Minimalistic 419 Scam

I get more and more of these lame 419 scams lately and they completely bypass gmail’s spam filter. WTF? Is it really that hard to trigger the few key catch phrases these guys use? All those letters are almost exactly the same.

Anyway, this one cracked me up:

Dear Friend,I am Mr Ming Yang of Hang seng bank,hong kong.i have a buisness proposal for you,of ($24,500,000.00) if interested get back to me vie this email (

A 149 scam in 28 words – this guy didn’t waste his time. I really don’t think you can get this any shorter. Maybe he could replace get back to me vie this email with reply to but that’s about it. Heh… That’s what I call succinct and to the point scam bait. No sappy story about dying husband with cancer, no long winded lottery winning notification – just business. :mrgreen:

[tags]419, 419 scam, email scam, spam, mr ming yang, hang seng bank[/tags]

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3 Responses to Minimalistic 419 Scam

  1. Chrissy UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Mac OS says:

    Here is a spam a friend got that I thought was just hilarious:

    “Hello my friend!I am ready to kill myself and eat my dog, if medicine prices
    there are bad.Look at, my the site and call me 1-800 if its wrong..My dog and I are still alive.”

    good to know they’re still alive!

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  2. Luke UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux says:

    Kill himself, and then eat his dog? In that order? OMGZombie! :mrgreen:

    Those damn anti-zombie pills must be expensive indeed. lol

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  3. Matt` UNITED KINGDOM Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    hehehe.. zombies

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