I get some very sophisticated spam, such as this email I just received:
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show details Mar 24 (23 hours ago)
I am Bernard Lee, a legal practitioner.Please be patient and absorb the contents of this email which I believe is a message that will be beneficial to the both of us.
I am the legal representative to Late Julius Sawchenko.who herein after shall be referred to as my late client.He died in March 2006 as a result of heart condition.
Basically,my aim of writing you is to assist me secure the funds left behind by my client before it is confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this fund valued at $4.2million dollars was deposited.
I have a mandate from the bank to present the next of kin to the deceased or the funds will be confiscated and so far, all my efforts to get hold of someone related to this man has proved abortive.
I want you to consider this proposal.If you grant your consent that I present you to the bank as the next-of-kin and beneficiary of my deceased client (since you have the same last name),so that the proceeds of this account can be transferred to you, then we can share the entire proceeds on a mutually agreed-upon percentage.
All legal documentation to back up your claim as my deceased client's next-of-kin will be provided. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through.
This entire process will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.However,if this business proposition offends your moral values,do accept my apology.Please contact me at once to indicate your interest.
Bernard Lee Esq
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(this was sent via Yahoo mail)
I want all these spammers to know:
1. This kind of email phishing is ILLEGAL, and punishable by law.
2. This email can be tracked back to the person who wrote it.
(It is technically possible to track this email back to whatever internet cafe it came out of no matter where or when in the world it was written.)
3. I myself can see from my own site statistics where in the world they come from.
(Could be; Shulin, Ningbo, Shanghai, Calarasi, Galati, Ligetputza... )
This is the cost of being an internet professional. I get attacked (weekly) for simply having my own website and trying to market myself online.
Am I the only one?