Today I got an email in my yahoo email account that, well, frankly made me laugh till it brought tears to my eyes.
It was from someone named “Robert S. Mueller, III“… and the subject line was “Anti-Terrorist and Monetary Crimes Division“. The message the spammer used as his / her masking email address was “email@example.com“.
When I saw the email… and after I picked myself up off the floor and wiped tears from my eyes so I could see again… I saved it, because I knew this one was going to be good. First, there is no “Anti-Terrorist and Monetary Crimes Division” in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. All Anti-Terrorist activity is now handled, after the September 11th, 2001 attacks, by the Office of Homeland Security. Furthermore, even prior to that date, domestic terrorist activity was a completely separate division from financial criminal investigation. All international illegal activities involving terrorist activity were handled (or were supposed to be handled) by the Central Intelligence Agency.
My email client has a virus scanner so I wasn’t concerned about getting infected with a virus by opening the message to view it. Since I’d had a similar message in the past that was long, involved, and actually rather creative that attempted to convince me that the FBI had been “tracking” me for months and that several million dollars were about to be deposited into my bank account – so for the sake of cooperation and to avoid prison time I could provide my bank information to “assist” in apprehending said criminals, I was curious about what exactly this one would say.
So I open the message… and the body of the message – in it’s entirety – was :
OPEN THE FILE FROM THE FBI.
Included was a text file named FBI.txt.
Now – the stupidity, ignorance, and just blatant moronic idiocy of most spammers is mildly amusing at times, since most up to date spam filters intercept a good 95% of it nowadays, but this is just freakin’ hilarious. I never thought I’d see the day when the idiot spammers would simply be too damn lazy to actually try to construct something that even slightly sounded legitimate.
So – to “Robert S. Mueller, III” and the rest of your posse… LOL!! You people are little more than a bunch of stupid idiots.