We should be glad Darth Vader isn’t a spammer

Right, so we’re busy doing some top secret email stuff in the office relating to client support and generally being more efficient when it comes to queries and stuff. And part of this testing involves the transmission of emails that needs to comply with RFC specifications, and generally having the correct headers and content in it, blah blah blah. All good fun. And then this gem landed in my inbox (tracing the Received headers reveals it was Stephen – perfectly spoofed in every other way from Darth.Vader.This.is.legit@gmail.com, quite a mean feat seeing that I haven’t yet received spam from professional fraudsters that managed this):

DEAR SIR,

MY NAME IS DARTH VADER, THE APPRENTICE TO THE SITH MASTER

SITH MASTER, FORMER EMPOROR OF THE GALAXY, FORMERLY SENATOR PALPATINE, WAS RECENTLY KILLED BY OUTLAW HAN SOLO. I HAVE JUST RECENTLY BEEN INFORMED BY MY LATE MASTERS’S BANKING OFFICER THAT THE OLD MAN OPERATED A SECRET ACCOUNT WITH THE BANK INTO WHICH A TOTAL SUM OF SEVEN BILLION EIGHT HUNDRED MILLION THREE HUNDRED AND TWENTY ONE THOUSAND GALACTIC CREDITS (7,800,321,000) WAS TRANSFERED AND CREDITED IN HIS FAVOUR. I HAVE NOW BEEN ADVICED BY THE BANKING OFFICER TO SEEK IN CONFIDENCE A FOREIGN ACCOUNT INTO WHICH THIS FUND COULD BE TRANSFERED FOR SAFE KEEPING TO AVOID A LEAK TO THE ACCURSED JEDI.

IT HAS BEEN RESOLVED THAT 25% WILL BE YOUR SHARE FOR NOMINATING AN ACCOUNT FOR THIS PURPOSE AND ANY OTHER ASSISTANCE YOU GIVE IN THAT REGARD, 5% HAS BEEN SLATED FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF ALL LOCAL AND INTERNATIONL EXPENSES WHICH MAY BE INCURED IN THE TRANSFER PROCESS, AND 5% HAS BEEN CONCEDED TO THE LOCAL BANKING OFFICER HERE ASSISTING AND FACILITATING THE TRANSFER. FINALLY 65% WILL COME TO MYSELF AND FAMILY AND A GOOD PART OF THIS SHALL BE DIRECTED TOWARDS EXECUTING HIS WILL, WHICH IS TO BUY SHARES AND STOCK IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES AND TO SECURE HIS CHILDREN’S FUTURE. TO FACILITATE THE CONCLUSION OF THIS TRANSACTION, IF ACCEPTED, DO SEND TO ME PROMPTLY BY E-MAILLING THE FOLLOWING:

1.NAME AND ADDRESS OF YOUR BANK. 2. TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS THROUGH WHICH YOU WILL BE CONTACTED PROMPTLY BY ME FOR THE COMPLETION OF THIS TRANSACTION.

PLEASE PROMISE ME YOU WILL ASSIST ME, AND REMEMBER TO KEEP THIS TRANSACTION VERY CONFIDENTIAL,NOTE THERE IS NO RISK INVOLVED. OR I WILL FORCE CHOKE YOU.

I LOOK FORWARD TO HEAR FROM YOU.

THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS.

DARTH VADER

One Response to “We should be glad Darth Vader isn’t a spammer”

  1. kdcoetzee says:

    may the force be with you.

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