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Worst Phishing Attempt Ever November 25, 2012

Posted by Michael in News.

Ms. Notafraid is just not in the same league as the average Nigerian fraudster. Amazingly, this email actually made it through my spam filter.

Sun, November 25, 2012 10:07:55 AM
UNDP Foundation Grant.
From: roxanne.notafraid

[My name is missing!]

UNDP Foundation Grant.

UNDP Grant Donation FORWARD THIS MAIL TO (ban.kimoon23@att.net) FOR PROOF OF CLAIM

You have been awarded a Grant Sum of £500,000.00 GBP (Five Hundred Thousand Pounds) from the United Nations Development programme (UNDP) with Qualification numbers (UNF/FBF-826-1619 G-924-94).

You are to Forward this email to the United Nations for claims procedure.

Mr. Ban ki-moon
E-mail: ban.kimoon23@att.net

You might receive this message in your spam or junk folder depends on your web host.

On behalf of the Board,
Yours faithfully,
Roxanne Notafraid
United Nations Foundation UK.

Ban Ki-Moon is the current Secretary General of the United Nations, which means this grant award must be legit. Anybody want to claim it on my behalf?


1. Anonymous - November 25, 2012

I got the same mail from Roxanne.. she has lots of money to dole out…

2. geoff - November 25, 2012

There really is a Roxanne Not Afraid in Montana. Must be legit.

3. Michael - November 25, 2012

My reply:

Dear Ki-Moon,

I am a little bit nervous about the legitimacy of this offer.

In order to demonstrate your good faith and credentials, I will need some additional information.

Could you please send me a picture of your wife having sex with a goat?

Thank you,


I’ll let you know if I get the pic.

Of course, I won’t actually see the pic. It will be infected with a virus.

4. daveintexas - November 25, 2012

You want me to give em your AMEX number?

I got it.

5. Patton - November 27, 2012

The internet won’t truly be complete until it’s possible to at least metaphorically reach through the wire and slap someone in the face.

No, not the phishers and the spammers – they should simply die in a fire of spontaneous human combustion.

I was thinking of the people bone-stupid enough to *credulously* respond to such things, thus perpetuating their existence.

6. mgd - November 28, 2012

Hilarious. What always gets me about these is the pervasive use of the UN as an organization that would offer grants to Americans and that ought to engender trust. Does the UN really play that big a role in these people’s lives, that they could conceive for a moment that this wouldn’t seem bizarre to an American?

7. digitalbrownshirt - November 28, 2012

I think phishers purposely make their attempts look stupid so that only the stupidest people actually respond. It’s kind of like a way to weed out the folks that will just waste their time without actually sending money.

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