19 de enero de 2008

"Estafas por SPAM: Reírse o Llorar"


Como cualquier otro internauta, soy destinatario habitual de SPAM, y aunque suelo borrar directamente toda la bandeja que contienen el mismo sin prestarle atención, recientemente me ha dado por mirar algunos de los emails recibidos, y la verdad es que me he reído mucho.



Por alguna extraña razón, me asedian los correos de viudas africanas, contándome la historia de la triste muerte de su marido, y de cómo tienen una cuenta de X millones, que dada la legislación de su país no pueden cobrar, y necesitan la ayuda de un bondadoso extranjero, que se llevaría una comisión del 10 – 15 % …



La verdad es que he dudado en si debía borrarlos, o reenviárselos a Pepiño Blanco y Zp, ambos expertos en Alianzas de Civilizaciones, y en solucionar los problemas económicos de los desfavorecidos…



Al final, mi opción fue publicarlos por aquí, para que sirvan de carcajeo general, y en su caso, si hay algún ingenuo, para que no caiga en este tipo de lacrimógenas ESTAFAS,



1- La inversora de Costa de Marfil:


From Mrs Nary Mesah

My Dear,

It is my pleasure to contact you for a business venture which I and my Son Musa intend to establish in your country. Though I have not met with you before but I believe one has to risk confiding in succeed sometimes in life.

I can confide on you for the brighter future of my children since you are a human being like me. There is this huge amount of Fifteen Million five hundred thousand United States dollars. ($15.500.000.00) which my late Husband kept for us with a Security Company here in Abidjan Cote D'ivoire before he was assassinated by unknown persons. Now I and my son Musa decided to invest this money in your country or anywhere safe enough for security and political reasons.

We want you to help us claim and retrieve these funds from the Security Company and transfer it into your personal account in your country for investment purposes on these areas:
1). Telecommunication
2). The transport industry
3). Five star hotel
4). Real Estate

If you can be of an assistance to us we will be pleased to offer to you 10% of the total fund.
You can call my son Musa for more explanation on this number: 00225 47023126 I await your soonest response.

Respectfully yours,

Mrs Nary Mesah and Son.



2- La viuda del militar iraquí:


Dearest Beloved,
Thank you for the attention beeing given to go through my mail.I am Mrs.Farah al-Hashemi, The wife of iraq military finance corps Chief, who was incharge of the payment of the military salary during his life service time .I am 58 years old, i am now receiving treatment in the hospital. It's quite obvious that I won't live Longer according to my doctor as i am sufering from my kidney transplant illness,this is because my illness has gotten to a very bad stage. My late husband died from the British and American attacks over my country ,and during the period of our marriage we had two male children Musa and Idris.After the death of my husband , I
inherited some money which my late husband deposited with a Security Finance Company in Thailand for safety.The doctor has advised me that I may not live long, so I now decided to contact you to assist my two sons to claim this money From where it was deposited and guide them for investment as you are a potential business man.


My family will be interested in doing business in your country, thefore i would like to seek your assistance and help.I am interested particularly in properties , but your advise on other areas of private sector could be highly appreciated, i am in believe that you would be of great help in guiding my two sons to a sucessful exploration of the investment potentials of your country , which guarantees good capital returns and human security .As a result of this, i can take you in confidence
bassically due of the source of the fund , hereby believing that your assistance will be profitable to us.


The amount in question is USD$12 Million .I will appreciate your willingness to carry this transactions the gratification remark which will be determined as soon as i hear from you.As i have maped out 20%, for your assistance and 5% would be used for the re-embursement of any expenses that is encurred during on the process of this transaction .


Lastly, I honestly pray that this money when transferred to your country will be used for the said purpose of investing in the industry,because I have come to find out that wealth acquisition without Allah isvanity upon vanity.


I await your urgent reply to enable me up-date you with more information and how to proced. Do feel free to ask me any question if you wish .AND URGENTLY GET READY TO MEET US IN THAILAND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE,the documentations relating to the deposit of this fund are all intact with my first son for your verification .I await to hearing from you soonest.



