Whoa, sounds serious!

Phishing amuses me.

from: Mr. Michael Morgan morganli@yahoo.com
reply-to: janetswing512@aol.com
date: Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 6:26 AM

Office of the Governor.
Federal Reserve Bank
20th Street and Constitution Avenue,
NW Washington, DC 20551
Our ref: FRB/Ohg/Oxd1/2012
Your ref:…………………….
Payment: file: FRB/BX5/12.

Attn: Beneficiary,

Payment notification of your funds.

I am Mr Michael Morgan, the secretary to Mr.Williams Dudley;one of the Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank (FRB), the (parent bank of all commercial banks) here in United states.

I was instructed to initiate contact with you by my boss the Director,Foreign Contol Unit of the Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) on
an urgent issue, kindly note that your funds were re-called and re-deposited into the “federal suspense account” of the
FRB last week, because you did not forward your information as instructed in the mail we send to you last 2 weeks.

My boss the Director of the Federal Reserve Bank (FRB), was visited in his office by three gentlemen today, really these men
were unexpected by him because their visit was impromptu. He ask them why they came to see him in person and they said that they came to collect the inheritance/contract funds bill which rightfully belongs to you as shown in your file with us, on your behalf and by your authorization.

Note that they actually tendered some vital documents which proved that you actually sent them for the collection of these funds. The list of the documents which was tendered to the bank today are:

1. Letter of administration.
2. High court injunction.
3. Order to release.

Due to the nature of his job, he cannot afford to make any mistake in releasing these funds to anyone except you who is the recognized true
beneficiary to these funds.

My boss asked the men to come back tomorrow so he can verify this fact from you first.Kindly clarify us on this issue before we make this payment to these foreigners whom came on your behalf.

Kindly direct your response to the private email address of my boss,Mr.Williams Dudley, the Director,Federal Reserve Bank (FRB), below for quicker deliberation and response from him on the release of your funds to you.

Please remember to contact the bank Lawyer Mrs. Janet Swing and indicate a phone number so she can instruct you on how to make claim. Private Email: janetswing512@aol.com Note that for security reasons you have been assigned a code/password which is {TT7270FRB},please note that this code is the reference number for your transfer and it’s being disclosed to you alone, guard this jealously and all your email response should carry this code as the subject.

Yours faithfully,
Mr. Michael Morgan.

Oops, I failed at the “jealously guard” part. Oh well. I’m glad Microsoft R&D has beaten me to my conclusion, calling phishing a “low-skill low-reward business” in their article A Profitless Endeavor: Phishing as Tragedy of the Commons. Well, as long as loss estimates are too high, I suppose I can still laugh at it.

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