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Spam E-mail Project


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David Dixon


The e-mail is addressed form David Dixon on June 23rd 2008 at 4:47:34 pm Central time, to undisclosed recipients (plural). It has the Subject line title in bold lettering Private Message and has a reply-to address of excdavid@googlemail.com exc is probably an abbreviation of executor or executive. Also notice that it is not a company e-mail address it is a googlemail address, which anyone can start and be called by whatever name they want. Then it has an mailing name and address line for traditional mail, which reads Barrister David Dixon, Dixon Chambers, 1-3 Brixton RD London, SW9 6DE United Kingdom. Form this address we learn that the sender is from London, and is a Barrister.

Then he goes into an introduction paragraph. This paragraph has very elaborate language in it, examples include However strange or surprising, I humbly ask, Take due consideration of its importance, apologize for the infringing on your privacy, seriousness of purpose, and acceptable meeting of the minds. For someone who speaks English as a first language, there are mistakes that shouldn’t be included in the e-mail, such as he spelt apologise with an s rather than an z, and he has punctuation errors also such as capitalizing Acceptable in the middle of a sentence. He spends the paragraph asking you to consider his proposal.

Then he moves onto the narrative where he explains what he wants form the reader and what the message is about. In the first narrative paragraph he states that he was the employer of a man who died, on may 22nd, 2005 in a car accident. He does not say the employee’s name, but just says that he had the same last name as the reader, to who the message was sent. In the next paragraph he is very vague again. He states that he has tried to contact my embassy, but does not say which one that is. He says that he is trying to locate the family of his deiced employee. He also states that he has been unsuccessful in locating any of the family members, so he has resorted to contacting people with the same last name, to “work together in repatriating my late client’s deposit.” So what he wants with you the reader is finally starting to come out. Earlier he stated that the reason for sending this letter over the internet and not over traditional mail was that it was urgent, and in the next paragraph he goes into that. He states that the deceased had a consignment valued at J5,550,000.00 and that he only has ten more days to contact a member of his family. Since he has not found any next of kin he wants the reader to agree to letting him present your name as next of kin and to split the money 50-50 with him. Then in the next paragraph he says he is the only attorney and it will be safe. Then he wants you to contact him if he agrees.

Robert S. Mueller, III


The e-mail is addressed from “Robert S. Mueller, III” on march 14th 2010 at 3:43:49 am Central time, to undisclosed recipients, which means that it was probably sent to many people. The subject line is in all capitals UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, but the reply-to line is addressed to williamskelvin112@web2mail.com, not to “Robert S. Mueller, III” who it is from.

The e-mail starts with attn: Sir, which is an address to a male. It then starts Compliments of the day, I Wish to inform you that your Payment has been released and you will need to contact the payment Officer Mr. Kelvin Williams with the informations as stated below. This has issues that indicate that English is a second language to the writer. Like the capitalized words in the middle of the sentence, examples: Wish, Payment, Officer, also the grammatical errors like informations. So far the e-mail seems to have been mistakenly sent to the reader, because it is referring to a payment being released that you should have prior knowledge of. He then goes on to give the contact information of Kevin Williams, with the same e-mail address as the reply-to line, and a telephone number that is +2348138938981. This is a foreign phone number, not you that you would expect to be getting from a payment officer from the United States Department of Justice, which in its self is unbelievable, because payments you expect would not be coming from the Department of Justice, but from the IRS.

He then tells you to contact Kevin Williams who is not at all with the DOJ, but with the ATM PAYMENT CENTER with your full name (you would expect they already have this information), Home Address, Tell, Cell, Current Occupation, Bank name, and age. His method of telling you what to do has been pretty direct this whole time. Now he says please be informed that all the documents are in place and that all you have to do is make sure that you can afford the 110 USD for the delivery of your funds, which will be sent out by ATM SWIFT CARD using FedEx International Courier Service, which has more capitalization errors in it. It is also very odd that you have to pay 110 dollars, to receive an unknown amount of money by ATM swift card by an international mail service. Then it says that they await your response so they can carry on with the investigation, and that my money awaits me (the reader). Then the tone of the sender changes and he says “Thanks and hope to read from you soon…” then the post address on the e-mail is from Robert, Director of the FBI US DOJ in Washington D.C. this e-mail is clearly a fraud and a scam. So was the first e-mail, but this one is blatantly a scam.

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