Scamming the Scammers: Let the Games Begin, Again

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 14 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

I’m not quite sure what it is that causes me to want to have fun with these fools. But another piece of spam offering money was able to wiggle its way through not one, but two spam filters. It must be real! So I’m going to have some fun again. Although this time I going to put some distance between him and me. For the purposes of this game, my name is Ron Burgundy. I live at 6124 Maple Street, Los Angeles, California, 90021. My email for this fun will be rburg@email.com. Born 3/14/1970. Let the games begin.

Here’s the original email:

Attn,

REQUEST FOR COMPANY PAYMENT OFFICER

I am the MANAGER/FOREIGN TRANSACTION OFFICER of PREMMODA COMPANY based
in GHANA.We need payment officers in America and Canada and other
nearby countries.You will be receiving payments from our customers there
in your country.Note that, as our payment officer, you will receive
10%(Ten percent) of whatever amount you clear for the company and the
balance will be paid into an account we will avail to you. Please, to
facilitate the conclusion of this transaction if accepted,do send us promptly
by email the following:

(1)Your full names:
(2)Contact address:
(3)Home/office phone:
(4)Occupation:
(5)Age:

For more verbal update please contact us through the provided email
address;premmodaltd2@yahoo.com.hk

Very Respectfully,
MR.PAUL ANNAN,
(MANAGER/FOREIGN TRANSACTION OFFICER).

For those that really care, the original with all headers is after the break…

From - Wed Apr 19 17:28:54 2006
X-Mozilla-Status: 0001
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Return-path: <info @madbizventures.com>
Envelope-to: andrew_@_fergcorp.com
Delivery-date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 17:28:52 -0600
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Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 18:56:05 -0400
Subject: Payment Officer
From: Mr Paul Annan </info><info @madbizventures.com>
Reply-To: premmodaltd2@yahoo.com.hk
To: </info><info @madbizventures.com>
CC:
Message-ID: <10f17f4e994041608d8c319b54f54a5c@madbizventures.com>

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