The Best Of Spam: You will be indicated!
Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 7:18 AM
Subject: Your IP was logged
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Downloading of Movies, MP3s and Software is illegal and punishable by law.
We hereby inform you that your computer was scanned under the IP 22.214.171.124 . The contents of your computer were confiscated as an evidence, and you will be indicated. In the next days you will receive the charge in writing.
In the Reference code: #24947, are all files, that we found on your computer.
The sender address of this mail was masked, to protect us against mail bombs.
- You get more detailed information by the Federal Bureau of Investigation -FBI-
- Department for "Illegal Internet Downloads", Room 7350
- 935 Pennsylvania Avenue
- Washington, DC 20535, USA
- (202) 324-3000
Analysis: It's conceivable that someone could have an intial scare resulting from skimming the email, but after more than a second or two, it should be obvious how ridiculous this alleged "indication" by the FBI this really is. Also, the fact that it starts off as "Ladies and Gentlemen" somehow strikes us as hilarious.