Posted by: David Harley | March 13, 2011

419s: apparently, less is more

I take security seriously. And I don’t consider fraud at all funny in principle. But I can’t resist sharing with you a couple of examples of contenders for the most economically implemented 419s of 2011.


Subject: £750,000.00 Pounds was given to you In The BPO Lottory:
To: undisclosed recipients
Message body (stripped some whitespace):



Subject: Your E-Mail ID have just been awarded, £950.000.00 GBP in the Mercedes Benz On-Line Promo,for claims send: Name Tel Country
To: undisclosed recipients
Message body: errrr, none….

I’m guessing that Mr and his colleague or alias aren’t making a lot of money out of this. I hope…

Small Blue-Green World
ESET Senior Research Fellow

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