How to spot a Fraud

When we receive mail such as the following, we often look for curious phrases to run through search engines, more for our one amusement than anything else.

For this message we chose the phrase “released disk”.  We tried the search on Google, ask.com and Bing, expecting similar results from all three. Google, returned a variation of this letter on the first page, as did Ask.com. Bing, rather disappointingly, found nothing until page seven.

So, if you’re trying to find out if you’re being fooled, we suggest that you do not as Bing.

Anyway, we digress.

Subject: Regarding Your Unpaid Fund.
From: Miss Rita Okey
Date Sent: 3/26/2015 2:25:18 AM

From the subject, we gather we are going to be offered money of some sort.

Dear Beneficiary,

The money will probably be from some recently deceased unknown stranger.

I am Miss Rita Okey a computer scientist working with central bank of Nigeria. I just started work with C.B.N…

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