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Jul 24 2011   1:05PM GMT

Amusing 419 Scam Tactic

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

FortBendNow.com

Source: FortBendNow.com

Ever heard of the “Anti-Cyber Crime Unit?” Neither have I, but when I got an email the other day with the subject line “Email from: The Anti-Cyber Crime Unit,” it piqued my curiosity. I found it clever and amusing, but read for yourself and see what you think:

The UNITED NATIONS, FBI, LOTTERY OFFICES, COMPENSATION OFFICES AND BANKS recently discussed at a congressional hearing conducted this week just how its special anti-cyber crime taskforce worked when it came to combating cyber crime and the nefarious digital machinations of web rapscallions, hacker hooligans, cyber criminals, and virtual villains. They outlined its latest accomplishments in the IT security front, which included the capture of million-dollar scammers via a synchronized raid on a thousand ATM machines a few months back.

However, truth be told, no one thinks that the U.k. Government and other goverment is fully equipped and ready to stop a really bad hacker attack against its physical or financial networks.

The Decision has been taken, and they have decided to instruct the Anti-Cyber Crime Unit to see and investigate your funds Transfer and why you are yet to get your funds.

You are now to provide Us with the following information below;

YOUR NAME; ………………..
ADDRESS; ……………….
SEX; ………………..
MOBILE NUMBER; ………………….
OCCUPATION; …………………..
AMOUNT OF FUNDS TO BE CLAIMED; …………….
AGENT IN CHARGE OF TRANSFER; …………..
BANK WITH YOUR UNCLAIMED FUNDS; …………….
TYPE OF FUNDS; ………………
STATUS OF TRANSFER; ……………….

Immidiately you provide us with the information above, we will investigate your transaction and get back to you with the full details of your funds WITHIN 24HRS.

This is to Fight the Cyber Crime and also inform you if you dealing with the right Person or not.

After the investigation we will instruct you on how to get your funds.

Anti-Cyber Crime Unit
Mr. Thomas Lifson
+447035906084

You’d think by now that the crooks would give up, so why don’t they? The answer is: people still fall for this ruse and as long as people keep falling for it, crooks will keep running the scam.

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