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10:48am on Friday, 12th February, 2010:
I received this email just now:
From: OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER [email@example.com]
Subject: Your ref:...Date: 12/02/2010
OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER
TREASURY AND MINISTER FOR CIVIL SERVICE,
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM.
Our ref: ATM/13470/IDR
Your ref:...Date: 12/02/2010
IMMEDIATE PAYMENT NOTIFICATION
I am The Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP,Prime Minister British Government. This letter
is to officially inform you that (ATM Card Number 048000101775550) has been
accredited with your favor. Your Personal Identification Number is 477.The
VISA Card Value is £2,000,000.00(Two Million, Great British Pounds Sterling).
This office will send to you an Visa/ATM CARD that you will use to withdraw
your funds in any ATM MACHINE CENTER or Visa card outlet in the world with a
maximum of £5000 GBP daily.Further more,You will be required to re-confirm the
following information to enable;The Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP Secretary of State for
Foreign and Common wealth Affairs. begin in processing of your VISA CARD.
begin in processing of your VISA CARD.
(1)Full names: (2)Address: (3)Country:(4)Phone : (5)Age:
(6)Occupation: (7) Post Codes
Forward Reply To: firstname.lastname@example.org
TAKE NOTICE: That you are warned to stop further communications with any other
person(s) or office(s) different from the staff of the State for Foreign and
Common wealth Affairs to avoid hitches in receiving your payment.
You are to choose on the Options of delivery of your ATM Card:
1) DELIVERY BY DHL COMPANY
2) BANK TRANSFER
The Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP
My guess is that they send these out so that people think they can spot phishing attempts easily, thereby lulling them into a false sense of security for when the real phishing attempts come in...
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