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  1. #1 Janice in Toronto
    2010/02/10

    Hey, isn’t that a coincidence! I got the same email a few weeks ago.

    What morons…

  2. #2 dhogaza
    2010/02/10

    We are shutting down some shell accounts and your account was automatically chosen to be deleted. If you are still interested in shell access to the backup mail server please fill in the space below for verification purpose by clicking the reply button and fill the form below.

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    Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his or her account within Seven days of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.

    Thank you!

    The CRUHack Team

    Prove I’m wrong :)

  3. #3 Eli Rabett
    2010/02/10

    Being a polite bunny Eli always answers. Being a forgetful bunny. . . A couple of million responses would keep them busy

  4. #4 Bud
    2010/02/10

    Yeah, I’ve had it for a hotmail account before. I disagree with the “no cigar” bit though. Next time, I think I’ll ask for their address and offer to send them a tin of Panatellas through the post.

  5. #5 Mark Hadfield
    2010/02/10

    This is my favourite

    Subject: ASSISTANCE FOR VICTIMS OF EMAIL SCAMS

    ATTENTION SCAMMED VICTIM!!!

    ($10, 000, 000, 00) TEN MILLIONS UNITED STATE DOLLARS HAVE BEEN ISSUED OUT TO ALL THE AFFECTED VICTIMS AND HAS BEEN ALREADY IN DISTRIBUTION TO ALL THE BEARERS. YOUR NAME WAS AMONG THOSE SCAMMED AS LISTED BY THE WEST AFRICA FINANCIAL INTELLIGENT UNIT (BFIU).

    A RE-COMPENSATION HAS BEEN ISSUED OUT IN CERTIFIED BANK DRAFTS AND ALSO IN ATM CARD, DUE KINDLY REPLY TO THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR SECURITY REASON: british_high_commision4@mail.com

    YOUR URGENT CALL IS AWAITED FOR FURTHER DIRECTION ON HOW YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR FOUND……. +229 98 62 76 38

    YOURS IN SERVICE
    MR. JERRY WHITE
    CONSULAR,
    +229 98 62 76 38

  6. #6 nosmo
    2010/02/10

    Many years ago I got an email that read:

    You have just received a UNIX virus. Please randomly delete some files from your hard drive and pass this message on to everyone in your address book.

  7. #7 Eli Rabett
    2010/02/10

    Scam o Rama is a how to for playing these clowns

  8. #8 Boris
    2010/02/11

    “british_high_commision4@mail.com”

    lol…british_high_commission 1-3 were already taken.

  9. #9 Mark Hadfield
    2010/02/11

    “You have just received a UNIX virus. Please randomly delete some files from your hard drive and pass this message on to everyone in your address book.”

    The implication that Unix users are particularly stupid?

  10. #10 David B. Benson
    2010/02/11

    Mark Hadfield | February 11, 2010 4:17 PM — That message is only sent to Windows accounts.

  11. #11 John Mashey
    2010/02/12

    Well, for real hacks/worms, consider the long-ago Ken Thompson hack, here, or here.

    I’d just read John Brunner’s “Shockwave Rider”, with “worms with infinitely-replicating tails”. I thought they made for good story, but were pretty unlikely. Then, within a few weeks, I saw Ken’s. I think our group was the only one to detect it, and I went to his machine and looked at the code. At least he wasn’t really trying to hide it. They were just in a “let’s explore security issues” mode.

    Not long after, I was in the Research UNIX group’s terminal room (people didn’t usually have terminals in their offices at that time), and overheard Ken talking with Robert Morris, Sr [yes, father of another Robert Morris famous in this turf.] They were enthusiastically discussing whether or not they could slip this by the NSA (National Security Agency), which had early copies of UNIX. But one of them finally observed, “You know, the NSA doesn’t really have a sense of humor” and that was the end of that.

  12. #12 Gareth
    2010/02/14

    Just received:

    This is to notify you that after we met today with The President, Finance
    Minister, The senators, House of Representatives and The New Central Bank Governor
    and we came to a conclusion that we have to pay you the sum of $5m and the
    balance will come later. The payment will be via direct bank deposit,
    therefore send your name, address, tel: # and bank details occupation and position.
    You can call my direct line +2348033362268,take this very serious.

    I wonder how they held that meeting and took their decision without knowing my name?

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