3- El empleado de banca corrupto:


Good Day,

I have a proposal for you - this however is not mandatory nor will I in any manner compel you to honour against your will.

I am Sam Tutu, and I work with a bank (one of the African leading banks in the West Coast). Here in this bank existed a dormant account for the past 8 years which belong to a American national who is now late Mr. Richard Burson and his wife Mrs. Lenor how died on EgyptAir Flight 990

When I discovered that there had been no deposits nor withdrawals from this account for this long period, I decided to carry out a system investigation and discovered that non of the family member nor relations of the late person is aware of this account.

This is the story in a nutshell. Now I want an account overseas where the bank will transfer this funds.Thereafter, I had planned to destroy all related documents for this account. It is a careful network and for the past eleven months I have worked out everything to ensure a hitch-free operation.

The amount is not so much at the moment and plus all the accumulated interest the balance in this account stands at-(US$ 9.5 million US dollars).

Now our questions are:-

1. Can you handle this project?
2. Can I give you this trust?
3. What will be your commission if you can sponsor this transfer?

Consider this and get back at us as soon as possible. Finally, it is my humble prayer that the information as contained herein be accorded the necessary attention, urgency as well as the secrecy it deserves.

I Expect your urgent response if you can handle this project. And please do send to me your direct phone number so I will give you a call at once.

Respectfully yours,

Sam Tutu.


4- La hija del militar rebelde.



Good day,

I am Mr.Ken Quattara residing in Abidjan-Cote d’ Ivoire with my sister, my father was one of the top officer with the rebel in the Northern part of the country,and he was killed during the war.
Since after the politcal problem is over, we are maintaining a low profile until we are issued with a Government attestation and passport, for now we are not permitted to travel out of our zone or operate an account or engage in any form of gainful employment until we received our attestation.

It is with much pleasure that we are contacting you because of the confidentiality involved in this transaction, our father deposited a sealed box in a Security Company containing US$9,000,000 US dollars but declared as antiquity and personal effect to the management of Security & finance company, now we are asking for your assistance to help us in cliaming the sealed box from the company by fronting you as the co-beneficiary of this sealed box.
We are ready to give 30% of the total fund to you for your assistance.
We will be most pleased if you will get back to us soonest, so that we will provide in Confidence and all transparency with all details.
God bless you and have a nice day.
Ken & Serena Quattara.



Después de leer estos ejemplos ¿díganme: para reír o para llorar? ¿Puede haber gente tan idiota suelta por el mundo como para creer que alguien les va a regalar una millonada de buenas a primeras, y vía email?



En fin, había que poner el toque de humor tras estos días en que LA VERDAD ha causado muchas heridas en el sector progre de la sociedad…

4 comentarios:

seleucus dijo...

Pues sí que recibes basura. Es desesperante, a menos que tenga que ver con sexo, y aun así es todo mentira.

Por cierto, el escudo del Capitán América era de adamantio. Pero supongo que ya lo sabes...

Anónimo dijo...

Y las loterias?

Yo gano todos los dias no se cuantos millones de dolares, libras y euros en sorteos en los que no he jugado.

Como alguien puede ser tan idiota de creerse que Microsoft le va a regalar dos millones de dolares por usar Outlook y no darse cuenta de que el mail NO viene de Microsoft sino de una extraña cuenta en Liberia?

Adamantio dijo...

Sí, mucha basura por smail.

Por descontado que sabía lo del capitán América: elegí este metal por su dureza y su indestructibilidad jeje

Loterías... he ganado la de COsta de Marfil unas seis veces

Outlook... también: la parte graciosa es que detesto ese programa y nunca lo uso. De hecho, lo desinstalé... Aún así gané jajaja

J. F. Sebastian dijo...

El timo de la estampita se adapta a los nuevos tiempos... Parece que nuestra tradicional picaresca también se ha 'globalizado'. A mí me preocupa más el 'phising' porque están bastante logrados y más de un@ caerá... Y la viagra, a Dios gracias todavía no la necesito. A este paso cada pastilla de esas va a ser un auténtico 'warrant'...

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