email scam: beware of this proforma
This is an email which rightly reached my spam folder. But it is hilarious. All names and addresses are correct except the email addresses, which actually matter. I wonder how many gullible people fell for this trap. Ha-ha.
Contents of scamming email:
THE RESERVE BANK OF INDIA
ELECTRONIC TRANSFER DEPT,
6, SANSAD MARG,
JANPATH, NEW DELHI,
Payment Amount: £500,000.00GBP.
RESERVE BANK OF INDIA OFFICIAL PAYMENT NOTIFICATION
The Foreign Exchange Transfer Department (RBI) hereby bring to your attention of the payment of your deposited fund here in the RBI, you were listed as a beneficiary in the recent schedule for payment of the past edition email lottery award incurred by the BRITISH GOVERNMENT, which is yet unclaimed up-till date due to some circumstance according to your file record; your payment is categorized as:
Contract type: Undelivered Lottery fund / Compensation fund
Therefore, we are writing this email to inform you that (£500,000.00 GBP) will be release to you in your name, as it was committed for (RBI) Governor that Beneficiary will have to pay crediting fees only. So you are therefore required to pay a refundable fee of (15,500 INR) only in cash deposit to credit your account immediately.
Also reconfirm your details for crediting filling the form below and send it immediately to our firstname.lastname@example.org for verification.
Fill The Form Below:
1. Full Names:
2. Residential Address:
3. Mobile Number:
5. Sex: __Age:
8. Marital Status:
9. E-mail id:
10. Bank Details:
For More Details Contact:
Dr. THOMAS RICHARD
Assign British Agent to monitor your transfer /B.H.C/New Delhi.
Tel: +91-9711477641. Email: email@example.com
Every document including certificate of fund, brochure of company will be courier to your home address immediately after your transfer.
DR RAGHURAM RAJAN