Found in our inbox this morning:
From: UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION <email@example.com>To: Recipients <firstname.lastname@example.org>;Subject: SCAMMED BENEFICIARIES ONLY
UNITED NATIONS/ WORLD BANK COMPENSATION UNITAttention: Beneficiary,
How are you today? Hope all is well with you and your family? We write to bring to your notice that We have been meeting for the passed 7 months which ended 2days ago with the then secretary to the UNITED NATION. This email is to all the people that have been scammed in any part of the world, the UNITED NATIONS IN Affiliation with WORLD BANK have agreed to compensate them with the sum of US$ 1.2m.
This includes every foreign contractors that may have not received their contract sum, and people that have had an unfinished transaction or international businesses that failed due to Government problems etc.
We found your name in our data base list and that is why we are contacting you, as this have been agreed upon and have been signed.
You are advised to contact Mr Jim Ovia of our paying center in Accra-Ghana, as he is our representative in GHANA, contact him immediately for your Cheque/ International Bank Draft of USD$1.2m, This funds are in a Bank Draft for security reasons OK? so he will send it to you and you can clear it in any bank of your choice. Therefore, you are advised to go ahead and send him your full Name and telephone number and also your correct mailing address where you want him to send the Draft to you.
Person to Contact: Mr Jim Ovia
Thanks and God bless you and your family. Hoping to hear from you as soon as you cash your Bank Draft.
Making the world a better place.
Gen. Ban ki moon.
Secretary to the UNITED NATION.
We suppose that if you’re dumb enough to bite the first time, you’ll probably fall for this one, too.
As Mr. Gump’s momma always said, “stupid is as stupid does.”