I should probably start a new category here called “Fun spam scams that only stupid people would fall for” since I’ve blogged these things a bit.
Sometimes something shows up in my “Junk Suspects” folder that’s just too much fun not to blog. It’s your basic 419 scam, but with an interesting twist along the lines of the “Absolutely Famous Lottery.” It’s below, exactly as I received it. Apologies for any funky formatting.
bq. From: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2004 8:06 PM
Subject: WARNER BROS STUDIOS EMAIL NOTIFICATION
Warner Bros studios
342 empress lane
Barking, sw19bnd london u.k
This email notification certifies that you have been randomly selected via email to apply and participate as an “Act” in the induction,casting and making of “SUPERMAN THE MOVIE ” which will be In Theaters by july 2006 http://videoeta.com/movie/52952
This selection is organised by director Bryan Singer, Andrew Stanton and John Woo in the bid to create original characters for the casts Starring: Anthony Hopkins.
We will acknowledge your altruistic effort and appreciate your recognition.
Selection of applicants and first shots of SUPERMAN V” will holdin three locations which includes Spain,London and Grecce.
We expect your early attendance.
You are henceforth required to send your application to be processed before 10th september 2004.
You are required to send in your CV msword format and include :
3.Telphone /fax numbers
4.Recent photograph (scan and send via email)
PLEASE SEND CORRECT DETAILS TO
THIS WILL ENABLE THE TRAVEL DEPT.PROCESS YOUR APPLICATION.
Mrs.Anchelon Martina is in charge of your travel arrangements and as soon as your application is processed, We will send you a mailnotification of acceptance and a brochure via FEDEX with details of your trip.
You are required to pay a registration fee of $150.00 for the purpose of processing and posting of your travel document/brochure.
We will notified you on your travel departure/arrival date and as soon as this is done, your travel fund for the trip will be allocatedto you.
NOTE: Failure to oblige will result to cancellation of your application .
All applicants will recieve a mail notification and a
telephone interview after your application as been approved.
REF NUMBER: 03814/17/QG BATCH NUMBER: 09726-14
Warner Bros Studios
Update: had to remove a URL from a comment in order to keep IE 6 from messing up my layout. Hate when that happens. Info about 419 scams can be found “here”:http://home.rica.net/alphae/419coal/