February 13, 2006

...Learn TDD with Codemanship

Mr Stupid

I was almost completely fooled by this very cunning email that arrived electronically this morning. Quite simply, it reads:

"I am Mr Roboto, Deputy Minister of Web Scams, United Republic of Banana. If you want to know more about me visit http://www.styxnet.com/styxlyrics/roboto.htm. I have the sum of $186,000,000,000 which I have deposited in Disneyland Paris for safe keeping, and I want to use the money to pay for a hair weave in Florida.
Right now I can't leave Banana because of political reasons: most pressingly that I am in prison for running various web scams. I also have a small problem with His Royal Excellentness, President James Belushi - namely that I keep mentioning him in scam emails and he's really not very happy about it.
I am seeking your assistance to help me clear the $180,000,000,000,000 from Disneyland Paris. I want to instruct them to transfer the entire amount to your bank account, since - whilst you have been reading this email - we have become such good, good friends and gentlemen of the community.
All I need from you is the following:

1. Your bank account details
2. A copy of your passport and drivers license
3. Your hotmail username and password
4. Your home address and details of your movements for the next 14 days
5. Photos of you in a compromising position - preferably signed and dated for added authenticity
6. That nice shirt you're wearing

Please, I require your urgent response so I can get the best price for your private data.


Mr Roboto"

Posted 15 years, 6 months ago on February 13, 2006