You know what I’m talking about, and if you don’t, just scan your spam folder because it’s a safe bet that you’ve got some of these in there. Check this one out:
FROM THE DESK OF DR.WILLIAM ADAMA.
MANAGER FOREIGN REMITTANCE
BANK OF AFRICA. (BOA)
letter must come to you as a big surprise, but I believe it is only a
day that people meet and become great friends and business partners. I
am DR.WILLIAM ADAMA. , currently Foreign Remittance Department Manager
with a reputable bank here, Bank Of Africa (BOA).I write you this
proposal in good faith, believing that I can trust you with the
information I am about to reveal to you.
Did you spot the funny part here? And for the record, the worst one of these I remember was from a hotmail account and had the guy’s standard email signature at the bottom — with links to his anime/manga club.