delay to get back soonest as this calls for urgent and cogent attention to avoid misappropriation, misconception and misconstrue in BARCLAYS BANK beneficiary’s financial transfer record. If you did not give any Power of Attorney or Authorization to the said Mr. Louis Henrik for claim of your fund, please reconfirm immediately to avoid banking irregularities, as your fund is now ready to be transferred (based on the urgent instructions from the Committee of Foreign Contractor Payments Board under the control of the PRIME MINISTER’S office).

In summary to your fund transfer do contact the Barclays Bank for your fund release.

As soon as this information is received, your payment will be made to you in a Certified Bank Draft or Wired to your nominated bank account.

You are advice to contact the Foreign Department immediately. Your contract Ref. No. is BAR/LON/UK/BEN/011 This fund is in line with the Federal Policy for release of all outstanding payment beneficiary due for payment as directed by the NEW PRIME MINISTER. For further explanation, your request and enquiry will be highly welcome and treat with understanding.

Waiting for your Reply.

Sir Johnny Sunderland
Foreign Remittance Department
Tel: +44 07024031991 (available 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.)

Barclays Bank PLC. Registered in England. Registered No: 1026167. Registered Office: 1 Churchill Place, London, E14 5HP

1 comment:

  1. Just got this one today:


    Our ref: ATM/13470/IDR
    Your ref:Date: 22/10/2011


    I am The Rt Hon David Cameron MP,Prime Minister, First Lord of the
    Treasury and
    Minister for the Civil Service British Government. This letter is to
    inform you that (Visa/ATM Master Card Number 7302 7168 0041 0640) has been
    accredited in your favor. Your Personal Identification Number is 1090.The ATM
    Master card Value is £2,000,000.00(Two Million, Great British Pounds

    This office will send you a Visa/ATM Master card that you will use
    to withdraw
    your funds in any ATM MACHINE CENTER or Visa card outlet in the world with a
    maximum of £5000 GBP daily.Further more,You will be required to re-confirm the
    following information to enable;The Rt Hon William Hague MP First Secretary of
    State for British Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. begin in
    processing of your
    VISA/ATM Master CARD.

    (1)Full names:
    (5)Phone #:
    (8) Post Codes

    Rt Hon William Hague MP.
    First Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    TAKE NOTICE: That you are warned to stop further communications with
    any other
    person(s) or office(s) different from the staff of the State for Foreign and
    Commonwealth Affairs to avoid hitches in receiving your payment.

    The Rt Hon David Cameron MP
    Prime Minister