2009 was quite the year, and looking back, I've had more than a few 'best of' experiences. I'll post them as I get to them, but the all time favorite for now, is this Spam entry - a plea from INTERNPOL (not Interpol, the infamous police agency, but Internpol, which I'm not sure what is, but seems to be very busy at something). I do think it's highly creative, though, and may pinch some elements for my own brand of fiction.
I'd love to give it a lead in, but wouldn't even know where to start. So here it is, for your reading pleasure: BEST SPAM EVER 2009 (rec'd by me. You might have better stuff. There is some creative scamistry floatin around the bandwidth).
FROM INTERNPOL POLICE FORCE UNIT.
You are welcome to desk of Chief Hon,Peter Williams ,International Interpol Police Force Investigating Unit Benin Rep.
We are Working towards a corruption-free world by promoting and defending integrity, justice and the rule of law’ Mission statement of the International Anti-Corruption Academy,We cover West African Countries.
This is official notice to you that we have been mandated by His Excellency Mr. President Dr Thomas Boni Yayi to monitor and follow up your payment of 3.5 Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars $3.5Million with western union Benin Republic office.
We came to understand through our investigation team that you have been trying to claim your funds for a couple of months now and you are yet to receive your funds due to corruptions in western union office. It was based on this that His Excellency Mr. President mandated us to handle your payment and make sure that you receive your funds without any delay as he is trying to rebulid the good image of this country with our foreign conterparts all over the world.
Our duty is to put a stop to all corruption frequently occurs at local or national level with the help of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) whom we work hand to hand with to get hold of all the hidden and Idenitify thiefs local and international level.
The Interpol Police Group of Experts on Corruption (IGEC) aims to develop and implement new initiatives to further law enforcement’s efficiency in the fight against corruption.
It is a multi-disciplinary group with members from all regions of the world, coordinating and harmonizing different national and regional approaches. The International Anti-Corruption Academy will be the world’s first educational institute dedicated to fighting corruption. It will allow law enforcement professionals and other to learn from the world’s foremost authorities in anti-corruption training, research and investigation.
We need your absolute co-operation right now so that you can receive your total amount of $3,5Million which is now in custody the Interpol Police Force Unity office Benin Republic.
In view of this development, you are requested to confirm and furnish us with your full names, postage address and telephone numbers to enable us proceed with process of your fund delivering to you through our diplomatic International Interpol Police Force Unity Immunity service as consignment to your door step.
We have 186 member Countries. Created in 1923, it facilitates cross-border Police co-operation, and supports and assists all organizations, authorities and services whose mission is to prevent Internation Crime.
Interpol aims to facilitate International Police Force co-operation even where diplomatic relations do not exist between particular Countries.Action is taken within 72hours the limits of existing laws in different Countries and in the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Interpol constitution prohibits any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character. Interpol as Leadership The President of Interpol Police Force and the Secretary General work closely together in providing strong leadership and direction to the Organization...
Interpol Police Force, in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is working towards the recovery of funds and return of stolen assets. This project allows Interpol to actively engage national law enforcement bodies in co-ordinated efforts to trace, seize, confiscate and return public funds to victim countries and Indivduals.
Be rest assured that upon receipt of the above information and the deliverying fee of $155USD. ,we will proceed in delivering of your consignment to you immediately. For security reasons endeavour to indicate this ( CODE NUMBER ) ( BJ/XXL14160) this code shows that you are the rightful owner of the consignment box..
Below Interpol Police accountant officer name where you should send the money.
Receiver Name....... MR AUSTINE PRINCE
Question.:Who is great?
Mr Jecob Jones.
Chief Hon,Peter Williams
E- mail (xxx.xxx)
Inspector General of fraud International Interpol Police Force Unity.
CONTACT INTERNPOL POLICE FORCE UNIT FOR THE DELIVERING OF YOUR TOTAL FUND.