Every once in a while I get a spam that is truly bizarre, however. I'm not just talking about spam with no text, or spam advertising web sites that don't (yet) exist; something like this:
FBI FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. ANTI-CRIME CONTROL UNITPENTAGON-WASHINGTON DC. Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Att: Sir/ Madam, Be informed that the America ( FBI) is Monitoring all your movement, so stop communicate with any other person again for your payment. This is to bring to your notice that the FBI eagle eyes discovered earlier today, that those scammers are reaching you again,They are acting under disguise telling you that,you are going to received your funds, meanwhile, asking you to pay for charges, those scam message that has been sent to you has been noted here in our office ok. The FBI have earlier warned you, and still warning you again to be very careful. Becouse every transaction from Nigeria for now and concentrate on the one you have with the FBI. Also be informed that the FBI is monitoring every bit of your movement. Any attempt by you to send any money to Nigeria will be tracked down by the FBI. CONSIDER YOUR AGE AND DO NOT INDULGE YOURSELF IN ANYTHING THAT WOULD PUT YOU BEHIND THE BAR . The FBI is here to protect you but you are going behind us to perpetuate yourself in unclean affairs with Nigerians. We are going to assit you legally to claim your funds from those scammers, without you spending any scent ok, hope this is very clear to you? Note: the America FBI will direct you on how to claim your funds with out going through the bad eggs again. Our international presence currently consists of more than 50 small Legal Attaché offices (Legats) in U.S. embassies and consulates around the world. Their goals? Simple: 1. To stop foreign crime as far from American 0ff _ shores as possible. 2. To help solve international crimes that do occur as quickly as possible. 3. Make sure all America citizen who are scam vintins cover all there Funds back without any fee again, or fell into any more problems. More directive will be sent to you as soon as we hear from you again. Thanks, BE WARNED!!! Regards Ms. Mary Howards. Cheif Secretary. Email : email@example.com FBI PENTAGONWASHINGTON DCThere are so many bits of bizarre weirdness in there that I almost don't know where to start. An FBI chief secretary sending from a yahoo.it address? "BEHIND THE BAR"? "vintins"? Why would anyone even bother to reply to them? It's like the spam equivalent of yak shaving - something so far removed from spam that it's almost ceased to be meaningful and yet seems, somehow, to be related to the original purpose of separating clueless people from money. I didn't even bother to file this one with SpamCop, since they really can only take action on websites advertised by spam and this just doesn't even get close.
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