Stupid Bank Of England Scam

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by bigmamabadger, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    Got this in the mail today. Like I'm going to fall for this...



    We apologies, for the delay of your payment and all the inconveniences
    and inflict that we might have indulge you through. However, we were
    some minor problems with our payment system, which is inexplicable, and
    have held us stranded and indolent, not having the aspiration to devote
    our 100% assiduity in accrediting foreign contract Payments. We
    apologies once again.

    From the records of outstanding contractors due for payment with the
    British Government, your name and Company was discovered as next on the
    list of the Outstanding contractors who have not yet received their
    payments. I wish to inform you now that the square peg is now in square
    whole and can be voguish for that your payment is being processed and
    will be released to you as soon as you respond to this letter. Also
    that from my record in my file your outstanding contract payment is
    £6,500,000.00 (Six million Five hundred thousand Great Britain Pounds).

    Kindly re-confirm to me the followings:
    1) your full name.
    2) Phone, fax and mobile #.
    3) Company name, position and address:
    4) Profession, age and marital status.

    As soon as this information is received, your payment will be made to
    you in a certified bank draft or wired to your nominated bank account
    directly from Bank Of England.

    Thanks for your good understanding, hope to have your response shortly.

    Respond via this email address:

    Judith Scott Williams
    Bank Of England.
  2. MarkGillatt

    MarkGillatt Member

    Class, That sounds like a real amateur attempt! I'd be tempted to report them to yahoo. They would have a chance of identifying them.
  3. Lucky you only had one, I have about 3-4 a day e mailed to me,if i received all the money they promised I would be a multi multi millionare, just chuck it in the bin, the same as I delete it on my computwer, . How thick do they think we are, you only have to read the letter/email to know that they have no idea how to phrase a letter supposedly from the Bank of England.MUPPETS
  4. jamieow

    jamieow Member

    typical of the trash that I get sent to my hotmail.
    They can't even spell!!!

    Give ALL personal details..... yeah, of course I will!!!!!
    Want me to take my pants off and bend over too to be proper shafted?? I think not!!!
    OOps - I get a bit over enthusiastic sometimes - this is a family friendly forum after all. Apologies mods - just get really annoyed by these fraudsters!!!
  5. andywooler

    andywooler Supporting Member

    My favourite of these was the one which even gave me the co-ordinates of the ship containing the oil which I had apparently become the owner of (If I gave them my bank account details of course).
  6. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    They can't have, that ship was mine, all mine I tell you :(
  7. jingleram

    jingleram Active Member

    I just recieved an email from the Bank of Hong Kong! Wooo.

    From : john chan <> Reply-To : Sent : 20 February 2007 19:47:58 Subject : URGENT ASSISTANCE [​IMG]

    tel/fax: +852-301-61250


    Let me start by introducing myself. I am Mr. John C C Chan Chief Executive Officer of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd.Before the U.S and Iraqi war, our client a business man made a numbered fixed deposit of (167,211,702.56 HKD) for 18 calendar months, this is valued to Twenty One million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only in my branch. Upon maturity several notice was sent to him,even during the war, three years ago (2003). Again after the war another notification was sent and still no response came from him. We later found out that Hamadi Hashem and his family had been killed during the war in bomb blast that hit their home at Mukaradeeb where his personal oil well was.

    After further investigation it was also discovered that Hamadi Hashem did not declare any next of kin in his official papers including the paper work of his bank deposit. And he also confided
    in me the last time he was at my office that no one except me knew of his deposit in my bank. So,Twenty One million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars is still lying in my bank and no one will ever come forward to claim it. What bothers me most is that according to the laws of my country at the expiration of four years six months the funds will revert to the ownership of the Hong Kong Government if nobody applies to claim the funds.

    Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Hamadi Hashem so that you will be able to receive his funds for our mutual benefit.Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue,Should you be interested please send me your full names and current residential address and I will prefer you to reach me on the email address below.E-mail: or my Telephone number:+85236786734.

    And finally after that I shall provide you with more details of this operation.Note that this business would follow all the international laws of banking and an attorney would handle all the legal documentations to ensure that the funds are claimed legally so that we would enjoy our funds in peace when it is finally transferred from my country.Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.

    Kind Regards

    Mr. John Chan
  8. brasscrest

    brasscrest Active Member

    Isn't it sad that banks with huge amounts of assets have to force their poor employees to get free email accounts with Yahoo? ;)

    The really sad thing is that the spammers that send out this trash only have to have one out of millions pay off in order to make a profit.

    And the vast majority of this stuff is now originating in China - where the government can selectively block Google and watch individual searches to catch "bad ideas", but not stop spammers operating through their servers. :confused:
  9. bassinthebathroom

    bassinthebathroom Active Member

    And Yahoo Hong Kong at that... - how stupid do they think some people are? :eek:
  10. tubafran

    tubafran Active Member

    Think I got the best email scam for some time today - received an email this morning purporting to come from Tony Blair - yes, can you beleive it our very own Prime Minister. It was very well presented and it was only when I got to the end that I spotted the obvious mistake

    "You can reply to this email by posting a question to Roads Minister Dr. Stephen Ladyman in a webchat on the No 10 website this Thursday."

    Come on that's got to have come from the Far East - I'd have thought they'd have come up with a better name than that - dummies - clicking that link will probably lead to a very non-fff.
  11. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    No, I got that as well. I believe it to be genuine because I read on the BBC News website yesterday that Tony Blair was going to respond to everybody who had signed the anti road-charging petition. And Stephen Ladyman is the Road safety Minister.......

    It tickled me that an email from the Prime Minister went into my junk folder though!
  12. tubafran

    tubafran Active Member

    No that just goes to show how clever these scammers are getting - hear something on the news one day and they're sending the scams out the next day - very clever but they won't fool me - I replied telling him where to stick this and reported it to Yahoo as a Spam email - that should close them down.
  13. SuperMosh

    SuperMosh New Member

    Erm, no, it goes to the website for Downing Street!!
  14. cornetsquint

    cornetsquint Member

    hehe mine did too!
  15. Well Worth It

    Well Worth It Active Member

    This will be my last post from the UK.
    Apparently my Nigerian great uncle has passed away.
    R.I.P. Obyuwe, sorry I couldn't make the funeral.

    Subsequently, I have had 14% of his mining fortune, totalling £13,700,000 credited to my account.

    I'm off to sunnier climates.
  16. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    Congratulations. You must be so excited! :tongue:
  17. Well Worth It

    Well Worth It Active Member

    I'm still mourning my tragic loss.
  18. DannyCollin

    DannyCollin Member

    OMG !!

    I think we're related.

    sniff sniff
  19. jingleram

    jingleram Active Member

    LOL I appreciated the humour in your post. I got the email too, good to konw that someone is taking notice of the petition, even if they do nothing about it!
  20. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    I htink there must be a madman on the loose killing off all my African relatives. At least once a week one of them dies and leaves me a fortune.
    Maybe they'll come for me next and one of you will inherit my (as yet unclaimed) millions.

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