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    Cool UK Treasury Scam

    This latest one had me laughing so hard that I almost wet myself. It purports to be from the government of England and reads, in part:
    We the entire members of the Hm Treasury, on behalf of the Government of Great Britain, under the auspices of Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth of England II held a meeting this week with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund representatives concerning overdue payments (both foreign/local contractors) and some inheritance funds which were not released to the right benefactors based on the information available in Combined Online Information System (COINS).
    Of course, it was clear from the start that it was a scam but it was so well written that, except from a couple awkward phrases, it looked like it could be legit. But, here's the hysterical part - after all the work someone put into this, the contact name was a GMAIL account. I about spit my morning coffee out when I got to that.

    What kind of a moron would be gullible enough to think that the UK government uses GMAIL for official correspondence?
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    Whatever Hilary can do.....

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    Where is "England II" ?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher View Post
    Where is "England II" ?!
    under the auspices of Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth of England II
    Probably just got the II in the wrong place, should have been Queen Elizabeth II of England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by access-mdb View Post
    Whatever Hilary can do.....
    Oh good leave poor Hilly out of this Given that the defense dept, OPM ... have been hacked her server might have been more secure. BTW the rumor is Biden is about to jump in, Byebye Hilly go back to Billy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    Probably just got the II in the wrong place, should have been Queen Elizabeth II of England.
    I didn't feel it necessary to comment that the Treasury doesn't have 'members' (entire, or otherwise), but is a department of government, and thus consists entirely of serfs, villeins and vagabonds...
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    That's right - pick on the poor starving scammer for getting a couple things wrong in his letter. He did know about COINS even if it probably doesn't contain the information he claims it does. At least it shows he's trying to be different than my long lost Great Uncle Bob in Uganda.

    Which reminds me, I never heard back from Uncle Bob after I sent him those marked bills the FBI gave me.
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    What is the "Government of England"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnFleming View Post
    What is the "Government of England"?
    You may well ask! The most likely candidate is Boris Johnson...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher View Post
    You may well ask! The most likely candidate is Boris Johnson...
    Interesting bloke as imagine you might say, heard him in an interview on NPR.
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    Interesting is one way to put it.

    cheers, Paul

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    Just think, 2020 might be a choice between Jeremy and Boris. And the winner could join Donald at the top table, along with others I won't mention...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher View Post
    I didn't feel it necessary to comment that the Treasury doesn't have 'members' (entire, or otherwise), but is a department of government, and thus consists entirely of serfs, villeins and vagabonds...
    Or the fact that she'd never describe herself as "Queen of England"; much less any of her government. Wars have been started for less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by access-mdb View Post
    Just think, 2020 might be a choice between Jeremy and Boris. And the winner could join Donald at the top table, along with others I won't mention...
    Now THATS what I call entertainment!
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    So it is a scam email from a bunch of scammers impersonating a bunch of scammers?

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