You'd think that no one would go for these, but all they need for this stuff to work is one guy in 10,000 for which it hits the right note. I've had to convince people that these things aren't real, so I know there are willing victims out there. Sad.
Sadly if people didn't fall for these things they wouldn't be doing it. Send enough out and you are bound to hit a few suckers.
I read a story once where this I.T. guy played along with the spammer for a few weeks. The story had me in howling everytime I read an update. In the end he got the guy arrested by setting up a meeting ...only it was the police he was meeting with.
Keep up the great work, Longshadow and moderators!
I get almost-daily emails from RBC, ScotiaBank, HSBC, BMO saying there's a problem with my account and I must reset securities. PayPal too. You've seen them, eh. Yeah, there's a problem with my account all right....I don't have one!!! Ain't gonna fall for that...