Thursday, March 05, 2009

I just got my first-ever geographilic spam!

UN flag
Originally uploaded by gebauer.
In whole:

Congratulations beneficiary,

Your email has been selected by the united nations organization(UNO)for a
cash grant award of 1,000,000.00 USD(One Million Dollars). The united
nations authorities has decided to give this award to 15 beneficiaries
from all
the world to help facilitate the preparation of submissions to the Commission
on the
Limits of the Continental Shelf for developing States, in particular the
least developed countries and small island developing States,and compliance
with article 76 of the United Nations Convention on the
Law of the Sea.This grant is been aided by the united nations development
programme and the united nations trust funds for human security.
Your cash grant pin number is (UNO-154/4456/011)
Our corresponding office
in the (AU)African Union will give details on how
your funds would be remitted to you.Do contact our payment office immediately
with the information's below.
Full Name.
Mobile Number.
House Number.
A Scanned copy of a valid identification card should also be attached(either
an International passport or Driver's License) and send with the listed
information for claims of your won prize.
Payment Officer:Mr.Terry White
Phone Number:+234[redacted]
Email: unitednations.2009@[redacted, nothing resembling UN]
Mr.Ban Ki-moon.

This message was sent using IMP, the Internet Messaging Program.

I know that can't be true. Ban Ki-Moon would never say "PIN number," as that is redundant.

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