2014-06-18: I was contacted by a certain online payment provider to remove their name from this post, as my old donate button plus this post (wrongly) flagged up on their anti-fraud system.

Goooooooood afternoon madam, I am calling from your bank!

Just got this in my inbox today, and felt I had to share it!

This will be the first of many posts I do regarding scam emails!

This one, most likely didn’t originate from Nigeria, but I put it up here because, personally, love the fact that this scammer makes no attemt to hide that what he or she is doing is illegal!

Just to clarify, if you get an email similar to this, ignore it! You’ll most likely never receive your goods, and it’s illegal!

Anywho, here is the email:

Windows 7 Ultimate‏
From: ***************@gmail.com
Medium riskYou may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as junk
Sent: 07 July 2010 18:07:46
To: **********@hotmail.com
From: cc
Email address: ***************@gmail.com
It has come to my attention that you might have an interest in purchasing the
operating system
Windows 7 Ultimate version.
I am selling Windows 7 Ultimate DVD --- the FULL Ultimate version.
This is not the retail version from the store shelf, but it is the one that
Microsoft gives out at
IT Professional Conference Meetings to Engineers and Sales Professionals who are
invited to come to these meetings.
Since it does not have the "Activation" policy files attached to the disk,it was
not sold to the public,instead it
is used to promote their software which is a regular practice with Microsoft
It is not a beta version, trial version, pre-release or anything like
that.Although this is a copied DVD and not an
"official Microsoft disk" it works exactly the same,and has even more benefits
since it has no activation files, it can
be installed unlimited times on as many computers as you like which is a big
The only down side to this is that there is no Web Based Support from MICROSOFT
because it was not bought from them.
This is the same with any preinstalled programs in a store-bought computer.
Microsoft states on their website
registration page for windows 7 that it is..."Completely Optional"
This Windows 7 version can be updated at any time via windows update(just the
same as any retail version though, so that
is no problem either.This is Windows 7 DVD. It is the full version, and as such
it can be used to upgrade from an existing
operating system and can be used to perform a "clean" installation on a blank
hard drive.
Windows 7, the next generation OS from Microsoft is now RTM. This DVD is
bootable .
I'd be willing to sell it to you for a very low price of $40.-plus a small
shipping & handling fee. If you include
64 BIT Windows 7 with it, I will include free shipping for a total of $60.- us
dollars.You simply cannot beat this offer.
This would cost you $299.-plus tax in any store, or $600 for both items, and you
can only install the store bought
version on one computer.As I said there are not any limitations or restrictions
with this type of version other than
the web-based support, but who really needs that anyways? I don't.
If you want to purchase Windows 7 32Bit($40.-) or Windows 7 64 Bit ($40..-) or
BOTH PROGRAMS ($60.-) email me with your
shipping address and inform me which item you want, and I will even send it in
You will receive it in 4-8 business days (sent from outside the United States)
and check it out for free to see if it
is in perfect condition (just check out whether it is readable on your system or
not) just open it up and see if your
computer can read the files and if so then it will work with your system. Then
email me back and let me know.
After I get your payment via an online-payment service such as P****l which
usually seems to work best for most people
I will email you the code-number to install the programs .This is the best
method to do this type of business online....
for all parties involved.
I hope to hear from you soon.
Thank You,