[LINK] you gotta give them credit

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Thu Nov 17 16:22:24 AEDT 2011

Some of the spam you get is very creative in terms of trying to look 
legitimate. This one made me laugh.

>From: "General Keith B. Alexander"<nationalsagency at nsa.gov>
>Subject: Director, National Security Agency/Central Security Service
>National Security Agency (NSA) Headquarters
>Phone Number: 206-424-0134
>Email: nationalsagency at globomail.com
>Attention: Funds Beneficiary,
>Firstly, my name is General Keith B. Alexander (Commander, U.S. 
>Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency/Central 
>Security Service. We are contacting you today because we are taking 
>over your Online Safety. We all know that the rate of fraudsters and 
>scammers online are so much that we all receive at least 200 
>messages per day claiming to be from the Federal Bureau of 
>Investigation or from the US Department of State or from a 
>Government Worker in Nigeria. All those stories are lies used by 
>fraudsters to extort money from our citizens.
>We are doing our best to keep them off the internet world but we 
>need you to also assist us in any vital information you can provide, 
>in-order to put an end to their bad act and deliver your funds to 
>you. We need your Full co-operation, understanding and Mutual Trust.
>Right now, we are dealing with the Issuing Bank for your fund 
>release. With this, we are 100% sure to be able to deliver your 
>funds to you without further delays. Every year, Fraudsters collect 
>more than $100 billion of US Dollars from their victims and this 
>gives us so much concern.
>Therefore, stop further communication with any firm, offices or 
>individual so you can successfully receive your funds. Get back to 
>me via email at nationalsagency at globomail.com as soon as you read 
>this message, so that I can direct and instruct you on how to 
>receive your funds from the legal Issuing Bank.
>Yours Sincerely,
>Commander, U.S. Cyber Command,
>Director, National Security Agency/Central Security Service
>General Keith B. Alexander, USA.

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