It starts out well enough:
When you take to the skies astride a blazing, eagle-winged lion, your comrades will know you mean business. Serious business. So saddle up, because this flying mount will travel as fast as your riding skill will take you, and it can even travel at 310% speed if you have at least one other 310% speed mount.
Once activated, this World of Warcraft in-game pet key applies to all present and future characters on a single World of Warcraft license.
But then it seems to have been written by someone... less literate. (Don't click either of the links, by the way. Even if LJ decides to make them clickable again.)
we will be complimentary seat to the 5,000 players. You can log Web site application, we will be lucky players randomly.
Please click this link to apply
Winged-Guardian?ticket= 441B413B4AB24CF83BE066AA5F3B2E4B353D4DE3 DD17C1122417128F9A3D76E3
If your account passes the check successfully, we will send a code for the Winged Guardian flying mount to you in the form of e-mail.
The World of Warcraft Support Team
Now, the real kicker is the link. As they so often do, the link they show isn't the one that goes to the browser:
So I get a badly faked email with an obvious dodgy link for a WoW account I don't have. I don't know about you, but I find that convincing. :-)
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Counter-terrorism Division and Cyber Crime Division
J. Edgar. Hoover Building Washington DC
Attention Beneficiary,Re: Funds Release NotificationRecords show that you are among one of the individuals and organizations who are yet to receive their overdue payment from overseas which includes those of Lottery/Gambling, Contract and Inheritance. Through our Fraud Monitory Unit we have also noticed that over the past you have been transacting with some impostors and fraudsters who have been impersonating the likes of Prof. Soludo/Mr.Lamido Sanusi of the Central Bank Of Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Aziza, Bode Williams, Frank, Anderson, none officials of Oceanic Bank, Zenith Banks, Kelvin Young of HSBC, Ben of FedEx, Ibrahim Sule, Dr. Usman Shamsuddeen and some impostors claiming to be The Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The Cyber Crime Division of the FBI gathered information from the Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) of how some people have lost outrageous sums of money to these impostors. As a result of this we hereby advise you to stop communication with any one not referred to you by us. We have negotiated with the Federal Ministry of Finance that your payment of $15,000,000.00 will be released to you via ATM card with a maximum withdrawal limit of $15,000 per day which is powered by Visa Card and can be used anywhere in the world where you see a Visa Card Logo on the Automatic Teller Machine (ATM). We have advised that this should be the only way at which you are to receive your payment because its more guaranteed, since over $5 billion was lost on fake cheque last year 2010.
We guarantee 100% receipt of your payment, because we have perfected everything in regards to the release of your $15 million United States Dollars to be 100% guarantee free and free from any hitches as its our duty to protect citizens of the United States of America and also Asia and Europe. (This is as a result of the mandate from US Government to make sure all debts owed to citizens of American and also Asia and Europe which includes Inheritance, Contract, Gambling/Lottery etc are been cleared for the betterment of the current economic status of the nation and its citizens as he has always believed, Our Time for Change has come because, Change can happen).Below are few list of tracking numbers you can track from UPS website to confirm people like you who have received their payment successfully.
Name:E LINDBERG:DHL Tracking Number 1426425615 (www.dhl.com)Name :PITELIS :UPS Tracking Number h8433223480 (www.ups.com)
To redeem your fund you are hereby advised to contact the ATM Card Center via email for their requirement to proceed and procure your Approval of Payment Warrant and Endorsement of your ATM Release Order on your behalf which will cost you $295.00 only nothing more and no hidden fees as everything else has been taken cared of by the Federal Government including taxes, custom paper and clearance duty so all you will ever need to pay is $295.00 only.
ATM Visa Card Director Contact Information :
Name: Mr Anthony MarkAddress:Intercontinental House.Plot 286, Gdagada Express Way ,Granada Phase 1, Lagos-NigeriaTelephone: +011 234 709 080 2559
Do contact Mr. Anthony Mark of the ATM Card Center via his contact details above and furnish him with your details as listed below:
Your full Name:......................... .............................. .................
Home/Cell Phone:........................ .............................. ...............Occupation:................... .............................. ...........................
Age:.......................... .............................. ..............................
Your Address (where you will like your ATM CARD to be sent to):......
On contacting him with your details your files would be updated and he will be sending you the payment information in which you will use in making payment of $295.00 via Western Union Money Transfer for the procurement of your Approval of Payment Warrant and Endorsement of your ATM Release Order. After which the delivery of your ATM card will be affected to your designated home address without any further delay, extra fee or any authority raising eyebrow. Upon receipt of payment the delivery officer will ensure that your package is sent within 48 working hours. Because we are so sure of everything we are giving you a 100% money back guarantee if you do not receive your ATM CARD Shipment Confirmation within the next 48hrs after you have made the payment. Once again we are so sure of you receiving your payment at no any other cost as we have taking it upon our duty to monitor everything in other to cub cyber crime that is perpe! ! trated by those impostors.
Thanks and hope to read from you soon.
Robert S. Mueller,
DIRECTOR: FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535
Note: Disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices claiming to be in possession of your ATM card, you are hereby advice only to be in contact with Mr. A. Mark of the ATM card center who is the rightful person to deal with in regards to your payment and forward any emails you get from impostors to this office so we could act upon it immediately. Help stop cyber crime
So... the director of the FBI wants me to give him $295 so he can release me compensation of $15 million? And that's to be paid to Cleopatra's inverted boyfriend in Nigeria, rather than a reputable bank in the States? Sure, I find that convincing...
Congratulations! Your world of Warcraft account to receive compensation.This is Blizzard Entertainment's apology
We acknowledge a mistake, for you to lose the World of Warcraft account in order to recover our losses
We will give you 50000 gold coins free of charge and rare mounts (Dark Phoenix), I hope you can restart the game
Login here to authentication, 48 hours you will receive compensation
Description: test account and permanently disabled can not compensation
Now, there are a number of interesting things about this one. The world's largest game, with support staff who clearly have little grasp of English? 50,000 gold and a mount as in-game compensation for an administrative cockup? "I hope you can restart the game"?
It's just weird, and brilliant.